Timberwolves return from break with 127-117 loss to Celtics
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota fans have yet to see what the combination of D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns looks like in person on the court.Since the Wolves acquired Russell, he and Towns have played in just one game — at Toronto a few days before the All-Star break. That wait is going to take longer with Towns now expected out for at least the next two weeks as he and the Wolves will treat a left wrist fracture Towns suffered in late January.Towns was on the bench, his left wrist in a brace as the Wolves lost to the Celtics, 127-117, at Target Center.In the meantime, the Wolves have to kee...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Celtics to retire Kevin Garnett’s jersey
Celtics to retire Kevin Garnett’s jerseyLuisa Morales(Philstar.com) – February 14, 2020 – 10:37amMANILA, Philippines — The Boston Celtics will be retiring Kevin Garnett’s No. 5 jersey, the team announced on Thursday (Friday Manila time).Garnett spent six years with the Celtics from 2007 to 2013 after playing 12 seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves.To the rafters ???? #KG5pic.twitter.com/lKMo1wmhM9— Boston Celtics (@celtics) February 14, 2020He led the Celtics to the NBA championship in his first year with the team in the 2007-2008 NBA season.He was also third in the Most Valuable Player rac...
Magic can't stop Jayson Tatum, Gordon Hayward during 116-100 loss to Celtics
BOSTON — The Orlando Magic had few answers for Boston’s Gordon Hayward and Jayson Tatum as the two combined for 56 points to help lead the Celtics to a 116-100 victory on Wednesday night at TD Garden.Evan Fournier tied a season-high with six 3-pointers and scored 26 points to lead the Magic (22-29). Aaron Gordon finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds while Terrence Ross had 18 points and Michael Carter-Williams scored 12.Nikola Vucevic totaled 12 points and 10 rebounds for his team-best 25th double-double of the season.Tatum poured in 33 points while Hayward finished with 23 points — 17 in th...
Boston Celtics Lose Third Straight Game; Fall To Sixers 109-98
The Celtics lost their third straight game after falling to the Sixers in Philadelphia, 109-98. Boston is now 1.5 games behind the second place Miami Heat.The loss gives Philadelphia a 3-0 advantage in the season series before their final match-up on February 1. Joel Embiid was out with a broken finger but the rest of the team stepped up as four starters scored in double figures. Josh Richardson lead the way with 29 points, seven assists and three rebounds. Former Celtic center, Al Horford, finished the night with 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists.Boston lead by 15 points in the third ...
Kemba Walker, Celtics again remind Hornets how far they are from being a winning team
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Hornets’ losing steak hit a season-high six Tuesday with a 109-92 home defeat to the Boston Celtics.Even without forward Jaylen Brown, the Eastern Conference player of the week, the Celtics dominated this one throughout. Brown missed the game with a sinus infection. Jayson Tatum scored 24 for the Celtics and ex-Hornet Kemba Walker added 22.The Hornets’ backcourt of Devonte Graham and Terry Rozier combined to make just 7 of 25 shots. P.J. Washington led the Hornets in scoring with 15 points.The Hornets fell to 13-23, while the Celtics improved to 23-8.———Rookie W...
The Charlotte Observer
Celtics Ride Jaylen Brown’s 30 Points To A Christmas Day Victory Over Raptors
Jaylen Brown propelled the Celtics to victory over the Raptors Wednesday, 118-102. He received a great gift on Christmas; the first win of his career in Toronto. Boston had lost its last eight there and became the first Atlantic Division team to win in Canada in over four years. The Celtics are now 8-2 in their last ten and have won four straight.“It was good to get a win here on Christmas. I’ve never won here period, so it was great to just get one,” Brown told Boston.com. The Celtics’ swingman had a huge night scoring 30 points with six rebounds and four assists on 10-13 from the field. He a...
Takeaways from the Sixers' 115-109 win over the Celtics: Embiid's dominant performance; Harris versatility
BOSTON — The 76ers ended Boston’s homecourt dominance with Thursday’s 115-109 win over the Celtics at TD Bank Garden. It was Boston’s first home loss of the season.Here are some takeaways from the game.———Embiid’s all-around dominanceThis was by far Joel Embiid’s best game of the year.The Celtics weakness is their interior defense and Embiid continually exploited it. Embiid is getting better at recognizing double team, although he still puts the ball on the floor for too long and that is where many of his turnovers come from. He did make a conscious effort to post-up more any time the Celtics ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
NBA Releases Schedule For 2019-20 Season [Dates, Deals & Ticket Info]
The NBA released the schedule for the 2019-20 season on Monday, and several top veteran players will be making their debuts with their respective new teams. The Los Angeles Lakers also lead all teams in the league with 31 national television appearances. Here are some of the big dates to note:GET DEALS ON NBA TICKETS HERE!The season will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 22 and will feature a doubleheader between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Raptors in Toronto and between the two Los Angeles teams, the Lakers and the Clippers. Zion Williamson, a Duke product and the first overall pick in this year’s ...
Rockets level series against Warriors, Bucks push Celtics to brink
Los Angeles (AFP) - James Harden scored 38 points and the Houston Rockets held off the Golden State Warriors 112-108 Monday to knot their NBA playoff series at two games apiece.The reigning champion Warriors head home for game five of the best-of-seven Western Conference clash on Wednesday with a lot of work to do in a series in which each game has been decided by six or fewer points.It was a different story on Monday in the East, as Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 17 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter to propel the Bucks to a 113-101 victory over the Celtics in Boston and a co...
Celtics’ Kyrie Irving Goes Uncle Drew Mode In 99-91 Game 2 Win Vs. Pacers [VIDEO]
After deciding to leave Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving was about to began a new chapter in his NBA career. Irving has always been a tremendous talent in the NBA. On Wednesday night, he helped lead the Celtics to a 99-91 Game 2 win over the Indiana Pacers.Boston now leads the first-round playoff series 2-0.Since his college days at Duke, it was obvious that he had a level of skill for the game that only a few have. When he was originally drafted for Cleveland, he didn’t really have any responsibilities besides balling. After years of being on a weak franchise with bad pla...