Marcus Smart, a ‘lion on the prowl’ who is hunting an NBA title for Celtics

SAN FRANCISCO — What Marcus Smart aims to do to the Golden State Warriors is what opponents for years were able to do to the Boston Celtics’ point guards. “I would probably describe it as a lion out on the prowl hunting,” Smart said. “They’re the hunted. We’re the hunters right now. So for me, … Read more

NBA Finals 2022 — Why there’s much more than a title at stake for the Celtics — and it begins with the Lakers

Inside the Auerbach Center, the Boston Celtics’ new training facility, the team installed two sets of championship banners to match the official ones in their arena seven miles down the Mass Pike. To say those 17 banners are sacrosanct to the organization might be an understatement. So why not have as many duplicates as possible? … Read more

What If Russell Westbrook Did The Unthinkable?

The NBA Finals are taking place between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors, and Game 2 will be played on Sunday evening at the Chase Center in California. The Los Angeles Lakers had been seen as a team who could make the Finals this year, but they ended up missing the playoffs (and … Read more

Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum ready for familiar bounce back after struggling to score in Game 1

7:28 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum said he isn’t spending time worrying about his 3-for-17 shooting performance in Game 1, saying it’s not the first time he’s had a bad game and that he’s confident he’ll bounce back in Game 2. “Once you’ve done something before, you know … Read more

Boston Celtics ‘wanted to show that togetherness and love,’ wear shirts in support of Brittney Griner

7:17 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — Members of the Boston Celtics wore T-shirts with “WE ARE BG” written across them at Saturday’s practice ahead of Game 2 of the NBA Finals in support of WNBA superstar Brittney Griner, who remains detained in Russia. “The shirts were super important not only showing our support … Read more

Celtics like ’08 fields? Danny Ainge sees shades of Kevin Garnett in Al Horford, roster size

From Danny Ainge, the comment hit hard. He built the 2007-08 Celtics. He designed their top-ranked defense, one of the best in NBA history. He understood Kevin Garnett’s rare defensive impact as well as anyone. And still, days before Garnett’s jersey retirement ceremony in March, Ainge made a comparison between that championship team and the … Read more

Nets will regret letting Ime Udoka slip from right beneath them

It is a matter of public record that the New York Football Giants once had employees named Vince Lombardi, Tom Landry and Bill Belichick leave their organization without being offered the position of head coach. That fact might be a necessary source of consolation to the Nets if Ime Udoka turns out to be a … Read more

NBA Finals 2022 – Complete news, schedules, stats for Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics

The 2022 NBA Finals are here! The NBA’s 75th anniversary season features a throwback matchup with the Boston Celtics taking on the Golden State Warriors. The two teams were frequent playoff rivals in the 1950s and 1960s before the Warriors moved to California, and met in the 1964 NBA Finals. The Warriors, led by Western … Read more

A Celtics fan plans for the worst, Mike Trout’s most difficult job, Charles Barkley on what $200 million is worth and more quotes of the week

A fan has a plan for what happens if his tattoo doesn’t predict the future, Charles Barkley has an opinion on what $200 million is worth and more in our Quotes of the Week. “there’s always laser surgery.. it’s in four” — Boston Celtics fan Jack Welcome, on an Instagram post showing off his “Boston … Read more