Celtics Have Signed Head Coach Brad Stevens To Contract Extension — NESN.com

Brad Stevens is going to find himself walking the halls of both the TD Garden and the Auerbach Center for years to come. The Boston Celtics signed the head coach to a contract extension Wednesday, the team announced. Terms of Stevens’ contact, however, were not disclosed. Stevens, 43, was named the franchise’s head coach on July…

Celtics Have Signed Head Coach Brad Stevens To Contract Extension — NESN.com

Jayson Tatum Believes Marcus Smart ‘Heart And Soul’ Of Celtics Team — NESN.com

Marcus Smart made an impact both on the court and on the bench in the Boston Celtics’ 122-100 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. Smart not only locked down defensively for the Celtics, who were in dire need of a good defense performance, but encouraged teammates to do the same. Celtics forward Jayson…

Jayson Tatum Believes Marcus Smart ‘Heart And Soul’ Of Celtics Team — NESN.com

Celtics Wrap: Jaylen Brown’s Heroics Help Hold On Vs. Trail Blazers — NESN.com

After enjoying a comfortable 20-point lead through most of their game against the Portland Trail Blazers, the fourth quarter of the Boston Celtics’ 128-124 win was quite uncomfortable. Jursuf Nurkic (30 points, nine rebounds) and Damian Lillard (30 points, 16 assists) ate away at the Celtics advantage slowly in the third, and took the lead…

Celtics Wrap: Jaylen Brown’s Heroics Help Hold On Vs. Trail Blazers — NESN.com

Brad Stevens Explains How Kemba Walker’s Knee Has Fared After Friday’s Loss — NESN.com

Brad Stevens is encouraged by Kemba Walker’s recovery. The Boston Celtics head coach told reporters Saturday, following the team’s 119-112 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night, the veteran point guard has “responded well.” Walker, who has been nursing a knee injury throughout much of the season, played 19 minutes on what Stevens explained…

Brad Stevens Explains How Kemba Walker’s Knee Has Fared After Friday’s Loss — NESN.com

Marcus Smart Shades Refs For Overturned Giannis Antetokounmpo Foul Call — NESN.com

Not once, but twice Giannis Antetokounmpo narrowly dodged fouling out Friday night. The Milwaukee Bucks star had a pair of calls that would have marked his sixth foul of the night overturned, and it allowed him to stay in and ultimately sink the Celtics in Boston’s 119-112 loss to the Bucks in the first seeding…

Marcus Smart Shades Refs For Overturned Giannis Antetokounmpo Foul Call — NESN.com

Kemba Walker’s Knee Felt Good In Minutes-Restricted Game Vs. Bucks — NESN.com

How he feels in the morning obviously is more important, but for now Kemba Walker is feeling pretty good. Out of an abundance of caution, the Boston Celtics kept the star point guard on a minutes restriction in Friday night’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, and he’ll likely be limited throughout the seeding round. It’s…

Kemba Walker’s Knee Felt Good In Minutes-Restricted Game Vs. Bucks — NESN.com

Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Issues Thoughtful Message About Importance Of Voting — NESN.com

Jaylen Brown has been exemplary in his handling of off-the-court issues in recent months. And the Boston Celtics guard spoke out on another important one Wednesday — voting. “I want to continue to demand justice for Breonna Taylor. I want that to continue to be reiterated while I’m down here,” Brown told reporters from the…

Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Issues Thoughtful Message About Importance Of Voting — NESN.com

Jaylen Brown has been exemplary in his handling of off-the-court issues in recent months. And the Boston Celtics guard spoke out on another important one Wednesday — voting. “I want to continue to demand justice for Breonna Taylor. I want that to continue to be reiterated while I’m down here,” Brown told reporters from the NBA bubble in Orlando, Fla. “Also, I want to encourage people in my community to get out and vote — not just for the presidential elections, but state representatives, elected officials, etc. I think there is a lot of power in coming together and voting, especially in the black community. Politicians have made empty promises to the black community year after year after year. They think that is OK and acceptable and it’s not. “So, I want to emphasize that we got to continue to vote. We got to come together, use our power, utilize it in the right manner. And I want to inspire people in Georgia, where I’m from, Marietta, … Boston, Massachusetts, Dorchester, Roxbury, Oakland, East Oakland, West Oakland, wherever my influence reaches I want people to continue to vote. There’s a lot of power in exercising that. And we got to use it…” You can listen to Brown’s full statement below, courtesy of NBC Sports Boston’s Chris Forsberg. Get out and vote let’s make it a trend 💯

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Celtics’ Kemba Walker’s Knee ‘Strongest It’s Been’ Since September — NESN.com

Kemba Walker appears to be progressing positively from his knee injury. The Celtics guard has been dealing with a nagging knee issue this season that’s caused him to miss some time during his first season in Boston. And even though he wasn’t 100 percent heading into the NBA’s bubble environment in Orlando, Fla., it’s getting…

Celtics’ Kemba Walker’s Knee ‘Strongest It’s Been’ Since September — NESN.com

Celtics’ Kemba Walker Feeling Positive After Scrimmage Victory Vs. Suns — NESN.com

Kemba Walker returned to the floor Sunday, and boy, did he feel good. Walker notched six points in just under 9 1/2 minutes in the Boston Celtics’ scrimmage against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. This was is the first time Walker has played in a game-like scenario since mid-March as he continues to cater to…

Celtics’ Kemba Walker Feeling Positive After Scrimmage Victory Vs. Suns — NESN.com

Kemba Walker Injury: Celtics Star Looked ‘Great’ At Saturday’s Practice — NESN.com

Kemba Walker’s knee injury appears to be progressing nicely (finally) as the Boston Celtics inch closer to officially resuming play. So far, head coach Brad Stevens has like what he’s seen from Walker since the team gathered for the first time following a three-month pause due to COVID-19. Walker hasn’t participated in every practice since…

Kemba Walker Injury: Celtics Star Looked ‘Great’ At Saturday’s Practice — NESN.com

Kemba Walker Injury: Celtics Star Progressing But Wont Play In Scrimmage — NESN.com

The latest Kemba Walker injury update offers (mostly) good news to Boston Celtics fans. Walker on Thursday returned to practice at Walt Disney World after missing multiple sessions due to an ailing knee. Although the Celtics guard feels he’s trending in the right direction, he will not play in Friday’s scrimmage against the Oklahoma City…

Kemba Walker Injury: Celtics Star Progressing But Wont Play In Scrimmage — NESN.com

Jaylen Brown Is Considering Leaving Back Of Jersey Blank As Statement — NESN.com

As part of its initiative to focus on racial inequality during its return, the NBA is allowing its players to replace the names on the back of their jerseys with messages for social justice. But not just any message. It has to be one from an approved list of 29 different statements, and many players…

Jaylen Brown Is Considering Leaving Back Of Jersey Blank As Statement — NESN.com