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The Toronto Raptors tied up the Eastern Conference Finals last night. Game 5 will take place tomorrow night in Milwaukee at 8:30 PM. Marcus Smart received First Team All-Defense honors earlier this afternoon. Subscribe to Celtics Newsfeed on iTunes, Stitcher, and WATCH on www.youtube.com/CLNSMedia SPONSORED MESSAGE: IT’S THE NBA POST SEASON & STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS!


If you haven’t checked Twitter lately then you’ve missed A TON of Terry Rozier content over the past couple of days. Scary Terry swaggered (real word) his way from one studio at ESPN to another. He was on “Get Up”, then “First Take”, then “Jaylen and Jacoby”, detailing the ups-and-downs of the frustrating Celtics season.


The NBA is down to it’s final four teams, and the Celtics are NOT one of them! Who should shoulder the blame in Boston, and what happens next for a team full of controversy. Plus, of the remaining four, can anybody catch the warriors? Plus, Alex Lebowitz’ Game Of Thrones Finale guesses, and thoughts on


Brian, Michael and Rich break down the implications of the NBA Draft Lottery for the Celtics, the odds AD could stay in New Orleans after they got No. 1, what the best offers for AD might be from the Lakers and Knicks and react to Terry Rozier’s latest comments.


Trevor Lane of the Lakers Nation Podcast & Nick Gelso of CLNS Media’s Garden Report reflect on the circus surrounding the Lakers and the disappointment circulating Boston Garden. The guys go all the way back to deep dive the Magic Johnson experiment, Isaiah Thomas trade, Kyrie’s playoffs promises and the uproar in both fan bases


Kendrick Perkins feels your pain. The former Boston Celtic center expressed his frustrations with this year’s team on this week’s edition of Celtics Beat. Perk wasted no time ripping into Kyrie Irving. “He sounds confused. He sounds like a guy that don’t wanna be in Boston,” said the NBA Champion. “Celtics history and Celtics pride


BOSTON — The Celtics will look to avoid a 3-1 hole in their best-of-7 series when they host the Bucks in Game 4 Monday night at TD Garden. Cedric Maxwell and Josue Pavon previewed the match-up in the latest episode of the Cedric Maxwell Podcast of CLNS Media. Maxwell believes the Celtics’ second unit will be


Cedric Maxwell and Josue Pavon are back for episode 3 of The Cedric Maxwell Podcast. EPISODE TEASER: Ep3 of the Cedric Maxwell #Podcast is here. Today, Max is talking about @KingJames & his contributions to charity, social issues, etc. Max: “Anybody who would tarnish what #LeBron did defies logic to me…” FULL EP HERE: https://t.co/[email protected]


BOSTON — Finally! Unfiltered Max… Welcome to episode 1 of the Cedric Maxwell Podcast. Co-host, and veteran podcaster, Josue Pavon shows Max the podcasting ropes. In their inaugural episode, Max and ‘Sway talk about Kyrie Irving, the Celtics of today vs the Celtics of eras past, the life of a retired NBA legend and whether or not


1:00 p.m. Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin In a rematch of last year’s first round, the Celtics are the underdog as they travel to Milwaukee to take on possible MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks. Both teams have rested for almost a whole week and are looking to take the first step towards the Eastern Conference


Celtics are set to battle Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks after their four-game sweep against the Pacers. We preview the best-of-7 series and make our predictions on this much anticipated matchup with our guest Zac Peloquin of Causewaystreet.com as Milwaukee are the favorites to win and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. Plus, we take


Brian Robb and Michael Pina break down everything you need to know about upcoming Celtics – Bucks, including dissecting starting lineup possibilities, x-factors and keys.


Brian and Michael break down the Celtics’ first round sweep of the Pacers by going over takeaways. What did we learn about the C’s during their dominant win and what will possibly translate over into a much tougher test in the Eastern Conference Semifinals? The guys also ask some big questions about the Bucks series


The Celtics did what they were supposed to do: beat the Pacers and move on to the next round. And Boston did that as quickly as possible. Yet there are people everywhere that are quick to discredit what the team just did.     MARCUS SMART INJURY UPDATE:   The Pacers didn’t have Victor Oladipo!


Brian, Michael and Rich break down takeaways from Game 1, talk about adjustments for Game 2 and the rest of the Pacers-Celtics series and jump around the Eastern Conference to figure out the odds on whether there will be an upset in the first round.


The Boston Celtics regular season was exhausting. And yes, I know there’s one game to go. Still won’t change anything. This season dragged. The ups-and-downs of the play on the court, the drama off it. It was all exhausting. But the regular season is mercifully over after Tuesday. Just as long as no one gets


6:00 p.m. Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York The Celtics have won their last two games, including last night’s against the Indiana Pacers. Tonight, they’ll square off with another Eastern Conference playoff hopefull when they travel to Brooklyn to take on D’Angelo Russell and the Nets. Brooklyn, 38-38, currently sits in 7th place in the East


If you went chalk on your bracket for your office pool you’re probably doing well as we head for the Sweet 16. All four 1-seeds, all four 2-seeds, all four 3-seeds are still in play. It wasn’t the most thrilling start to a tournament, but Jeff Goodman and Rob Dauster still took time to break


Celtics Legend Cedric Maxwell has some advice for the C’s as they make their playoff push: Don’t worry about seeding. In theory Boston matches up well everyone. They have star power, great swings and wings, solid size, veteran depth, a great bench, and a phenomenal coach. Despite how far ahead in the standings the beasts


Coming off of its third-straight win overall, a 120-107 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers Saturday night, the Boston Celtics may find themselves without their starting small forward for Monday’s West Coast finale. Team officials have listed Jayson Tatum as questionable for Monday’s action against the Clippers with right shoulder soreness. Plus, the Lakers are


