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April 15, 2021

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Jayson Tatum leads group effort as Celtics top Hornets

Reuters
Jayson Tatum scored 22 points with eight rebounds, and the Boston Celtics rode dominant middle quarters to a 116-86 rout of the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday at TD Garden. A 19-4 run to open the second quarter, kicked off when Romeo Langford knocked down one of Boston’s 21 made 3-pointers......

Fournier in COVID protocol, delaying Celtics debut

ESPN
Evan Fournier‘s debut with the Boston Celtics will have to wait, as the newly acquired guard was placed in the NBA’s health and safety protocols on Saturday. “I don’t really want to get into the specifics of everything, because I don’t know all the answers,” coach Brad Stevens said before......

Ainge hopes ‘jolt’ revitalizes discouraged Celtics

ESPN
10:23 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said that the thinking behind the moves the team made before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline — and specifically acquiring Evan Fournier in a deal with the Orlando Magic — was to give a team lacking in confidence......

Brad Stevens Dismisses Indiana Rumors, Won’t Leave Celtics

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc5NzE5NTI5NTgzMDkzMDE2/brad-stevens-celtics.jpg Michael Shapiro Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said Friday he isn’t interested in the head coaching vacancy at Indiana, noting his commitment to Boston as a “44-year-old Masshole.” The Hoosiers fired former head coach Archie Miller on March 15 after four years at Indiana. Stevens, an Indiana native, quickly......

Shorthanded Celtics pull out late win over Wizards

Reuters
Jayson Tatum scored 31 points, including the game-winning bucket with 4.7 seconds remaining, as the shorthanded Boston Celtics edged the visiting Washington Wizards 111-110 Sunday night. Kemba Walker had 21 points, and Daniel Theis added 20 for the Celtics, who won back-to-back games for the first time since Jan. 24-25......

Ainge backs Celtics stars despite ‘major funk’

ESPN
When you think of teams with multiple All-Stars, you think of dominance — the Jazz, the Lakers, the Nets. The Celtics have two All-Stars in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, but after Wednesday night’s blowout loss to the Hawks, Boston is in last place in the Atlantic Division. Team president......

Celtics’ historic blown lead a low point in their season

ESPN
9:24 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN When he was coaching the New England Patriots, Bill Parcells uttered what has become a famous maxim in sports: “You are what your record says you are.” After the Boston Celtics, dropped to 15-15 thanks to a horrific collapse in the Big Easy Sunday afternoon,......

Celtics’ Tatum still feeling effects of COVID-19

ESPN
1:35 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN BOSTON — Celtics star Jayson Tatum said he is still dealing with the aftereffects of COVID-19 more than a month after he initially tested positive for the virus. “I think it messes with your breathing a little bit,” Tatum said after the team’s shootaround Tuesday......

Walker on Celtics’ skid: ‘We need to play harder’

ESPN
6:06 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN After the Boston Celtics suffered their worst loss of the season Sunday afternoon — a 104-91 drubbing at the hands of the Washington Wizards, who entered Sunday with the worst record in the Eastern Conference — star Kemba Walker had a simple diagnosis for his......

Pistons rookie Saddiq Bey scores 30, goes 7-of-7 from beyond arc in 108-102 win over Celtics

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Call it Bey Watch. Rookie Saddiq Bey was just that hot for the Pistons. Bey had a record-setting performance, coming off the bench with a career-best 30 points — and helping the Pistons’ effort on both ends of the......

Pistons rookie Saddiq Bey scores 30, goes 7-of-7 from beyond arc in 108-102 win over Celtics

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Call it Bey Watch. Rookie Saddiq Bey was just that hot for the Pistons. Bey had a record-setting performance, coming off the bench with a career-best 30 points — and helping the Pistons’ effort on both ends of the......

Pistons rookie Saddiq Bey scores 30, goes 7-of-7 from beyond arc in 108-102 win over Celtics

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Call it Bey Watch. Rookie Saddiq Bey was just that hot for the Pistons. Bey had a record-setting performance, coming off the bench with a career-best 30 points — and helping the Pistons’ effort on both ends of the......

NBA roundup: Knicks cruise in rout of Celtics

Reuters
Julius Randle and RJ Barrett each posted double-doubles Sunday afternoon as the visiting New York Knicks snapped a five-game losing streak with their most lopsided win in almost five years, a 105-75 rout of the Boston Celtics. Jan 17, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Knicks forward Julius Randle (30)......

Celtics’ Walker set to play 20 minutes in return

ESPN
11:53 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN Celtics star Kemba Walker will make his season debut Sunday afternoon in Boston against the New York Knicks. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Walker, who has been out since the end of last season as he underwent a strengthening program for his ailing left knee,......

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