The more you watch this Celtics team, the clearer it becomes they love a good challenge. Despite having defeated the Denver Nuggets earlier this season, emerging with a win tonight will not be easy. Denver (26-23) has won three in a row and currently takes up residence in the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot, while the Celtics (35-15) are tops in the East despite having lost five of their past six.
"We were a lot more locked in," said Jaylen Brown. Building off of that will be a chief goal tonight as the Celtics close out their four-game West Coast trip against the Denver Nuggets. Two of the more impressive performers in the loss to the Warriors, Kyrie Irving and Brown, had one of their best nights as a backcourt tandem earlier this season when Boston edged the Nuggets 124-118 at the TD Garden.
The Detroit Pistons made guard Avery Bradley available to be traded, reports ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski. The NBA's trade deadline is Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. Eastern. Bradley was acquired by the Pistons last summer in a trade that sent forward Marcus Morris to the Boston Celtics, where Bradley spent his first seven NBA seasons.
Members of the winning team of this year's NBA All-Star Game will receive a bonus of $100,000, an increase in winnings designed to keep the game more competitive, according to ESPN.com. Several players told ESPN that they did not know about the increase for the winners and say it will help the game overall. For some players, they just want to see [the game] being worth their time," Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry said.
The Boston Celtics have the best record in the Eastern Conference, but it will be Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey who will lead Team LeBron in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. The Raptors improved to 33-15 with a 123-111 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday to clinch the best record in the Eastern Conference with games played through February 4, among the 14 conference teams with a head coach eligible for the 2018 All-Star Game.
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The picking teams format won't be the only big change at this year's NBA All-Star Game. The league will try to boost competitiveness in the game by increasing the bonus for players on the winning team to $100,000 apiece, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes. Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving and Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson also said they expect the change in pay to be a huge incentive.
Raptors guards DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry are bringing their coach along to next month's NBA All-Star Game. Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 25 points, DeRozan had 19 and the Raptors beat Los Angeles 123-111 on Sunday to snap the Lakers' winning streak at four games. The victory guarantees the Raptors (33-15) will have the second-best record in the Eastern Conference through Feb. 4, meaning Dwane Casey will coach Team LeBron at next month's All-Star Game in Los Angeles.
It’s not clear was Kevin Durant thinking on Saturday before the Golden State Warriors took on the Boston Celtics. During warm-ups, Durant was seen hitting a basketball like you would a volleyball, causing the ball to go flying up and into the stands. Joseph Franzia is feeling a lot better now and is about to visit with Kevin Durant after pre-game accident being hit by wayward ball.
OAKLAND, Calif. – Losers in five of their last six games, it would be understandable for the Boston Celtics to be extremely concerned about the direction of their team. "The last three games are more of who we want to be," said coach Brad Stevens. The two losses were by a combined five points, with the Celtics in position down the stretch to win both of them.