Celtics acquire Jrue Holiday in big trade

Courtesy of ESPN The Portland Trail Blazers are trading guard Jrue Holiday to the Boston Celtics, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski The Celtics are trading Robert Williams III, Malcolm Brogdon, a protected 2024 first-round pick acquired from the Golden State Warriors and the team’s own 2029 unprotected first-rounder to the Blazers, according to sources. Holiday was traded to Portland from Milwaukee on Wednesday as part of a three-team trade that sent Damian Lillard to the Bucks. The Celtics were among the teams at the very top of Holiday’s wish list…

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Game 7 of the 2023 NBA Finals: A place we never thought we’d be

The Miami Heat were a mere 0.1 of a second away from their seventh trip to the NBA Finals, but no one bothered to block out the inbound man, Derrick White, who had an unmolested run to the was able to tip in Marcus Smart missed three-point attempt for the most improbable sub-0.5-second game-winning basket since Derek Fisher’s infamous heave against the San Antonio Spurs back in 2004 Western Conference Semifinals. Although Jimmy Butler made some plays down the stretch, for most of the game he, nor Bam Adebayo played…

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May 23, 2023 NBA Playoff StatCap: C’s not dead yet

Player Spotlight: Jayson Tatum With the Celtic’s season, andpotentially the job of their head coach, on the line, Jayson Tatum had his best game of the series, scoring 33 points on 14/22 FG, including 4/9 from downtown, adding 11 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 blocks and a steal in their season-saving, ECF-exxtending 119-99 victory over the Miami Heat. Who Got It Done Rk Player Tm   Opp   MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS +/- GmSc 1 Jayson…

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May 21, 2023 NBA Playoff StatCap: Heat Culture crushes Celtics

title image via Bangor Daily News Player Spotlight – Gabe Vincent and Duncan Robinson Gabe Vincent did work against the Boston Celtics, connecting on 11 of his 14 field goal attempts, including canning 6 of 9 from downtown in scoring 29 points. His fellow undrafted Heat compatriot Duncan Robinson also lit the Celtics up, scoring 22 points of his own, hitting 7/11 from the floor, including 5/7 from downtown. Who Got It Done Rk Player Tm   Opp   MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB…

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May 19, 2023 NBA Playoff StatCap: Boston might be in trouble

Player Spotlight – Caleb Martin Jimmy Buckets will , and rightfully so, get his faro share of adulation for the Heat’s Game 2 win but Caleb Martin had a big hand in the 111-105 victory. Martin hit 11 of his 16 shots , including 3 of 7 from downtown in scoring 25 points, a scoring output that was only topped by Butler’s 27. Who Got It Done Player pt rb ast Jayson TatumBOS vs. MIA 34 13 8   11-12 ft Jimmy ButlerMIA @ BOS 27 8 6   3 stl ,…

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16 May 2023 NBA Playoff StatCap: Butler leads Heat over C’s in Game 1

Player Spotlight: Jimmy Butler Just as this year’s playoffs has exposed some players, while for others, the cream has risen to the top. Butler is firmly in the realm of the latter as the Heat forward has raised his level of play in the post season, averaging 31.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists. Last night was another amazing performance for Butler, scoring 35 points to go along with 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals in leading the heat to a 123-116 win over the Boston Celtics in Game…

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May 14 2023 NBA Playoff StatCap: MV-Please?!?

Player Spotlight- Jayson Tatum With the Celtics season on the line, Jayson Tatum stepped up the most. In the ultimate win-or-go-home scenario, a Game 7, Tatum lead the way with 51 points , 13 rebounds and 5 assists on 17/28 shooting. The 51 points were a record for scoring output for game 7, surpassing the 50 points set by Stephen Curry against the Sacramento Kings on April 30. Who Got It Done Rk Player Tm   Opp   MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB…

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Boston lays major donkey-kicking on Philadelphia 121-87

The MVP returning to the Sixers lineup proves to be no problem for the Boston Celtics as they stomped a mudhole in Philly and walked it dry 121-87 in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series. James Harden, the hero of Game 1 for the Sixers was held to just 2-14 from the floor. The returning and newly crowned MVP Joel Embiid scored 15 points, 3 rebounds and 5 blocks in his 26:37 of action, on 4/9 from the floor. Jayson Tatum played like diet poo, scoring a mere…

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Celtics move on to Eastern Semis, defeat Hawks 128-120

It took longer than expected, the Boston Celtics punched thjiert tocket to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, as they finally dispatched the plucky Atlanta Hawks 128-120. It was a close affair and Boston would take a 68-67 lead at the half.The game would remain close in the second and was tied at 113 with 4:48 left in the game. The Celtics scored 8 straight to put them up 121-113 with 2:10 left in the game. The Hawks would get as close as five but could not capitlize on opportunities down the…

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Jayson Tatum wore these last night

The Atlanta Hawks kept their postseason hopes alive with a 130-122 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of their opening-round Eastern Conference playoff series. Jayson Tatum paced Boston with 29 points in a losing effort but misfires on 13 of his 22 field goal attempts. Check out the Tatum 1 that he wore last night.

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