CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Isaiah Thomas loses tie-breaker, so Celtics guard won’t start All-Star Game

Isaiah Thomas has earned superstar status. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports) 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 tie-breaker to Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan...
Via Green Street
4 hours ago

Isaiah Thomas Has Beef With NBA 2K Video Game, Wants It To Be More Realistic

Isaiah Thomas is having a monster season for the Boston Celtics. At just 5-foot-9, Thomas is currently fourth in the NBA in scoring, averaging 28.7 points per game. On Thursday, the NBA 2K17 video game tweeted at Thomas, showing appreciation towards his unexpected rise to stardom. Thomas appreciated the love, but expressed an issue he had with the game. @NBA2K appreciate...
Via NESN.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas is Better than Kyrie Irving, and Should Start Over him in the All Star Game

Isaiah Thomas has had the best season of his career for the Boston Celtics in 2016-17. Averaging almost 29 point per game, and 10 points per game in just the fourth quarter, Thomas has proven to be one of the league’s elite scorers. However, the King in the fourth still has yet to garner league […] Isaiah Thomas is Better than Kyrie Irving, and Should Start Over him in the All...
Via Hardwood Houdini
8 hours ago

Danny Ainge Calls Loss to New York Knicks a "Wake-up Call" for Boston Celtics

[News] Celtics get Wake-up Call from New York Knicks | Avery Bradley Return Unknown | Carmelo Anthony to Boston Trade Rumors | Powered by CLNS
Via CLNS Radio
10 hours ago

Is Al Horford Taking Too Many Three-Pointers?

The shooting of free agent splash Al Horford has been marred by inconsistency, reaching a boiling point in Wednesday’s loss to New York. There is little doubt that center Al Horford has played an integral part in the Boston Celtics morphing into one of the most dynamic ball-moving offensive squads in the NBA. His passing […] Is Al Horford Taking Too Many Three-Pointers? - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
11 hours ago

I.T. with 39 points, Crowder adds 21 and Brown plays solid off the bench but it's not enough (videos)

Isaiah Thomas scored game-high 39 points but the Celtics fell short to Knicks and lost in TD Garden for the first time in seven games. This time, his great performance wasn't enough. Jae Crowder added 21 points as he continues to be nice offensive weapon for the Boston lately. It's great to see Jae attacking the rim more often and often! Jaylen Brown got to play 19 minutes and...
Via Celtics Life
11 hours ago

Rebounding woes plague Celtics in 117-106 loss to Knicks

As spectacular as Isaiah Thomas has been this season, Boston’s Wednesday night home loss to the Knicks served as a stern reminder that his heroics alone won’t be enough to propel this Celtics team to success down the stretch. The situation on the glass was a particular sore spot for the C’s. Before the game ,Celtics head coach Brad Stevens explained that rebounding woes have...
Via Celtics Hub
14 hours ago

Are the Celtics Taking an Optimal Amount of 3s?

Is Isaiah Thomas still being overlooked by the NBA and its fans? The Celtics are also fully invested in the 3-point revolution. What does this mean for the team going forward?
Via CLNS Radio
14 hours ago

Locked On Celtics: Bench & Brad come up short against the Knicks

The Boston Celtics suffered an embarrassing loss to the Knicks in which the bench, and Brad Stevens’ insistence on playing them for extended minutes over a long stretch of the second quarter, cost them dearly. Is this what happens when there’s no super-human Isaiah to bail them out in the 4th? Sam Packard and I discuss. Enjoy the show! Having trouble listening? Go directly to...
Via Red's Army
14 hours ago

Reasons Why the Boston Celtics should not trade for Carmelo Anthony - Quickcast

Should the Celtics Trade for Carmelo Anthony? The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor & CLNS Radio's Jared Weiss React in this quickcast pod.
Via CLNS Radio
19 hours ago

Today in Celtics history: Marty Conlon born

Today, January 19th marks the 49th anniversary of former Boston Celtic big man Marty Conlon.Conlon was only with Boston for a season (1996 - 1997), but was a quality rotation player in his time with the club, averaging 7.8 points and 4.4 boards per game that year. Marty played his college ball at Providence College under (then) future- Celtics head coach Rick Pitino, and missed a...
Via Celtics Life
20 hours ago

Ante Zizic plans to play in the NBA next season

With the 23rd pick of the 2016 NBA draft, Ante Zizic was selected by the Celtics, who were taking advantage of an abundance of available assets. Now, the 20-year-old Croatian has made it clear that he expects to join the league next season, as per Eurohoops.net: Speaking of international studs, Ante Zizic is "99% sure” he’ll be in the NBA next season: https://t.co/3o5oSaBGKh...
Via Celtics Life
21 hours ago

