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Agent says Hayward is unlikely to return this season
While there was hope Gordon Hayward could return, his agent told Adrian Wojnarowski that he is unlikely to play for the remainder of the season
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PODCAST: Celtics drop back-to-back games
Michael Holley, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith give their thoughts on Kyrie Irving’s struggles, not having Gordon Hayward, and the Celtics losing for the 2nd time in as many nights.
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C's 'don’t have time for square one'
While the Celtics are committed to moving on, it's difficult considering how quickly things changed after Gordon Hayward’s energy.
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Bucks capitalize on Celtics mistakes
The number of new faces in the Celtics rotation created some problems with players not consistently being where they were supposed to while in the game.
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Amica Game Recap: 'Chemistry is a long way from be solidified'
Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn break down the Celtics 108-100 loss to the Bucks in this Amica Game Recap.
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Highlights: Celtics fall to the Bucks, 108-100
Highlights from the Celtics 108-100 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Amica Game Recap: Chemistry is a long way from be solidified
Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn break down the Celtics 108-100 loss to the Bucks in this Amica Game Recap.
Irving: We got to be able to have that 'hit-first mentality'
Kyrie Irving talks after the loss about players being in different roles now that Hayward is out and needing to have a 'hit-first' mentality during the game.
Terry Rozier wins the Tommy Award vs. Bucks
Terry Rozier wins tonight's Tommy Award for his performance against the Bucks.
Scalabrine: Hayward message to fans really special moment
Brian Scalabrine talks about what happened before the game as Gordon Hayward had a message for the Celtics fans at the TD Garden.
Gordon Hayward has message for Celtics fans at TD Garden
Gordon Hayward delivered a message for Celtics fans at TD Garden before Wednesday's game
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Stevens: Bucks turned it up level we couldn't match
Brad Stevens talks with Abby Chin after the game about what he saw in the Celtics lose to the Bucks.
Antetokounmpo makes big impact, C's lose to Bucks, 108-100
Celtics start the season with back-to-back losses for the first time since 2013 after falling to Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks, 108-100
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Al Horford block leads to a Kyrie Irving three
Al Horford block leads to a Kyrie Irving three-pointer
Marcus Smart, Matthew Dellavedova scuffle after hard foul
Marcus Smart and Matthew Dellavedova get into a scuffle during the first half
Hayward has surgery on ankle Wednesday night
Celtics forward Gordon Hayward had surgery on his left ankle Wednesday night
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Gordon Hayward has message for Celtics fans at TD Garden
Gordon Hayward has message for Celtics fans at TD Garden
C's expecting 'full recovery' for Hayward, but have no timetable
Gordon Hayward suffered a dislocated left ankle and a fractured tibia in the first quarter of Boston’s 102-99 loss at Cleveland on Tuesday.
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Gronk tells Hayward to "dominate" rehab
Rob Gronkowski has gone through serious injuries in the past and come back from them. He had some advice for Gordon Hayward as he stares at a lengthy recovery period.
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Bill Russell, Kobe Bryant post messages to Gordon Hayward
A couple of NBA legends - one old school and one more modern-day - were among the luminaries wishing Gordon Hayward well after his ankle injury.   
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A field of one
Jayson Tatum is making Larry Bird-like history. What have the rest of the rookies done? Well . . .
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Five things you might not be thinking about tonight
As the Celtics try to move on after losing Gordon Hayward, the talented Milwaukee Bucks present a real challenge in the home opener.
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Celtics Home Opener - Tonight at 7:30
NBC Sports Boston has a good one tonight! The Celtics play their home opener against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. Tip-off is at 7:30 on NBC Sports Boston, or stream it on NBCSportsBoston....
Gorman: Jaylen Brown can be a big time player
Mike Gorman talks about Jaylen Brown's impressive performance in Cleveland, as he scored 25 points. Mike also talks about how he and Jayson Tatum are going to have to fill the void left by the injury to...
This won't break them
Under Brad Stevens, the Celtics have always risen to the challenge. They did it again Tuesday, nearly beating the Cavs without Gordon Hayward, and are determined to continue in Hayward's absence.
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Could Hayward return this season?
Kyle Draper, Brain Scalabrine, Tommy Heinsohn and Mike Gorman break down the Celtics loss to the Cavs and Gordon Hayward’s injury.
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Tatum flashes potential with double-double debut
As the Celtics mounted their comeback against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Jayson Tatum’s play was a key to the team’s improved play.
