Author: @jackbuffett_

Three Takeaways: Celtics 105, 76ers 87

Boston Celtics basketball is back. The first game of the regular season for the Boston Celtics did not disappoint. Both teams got off to a slow start, but Boston was able to pull away heading into the fourth quarter and didn’t look back. By the end of the game, the entire team was firing on all cylinders. Here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly from game 1 of 82. 1. Kyrie Irving off to a slow start Though the Celtics pulled off the win, Kyrie’s absence on the offensive end was notable. In the first half, Irving didn’t...

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Robert Williams Has Earned a Place with the Celtics

Robert Williams Is Redeeming Himself to Boston Fans Overall, the preseason for the Celtics was a bust. The team went 1-3 in four contests against the Hornets and the Cavaliers. There wasn’t much to be excited about, as the team shot poorly and couldn’t muster much on either side of the ball. However, there was a clear bright spot on the team during the four games: their young draft pick. After gaining a poor reputation early on, Robert Williams has made a strong case to take on a bigger role this season. Why Williams Needs More Minutes Williams suffered...

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Marcus Smart is Already Making Enemies

Marcus Smart is already in midseason form. The physical guard is notorious for his brash manner on the court, and Saturday’s preseason game was no different. While most Bostonians were watching the Red Sox game, the Celtics faced the Cavaliers in their final preseason matchup. While the Celtics were outplayed throughout the entire game, one moment stood out in particular: the fight between Marcus Smart and J.R. Smith. What happened Early in the contest, Aron Baynes and Smith were locked in a fierce battle underneath the hoop as Terry Rozier dribbled the ball on the perimeter. The contest between...

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Three Takeaways: Celtics 115, Hornets 112

The Celtics came out with a win in their 2nd preseason game. The team returned to the TD Garden to take on the Charlotte Hornets. Boston was without Al Horford for the game, who was dealing with a wrist injury. The team, having faced the Hornets on Friday, jumped out to a 64-57 halftime lead. After a mediocre first quarter, the Celtics went for 40 points in the second. The game stayed competitive through the third quarter, with the Celtics unable to pull away. The Hornets took the lead with around 6 and a half minutes remaining the game,...

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Three Takeaways: Celtics 97, Hornets 104

Celtics basketball is back! The NBA (pre)season officially commenced on Friday night as the Celtics took on the Charlotte Hornets in North Carolina, at the UNC basketball arena. With the whole roster healthy, the Celtics had a strong start, but faltered in the second half and fell to the Hornets by seven points. As is customary, it’s time to completely overanalyze a meaningless preseason basketball game. Here are three key takeaways from Friday night’s tilt. 1. Gordon Hayward is back…kind of Gordon Hayward officially returned to basketball action on Friday night. The sight of him hitting the court fully...

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The Celtics With the Most to Prove this Season

Who’s got the most to prove going into the 18-19′ season? The Celtics enter the new season with an intriguing mix of players on the roster. They have a collection of established stars, developing contributors, long term projects, and unknowns. In this article, I’ll take a look at who on the roster has the most to prove to fans and the organization come October. Let’s get started. Robert Williams, F/C This one is a no brainer for most Celtics fans who have been paying attention this summer. Williams has a well-documented history of laziness. Two incidents specifically come to...

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“Mutual Interest” Between Jamal Crawford and Celtics

Jamal Crawford could be shipping up to Boston. According to Jared Weiss of the Athletic, there is apparently mutual interest between the 38-year old and the Boston Celtics. The Celtics don’t currently have a roster spot available. However, with the recent fiasco around Jabari Bird, Bird is expected to be released from the roster at some point in the near future. This leaves the door open for the team to sign the 3-time Sixth Man of the Year, likely for a one year contract. According to @JaredWeissNBA, there's "mutual interest" between #Celtics and 18-year #NBA vet Jamal Crawford. He...

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Why is Jaylen Brown Being Overlooked?

Jaylen Brown’s name hasn’t popped up much this summer. Celtics players, staff, and fans are all preparing for training camp to open soon. As such, the hype surrounding the team continues to accumulate, and rightfully so. With the team fully healthy, the league and its fans are ready for the Celtics to make some noise. All summer long, fans have been raving about the return of Gordon Hayward, or the emergence of Jayson Tatum. Marcus Smart’s name was even thrown into the mix when he signed a new deal. One name that fans haven’t heard at all? That of...

