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SideTrack: Marcus Smart, Isaiah Thomas … and more

SideTrack: Marcus Smart, Isaiah Thomas … and more

GET SMART: Celtics swingman Marcus Smart and a pack of his sporty pals gathered at Kings Back Bay for Marcus Smart’s Bowling Bash fundraiser earlier this week. Among the athletic guests who were in… Read full article: SideTrack: Marcus Smart, Isaiah Thomas …...→

Celtics win ninth straight, 140-133, over Wizards

Celtics win ninth straight, 140-133, over Wizards

Kemba Walker now has 14 3-pointers over his last two games, and 18 over his last two. He was one of three Celtics to break the 20-point mark last night, this time with 25, to go along with 23 from … Read full article: Celtics win ninth straight, 140-133, ove...→

Celtics win eighth straight, beat Dallas, 116-106

Celtics win eighth straight, beat Dallas, 116-106

As Gordon Hayward rested up following surgery to repair a broken left hand Monday night, his teammates began his approximate six-week absence with a visit to their local walk-in freezer. The fact they emerged with a 116-106 win, handing 6-4 Dallas its first road loss of the season, and winning their eighth straight game for an NBA-leading 8-1 record, was a testament to cast effort. Read full article: Celtics win eighth straight, beat Dallas...→

Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes, officials say

If Ukraine's new leader wanted an Oval Office welcome from Donald Trump - and he did - he would have to open a public probe into the president's Democratic foe Joe Biden and his son.... Read full article: Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden pr...→

Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes, officials say

There was no hinting around, it was a straight-out trade, two key White House officials told impeachment investigators. If Ukraine's new leader wanted an Oval Office welcome from Donald... Read full article: Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden pr...→

Celtics sting Hornets for sixth straight win

Celtics sting Hornets for sixth straight win

CHARLOTTE — Kemba Walker, slightly nervous about the reception he was going to receive in his return to the Spectrum Center last night, needn’t have worried. And after the pregame video presentatio… Read full article: Celtics sting Hornets for sixth straight...→

Kim Kardashian removed fake nipples from Met Gala dress after Kanye West voiced displeasure

Kim Kardashian removed fake nipples from Met Gala dress after Kanye West voiced displeasure

Kanye West was not too thrilled with a controversial addition to wife Kim Kardashian's Met Gala attire earlier this year. Read full article: Kim Kardashian removed fake nipples from...→

Bill Belichick, not Lamar Jackson, is the smart bet to win Sunday’s Patriots-Ravens game

Bill Belichick, not Lamar Jackson, is the smart bet to win Sunday’s Patriots-Ravens game

The credibility associated with correctly picking the first loss for an undefeated football team is such that prognosticators are forever on the prowl for the right week, and when they settle on th… Read full article: Bill Belichick, not Lamar Jackson, is th...→

Jaylen Brown’s one bad shot can’t ruin one terrific night in Celtics win

Jaylen Brown’s one bad shot can’t ruin one terrific night in Celtics win

The Raptors couldn’t contain Kemba Walker and the veteran wasn’t showing any signs of cooling himself off so the greatest threat to his outrageous fourth-quarter tear was going to have to come from… Read full article: Jaylen Brown’s one bad shot can’t ruin o...→

Celtics win third straight in exhibition, 118-72, over Cleveland

Celtics win third straight in exhibition, 118-72, over Cleveland

Brad Stevens faces a challenge as he attempts to sort through his varied collection of bigs, but his starting five man appears to be coming into focus. Daniel Theis started his second straight exhibition game in the middle during last night’s 118-72 win over Cleveland, with the Celtics’ first unit that much quicker for the […] Read full article: Celtics win third straight in exhibition...→

Marcus Smart hones his leadership style with Celtics

Marcus Smart hones his leadership style with Celtics

Marcus Smart, without naming names, has seen the havoc that some veterans can level on rookies. In short, not much help is offered, instead replaced by an effort to see if there’s a breaking point … Read full article: Marcus Smart hones his leadership style ...→

Mets Regretting Marcus Stroman Trade? Drew Smyly Easily Outduels Struggling Stroman in Phillies Win

Mets Regretting Marcus Stroman Trade? Drew Smyly Easily Outduels Struggling Stroman in Phillies Win

The Phillies snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday night in New York as Drew Smyly easily outdueled the struggling Marcus Stroman in a 5-0 win over the Mets. By Corey Seidman  Read full article: Mets Regretting Marcus Stroman Trade? Dr...→

Marcus Smart advises Celtics to avoid believing the hype as road gets tougher

Marcus Smart advises Celtics to avoid believing the hype as road gets tougher

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The good news for the Celtics is that they’ve won 10 straight games. The bad news is they’ve had to overcome some sloppy play to succeed in some of them latel… Read full article: Marcus Smart advises Celtics to avoid be...→

Celtics win ninth straight, 140-133, over Wizards

Celtics win ninth straight, 140-133, over Wizards

Kemba Walker now has 14 3-pointers over his last two games, and 18 over his last two. He was one of three Celtics to break the 20-point mark last night, this time with 25, to go along with 23 from Jayson Tatum and 22 from Jaylen Brown. Read full article: Celtics win ninth straight, 140-133, ove...→

Marcus Smart Would Like Everyone To Stop Kicking Him In The Groin

Marcus Smart Would Like Everyone To Stop Kicking Him In The Groin

Marcus Smart continues to provide some tenacious defense for the Boston Celtics, but he's taking a beating in the process. Read full article: Marcus Smart Would Like Everyone To Stop...→

