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Boston hater Rob Parker still gives Celtics no chance to beat Cavs

Boston hater Rob Parker still gives Celtics no chance to beat Cavs

Boston hater Rob Parker usually spews his inanity towards Tom Brady. But now he’s decided to target the Celtics. The man who once compared Brady to Lance Armstrong said on FS1’s “Undisputed” Wednesday he isn’t worried about the Cavaliers at all, because they have LeBron James, and the Celtics don’t. That, my friends, is some incisive analysis.  “(The Cavaliers) are not in trouble. Not yet. Not at all. No way, no how,” he said. “I think the people writing their…

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Brad Stevens (Coach of the Year), Jayson Tatum (Rookie of the Year) are NBA awards finalists

Brad Stevens (Coach of the Year), Jayson Tatum (Rookie of the Year) are NBA awards finalists

Brad Stevens and Jayson Tatum may not win their respective year-end awards, but they were still honored on Wednesday as finalists. Stevens was one of three nominated for Coach of the Year — along with fired Raptors coach Dwane Casey and Utah’s Quin Snyder. Tatum, meanwhile, joins odds-on favorite Ben Simmons and Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell as Rookie of the Year finalists. Neither selection is a surprise. Stevens led the Celtics to 55 wins and the No. 2 seed in…

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J.R. Smith has long history of dirty plays against Celtics

J.R. Smith has long history of dirty plays against Celtics

J.R. Smith’s cheap shot on Al Horford wasn’t the first time the erratic guard has crossed the line against the Celtics. He deserves every bit of profane scorn the Garden crowd, and Marcus Smart, directed at him in the closing minutes of Boston’s Game 2 victory Tuesday night. With 3:49 left in the fourth quarter, Smith shoved Horford from behind while he was in the air. The dirty play jeopardized Horford’s wellbeing, making it even more egregious. That prompted Marcus…

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Marcus Morris is LeBron James' kryptonite

Marcus Morris is LeBron James' kryptonite

Marcus Morris talked a big game heading into the Eastern Conference Finals. The veteran journeyman proclaimed he’s the best player in the league at guarding LeBron James, next to San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard. So far, Morris has lived up to his words, and then some.  The Celtics have put an array of guys on James, from big man Al Horford to guards Terry Rozier and Semi Ojeleye. But nobody has been better at containing James than Morris, who’s held the…

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LeBron James' lethargic second-half effort against Celtics overshadows triple-double

LeBron James' lethargic second-half effort against Celtics overshadows triple-double

LeBron James’ stat line in Game 2 was tremendous. The King rained down 21 points on the Celtics in the first quarter, including an incredible fadeaway jumper that nobody else in the league would be able to hit. At the end of the night, James finished with a triple-double, putting up 42 points to go along with 12 assists and 10 rebounds.  But those figures don’t tell the whole story. James’ lack of hustle on the defensive end, and overall…

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Cavs coach Ty Lue says Celtics 'gooning' up game, apparently forgets J.R. Smith is on his team

Cavs coach Ty Lue says Celtics 'gooning' up game, apparently forgets J.R. Smith is on his team

Goon isn’t just Gronk’s driver. It’s the word Ty Lue uses to describe what the Celtics have done to his Cavaliers to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals as the series shifts to Cleveland. “We’ve got to be tougher,” the Cavs coach said after the Celtics erased a double-digit deficit and overcame a 42-point triple-double from LeBron James in a 107-94 victory on Tuesday. “I think they’re playing tougher than we are. We see that. They’re being…

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Celtics 107, Cavaliers 94: LeBron throws best punch, C's don't even flinch in another commanding victory

Celtics 107, Cavaliers 94: LeBron throws best punch, C's don't even flinch in another commanding victory

When we tell the story of the 2018 Celtics, God knows how many shots we’ll feature. Al Horford’s baby hook to shock the Rockets. Buzzer-beating game-winners against the Blazers, Jazz, and Thunder. The steal and slam that stunned the Pacers. But for my money, there might not be a more quintessentially Celtics bucket than the one Terry Rozier scored in Tuesday night’s stunning rally for a 107-94 Game 2 victory over LeBron James and the Cavaliers en route to a…

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Robert Parish says Brad Stevens gets too much credit

Robert Parish says Brad Stevens gets too much credit

Brad Stevens is often lauded as one of the best coaches in the NBA. Hall of Fame big man Robert Parish thinks that’s ridiculous. In an interview with SiriusXM, the Celtics legend said Stevens can’t be considered one of the game’s great coaches until he wins a championship. “I think he gets a little too much praise, but I like what he’s doing,” Parish said, per ESPN. “They’re giving him all the love like he won three or four championships. Come…

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Tristan Thompson expects 'legendary' response from LeBron James in Game 2

Tristan Thompson expects 'legendary' response from LeBron James in Game 2

If we’ve learned anything about LeBron James over the second half of his career, it’s that he doesn’t go quietly. One only needs to recall the opening round of this year’s playoffs, when the Pacers opened with an 18-point blowout in Cleveland, to see how James responds to bad losses. “Limited” to a pedestrian triple-double in Game 1 (24-10-12), James dominated Game 2 with 46 points on 17-of-24 shooting, adding 12 rebounds and five assists in Cleveland’s 100-97 victory. The…

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Jeff Van Gundy goes all-in on Celtics, predicts they'll beat Cavs in five games

Jeff Van Gundy goes all-in on Celtics, predicts they'll beat Cavs in five games

Count Jeff Van Gundy among those who are firmly on the Celtics bandwagon.  ESPN’s lead NBA analyst slobbered over the C’s Sunday during their 103-83 blowout win over the Cavaliers at T.D. Garden. Midway through the first quarter, as the Celtics were stifling Cleveland and LeBron James, Van Gundy declared he believes they’re the favorite in the series. “I think (the Celtics are) so much better equipped this year to guard elite teams, because of their increased size,” he explained….

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