The Boston Celtics lost to the Atlanta Hawks 104-92 last night, knocking them out of the first round of the playoffs. It’s the last time for the foreseeable future that the Celtics will exit the playoffs so early.
The NBA has fined Marcus Smart $5,000 after the Celtics guard became possessed by Beelzebub late in Boston’s win last night against the Hawks. That seems a bit steep; Kyle Korver’s booty has us all losing our faculties from time to time. Let’s remember some other great moments in Marcus Smart:
The Hawks just took a 2-0 lead in their first round series with the Boston Celtics after a prehistoric, listless game. Avery Bradley didn’t play because of a hamstring injury, Kelly Olynynk missed the game with a shoulder problem, and the Hawks’ coolest player, Dennis Schröder, turned his ankle at the end of the game.
The Atlanta Hawks were held scoreless for the last five minutes and change of the first quarter of tonight’s playoff game against Boston, but that doesn’t matter because the shamrock boys just took a world historic shit and scored only seven points over the entire first period on 3-for-23 shooting. That’s the fewest…
The following story about the 1985-86 Boston Celtics is excerpted from Back from the Dead, released last month by Simon & Schuster, and available here.
Friday night, in the third quarter of a home game against the Boston Celtics, Steph Curry started throwing up threes with no more trouble than a drunk trying to fall onto a sofa. Six for six he was, the kind of eruption that literally changes the dimensions of the game: He buried one trey from just inside the…
Kevin Durant, as a professional basketball player, travels to many places for work. Kevin Durant, impending free agent, enjoys being in some of those places.
Hot sports-media beefing action today, as ESPN used the occasion of tonight’s game between the Thunder and the hosting Boston Celtics to note, on SportsCenter and in an article by Chris Forsberg, that the Boston Celtics probably would like to have 27-year-old four-time scoring champ, five-time All-NBA first-teamer,…
The Knicks have had a rather tempestuous last month. They fired Derek Fisher, got into just the dumbest heckling controversy, and had to hold a press conference denying that Kurt Rambis was, in fact, horny online. On top of all that, they’ve lost 16 of 19. Kristaps Porzingis’ continued delightfulness is about all they…
Celtics coach and former DePauw point guard Brad Stevens can throw it down, provided that he gets an assist from a trampoline. Lucky, the Celtics’ mascot, shared a video Sunday of Stevens dunking at the team’s facility.
I’ve been repeatedly watching the replay of this no-look, behind-the-head pass from Isaiah Thomas that set up Jae Crowder’s game-sealing three, trying to figure out at what point Thomas spotted Crowder on the wing, and I never see him glance over there. But it sounds like it might be one of those sports ESP things.
Here’s a moment from last night’s game between the Clippers and Celtics, in which Clips point guard Chris Paul invents a great way to short-circuit the Cetlics’ attempt to deploy everyone’s least-favorite NBA strategy:
The Clippers played in Boston last night, possibly marking former Celtics great Paul Pierce’s last chance to play in front of his old fans. Pierce received a warm welcome from the crowed when he was introduced, and then participated in a very strange skit with his teammates.
The Celtics scored approximately one million points in a defense-optional win over the Sacramento Kings this afternoon. Isaiah Thomas, now an all-star, turned 27 today and he celebrated by getting up there and swatting former teammate DeMarcus Cousins’ layup attempt. “Get that shit out!” indeed.
How are you planning on spending this snowbound evening? Hopefully you weren’t planning on watching the Wizards, Sixers (you definitely weren’t), or the Islanders play tonight. The NHL has postponed today’s Islanders—Flyers game as well as tomorrow’s Capitals—Penguins game. The Capitals game yesterday was also…
It’s high time we checked in on Celtics guard Evan Turner, a perfectly mediocre basketball player whose self-absorption is so steadfast and unconvincing that it’s impossible not to find endearing.
With the Los Angeles Lakers visiting the Boston Celtics tonight, you might have thought it’d be a brief respite from the Kobe Bryant Farewell Tour. After all, the Celtics-Lakers rivalry is the biggest in the sport, and the last time these two teams faced off with something on the line—the 2010 NBA Finals—Bryant’s…
Kevin Garnett and the Minnesota Timberwolves visited the Boston Celtics last night, and the home team gave its former star a warm welcome. They reunited him with Gino!
During last night’s Cavaliers-Celtics game, Special Olympian Aaron Miller was honored during a timeout. LeBron James was in a team huddle while Miller was cheered at midcourt, but later went out of his way to run over to the kid and show him some love.
Celtics GM Danny Ainge was on the Toucher & Rich show today, and the segment started with a conversation about Ainge’s love for Chipotle. Apparently, Ainge likes the restaurant so much that his coworkers gave him a very special nickname.