Celtics win eighth straight, beat Dallas, 116-106

Celtics win eighth straight, beat Dallas, 116-106

As Gordon Hayward rested up following surgery to repair a broken left hand Monday night, his teammates began his approximate six-week absence with a visit to their local walk-in freezer. The fact t… Read full article: Celtics win eighth straight, beat Dallas...→

Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes, officials say

Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes, officials say

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was no hinting around, it was a straight-out trade, two key White House officials told impeachment investigators. If Ukraine’s new leader... Read full article: Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden pr...→

Marcus Smart Feels Targeted By NBA Referees: 'You Clean It Up Or I Will'

Marcus Smart Feels Targeted By NBA Referees: 'You Clean It Up Or I Will'

Thursday night was a fairly solid evening for the Boston Celtics. Kemba Walker was welcomed back to Charlotte with an outpouring of love and adoration, Gordon Hayward played like a superstar, and the Celtics rolled to a 108-87 win to improve to 6-1 on the season. It was all good ... for the most part. Read full article: Marcus Smart Feels Targeted By NBA Refer...→

Marcus Smart laments his treatment by officials

Marcus Smart laments his treatment by officials

Terry Rozier’s landing in Charlotte is certainly producing the kind of volume the former Celtic envisioned. He’s playing an average of 32.7 minutes a night and filling that kind of opportunity with… Read full article: Marcus Smart laments his treatment by of...→

Celtics 'Stretch 6' Marcus Smart Continues His Solid Defense Against Much Bigger Opponents

Celtics 'Stretch 6' Marcus Smart Continues His Solid Defense Against Much Bigger Opponents

Marcus Smart is 6-foot-3, but the Celtics guard is willing to body up with anybody in the NBA. Even those who stand over six inches taller than him. Read full article: Celtics 'Stretch 6' Marcus Smart Continu...→

Marcus Smart’s shooting arc still climbing for Celtics

Marcus Smart’s shooting arc still climbing for Celtics

Well before the Celtics ran away from Milwaukee on Wednesday night with a 38-18 third quarter and a 36-29 fourth, and well before Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum combined for 22 points over the last … Read full article: Marcus Smart’s shooting arc still climbi...→

Marcus Smart loves his irritant role with Celtics

Marcus Smart loves his irritant role with Celtics

Doc Rivers used to call them “irritants” – the kind of defenders good at getting under the skin of an opponent. Marcus Smart, who pushed that spirit to maximum effect when he was on Giannis Antetok… Read full article: Marcus Smart loves his irritant role wit...→

Knicks’ Marcus Morris on why Kyrie Irving was ‘distracted’ with Celtics

Knicks’ Marcus Morris on why Kyrie Irving was ‘distracted’ with Celtics

Marcus Morris acknowledged Thursday the rumors his former Celtics teammate Kyrie Irving wasn’t a good-enough leader are more fact than fiction. But not for lack of trying, according to Morris, who … Read full article: Knicks’ Marcus Morris on why Kyrie Irvin...→

Celtics win third straight in exhibition, 118-72, over Cleveland

Celtics win third straight in exhibition, 118-72, over Cleveland

Brad Stevens faces a challenge as he attempts to sort through his varied collection of bigs, but his starting five man appears to be coming into focus. Daniel Theis started his second straight exhi… Read full article: Celtics win third straight in exhibition...→

Older, wiser Marcus Smart reports for Celtics camp

Older, wiser Marcus Smart reports for Celtics camp

Marcus Smart is proud of his status as the longest-tenured Celtics player, an honor he held on last year’s partially scuttled team as well. But the Celts guard, recovered from a quad injury suffere… Read full article: Older, wiser Marcus Smart reports for Ce...→

Mets Regretting Marcus Stroman Trade? Drew Smyly Easily Outduels Struggling Stroman in Phillies Win

Mets Regretting Marcus Stroman Trade? Drew Smyly Easily Outduels Struggling Stroman in Phillies Win

The Phillies snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday night in New York as Drew Smyly easily outdueled the struggling Marcus Stroman in a 5-0 win over the Mets. By Corey Seidman  Read full article: Mets Regretting Marcus Stroman Trade? Dr...→

Kemba Walker arises late as Celtics’ win streak reaches 10

Kemba Walker arises late as Celtics’ win streak reaches 10

SAN FRANCISCO — If the question is how the Celtics managed to win a game in which for much of the night they’d played down to and even below the level of the shipwreck that is the Warri… Read full article: Kemba Walker arises late as Celtics’ win...→

Celtics top Wizards 140-133 for 9th straight win

Celtics top Wizards 140-133 for 9th straight win

Jayson Tatum bounced back from a historically bad shooting night with 23 points. Read full article: Celtics top Wizards 140-133 for 9th stra...→

9 notes and observations from the Celtics’ win over the Mavericks

9 notes and observations from the Celtics’ win over the Mavericks

Celtics shooting guard Marcus Smart had a feeling this team might surprise people.... “We just stayed back, kept quiet, and kept working,” Smart said after the group’s latest victory, their eighth straight. “We couldn’t wait for this season to tip off so we could show everybody.” Read full article: 9 notes and observations from the Celtic...→

Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes, officials say - amNewYork

There was no hinting around, it was a straight-out trade, two key White House officials told impeachment investigators. If Ukraine's new leader wanted an Read full article: Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden pr...→

