Kyrie Irving

May 23, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) drives to the basket in the first quarter against the Boston Celtics in game four of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Mike Petraglia
May 23, 2017 - 10:54 pm
Kyrie Irving saved LeBron James, Ty Lue and the city of Cleveland from a total state of panic Tuesday night. With James saddled with four first-half fouls for the first time in his career and the Cavaliers staring a second straight shocking home loss to the Celtics in the face, Irving took over...
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Brad Stevens reinserted Avery Bradley towards the end of the 4th quarter to help slow down Kyrie Irving (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today)
March 01, 2017 - 6:42 pm
Early Wednesday afternoon, Brad Stevens issued a plan of attack and that evening his team executed it and turned it into one of their most impressive wins of the season. Wednesday night's 103-99 win over the Cavaliers was a testament to how tough the Celtics can be in the fourth quarter. Even with...
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Isaiah Thomas has earned superstar status. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
January 19, 2017 - 4:57 pm
Isaiah Thomas feeds off doubters, which means he won't be going hungry this All-Star season. Starters were announced for the NBA All-Star Game on Thursday, and Thomas wasn't among them. The Celtics guard, who currently ranks fourth in the NBA in scoring, lost a tiebreaker to Raptors guard DeMar...
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July 01, 2014 - 5:35 am
The Cavaliers were the first team to make a splash at the start of free agency, but they did so by securing one of their own. Cleveland agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension with Kyrie Irving just a couple of hours after the free agent market opened. Cavs owner Dan Gilbert announced the...
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August 19, 2013 - 8:09 am
The NBA recently released a highlight reel of the Top 10 Celtics plays from the 2012-13 NBA season , and four of them involved Jeff Green at the rim. Then, over the weekend, Green participated in Jamal Crawford '€™s Pro Am in Seattle and unleashed another fury of dunks (h/t Red's Army )...
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Mike Petraglia
April 06, 2013 - 8:29 am
Just over 12 hours after a humbling loss to the Cavaliers at the Garden, the Celtics got a boost at practice in Waltham when Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce returned from separate foot injuries. Garnett has missed the last eight games due to inflammation from bone spurs in his left ankle. The Celtics...
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Mike Petraglia
April 05, 2013 - 7:19 pm
With just over three minutes left in Friday's ugly loss to the Cavaliers at TD Garden, things appeared to be getting a whole lot uglier for the Celtics . Avery Bradley left the court with trainer Ed Lacerte holding his left shoulder. Bradley had surgery on both shoulders last summer, delaying his...
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Mike Petraglia
April 05, 2013 - 5:55 pm
Life without Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett was ugly Friday night. Very ugly. Second-year big man Tristan Thompson scored 29 points and grabbed 17 rebounds while the Celtics went ice cold in the second half and fell to the lowly Cavaliers , 97-91, Friday night at TD Garden. Pierce missed the game...
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March 12, 2013 - 5:27 am
One of the most exciting young players in the NBA, Kyrie Irving , could miss the next month , and possibly the rest of the season due to a sprained left shoulder. The latest injury for the second-year Cavaliers guard occurred during Sunday night's loss to the Raptors. Irving collided with Toronto...
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January 23, 2013 - 10:08 am
After the Celtics ' fourth straight defeat -- a 95-90 loss suffered at the hands of Kyrie Irving (40 points) and the Cavaliers -- guard Avery Bradley tweeted: "Nobody will score 40 on [me] unless they take 40 shots." Irving scored his 40 on 24 shots, although just three of those attempts came...
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