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Morris fined $15,000 for criticism of officiating

Morris fined $15,000 for criticism of officiating<p>File Photo<p>MILWAUKEE – Marcus Morris has been fined $15,000 for “public criticism” of officiating …

Basketball

Injury Updates: Smart closer to return; Warriors will wait on Curry

Celtics guard Marcus Smart may be getting closer to a return, writes Marc D’Amico of NBA.com. Smart, who had surgery on his right thumb and has been …

Brad Stevens

Ben Simmons trip-dubs, plays whole 2nd half

Ben Simmons was the star of the show during a 106-102 Game 4 win in Miami on Saturday, scoring 17 points with 13 rebounds, 10 assists, four steals …

Fantasy Sports

Thon Maker erupts in Milwaukee’s impressive Game 3 victory

Thon Maker has been waiting for an opportunity to perform in the NBA playoffs.<p>Through what can best be described as a challenging sophomore season – …

Brad Stevens

Smart is Ramping Up Workouts, Will be Re-Evaluated Next Week

MILWAUKEE – Injured Celtics guard Marcus Smart is ramping up his workouts and will be re-evaluated next week, according to head coach Brad …

Basketball

Celtics at a crossroads after Game 3 defeat

MILWAUKEE -- Sometime on Saturday, the Celtics likely sat in a conference room at their hotel to go over the video from Friday night's mess.

Basketball

Marcus Smart could be cleared to play next week

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports<p>Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart is moving toward a return, and it could come as soon as next week.<p>Celtics coach Brad …

Basketball

Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum too valuable to trade for Kawhi Leonard

<b>The Sky’s the Limit for Brown and Tatum</b><p>While the Boston Celtics have had much success in this first round thanks to the help of seasoned veterans …

Basketball

The Sequence That Sealed (And Summed Up) Game 3

The Bucks spent most of Game 3 breezing their way to 113 points against the best defense in the NBA with the simplicity of a weekend up north. That …

Basketball

Your Morning Dump... Where you could see this one coming from a mile away

<i>Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a</i> …

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Robb: Bucks may have stumbled upon a series-changing wrinkle in Game 3

Email<p>Print<p><b>MILWAUKEE —</b> Adjustments are a big part of any series in the NBA playoffs. Coaches try to push the right buttons to exploit mismatches, …

NBA

2018 NBA Playoffs: Biggest Surprises and Disappointments After 1st Week

If you knew everything that would come to pass during the first week of the NBA playoffs, please allow me to access your infallible crystal ball.<p>Even though we've all been watching 16 teams thoroughly studied throughout the 2017-18 season, unexpected developments are taking place. One underdog is …

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Jayson Tatum Questioned Brad Stevens Trading Celtics’ No. 1 Overall Pick

2,621<p>Photo via Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports Images<p>Jayson Tatum had three potential landing spots coming out of his first year at Duke and into the …

Basketball

Brad Stevens: ‘We were on our heels the whole time’

video.other<p>NBC Sports Boston<p>http://www.nbcsports.com/boston/video/brad-stevens-we-were-our-heels-whole-time<p>Brad Stevens talks about the Celtics Game …

Milwaukee Bucks

Celtics notebook: Terry Rozier embraces challenge of a bigger role at point guard

MILWAUKEE — <b>Terry Rozier</b> is off to a bombastic start in the playoffs, both with his performance and his willingness to step up emotionally for the …

Basketball

Inspired effort propels Bucks past Celtics; Wizards win; Bogdanovic carries Pacers

<i>The first round of the NBA playoffs continues tonight with three more pivotal Game 3s. Follow along here for the latest analysis and commentary from The Post’s NBA reporter Tim Bontemps, and ask him questions in the comments section.</i><p><b>Schedule and results | Pregame reading | Comments section Q&A</b><p>The …

Basketball

Popper Shots: Knicks, out of the box, should go further

CLOSE<p>Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry discuss their decision to fire Jeff Hornacek as the team's head coach.<p>It’s just so …

Basketball

Shane Larkin and Celtics’ bench find biggest fan in Brad Stevens

Brad Stevens returned to Shane Larkin in game two after his turnover, foul-plagued stint in game one that was a factor in that day’s herculean …

Basketball

Kevin McHale Talks NBA Playoffs, James Harden, Favorite KG Story, And More

Hall of Famer Kevin McHale has been around the NBA for almost 40 years.<p>As a player, the dominant power forward spent his entire career (13 seasons) …

Basketball

The revival of Jaylen Brown, the Celtics' surging star

By the third day, Mechalle Brown's concern had dissolved into firm resolve, so she flung open the door to her son's bedroom, snapped up the shades, …

Basketball

Jaylen Brown Got Help From An Unexpected Celtics Mentor Amid Rookie Struggles

You know the old cliché that every good team needs grizzled veterans to help out the young kids? Well, it’s harped on for a reason.ESPN’s Jackie …

Basketball

Gordon Hayward with playoff mustache - or a long, long, long, long way away

I went with the <b>quadruple-adjective</b> to simply add to <b>Brad Stevens triple-long description</b> of the time remaining before <b>Gordon Hayward's</b> return. Brad's …

Basketball

2018 NBA playoff first-round series predictions: Experts can't pick against LeBron; torn on Thunder-Jazz

Our NBA experts predict the first round of the playoffs<p>We're through at least two games in every series, and some teams have looked dominant …

NBA

The playoff growth of Jaylen Brown

In the 2017 NBA Playoffs, Jaylen Brown was a wide-eyed 20 year old coming off the Boston Celtics bench. He played 17 of Boston’s 18 playoff games, …

Basketball

Celtics to retire Pierce’s jersey when they host Cavs – NBA Global

<b>BOSTON</b> — The Boston Celtics will retire Paul Pierce’s No. 34 in postgame ceremonies Sunday night at TD Garden.<p>But hours before that, there is other …

Basketball

Bulpett: Ex-Celtic Tyler Zeller happy in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — Tyler Zeller is on his fourth team in a six-year career. The Bucks are his third team since this time last season.He’d like to think he’s …

NBA

What your NBA Coach of the Year choice says about you

Determining Coach of the Year has always left voters fraught precisely because of this built-in blind spot. Like MVP and other NBA awards, narratives …

NBA

Playing the Long Game: How to Uncover Leadership in the Modern Era

The Knicks will have a tough choice when deciding their next head coach. Consider these examples of letting coaches develop with their team—or even …

Basketball

NBA And NHL Playoffs Roll On

<b>Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers</b><br>Friday, April 20, 2018, 7:00 pm ET<p>CLEVELAND +1<p>I need to ride LeBron James. The Cavs will continue to get better …

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Mailbag: Patriots' draft day plans, Tom Brady's successor, and Celtics' playoff predictions

<i>Welcome back to the Boston.com sports mailbag.</i> <i>Every week we’ll respond to your questions about the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and anything</i> …

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