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James Young Does Carlton Dance at Celtics Shamrock Gala

James Young Does Carlton Dance at Celtics Shamrock Gala

boston.com Updated Oct 24 (yesterday)
Rookie James Young showed off for the crowd with some impressive dance moves at the Celtics Shamrock Gala.
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  • Rajon Rondo Cleared For First Full-Contact Practice Since Hand …

    Rajon Rondo Cleared For First Full-Contact Practice Since Hand Surgery

    boston.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    Rajon Rondo’s chances of suiting up for the Boston Celtics on opening night next Wednesday just got a bit more realistic.
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  • Celtics assistant McCarty denies larceny charge

    Celtics assistant McCarty denies larceny charge

    nba.com boston.com ESPN.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    Boston Celtics assistant coach and former player Walter McCarty has pleaded not guilty to larceny for allegedly failing to pay $18,000 he owes for the purchase and installation of cabinets.
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  • Three Things We Learned From the Celtics' 100-86 Win Over the N…

    Three Things We Learned From the Celtics' 100-86 Win Over the Nets

    boston.com Oct 22 (3 days ago)
    The Celtics wrapped up their preseason slate on a positive note Wednesday night, handily defeating the Brooklyn Nets 100-86 in a rematch from Sunday.
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  • Paul Pierce Says Player Movement Is “A Great Thing For Our Leag…

    Paul Pierce Says Player Movement Is “A Great Thing For Our League” (Video)

    dimemag.com Oct 22 (3 days ago)
    We still haven’t grown accustomed to seeing Paul Pierce in a Washington Wizards uniform. According to the Boston Celtics’ legend and former Brooklyn Net, though, watching star players don different jerseys is something with which we’ll be forced to beco…
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  • James Young is Ready to Play Catch-Up After Hamstring Injury

    James Young is Ready to Play Catch-Up After Hamstring Injury

    boston.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)
    Celtics rookie James Young has recovered from a hamstring injury that sidelined him over the last couple weeks. Now, he's looking to make an impact on a crowded roster.
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  • Celtics Will Waive Four Players in First Round of Cuts

    Celtics Will Waive Four Players in First Round of Cuts

    boston.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)
    The Celtics took the first step in trimming down their training camp roster on Tuesday, announcing Erik Murphy, Rodney McGruder, Christian Watford, and Tim Frazier will be waived.
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  • Report: Rajon Rondo Could Play In Celtics Regular Season Opener

    Report: Rajon Rondo Could Play In Celtics Regular Season Opener

    dimemag.com boston.com ESPN.com Oct 20 (5 days ago)
    It seems like yesterday that the internet was abuzz with unsubstantiated rumors that Rajon Rondo broke his hand while at a trampoline park. But that was over three weeks ago, and the Boston Celtics star apparently has a chance to play in his team’s seas…
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  • C's, Nets play experimental 44-minute game

    C's, Nets play experimental 44-minute game

    ESPN.com boston.com Oct 19 (6 days ago)
    The Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 95-90 in an experimental, 44-minute preseason game on Sunday afternoon at Barclays Center.
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  • The Celtics Won't Wind Up Surprising Us, Will They?

    The Celtics Won't Wind Up Surprising Us, Will They?

    boston.com Oct 19
    No one is picking the Celtics to do much better than they did last year. But what if they wind up being pretty decent?
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  • That Didn’t Last Long: Celtics ‘Likely’ to Waive Will Bynum

    That Didn’t Last Long: Celtics ‘Likely’ to Waive Will Bynum

    Twenty-four hours after being acquired from the Detroit Pistons, point guard Will Bynum’s days in green may be over before they began.
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  • Michael Jordan Opposes LeBron & Dirk’s Appeals To Shorten S…

    Michael Jordan Opposes LeBron & Dirk’s Appeals To Shorten Season

    dimemag.com Oct 16
    This coming Sunday, the Nets and Celtics will play a 44-minute exhibition game, the first of its kind. It’s an exploratory measure in an effort to give players more rest, and this is the first test case (not sure how one game provides enough information…
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  • GIF: Marcus Smart Gets Steal, Dives To Save Loose Ball, Hits Cl…

