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That’s What He Said – Celtics at Cavaliers (Game 6)

Read what the players and coaches had to say following Boston's 109-99 defeat to Cleveland. Click on a player to reveal quotes from their postgame press conference. BRAD STEVENSRE: You guys have been...

It All Comes Down to Game 7 at the Garden for the East’s Crown

CLEVELAND – It’s time to run it back and do this thing one last time, for all of the marbles in the Eastern Conference. Boston, are you ready for another Game 7? Cleveland took care of...

Keys to the Game: Cavaliers 109, Celtics 99

Key Moment The Boston Celtics trailed the Cleveland Cavaliers by as many as 16 points Friday night in Game 6 of the Eastern Finals. But the C’s continued to chip away, before finally cutting their deficit down to seven...

Pregame Post-Ups: How To Play in Uncharted Territory

Friday, May 25 - Game 6 - Celtics at Cavaliers Pregame – Most of the C's Will Play in Uncharted Territory Tonight CLEVELAND – Save for one active player, the Boston Celtics are in uncharted territory as...

C’s Explain Their Ease During Second Trip to Cleveland

CLEVELAND – The Celtics are back in Cleveland, and this time around, they know exactly what to expect when the take to the court at Quicken Loans Arena. Boston traveled last week to Cleveland for...

5/25 Game 6 Preview: Celtics at Cavaliers

CLEVELAND -- This stage was made for LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers face elimination against the Boston Celtics on Friday night in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. And no player is better when...

The Celtics Way: Treating Each Game, Each Possession as its Own Entity

BOSTON – Countless times over the course of this postseason, Celtics coach Brad Stevens has preached the philosophy that, “Each game is its own entity.” In other words, he wants his players to live in...

That’s What He Said – Cavaliers at Celtics (Game 5)

Read what the players and coaches had to say following Boston's 96-83 victory over Cleveland. Click on a player to reveal quotes from their postgame press conference. BRAD STEVENSRE: Can you talk about...

TD Garden Becomes Unstoppable Force as C’s Reach Brink of Finals

BOSTON – Jaylen Brown said Wednesday night that, as the tale is told, the TD Garden crowd is the best sixth man in the NBA. Apologies to Eric Gordon, Jamal Crawford, et al. The tale...

Last-Minute Lineup Adjustment Proves Critical for C’s in Game 5 Win

BOSTON – Brad Stevens was reluctant to reveal his starting lineup to the media Thursday evening ahead of Game 5 of the Eastern Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. It turns out, something was up...

Keys to the Game: Celtics 96, Cavaliers 83

Key Moment What does it feel like when shooting from long distance feels like a slamming home a dunk? Whatever the answer is to that question, the Celtics felt it Wednesday night. Boston clobbered the Cavaliers with a 3-point barrage...

Pregame Post-Ups: Horford’s Elite Awareness Earns Him First All-Defensive Team Nod

Wednesday, May 23 - Cavaliers at Celtics Pregame – Horford’s Elite Awareness Earns Him First All-Defensive Team Nod BOSTON – For 11 seasons, Al Horford has prided himself with his play on the defensive end. Finally, he...

Boston’s Offense Must Operate with Patience Tonight

BOSTON – Patience is known to be a virtue, and the Celtics need to remember that notion tonight when they pursue a 3-2 series lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Boston just dropped two straight games...

Al Horford Named to All-Defense Second Team

BOSTON, MA – Al Horford has been named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team, the NBA announced today. It is the first time in his 11-year career that he has received All-Defensive recognition. Horford served...

Tatum’s Childhood Shooting Session with James Comes Full Circle

BOSTON – In the early spring of 2006, an unexpected, 8-year-old visitor showed up at a Cleveland Cavaliers’ practice, eager to meet and shoot some baskets with a few of his NBA idols. One of...

5/23 Game 5 Preview: Cavaliers at Celtics

BOSTON -- Home Sweet Home. The words the Celtics have lived by in this year's NBA playoffs. Now Boston has the value of the parquet, the banners and the wild home fans with the Eastern Conference...

C’s Working on Adjustments to Increase Efficiency in Game 5

BOSTON – While reviewing film from Game 4 of the Eastern Finals Tuesday morning, one thing stood out clear as day to Celtics coach Brad Stevens: His team has to find a way to...

Jayson Tatum Named to All-Rookie First Team

BOSTON – Jayson Tatum logged one of the most impressive rookie seasons in Boston Celtics history, and now he’s being rightfully recognized for it. The NBA announced Tuesday that the first-year forward has been selected...

With Series Tied 2-2, it’s Boston That Owns the Greatest Advantage

CLEVELAND – Home-court advantage has been the deciding factor through the first four games of the Eastern Finals. For those who are now sleeping on Boston, here’s a friendly reminder: two of the final three...

Keys to the Game: Cavaliers 111, Celtics 102

Key Moment The Boston Celtics' defense came alive during the fourth quarter of Game 4 Monday night, allowing the team to cut what was once a 19-point deficit down to seven against the host Cleveland Cavaliers. But a brief,...

Name of the Game for C’s Offense? Avoid Long 2s

CLEVELAND – The name of the game for the Boston Celtics tonight is to avoid attempting long 2-pointers. Those shots were the bane of their existence during Game 3. Boston shot 7-for-21 on jumpers that were...

5/21 Game 4 Preview: Celtics at Cavaliers

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James has been Mr. Everything for the Cleveland Cavaliers for much of the 2018 postseason. Yet, coach Tyronn Lue said Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals -- won 116-86 by the...

Expansion of Rotation Has Opened the Door for Yabusele

CLEVELAND – It may be time for Guerschon Yabusele to show the world what he’s capable of doing on the basketball court. Yabusele, a rookie forward and former 16th overall pick by the Celtics, has...

That’s What He Said – Celtics at Cavaliers (Game 3)

Read what the players and coaches had to say following Boston's 86-116 defeat to Cleveland. Click on a player to reveal quotes from their postgame press conference. BRAD STEVENSRE: The mental approach to...

Cleveland Answered the Bell, Now It’s On C’s To Respond

CLEVELAND – LeBron James said following Game 2 that the Cavs would find out what they were made of come Saturday night. Apparently, they’re made of more than what they showed in Boston during...

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