CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rajon Rondo fined by NBA for trying to trip Celtics’ Jae Crowder from bench

Via FOX Sports
13 minutes ago

Rondo fined $25K for attempting to trip Crowder

The NBA apparently did not believe Rajon Rondo’s explanation for why he stuck his leg out near a Boston Celtics player during Game 3, as the Chicago Bulls point guard has been fined $25,000.The league announced on Sunday that Rondo has been fined for attempting to trip Jae Crowder in the first quarter of Chicago’s loss to the Celtics. Rondo, who is out indefinitely with a fractured...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 minutes ago  |  Discuss

As Boston Goes Small, Al Horford Becomes Even More Important

Brad Stevens looks like he has decided that the Boston Celtics need to ride their guards in small ball lineups in order to comeback in this series. The Celtics have much better guard depth, and that is where Stevens feels he can find players he can trust. The smaller the Celtics go, however, the important […] As Boston Goes Small, Al Horford Becomes Even More Important - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 hour ago

Game Three Shows Importance of Boston’s Second Unit

While a lot of the emphasis is being put on the new small ball starting unit that Brad Stevens put forward in game three, the second unit may have been even more important for the Boston Celtics. The most important minutes of the game were when the Celtics held off Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade […] Game Three Shows Importance of Boston’s Second Unit - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
3 hours ago

The Garden won’t go dark for the Celtics or Bruins

CHICAGO — The Garden bull gang lives another day. The nectar of the gods will be pouring out of the taps at The Fours on Canal Street. The smell of stale pizza will be wafting through the air on the sidewalk outside Halftime Pizza on Causeway Street. Attendants holding fistfuls of twenties on Portland and […]
Via Boston.com
3 hours ago

WATCH: Kevin Garnett Inspires New Generation Boston Celtics |  Robin Lopez Countered | Rajon...

Kevin Garnett felt his former team needed his inspirational words and made sure they were received. The Boston Celtics all agreed they got the message and were pumped up about it. Brad Stevens made an adjustment to expose Robin Lopez's defense by running pick and rolls at him with Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford. The move appears to have kept down his minutes. Rajon Rondo is expected...
Via YouTube
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Draft&Stash Update: Zizic goes for 17/8 in a big win over Real Madrid (video)

Here's the latest action by Celtics draft and stash 1st rounder Ante Zizic. Croatian big man got 17 points on 8/10 shooting to go along with eight boards as Darussafaka beat Real Madrid in game two of Euroleague's Final Eight competition. It's now 1-1 in a best-of-five series with next two games in a home arena for Turkish team. Zizic had some great offensive actions, including...
Via Celtics Life
18 hours ago

Terry Rozier Answers the Call for the Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics knew that they needed to be better in game three. Brad Stevens completely changed the rotation, and made everything about small ball, but that lone would not be enough. The bottom line was always that the Celtics needed their players on the court to perform better, and that is what happened in […] Terry Rozier Answers the Call for the Boston Celtics - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
18 hours ago

Gerald Green to get the start again on Sunday

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. After last nights blowout win in Chicago Brad Stevens plans to run it back again tomorrow in game 4 with the same starting five, including Gerald Green in the place of Amir Johnson:Although Green's stats from last night might not jump off the box score at you - 8 points on 3 of 8 shooting and a rebound in just over 20 mins - his impact was very noticeable...
Via Celtics Life
20 hours ago

Avery Bradley, Celtics Stifle Bulls to Close Series Gap (2-1)

In this Roundtable Fan Night segment, David Davis (@_Throwbackkk) joins Jonathan Levy, Matt Ignal, and Jon Ignal to examine the mental and tactical adjustments the Celtics made in Game 3. Sweet victory! Subscribe to the Boston Celtics Newsfeed and follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago

Rajon Rondo has unreal explanation for apparent trip

Rajon Rondo was caught on video appearing to trip an opponent during Friday night’s playoff game between the Celtics and Bulls, and his explanation will blow you away.The Chicago point guard, who is out with a thumb injury, was asked about the attempted trip after the game. His explanation was that he was just stretching out: Here’s video of the trip. It's interesting that he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Shocker: Celtics bench Amir Johnson in favor of Gerald Green

The Boston Celtics need to change things up in order get back in their first-round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls. The east’s top seed lost the first two games of the series, both at home, and are now looking at a must win Friday night in Chicago.In an attempt to light a fire under his team, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens announced hours before tip off that Gerald Green...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady to Isaiah Thomas: ‘We all have your back’

