Boston went down by at least 13 points twice, dropping the game 113-98. In the first half, the Celtics fell behind by as much as 14 as the Magic waltzed to the rim in transition. After Mo Wagner waved Boston goodbye with about eight minutes left in the first half, Grant Williams had enough. Half spin left the defense frozen pic.twitter.com/8rbgmqHgcI — Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 24, 2023Out of the half, the Celtics kept the momentum going despite giving up more transition opportunities than they did in the late second. Count it for Dwhite +1 pic.twitter.com/xk1NKtkUGp — Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 24, 2023For the Magic, Franz Wagner (15 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists) continually doused Boston’s chances with timely plays on both ends.
Pritchard hoped for a consistent role in his June exit interview and received the opposite. “After I’m done here, after this year, I’d like to be part of a bigger role a little bit,” Pritchard said when asked to predict his next 5-10 years. I think that’s what Brad and them know too, we’ve had that discussion, but a bigger role. Pritchard proved an important piece of the Celtics’ depth beginning the season through injuries to Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown and Malcolm Brogdon. The Celtics don’t enter the deadline with significant needs, decreasing the likelihood Pritchard would be included in a trade.4 days ago CelticsBlog
It seems the red-hot Boston Celtics went into Phoenix with a point to prove, completely dominating the Suns in a 125-98 win that was never in doubt. Devin Booker led the Suns with 17, but shot just 6-17 while dealing with foul trouble. Paul’s jumper put the Suns ahead, 16-13, but the Celtics exploded for a 17-2 run. We got a slam cam alert pic.twitter.com/SI0ir9n8Yk — Boston Celtics (@celtics) December 8, 2022It was Tatum’s turn in the second quarter, scoring a fast seven points to extend the lead to 16. He's got that pep in his step pic.twitter.com/4Nruaj9DC3 — Boston Celtics (@celtics) December 8, 2022The fourth quarter was a formality required by league rules.1 month ago CelticsBlog
After a blowout win against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night, the Boston Celtics entered their Christmas Day headliner against the Milwaukee Bucks with a little bit of positive momentum on their side. Jayson Tatum led the way for Boston, recording his fifth consecutive 30+ point game — and the second-most Christmas Day points in Celtics history, behind Tommy Heinsohn’s 45 — with 41 points on the night. Brown scored 13 first quarter points, and a buzzer-beating three-pointer from Sam Hauser scored the Celtics a 36-28 lead entering the second quarter. shake and bake pic.twitter.com/KxtxbBUcM4 — Boston Celtics (@celtics) December 25, 2022Early in the second quarter, Bucks forward Bobby Portis picked up a controversial technical foul. caught a body pic.twitter.com/HxiqyBHAXR — Boston Celtics (@celtics) December 25, 2022The third quarter belonged to Jayson Tatum.1 month ago CelticsBlog
Through Boston’s first few games of the season, Tatum has made a noticeable effort to get inside and finish around the rim. Another great example is this video of Tatum driving on Stephen Curry. Last season, Tatum attempted 0.8 field goals per game off of cuts, and that number stayed the same during the playoffs. Instead, Tatum takes a quick jab step toward the three-point line to fake Harden out and then immediately cuts in toward the basket. Expect a long season of floaters, playing through contact, and cutting for Tatum - all things that will help him flourish.3 months ago CelticsBlog
The Bulls have largely had a mercurial season, but for whatever reason, they’ve competed intensely against the Celtics this season. That trend continued again tonight, but ultimately, the Celtics finished the season series against Chicago in a 2-2 tie with a 107-99 win. Jayson Tatum led the way for the Celtics with 32 points, backed up by 20 points from Grant Williams and 19 from Jaylen Brown. big man pass, big man jam pic.twitter.com/qbcq5WGOxV — Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 10, 2023Alongside Williams, both Tatum (16 points) and Brown (15) were effective in the first half, and the bench contributed a solid 15 points collectively. JT finds a way pic.twitter.com/Kozpzs1Qwk — Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 10, 2023A scary moment arose early in the third quarter, as DeRozan hit the floor while attempting to work against Al Horford off the dribble.25 days ago CelticsBlog