The last time the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers met on Feb. 7, the Lakers erased an 18-point deficit and won on a game-winning shot by Rajon Rondo. Since that date, the Lakers have nosedived with a 2-8 record and now LeBron James will be on a minutes restriction the rest of the season,


One of these days maybe Kyrie Irving will say something to the media that won’t be controversial. Every time it seems he has a chance to clear the waters on something he just compounds the problem. It has now gotten to the point where Kyrie can’t even talk to anyone without it becoming a national


The Celtics are playing their best, most complete basketball of the season right now. They have won 13 of their past 15 games, highlighted with a win in Philadelphia without Kyrie Irving or Aron Baynes. The two losses to the two Los Angeles teams sting, no question. But to paraphrase Brad Stevens: Good teams lose


Kyrie Irving and the Celtics were incredible over the final seven minutes Saturday night in Memphis, coming back to earn a big road win 112-103 over the Grizzlies. Irving was electric with 26 points and 13 assists, out-dueling Mike Conley Jr. (26 points). Boston moves to 21-14, and improves to 10-9 on the road. 


Boston Celtics wing Jaylen Brown has been reportedly dealing with a right hand injury for over a month now. Following Boston’s 127-113 loss to Houston last night, Brown was spotted with his hand heavily wrapped in the Celtics’ locker room. Subscribe to the Celtics Newsfeed on iTunes, Stitcher, and WATCH on youtube.com/CLNSMedia. Win Tickets To


In this episode, Dieter Kurtenbach joins the show and we break down all angles of the Pelicans-Anthony Davis situation. Given that Davis is making public comments about it, LeBron and Giannis are publicly courting him, and the Pelicans have fallen to 15-20, the time is right to start looking at this seriously. What should the


Kyrie Irving carried the Celtics over the 76ers on Christmas with the first 40-point, 10-rebound game of his career. LeBron James is day-to-day after suffering a groin injury in the Lakers Christmas day victory over the Golden State Warriors. Scores around the NBA on Christmas Day. Subscribe to Celtics Newsfeed on iTunes, Stitcher, and WATCH


Making a triumphant return to the podcast, Cole Zwicker joins to chat about a few interesting player development and evaluation topics. First, we chat about the Suns. The Suns had won four straight games at the time of this recording, and seemed tailor made for a long-form breakdown to start by Cole and I given


Adam Kaufman, host of the Celtics Beat Podcast was joined by Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe on Sunday. Adam and Washburn take a hard look at the Celtics injuries and lack of front court depth.   TIME STAMPS: 3:26 We have no idea what this team is yet 9:26 Big man depth getting put to the


On today’s podcast we discuss the following topics: PGs insane night against the Nets Why all the Russ hate? Ariza trade idea for OKC Say What Stats Cereal Scale And so much more Thanks for listening and subscribe on iTunes! Support the people that support Down to Dunk, Oklahoma Shirt Company and Anthem Brewing! Visit


In this episode, Tony Jones from The Athletic joins to discuss the great spitting controversy of 2018, and we lay out prediction about what the punishment should have been for Rajon Rondo, Brandon Ingram, and Chris Paul. We also discuss how this type of stuff will affect how we remember Rondo’s career. Then, we break


In this episode, Dieter Kurtenbach joins Sam to break down Great British Bake Off, Hereditary, Haunting of Hill House…well, for the first seven minutes at least. But if you want to skip forward to the basketball, the Celtics win over the 76ers takes up half the conversation due to the fascinating nature of the game.


At today’s practice, Brad Stevens said he plans to play both Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward in back-to-backs, which dot the early-season schedule for the Boston Celtics. Also, according to sources in Las Vegas, the Celtics at 5-to-1 are the second-most bet team to win the NBA title behind only the rival Los Angeles Lakers.


Jeff Goodman of Stadium and CLNS Media’s Good n’ Plenty Podcast flexed his NCAA expert muscles with this all-encompassing deep dive into the NCAA scandal. A must-listen for hoops fans.    1:10 The scene from days 1 & 2 of the FBI’s NCAA Basketball trial   18:00 Names and programs mentioned in the trial


In this episode, Dieter Kurtenbach pops on with Sam Vecenie to chat about Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving’s conspiracy theories, their favorite conspiracy theories, Luka Doncic’s debut, Markelle Fultz making 3s, Patrick McCaw’s lack of deal, and the Ryder Cup. But mostly, they laugh about Kyrie, because who HASN’T gone down a YouTube rabbit hole of


Everybody and their source’s mother has an opinion on Marcus Smart this summer. The Boston Celtics’ longest-tenured player has rapidly become one of the most divisive guys in the NBA. The advanced analytical revolution can’t quantify the VORP of a guy who’s eye-popping winning plays are only outnumbered by stretches head-scratching shot selection. With cases


CLNS Media’s Mike Petraglia explains why superstars don’t want to team up with LeBron James, which teams are interested in Marcus Smart and why Celtics rookie Robert Williams can’t stop partying. All that and more in Part 2 of our LeBron to Lakers double-episode. Follow us on Twitter: @CausewayStreet, @Joe_Sway, @SeanDutra, @Joel_CSP and subscribe to us


In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Vice Sports’ Michael Pina about the NBA offseason that is about to come. First, they start with Kawhi Leonard, chat about how potential trades involving him, and how he affects the rest of the process for LeBron James and maybe even Paul George. Then, they get into unrestricted


In this Draft Day episode of the Game Theory Podcast, Sam Vecenie chats with Jeff Goodman from Stadium/CLNS Media and Chris Stone from Sporting News about the NBA Draft. First, Jeff and Sam discuss some of the key story lines leading into the draft, from trade discussions to the recruitment, background, and development of some


