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Chris Forsberg joins NBC Sports Boston as a Celtics Insider

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Chris Forsberg joins NBC Sports Boston as a Celtics Insider

NBC Sports Boston announced that veteran NBA/Celtics journalist Chris Forsberg joins the network as a Celtics Insider beginning today, Monday, Sept 24.  Forsberg will focus on coverage of the Celtics contributing his expertise to the network’s multi-platform content offerings. He joins fellow Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely on the beat.

“We are thrilled to have Chris join us as a member of the NBC Sports Boston team,” said Princell Hair, senior vice president and general manager of NBC Sports Boston. “Chris has an extensive background covering the NBA and the Celtics specifically. His contributions to our various content platforms will elevate our already robust, thoughtful and engaging coverage for our fans.”

“Having covered the Boston Celtics throughout my entire career, I couldn’t think of a better place to be than NBC Sports Boston - the home of the Celtics, ”said Forsberg. “I’ve followed the network’s multi-platform coverage of the Celtics for a long time and I’m looking forward to joining a great group of talented people to bring Celtics fans the best coverage in the market.”

Prior to joining NBC Sports Boston, Forsberg spent nine years covering the Celtics for ESPN. A graduate of Northeastern University, Forsberg started his Journalism career as a college intern at the Boston Globe and spent three years at Boston.com, where he won an Emmy for his multimedia coverage of the Celtics’ title season in 2008. Forsberg lives in Auburn, Mass., with his wife, Nicole, and two daughters, Zoe and Lexie.

Fans can follow him on Twitter @ChrisForsberg_.

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The Enes Kanter Show: Friendship with Gordon Hayward, Celtics' leadership dynamic

The Enes Kanter Show: Friendship with Gordon Hayward, Celtics' leadership dynamic

In the second episode of "The Enes Kanter Show," Chris Forsberg and Enes Kanter discuss the Celtics' west coast trip and his friendship with Gordon Hayward and get a guest appearance from Tacko Fall, who calls into the show from Maine.

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2:23 - Enes talks about navigating his busy life and using his platform for good

5:25 - What's Kanter's favorite city to play in on the road?

7:15 - First impressions of Boston

10:54 - Why playing for a winning team was so important to him and Kemba Walker

12:27 - His friendship with Gordon Hayward

13:45 - Enes explains why he hated facing Marcus Smart and the type of player that he is

14:53 - The leadership dynamic of the team this season

15:30 - Does Enes want to prove everyone wrong about his defense?

20:30 - Enes calls friend and teammate Tacko Fall to discuss Maine, the cold weather, getting a haircut from Enes and how he's handling the spotlight

You can also watch the entire episode on YouTube:

 

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Celtics' Marcus Smart (ankle) probable for Wednesday game vs. Clippers

Celtics' Marcus Smart (ankle) probable for Wednesday game vs. Clippers

Marcus Smart is listed as probable for the Celtics' Wednesday night game in against the Clippers in Los Angeles after the guard had to leave the Monday night win in Phoenix with a scary-looking ankle sprain. 

Smart vowed after the game Monday that he would play against the Clippers even after being helped off the court when he was injured in the fourth quarter.

Smart appeared to be moving well on the ankle Tuesday, according to Celtics.com's Marc D'Amico.

Gordon Hayward, recovering from the fractured bone in his hand and expected back around Christmas, is out for the Celtics. 

The Celtics (11-2) sit atop the Eastern Conference standings. Following an opening night loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, Boston won its next 10 before losing to the Sacramento Kings by one point on Sunday and bounced back with the 99-85 victory in Phoenix on Monday night. 

They'll take on the Clippers on Wednesday and Denver Nuggets on Friday to complete their Western trip before returning home to face the Kings and Brooklyn Nets next week. 

Don’t miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Clippers, which tips off Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET with Celtics Pregame Live, then Mike & Scal have the call of the game at 10 p.m. You can also stream the game through the MyTeams App.