WATCH: Brad Stevens on the Celtics Getting Out Rebounded by 24

Brad Stevens' full postgame press conference following the Boston Celtics 117-106 loss to the New York Knicks. Filmed and produced by Jeremy Karpf for CLNS.
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celtics learn lesson the hard way that Isaiah Thomas won’t save them every fourth quarter

It was his time to shine. Down 88-84 entering the fourth quarter, it was the prime moment for Isaiah Thomas to again take control and carry the Celtics to a victory over the lowly Knicks. The problem was, he didn’t. It’s not his fault, it was simply human nature, he couldn’t save the Celtics seemingly every game. And while there was anxious anticipation that someone would step...
Via Green Street
1 day ago

Avery Bradley could end up ‘missing a little bit more time’ with achilles soreness

Avery Bradley Mere minutes prior to tipoff in the Celtics’ 117-106 loss to the Knicks on Wednesday, they discovered they would be without guard Avery Bradley. Bradley, initially scheduled to start, was scratched after some soreness in his right achilles tendon. He missed four games leading up to Monday’s matchup against the Hornets with the injury, but played 33 minutes in...
Via Green Street
1 day ago

WATCH: Brad Stevens on Playing So Many Close Games & Whether Isaiah Thomas Should Start All Star Game

Brad Stevens' full pregame press conference prior to the Boston Celtics 1/18/2017 matchup with the New York Knicks. Filmed and produced by Jeremy Karpf for CLNS.
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Al Horford on Playing In and Winning So Many Close Games

Al Horford's full pregame press conference prior to the Boston Celtics 1/18/2017 matchup with the New York Knicks. Filmed and produced by Jeremy Karpf for CLNS.
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ante Zizic says he’s coming to the NBA next year

Ante Zizic is making a bit of a splash in his travels overseas. After playing Cibona Zagreb in Croatia, he moved to Darussafaka Dogus in Turkey… a major upgrade because it’s a EuroLeague team and he’s being coached by former Cavs coach David Blatt (don’t scoff at that… Blatt is a Hall of Fame-level coach just based on his international record). After the Celtics pulled...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago

College Prospects that Could Interest the Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics have had a promising first half of the 2016-17 NBA season. Even though they are constantly dealing with injuries, this Celtics team has found themselves in third place in the eastern conference. What is more promising, is the fact that they own the Nets’ unprotected first round pick in a year that […] College Prospects that Could Interest the Boston Celtics...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 day ago

Thomas' big 4th quarter carries Celtics past Hornets 108-98

BOSTON (AP) Isaiah Thomas scored 17 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter, and the surging Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Hornets 108-98 on Monday night for their ninth victory in 11games. It was Thomas' 25th straight game with 20 or more points. He's been putting up big final quarters of late - scoring 20 or more three times this season. No other NBA player had done it more...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelly Olynyk injured his ankle tripping over little kid

The luck of the Irish was certainly not with Kelly Olynyk this weekend. According to Chris Forsberg of ESPN, the Boston Celtics center rolled his right ankle tripping over a little kid while warming up for practice on Sunday and was unable to participate. Jay King of MassLive.com adds that the child in question was one of the assistant coach’s sons. Apparently, the Celtics have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas: I would never bring family into trash talk

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas says he did not curse at Dennis Schröder’s mother during Friday night’s game. In fact, Thomas insists he would never do anything of the sort. Thomas, who took to Twitter after the game to defend himself, was asked about the alleged incident again on Sunday. “Yeah, I don’t talk about nobody’s mom, I don’t cuss at nobody’s moms...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas denies cursing at Dennis Schröder's mom

Dennis Schröder and Isaiah Thomas are picking up right where they left off in their first-round playoff series last April. After Thomas hit a game-winner with 2.4 seconds left to lift his Boston Celtics to a 103-101 road victory over Schröder’s Atlanta Hawks on Friday, Schröder put Thomas on blast, claiming that the All-Star point guard cursed at his mother in the stands during...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas steadies Celtics, Horford triumphant in return home

ATLANTA (AP) Isaiah Thomas scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, Al Horford made a triumphant return and the Boston Celtics snapped the Atlanta Hawks' seven-game winning streak with a 103-101 victory Friday night. Paul Millsap and Tim Hardaway Jr. each had 23 points for Atlanta. The Hawks had won 12 of 16 to move into fourth place in the Eastern Conference. But the...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards accuse Celtics of 'trying to play dirty' in 'chippy' game

The short-handed Boston Celtics defeated the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night, letting the final score do most of their talking. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of between tip-off and the final buzzer, though. The C’s 117-108 win was capped by a little skirmish after the game, a dust-up that started with some aggressive finger pointing from Boston forward Jae Crowder...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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