If the Boston Celtics weren’t a threat to the rest of the NBA already, Thursday’s double-overtime win over the Los Angeles Clippers on national television changed that. The 141-133 victory over superstar Kawhi Leonard and Co. improved the Celtics to an 8-4 record against the top-four seeded teams in the Eastern and Western Conferences. Halfway through…Celtics’ Record Vs. Top Teams Suggests Boston Could Reach NBA Finals — NESN.com
It’s been a whirlwind of a two-day stretch for former Boston Celtic Kevin Garnett. One day after the Celtics announced they would retire Garnett’s No. 5, the NBA champion was also named a finalist to be inducted with the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class. A visibly emotional Garnett discussed what the honor meant to…Kevin Garnett Delivers Emotional Reaction To Being Named Hall Of Fame Finalist — NESN.com.
BOSTON — Kawhi Leonard and Lou Williams have played Jayson Tatum before. But they have never played this Jayson Tatum before. Even when the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics met back in November, Tatum wasn’t quite at the level he is now. In the Celtics’ 141-133, double overtime win against the Clippers on Thursday…Celtics Notes: Jayson Tatum’s Play Getting Kawhi Leonard, Lou Williams’ Attention — NESN.com
BOSTON — The Boston Celtics walked out the winners Thursday night against the Los Angeles Clippers, but there was bigger news being announced in the middle of the game. Kevin Garnett’s No. 5 officially will be retired by the Celtics during the 2020-2021 season. His former coach, current Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, didn’t even…Doc Rivers, Kemba Walker React To Celtics Retiring Kevin Garnett’s Number — NESN.com
BOSTON — Things could have gone very different late Thursday night at TD Garden. The end result was a 141-133 win for the Boston Celtics over the Los Angeles Clippers in double overtime. However, a controversial foul call in the first overtime period ultimately did have an impact on the game. With just under 25…Lou Williams, Clippers Miffed About Controversial Foul Call Vs. Celtics — NESN.com
Jaylen Brown has earned widespread acclaim during his breakout season, but that doesn’t mean awards are coming his way. DraftKings Sportsbook on Wednesday set the Boston Celtics swingman’s odds of winning the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award at +8000. Brown’s lines cement him among the longshots, some distance behind those of favorites Brandon Ingram of…NBA Odds: Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Has These NBA Most Improved Player Lines — NESN.com
Gordon Hayward apparently has proven his worth to his employers. The Boston Celtics want the forward to remain with the team over the long term, an NBA source confirmed to BostonSportsJournal’s Brian Robb on Tuesday. Hayward’s contract will expire after next season, but he can opt out of his four-year, $128 million deal this summer…NBA Rumors: Celtics Want To Keep Gordon Hayward ‘Over Long Term’ — NESN.com