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Ray Allen Reflects on Time in Boston

Ray Allen has long been a controversial figure in Boston. However, the legendary shooting guard seems to look back fondly on his time as a Celtic. Allen entered the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday. Earlier in the week, he set Celtics fans abuzz when he suggested to Shams Charania that he did not expect to receive congratulations from his former teammates. Later in the week, Allen did a customary interview as part of his Hall of Fame induction trip. He had many interesting things to say about his experience in Beantown. His Comments “People look at...

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Jabari Bird Arrested for Assault on Friday

Jabari Bird is in a whole lot of trouble. The young Celtics guard was arrested Friday night in Brighton, Massachusetts. As of this morning, he was in custody at St. Elizabeth’s hospital. The matters appear to be very serious- the Domestic Violence Unit of the BPD became involved in the situation. Charges against Bird include assault, strangulation and kidnapping. There’s no doubt that this is going to be a sticky situation for the 24-year-old. While allegations against athletes are always hairy, this certainly does not look good for Jabari Bird. BREAKING: Sources tell @CherylFiandaca #Celtics Shooting Guard Jabari Bird...

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After a Trade Offer from Phoenix, is Terry Rozier on His Way Out?

Terry Rozier might be the most polarizing Celtic of the summer. After a monster playoff run from the young point guard in June, rumors flew about a future role with the team. As Kyrie Irving returns to the court, Rozier has to return to the bench and play behind the superstar once again. On Friday, a report from an Arizona radio station got rumor mills churning again. Arizona Sports 98.7 broke news that the Suns had apparently attempted to trade for a “front-tier point guard”. Among their targets were Damian Lillard, Kemba Walker, and-you guessed it- Boston’s own Terry...

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Countdown to Celtics Tipoff: 46 Days

Welcome back to the Celtics season tipoff countdown! Each day, we’ll give a review of news surrounding the Celtics. We’ll also look back in history to see what happened on today’s date in team history (August 31st). To round out the day’s post, we’ll give you stats and fun facts related to the number of days remaining before the first game (46 today). Let’s get to it! Recent Team News The NBA 2K19 Ratings for the entire starting lineup have been revealed for the Celtics. Kyrie Irving leads the unit with a 93 overall, followed by Gordon Hayward with...

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Countdown to Celtics Tipoff: 52 Days

Welcome back to the Celtics season tipoff countdown! Each day, we’ll give a review of news surrounding the Celtics. We’ll also look back in history to see what happened on today’s date in team history (August 25th). To round out the day’s post, we’ll give you stats and fun facts related to the number of days remaining before the first game (52 today). Let’s get to it! Recent Team News Jayson Tatum recently appeared on The Bill Simmons Podcast and touched on a wide variety of topics. He talked about his hatred of the Celtics as a kid growing...

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Countdown to Celtics Tipoff: 53 Days

Welcome back to the Celtics season tipoff countdown! Each day, we’ll give a review of news surrounding the Celtics. We’ll also look back in history to see what happened on today’s date in team history (August 24th). To round out the day’s post, we’ll give you stats and fun facts related to the number of days remaining before the first game (53 today). Let’s get to it! Recent Team News On Tuesday, the tribe that Kyrie Irving’s mom is a member of invited the Celtics point guard. The tribe celebrated the heritage of Kyrie and his sister, Asia, as...

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Countdown to Celtics Tipoff: 55 Days

Welcome back to the Celtics season tipoff countdown! Each day, we’ll give a review of news surrounding the Celtics. We’ll also look back in history to see what happened on today’s date in team history (August 22nd). To round out the day’s post, we’ll give you stats and fun facts related to the number of days remaining before the first game (55 today). Let’s get to it! Recent Team News The Celtics officially signed guard P.J. Dozier to a two-way contract. Dozier, a guard from the University of South Carolina, spent last season with the Thunder on a two-way...

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Countdown to Celtics Tipoff: 56 Days

Welcome back to the Celtics season tipoff countdown! Each day, we’ll give a review of news surrounding the Celtics. We’ll also look back in history to see what happened on today’s date in team history (August 21st). To round out the day’s post, we’ll give you stats and fun facts related to the number of days remaining before the first game (56 today). Let’s get to it! Recent Team News In a thought-provoking piece about mental health in the NBA, Paul Pierce spoke out about his depression and anxiety. After Pierce was attacked and stabbed 11 times at a...

