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GIFs, Latest News / Jan 23, 2015 / 11:45 am

Video: Sullinger’s Sitting Assist On Evan Turner’s Game-Winning 3-Pointer

Evan Turner

Just like they drew it up. With under 10 seconds to play and the Celtics trailing by two in Portland, Jared Sullinger was stripped in the post by Wesley Matthews and a mad scramble for the ball ensued. Sully jumped on the ball after a full-extension dive, whirled in the sitting position and found Evan Turner in the corner for the game-winning three with a second remaining. You can’t make this stuff up. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 23, 2015 / 10:00 am

Video: Damian Lillard Burns Avery Bradley, Smashes It On Cody Zeller

Damian Lillard, Cody Zeller

Avery Bradley is one of the best on-ball defenders in the NBA, and Damian Lillard shook him pretty bad last night on a spin move into the lane. Once there, Dame decided he might as well throw it down on Cody Zeller. Read More »

NBA / Jan 21, 2015 / 2:00 pm

Kobe Bryant Can’t Name Five Current Boston Celtics

Kobe Bryant

The storied rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics transcends individual players. Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain were followed by Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, who paved the way for Paul Pierce and Kobe Bryant. Read More »

GIFs / Jan 13, 2015 / 12:15 am

GIF: Marcus Smart Over-The Shoulder No-Look Dime

Marcus Smart

The rookie year of Marcus Smart has gone exactly as we expected. He struggles to shoot with efficiency from the field; though he’s connecting on a respectable 35.1 percent from deep, he’s just under 40 percent from the field overall. But he’s stronger than his size and he’s a playmaker. His flick over his shoulder for the assist in Boston’s win over the Pelicans on Mon. night works as a fine example. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 10, 2015 / 9:15 pm

Report: Clippers Will Acquire Austin Rivers, Doc’s Son, After Jeff Green Trade

Austin Rivers, Blake Griffin

The seemingly imminent Jeff Green trade isn’t yet completed, but that hasn’t stopped the Los Angeles Clippers from trying to poach one of the of the players involved. According to multiple media reports, the Clippers will likely acquire Austin Rivers – son of coach Doc Rivers – from the Boston Celtics once the the three-team trade of which he’s a part is finally completed. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 9, 2015 / 7:30 pm

Report: Celtics To Deal Jeff Green To Grizzlies For Prince & First-Round Pick

Jeff Green, Tayshaun Prince

It’s not even February and it’s already feeling like deadline season. Or maybe it’s just because Danny Ainge is determined to hold every first-round draft pick the next four years after dealing Brandan Wright to the Suns. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports the Grizzlies have been in discussion for weeks — something we noted two night’s ago — to acquire Jeff Green from the Celtics. Right now they’re in the process of a deal that would send Green to Memphis in exchange for a future first-round pick and Tayshaun Prince‘s expiring $7.7 million contract, but they’re awaiting a third team’s finalization to make it official. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 9, 2015 / 6:15 pm

Report: Celtics Trade Brandan Wright To Suns For Basically Two 2nd Rd. Picks

Brandan Wright, Markieff Morris

The Celtics took on Brandan Wright and his expiring $5 million contract as part of the deal to send Rajon Rondo to Dallas. Now, per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Wright is headed back to the Western Conference with the Phoenix Suns. In exchange for Wright, the Celtics will get the first-round pick Phoenix owns from Minnesota. But, as most of the picks doled out these days, it’s protected. Read More »

Video / Jan 2, 2015 / 8:30 pm

Watch Celtics Pay Tribute To Rajon Rondo With Tribute Video, Standing Ovation

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo (photo. watchnba201415)

Rajon Rondo’s return to the Boston Celtics’ TD Garden is going as well as he could have hoped. Not only is the Dallas Mavericks’ point guard dominating the game, but fans and players gave him a lengthy standing ovation at the conclusion of an emotional video highlighting his time in green and gold. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 2, 2015 / 5:15 pm

Rajon Rondo Praises Celtics Brass Before Emotional Return To Boston

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo might not have played defense during his last couple of years with the Boston Celtics, but that hardly means he wasn’t bleeding green and gold. In advance of his return to TD Garden on Friday, the Dallas Mavericks point guard praised the entire Celtics organization for everything from his arrival in Bean Town to his departure. Read More »

Smack / Jan 2, 2015 / 1:30 pm

Rajon Rondo Says He Hasn’t “Played Defense In A Couple Years”

Jeremy Lin, Rajon Rondo

Before Rajon Rondo plays against the Boston Celtics for the first time in his career, the enigmatic point guard threw some (unintentional?) shade at his former team. Speaking to reporters on the TD Garden floor at shootaround today, the Dallas Mavericks star said he hadn’t played defense “in a couple years” before getting traded. Read More »