Celtics’ Marcus Smart fined $15,000 for criticism of referees

Celtics’ Marcus Smart fined $15,000 for criticism of referees

Marcus Smart paid for his comments today when the league announced it was fining him $15,000 for public criticism of officials. The Celtics guard can’t say he was surprised, not after on three diff… Read full article: Celtics’ Marcus Smart fined $15,000 for ...→

Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes, officials say

Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes, officials say

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was no hinting around, it was a straight-out trade, two key White House officials told impeachment investigators. If Ukraine's new leader wanted an Oval Office welcome from Donald Trump — and he did — he would... Read full article: Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden pr...→

Danny Ainge Clarifies Marcus Morris' Claim That Celtics Didn't Call Him During Offseason

Danny Ainge Clarifies Marcus Morris' Claim That Celtics Didn't Call Him During Offseason

Marcus Morris claimed last week that the Boston Celtics did not call him when the offseason arrived. Danny Ainge remembers it differently. Read full article: Danny Ainge Clarifies Marcus Morris' Cla...→

Marcus Smart attacks assignment on Kevin Love

Marcus Smart attacks assignment on Kevin Love

CLEVELAND — Marcus Smart missed the last game of the regular season and the first seven of the playoffs last spring to a torn oblique muscle, so the Celtics guard had every right to obsess after fa… Read full article: Marcus Smart attacks assignment on Kevin...→

Danny Ainge Calls Marcus Smart 'The Heart And Soul' Of Celtics

Danny Ainge Calls Marcus Smart 'The Heart And Soul' Of Celtics

If you struggle to find the beauty of Marcus Smart's game, look no further than the furious comeback win by the Celtics over the Bucks on Wednesday night. Read full article: Danny Ainge Calls Marcus Smart 'The Hear...→

Kemba Walker heats up again in Celtics’ win over Knicks

Kemba Walker heats up again in Celtics’ win over Knicks

NEW YORK – From high school, to UConn, to the NBA, Kemba Walker has spent a significant amount of his basketball life in Madison Square Garden. Mention this building to the Celtics guard and he lig… Read full article: Kemba Walker heats up again in Celtics’ ...→

New-look Sixers Bully Celtics in Opening Night Win

New-look Sixers Bully Celtics in Opening Night Win

Brett Brown said the Sixers wanted to play "smash mouth offense and bully ball defense." On opening night Wednesday, they did just that, beating the Celtics, 107-93, at the Wells Fargo Center. Read full article: New-look Sixers Bully Celtics in Opening...→

Defense, Langford and Tacko highlight Celtics preseason win over Magic

Defense, Langford and Tacko highlight Celtics preseason win over Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. — Brad Stevens came in looking for a better defensive effort, and the Celtics honored his request. The host Magic was held to just 31.3 percent shooting as the C’s took an… Read full article: Defense, Langford and Tacko highlight Ce...→

Report: Marcus Smart Will Not Play In Team USA's Final 2 Games At FIBA World Cup

Report: Marcus Smart Will Not Play In Team USA's Final 2 Games At FIBA World Cup

Team USA will not medal in this year's FIBA World Cup after suffering a disappointing loss to France on Wednesday, but they still have a few games to play. Marcus Smart will not be playing in those games, however. Read full article: Report: Marcus Smart Will Not Play In Te...→

Marcus Smart Now Day-To-Day For Team USA With Quad Strain

Marcus Smart Now Day-To-Day For Team USA With Quad Strain

Another Celtics player is dealing with an injury overseas. Marcus Smart is now considered day-to-day for Team USA with a left quad strain. Read full article: Marcus Smart Now Day-To-Day For Team USA...→

SideTrack: Marcus Smart, Isaiah Thomas … and more

SideTrack: Marcus Smart, Isaiah Thomas … and more

GET SMART: Celtics swingman Marcus Smart and a pack of his sporty pals gathered at Kings Back Bay for Marcus Smart’s Bowling Bash fundraiser earlier this week. Among the athletic guests who were in… Read full article: SideTrack: Marcus Smart, Isaiah Thomas …...→

Kemba Walker arises late as Celtics’ win streak reaches 10

Kemba Walker arises late as Celtics’ win streak reaches 10

SAN FRANCISCO — If the question is how the Celtics managed to win a game in which for much of the night they’d played down to and even below the level of the shipwreck that is the Warri… Read full article: Kemba Walker arises late as Celtics’ win...→

Celtics top Wizards 140-133 for 9th straight win

Celtics top Wizards 140-133 for 9th straight win

Jayson Tatum bounced back from a historically bad shooting night with 23 points. Read full article: Celtics top Wizards 140-133 for 9th stra...→

Marcus Smart Would Like Everyone To Stop Kicking Him In The Groin

Marcus Smart Would Like Everyone To Stop Kicking Him In The Groin

Marcus Smart continues to provide some tenacious defense for the Boston Celtics, but he's taking a beating in the process. Read full article: Marcus Smart Would Like Everyone To Stop...→

Celtics win eighth straight, beat Dallas, 116-106

Celtics win eighth straight, beat Dallas, 116-106

As Gordon Hayward rested up following surgery to repair a broken left hand Monday night, his teammates began his approximate six-week absence with a visit to their local walk-in freezer. The fact they emerged with a 116-106 win, handing 6-4 Dallas its first road loss of the season, and winning their eighth straight game for an NBA-leading 8-1 record, was a testament to cast effort. Read full article: Celtics win eighth straight, beat Dallas...→

Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes, officials say - amNewYork

There was no hinting around, it was a straight-out trade, two key White House officials told impeachment investigators. If Ukraine's new leader wanted an Read full article: Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden pr...→

Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes, officials say

Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes, officials say

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was no hinting around, it was a straight-out trade, two key White House officials told impeachment investigators. If Ukraine’s new leader... Read full article: Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden pr...→

Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes, officials say

There was no hinting around, it was a straight-out trade, two key White House officials told impeachment investigators. If Ukraine's new leader wanted an Oval Office welcome from Donald... Read full article: Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden pr...→

Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes, officials say

Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes, officials say

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was no hinting around, it was a straight-out trade, two key White House officials told impeachment investigators. If Ukraine's new leader wanted an Oval Office welcome from Donald Trump — and he did — he would... Read full article: Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden pr...→

Marcus Smart laments his treatment by officials

Marcus Smart laments his treatment by officials

Terry Rozier’s landing in Charlotte is certainly producing the kind of volume the former Celtic envisioned. He’s playing an average of 32.7 minutes a night and filling that kind of opportunity with… Read full article: Marcus Smart laments his treatment by of...→

Kim Kardashian removed fake nipples from Met Gala dress after Kanye West voiced displeasure

Kim Kardashian removed fake nipples from Met Gala dress after Kanye West voiced displeasure

Kanye West was not too thrilled with a controversial addition to wife Kim Kardashian's Met Gala attire earlier this year. Read full article: Kim Kardashian removed fake nipples from...→

Marcus Smart attacks assignment on Kevin Love

Marcus Smart attacks assignment on Kevin Love

CLEVELAND — Marcus Smart missed the last game of the regular season and the first seven of the playoffs last spring to a torn oblique muscle, so the Celtics guard had every right to obsess after fa… Read full article: Marcus Smart attacks assignment on Kevin...→

Marcus Smart’s shooting arc still climbing for Celtics

Marcus Smart’s shooting arc still climbing for Celtics

Well before the Celtics ran away from Milwaukee on Wednesday night with a 38-18 third quarter and a 36-29 fourth, and well before Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum combined for 22 points over the last … Read full article: Marcus Smart’s shooting arc still climbi...→

Kemba Walker heats up again in Celtics’ win over Knicks

Kemba Walker heats up again in Celtics’ win over Knicks

NEW YORK – From high school, to UConn, to the NBA, Kemba Walker has spent a significant amount of his basketball life in Madison Square Garden. Mention this building to the Celtics guard and he lig… Read full article: Kemba Walker heats up again in Celtics’ ...→

Knicks’ Marcus Morris on why Kyrie Irving was ‘distracted’ with Celtics

Knicks’ Marcus Morris on why Kyrie Irving was ‘distracted’ with Celtics

Marcus Morris acknowledged Thursday the rumors his former Celtics teammate Kyrie Irving wasn’t a good-enough leader are more fact than fiction. But not for lack of trying, according to Morris, who … Read full article: Knicks’ Marcus Morris on why Kyrie Irvin...→

Celtics win third straight in exhibition, 118-72, over Cleveland

Celtics win third straight in exhibition, 118-72, over Cleveland

Brad Stevens faces a challenge as he attempts to sort through his varied collection of bigs, but his starting five man appears to be coming into focus. Daniel Theis started his second straight exhi… Read full article: Celtics win third straight in exhibition...→

Marcus Smart hones his leadership style with Celtics

Marcus Smart hones his leadership style with Celtics

Marcus Smart, without naming names, has seen the havoc that some veterans can level on rookies. In short, not much help is offered, instead replaced by an effort to see if there’s a breaking point … Read full article: Marcus Smart hones his leadership style ...→

Report: Marcus Smart Will Not Play In Team USA's Final 2 Games At FIBA World Cup

Report: Marcus Smart Will Not Play In Team USA's Final 2 Games At FIBA World Cup

Team USA will not medal in this year's FIBA World Cup after suffering a disappointing loss to France on Wednesday, but they still have a few games to play. Marcus Smart will not be playing in those games, however. Read full article: Report: Marcus Smart Will Not Play In Te...→

Mets Regretting Marcus Stroman Trade? Drew Smyly Easily Outduels Struggling Stroman in Phillies Win

Mets Regretting Marcus Stroman Trade? Drew Smyly Easily Outduels Struggling Stroman in Phillies Win

The Phillies snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday night in New York as Drew Smyly easily outdueled the struggling Marcus Stroman in a 5-0 win over the Mets. By Corey Seidman  Read full article: Mets Regretting Marcus Stroman Trade? Dr...→

Marcus Smart advises Celtics to avoid believing the hype as road gets tougher

Marcus Smart advises Celtics to avoid believing the hype as road gets tougher

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The good news for the Celtics is that they’ve won 10 straight games. The bad news is they’ve had to overcome some sloppy play to succeed in some of them latel… Read full article: Marcus Smart advises Celtics to avoid be...→

Celtics win ninth straight, 140-133, over Wizards

Celtics win ninth straight, 140-133, over Wizards

Kemba Walker now has 14 3-pointers over his last two games, and 18 over his last two. He was one of three Celtics to break the 20-point mark last night, this time with 25, to go along with 23 from Jayson Tatum and 22 from Jaylen Brown. Read full article: Celtics win ninth straight, 140-133, ove...→

