Warriors

Jayson Tatum
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John Tomase
May 30, 2018 - 10:01 am
Think Celtics fans are excited about the future of the team? You all have nothing on Tracy McGrady. The Hall of Fame guard minced no words when describing the ceiling of the C's on ESPN's The Jump with Rachel Nichols . "This team is going to be the Golden State of the East," McGrady said. "They're...
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Michael Lowther
May 28, 2018 - 10:45 am
When a team gains a 3-1 series lead in the NBA Finals, they have every reason to be confident. I mean, no team in the history of the NBA Finals ever blew a 3-1 series lead, right? That would be correct, until the 2016 NBA Finals, when the Cleveland Cavaliers came back from a 3-1 deficit to defeat...
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LeBron James Jayson Tatum
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John Tomase
May 27, 2018 - 12:59 pm
The Celtics and Cavaliers play Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night, and I've got a mess of thoughts about this one, so let's just dive right in. ESPN's Mark Jackson let loose this whopper late in Cleveland's Game 6 victory at home: "If LeBron gets this Cavaliers team to 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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Terry Rozier
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John Tomase
May 18, 2018 - 4:58 pm
By Danny Dragin And then there were two -- series, that is. The Celtics are clearly in control vs. the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference, while the Warriors wrested home-court advantage away from the Rockets in Houston. WEEI.com's Danny Dragin called a Celtics-Warriors final last week, and he's...
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Marcus Smart
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John Tomase
May 15, 2018 - 11:49 am
Klay Thompson caught a pass all alone on the left wing, took one dribble to set himself, and drilled a 3-pointer with no Rockets even remotely threatening his airspace. "Jaylen Brown would've closed out on that," I thought. Down the other end, Houston cleared out for James Harden, or Chris Paul, or...
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Al Horford
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John Tomase
May 11, 2018 - 12:02 pm
By Danny Dragin The conference finals have arrived and no one is surprised to see the Cavaliers, Warriors or Rockets representing. But the Celtics? Without Kyrie? Amazing. And guess what? According to WEEI.com's Danny Dragin, the run doesn't end here. He believes it will be C's-Warriors in the...
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Jayson Tatum
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John Tomase
April 13, 2018 - 11:22 am
By Danny Dragin The NBA season is over and the matchups are set. WEEI.com's Danny Dragin has moved on to the next phase of his weekly power rankings -- capsule previews and predictions for the first round of the playoffs. Eastern Conference 1. Toronto Raptors (59-23) vs. 8. Washington Wizards (43-...
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Isaiah Thomas
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John Tomase
March 15, 2018 - 10:45 am
Isaiah Thomas is making friends in Los Angeles almost as quickly as he did in Cleveland. The former Celtics guard, playing for his third team in less than a year, needed to be separated from teammate Julius Randle during a sideline argument caught on camera by ESPN on Wednesday night. The 5-foot-9...
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Kyrie Irving
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John Tomase
March 11, 2018 - 11:49 am
By Danny Dragin It feels like the Rockets will never lose, but the Warriors are hanging tough. Here's another edition of WEEI.com's NBA Power Rankings, courtesy Danny Dragin. (All records through Friday, last week's ranking in parentheses). 1. Houston Rockets (1): 51-13 James Harden continues his...
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