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Stars, studs and duds: Rivals, but 'a brotherhood at the end of the day'
Gordon Hayward's gruesome injury certainly affected the Celtics, but its impact was felt in the Cavs locker room as well.
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LeBron on Kyrie: 'You automatically think about the moments'
LeBron James discusses Kyrie Irving returning to Cleveland and what it was like to play against his former teammate.
Mannix: 'Cautious optimism' with Hayward's injury
A. Sherrod Blakely and Chris Mannix give us the latest news and thoughts around the league on Gordon Hayward's injury.
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'Prayers to Gordon, man'
The stunned Celtics, from coach Brad Stevens down to the players, wish Gordon Hayward well and vow to keep fighting until his return.
'Cautious optimism' for full recovery
Chris Mannix says there is 'cautious optimism' that Gordon Hayward will make a full recovery from the broken ankle he suffered against the Cavaliers
Amica Game Recap: Celtics fall to the Cavaliers, 102-99
A. Sherrod Blakely and Abby Chin break down the Celtics loss the Cavaliers in the Amica Game Recap.
The next Paul Pierce? No, Jayson Tatum is pretty much the next Larry Bird
Stop comparing Jayson Tatum to Paul Pierce. Turns out he's Larry Bird. Numbers don't lie.
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Jayson Tatum on LeBron: 'He's way bigger than I thought'
Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum got his first look at LeBron James, and he wasn't what he expected.
Heinsohn: We saw some heart from Celtics in second half
Tommy Heinsohn praises the heart he saw from the Celtics against the Cavaliers.
Celts' rally after Hayward injury falls short in 102-99 loss to Cavs
Despite the injury to Gordon Hayward, the Celtics give themselves a chance to win down the stretch only to come up short in a 102-99 loss to the Cavs
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Gordon Hayward headed for MedFlight back to Boston
Celtics forward Gordon Hayward is headed back to Boston after gruesomely fracturing his left ankle 6 minutes into the C's opening night in Cleveland.
Gordon Hayward is his new Boston Celtics uniform via Instagram.
Gorman: Hayward injury could deflate C's
Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn react to Gordon Hayward's gruesome injury.
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Dr. Chihlas: Optimistically, Hayward could be back
Dr. Chihlas joins to give us his thoughts on Gordon Hayward's injury and how long he could be out for.
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Doctor: Hayward may be back this season
Dr. Chihlas joins to give us his thoughts on Gordon Hayward's injury and how long he could be out for.
Gorman: This could deflate the Celtics for quite a while
Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn react to Gordon Hayward's gruesome injury.
Isaiah Thomas visits Gordon Hayward in locker room after injury
According to NBC Sports Boston's A. Sherrod Blakely, Isaiah Thomas went in to check on Gordon Hayward after the Celtics forward suffered a fractured left ankle in the first quarter of Tuesday's game. 
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George, J.J. Watt among many sending Hayward wishes after gruesome injury
Gordon Hayward suffered one of the more disturbing pro sports injuries in recent memory. Those who have had similar luck were quick to send their well wishes. 
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Gordon Hayward suffers fractured left ankle in first six minutes of game
Gordon Hayward’s first game as a Boston Celtic was cut short – a lot shorter than anyone anticipated -- after suffering a fractured left ankle.
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New Boston Celtics Kyrie Irving (left) and Gordon Hayward on the bench.
Now, it all gets real
As good as the new-look Celtics may feel about their remade team, the true test begins when they step on the court tonight amid all the subplots in Cleveland.
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Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas.
'People took it the wrong way,' Isaiah says of his Ainge comments
Isaiah Thomas tries to clarify the pointed comments he made about Danny Ainge, saying on a podcast that, "People took it the wrong way."
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New Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving on why he asked out of Cleveland.
Why? Kyrie's not telling
Poised to begin a new chapter of his career with the Celtics tonight in the place he left behind, Kyrie Irving won't get into just why he asked out of Cleveland.
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Seize the opening
The much-anticipated 2017-18 season opener is upon us, and here are some things you may not be thinking about.
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Seize the opening
The much-anticipated 2017-18 season opener is upon us, and here are some things you may not be thinking about regarding tonight's Celtics-Cavs matchup.
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It's Ainge's turn to weigh-in on Aron Baynes in the shower
Danny Ainge joins Toucher & Rich and weighs-in on Tommy Heinsohn's comment last week about seeing Aron Baynes in the shower.