Celtics win ninth straight, 140-133, over Wizards

Celtics win ninth straight, 140-133, over Wizards

Kemba Walker now has 14 3-pointers over his last two games, and 18 over his last two. He was one of three Celtics to break the 20-point mark last night, this time with 25, to go along with 23 from … Read full article: Celtics win ninth straight, 140-133, ove...→

9 notes and observations from the Celtics’ win over the Mavericks

9 notes and observations from the Celtics’ win over the Mavericks

Celtics shooting guard Marcus Smart had a feeling this team might surprise people.... “We just stayed back, kept quiet, and kept working,” Smart said after the group’s latest victory, their eighth straight. “We couldn’t wait for this season to tip off so we could show everybody.” Read full article: 9 notes and observations from the Celtic...→

Celtics win eighth straight, beat Dallas, 116-106

Celtics win eighth straight, beat Dallas, 116-106

As Gordon Hayward rested up following surgery to repair a broken left hand Monday night, his teammates began his approximate six-week absence with a visit to their local walk-in freezer. The fact t… Read full article: Celtics win eighth straight, beat Dallas...→

Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes, officials say

If Ukraine's new leader wanted an Oval Office welcome from Donald Trump - and he did - he would have to open a public probe into the president's Democratic foe Joe Biden and his son.... Read full article: Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden pr...→

Celtics’ Marcus Smart fined $15,000 for criticism of referees

Celtics’ Marcus Smart fined $15,000 for criticism of referees

Marcus Smart paid for his comments today when the league announced it was fining him $15,000 for public criticism of officials. The Celtics guard can’t say he was surprised, not after on three diff… Read full article: Celtics’ Marcus Smart fined $15,000 for ...→

Marcus Smart Feels Targeted By NBA Referees: 'You Clean It Up Or I Will'

Marcus Smart Feels Targeted By NBA Referees: 'You Clean It Up Or I Will'

Thursday night was a fairly solid evening for the Boston Celtics. Kemba Walker was welcomed back to Charlotte with an outpouring of love and adoration, Gordon Hayward played like a superstar, and the Celtics rolled to a 108-87 win to improve to 6-1 on the season. It was all good ... for the most part. Read full article: Marcus Smart Feels Targeted By NBA Refer...→

Celtics sting Hornets for sixth straight win

Celtics sting Hornets for sixth straight win

CHARLOTTE — Kemba Walker, slightly nervous about the reception he was going to receive in his return to the Spectrum Center last night, needn’t have worried. And after the pregame video presentatio… Read full article: Celtics sting Hornets for sixth straight...→

Danny Ainge Clarifies Marcus Morris' Claim That Celtics Didn't Call Him During Offseason

Danny Ainge Clarifies Marcus Morris' Claim That Celtics Didn't Call Him During Offseason

Marcus Morris claimed last week that the Boston Celtics did not call him when the offseason arrived. Danny Ainge remembers it differently. Read full article: Danny Ainge Clarifies Marcus Morris' Cla...→

Celtics 'Stretch 6' Marcus Smart Continues His Solid Defense Against Much Bigger Opponents

Celtics 'Stretch 6' Marcus Smart Continues His Solid Defense Against Much Bigger Opponents

Marcus Smart is 6-foot-3, but the Celtics guard is willing to body up with anybody in the NBA. Even those who stand over six inches taller than him. Read full article: Celtics 'Stretch 6' Marcus Smart Continu...→

Bill Belichick, not Lamar Jackson, is the smart bet to win Sunday’s Patriots-Ravens game

Bill Belichick, not Lamar Jackson, is the smart bet to win Sunday’s Patriots-Ravens game

The credibility associated with correctly picking the first loss for an undefeated football team is such that prognosticators are forever on the prowl for the right week, and when they settle on th… Read full article: Bill Belichick, not Lamar Jackson, is th...→

Danny Ainge Calls Marcus Smart 'The Heart And Soul' Of Celtics

Danny Ainge Calls Marcus Smart 'The Heart And Soul' Of Celtics

If you struggle to find the beauty of Marcus Smart's game, look no further than the furious comeback win by the Celtics over the Bucks on Wednesday night. Read full article: Danny Ainge Calls Marcus Smart 'The Hear...→

Marcus Smart loves his irritant role with Celtics

Marcus Smart loves his irritant role with Celtics

Doc Rivers used to call them “irritants” – the kind of defenders good at getting under the skin of an opponent. Marcus Smart, who pushed that spirit to maximum effect when he was on Giannis Antetok… Read full article: Marcus Smart loves his irritant role wit...→

Jaylen Brown’s one bad shot can’t ruin one terrific night in Celtics win

Jaylen Brown’s one bad shot can’t ruin one terrific night in Celtics win

The Raptors couldn’t contain Kemba Walker and the veteran wasn’t showing any signs of cooling himself off so the greatest threat to his outrageous fourth-quarter tear was going to have to come from… Read full article: Jaylen Brown’s one bad shot can’t ruin o...→

New-look Sixers Bully Celtics in Opening Night Win

New-look Sixers Bully Celtics in Opening Night Win

Brett Brown said the Sixers wanted to play "smash mouth offense and bully ball defense." On opening night Wednesday, they did just that, beating the Celtics, 107-93, at the Wells Fargo Center. Read full article: New-look Sixers Bully Celtics in Opening...→

