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Kyrie Irving leads Boston Celtics to overtime victory over Washington Wizards because he's great in clutch

Kyrie Irving leads Boston Celtics to overtime victory over Washington Wizards because he's great in clutch

There are few players in the NBA as clutch as Kyrie Irving. It’s a vital piece of his game that can’t be taught and is rarely duplicated. Superstars either have it or they don’t and when it comes to Irving’s clutch gene it can make all the difference between winning and losing. It was Irving who put his team on his back when the Celtics made their biggest comeback of the season last month against the Suns, where his 18…

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Jaylen Brown says demotion to bench is 'hardest thing' he's ever dealt with in career

Jaylen Brown says demotion to bench is 'hardest thing' he's ever dealt with in career

Jaylen Brown has played much better since he’s been placed on the bench. But the third-year forward is still struggling to adjust to his new role.  In a wide-ranging interview with ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan, Brown expounds on his early season woes. After a breakout sophomore campaign, Brown was one of the worst players in the league over the first 20 games of the year, in which the Celtics went 10-10. He was shooting just 25.3 percent on three-point shots, ranking…

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Kyrie Irving likely to return Wednesday, Gordon Hayward doubtful

Kyrie Irving likely to return Wednesday, Gordon Hayward doubtful

Although some of the C’s key players are questionable, Kyrie Irving is likely to return Wednesday after missing Monday’s game against the Pelicans. Irving was not on Tuesdays injury report which is a good sign for the Celtics point guard.  Meanwhile, Aron Baynes is questionable for Wednesday’s game with a left ankle sprain while Al Horford is experiencing left knee soreness and also remains questionable. In addition, Gordon Hayward is doubtful for due to illness and Guerschon Yabusele has been ruled…

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Anthony Davis to Boston Celtics rumors aren't going anywhere after another great performance in TD Garden

Anthony Davis to Boston Celtics rumors aren't going anywhere after another great performance in TD Garden

Anthony Davis isn’t leaving the Pelicans anytime soon. He’s committed to the only team he’s played for throughout his NBA career, but until he officially extends his contract to stick around long term, Celtics fans will continue to drool over the thought of seeing him in green-and-white and Monday night’s game was the latest reminder of just how great Davis is. The league’s most dominant big man delivered another stellar performance, finishing with 41 points, seven rebounds and four steals,…

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Celtics fans give Anthony Davis pregame ovation, and Bomani Jones weeps

Celtics fans give Anthony Davis pregame ovation, and Bomani Jones weeps

When Celtics fans showered Gordon Hayward with an ovation two years ago, ESPN commentator Bomani Jones insinuated it was because the star forward is white. “YOU KNOW, AND I KNOW, WHY CELTICS FANS WERE CHEERING GORDON HAYWARD,” Jones shrieked. “Is there another arena in the whole country that would get this charged about Gordon Hayward maybe coming as a free agent?” It is ridiculous to suggest Hayward’s skin color was the reason Celtics fans expressed so much adulation towards him….

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Kyrie Irving out, Al Horford, Gordon Hayward doubtful as Celtics attempt to extend winning streak vs. Pelicans

Kyrie Irving out, Al Horford, Gordon Hayward doubtful as Celtics attempt to extend winning streak vs. Pelicans

The Celtics will likely be missing their three highest-paid players when they host the Pelicans on Monday night with a five-game winning streak on the line. Point guard Kyrie Irving will sit with a sore shoulder, while Al Horford (left knee) and Gordon Hayward (illness) are each doubtful. Add big man Aron Baynes, who is expected to be sidelined for an extended period with an ankle injury, and the Celtics may only have 10 healthy players on Monday. Baynes and…

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The Celtics might just be championship-caliber after all

The Celtics might just be championship-caliber after all

The Celtics have finally found their stride.  This team is not only riding high on a five-game winning streak but the Celtics are crushing teams in the process — which is exactly what they’re supposed to do. If you’re a champion contender, this is the norm.  After topping the Cavaliers by 32 points and blowing out the Knicks by 28, the Celtics made history in Chicago — where they annihilated the Bulls by the tune of 56 points (133-77). It’s…

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Excused absence for Celtics' Robert Williams revealed

Excused absence for Celtics' Robert Williams revealed

When the news broke that Robert Williams III was going to miss his Maine Red Claws game Thursday night, many wondered whether or not the Celtics first-round pick had a legitimate reason for sitting out on such late notice.  Turns out he had a really good excuse. Williams, who posted a video of his newborn baby girl on Instagram Friday morning, missed his G-League game for the birth of his firstborn child.  I just met a girl, she stuck in…

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Kyrie Irving reveals what Celtics were missing before this winning streak

Kyrie Irving reveals what Celtics were missing before this winning streak

Kyrie Irving is starting to see changes in his team. The kind of attitude adjustment from his teammates that needed to be corrected, according to the Celtics’ guard, if they plan to contend long-term. Boston, in the midst of a four-game winning streak following Thursday’s 128-100 win over the Knicks, is clicking at just the right time. After falling to the bottom half of the Eastern Conference with a 10-10 record, this streak has bumped them up to a top-five…

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Jayson Tatum on Celtics’ early season struggles: 'Maybe we believed the hype too much'

Jayson Tatum on Celtics’ early season struggles: 'Maybe we believed the hype too much'

The Celtics are off to a rough start. With a record of 13-10 and currently sitting in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, have the Celtics believed the hype too much? Celtics budding star Jayson Tatum thinks so. Tatum was asked by Masslive.com what he believes is the cause to the early season struggles. “There’s a lot of different reasons,” said Tatum. “Maybe we believed the hype too much and we didn’t come out and perform. There’s a big target…

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