The Boston Celtics began their four-game road trip short-handed. Marcus Morris, who has been a key scorer for Boston with so many players out, told reporters earlier today that he was not going to play because of an ankle injury he re-aggravated in Boston's win at Phoenix on Monday.
It’s late March 2018, but the news of Isaiah Thomas’ season-ending hip surgery has me thinking of late March 2017. When Thomas was an MVP candidate, not a twice-traded fallen star. When Thomas was a starter for East-leading Boston, not Lonzo Ball’s backup for lottery-bound L.A. When Thomas seemed destined for a max-level, long-term contract, not lucky to land a lucrative one-year deal.
Isaiah Thomas will undergo arthroscopic surgery to his right hip on Thursday, the Los Angeles Lakers announced. Point guard Thomas missed the Lakers' last two games due to hip soreness and is now expected to sit out their final nine matches of the regular season. Thomas, who is in the final year of a $27million deal he signed in 2014, averaged 15.2 points and 4.8 assists with 3.0 turnovers per contest through 32 games with the Lakers and the Cavs this season.
The Cavaliers won 132-129. The Raptors are currently on the verge of wrapping up their best season in franchise history. With seven games left on the regular season schedule, Toronto will have more than a few opportunities to muster the two wins required to top a record-setting 56-win campaign back in 2015-16.
BOSTON – The Celtics added some perimeter depth going into the final stretch of the regular season by signing Xavier Silas to a 10-day contract.MORE CELTICS – The rise of Rozier The Celtics already have the NBA-maximum 15 players with guaranteed contracts
Conan O’Brien and Magic Johnson were serving up a dose of nostalgia on Conan on Tuesday night when the two got together for a game of horse. Before they started, though, Conan attempted to get into Magic’s head by claiming that he almost looks like Magic’s former Boston Celtics rival, Larry Bird. “I grew up in Boston,” Conan said.
Jayson Tatum has stayed above the fray when it comes to talk about him and the NBA's Rookie of the Year award. "Tatum, obviously, I've been enjoying watching him play so he's . Tatum's play has definitely put him firmly in the conversation along with Philadelphia's Ben Simmons and Utah's Donovan Mitchell, who will be looking to move the Jazz one step closer to clinching a playoff berth when they host the Celtics tonight.
BOSTON — You never want to turn your nose up to a win in the NBA, but let's be real. Boston's 102-94 win at Phoenix on Monday was an absolute stinker for the Celtics. They jumped on the Suns and led by 20 early in the second quarter, and then . . .
Jayson Tatum got the better of Josh Jackson in a showdown of two of the top four picks in last year's NBA draft. Tatum scored 23 points, Marcus Morris had 20 points in three quarters before leaving with an injury and the Boston Celtics rolled over the Phoenix Suns 102-94 on Monday night. Tatum surpassed 1,000 points for the season, and Boston won its fourth straight to move to three games behind the Toronto Raptors for first place in the Eastern Conference.
Here are the Stars, Studs and Duds from Boston's 102-94 over the Phoenix Suns.STARSJayson Tatum: In a season filled with injuries, Jayson Tatum has been the one constant for the Boston Celtics. He led the team with 23 points on 10-for-18 shooting with