Hanging banners 'what it’s all about'
Expectations are higher for the Celtics, and their coach, than at any time since Brad Stevens took over. And that's fine with him.
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Meet the Celtics roster for opening night
A. Sherrod Blakely provides a player-by-player breakdown of the Boston Celtics opening night roster
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New Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving at his introductory press conference.
MacMullan: Irving's tough enough to handle Boston
Jackie MacMullan and Gary Tanguay discuss whether Kyrie Irving is ready to be the man for the Celtics.
Smart 'not worried' about lack of extension
For the third year in a row, a first-round pick of the Celtics is unable to come to terms on a contract extension prior to the deadline.
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All signs point to LeBron James playing against Celtics Tuesday
While it has yet to be determined for sure if LeBron James, who has been hampered by a sprained left ankle, will play, all indications are that he'll be in the starting lineup when the Cavs host the Celtics.
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Celts' theme song may be 'Getting to know you'
The Celtics return only four players -- and just one starter -- from last year's team. So the process of learning to play together will continue well into the season.
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Start of something big
Jayson Tatum, starter? It may have seemed far-fetched not too long ago, but it appears the Celtics' No. 1 draft choice will be in the starting lineup Tuesday.
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Kyrie Irving on his return to Cleveland
Kyrie Irving talks with Abby Chin and Brian Scalabrine about opening night in Cleveland against his former team
Blakely: Boos in Cleveland will be a good thing for Irving
A. Sherrod Blakely talks about Kyrie Irving's anticipated return to Cleveland in the Celtics season opener and how the hostile environment will be a good thing for him.
Boston Celtics Gordon Hayward (left) Al Horford (center) and Kyrie Irving.
New-look C's ready to get down to business
The Celtics haven't gone into a season with this level of excitement and heightened expectations in years. But they'll have to work to achieve the success everyone anticipates.
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Celtics' Morris out at least ten days with a sore right knee
The Boston Celtics have lots of options when it comes to who will be in their starting lineup for the season opener at Cleveland. But you can take one off the table right now
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New Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris, formerly with the Detroit Pistons.
'Approach the game as a pro'
Marcus Morris wants to be a starter -- he hasn’t come off the bench in a regular-season game since March 9, 2015 -- but he understands that a reserve role may be best for him right now.
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Baynes says he'll be ready for Celtics opener
"I’m going to go out on the limb here, literally, and say I should be available," Celtics big man Aron Baynes says of his knee injury and his availability for the opener in Cleveland.  
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Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum.
What should we expect from Tatum?
He's drawn raves from teammates, coaches and scouts. Now, the work truly begins for Celtics top draft pick Jayson Tatum as he embarks on his rookie season.
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What is Kyrie Irving's ceiling with the Celtics?
Gary Tanguay and Dan Shaughnessy discuss what they believe is Kyrie Irving's ceiling with the Celtics.
Paul Pierce's 40th birthday cake.
Paul Pierce gets a 'wheelchair cake' for his 40th birthday
Celtics legend Paul Pierce was presented with a cake from his ESPN colleagues that was adorned with an image he'd probably like to forget.   
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Ex-Washington Wizards center Daniel Ochefu, who signed with the Boston Celtics.
Celtics sign 6-11 center Daniel Ochefu
The Celtics have signed center Daniel Ochefu, a 6-11 center, who played 19 games with the Wizards as a rookie last season.  
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Brown knows his role with Celts' Big Three
While Jaylen Brown has the potential to eventually be a go-to guy, he's content now learning to fit in as a starter with Celtics All-Stars Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Al Horford.  
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Tommy Points: Heinsohn's C's preview
Tommy Heinsohn breaks down what he's looking for from the Celtics in 2017.
Smart given Baptist Hospital Community Champions Award
Marcus Smart was the recipient of the New England Baptist Hospital Community Champions Award.
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C's still take 3s, except now they hit them
The Brad Stevens Celtics have always relied on the 3-pointer as a big part of their attack. Now, however, they have the shooters who can make them more consistently.
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Irving not going to get emotional about return to Cleveland
'Personally, it’s just basketball,' Kyrie Irving said when asked about how he'll handle playing his old team in his old city on Opening Night.
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Ainge describes recruitment of Hayward
Danny Ainge joins our Celtics Season Preview show to give some detail of how he and Brad Stevens recruited Gordon Hayward over the summer.