It’s widely assumed that the Phoenix Suns will select Arizona Center Deandre Ayton with the first pick in the NBA Draft. Of course that’s assuming they hold onto the pick. And while Ayton may be the consensus top player on the board, not everyone agrees he should go first overall. Jeff Goodman, host of the

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In this episode, Cole Zwicker joins Sam Vecenie to chat about the 2018 NBA Draft, but first they talk about the 2019 NBA Draft. Charles Bassey committed to play at Western Kentucky for the 2018-19 college hoops season, so Sam and Cole break down Bassey, his game, what they’ve seen in the past, and how


In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Cole Zwicker about the NBA Playoffs Conference Finals. First, they break down Game 1 of the Celtics-Cavaliers series, which Boston ran away with by 25 points. We go into the Xs and Os, the performances, and some of the potential adjustments for Game 2. Then, we break down


The Boston Celtics have learned to survive, even thrive, without superstar guard Kyrie Irving. Obviously they would prefer to have him on their side as they get set to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. But here’s the good news. Kyrie’s not playing for Cleveland either. Irving was of course shipped


No matter what is thrown in their way, this young, yet decisive Boston Celtics team is in a desirable situation leading the rival Philadelphia 76ers, three game to none. Jaylen Brown continues to nurse his hamstring injury as rotations are finalized before the potential deciding game is played on Monday night. Use promo code “CLNS”


The Celtics are now up 2-0 on the Philadelphia 76ers after storming back from a 22 point deficit to pick up a 108-103 victory last night at the TD Garden. Jaylen Brown went against doctors orders to play in this game. He finished with 13 points and 4 rebounds on 5-12 shooting. Rookie of the


Celtics fans had their say on the ongoing Rookie of the year debate during Game one of the Eastern Conference semifinals. A debate not just about which rookie is best (Ben Simmons or Jayson Tatum) but whether one is even a rookie at all. And the verdict was unanimous. Their guy (Simmons) is not a


In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Cole Zwicker about the second round of the NBA Playoffs, diving deep on each of the series. First, they run through a post-mortem of the Boston-Milwaukee series where Milwaukee was an abject mess in terms of lineups and Boston saw Al Horford, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus


In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Cole Zwicker about the weekend that was in the playoffs. They open with about 20 minutes on the Bucks pulling even with Boston following Joe Prunty stumbling backwards into the Thon Maker adjustment, which changed the complexion of the series. Then, the two move on to Wizards-Raptors, Pacers-Cavaliers,


On today’s podcast we discuss the following topics: Previewing Game 4 of Thunder vs. Jazz Westbrook? Russ? Where is Russ!? What adjustments can OKC make? Adams foul trouble Fun with Stats And much more! Thanks for listening and subscribe on iTunes! Today’s episode is brought to you by Andy’s Frozen Custard!    


In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with friend of the program Cole Zwicker about all of the Game 2s in the First Round of the NBA Playoffs, breaking them down much in the same way they did Game 1. They went in this order: Pacers-Cavs, Philadelphia-Miami, Utah-OKC, Milwaukee-Boston, Pelicans-Blazers, Wizards-Raptors, Wolves-Rockets, Spurs-Warriors.


In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Cole Zwicker and talks goes in-depth on the first weekend of the NBA Playoffs, breaking down the first game of each series. Here’s the order: Utah-OKC, Milwaukee-Boston, New Orleans-Blazers, Pacers-Cavs, Philly-Miami, Wizards–Raptors, Minnesota-Houston, Golden State-San Antonio. Then, they chat about lessons teams can learn from the playoffs in terms of the NBA


In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Zach Harper of Fan Rag Sports and the Count the Dings podcast network to preview the 2018 NBA Playoffs. They run through each series, chatting about their overall thoughts on the series, the matchup within the series they’re looking forward to, and the fake over/under they’re most looking


On today’s podcast we discuss the following topics: Playoff Preview! Thunder vs. Jazz What are the keys to the series for OKC? How can the Jazz win? Our series picks A look at the whole playoff picture And much more! Thanks for listening and subscribe on iTunes! Today’s episode is brought to you by Anthem


In an era that was laser-focused on the fast break, guard Michael Cooper of the Showtime Lakers was all about getting stops on the defensive end. His presence played a large role in the team forcing the turnovers that would allow Magic Johnson to get out in transition and do what he does best. Cooper


This episode of the podcast is dedicated to handing out the NBA Awards and All-NBA teams. As is tradition, Dieter Kurtenbach joins the show and he and Sam Vecenie run through each of their teams. We hand out and break down: MVP; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Team All-NBA; Defensive Player of the Year; 1st and


In this episode, Cole Zwicker joins Sam for his weekly appearance on the podcast, where the two chat about the 2017 NBA Draft Class. In detail, they break down the entire class’s performance in their rookie seasons, discussing whether or not each player exceeded expectations, lived up to them, or has work to do as


In this episode, Jared Weiss joins Sam Vecenie and chats about the Kyrie Irving injury. What exactly is Kyrie Irving’s injury in detail? What procedure is he undergoing? How does this affect the Celtics moving forward this season? Do they have a legitimate chance to make the Eastern Conference finals, still? All that and more


In this episode, Sam chats with Cole Zwicker about a variety of topics. First, they talk about the Kawhi Leonard report from ESPN, which noted that teams are going to be gathering their war chest to make big-time offers for Leonard this summer. They chat about the situation surrounding him, his contract situation, and the


On today’s podcast Royce Young, Fred Katz, and Jon Hamm join to discuss the following topics: Are the Thunder what their record says they are? PG’s shooting Jerami Grant’s improvement Carmelo Anthony… Potential Playoff matchups And much more! Thanks for listening and subscribe on iTunes! Today’s episode is brought to you by Andy’s Frozen Custard!


