2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
34-10, 1st in Atlantic
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Kyrie's tough layup forces OT (0:38)
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Theis keeps ball alive, finds Brown for dunk (0:27)
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Kyrie drops 16 points in 3rd quarter vs. Pelicans (0:33)
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Brown flexes after scoring on Cousins (0:20)
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Brown adds to Celtics run with corner 3-pointer (0:24)
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1hChris Forsberg

Thomas: C's should focus on Pierce on Feb. 11

Isaiah Thomas wants the Boston Celtics to keep the focus on honoring Paul Pierce when the team retires Pierce's No. 34 jersey next month after a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Tatum shows off handles on pull-up jumper (0:25)
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Theis throws down one-handed dunk on Davis (0:16)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens had Gordon Hayward shoot a free throw to determine if team did a final drill at a recent practice. He made it. Stevens: “[Hayward is] doing some spot shooting. Very, very light. … He's doing all that he can right now … We all know it's a long road ahead."

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Are the Rockets and Clippers rivals?

Tim MacMahon, Andrew Han, Bobby Marks, Chris Forsberg and Nick Friedell break down the postgame fracas in LA (2:10), officiating difficulties (11:05), most calculated players (20:30) and if the Clippers and Rockets are rivals (25:05). Plus, Kevin Pelton, Kaileigh Brandt and Han answer listener questions (36:05).

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

From Elias: The 2017-18 Warriors are the 3rd team in NBA history to win at least 20 of their first 23 road games of a season: 1971-1972 Los Angeles Lakers 21-2 1964-1965 Boston Celtics 20-3

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Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Country star Colt Ford said he could average 1.1 points a game in the NBA today. Hall of Fame candidate Ray Allen has a hard truth for the short fat hoop dreamer.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens reflecting on MLK Day: "He's one of the most admired leaders in the history of the world. Every year at this time, the thing I always do is to review and re-look at all of my favorite speeches and quotes of his. I mean, his impact on the country was as great as anybody's and continues to be as great as anybody's. It's always fun to take a step back and celebrate that today, not only as a coach, but then as a parent of an 8- and 12-year-old, too, to get a chance to talk about things that are a little more important than what we are doing for a living."

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Tests on Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum's knee came back negative and Tatum said he expects to play on Tuesday night against the Pelicans. Tatum tweaked his knee in the third quarter of last week's game in London and there was some concern after it stiffened up on trip home. Said Tatum: " "It feels a lot better. I just tweaked it in the game in London, and the long plane ride it got a little stiff. We had a few days off … So [the Celtics] just told me to rest the other day at practice."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving on including Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski in his latest Nike ad: "There's one person I gotta have in this [commercial] and that's Gronk. It makes the commercial that much better, just throwing Gronk in there. I love his interviews. ... Man, watching that dude do interviews is hilarious."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics swingman Jaylen Brown said he believes one of the rims during Boston's game vs the 76ers in London was slightly off, echoing what JJ Redick suggested after the game. Brown said he told Boston coaches before the game but joked they did not listen to him. Brown said it was irrelevant because both teams spent equal time on that hoop.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics are sending rookie Jayson Tatum for imaging on a knee he injured late in the third quarter in London. Tatum sat out of Boston's light practice on Saturday. Brad Stevens: "We don't know what's going on but it was stiff today so we wanted to make sure we held him out."

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Cavs keep pulling us back in

Brian Windhorst, Andrew Han, Brandon Lowe and Tim MacMahon on the Cavs' losses (4:40), if it's time to panic in Cleveland (18:00), really reckless trade speculation (28:10) and figuring out Boogie's future (37:40). Plus, Kevin Pelton and Kevin Arnovitz discuss the demography and makeup of the NBA fan (57:40).

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What makes the Celtics so poised for comebacks? (1:53)
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Kyrie relishing Cavs' struggles? (2:00)
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Stephen A. 'losing faith' in Cavs (2:13)
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Kellerman: LeBron ran Kyrie out of town (1:05)

Team Stats

Points Per Game103.022nd
Rebounds Per Game44.58th
Assists Per Game22.020th
Points Allowed97.71st

2017 Draft Picks

RD(PK)PLAYERPOSSCHOOL
1(3)Jayson TatumSFDuke
2(7)Semi OjeleyeSFSMU
2(23)Kadeem AllenPGArizona
2(26)Jabari BirdSGCalifornia

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-183410.773
2016-175329.646
2015-164834.585
2014-154042.488
2013-142557.305