Danny Ainge opens up about contract talks with Marcus Smart
Danny Ainge opens about contract extension talks with Marcus Smart, and whether the Celtics will reach a deal before the deadline.
Stevens, Irving, Smart mic'd up at C's practice
Listen to Brad Stevens coach up the team and Kyrie Irving and Marcus Smart mic'd up during Celtics practice.
'This is what stinks about the job'
Isaiah Thomas says he may never speak to Danny Ainge again, and Ainge is sorry . . . but 'sometimes you have to do tough things.' Besides, 'I've had my children tell me worse things.'
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Ainge unsure if Celts will reach contract extension with Smart before deadline
Danny Ainge admits 'I don't know how' negotiations on a contract extension for Marcus Smart -- who will become an restricted free agent next summer if he's not signed by Monday -- will end.
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Danny Ainge: Hopefully one day Isaiah Thomas will understand
Danny Ainge talks about the tough decision to trade Isaiah Thomas, and his hopes that one day he will understand why he had to make the move.
What? A LeBron-less opener?
No LeBron for the Celtics-Cavs season opener? It's a possibility. Here's what's good -- and bad -- about that from a Celts' point of view.  
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What? A LeBron-less opener?
No LeBron for the Celtics-Cavs season opener? It's a possibility. Here's what's good -- and bad -- about that from a Celts' point of view.
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What we learned in a perfect preseason
It isn't so much that the Celtics won all four of their exhibition games. It's that we saw the things -- better shooting, a deeper bench, star power -- that will bode well in the regular season. 
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What we learned in a perfect preseason
It isn't so much that the Celtics won all four of their exhibition games. It's that we saw the things -- better shooting, a deeper bench, star power -- that will bode well in the regular season.
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Scalabrine: No idea Celtics would be at this level
Brian Scalabrine admits that he is amazed at how well the Celtics team is working together this early.
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Highlights: Celtics 108 Hornets 100
Highlights from the Celtics win over the Hornets.
Irving: ‘I’m really playing in a real, live sports city’
Tommy Heinsohn reacts to Kyrie Irving comments regarding playing in a sports city like Boston.
Scalabrine: No idea Celtics would be at this level
Brian Scalabrine admits that he is amazed at how well the Celtics team is working together this early.
Stars, studs and duds: Room to grow
The Celtics' 108-100 victory over the Hornets enables them to complete the preseason with a 4-0 record, but Marcus Smart makes it clear 'we still have a lot to learn.'
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Irving on differences between playing in Boston vs Cleveland
Kyrie Irving explains some of the difference between playing with the Cavaliers vs. playing with the Celtics.
Heinsohn: Ainge has put together a 'marvelous' team
Tommy Heinsohn says that the Celtics looked sensational against the Hornets and that Danny Ainge did a marvelous job putting this team together.
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Kyrie Irving wins the Tommy Award in preseason finale
Tommy Heinsohn gives tonight's Tommy Award to Kyrie Irving for his performance vs. the Hornets in the final preseason game of the season.
Brad Stevens: Kyrie Irving has 'a special handle to him'
Even Brad Stevens was impressed by the ball handling Kyrie Irving showed against the Hornets.
Celtics finish off perfect preseason with 108-100 victory over Hornets
There was little for the Celtics to grumble about following a 108-100 win over Charlotte to cap off their preseason schedule with a perfect 4-0 record.
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Marcus Smart: 'We have a lot of threats'
Marcus Smart talks about being a more confident player and says that this team has a lot of threats to score.
Heinsohn: Ainge has put together a 'marvelous' team
Tommy Heinsohn says that the Celtics looked sensational against the Hornets and that Danny Ainge did a marvelous job putting this team together.
Celtics Rewind: Kyrie handles past Howard
Kyrie Irving shows off his handle to get the layup.
Irving happy to play in a 'real, live sports city'
Kyrie Irving already seems pleased with the transition from Cleveland to Boston.
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Jayson Tatum drives it to the rim
Jayson Tatum with the drive to the rim vs the Hornets.
CELTICS TALK PODCAST: Stevens and Scal discuss NCAA scandal
NBC Sports Boston analyst Brian Scalabrine sits down with Celtics coach Brad Stevens to talk about a number of topics, including the NCAA scandal.
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Ainge on Isaiah's comments: That's the hard part of the job
After Isaiah Thomas said that he might never talk to Danny Ainge again, Ainge says that he still loves Isaiah, and making trades like that is the hard part of the job.
