The NBA's 73rd season will begin play on October 16 with a matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics, as the league announced a limited national television schedule on Wednesday. The full NBA schedule will be announced on Friday. Some of the season's most intriguing matchups are a direct result of the movement of the offseason, which saw LeBron James head out west to join the Los Angeles Lakers and All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins being added to an already stacked Warriors lineup.
Despite a controversial 2017-18 season and a forced trade to the Toronto Raptors this offseason, Leonard is still only 27 years old and arguably the best two-way wing in the NBA. A former NBA champion and Finals MVP, Leonard has two first-team All-NBA selections to go along with winning Defensive Player of the Year twice. In a significantly weaker Eastern Conference, the Raptors are hoping Leonard gives them the edge to finally make a Finals push.
The Boston Celtics will host a youth basketball clinic today for select students from the Edgerley Boys and Girls Club. The 40 students, chosen by Xfinity and staffers at the Edgerley B&G Club, will be led through a series of basketball-related activities by Boston's Aron Baynes and Daniel Theis. In addition to the basketball clinic, the students will also get an exclusive tour of the Celtics brand new practice facility, the Auerbach Center at New Balance Headquarters.
It sounds like LeBron James will be sitting and watching the NBA’s opening night slate just like the rest of us. NBA fans eager to watch LeBron James play his first game as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers will have to wait a little bit.
There's no way you can look at the Boston Celtics and not be impressed with their depth. Boston essentially has two different starting five-caliber lineups it can utilize on a nightly basis. Boston has plenty of candidates to fall under that category, but none stand out more than Gordon Hayward.
In reality it’s just you watching the first half of the morning game — usually a lump of coal between the Knicks and Raptors — before you have to drive to three more destinations, missing the games you actually wanted to see. As such, the schedule for the Christmas Day games is highly anticipated, and now it seems we are closer to knowing just who we will get as gifts on the 25th. According to multiple reports, the 2018 edition of the NBA on Christmas Day will be headlined by LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers traveling to Oakland to take on the Golden State Warriors.
The Celtics reportedly are among teams that will play on Christmas Day this season.According to New York Times NBA Insider Marc Stein, the C's will take on the 76ers in an Eastern Conference Semifinals rematch. The other games on the slate include Bucks
The Golden State Warriors will reportedly host LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas Day this season, highlighting the five-game holiday slate. (Getty Images) Christmas Day is one of the biggest days for the NBA, providing fans with some
The NBA announced a limited release of the upcoming 2018-19 schedule on Wednesday and the Sixers will be featured in four national television games for their season opener, home opener, Christmas Day and Martin Luther King Day. The team won't have to wait long to see its top rival as the Sixers will travel to face the Boston Celtics in a season-opening matchup on Oct. 16 (8 p.m./TNT). The Sixers clashed with the Celtics 11 times last season between the preseason, regular season and postseason and walked away with just two wins.
Kungu wasn't necessarily advocating for Horford to be a bench player. It's a fair question to ask, even if the answer is obvious. It's also the type of question that could be run into the ground as we get bored with how stacked the Celtics are.