Saturday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors was a nail-biter with a big payoff in the final minutes for the Celtics. There were key plays in the game from Marcus Morris, Jayson Tatum, Terry Rozier and Aron Baynes – who had a huge first quarter. Baynes started quickly by swishing two 3-pointers – his first


With just six games remaining in the regular season, Gordon Hayward took another step forward towards his return to the Boston Celtics. That step wasn’t just any old step, though. This step was a bit quicker. It was a jog. A light jog, but a jog all the same. The Player’s Tribune, through which Hayward


In a close game against the Raptors, the Celtics won it 110-99. What won the game for the Celtics was the 4th quarter, which they won 28-15. The team’s pace was impressive, as they began to make runs, which was acknowledged by head coach Brad Stevens. “Well, I didn’t think at the start of the third


It’s a pretty unbelievable season for the Boston Celtics who have gotten to almost 56 wins having many key players out and tons of injuries. Many different bench players have been jumbled into the starting lineup which is where they have shown what they can bring to the table. For example, players like Shane Larkin


The Boston Celtics face the Toronto Raptors tomorrow night with major playoff implications on the line. With two more match-ups between these squads over the last week of the season, the Celtics could wind up just one game behind Toronto if they manage to win both games. Ty Lue makes his return as Cleveland Cavaliers


You can count Celtics TV analyst Kyle Draper among those concerned about the Celtics playoff prospects.  Though the team has played extremely well through an avalanche of injuries (Kyrie Irving, Marcus Smart, Daniel Theis, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Morris) the playoffs are a different animal.  And Draper frankly isn’t bullish about any first round matchup, especially


The Boston Celtics might have more improbable wins than any other team in the NBA this year. C’s play-by-play man Sean Grande details all the “probability percentages” of the comeback wins this year. You can add the latest road win against the Utah Jazz to the list. And in that light Kyle Draper of NBC


The Los Angeles Lakers will be without guard Isaiah Thomas for the rest of the season thanks to hip surgery. Thomas arrived in Los Angeles last month after a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers and became a spark plug off the bench for Los Angeles. Overall, his 2017-2018 season was a disappointment as Thomas was


On today’s podcast we discuss the following topics: The Thunder loss to the Blazers Benching Melo Paul George’s struggles A look at the West standings Should OKC want GS in round 1? And much more! Thanks for listening and subscribe on iTunes! Today’s episode is brought to you by Andy’s Frozen Custard!

 

We have for you Episode two with Landry Fields. Just so you know, Episode one was one of the highest downloaded episodes in The Game of Life Podcast history. That’s all credit to one of the most genuine, motivational, and interesting people you will ever meet – Mr. Landry Fields. And of course a big


After bits and pieces of hope from the Boston Celtics, Danny Ainge and Gordon Hayward himself during Hayward’s recovery from a fractured ankle, Ainge indicated recently that Hayward had suffered a setback. Although Ainge subsequently backtracked on using “setback” as his choice word, an impediment in recovery is far from out of the ordinary when dealing


Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving underwent a minimally-invasive procedure today to remove a tension wire in his left knee, according to the team. With the Celtics roster a walking infirmary at this point, Irving is expected to return to basketball activities in 3-to-6 weeks. The NBA playoffs begin April 14, which would put Irving in


Playing again without Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart, the Celtics managed to knock of a Western Conference power. Boston got 30 points and a key three late from Marcus Morris to comeback from down 12 in the fourth quarter and beat the Portland Trail Blazers 105-100. Portland had lost just once in its


Celtics kick-off their four-game west coast road trip at Portland against Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum and the Trail Blazers. Dave Deckard of SB Nation breaks down the matchup and what it’s going to take for the C’s to grab another win. 


When the Los Angeles Lakers selected point guard Lonzo Ball with the second overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft there was a great deal of discussion about his shot. After all, he slings the ball to the basket in an unconventional style that is nowhere near aesthetically pleasing, raising questions about whether or not


Kyrie Irving decided that the best idea for him would be talk to another doctor about his lingering knee issue. This could sideline him for a while if it’s not good news. Danny Ainge talks about how others can step up. Other NBA news is mentioned.


On today’s podcast Alex Speers joins to discuss the following topics: The brutal loss to the Celtics How did OKC let that slip away? OKC’s remaining schedule This Week in Thunder History NBA Nickname Game And much more! Thanks for listening and subscribe on iTunes! Today’s episode is brought to you by The Press!  


The Boston Celtics injury-palooza of this past week may have taken another dramatic turn, as Kyrie Irving will seek a second opinion on his knee, as confirmed by Brad Stevens before Tuesday’s game against the Thunder at TD Garden. “He’s going to get a second opinion so that’s why he probably won’t go on the


It’s only been a little over a month since the Los Angeles Lakers traded for guard Isaiah Thomas, but it’s clear that something is off. Last season, Thomas was a fringe-MVP candidate, driving the Boston Celtics’ attack and captivating the league with his gutsy, unflappable play. Whenever the Celtics needed a big shot in the


Reags is joined in this episode with former Wisconsin guard Ben Brust to recap the absolutely wild start to the NCAA Tournament. It started with upsets to Arizona and Wichita State before we saw a No. 16 team beat a No. 1 seed for the first time. Then there were crazy comebacks in Nashville that


On today’s podcast discuss the following topics: 500 DTD Episodes! What is the ideal seed for OKC in the playoffs? Previewing OKC’s upcoming games How much of a threat are the Blazers? Our playoff expectations And much more! Thanks for listening and subscribe on iTunes! Today’s episode is brought to you by Anthem Brewing and


It’s still unclear when or if Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart will be able to return from a thumb injury he suffered last Sunday against Indiana. Both head coach Brad Stevens and GM Danny Ainge have suggested that the young guard could be done for the year. If that’s the case, that could also mean


The progress gets slowed down Danny Ainge revealed on 98.5 The Sports Hub that Gordon Hayward had a set back in his rehab about a month and a half ago. Ainge also explained how he doesn’t expect Hayward to be back this season. Other NBA news is discussed.