Marcus Morris to make C's debut in preseason finale vs Hornets
In Wednesday's preseason finale vs the Hornets, Marcus Morris will see his first action of the season as a Celtic. 
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Tatum in C's starting lineup for preseason finale vs Hornets
For the final preseason tune-up, Boston Celtics’ rookie Jayson Tatum will once again be in the starting lineup. 
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LeBron James could miss season opener vs. Celtics
Tyronn Lue said that LeBron James is sore after testing out his sprained left ankle Tuesday.
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Blakely: Isaiah has all the love for Boston, none for Danny
When Isaiah Thomas has been traded away in the past, he had disdain for his old team. This time, his ire is directed at one person, Danny Ainge.  
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C's-Hornets: You may not be considering...
As the Celtics wrap up the preseason in Charlotte tonight, here are a few things you may have overlooked.  
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C's-Hornets: You may not be considering...
As the Celtics wrap up the preseason in Charlotte tonight, here are a few things you may have overlooked.
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Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas.
Isaiah Thomas: 'I might not ever talk to Danny [Ainge] again'
The former Celtics point guard said that after gutting out the playoffs while injured, Ainge dealing him for Kyrie Irving was 'not right.'
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Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens on the sidelines in the game against the Denver Nuggets.
Celtics-Hornets preview: Trying to build chemistry while staying healthy
Despite the shortened preseason schedule, the Boston Celtics have a pretty good feel for how their rotation will play out when the regular season starts.
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Working man
Terry Rozier put in quite a bit of work this summer in preparation for what he anticipates will be a breakout season.
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Five takeaways from C's-76ers
Here are five takeaways from Monday’s win over Philadelphia.
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Five takeaways from C's-76ers
Here are five takeaways from Monday’s win over Philadelphia.
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ESPN meanies give Celtics 15th-best chances to beat Warriors
ESPN's calculations place five Eastern Conference teams with better chances against Golden State. 
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Highlights: Celtics 113, 76ers 96
Highlights from the Boston Celtics 113-96 win over the Philadelphia 76ers
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Highlights: Celtics 113, 76ers 96
Highlights from the Celtics 113-96 win over the 76ers.
Stars, studs and duds: C's do it all
Terry Rozier is the biggest star on a night when the Celtics attack the Sixers in waves and coast to an easy preseason victory.
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Scal: Rozier delivers when given opportunity
Brian Scalabrine talks about what Terry Rozier's success against the 76ers means for his role on the Celtics.
Rozier: Poised, relaxed, playing my game
Terry Rozier talks with Abby Chin after he scores 15 points and gets 10 rebounds against the 76ers.
Celtics establish control early, roll to 113-96 victory over Sixers
Celtics' backups have no problem establishing control in the game’s early minutes, and never relent in delivering a 113-96 drubbing over the Sixers.
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Brown steal, Tatum finishes strong for and-1
Brown steal, Tatum finishes strong for and-1
Halftime stars, studs and duds: Rozier, Smart making an impact
The Boston Celtics pride themselves on having quality depth, the kind that can impact the game when given an opportunity.
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Smart steal, Rozier sets up Nader for 2
Smart steal, Rozier sets up Nader for 2
Smart nifty pass to Nader for the slam
Smart nifty pass to Nader for the slam
Marcus Smart with the strong drive and finish
Marcus Smart with a strong drive and finish against the 76ers.
Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward (left), Al Horford (center) and Kyrie Irving.
Irving, Hayward, Horford given night off vs. Sixers
The Boston Celtics will start tonight’s game with Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Aron Baynes at center.
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White III among C's who could get minutes thanks to short preseason
There will be opportunities for the Celtics' lesser-known players to get on the floor, something that’s a bit trickier to do this season than past years.
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Morris, still working on conditioning, will join C's Big Three on bench tonight
Marcus Morris acknowledges he needs to lose seven pounds and will sit, along with Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Al Horford, for tonight's Celtics preseason game against the 76ers.
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Boston Celtics Gordon Hayward (left) Al Horford (center) and Kyrie Irving.
Celtics will sit Hayward, Irving and Horford tonight
New Celtics acquisitions Gordon Hayward, Kyrie Irving and Marcus Morris, as well as Al Horford, won't play tonight in the preseason game vs. the Philadelphia 76ers, the team announced. 