Celtics win third straight in exhibition, 118-72, over Cleveland

Celtics win third straight in exhibition, 118-72, over Cleveland

Brad Stevens faces a challenge as he attempts to sort through his varied collection of bigs, but his starting five man appears to be coming into focus. Daniel Theis started his second straight exhibition game in the middle during last night’s 118-72 win over Cleveland, with the Celtics’ first unit that much quicker for the […] Read full article: Celtics win third straight in exhibition...→

Defense, Langford and Tacko highlight Celtics preseason win over Magic

Defense, Langford and Tacko highlight Celtics preseason win over Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. — Brad Stevens came in looking for a better defensive effort, and the Celtics honored his request. The host Magic was held to just 31.3 percent shooting as the C’s took an… Read full article: Defense, Langford and Tacko highlight Ce...→

Older, wiser Marcus Smart reports for Celtics camp

Older, wiser Marcus Smart reports for Celtics camp

Marcus Smart is proud of his status as the longest-tenured Celtics player, an honor he held on last year’s partially scuttled team as well. But the Celts guard, recovered from a quad injury suffere… Read full article: Older, wiser Marcus Smart reports for Ce...→

Mets Regretting Marcus Stroman Trade? Drew Smyly Easily Outduels Struggling Stroman in Phillies Win

Mets Regretting Marcus Stroman Trade? Drew Smyly Easily Outduels Struggling Stroman in Phillies Win

The Phillies snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday night in New York as Drew Smyly easily outdueled the struggling Marcus Stroman in a 5-0 win over the Mets. By Corey Seidman  Read full article: Mets Regretting Marcus Stroman Trade? Dr...→

Marcus Smart Now Day-To-Day For Team USA With Quad Strain

Marcus Smart Now Day-To-Day For Team USA With Quad Strain

Another Celtics player is dealing with an injury overseas. Marcus Smart is now considered day-to-day for Team USA with a left quad strain. Read full article: Marcus Smart Now Day-To-Day For Team USA...→

SideTrack: Marcus Smart, Isaiah Thomas … and more

SideTrack: Marcus Smart, Isaiah Thomas … and more

GET SMART: Celtics swingman Marcus Smart and a pack of his sporty pals gathered at Kings Back Bay for Marcus Smart’s Bowling Bash fundraiser earlier this week. Among the athletic guests who were in… Read full article: SideTrack: Marcus Smart, Isaiah Thomas …...→

Marcus Smart advises Celtics to avoid believing the hype as road gets tougher

Marcus Smart advises Celtics to avoid believing the hype as road gets tougher

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The good news for the Celtics is that they’ve won 10 straight games. The bad news is they’ve had to overcome some sloppy play to succeed in some of them latel… Read full article: Marcus Smart advises Celtics to avoid be...→

Kemba Walker arises late as Celtics’ win streak reaches 10

Kemba Walker arises late as Celtics’ win streak reaches 10

SAN FRANCISCO — If the question is how the Celtics managed to win a game in which for much of the night they’d played down to and even below the level of the shipwreck that is the Warri… Read full article: Kemba Walker arises late as Celtics’ win...→

Celtics win ninth straight, 140-133, over Wizards

Celtics win ninth straight, 140-133, over Wizards

Kemba Walker now has 14 3-pointers over his last two games, and 18 over his last two. He was one of three Celtics to break the 20-point mark last night, this time with 25, to go along with 23 from Jayson Tatum and 22 from Jaylen Brown. Read full article: Celtics win ninth straight, 140-133, ove...→

Celtics top Wizards 140-133 for 9th straight win

Celtics top Wizards 140-133 for 9th straight win

Jayson Tatum bounced back from a historically bad shooting night with 23 points. Read full article: Celtics top Wizards 140-133 for 9th stra...→

Celtics win ninth straight, 140-133, over Wizards

Celtics win ninth straight, 140-133, over Wizards

Kemba Walker now has 14 3-pointers over his last two games, and 18 over his last two. He was one of three Celtics to break the 20-point mark last night, this time with 25, to go along with 23 from … Read full article: Celtics win ninth straight, 140-133, ove...→

Marcus Smart Would Like Everyone To Stop Kicking Him In The Groin

Marcus Smart Would Like Everyone To Stop Kicking Him In The Groin

Marcus Smart continues to provide some tenacious defense for the Boston Celtics, but he's taking a beating in the process. Read full article: Marcus Smart Would Like Everyone To Stop...→

9 notes and observations from the Celtics’ win over the Mavericks

9 notes and observations from the Celtics’ win over the Mavericks

Celtics shooting guard Marcus Smart had a feeling this team might surprise people.... “We just stayed back, kept quiet, and kept working,” Smart said after the group’s latest victory, their eighth straight. “We couldn’t wait for this season to tip off so we could show everybody.” Read full article: 9 notes and observations from the Celtic...→

Celtics win eighth straight, beat Dallas, 116-106

Celtics win eighth straight, beat Dallas, 116-106

As Gordon Hayward rested up following surgery to repair a broken left hand Monday night, his teammates began his approximate six-week absence with a visit to their local walk-in freezer. The fact they emerged with a 116-106 win, handing 6-4 Dallas its first road loss of the season, and winning their eighth straight game for an NBA-leading 8-1 record, was a testament to cast effort. Read full article: Celtics win eighth straight, beat Dallas...→

Celtics win eighth straight, beat Dallas, 116-106

Celtics win eighth straight, beat Dallas, 116-106

As Gordon Hayward rested up following surgery to repair a broken left hand Monday night, his teammates began his approximate six-week absence with a visit to their local walk-in freezer. The fact t… Read full article: Celtics win eighth straight, beat Dallas...→

Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes, officials say - amNewYork

There was no hinting around, it was a straight-out trade, two key White House officials told impeachment investigators. If Ukraine's new leader wanted an Read full article: Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden pr...→

Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes, officials say

If Ukraine's new leader wanted an Oval Office welcome from Donald Trump - and he did - he would have to open a public probe into the president's Democratic foe Joe Biden and his son.... Read full article: Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden pr...→

Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes, officials say

Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes, officials say

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was no hinting around, it was a straight-out trade, two key White House officials told impeachment investigators. If Ukraine’s new leader... Read full article: Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden pr...→

Celtics’ Marcus Smart fined $15,000 for criticism of referees

Celtics’ Marcus Smart fined $15,000 for criticism of referees

Marcus Smart paid for his comments today when the league announced it was fining him $15,000 for public criticism of officials. The Celtics guard can’t say he was surprised, not after on three diff… Read full article: Celtics’ Marcus Smart fined $15,000 for ...→

Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes, officials say

There was no hinting around, it was a straight-out trade, two key White House officials told impeachment investigators. If Ukraine's new leader wanted an Oval Office welcome from Donald... Read full article: Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden pr...→

Marcus Smart Feels Targeted By NBA Referees: 'You Clean It Up Or I Will'

Marcus Smart Feels Targeted By NBA Referees: 'You Clean It Up Or I Will'

Thursday night was a fairly solid evening for the Boston Celtics. Kemba Walker was welcomed back to Charlotte with an outpouring of love and adoration, Gordon Hayward played like a superstar, and the Celtics rolled to a 108-87 win to improve to 6-1 on the season. It was all good ... for the most part. Read full article: Marcus Smart Feels Targeted By NBA Refer...→

Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes, officials say

Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes, officials say

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was no hinting around, it was a straight-out trade, two key White House officials told impeachment investigators. If Ukraine's new leader wanted an Oval Office welcome from Donald Trump — and he did — he would... Read full article: Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden pr...→

Celtics sting Hornets for sixth straight win

Celtics sting Hornets for sixth straight win

CHARLOTTE — Kemba Walker, slightly nervous about the reception he was going to receive in his return to the Spectrum Center last night, needn’t have worried. And after the pregame video presentatio… Read full article: Celtics sting Hornets for sixth straight...→

Marcus Smart laments his treatment by officials

Marcus Smart laments his treatment by officials

Terry Rozier’s landing in Charlotte is certainly producing the kind of volume the former Celtic envisioned. He’s playing an average of 32.7 minutes a night and filling that kind of opportunity with… Read full article: Marcus Smart laments his treatment by of...→

Danny Ainge Clarifies Marcus Morris' Claim That Celtics Didn't Call Him During Offseason

Danny Ainge Clarifies Marcus Morris' Claim That Celtics Didn't Call Him During Offseason

Marcus Morris claimed last week that the Boston Celtics did not call him when the offseason arrived. Danny Ainge remembers it differently. Read full article: Danny Ainge Clarifies Marcus Morris' Cla...→

Kim Kardashian removed fake nipples from Met Gala dress after Kanye West voiced displeasure

Kim Kardashian removed fake nipples from Met Gala dress after Kanye West voiced displeasure

Kanye West was not too thrilled with a controversial addition to wife Kim Kardashian's Met Gala attire earlier this year. Read full article: Kim Kardashian removed fake nipples from...→

Celtics 'Stretch 6' Marcus Smart Continues His Solid Defense Against Much Bigger Opponents

Celtics 'Stretch 6' Marcus Smart Continues His Solid Defense Against Much Bigger Opponents

Marcus Smart is 6-foot-3, but the Celtics guard is willing to body up with anybody in the NBA. Even those who stand over six inches taller than him. Read full article: Celtics 'Stretch 6' Marcus Smart Continu...→

Marcus Smart attacks assignment on Kevin Love

Marcus Smart attacks assignment on Kevin Love

CLEVELAND — Marcus Smart missed the last game of the regular season and the first seven of the playoffs last spring to a torn oblique muscle, so the Celtics guard had every right to obsess after fa… Read full article: Marcus Smart attacks assignment on Kevin...→

Bill Belichick, not Lamar Jackson, is the smart bet to win Sunday’s Patriots-Ravens game

Bill Belichick, not Lamar Jackson, is the smart bet to win Sunday’s Patriots-Ravens game

The credibility associated with correctly picking the first loss for an undefeated football team is such that prognosticators are forever on the prowl for the right week, and when they settle on th… Read full article: Bill Belichick, not Lamar Jackson, is th...→

Marcus Smart’s shooting arc still climbing for Celtics

Marcus Smart’s shooting arc still climbing for Celtics

Well before the Celtics ran away from Milwaukee on Wednesday night with a 38-18 third quarter and a 36-29 fourth, and well before Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum combined for 22 points over the last … Read full article: Marcus Smart’s shooting arc still climbi...→

Danny Ainge Calls Marcus Smart 'The Heart And Soul' Of Celtics

Danny Ainge Calls Marcus Smart 'The Heart And Soul' Of Celtics

If you struggle to find the beauty of Marcus Smart's game, look no further than the furious comeback win by the Celtics over the Bucks on Wednesday night. Read full article: Danny Ainge Calls Marcus Smart 'The Hear...→