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Ben Simmons adds fuel to the Celtics-76ers Rivalry

The Celtics-Sixers feud is starting to heat up The teams faced off against each other four times in the regular season, and again in the Eastern Conference finals. Things got heated, and each game they played became must-see television. Joel Embiid got in a scuffle with Terry Rozier, and also had an altercation with Marcus Morris during the series. He’s been very vocal about his desire to beat the Celtics, and now Ben Simmons has joined the fray. The Quote Simmons said during an interview, “We’ve got to get past Boston, those are the guys at the top right...

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Countdown to Celtics Tipoff: 57 Days

Welcome back to the Celtics season tipoff countdown! Each day, we’ll give a review of news surrounding the Celtics. We’ll also look back in history to see what happened on today’s date in team history (August 20th). To round out the day’s post, we’ll give you stats and fun facts related to the number of days remaining before the first game (57 today). Let’s get to it! Recent Team News Brad Stevens recently sat down for a Q&A with the Eagle Tribune. A couple of the more interesting quotes: when asked about the defensive success of his teams, he...

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Countdown to Celtics Tipoff: 58 Days

Welcome back to the Celtics season tipoff countdown! Each day, we’ll give a review of news surrounding the Celtics. We’ll also look back in history to see what happened on today’s date in team history (August 19th). To round out the day’s post, we’ll give you stats and fun facts related to the number of days remaining before the first game (58 today). Let’s get to it! Recent Team News Chris Forsberg recently tweeted out a series of quotes from Jayson Tatum concerning his offseason. He talked about his workouts with Kobe, his focuses this offseason, and the recent...

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Countdown to Celtics Tipoff: 59 Days

Welcome back to the Celtics season tipoff countdown! Each day, we’ll give a review of news surrounding the Celtics. We’ll also look back in history to see what happened on today’s date in team history (August 18th). To round out the day’s post, we’ll give you stats and fun facts related to the number of days remaining before the first game (59 today). Let’s get to it! Recent Team News On Friday, Jayson Tatum had his number retired by his high school. He attended the ceremony in which Chaminade College Preparatory School in St. Louis retired his number 22....

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Countdown to Celtics Tipoff: 60 Days

Welcome back to the Celtics season tipoff countdown! Each day, we’ll give a review of news surrounding the Celtics. We’ll also look back in history to see what happened on today’s date in team history (August 16th). To round out the day’s post, we’ll give you stats and fun facts related to the number of days remaining before the first game (60 today). Let’s get to it! Recent Team News Not a lot is going on in the Celtics universe right now, but Bleacher Report recently released an article of the most overhyped players going into this season. Guess...

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Top Five Point Guards in Celtics History

Who were the best Celtics point guards of all time? With such a long and storied past, it’s difficult to sift through all of the players on the roster at some point. However, a few point guards stand out from the crowd. These floor generals dominated in their time and contributed greatly to the franchise’s success. Without further ado, let’s look at the top five point guards in team history. 5. Nate “Tiny” Archibald Tiny Archibald was never the biggest player on the court. In fact, he was almost always the smallest. But what he lacked in size, he...

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Countdown to Celtics Tipoff: 61 Days

Welcome back to the Celtics season tipoff countdown! Each day, we’ll give a review of news surrounding the Celtics. We’ll also look back in history to see what happened on today’s date in team history (August 15th). To round out the day’s post, we’ll give you stats and fun facts related to the number of days remaining before the first game (61 today). Let’s get to it! Recent Team News The Celtics continue to get healthier as the start of training camp nears. Daniel Theis is nearing the end of his rehab. He told reporters Tuesday that he is...

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Countdown to Celtics Tipoff: 62 Days

Welcome back to the Celtics season tipoff countdown! Each day, we’ll give a review of news surrounding the Celtics. We’ll also look back in history to see what happened on today’s date in team history (August 14th). To round out the day’s post, we’ll give you stats and fun facts related to the number of days remaining before the first game (62 today). Let’s get to it! Recent Team News Gordon Hayward sent Celtics fans into a frenzy with a video posted by his trainer on Monday. The clip shows Hayward throwing down a dunk over his training partner...

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Countdown To Celtics Tipoff: 63 Days

Welcome back to the Celtics season tipoff countdown! Each day, we’ll give a review of news surrounding the Celtics. We’ll also look back in history to see what happened on today’s date in team history (August 13th). To round out the day’s post, we’ll give you stats and fun facts related to the number of days remaining before the first game (63 today). Let’s get to it! Recent Team News It’s no secret that Celtics draft pick, Robert Williams, has had some difficulties with timeliness this summer. Well, he recently purchased himself a new apartment in Boston. It just...

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