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C's-76ers: You may not be considering ...
Bet you didn't know the C's are one of the NBA's best rebounding teams this preseason. Or why Chic-Fil-A is a big reason Markelle Fultz is happier in Philly.
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Five things you probably aren't thinking about
Bet you didn't know the C's are one of the NBA's best rebounding teams this preseason. Or why Chic-Fil-A is a big reason Markelle Fultz is happier in Philly. They're among things you're probably not...
C's-76ers preview: Figuring the puzzle
Like most of what the Boston Celtics have been doing this preseason, figuring out the second unit has indeed been a work in progress.  
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Morris taking it slow, steady before debut
The debut of Marcus Morris with the Boston Celtics may once again be delayed. 
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New...and improved
Preseason game No. 2 showed the Celtics getting better on both sides of the ball as they continue to get to know each other.
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New...and improved
Preseason game No. 2 showed the Celtics getting better on both sides of the ball as they continue to get to know each other.  
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Highlights: Celtics defeat 76ers, 110-102
Highlights from the Celtics preseason game in Philadelphia as they take care of business against the 76ers.
Tatum felt 'way more comfortable' against Sixers
Jayson Tatum is up to the challenge of being in the starting lineup, helping get Boston off to a fast start and pull away for a 110-102 win over Philadelphia.
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Kyrie Irving: Jayson Tatum is 'ahead of the game'
Kyrie Irving talks about how appreciative he is of how hard Jayson Tatum works and says that Tatum is 'ahead of the game'.
Marcus Smart wins Tommy Award vs. 76ers
Tommy Heinsohn gives tonight's Tommy Award to Marcus Smart for his performance vs. the 76ers.
Stars, studs and duds: Kyrie leads C's in third quarter
Kyrie Irving got it going in the third quarter and finished with a game-high 21 points which included five made 3’s.
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Hayward 1-on-1: Chemistry will get better each game
Gordon Hayward talks with Abby Chin after the Celtics beat the 76ers.
Irving scores 21, C's pull away in second half to beat Sixers, 110-102
The starting five is new, but the end result – a Boston Celtics win – is the same, with the C's pulling away in the second half for a 110-102 win over Philadelphia.
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Smart dive on the floor for loose ball leads to bucket
Marcus Smart dive on the floor for loose ball leads to bucket
Jayson Tatum slams home two-handed dunk
Jayson Tatum slams home two-handed dunk
Jaylen Brown throws down the big one-handed slam
Jaylen Brown throws down the big one-handed slam
Terry Rozier slices down the lane for 2
Terry Rozier slices down the lane for 2
Gordon Hayward dishes to Aron Baynes for slam
Gordon Hayward dishes to Aron Baynes for slam
Heinsohn reacts to his comments about Baynes going viral
Tommy Heinsohn responds to the internet going crazy over his comments about Aron Baynes on Monday.
Tatum replaces Baynes in Celtics starting lineup vs. Sixers
Brad Stevens is in full-blown lineup tinkering mode, going with a different starting lineup for the second time in as many days.
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Report: Fultz out tonight for Sixers vs. Celtics
The anticipated Markelle Fultz-Jayson Tatum rookie matchup may have to wait until the regular season.  
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Five things you’re probably not thinking about tonight
All eyes will be on the first of many Jayson Tatum-Markelle Fultz matchups, but here are some other items to keep an eye on as the Celtics and Sixers meet in a preseason game.  
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Five things you’re probably not thinking about tonight
All eyes will be on the first of many Jayson Tatum-Markelle Fultz matchups, but here are some other items to keep an eye on,
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Celtics-76ers preview: Irving and Fultz face off in Philly
The Celtics take on Markelle Fultz and the 76ers in their second preseason contest.
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Celtics could still be on the defensive
There are clear and undeniable signs that, despite the loss of Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder, the Celtics' defense may not be as bad as feared. Here's why.
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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart reacts with the crowd in Game 1 against the Washington Wizards.
Blakely: Four reasons C's could improve defensively
There are clear and undeniable signs that, despite the loss of Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder, the Celtics' defense may not be as bad as feared. Here's why.
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Trial over, Morris joins Celtics at last . . . to everyone's delight
Marcus Morris, acquitted with twin brother Markieff of assault charges on Tuesday, practices for first time with Celtics, will play Friday against Sixers.
