A tweet from Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge about a swimming race between Gordon Hayward's trainers included the nugget that Hayward was standing and it appears walking without a brace on the ankle he injured five minutes into the NBA season. Hayward said after the boot came off that his "mind is open" about a return sometime this season: "I'm trying to get back as fast as I can," he said then.
Celtics forward Jaylen Brown shared his thoughts on racism in America. Many of Brown’s NBA brethren, from LeBron James to Kevin Durant, have suggested as much over the previous year, but few have framed Trump’s rise in the context of systemic racism so thoroughly. “Racism definitely still exists in the South,” Brown told The Guardian.
Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens was in jovial mood when talking to reporters in London, but refused to say how far he thinks his side go progress this season
NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo feels that the Boston Celtics for the better of the trade that saw Kyrie Irving join them with Isaiah Thomas moving to Cleveland
Jahlil Okafor is finally at peace in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Nets acquired Jahlil Okafor last month and after a few weeks of required conditioning training, his return to active NBA duty commenced last week against the Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics. Against the latter, Okafor hit his stride, scoring 12 points, although it took 12 shots, and grabbed five boards and blocked two shots in 13 minutes.
JJ Redick is the consummate veteran. For him, the Sixers' journey to London is strictly about beating the Celtics. Joel Embiid wants to win, too, but he wouldn't mind having a little fun while he's across the pond.
Without giving it much thought, the Boston Celtics have gone from game to game with little thought or time for anything beyond that. Now with their schedule easing up to where they can blend in more practice days along with game preparation, it sounds like a simple transition, but . "We gotta re-learn that to make that part of your daily way," said Celtics head coach Brad Stevens.
5 Up, 5 Down is a biweekly column featuring the best and worst from the NBA as it stands on alternating Monday mornings. There are many happy things happening in the NBA. Gerald Green is here and playing for the Rockets, something I never thought I would see.
The surging Miami Heat boosted their playoff hopes with a 103-102 win over the Utah Jazz in the NBA on Sunday. For all the chatter surrounding the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Boston Celtics, the Washington Wizards and the Toronto Raptors this season, few
When Saturday's game was on the line and the Brooklyn Nets began to overload on Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum took over by scoring the last five points as Boston pulled out an 87-85 nail-biter. The points scored by Tatum down the stretch were huge, obviously. Boston is 16-4 when Tatum takes 10 or more shot attempts.