NBA playoffs

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving
USA Today Sports
Nick Friar
May 09, 2019 - 5:03 pm
Kyrie Irving’s comments from his postgame press conference after Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals have already been dissected 18 different ways and it hasn’t even been 24 hours since the Celtics season ended. Every time he mentioned Mike Budenholzer, Irving was really calling out Brad...
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Mike Cratty
May 09, 2019 - 12:41 pm
A frustrating season for the Celtics came to a crashing halt Wednesday night at the hands of the Bucks in Game 5. The Celtics fell 116-91 in Milwaukee to end their season on a sour note. A busy and hectic offseason is almost sure to follow in the coming months. Take a look at some photos from...
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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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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving
USA Today Sports
Nick Friar
May 07, 2019 - 11:36 am
There have been plenty of moments this season where it felt like the 2018-19 season was Kyrie Irving’s last in Boston. Yet, there were stretches that made seem like he’d stick around. Irving’s “who cares?” comment may have been the final nail in the coffin. I truthfully think his response to the...
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Rob Bradford
May 03, 2019 - 11:09 am
You aren't going to find a better Celtics piece than the one written by ESPN's Jackie MacMullan. It details the roller coaster that was the C's season, with the likes of Kyrie Irving, Terry Rozier, Jaylen Brown and Al Horford offering insightful and honest reflection. The quotes are simply...
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Nick Friar
April 30, 2019 - 2:18 pm
Game 2 is an absolute must-win for the Milwaukee Bucks. They’ve already lost home-court advantage and a loss on Tuesday creates serious potential for a sweep, as crazy as that may sound. So the Celtics can’t literally end the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Tuesday, but that can make it damn near...
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Al Horford, Giannis Antetokounmpo
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WEEI
April 29, 2019 - 10:38 am
Kyrie Irving had 26 points and 11 assists, Al Horford had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the Celtics convincingly beat the Bucks, 112-90, Sunday afternoon in Milwauke to take a 1-0 series lead. Check out some photos from the game in the slideshow above, and read more about the win here .
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Nick Friar
April 28, 2019 - 3:28 pm
Prior to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer told reporters the long layoff between series wasn’t ideal for anyone. He may want to consider only speaking on behalf of his own team going forward. Based on what we saw in the Celtics 112-90 win, Boston took...
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WEEI
April 28, 2019 - 12:09 pm
By Mateo Aycardi @MateoAyy The Celtics and Bucks are slated to start an Eastern Conference Semifinals for the ages on Sunday in their second playoff matchup in as many seasons. Both teams are coming off first-round sweeps and look to advance without LeBron James keeping the rest of the East down...
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