Boston Celtics

Series Preview: Bucks, Celtics at it again after first-round sweeps

The Eastern Conference semifinals, the two series that we've been waiting for since October, are almost here. The top four teams in the East are loaded with talent, and they all can reach The Finals if they can put it together on both ends of the floor. With apologies to the teams that finished Nos....

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2 hours ago, NBA, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks

Giannis Drops 41 as Bucks Blowout Pistons for Sweep; Advance to Play Celtics

The Milwaukee Bucks won their first playoff series since 2001 when they completed a four-game sweep of the Detroit Pistons with a 127-104 victory in Monday's Game 4 at Little Caesars Arena...

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3 hours ago, Bleacher Report, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks

Semi in the Eastern Semis?- We might see Ojeleye vs. The Greek Freak once again

In a previous article, I looked at the upcoming Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, probably pitting the Celtics against the Greek Freak, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and his Milwaukee Bucks. Celtics rookie Semi Ojeleye got his first NBA start in Game 5 of last years playoffs versus the Bucks, and his assignment...

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13 hours ago, Celtics Life, Boston Celtics

Sweeps are rare, even for BOS; what do they tell us about this Cs team?

You would probably think a franchise as storied as the Boston Celtics would possess a history littered with the dust of NBA Playoff sweeps.And you'd be wrong if you did, as such a feat -- even against weak playoff teams -- is rare, even for Boston. Across the league, there have never been more than six...

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13 hours ago, Celtics Life, Boston Celtics

Celtics rest & recovery - The Greek Freak - points in the paint - & Semi Ojeleye

This isn't written in stone yet, but it looks like the Milwaukee Bucks will be the Celtics' opponent in the Conference Semi-Finals. After accomplishing a 4-game sweep of the Indiana Pacers, the guys in green should get some rest-and-recovery time prior to the next battle - and they may need that.Since...

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15 hours ago, Celtics Life, Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics: Heading into the second round, the offense needs work

The Boston Celtics will need an improved offense if they have any hopes of getting past the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the playoffs The Boston Celtics didn’t have much trouble getting past the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. However, if they have any plans on...

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15 hours ago, Sir Charles In Charge, Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics: 3 takeaways from Game 4 victory vs. Pacers

The Boston Celtics swept the Indiana Pacers out of the 2019 NBA Playoffs with a gritty Game 4 victory on the road. Here are three takeaways from the win. The Boston Celtics are making another trip to the Eastern Conference semifinals, where they await the Milwaukee Bucks after their series with the Detroit...

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15 hours ago, Hoops Habit, Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers

Boston Celtics daily links 4/22/19

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald These playoffs Celtics are more familiar to Quinn Buckner Celtics sweep away Pacers Celtics hit Pacers over the head with their bench Gordon Hayward enjoys Easter win at home Fans relish Celtics’ sweep after regular season woes Globe...

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15 hours ago, CelticsBlog, Boston Celtics

Green Envy: What Pacers fans said - Round 1, Game 4 - 4/21/19

Get your brooms out! The Celtics took care of business and finished off the Indiana Pacers on Easter Sunday. Today was a mixed bag of emotions from Pacers fans, but I think the bulk of them were prepared for the inevitable. We predicted a courtesy sweep (4-1) on the #CLPod before he series began, but...

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17 hours ago, Celtics Life, Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers

Celtics face tough road after sweeping Pacers

Celtics face tough road after sweeping Pacers

Celtics prove they're every bit as physical as Pacers, and they may need to get tougher

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17 hours ago, FOX Sports, Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers

Celtics promise that they are a different team in the postseason (links/quotes)

No really, we’re so much better now. The Celtics are trying very hard to convince everyone (including themselves?) that they are a different team from the one that struggled through several stretches of the regular season. via MassLive “We’re not that same team,” Marcus Morris said. “Guys understand...

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19 hours ago, CelticsBlog, Boston Celtics

Balance and defense complete the sweep: 10 takeaways from Celtics/Pacers Game 4

Boston swept a playoff series for the first time since 2011 1. The Celtics finished off the sweep of the Pacers by being the team they were throughout the first three games of the series. Boston was tough defensively and put together enough offense. The defense is something we thought we could count...

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19 hours ago, CelticsBlog, Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers

Kyrie Irving's absolutely absurd play put his superior skills on display

Kyrie Irving had a poor shooting night (14 points on 4-of-13 shooting) in Boston's series-clinching win over the Pacers, but it didn't matter. Gordon Hayward, Marcus Morris and Terry Rozier combined for 49 bench points, and the Celtics move on to the Eastern Semi-Finals. But one specific play by Kyrie...

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20 hours ago, Celtics Life, Boston Celtics

In sweep of Pacers, Celtics show strength in numbers

Boston’s depth chart is highlighted with talented veterans and bright young stars. For most of the year, the chemistry has been an issue, but the playoffs have finally brought out the best in them. At the start of the playoffs, if you had said that Kyrie Irving and Al Horford would combine to make only...

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1 day ago, CelticsBlog, Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers

Celtics sweep Pacers; Warriors, Raptors take 3-1 leads

Celtics sweep Pacers; Warriors, Raptors take 3-1 leads

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1 day ago, FOX Sports, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers

Gordon Hayward After Celtics' Sweep of Pacers: 'Just the Beginning for Us'

The Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 110-106 to complete the sweep in their opening-round NBA playoff series, which was a welcome contrast to last year for veteran swingman Gordon Hayward ...

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1 day ago, Bleacher Report, Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers

On Pro Basketball: The Celtics Sweep the Pacers. Now Comes the Hard Part.

With a strong performance against Indiana, Boston suddenly looks like the team many predicted would roll through the East. Can the Celtics sustain it against the Bucks?

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1 day ago, The New York Times, Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers

Hayward returns home with 20 in Celtics' win

Gordon Hayward returned home to Indiana and scored 20 points to help the Celtics sweep the Pacers.

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1 day ago, ESPN, Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics Looking Like the East Contenders They Were Supposed to Be

Few teams had as many peaks and valleys over the course of 2018-19 as the Boston Celtics . From Kyrie Irving saying he'd be back next season and The Ringer's Bill Simmons ...

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1 day ago, Bleacher Report, Boston Celtics

How I learned to stop worrying and enjoy the Boston Celtics

I’m not sure where this is going, but the Celtics are going to take us on an interesting ride. This was not a fun season. High expectations and inconsistent performances stole our joy more than comparison ever could. Last year’s playoff sprint was an adrenaline rush that the marathon of this year’s regular...

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1 day ago, CelticsBlog, Boston Celtics

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