James Harden

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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Josue Pavon
December 29, 2017 - 9:05 am
Rockets All-Star James Harden expressed his frustration with how Thursday night's game between the Celtics and Rockets was officiated while also accusing the referees of missing calls he claimed should have been whistled against Boston in final seconds. It was an unlikely scenario for both teams...
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Al Horford hugs Terry Rozier.
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John Tomase
December 29, 2017 - 1:35 am
My heart is black. My soul is empty. I despise kittens, loathe the royal wedding, and interrupt John Dennis out of pure malice. I am clearly a monster. And yet there is one thing I cannot hate. The Boston Celtics. If you watched Thursday's 99-98 victory over the Rockets, you must be with me. The...
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James Harden
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John Tomase
December 28, 2017 - 12:52 pm
Want to gauge the Celtics' place among the upper reaches of the NBA now that their blistering 16-2 start has given way to a more reasonable 12-8 stretch? You won't get an answer tonight. What looked like a marquee matchup with the Houston Rockets instead will be a battle of injury-riddled...
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Celtics defense forced 17 turnovers in their 120-109 win at TD Garden (Bob DeChiara/USA Today)
January 26, 2017 - 1:15 pm
In their most impressive win of the season, the Celtics outscored one of the best offenses in the league while containing Houston's leading scorer in a 120-109 victory over the Rockets. The Celtics snapped a three-game losing streak on Wednesday night at TD Garden. Isaiah Thomas scored a game-high...
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Mar 11, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Houston Rockets forward Clint Capela (15) fouls Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (right) during the first half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
March 11, 2016 - 5:09 pm
Well Suzyn, in life all good things come to an end. The Celtics had their 14-game home winning streak snapped after a 102-98 loss to the Houston Rockets on Friday night. James Harden was dominant down the stretch, scoring 23 of his 32 points in the second half. Michael Beasley, playing in only his...
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Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) dunks against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second half at Wells Fargo Center. (Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports)
Mike Petraglia
March 11, 2016 - 11:36 am
The Celtics have had their fair share of success this season handling big men with big efforts from the likes of Jared Sullinger and Jae Crowder. Last week, in the span of 24 hours, Crowder was asked to handle Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James. The Celtics rallied to beat the Knicks on Friday and...
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March 06, 2015 - 3:04 am
Welcome to Friday's Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . FRIDAY'S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NBA: Celtics at Pelicans, 8 p.m. (CSNNE) NBA: Suns at Nets, 8 p.m. (ESPN) College basketball : Yale at Harvard, 7 p.m. (NESN...
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