When Isaiah Thomas takes the court for the Boston Celtics, Tom Brady wants him to know one thing. He’s not alone. The New England Patriots star took to Instagram to tell Thomas, “We all have your back.” It’s been a trying time for Thomas. He’s tried to compete in the NBA Playoffs, while simultaneously grieving the sudden and tragic loss of his sister.From a basketball perspective...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Danny Ainge overruled Celtics coaching staff on Carmelo Anthony trade

Carmelo Anthony reportedly could have been a Boston Celtic back in February if it weren’t for Danny Ainge.According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the Celtics’ coaching staff wanted the team to acquire Anthony at February’s trade deadline, but were ultimately overruled by general manager Ainge. Forward Jae Crowder was coveted by the New York Knicks in the initial talks...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: NBA Playoffs Review: Celtics Problems, Russell Westbrook dominance, and more with Jared Dubin

In this episode, I chat with Jared Dubin about what we've seen thus far in the NBA playoffs. The first half of the podcast is devoted to what's going on with Boston. How are the Bulls doing this? What problems do the Celtics currently have? Can they be fixed? And most importantly, did they make a mistake not pushing in at the trade deadline (I argue resoundingly that they did not...
Via YouTube
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brad Stevens Reportedly Considering Lineup Adjustments for Boston Celtics in Game 3...

According to the Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach, Brad Stevens indicated that he might make a change to the starting lineup for Friday’s must-win Game 3 in Chicago for the Boston Celtics. What that change is has yet to be determined. Plus, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor examines five reasons why the Celtics are stuck in an 0-2 hole currently, a list that includes a lack...
Via YouTube
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens: ‘Unacceptable’ if Marcus Smart made obscene gesture

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens on Wednesday said it’s “unacceptable” if Marcus Smart did in fact make an obscene gesture during Tuesday’s Game 2 loss to the Chicago Bulls.Smart appeared to make the alleged obscene gesture following a missed three-pointer about midway through the fourth quarter. As Smart made his way back on defense, he extended his right hand and...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas thanks fans, Celtics, city of Boston in statement

With the tragic and sudden loss of his sister, it’s been a challenging week for Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas. But in the midst of tragedy, he found time to thank everyone who’s supported him. The Celtics have done a wonderful job supporting Thomas. Situations like this are never easy to fight through. But they get much more manageable when those around the grieving party...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart angrily flips off fan during game

Marcus Smart hasn’t been very effective in the team’s playoff series against the Bulls, and a Celtics fan let him know about it.Smart, who has scored only 22 points combined in the first two games, has been extremely ineffective on the defensive end. And he’s hauled in only 10 rebounds total as well.With that said, after Smart missed a three-pointer midway through the fourth...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 4/18: Avoiding the Capital gains tax in OT

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading between approximately 18 NHL postseason overtime games. At least we know the Capitals are avoid a gains tax.(Sorry, not sorry for that one.)Happy birthday today to Miguel Cabrera, Scott Hartnell and Nate Archibald. On this...
Via Yardbarker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Down 1-0 in first round

The Boston Celtics enter this postseason with very high expectations. They have been given the second best chance to reach the Eastern Conference Finals only behind the Cleveland Cavaliers. After losing in the first round of the playoffs the last two seasons many thought that this was the year they could win one maybe two playoff series. This is the best team they have had in a while...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas expected to start Game 2 for Boston Celtics, then return home

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas played with a heavy heart in the Celtics’ first game of their opening round NBA Playoff series on Sunday evening. Thomas tragically lost his 22-year old sister, Chyna Thomas, in a fatal car accident in Washington on Saturday. Thomas still started the game and scored 33-points in his 38 total minutes of game time. However, the Celtics could...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley says ‘zero chance’ Bulls beat Celtics, Bulls beat Celtics

Before Game 1 of the Bulls-Celtics Eastern Conference Playoffs series on Sunday night, TNT’s Charles Barkley said that the Bulls had “zero chance” to win the game (video via Freezing Cold Takes): “Let me tell you something, Ernie. The Chicago Bulls got zero chance tonight. Zero.”Welp, the Bulls won the game, 106-102.Now, the Celtics (53-29) were the East’s No. 1 seed...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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