Saturday, May 27, 2017

Seven decisions facing Danny Ainge & the Celtics this summer

As the Celtics playoff run concluded on Thursday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers and exit interviews were conducted on Friday afternoon, the offseason is officially underway for Danny Ainge. Here are some decisions that the C's president of basketball operations will have to consider at some point this summer

Friday, May 26, 2017

Isaiah Thomas says hip surgery is not a top option

Isaiah Thomas says he's waiting for the swelling in his right hip to subside before making any decisions on how to rehab the injury, but also mentioned that surgery at this point in time is not a top option.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Cavaliers 135 - Celtics 102: LeBron James makes history, eliminates C's [CLE win series 4-1]

The Cleveland Cavaliers are heading back to the NBA Finals for the third straight season, while LeBron James is making his seventh consecutive trip to the big dance after eliminating the Celtics from the postseason in a 135-102 Game 5 victory at the TD Garden on Thursday night.

Lonzo Ball's camp said no to pre-draft workouts with the Celtics

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge confirmed on Thursday that Lonzo Ball's camp informed the C's that he will not work out with them before next month's NBA Draft.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tyronn Lue says Celtics are 'harder to defend' than Golden State

The Cleveland Cavaliers find themselves one win away from a third straight trip to the NBA Finals and another showdown with the Golden State Warriors after a comeback win in Game 4 over the Celtics. The series is now 3-1 heading back to Boston and the TD Garden for a potential close out game.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Cavaliers 112 - Celtics 99: Kyrie Irving's 42 points too much for C's to overcome [CLE, lead series 3-1]

The Celtics had a golden opportunity on Tuesday to even up the Eastern Conferance Finals at 2-2 after an impressive Game 3 win at Quicken Loans Arena. After leading for most of the night in Game 4, Boston had no answers for Kyrie Irving as he poured in 42 points to help the Cavaliers to a 112-99 win to take a commanding 3-1 series lead in this best-of-seven matchup

Causeway Street Podcast - Celtics/Cavaliers ECF + LeBron & Isaiah Thomas

After the most lopsided, 44-point loss for the Celtics in Game 2, they turn around and take Game 3, on the road after an historic 21-point comeback to stay alive in the Eastern Conference Finals. Zach Peloquin joins the show once again to breakdown the C's offense without Isaiah Thomas, and what needs to happen going forward to keep it competitive against the NBA champs. Plus we debate why LeBron James is still not considered 'the greatest of all time' especially after the Cavs gave up their huge lead on Sunday. Click below to enjoy Episode 86 of the Causeway Street Podcast

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Celtics 111 - Cavaliers 108: Avery Bradley hits game winner in C's 21-point comeback [CLE lead series, 2-1]

Just when most thought all hope was lost, that little thing called Celtic pride revealed itself on the way to a victory in the Eastern Conferance Finals that for all purposes, was not suppose to happen, especially on the road against the defending NBA champs.

Such was the case on Sunday night when Avery Bradley hit a game winning 3-pointer to cap-off a 21-point comeback, in a 111-108 Celtics' win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Isaiah Thomas to miss the rest of playoffs with hip injury

Already down 2-0 to the Cleveland Cavaliers, it seems things couldn't get any worse for the Celtics, especially after an historic blow out loss in Game 2, until the team announced late Saturday afternoon that Isaiah Thomas will miss the remainder of the postseason with a hip-injury.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Isaiah Thomas earns All-NBA Second Team honors

Isaiah Thomas has been rewarded after having one of the best individual seasons in Celtics history during the 2016-17 campaign. The two-time All-Star was named to the All-NBA Second Team on Thursday, marking it the first All-NBA nod of his career.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Celtics welcome being 'underdogs' against the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conferance Finals

Has any team in NBA history enjoyed a three-day span the way the Celtics have?

After beating the Washington Wizards in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals on Monday, they landed the No. 1 pick on Tuesday's NBA Draft Lottery.

Now tonight Boston will host Game 1 of the Conference Finals (first time since 2012) against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Causeway Street Podcast - Eastern Conference Finals + NBA Draft Lottery

Celtics have reached the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2012 after beating the Washington Wizards in seven games. Zach Peloquin joins us to recap the semifinals and preview LeBron James, the Cavaliers and does Boston have a shot to pull off an upset. Plus we react to the Celtics winning the NBA Draft Lottery by landing the No. 1 overall pick for the first time since 1966. We'll also talk headlines from around the league, you don't want to miss Episode 85 of the Causeway Street Podcast below:

Celtics win the NBA Draft Lottery, land the No. 1 pick

It wasn't luck (maybe a little) or a dream, the Celtics landed the No. 1 pick during the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night in New York.

Boston earned the best odds (25-percent) to grab the No. 1 pick by via the Brooklyn Nets (finished with the worst record in the league at 20-62) in a trade that Danny Ainge orchestrated in 2013, sending the franchise player; Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in return for three-first round picks, including the right to swap picks in this year's draft and in 2018.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

NBA Draft Lottery: Celtics in a great position towards the future after tonight

The Boston Celtics are on their way to Eastern Conferance Finals for the first time since 2012, after beating the Washington Wizards in seven-games on Monday night.

But before they square off against the reigning champion Cleveland Cavaliers, history could be made in tonight's NBA Draft Lottery as the C's could end up the first team ever to hold the number one pick as the No. one seed in the same year.