On today’s podcast Alex Speers joins to discuss the following topics: Thunder win against the Hawks Reasons why OKC struggled last night Russell with 100 career triple doubles Jerami Grant’s great night/amazing improvement This Week in Thunder History Thunder in Arena Entertainment Bracket Challenge And much more! Thanks for listening and subscribe on iTunes! Today’s


Brad Stevens told the media after his availability on Monday to be on notice when they’re playing HORSE on the practice court following Boston’s session. He’ll be watching, he said, because Boston needs the help. Jay King, if conditioned, could probably step in and shoot some threes, or maybe NBC’s Brian Scalabrine makes a comeback. It’s more likely


The Boston Celtics have certainly been trending today, albeit for some unfortunate news. Daniel Theis is likely out for the season after tearing his meniscus late in last night’s loss to Indiana. Marcus Smart, who had just returned after the all-star break from injury, is out indefinitely with an injury to his right thumb. And


The Celtics got bitten hard by the injury bug… first with Jaylen’s frightening fall, then Horford heads home sick, and wrapping with Kyrie exiting the Pacers game early with his balky knee. But Jon and Justin see opportunities for growth with the keys getting passed to certain younger Celtics. Jon gave a bit of a


After playing just 16 minutes in the first half of a game against the Indiana Pacers, Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving did not return for the third quarter. Irving was later ruled out with knee soreness and the Celtics fell to Indiana 99-97. No sign of Kyrie on the Cs bench either. Didn’t appear to


Boston Celtics legend, both on the court and behind the microphone, Cedric Maxwell joins Adam Kaufman on this week’s show to give his update on Jaylen Brown.  Jaylen took a nasty spill during the Timberwolves game. Max says that seeing him get on and off the team plane is a positive sign. Speaking of injuries,


Tim Kawakami is joined by national NBA sideline reporter for TNT and Bay Area favorite, Ros Gold-Onwude (@ROSGO21) This was an enlightening chat on everything hoops, food and culture. Ros discusses what her returns to the Bay Area are like these days. Plus she drops a national perspective on the Golden State Warriors. In addition,


Given the talent and success of the Boston Celtics this season, it’s no wonder rookie Kadeem Allen has flown under the radar. Allen has quietly impressed during his time with the G League Maine Red Claws, showing elite-level defense, a smooth ability to get to the rim and the ability to defend multiple positions. I


In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with CLNS founding member, Jared Weiss from over at CelticsWire about the terrific Celtics-Rockets game on Saturday night. What makes the Rockets such a tough guard night-in, night-out, particularly when they close games? How does Clint Capela make such an impact even on a night where he doesn’t score? What did


On part two of our Top-25 NBA players debate, we reveal No. 10-1 on this special edition of the Causeway Street Podcast. Who’s in our Top-10? Do you agree or disagree? Tune in, as we also talk league headlines, enjoy. Follow us on Twitter:@CausewayStreet, @Joe_Sway, @SeanDutra, @Joel_CSP


Last week Adam Kaufman asked Sean Grande if Marcus Smart’s return would fix the Boston Celtics. I know it’s early, but the early results are overwhelmingly positive and the the team looks like they are back on track. This week for Celtics Beat Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald joins Adam to discuss how refreshed


On today’s podcast Alex Speers joins to discuss the following topics: Corey Brewer to OKC? with @mikyberra This maddening Thunder season This week in Thunder History Do the Thunder have a Melo problem? Should Grant or Patterson get more minutes A deep dive into lineup data And much more! Thanks for listening and subscribe on


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Boston — One of the most esteemed polling agencies in the country, Emerson Polling, will poll all angles of the marijuana issue that has galvanized all spectrums of the political realm in 2018. For the entire month of March, Emerson College Professor Spencer Kimball will appear exclusively on the Emerson College Polling


Long ago or not too long ago, depending on whom you ask, the Boston sports media landscape was shaped, molded and skewered by two newspapers – The Boston Globe and the Boston Herald. Both papers, but particularly The Globe, acted as the collective pulse for a city of people whose moods were often dictated by


Turn on your TV or flip on your smartphone and the chances of you finding your favorite sports writer or analyst on a program or podcast are quite high. That wasn’t always the case, in fact, that was out of the ordinary. Lesley Visser made the full-time switch from The Boston Globe – where she


The Celtics had over a week to contemplate how to come back from their 3 game losing streak following the All-Star break. An unlikely hero in Daniel Theis emerged, as he led the Celtics with 19 points and 7 rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench in the 100-98 victory. He stepped in for Aron


Marcus Smart will return to the lineup tonight after missing nearly a month with a lacerated hand. However, the Celtics will still be without Shane Larkin as he continues to battle a bad knee. The Pistons will continue to be without Reggie Jackson, as he deals with an ankle sprain. ESPN report claims the Cavaliers


We’re counting down our second annual Top-25 NBA Players list on this special edition of the Causeway Street Podcast. We reveal our individual lists from No. 25 through 11.