Marcus Smart loves his irritant role with Celtics

Marcus Smart loves his irritant role with Celtics

Doc Rivers used to call them “irritants” – the kind of defenders good at getting under the skin of an opponent. Marcus Smart, who pushed that spirit to maximum effect when he was on Giannis Antetok… Read full article: Marcus Smart loves his irritant role wit...→

Kemba Walker heats up again in Celtics’ win over Knicks

Kemba Walker heats up again in Celtics’ win over Knicks

NEW YORK – From high school, to UConn, to the NBA, Kemba Walker has spent a significant amount of his basketball life in Madison Square Garden. Mention this building to the Celtics guard and he lig… Read full article: Kemba Walker heats up again in Celtics’ ...→

Jaylen Brown’s one bad shot can’t ruin one terrific night in Celtics win

Jaylen Brown’s one bad shot can’t ruin one terrific night in Celtics win

The Raptors couldn’t contain Kemba Walker and the veteran wasn’t showing any signs of cooling himself off so the greatest threat to his outrageous fourth-quarter tear was going to have to come from… Read full article: Jaylen Brown’s one bad shot can’t ruin o...→

Knicks’ Marcus Morris on why Kyrie Irving was ‘distracted’ with Celtics

Knicks’ Marcus Morris on why Kyrie Irving was ‘distracted’ with Celtics

Marcus Morris acknowledged Thursday the rumors his former Celtics teammate Kyrie Irving wasn’t a good-enough leader are more fact than fiction. But not for lack of trying, according to Morris, who … Read full article: Knicks’ Marcus Morris on why Kyrie Irvin...→

New-look Sixers Bully Celtics in Opening Night Win

New-look Sixers Bully Celtics in Opening Night Win

Brett Brown said the Sixers wanted to play "smash mouth offense and bully ball defense." On opening night Wednesday, they did just that, beating the Celtics, 107-93, at the Wells Fargo Center. Read full article: New-look Sixers Bully Celtics in Opening...→

Celtics win third straight in exhibition, 118-72, over Cleveland

Celtics win third straight in exhibition, 118-72, over Cleveland

Brad Stevens faces a challenge as he attempts to sort through his varied collection of bigs, but his starting five man appears to be coming into focus. Daniel Theis started his second straight exhibition game in the middle during last night’s 118-72 win over Cleveland, with the Celtics’ first unit that much quicker for the […] Read full article: Celtics win third straight in exhibition...→

Celtics win third straight in exhibition, 118-72, over Cleveland

Celtics win third straight in exhibition, 118-72, over Cleveland

Brad Stevens faces a challenge as he attempts to sort through his varied collection of bigs, but his starting five man appears to be coming into focus. Daniel Theis started his second straight exhi… Read full article: Celtics win third straight in exhibition...→

Defense, Langford and Tacko highlight Celtics preseason win over Magic

Defense, Langford and Tacko highlight Celtics preseason win over Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. — Brad Stevens came in looking for a better defensive effort, and the Celtics honored his request. The host Magic was held to just 31.3 percent shooting as the C’s took an… Read full article: Defense, Langford and Tacko highlight Ce...→

Marcus Smart hones his leadership style with Celtics

Marcus Smart hones his leadership style with Celtics

Marcus Smart, without naming names, has seen the havoc that some veterans can level on rookies. In short, not much help is offered, instead replaced by an effort to see if there’s a breaking point … Read full article: Marcus Smart hones his leadership style ...→

Older, wiser Marcus Smart reports for Celtics camp

Older, wiser Marcus Smart reports for Celtics camp

Marcus Smart is proud of his status as the longest-tenured Celtics player, an honor he held on last year’s partially scuttled team as well. But the Celts guard, recovered from a quad injury suffere… Read full article: Older, wiser Marcus Smart reports for Ce...→

Report: Marcus Smart Will Not Play In Team USA's Final 2 Games At FIBA World Cup

Report: Marcus Smart Will Not Play In Team USA's Final 2 Games At FIBA World Cup

Team USA will not medal in this year's FIBA World Cup after suffering a disappointing loss to France on Wednesday, but they still have a few games to play. Marcus Smart will not be playing in those games, however. Read full article: Report: Marcus Smart Will Not Play In Te...→

Mets Regretting Marcus Stroman Trade? Drew Smyly Easily Outduels Struggling Stroman in Phillies Win

Mets Regretting Marcus Stroman Trade? Drew Smyly Easily Outduels Struggling Stroman in Phillies Win

The Phillies snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday night in New York as Drew Smyly easily outdueled the struggling Marcus Stroman in a 5-0 win over the Mets. By Corey Seidman  Read full article: Mets Regretting Marcus Stroman Trade? Dr...→

Mets Regretting Marcus Stroman Trade? Drew Smyly Easily Outduels Struggling Stroman in Phillies Win

Mets Regretting Marcus Stroman Trade? Drew Smyly Easily Outduels Struggling Stroman in Phillies Win

The Phillies snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday night in New York as Drew Smyly easily outdueled the struggling Marcus Stroman in a 5-0 win over the Mets. By Corey Seidman  Read full article: Mets Regretting Marcus Stroman Trade? Dr...→

Marcus Smart Now Day-To-Day For Team USA With Quad Strain

Marcus Smart Now Day-To-Day For Team USA With Quad Strain

Another Celtics player is dealing with an injury overseas. Marcus Smart is now considered day-to-day for Team USA with a left quad strain. Read full article: Marcus Smart Now Day-To-Day For Team USA...→