Despite his assurance at practice Monday that he'd be playing tonight in Milwaukee, Terry Rozier has been ruled out for the Celtics game against the Bucks with a sprained ankle.#NEBHInjuryReport for tonight's game vs. @Bucks:Larkin (illness) – OUTRozier
Has Kawhi Leonard played his last game for the San Antonio Spurs? Leonard left the Spurs for the second time this season as he recovers from an injured quad and the Spurs and coach Greg Popovich are reportedly doubting whether he'll be back this season. On ESPN's "NBA Countdown", Jalen Rose and Paul Pierce were asked, if Leonard is traded in the offseason, where he might land?
Tonight's game against Milwaukee could potentially be a preview of Boston's first-round playoff series. The Celtics (53-23) are the No. 2 seed in the East while the Bucks (41-36) are tied for seventh-place with the Miami Heat. In Brad Stevens' world, possible future matchups take a back seat to the moment at hand.
With five regular-season games left, the Milwaukee Bucks have a lot of work to do if they hope to win a playoff series for the first time in 17 years. The Bucks hold the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, four games ahead of the Detroit Pistons, who've stayed in the hunt with a five-game winning streak. Milwaukee will need a strong finish to hold off Detroit and set a tone for the playoffs.
A year ago today, the Boston Celtics were on top of the Eastern Conference mountaintop — barely — with a half-game lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Today, Boston (53-23) is once again near the top of the standing. This time, however, the Toronto Raptors (55-21) own a two-game lead over the Celtics.
Gordon Hayward’s not ready to say “never” just yet. (Getty) Hey, this is neat: Gordon Hayward can jog again! No AlterG anti-gravity treadmill to reduce the impact of his body weight on his surgically repaired left leg. No assistance of any kind, really
The Boston Celtics have dabbled at times this season with a zone defense. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens recognized its value and importance to the win, but he was reluctant to dole out too much praise for its impact on the game.
BOSTON – The NBA has been the No Baller's Angry league most of this season, with an occasional rift here and there between players.But as we saw down the stretch on Saturday in Boston's 110-99 win over Toronto, there's a piping hot dish of disdain brewing
Marcus Morris had 25 points and nine rebounds before getting ejected in the closing seconds, and the Boston Celtics rallied to beat the East-leading Toronto Raptors 110-99 on Saturday night. Jayson Tatum added 24 points, six rebounds and four assists as Boston posted its sixth straight win and moved within two games of Toronto for the top seed in the East. Terry Rozier finished with 21 points and seven assists.
The Boston Celtics are running out of time to catch the Toronto Raptors for the number one seed in the Eastern Conference but they boosted their chances with a 110-99 victory in the NBA on Saturday. Boston broke open a close game late to win at TD Garden and pull within two games of the first-placed Raptors. The Celtics trailed the Raptors by five games on March 19, but have now won six straight to tighten up the race in the east.