Adam Kaufman is back for an early edition of Celtics Beat this week with Sean Grande. Grande is the play-by-play voice for the Boston Celtics Radio Network and 98.5 The Sports Hub. Adam discovers that Sean has a secret Twitter account he uses to follow non-sports people. In addition: Is Boston still among the Eastern


Expect a familiar face to be back in the Boston Celtics lineup after being absent the previous 11 games, as Brad Stevens indicated Thursday that Marcus Smart appears “good to go” against the Detroit Pistons Friday. Smart lacerated his hand in a self-induced injury about a month ago, and despite bruising his left quad during


Sam Vecenie and Cole Zwicker discuss the talk around Oklahoma freshman guard Trae Young. He’s somewhat come back to earth as he hasn’t been playing lights out in comparison to what he did earlier in the season. With Young’s play somewhat fizzling, many have begun to nitpick and question the legitimacy of his game. Is he


On today’s podcast Michele Berra joins to discuss the following topics: Steven Adams and Box Out Data All Star 2017 Way Too Early ReDraft Who goes #1? Mitchell? Tatum? Ball? Does Ferguson go in the lottery? How far does Markell Fultz fall? And much more! Thanks for listening and subscribe on iTunes! Today’s episode is


BOSTON – Longtime fixture among Boston Celtics fans, Adam Kaufman, is the new host of CLNS Media’s flagship program Celtics Beat. this Sunday, Adam welcomes Yahoo! Sports and NBC Sports Boston’s Chris Mannix. After a brief monologue, Kaufman and Mannix solve all of the problems surrounding the struggling Celtics- or they at least try to make sense of them.


How did the Cavaliers pull off this insanity? Can anyone compete with them in the East? What about all the other trades made today? The only question left is: You in? The Cavaliers got right back into relevancy with a stunning set of trades, completely revamping their roster for one last shot at a title


As the Celtics raised Paul Pierce’s number on Sunday, Scott Souza and Mike Petraglia watched live from the TD Garden stands. Danny Ainge said it might have been the hardest Celtics ticket ever to get your hands on, so this week’s mission was for these two bring us inside the ceremony and the career of


On today’s podcast Jon Hamm joins to discuss the following topics: Why didn’t the Thunder make a trade? How does OKC move forward? Rating the big trades league wide Who should start at the shooting guard now? Do the Lakers now have a better shot at PG? And much more! Thanks for listening and subscribe


In this episode, Sam is joined by friend of the program Dieter Kurtenbach to chat about what went down on NBA Trade Deadline day, an afternoon ruled by the Cleveland Cavaliers trading half of their roster. How much better did Cleveland get? Did they establish themselves as the favorite of the Eastern Conference? Can they


The much anticipated matchup with the Raptors went about as well as going through Customs with a machete, but Celtics Stuff Live gave thanks to the Cavs for making the rubber glove treatment seem pale in comparison. Jon and Justin took pride in calling the demise of the Cavs as far back as this fall


How will the Clippers look after the trade deadline passes? Can Kawhi be seen as a bad guy? And how can anybody beat the Warriors? Only question left is: You in? Coach Nick is reunited with friend Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) as the two discuss several topics. The LA Clippers are in no-mans land as they


How surprising was the Blake Griffin trade? Who got the better of the deal between the Pistons and Clippers? And who else is on the trade block? The only question left is: You in? Coach Nick is joined by James Holas (@SnottieDrippin) discuss the surprising trade that sent Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons. Just


Greg Monroe arrived in Waltham Monday, according to Adam Himmelsbach, yet to sign a deal. Gary Washburn joined the CelticsBlog podcast this week and predicted Boston would perform a run-through with the Celts early this week. As Washburn observed in the Boston Globe, high foul rates per minute forced Aron Baynes and Daniel Theis way


On today’s podcast we discuss the following topics: OKC’s 4 game losing streak Ferguson in the starting lineup Lineup data and the changes that should be made Marcus Smart or Avery Bradley? Previewing the Warriors, Lakers and Grizzlies games And much more! Thanks for listening and subscribe on iTunes! Today’s episode is brought to you


The NBA trade deadline is coming up and the Los Angeles Lakers will have some major decisions to make. They are in the midst of a rebuild but hope to have enough cap space to chase a pair of superstar free agents next summer. Could that goal cause them to trade away useful pieces in


Reunited once again, the duo of Cole and Sam discuss the significance of Greg Monroe signing with the Boston Celtics and what he can bring to the team. Along with the movement of Monroe heading east to the Celtics, both discuss Nikola Mirotic heading west to the New Orleans Pelicans and teaming up with Anthony


Bruce Fraser, assistant coach of the Golden State Warriors, joins TK to talk about the season and the state of the team. Bruce Fraser had a lot to talk about when discussing the Golden State Warriors. There is no denying the team’s success and obviously a lot hard work goes into it. The crew brought


Steve Popper of USA Today’s Northjersey.com chimes in on what Blake Griffin becoming a member of the Detroit Pistons means to the rest of the Eastern Conference and preview’s tonight’s Celtics and Knicks matchup at TD Garden. 


The trade sending Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Detroit Pistons rocked the NBA world on Monday and kicked off what is sure to be an exciting trade deadline. This move will make an impact on the NBA landscape, and everyone, including the Los Angeles Lakers, will have to adjust accordingly. With


The NBA is becoming known as a year-round league thanks to an eventful offseason filled with trades and free agent signings. One of the biggest dates of the year is always the trade deadline when a number of deals get made by teams either looking to push for a championship or accumulate assets, and the


Kyrie Irving set the table, but Steph Curry alone finished the meal. The CelticsBlog writers review Golden State’s 109-105 win over Boston. In Irving’s definitive classic performance as a Celtic, and a Curry showcase reminiscent of his unstoppable 2014-16 run, the two teams showcased the potential to be a wildly entertaining NBA Finals series. But


The Boston Celtics were defeated by the Golden State Warriors Saturday night in front of a national TV audience 109-105. The game was a thrilling back and forth headlined by 37 points from Kyrie Irving and 49 points from Steph Curry. CLNS Media’s Samuel Lias reports. Check out SeatGeek.com or the SeatGeek app and get


