Giannis Antetokounmpo

Marcus Smart
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Nick Friar
September 07, 2019 - 10:51 am
Seven inches. Twenty-two pounds. That’s the size advantage Giannis Antetokounmpo is working with against Marcus Smart. Yet when the Celtics guard was tasked with covering the Greek Freak on Saturday, he bodied him up as well as anyone ever has. As much as Smart had to stay in Antetokounmpo’s hip...
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Celtics wing Gordon Hayward
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Nick Friar
August 05, 2019 - 7:00 am
Draymond Green was one of the better players lined up to hit free agency next summer. The Warriors made sure he didn’t have a chance to test the market, giving him a four-year extension on Saturday. The 2020 NBA free agent class already had a limited amount of talent, with Anthony Davis being the...
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Kemba Walker
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Nick Friar
July 16, 2019 - 12:24 am
Not even 12 hours after the Madden NFL 20 ratings were released on Monday, NBA 2K20 revealed its Top-20 player ratings — because the Association couldn’t let the NFL control the news cycle for too long. While the Patriots had two players receive 90-plus ratings — Tom Brady (96) and Stephon Gilmore...
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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart
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Nick Friar
May 22, 2019 - 4:06 pm
It took longer than Celtics fans probably would’ve liked, but Marcus Smart has finally earned recognition from the rest of the NBA for his defensive prowess, being named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the first time in his five-year career. Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, guard Eric...
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Jaylen Brown defends Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Alex Reimer
May 15, 2019 - 10:47 am
Giannis Antetokounmpo has delivered one more blow to the Celtics before moving on to the Eastern Conference Finals. In a media gaggle Tuesday, the Bucks’ star talked about how challenging it will be to eliminate the Raptors, unfavorably using the Celtics as a comparison. “Against Boston, you can go...
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Celtics guard Kyrie irving
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Nick Friar
May 08, 2019 - 10:38 pm
Looks like that switch the Celtics flipped when the playoffs started was a little faulty. With the exception of Marcus Morris (14 points and 11 rebounds) and a few hustle plays from the laboring Marcus Smart, this team may have had its worst showing in all of 2018-19 against the Bucks in the 116-91...
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Celtics guard Marcus Smart
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Nick Friar
May 08, 2019 - 11:00 am
In the course of the Mut & Callahan’s critique of Brad Stevens, Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics Wednesday morning, Mut brought up a minor point about Marcus Smart being a let-down in Game 4. He added Smart needs to be more like his regular season self. There was zero disagreement from...
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Josue Pavon
May 04, 2019 - 8:48 pm
What Brad Stevens is seeing from Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks is nothing new to him. He saw this coming. As one of the league's leading superstar, Antetokounmpo continues to prove why he's a leading MVP candidate and why he's the most talented player in the Eastern Conference Semifinals...
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Josue Pavon
May 04, 2019 - 9:45 am
The Celtics didn't want to pin Game 3's loss to the Bucks on the officials. They did the best they could to hide their frustration with how the game was called Friday night. However, following their 123-116 loss, the topic was brought up to Kyrie Irving during his postgame press conference and the...
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Josue Pavon
May 01, 2019 - 4:47 am
MILWAUKEE -- For a team that suffered from a 21-point loss against the Bucks in Game 2 of their best-of-7 series, the Celtics seemed rather breezy throughout their postgame interviews. After becoming the only undefeated team in the playoffs (4-0), Boston dropped its first game against the Bucks in...
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