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CELTICS TALK PODCAST: Interviews with Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Al Horford
Abby Chin and Brian Scalabrine bring you exclusive interviews with the Celtics new big 3, Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, and Al Horford.
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Tommy Heinsohn very impressed with Aron Baynes
Tommy Heinsohn tells us why he is impressed with new addition Aron Baynes.
Baynes on Heinsohn's shower comments: ‘The Missus got a few texts’
Aron Baynes responded in perfect fashion to Tommy Heinsohn's comments during the Celtics' preseason opener about him being "really put together".
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Subway ad throws shade at Kyrie Irving and Celtics
A new subway ad campaign took some not-so-subtle shots at Kyrie Irving.
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Draper and Tanguay argue whether Celtics have a new 'Big 3'
Gary Tanguay and Kyle Drper argue whether the Celtics have a new big 3 or not.
Celts play follow the leader with Irving
Some lead by talking, others by their talent. In his short time with the Boston Celtics, Kyrie Irving thus far has shown a willingness to do both.
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Rozier doesn't want to be the forgotten man
The third-year guard came off the bench Monday as Kyrie Irving's backup.
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Holley: Only 6 superstars in the NBA, Kyrie is not one
Michael Holley says that there is only 6 superstars in the NBA, and Kyrie Irving is not one.
Five takeaways from C's preseason opener
There were very specific aspects of the Celtics' preseason opener that, as they go forward, can be seen as building blocks towards better play. Here are five of them.
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Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris and his twin brother Markieff of the Washington Wizards.
Marcus and Markieff Morris found not guilty in assault trial
Marcus and Markieff Morris were both found not guilty on Tuesday in their assault trial that stemmed from an incident in January of 2015.
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Celtics encouraged by Theis' impressive debut
Daniel Theis turns heads with a standout performance in his Celtics debut Monday night.
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NBA All-Star teams to be picked by team captains
The NBA announced Tuesday that the All-Star Game will switch formats and will not longer have the teams split up by conference affiliation. Instead, two captains will pick the teams. 
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Highlights: Celtics 94, Hornets 82
Highlights from the Boston Celtics 94-82 win over the Charlotte Hornets.
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Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris and his twin brother Markieff of the Washington Wizards.
Jurors begin deliberations in Morris twins assault trial
Prosecutor Thomas Bailey argued the Morris brothers had a motive to attack the victim and said the defendants "acted like high school bullies on a playground."
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Can Aron Baynes contribute each game for Celtics?
A. Sherrod Blakely and Kyle Draper debate whether you can rely on Aron Baynes to contribute for the Celtics each game.
Draper: It will take time for Celtics to get on same page
Kyle Draper says that after seeing the first game, it is clear it will take some time for the Celtics to get on the same page.
New Hornets center Dwight Howard lauded for basketball IQ
Kemba Walker prides himself on knowing what’s around the corner, but a recent conversation with new teammate Dwight Howard totally caught him off guard.
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Blakely: Open all night, Baynes cashes in
While Aron Baynes is known primarily as a physically imposing defender, the Hornets found out the hard way what happens if you leave him open repeatedly.
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Highlights Celtics beat the Hornets, 94-82
Highlights from the Celtics 94-82 win over the Charlotte Hornets.
Aron Baynes earns the Tommy Award vs Hornets
Aron Baynes earns his first Tommy Award in the Celtics preseason win over the Hornets.
Irving: Celtics "rusty as hell," but building a foundation
Kyrie Irving speaks to Abby Chin after the Celtics preseason opener vs the Hornets.
Celtics kick off preseason with 94-82 win over Hornets
While the Celtics' chemistry is indeed a work in progress, the C's new big three gets open looks throughout their time together in Monday’s 94-82 win over the Hornets
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Jaylen Brown comes off the curl and throws it down
Jaylen Brown throws down a dunk against the Charlotte Hornets.
Kyrie Irving's first dunk in a Boston Celtics uniform
Kyrie Irving throws down his first dunk in a Boston Celtics uniform.
Brown: Thomas trade 'changes the whole dynamic' for Celtics
Jaylen Brown tells Complex Magazine that the Isaiah Thomas trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers really impacts the Celtics' culture.
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Horford finds Irving for back door slam
Kyrie Irving dunks on a back door cut off a nice pass from Al Horford
Will Jaylen Brown be a lockdown defender this season?
Kyle Draper and Brian Scalabrine discuss whether Jaylen Brown can emerge as a lockdown defender this season for the Celtics.