Celtics guard Marcus Smart will be out for two weeks after lacerating his hand. Smart shared on Twitter that he injured himself after hitting a picture frame at the team’s hotel on Wednesday night. In more positive injury news, Celtics center Al Horford announced that he will be back in the lineup against the Golden


On today’s Down to Dunk podcast we discuss the following topics: The Thunder win against the Wizards Lebron taking Russ for the All Star Game Terrance Ferguson’s potential Trade Ideas for the Thunder Will Russ get PG to stay in OKC? And much more! Thanks for listening and subscribe on iTunes! Today’s episode is brought


  NBA Veteran David West catches up with Tim Kawakami and Marcus Thompson about the resurgence he has had at his advanced NBA age. West starts off by giving a quick life update, as he talks family and comfortability in the Warriors system. We uncover his secrets, get his take on referees, the other Warriors


AUTO-PLAY -> Coach Nick and his guest Danny LeRoux had a ton of topics to discuss in this edition of The BBall Breakdown Podcast. The crew starts off at looking at who the winner of the Victor Oladipo / Paul George trade was.  Oladipo has shined this season with an expanded role in Indiana, improving

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Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn believes the Celtics need to make a move to improve their roster. While previewing Boston’s matchup against the Lakers, Washburn explains why he’s concerned with the Celtics’ depth, mentions players he’d like to see Boston target within the next few weeks.


Mired in a three-game slump, Celtics fans got a glimpse of hope from Robyn Hayward. Gordon Hayward’s wife shared a video of him shooting stand-still shots from the top of the key, and the Celtics star sunk all four of the filmed jumpers. Elsewhere, the Celtics dropped to No. 3 in ESPN’s Monday Power Rankings


On today’s podcast Michele Berra joins to discuss the following topics: The Thunder win against the Cavs Adams impact on this team The incredible play of Paul George Trading for Rodney Hood? This Thunder team moving forward Previewing Nets, Wizards, Pistons and Sixers And much more! Thanks for listening and subscribe on iTunes!


Despite missing rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, the Los Angeles Lakers have a win streak going thanks to the superb play of Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle. Larry Nance Jr. has also seen an uptick in his play recently, and it’s paying off in the win column. However, Clarkson, Randle, and Nance are all rumored


PHILADELPHIA – Joel Embiid has been selected as a starter for the 2018 All-Star game. Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss whether he was deserving, how the Sixers will cope without J.J. Redick for the next few weeks, whether Ben Simmons will be nominated as a reserve, and what they expect out


In this episode, Sam chats with Rob Dauster from over at NBC Sports and does something a little bit different. Typically, he has people on who scout college basketball solely for the purpose of breaking them down as NBA prospects. Instead, in this episode, Sam chats with Rob about NBA Draft prospects from the perspective


On today’s podcast we discuss the following topics: The Thunder win against the Lakers The worst teams in the league Does OKC still have a shot at the 3 seed? Trades ideas All Star mock draft And much more! Thanks for listening and subscribe on iTunes! Today’s episode is brought to you by Anthem Brewing


Alex Speers joins today’s show discuss the following: OKC’s win versus the Kings Roberson’s impact on PG and Adams Thunder Reddit Real or Fake This Week in Thunder History Ranking Western Conference benches Much more! Thanks for listening and subscribe on iTunes! Today’s episode is brought to you by Homeboy OK and The Press!


The Los Angeles Lakers have some big plans for the summer when free agents like LeBron James, Paul George, and DeMarcus Cousins will be available. In fact, the latest rumors have the Lakers putting Cousins near the top of their wish list, and with good reason. He is one of the most versatile centers in


In this episode, Sam Vecenie has two markedly different discussions. First, he chats with former NBA scouting director and current President of TPG Sports Group Pete Philo about the Ball family over in Lithuania. Pete has been to Lithuania on over 50 scouting trips, and is as much an expert on the area as anyone


Justin and Jon recapped the Sixers game and discussed Kyrie Irving’s post-game visit to the J.J. Reddick podcast, which generated far more headlines attention than it deserved. Transitioning from the Philly game, the conversation moved to Markelle Fultz’s horrific looking jumpshot and how the Lakers are faring in relation to giving the Celtics another top


On today’s podcast we discuss the following topics: The Thunder’s rough week against the Suns, Blazers, Wolves, and Hornets Thoughts on Ferguson and Abrines’ roles Thoughts on Billy’s coaching job Previewing the Kings, Lakers, and Cavs And much more! Thanks for listening and subscribe on iTunes!    


Another Monday Mailbag addition of Celtics Roundtable! Matt and Jonathan Ignal, Lucky’s Pipe, and Sam Sheehan take turns asking each other questions about the first half of the Boston Celtics season. What’s the gang’s early impressions of Jayson Tatum? Is it time to rest Marcus Smart? How does the group feel about this year’s rookie


We’re a little beyond the halfway mark this season and let’s be honest: Life as a Celtics fan is pretty great so far. Sure, they’ve had a couple of insufferable stretches this year (looking at you December 8th-December 25th; they were *gulp* 5-6), but things could be significantly worse. You could be the 11-27 Lakers,


Danny Leroux welcomes Jared Weiss of Celtics Wire to RealGM Radio. Both NBA experts take a look at the new year in terms of NBA expectations, etc.


