Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Marcus Smart [hand] cleared to play Friday against the Pistons


According to A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston, the Celtics will welcome Marcus Smart back into their lineup. The guard was in Boston on Tuesday night and had a private workout with the team.

League sources say Smart has officially been cleared to practice tonight and return to game action on Friday, when the Celtics take on the Pistons in Detroit after the All-Star break.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

NBA Poll: Players believe the Celtics make the best free agent pitches


Not too long ago free agents had a tough time buying into whatever the Celtics were selling when it came to possibly luring them to play in the city of Boston.

It looks like those days are gone, or at least for the time being Danny Ainge, as has made an impression around the league the last few years.

Monday, February 19, 2018

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving reunite, lead Team LeBron over Team Stephen in 2018 All-Star Game


Kyrie Irving found LeBron James for an easy layup in the paint with 34 seconds left in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game in what turned out to be the winning basket for Team LeBron.

The dynamic duo that led Cleveland to its first title were reunited in Los Angeles on Sunday for the first time since Irving requested for a trade last summer.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Report: Boston could host the 2022 NBA All-Star Game


The word around this weekend in Los Angeles is that there's a strong possibly that Boston will host the NBA All-Star festivities come 2022.

According to a Yahoo Sports story by Chris Mannix, Boston, who has not hosted NBA All-Star weekend since 1964, there's a bid for Beantown and more than likely will be granted soon enough.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Causeway Street Podcast - Marcus Smart, Celtics woes & our Top-25 list



During this All-Star Weekend, we discuss the Celtics woes, as they are now in second place behind the Toronto Raptors. Is Marcus Smart's absence the sole reason for the Celtics current struggles? We debate, plus reveal the first half of our Top-25 NBA players (25 through 11), tune in and enjoy Episode 118 of the Causeway Street Podcast below:

Friday, February 16, 2018

Jaylen Brown shines in Rising Stars game, despite team loss


Jaylen Brown put on a show during the Mountain Dew Kick-start Rising Star Challenge, despite his Team USA squad getting blown out by Team World 155-124. The Celtics second year swingman finished with a game-high 35 points (14-for-21 shooting) to go along with 10 rebounds in 24 minutes.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Clippers 129 - Celtics 119: Kyrie Irving's 33-point night falls short against DeAndre Jordan, Clippers


Before tip-off, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers told reporters that the last game before the All-Star break typically go one of two ways for most players: they either start their vacation early by putting up a stinker or they'll piece together one of their best performances.

The Clippers chose the latter.

Doc Rivers speaks on reuniting with Avery Bradley and what it means to him and the Clippers


When Avery Bradley was drafted by the Celtics back in 2010, he joined a team fresh off an NBA Finals appearance and hungry to make a return.

Celtics Pre-Game Report: Los Angeles Clippers Preview


It's game No. 59 for the 2017-18 Celtics (40-18), as they host the Los Angeles Clippers (29-26) at the TD Garden on ESPN.

Boston has lost two straight, after a beating from the new look Cavaliers on Sunday, where Paul Pierce had his No. 34 retired following the loss, while L.A. has come off a win over the Nets Monday night.

First trailer for Kyrie Irving's motion picture debut, "Uncle Drew" revealed


While most movie trailers can often deceive you in reflecting the quality of a picture, Kyrie Irving's film, "Uncle Drew" actually looks pretty good.

Paul Pierce on Kevin Garnett: "He changed my career, my life"


In the days following Paul Pierce's No. 34 being retired and raised to the TD Garden rafters, the question has been asked, who the next and last number to join Pierce thus completing the banner?

Ray Allen shows Paul Pierce 'nothing but love' on social media after golfing during retirement ceremony


No one should really be surprised that Ray Allen was not in attendance during Paul Pierce's retirement ceremony, despite the two former Celtics teammates and 2008 NBA champions were seen together in China for the first time in over five-years last September, when it seemed all was forgiven between the two.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Paul Pierce: A Boston icon, who values Celtics retirement ceremony over Basketball Hall of Fame


Whether his name ends up enshrined in Springfield or not, Paul Pierce holds Sunday's moment of seeing his No. 34 in the rafters alongside all the other Celtics greats as the biggest accomplishment of his career.