Tag: Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum drives by Andre Iguodala and Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat. (Image: Mike Ehrmann/Getty)

East Finals Game 6: Heat Seek KO, Celtics Do-or-Die Down 3-2

Buckle up for a wicked ride in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Boston Celtics took control of Game 5 in the second half to win 121-108 and stave off elimination against the Miami Heat. Jayson Tatum scored 31 points and Jaylen Brown added 28 in the blowout. The Heat still […]

Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo blocks Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum in Game 1. (Image: AP)

East Finals: Blocked Shot by Bam Adebayo Puts Miami Heat Ahead 1-0

The #5 Miami Heat struck first blood in the Eastern Conference Finals with a 117-114 overtime victory in Game 1 over of the #3 Boston Celtics. Bam Adebayo, the unsung hero of the Heat, literally saved the day with a blocked shot by thwarting a game-tying dunk from Celtics’ All-Star […]

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry surrounded by the Boston Celtics in Game 6. (Image: Kim Klement/Getty)

Game 7: Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors in Do or Die Situation

Ready for Game 7 between the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics? The Raptors faded an elimination with a stunning victory in a 125-122 double-overtime thriller in Game 6 against the Celtics. The defending champion Raptors trailed the Celtics at every point during this series, but they’re one win away from […]

The Boston Celtics swarm Toronto Raptors big man Pascal Siakim. (Image: Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty)

Toronto Raptors Face Extinction Down 3-2, Boston Seeks KO Punch

Heading into Game 6, the defending champion Toronto Raptors seek to even the series against the Boston Celtics and force a Game 7. The Celtics snapped the Raptors two-game mini-streak with a resounding 22-point victory in Game 5. The Celtics won the first two games of this matchup before the […]

Marcus Smart of the Celtics shoots a 3-point against the Toronto Raptors in Game 2. (Image: Kim Klement/Getty)

Toronto Raptors in Trouble? Defending Champs Down 0-2

The Raptors are on verge of extinction. The #3 Boston Celtics took a 2-0 series lead against the #2 Toronto Raptors when the Raptors sharpshooters went cold. The Celtics have now won six postseason games in a row after sweeping their opening-round series against the Philadelphia 76ers. Both top seeds […]

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum drives by Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry in Game 1. (Image: Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)

NBA Betting Preview: Raptors Down 0-1 After Bad Shooting Night

The defending champions started the Eastern Conference semifinals in poor shooting form, and they quickly fell in a 0-1 hole. The #2 Toronto Raptors had one of those ugly nights when they couldn’t hit the side of a barn, letting the #3 Boston Celtics jump out to a 1-0 lead […]

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet defends Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum. (Image: Getty)

NBA East Semifinals: Celtics Rumble with Defending Champ Raptors

The second round of the NBA playoffs officially begins on Sunday with a fierce fracas. The defending champion and #2 ranked Toronto Raptors square off against the #3 Boston Celtics in the semifinals of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Raptors head into Game 1 of the semifinals with starting guard […]

Miami Heat point guard Jimmy Butler drives by Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon in Game 3 of the NBA Playoffs. (Image: USA Today Sports)

Easy East: Toronto, Boston, Miami Advance by First-Round Sweeps

4-0? No problem. In the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs, three teams went 4-0, sweeping their first-round opponents out of the postseason. The #2 Toronto Raptors defeated the #7 Brooklyn Nets 4-0. The #3 Boston Celtics knocked out #6 Philadelphia 76ers in four games. The #5 Miami Heat won their “coin-flip […]

Toronto Raptors PF Pascal Siakam defends Giannis "Greek Freek" Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. (Image: Stacy Revere/Getty)

NBA Eastern Conference Futures: Celtics or Raptors Upset the Bucks?

Bucks or Bust? Oddsmakers at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas updated the futures board for the NBA Eastern Conference champion, and the Milwaukee Bucks are the big favorite at 1/2 odds. The defending champion Toronto Raptors are 8/1 to win the Eastern Conference for the second season in a […]

Boston Celtics Marcus Smart guards LA Lakers star LeBron James during a game at TD Garden in Boston. (Image: Brian Babineau/Getty)

NBA Weekend: Nuggets/Thunder, Celtics/Lakers, Rockets/Jazz

Two of the best teams in the Western Conference square off when the Denver Nuggets (38-17) visit the Oklahoma City Thunder (33-22) on Friday evening. On Saturday, the Utah Jazz (36-18) and Houston Rockets (35-20) meet in a potential preview of a postseason series between the #4 and #5 seeds. […]

Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat have yet to lose a game at home this season at AA Arena in Miami, FL. (Image: Isaac Baldizon/Getty)

NBA’s Best Home Teams: Heat, Sixers, Celtics Combined 34-0

Three NBA teams have yet to lose a home game this season, with the Philadelphia 76ers (13-0), Miami Heat (11-0), and Boston Celtics (10-0) a combined 34-0 on their home courts. It’s no surprise that the Heat, Celtics, and Sixers have all leveraged their home court advantage to propel them […]