Jaylen Brown

LeBron James
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John Tomase
May 21, 2018 - 11:19 pm
Turns out it's not so easy to overthrow a King. The Celtics arrived in Cleveland on Friday believing they could sweep LeBron James right out of the Eastern Conference Finals. They returned to Boston on Monday night with a more humbling and daunting mission: winning a best-of-three. There will be no...
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Jaylen Brown and Kevin Love
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John Tomase
May 21, 2018 - 10:59 am
Brad Stevens talks about connectivity more than your local ISP. When his Celtics play with it, they generally win. When they don't, you get debacles like Saturday's 30-point shellacking at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers. After that Game 3 loss, Stevens praised the Cavaliers nearly half a...
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Jaylen Brown
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John Tomase
May 17, 2018 - 4:42 pm
Jaylen Brown entered the NBA as an enigma. He scored on athleticism as a freshman at Cal, and there were questions about how his game would translate to the NBA. Did he possess 3-point range? Would his offensive game develop the necessarily polish? And what position was he, anyway? Not even two...
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LeBron James
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Alex Reimer
May 17, 2018 - 2:37 pm
On “Dale & Keefe” Wednesday, my pariah-in-crime John Tomase said he would rather have Al Horford on the Celtics than LeBron James. As of five days ago, I would’ve bursted out laughing at the suggestion. But after watching James get stifled in Game 1 and turn passive in Game 2 –– he scored 21...
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LeBron James
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John Tomase
May 16, 2018 - 12:51 am
We've seen this LeBron James before. The one who takes the floor in hostile territory with his season on the line and swings Thor's hammer. The one who doesn't blink or crack a smile while ripping the hearts out of 18,000 sullen fans. The one who reminds everyone that not only is he the greatest...
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Alex Reimer
May 14, 2018 - 10:27 am
The Celtics blew out the Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals Sunday with stifling defense on LeBron James and hustle. A sequence of plays in the first quarter that began with Al Horford forcing James into an ugly baseline jumper and ended with Jaylen Brown coasting to the rim...
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Jaylen Brown
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John Tomase
May 13, 2018 - 10:05 pm
"He'd better be alert, because if he's not, I'm going to get it going. You've got to make him work on both sides of the ball. Usually he's guarding the least-offensive threat on the floor, so if he's guarding me, I'm going to make him pay." -- Jaylen Brown to the Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach...
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Jayson Tatum
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John Tomase
May 10, 2018 - 1:56 am
Brad Stevens leaned against the wall and let himself slide to the floor. Tucked mostly out of sight in a hallway behind the TD Garden interview room, the Celtics coach sipped a bottle of water and chatted with his son and a team official while waiting for Sixers coach Brett Brown to finish...
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Kevin Love hugs LeBron James
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John Tomase
May 08, 2018 - 11:10 am
There's only one question that matters this morning, and it's not how the Celtics account for T.J. McConnell or if the officials will again crib from the Tim Donaghy handbook. It's how to stop the runaway locomotive emblazoned with a gold and wine No. 23 barreling towards Boston. Nothing against...
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Jaylen Brown
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John Tomase
May 04, 2018 - 9:10 am
If the Celtics are smart, they'll hire the Verizon guy to deliver a message to Joel Embiid and the Sixers before Game 5, if there is a Game 5: Can you hear me now? Though no one mentioned him directly by name, the C's definitely had Embiid's slight at the TD Garden fans on their mind during...
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