Green Street

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Alex Reimer
May 22, 2018 - 10:00 am
It only took five games for the Celtics to best the favorited Sixers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. But that didn’t stop Philadelphia big man Joel Embiid from dissing the Celtics center Aron Baynes during Boston's Game 4 loss to the Cavaliers Monday. Baynes, who had an impressive showing...
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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
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Alex Reimer
May 21, 2018 - 12:29 pm
The NBA playoffs are often hyped as a time ripe with buzzer-beaters and pulsating finishes. But this year, they’ve been all about blowouts. So far in the Eastern Conference Finals, the average game between the Celtics and Cavaliers has been decided by 22.6 points. The closest content was Game 2, in...
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Alex Reimer
May 21, 2018 - 11:03 am
Brad Stevens joked over the weekend that Jayson Tatum should be leery of taking advice from Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. But Tatum did not heed his head coach’s warning. Tatum, 20, spoke to reporters over the weekend about Bryant’s critiques of his game . On Bryant’s film breakdown show, “The Detail...
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Marcus Smart
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John Tomase
May 20, 2018 - 11:41 pm
CLEVELAND -- A surgically repaired thumb has been the least of Marcus Smart's concerns this postseason. It has barely been a month since Smart announced that his mother, Camellia, is battling cancer. At Sunday's shootaround, he said his mom is doing better and continuing to motivate him. "She's...
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Marcus Morris and LeBron James
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John Tomase
May 20, 2018 - 10:26 pm
CLEVELAND -- You can count on one hand the number of basketball players who have ever walked the earth with more natural talent than LeBron James. Marcus Morris might not even be the best player in the world who looks like Marcus Morris. But that didn't stop the rugged Celtics forward from...
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Jayson Tatum
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John Tomase
May 19, 2018 - 11:01 pm
Tyronn Lue no longer has to apologize for his choice of words following Game 2, because the Celtics played like a bunch of goons on Saturday. Anyone hoping the Cavaliers would crawl into a hole and pull dirt over themselves before Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals could shelve their shovels...
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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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Alex Reimer
May 18, 2018 - 1:47 pm
The most amusing part of Barstool Sports’ Dan Katz and PFT Commenter crashing Brad Stevens’ conference call with reporters Friday weren't the inane questions they asked. It was that Stevens answered them seriously. Nearly 12 minutes into the Q&A, Katz, who identified himself as a writer for “...
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Alex Reimer
May 18, 2018 - 12:28 pm
Jayson Tatum is taking his game to the next level this postseason. He’s become the Celtics’ top scoring option at 20 years old, averaging 18 points per game and displaying a smooth jump shot from all areas of the floor. But Kobe Bryant has identified one area where Tatum can get even better. Bryant...
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