BOSTON – Show Creator and Executive Producer Bob Snyder teams up with Bob Ryan to tease Bob’s ‘Annual State of the Teams’ Boston Globe column, talk to an Aussie who happened to be in the area and wanted to shake Bob’s hand and most importantly, provide a headset for a few kids wanting Bob to address


In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats about the LA Lakers’ organizational situation, the Kentucky-Louisville game, and Luka Doncic. First, Trevor Lane of Lakers Nation comes on to chat about the Lakers. Particularly, Lane and Vecenie chat about Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson, and the strange situations involving both of them. Are the Lakers doing the


The Boston Celtics picked up their 29th win of the season in improbable fashion against the Houston Rockets on Thursday night. According to TMZ, former Celtic and current Detroit Piston’s guard Avery Bradley has been accused of sexual assault. The Maine Red Claws announced yesterday that they have acquired a former first overall pick, Anthony Bennett. Play


Missing both Jaylen Brown and Marcus Morris, as well as Semi Ojeleye, the Boston Celtics took care of business Wednesday night in Charlotte against the Hornets, as the Celtics put together a quality fourth quarter, winning by a final of 102-91. The Celtics allowed a 20-point lead to dwindle to as little as two, but


John Wall and Bradley Beal combine for 46 points in the first Christmas Day game in TD Garden history. The Celtics were out hustled and outplayed by the Wizards throughout the game, leading to their 6th loss in 11 games. Play one-day fantasy basketball for your chance to win a share of $10,000 with the


OAKLAND – Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami set up the now-annual showdown between the Warriors and Cavs on Christmas Day with help from The Athletic Cleveland’s editor-in-chief and Cavs writer, Jason Lloyd. We also discuss when Steph Curry should return from ankle injury and whether Draymond Green’s shoulder issue is a cause for concern.


Kyrie Irving’s 32 points were not enough in the tough loss to the New York Knicks Thursday night. Despite Kristaps Porzingis never making a basket in 23 minutes of action, Boston could not stop Michael Beasley and the Knicks bench from running them out of town. New York Knicks def. Boston Celtics 102-93


In this episode, I chat with good friend of the program Dieter Kurtenbach about the Anthony Davis headlines this week, and try to craft fake trades around the Pelicans star if things go south this year (hint: BOSTON). Then, we chat about some of the other potentially available stars around the league, including Marc Gasol,


Bob Ryan is in his element with one of his favorite athletes he ever covered in 40 years of Celtics reporting. Dave Cowens won battles, fights, and titles; quit teams, drove Boston cabs out of boredom, fouled out of over 100 games, reinvented the jump hook, and also happened to win two championships and wind


OAKLAND – Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami break down everything with Kevin Durant’s recent stretch of dominance and are joined by the Warriors’ new sideline reporter for NBC Sports Bay Area, Kerith Burke, to talk about her first season covering the defending NBA Champions.


OAKLAND – Tim Kawakami sits down with Golden State Warriors majority owner, Joe Lacob, to talk everything from the start of the Warriors’ season, to getting heat from the other NBA owners after signing Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry’s extension. Lacob also opens up on KD’s decision to take a pay cut and his upcoming free


CLNS Media’s Nick Gelso discusses how the players New York received from Oklahoma City in exchange for Carmelo Anthony have made a positive impact this season as the Celtics look to bounce back from their loss against Kelly Olynyk and the Heat with a win against Kristaps Prozingis and the Knicks.


A Kyrie Irving miss down one gave the Miami Heat a 90-89 upset victory over the Boston Celtics. Missing key players like Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside, the Heat were instead led by a familiar foe — former Celtic Kelly Olynyk, who posted a career-high 32 points in the Miami win. Similar to Irving’s off-balanced


Coming off of the dramatic win at Indiana, Tom Westerholm of Masslive.com joins me to talk about Boston’s depth and where Kyrie Irving ranks in the MVP conversation before the Celtics host the Heat at TD Garden.


The Boston Celtics got a huge steal late from Terry Rozier and pulled off a tremendous win against the Indiana Pacers. They also may have narrowly avoided a huge collapse. The win keeps Boston two games in front of the rest of the Eastern Conference. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN interviewed New Orleans Pelicans big man


The Boston Celtics went into Bankers Life Field House on Monday night and escaped with a one-point win. After leading for a majority of the game, the Celtics saw the Pacers come from behind and almost take the game in the closing seconds, but a late steal and dunk by Terry Rozier gave the Celtics


Gordon Hayward, who spent time visiting kids at the hospital and Boys and Girls Club of Boston, wants his new squad to beat the Utah Jazz tonight by 40. Elsewhere, LeBron James tied Larry Bird with 59 triple-doubles in a win over the Los Angeles Lakers, after which he had a intriguing moment with Lonzo


The Boston Celtics get ready for a tough stretch of schedule and will have to do so without Marcus Morris. Marcus has had a bad knee and he will need time in order for it to heal. The Celtics will receive a small boost when Kyrie Irving will come back from his one game absence,


Tom Anderson is joined by ESPN’s NBA writer Kevin Arnovitz to discuss how ESPN discovered him (2:31), his take on Philadelphia 76ers rookie sensation Ben Simmons (10:10), conversations with DeMarcus Cousins (12:25), and who he thinks is biggest threat to Golden State Warriors in the West (15:00).


Evan Valenti, Sam Sheehan and Lucky’s Pipe come up with a new meaning to “Pull up, shoot, Jayson Tatum” while debating how the Celtics should get their prized rookie more involved with the offense. PLUS the Lakers’ pick is getting close to that 2-5 range. Who the Celtics should use it on? Should they trade


After guiding the Boston Celtics to a 19-4 record through October and November, the NBA named Brad Stevens the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month. It was Stevens’ third time receiving the recognition, but first since February of 2016. Mike D’Antoni of the Houston Rockets was named Western Conference Coach of the Month. Use code:


Tas Melas hosts The Starters on NBAtv. Twitter: @TasMelas 0:34 LeBron James & Cleveland Cavaliers dysfunction 5:11 Why Boston Celtics will struggle at start of NBA season 9:44 Tas Melas Celts Summer grade 12:10 Toronto Raptors place in Eastern Conference 20:52 Raps Off-Season primer 26:14 How many wins to get East #1 seed? 32:32 Why