Kyrie Irving, Cape and All, is C's New Superhero

November 21, 2017

DALLAS – Kyrie Irving walked off the American Airlines Center court Monday night with his mask removed and his head tucked through the neck of his jersey. His No. 11 draped off of his back like a cape as he glided toward the locker room. It was only fitting for a guy who looked like a superhero while scoring 47 points during Boston’s 110-102, come-from-behind, overtime victory over the Dallas…

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That's What He Said – Celtics at Mavericks

November 21, 2017

Click on a player to reveal quotes from their postgame press conference. BRAD STEVENS RE: What was the postgame message to the team? “Obviously, [it was] quite and individual performance by Kyrie [Irving], [and] quite a resilient comeback in the fourth [quarter]. Not our best foot forward before that, but hey—of all the comebacks that did not look good for a long time, and [we] found a way to win…

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Keys to the Game: Celtics 110, Mavericks 102 (OT)

November 21, 2017

Key Moment No matter what type of shooting night Marcus Smart is having, he’s never afraid to shy away when the game is on the line. And more often than not, he delivers in the clutch. Smart did it again Monday night in Dallas, as he overcame a tough shooting performance by burying a clutch 3-pointer that helped push the game into overtime, before the C’s pulled away for their…

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Pregame Post-Ups: Chemistry, Leadership Keying C's Run

November 20, 2017

Monday, November 20 – Celtics at Mavericks Pregame: DALLAS – Ninety minutes before the Celtics take the court seeking their 16th straight win, a Dallas media member asked Brad Stevens how a team with only four returning players can jump out to a 15-2 start to the season. Stevens joked with his initial response, saying, “Other than good fortune…,” but he quickly turned to two key ingredients that have led…

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Influx of Talent Sets Up NBA for Present and Future

November 20, 2017

DALLAS – The list begins with the likes of Antetokounmpo, Simmons, Embiid, Porzingis, Fox, Gordon, Ingram and Ball. It continues tonight with the addition of Smith Jr. That list – a daunting one – showcases the string of budding talent the Celtics have already seen during their first 17 games of the season, along with what they will see tonight in Dallas during their 18th contest. The future is certainly…

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11/20 Game Preview: Celtics at Mavericks

November 20, 2017

DALLAS — The Boston Celtics aren’t yet halfway to the NBA record for consecutive victories, a mark the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers still hold, but at 15 in a row, they are in rare territory. Since 1946-47, there have only been 35 instances of a 15-game win streak or longer. And of all the legendary Celtics teams, this squad already holds the franchise’s fifth-longest win streak. A victory Monday night…

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That's What He Said – Celtics at Hawks

November 19, 2017

Click on a player to reveal quotes from their postgame press conference. BRAD STEVENS RE: On the adjustments made going into the second half: “I just thought our first group played way better in the second half. I thought our bench was great in the first half and kind of got us going, got us back into it, finished the half OK. But then I actually thought we were defending…

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Tatum Flies High in Another Stellar Second Half

November 19, 2017

ATLANTA – So apparently, Jayson Tatum really likes the second half. The first half is for his teammates. The second half is his – at least for the time being. Two nights after scoring only two points during the first half and then 10 during a second-half comeback win against Golden State, Tatum starred in a similar act against the Hawks. He went scoreless during the opening two frames in…

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Keys to the Game: Celtics 110, Hawks 99

November 19, 2017

Key Moment Saturday night in Atlanta, we were kindly introduced to #MarcusSquared. That’s Marcus Smart plus Marcus Morris, if you couldn’t figure it out. That duo was the key to Boston’s fourth comeback victory of the season after trailing by at least 16 points. This time, the comeback took place in Atlanta, after the Hawks opened the game with red-hot shooting. Atlanta jumped out to a 31-15 lead to start…

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Pregame Post-Ups: Hawks Offense Has Become "More Comfortable"

November 18, 2017

Saturday, November 18 – Celtics at Hawks Pregame: Atlanta’s Offense Has Become “More Comfortable” ATLANTA – Twelve days ago, when the Atlanta Hawks played host to the Boston Celtics on Nov. 6, the Hawks took to the court while mired in an offensive slump that had pushed them to eight losses in nine games. Now, on Nov. 18, as the teams prepare to meet yet again in Atlanta, that same…

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