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Re: Celtics: Running Thread

Postby MattyB » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:34 am

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge explained why he considered the Cleveland Cavaliers less than "ideal" as a trade partner this summer but still opted to pull off a move for Kyrie Irving.

During a recent interview with the Boston Sports Journal's Brian Robb, Ainge admitted he would have preferred to make a blockbuster trade with another team.

"You know what, I think dealing with Cleveland, it's not ideal," Ainge said. "It's not ideal to deal with your rival. They probably had some trepidation and vice versa, but ultimately it was just trying to do what was best to build our team."

Added Ainge: "Both Boston and Cleveland were very aware of who our trading partners were. We know Cleveland is our greatest competition in the East right now and we know we are giving them some good players, some good options. We felt like we are getting a great one."

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Re: Celtics: Running Thread

Postby MattyB » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:00 am

The starters built a lead, and the reserves wound up holding on. Here's how it all went down in Charlotte:

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Re: Celtics: Running Thread

Postby MattyB » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:20 am

The Patriots hold off the Jets, the Bruins fall to the Golden Knights, and the Celtics are one day closer to their season opener.

‘It’s just hoops, man’: When asked if he would have to brace himself for the crowd at the Celtics’ upcoming season opener, Kyrie Irving offered a firm “no.”

On Tuesday, the point guard will be returning to his former home court in Cleveland for the first time since getting traded but doesn’t seem concerned about the inevitable boisterous environment.

“It’s just hoops, man,” he told reporters on Sunday. “Just hoops.”

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Re: Celtics: Running Thread

Postby MattyB » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:10 am

10 key questions before Boston Celtics

After one of the least restful (and most exciting) offseasons in recent memory, the Boston Celtics are finally about to finally play games that count. The first? A matchup that feels like it counts a little extra: Boston tips against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday. The game will get underway at 8 p.m. on TNT and NBC Sports Boston (if you prefer Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn's call).

After one of the least restful (and most exciting) offseasons in recent memory, the Boston Celtics are finally about to finally play games that count. The first? A matchup that feels like it counts a little extra: Boston tips against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday. The game will get underway at 8 p.m. on TNT and NBC Sports Boston (if you prefer Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn's call).

You know the basics. The Celtics now employ Kyrie Irving. The Cavaliers still employ LeBron James, and they now have Isaiah Thomas (who is still injured) and Jae Crowder (who will likely start). The narratives will be out of control throughout the season, but perhaps never more so than on Opening Night.

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Re: Celtics: Running Thread

Postby MattyB » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:21 am

Matty and Wing talk Patriots with Willie McGinest and Bruins with Tim Rosenthal; discuss the aftermath of the Hayward injury; and recap Game 4 of the ALCS.

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Postby MattyB » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:11 am

Sam Packard from the "Locked on Celtics" podcast discusses the C's:
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