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Marcus Smart reportedly cleared to play Friday vs. Pistons

Marcus Smart reportedly cleared to play Friday vs. Pistons

A trip to the Motor City will see the Celtics get their spark plug back, as Marcus Smart has reportedly been cleared to return to action for Friday’s game against the Pistons, according to NBC Sports Boston’s A. Sherrod Blakely.  Injured when he punched a mirror at the team hotel and lacerated his hand (requiring 20 stitches) following a frustrating loss to the Lakers on Jan. 23, Smart’s likely return to the floor Friday night could not come at a better…

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ESPN: NBA players believe Celtics make best free agent pitches

ESPN: NBA players believe Celtics make best free agent pitches

Remember when free agents didn’t want to come to Boston because of the weather or the social scene or whatever other reason you can think of? Those days are gone. ESPN polled 48 NBA players on a variety of topics recently — most having to do with LeBron James’ impending free agency — but one of the questions should qualify as a pleasant surprise to Celtics fans. Asked which team makes the best pitches in free agency, a survey-high 27…

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Boston could play host to 2022 NBA All-Star Game

Boston could play host to 2022 NBA All-Star Game

While the basketball world parties All-Star weekend away in Los Angeles, word around the NBA is that the party could be coming to Boston in 2022.  A story broken by Yahoo’s Chris Mannix, the belief around L.A. is that Boston has a ‘strong likelihood’ to host in 2022 ‘should they want it’ in their backyard. But you can expect Boston to have some competition (or feel the wrath of jealous cities), as some NBA cities such as Sacramento, Portland, Memphis, and…

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Ray Allen among 13 finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame's 2018 class

Ray Allen among 13 finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame's 2018 class

A return to Massachusetts may be on the horizon for former Celtic Ray Allen. But it would be to Springfield, not Boston, as Allen will headline the list of 13 finalists eligible for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame later this year. Live at the 2018 Hall of Fame Finalist Announcements! https://t.co/cn9UX2XtLf — NBA TV (@NBATV) February 17, 2018 Allen’s Hall of Fame credentials are obvious, as the former UConn Huskie scored the 24th-most points (24,505), and…

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Watch: Jaylen Brown throws down crazy between-the-legs dunk at NBA Rising Stars game

Watch: Jaylen Brown throws down crazy between-the-legs dunk at NBA Rising Stars game

Celtics second-year guard Jaylen Brown is a high flyer, and he put those skills on display at the NBA Rising Stars game for Team USA, scoring 35 points in a loss to the World team. Brown scored most of his baskets on an assortment of drives and dunks, but his most impressive points came in the waning moments on a highlight-reel between-the-legs dunk. Check it out for yourself. JAYLEN! pic.twitter.com/xo31PMiOGA — Boston Celtics (@celtics) February 17, 2018 Full…

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Kyrie Irving gives encouraging quote about future in Boston

Kyrie Irving gives encouraging quote about future in Boston

In an NBA where almost nobody allows themselves to get settled in one city for anything beyond their current contract, it’s never too early to worry about a superstar leaving town. Especially when that town is not exactly known as a tropical paradise. But Celtics fans can happily read into the language and wording C’s superstar guard Kyrie Irving chose to use during a Friday appearance on ESPN’s The Jump. Asked about the possibility of Gordon Hayward returning to the…

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NBA power rankings: Celtics continue to fall

NBA power rankings: Celtics continue to fall

By Danny Dragin 1. Houston Rockets (2): 44-13 James Harden had 34 points and 13 assists in the Rockets win over the Timberwolves. The Rockets now find themselves in the midst of a 10-game win streak heading into the All-Star break. 2. Golden State Warriors (1): 44-14 Steve Kerr decided to let the players coach themselves in their game against the Suns. Many thought the move was disrespectful, but some also thought it was an intelligent coaching strategy. The dubs…

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Brad Stevens critical of Celtics heading into All-Star break

Brad Stevens critical of Celtics heading into All-Star break

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens didn’t hold back Wednesday night when analyzing his team’s recent struggles.  When asked if the All-Star break is coming at a good time for the Celtics, Stevens reminded reporters that every team has been playing games since October 17 and that there are no excuses for being outplayed by opponents. “I think teams have outplayed us,” Stevens stated. “I’ve said all along I don’t think we’re all that we were cracked up to be during our 16-game winning streak…

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Rajon Rondo brought up video tribute in heated spat with Isaiah Thomas

Rajon Rondo brought up video tribute in heated spat with Isaiah Thomas

Celtics legend Paul Pierce may have had his day and his tribute videos this past Sunday, but the neverending video tribute drama continued on Valentine’s Day. But with zero involvement with the Celtics or TD Garden’s jumbotron. It actually came in a meeting between the Lakers and Pelicans down in New Orleans, and with a confrontation and eventual ejections for Rajon Rondo and Isaiah Thomas. Matched up against one another late in the first quarter, and with the veteran Rondo’s…

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Clippers 129, Celtics 119: DeAndre Jordan's big night bests Kyrie Show

Clippers 129, Celtics 119: DeAndre Jordan's big night bests Kyrie Show

Before Wednesday’s game against the Celtics at TD Garden, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers told reporters that the last game before the All-Star break typically go one of two ways for most players: they either start their vacation early by putting up a forgettable night or they’ll piece together one of their best performances to date. The Clippers chose the latter. Defeating the Celtics by a 129-119 final, the Clips handed Boston their fourth loss in five tries, while the…

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