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Kyrie Irving gets into spirited Duke debate with kid at Boston Children's Hospital

Kyrie Irving gets into spirited Duke debate with kid at Boston Children's Hospital

Give Kyrie Irving and his teammates a ton of credit for swinging on by Boston Children’s Hospital to visit with some of the patients. But another round of kudos has to go to one of the kids who got a chance to meet Irving. What started as a nice meet-and-greet turned into a playful, spirited debate between Irving and one of the patients regarding the Celtics’ guard’s alma mater, Duke. (Spoiler: The kid held his own.) This is awesome. The…

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Ray Allen explains why Celtics need that veteran Kyrie Irving talked about

Ray Allen explains why Celtics need that veteran Kyrie Irving talked about

CAP CANA, Dominican Republic — It was after the Celtics’ loss to Portland that dropped them to 7-6 that Kyrie Irving surfaced perhaps the most uncomfortable quote of the young season. “You know, looking at this locker room, just me being in my eighth year and being a quote-unquote veteran, as well as Al [Horford] and [Aron] Baynes,” he told reporters. “Right now I think that it would be nice if we had someone that was a 15-year vet, 14-year…

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Richard Jefferson thinks Celtics would beat Raptors in an NBA playoffs series

Richard Jefferson thinks Celtics would beat Raptors in an NBA playoffs series

The Celtics slow start, combined with Toronto racing out of the gates, has made Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors the runaway favorites in the Eastern Conference. At 20-5, Toronto owns the best record in the NBA. But one-time NBA champion Richard Jefferson doesn’t believe the Raptors will beat the Celtics in a playoff series. Appearing on FS1’s First Things First, Jefferson granted that Toronto would have the best player in the series in Leonard, but that the Celtics, “might have…

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If 2018-19 Boston Celtics want to win NBA championship, they can look to 2006 Miami Heat for inspiration

If 2018-19 Boston Celtics want to win NBA championship, they can look to 2006 Miami Heat for inspiration

The Celtics haven’t looked like a championship team through the season’s first quarter, but perhaps they can take some inspiration from one of their oldest nemeses. Pat Riley battled the Celtics for titles as a player, coach, and executive, and in 2006, he led the Miami Heat to their first championship after replacing Stan Van Gundy behind the bench in December. Those Heat, like today’s Celtics, went 13-10 through their first 23 games. That’s the worst start of any champion…

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Gordon Hayward highlights: After first 30-point game with Celtics, Gordon Hayward Jazz highlights a reminder of what he can be

Gordon Hayward highlights: After first 30-point game with Celtics, Gordon Hayward Jazz highlights a reminder of what he can be

Kyrie Irving told Gordon Hayward he needed to be more aggressive, and the Celtics forward delivered over the weekend in Minnesota, pouring in 30 points for the first time in green. With Hayward understandably struggling to find his footing barely a year after suffering a gruesome broken leg five minutes into his Celtics career, there had been some concern he wouldn’t rediscover the form that made him an All-Star in Utah. And while Saturday’s performance in a 118-109 victory was…

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Gordon Hayward, Celtics super sub. Get used to it.

Gordon Hayward, Celtics super sub. Get used to it.

Would it be the worst thing in the world if Gordon Hayward became the Celtics’ new sixth man of the year? Forget about how much money he makes, the sole All-Star selection and the fact that he dropped 30 points Saturday night against the Timberwolves, because aside from Hayward’s season-best performance, underneath the game’s headline read the following: the revamped lineup delivered once again. And that lineup isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. (For a complete recap of the…

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Marcus Smart of Boston Celtics making a lot of NBA teams regret not signing him in free agency

Marcus Smart of Boston Celtics making a lot of NBA teams regret not signing him in free agency

Marcus Smart hit restricted free agency expecting to earn $16 million a year. Suitors never materialized, but the Celtics rewarded their dirt dog anyway. The four-year, $52 million deal he signed probably slightly surpassed market value, but it’s hard to imagine the Celtics mind, because outside of Kyrie Irving, no one has meant more to Boston than the fifth-year guard out of Oklahoma State. Friday’s 128-95 victory over the hapless Cavaliers provided no shortage of quintessential Smart moments in the…

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Kyrie Irving thinks Gordon Hayward is passing too much

Kyrie Irving thinks Gordon Hayward is passing too much

It has been a frustrating return to action for Celtics forward Gordon Hayward, as he and the Celtics have struggled to open the 2018-19 season. Speaking after practice on Thursday, Kyrie Irving shared what he believes Hayward’s biggest issue is. “Honestly, I think that he’s passing a little too much for Gordon’s potential and his talent,” Irving told reporters. “I think, coming up in the next few games, he’ll be able to show some different things that he’s been on for…

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Kendrick Perkins says he wants to come back to Celtics, but they don't seem interested –– for now

Kendrick Perkins says he wants to come back to Celtics, but they don't seem interested –– for now

Kyrie Irving said the Celtics could use a 14- or 15-year veteran on their squad. Enter 15-year vet and beloved ex-Green Teamer, Kendrick Perkins. At the T.D. Garden Sports Museum annual gala Wednesday, where Perkins was there to introduce honoree Paul Pierce, the big man told NBC Sports Boston he’s reached out to Danny Ainge about returning to Boston. Perkins played with the Celtics for eight seasons, and was the starting center on their 2008 championship club. “I did reach out…

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Terry Rozier being sued for copyright infringement

Terry Rozier being sued for copyright infringement

Celtics point guard Terry Rozier has found himself in a lawsuit with the company that created the scream mask. Rozier has loved the movie “Scream” since he was a kid and when Celtics fans started calling him “Scary Terry,” Rozier saw an opportunity to make money outside of just playing basketball. The 24-year-old decided to start selling apparel with a cartoon version of himself wearing the “Scream” mask with “Scary Terry” written below it. Terry Rozier’s “Scary Terry” swag earned the attention of…

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