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Nick Friar
October 11, 2019 - 6:45 am
Ever since Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted in support of the pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, the NBA and Chinese government have been at odds. NBA commissioner Adam Silver has released two statements on the matter — the Chinese government wasn’t satisfied with the...
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Nick Friar
October 03, 2019 - 5:04 pm
Players across the NBA are being asked something to the effect of “what are you trying to improve on” throughout the course of training camp. Some say shooting. Others are trying to get better at attacking the rim. The list goes on. That being said, unless you’re trying to invent something new —...
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Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart
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Nick Friar
August 23, 2019 - 2:42 pm
When Marcus Smart didn’t play one minute against the Australian Boomers for Team USA on Thursday, it looked like he might be the odd man out. Although Smart is the best defender on the team, he’s coming off an injury and Gregg Popovich appears to have his rotations set. So why not keep Derrick...
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Marcus Smart and Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
August 12, 2019 - 3:41 pm
The Celtics won’t have to wait long to see what Al Horford looks like with his new team. The former Celtics big man and the 76ers will host Boston to start the 2019-20 season on October 23. In their home opener, the Celtics will host the 2019 NBA Finals champion Toronto Raptors on October 25. The...
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Amin Touri
July 11, 2019 - 9:09 pm
The wild NBA summer rolls on. Less than a week after dealing Paul George to the Clippers for an unprecedented haul of draft picks, Thunder GM Sam Presti stockpiled even more draft picks with another blockbuster on Thursday, sending Russell Westbrook to the Rockets in exchange for Chris Paul, two...
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Houston Rockets center Clint Capela and Boston Celtics Kyrie Irving
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Nick Friar
June 10, 2019 - 6:45 am
Although multiple reports indicate the Celtics will pursue a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans for Anthony Davis, a rumor has surfaced that Boston is looking at another big man. Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reports the Celtics have “engaged pretty seriously on Clint Capela.” The Rockets...
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Josue Pavon
December 28, 2018 - 7:34 am
Although the Celtics have been one of the best defensive teams in the league, there's a glaring weakness that has been exposed time and time again this season. Boston struggles with defending the perimeter. In three of its last five losses, opponents have averaged 16.6 treys from deep while the...
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James Harden
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John Tomase
May 25, 2018 - 1:02 pm
The Celtics reaching the Finals is by no means a foregone conclusion. LeBron James need only defend his home floor on Friday night to force a Game 7 in Boston, and bet against James in that one at your own peril. However, the C's have been the better team overall in taking a 3-2 lead into Game 6...
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Alex Reimer
March 02, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Last time the Celtics and Rockets met, Marcus Smart stopped James Harden during the game’s two most crucial moments. Smart took two charges against the MVP candidate over the final 7.3 seconds of play, icing the Celtics’ incredible 26-point comeback victory. On Saturday, when the two teams face off...
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Kyrie Irving hugs LeBron James.
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John Tomase
January 26, 2018 - 10:24 am
The LeBron James-Kyrie Irving relationship has been dissected quite a bit since the August trade that sent the All-Star point guard to the Celtics. But when it came time to select NBA All-Star rosters, James didn't hesitate to select Irving to his team. In the process, he reunited Cleveland's...
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