    GIF: Marcus Smart Gets Steal, Dives To Save Loose Ball, Hits Clutch Three

    dimemag.com Oct 16
    The Boston Celtics will surely be pleased should Marcus Smart make just the defensive knack and all-out hustle he showed on this sequence from last night’s exhibition against the Toronto Raptors commonplace this season. If Smart can consistently knock d…
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  • Bill Simmons Thinks The Celtics Will Trade Rajon Rondo...to the…

    Bill Simmons Thinks The Celtics Will Trade Rajon Rondo...to the Knicks?

    boston.com Oct 16
    Bill Simmons released his Celtics preview on Grantland on Thursday and had a surprising theory about what the Celtics should do with star point guard Rajon Rondo.
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  • Evan Turner Ejected For Throwing Ball At Ref (Video)

    Evan Turner Ejected For Throwing Ball At Ref (Video)

    dimemag.com Oct 16
    Evan Turner was running point guard for the Celtics last night during their preseason game against the Raptors. He was doing pretty well, too, shooting the ball efficiently (5-of-9), and getting his teammates involved (six dimes). Except, it was a pass …
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  • 3 Things We Learned From the Celtics' 92-89 Loss to the Raptors

    3 Things We Learned From the Celtics' 92-89 Loss to the Raptors

    boston.com Oct 15
    Three things we learned after the Boston Celtics dropped a tight one to the Toronto Raptors Wednesday night in preseason action.
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  • Keep Him or Cut Him? Exploring What the Celtics Should Do With …

    Keep Him or Cut Him? Exploring What the Celtics Should Do With Vitor Faverani

    boston.com Oct 15
    Vitor Faverani's knee issues will keep him sidelined for at least the first two months of the regular season. Given the Celtics' pending roster crunch, should the center be a candidate to be cut?
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  • Five Things We Learned During Rajon Rondo's Impromptu Twitter Q…

    Five Things We Learned During Rajon Rondo's Impromptu Twitter Q-and-A

    boston.com Oct 15
    Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo showed off some personality Tuesday night, as he fielded a number of questions from his followers in an impromptu Twitter Q-and-A.
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  • NBA experimenting with 44-minute preseason game between Celtics…

    NBA experimenting with 44-minute preseason game between Celtics, Nets

    In an experimental effort to examine shorter NBA games, the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics will shave a minute off each quarter and play a one-time only 44-minute preseason game at Barclays Center on Sunday. "At our recent coaches' meeting, we ha…
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  • NBA's Latest Experiment: Sunday's Celtics-Nets Game Will Run 44…

    NBA's Latest Experiment: Sunday's Celtics-Nets Game Will Run 44 Minutes

    boston.com Oct 14
    For reasons that aren't clear, the NBA is making one preseason game shorter.
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  • Report: NBA Considering Shortening Length Of Games To 44 Minute…

    Report: NBA Considering Shortening Length Of Games To 44 Minutes

    dimemag.com Oct 14
    The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets will play a 44-minute exhibition at the Barclays Center on Sunday. The game, which will feature 11-minute quarters, is the first legitimate implementation of the league’s ongoing consideration of shortening games fro…
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  • Three Things We Learned From the Celtics' Preseason Loss to the…

    Three Things We Learned From the Celtics' Preseason Loss to the Knicks

    boston.com Oct 11
    The Celtics dropped their second straight preseason contest Saturday night, this one a 96-80 decision to the New York Knicks at Mohegan Sun.
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  • Video - Celtics Top Nets In Shortened Game 00:50

    Celtics Top Nets In Shortened Game

    Oct 19
    Playing in an experimental 44-minute preseason game, the Celtics defeated the Nets 95-90.
  • Video - Celtics Deal For Will Bynum 02:58

    Celtics Deal For Will Bynum

    Oct 17
    Chris Forsberg discusses the deal that sent center Joel Anthony from Boston to Detroit in return for guard Will Bynum.
  • Video - NBA To Test Shorter Game 03:10

    NBA To Test Shorter Game

    Oct 14
    Ohm Youngmisuk discusses a test run the NBA is giving to 44-minute games during Sunday's preseason matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics.
  • Video - The Worst Division In The NBA 05:13

    The Worst Division In The NBA

    Oct 10
    Henry Abbott and Jordan Brenner preview the Atlantic Division, likely the worst in the NBA.

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    Oct 21
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    Oct 21
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    Oct 21
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