Smart to come off Celtics bench in preseason opener
Marcus Smart will come off the bench while the Celtics will go with a starting five that consists of their Big Three – Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Al Horford – joined by Aron Baynes and Jaylen Brown.
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Boston Celtics Basketball Returns For The 2017-18 Season ON NBC Sports Boston
Broadcast Duo Mike Gorman & Tommy Heinsohn Return for 37th Season of Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (formerly named CSN), along with Brian Scalabrine; Abby Chin as Sideline Reporter; and Kyle Draper as Studio
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Five things you're probably not thinking about tonight
With all eyes on the debuts of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward tonight, here are a few under-the-radar storylines to watch for. 
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A lot to see
All eyes will be on the Celtics debuts of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward tonight. But here are a few under-the-radar storylines to watch for.   
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Celtics guard Kyrie Irving.
'I just can't wait to get back out there'
Even though he's a veteran All-Star, Kyrie Irving knows the importance of the preseason. Add in the fact that tonight's game against the Hornets is his first as a Celtic, and you can see why he's excited. 
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Celtics-Hornets preview: 'A good test' for C's in first preseason game
The Celtics' focus for tonight’s preseason opener against the Charlotte Hornets has more to do with steady progress than scoring points
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Tatum defeats Hayward in 3-point contest at Celtics open practice
Celtics fans got a glimpse of Jayson Tatum's potential upside on Sunday during the team’s open practice at the TD Garden which included a 3-point shooting contest
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Irving gets crowd going with "let's go Celtics" chants
Kyrie Irving chants "let's go Celtics" and talks about how he can't wait to hear the chants when he steps on the court for the first time as a Celtic.
Hayward, Irving introduced at Celtics Open Practice
Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving come out of the tunnel for the first time as Boston Celtics.
Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward (left), Al Horford (center) and Kyrie Irving.
First look at remade Celtics
Fans will get their first look at the revamped Celtics - including Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward in green - tonight at an open practice at TD Garden. Here's what to expect.
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Smart focused on his play, not his payday
Marcus Smart could be in line for a big payday in the future, but says his focus right now is one thing – preparing for this upcoming season with the Boston Celtics.
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Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens on the sidelines in the game against the Denver Nuggets.
C's aim: Limit mistakes while picking up pace
The Celtics, while eager to get out and run, understand balancing that with being a strong defensive team isn’t easy.
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What's pedagogy? It's 'dope'
Get out your Google -- Jaylen Brown and Brad Stevens will build your vocabulary.  
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Tatum, Ojeleye and Theis describe 'Welcome to NBA' moment
No matter how highly regarded a player is when they come into the NBA, there’s always a “Welcome to the NBA” moment.
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Jaylen Brown, 20, expected to be Celtics' player rep
Celtics second-year forward Jaylen Brown is expected to be the team's union representative for the NBA Players' Association.  
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Westbrook's 5-year/$205M extension with OKC gives him richest deal in NBA history
Russell Westbrook will remain with the Oklahoma City Thunder after agreeing to a five-year, $205 million extension that gives him the largest total contract in NBA history - $233 million for six years -  Adr
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Celtics guard Kyrie Irving.
Stevens: Celtics health in 'good shape' but Kyrie gets 'maintenance day'
Kyrie Irving played more a longer season than any of the other Celtics and appreciates coach Brad Stevens' rest-and-recovery methods.
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Horford: Celtics still strangers on offense
The Celtics have a lot of offensive talent, but Al Horford thinks it'll take time for them to learn to play together.
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Five takeaways from Celtics' training camp
Here are A. Sherrod Blakely's five takeaways from the Boston Celtics' training camp.
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Five takeaways from C's training camp
Good health for all and improved play for some: That's the big news coming out of the first week of Celtics' training camp.
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Celtics Talk Podcast: Camp begins; Interviews with Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens
Abby Chin and A. Sherrod Blakely talk about the start of camp, plus exclusive interviews with Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Twitter post welcoming Dwyane Wade to Cleveland.
As expected, Dwyane Wade signs with Cavaliers
Dwyane Wade re-joins former Miami Heat teammate LeBron James in Cleveland and signs a one-year, $2.3 million deal with the Cavs.
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Amica Game Recap: Celtics fall to the Cavaliers, 102-99

A. Sherrod Blakely and Abby Chin break down the Celtics loss the Cavaliers in the Amica Game Recap.

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