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Celtics’ streaks quiz

If one wishes to try the harder All-Star edition of the quiz, try to answer the questions without looking at the multiple choice offerings; extra points only apply as possible if the correct answer to the original question is...

Appreciating the 2001-02 Boston Celtics

On January 8, 2001 Rick Pitino stepped down as head coach of the Boston Celtics. Jim O’Brien was named interim head coach and a new era had begun. There were no championships during this era and it doesn’t even...

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown aggressive in Team USA win over Spain

To be an effective scorer in the NBA, you need to get easy buckets. If you’re a big man, that could mean at-the-rim attempts in the restricted area. If you’re a perimeter shooter, open corner 3’s can...

Tommy Heinsohn: player, coach, broadcaster, Celtics legend

I have a confession. I love Tommy Heinsohn. It really amuses me when opposing fans complain about Tommy and call him “that old guy on the Celtics broadcast.” They really don’t have a clue that Tommy has forgotten...

History Week roundtable: where were you on June 16th, 2008?

Where were you when the Celtics won the title in 2008? Tim MacLean: I was in my living room watching it with my mom. She’s a huge basketball fan and it was one of the last times I watched a...

Nineteen what-ifs over the last nineteen Celtics seasons

It’s History Week here at CelticsBlog, and that means it’s time for reflection and introspection - an opportunity to appreciate the NBA moments that are most meaningful to us and to theorize about what could have been. This article...

A chemistry lesson on History Week: Celtics bonding during Team USA training camp

Even with all the advancements in analytics and player efficiency, it’s difficult to account for team chemistry. Cutting down on low percentage mid-range shots or forgoing offensive rebounds in favor of transition defense might eke out a few...

Ranking the Celtics sixth men

Over a 30-year span from 1957 through 1986, the Boston Celtics won an unprecedented 16 NBA titles. And every crown the fabled franchise won was due in part to an innovation that has become a staple of basketball history...

History Week roundtable: ideal Celtics lineup

Design an ideal lineup of Celtics (not just an All-Time list, but the players that would compliment each other perfectly). Jeremy Stevens: The Garnett-Era Celtics were nearly flawless, but you can always make adjustments to fit today’s league. A score-first...

History Week roundtable: favorite non-star Celtic

Who was your favorite non-star (no All-Star) player growing up and why? Jack Noonan: Al Jefferson was always one of my favorite players growing up watching the Celtics. His bruising style of play instantly caught my eye when the Celtics...

Road-heavy start and other highlights from Celtics 2019-2020 schedule

On Monday, the NBA released the regular season schedules for all 30 teams. It was a nice bit of news as we are trudging through the dog days of summer. Now with some concrete dates in front of us,...

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NBA releases 2019-20 regular season schedule

The NBA released the 2019-20 NBA schedule, and the Boston Celtics are a part of it. You can download the schedule right here. Some details of the schedule were released a little before today. We already knew about Boston’s Christmas...

Celtics assistant coach quiz

If one wishes to try the harder All-Star edition of the quiz, try to answer the questions without looking at the multiple choice offerings; extra points only apply as possible if the correct answer to the original question is...

History Week roundtable: who would you bring back to join next season’s team?

What one player from Celtics history would you like to pluck from that era and put them in today’s game (assume he was able to grow up with modern conditioning, analytics, coaching, etc.)? Jack Noonan: I’ll take the easy one...

Welcome to History Week

Youth and promise and upside can be intoxicating, but there may not be anything more comforting and assuring than reminiscing about the good times. And the Celtics have had plenty of good times. With every crop of Celtics rookies,...

The case for Carmelo Anthony

The past four years numbed the shock of once contentious rivals joining a Boston team. Kyrie Irving in green? Ask me in 2016-17 and I would say it’ll never happen. David Ortiz mashed David Price in a 2013 ALDS game,...

What’s the next step for Semi Ojeleye?

Last November, I made the trip to Boston to watch the Celtics take on the Bucks in what turned out to be an Eastern Conference semi-finals preview. Things were different back then. Gordon Hayward was starting, Kyrie Irving was...

Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker lead Team USA in scrimmage

In a Blue vs. White scrimmage against Team USA’s senior and select teams, it was the color green that stood out in Las Vegas. Jayson Tatum finished the night with 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting, including three three-pointers...

Celtics release preseason schedule

On Friday, there was another sign that summer is slowly coming to a close and that the NBA season is right around the corner as the Boston Celtics announced a four-game preseason schedule. The Celtics open up their exhibition slate...

Stevens: “it’s been a great vibe in our building”

Celtics fans are lucky. It’s early August, the deadest of dead times in the NBA, and yet, we have basketball. With Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart, and Kemba Walker competing for a spot to represent USA...