2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
48-23, 2nd in Atlantic

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

After Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum's big night against OKC — 23 points, 11 rebounds, and the assist on Marcus Morris' game-winner — Thunder forward Paul George offered gushing praise. George: "[Tatum] looks like a star. He looks like a ballplayer. ... He doesn't look like a rookie. He looks like a star in this league."

KG calls Morris' game winner (0:35)
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10hChris Forsberg

George excited to hear of Hayward's progress

Thunder forward Paul George, who has lent support from afar throughout Gordon Hayward's recovery from a gruesome opening-night ankle injury, said he's excited to hear about the Celtics forward's progress.

Celtics take wild one from Thunder (1:00)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Reporter: "Jayson take us through the game-winner." Tatum: "We kinda messed the play up. ... It was my fault."


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Morris, after praising rookie Jayson Tatum's play, was detailing his game-winner when Tatum walked by on his way out the door. Tatum (screaming): "It was a really ideal pass. Good shot though."

Celtics rally late to beat Thunder (1:40)
Morris knocks down game-winning 3 (0:24)
Russ goes for posterizing dunk without the ball (0:19)
Tatum throws down another emphatic slam (0:17)
Tatum throws down big one-handed slam (0:24)
Woj update on Kyrie's knee injury (0:33)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on Kyrie Irving: ""He's going to get a second opinion, that's why he probably won't go on the [upcoming road] trip. … It's not new pain, by any means, it's not anything new. It's continued soreness."

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16hChris Forsberg

Kyrie to receive second opinion on ailing knee

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Kyrie Irving likely will not accompany the team on its upcoming road trip as he continues to deal with soreness in his left knee.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens confirms that All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving will seek a second opinion due to the lingering soreness in his left knee that has bothered Irving throughout the month.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The NBA fined Marcus Morris $15,000 for verbal abuse of a game official after loss in New Orleans.

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2dChris Forsberg

Haywatch Nights: The continued saga of Gordon Hayward's recovery

Gordon Hayward was presumed to be finished for the season after he fractured his ankle in the season opener. But the door refuses to stay shut when the Boston Celtics attempt to shut down the chance of Hayward coming back for the postseason.

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2dChris Forsberg

Celtics' Smart confident of return for playoffs

Celtics guard Marcus Smart pledged to be aggressive in his rehab from a repaired thumb ligament and is confident he'll be back for the postseason.


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Is Marcus Smart confident he'll be back in playoffs? "I am confident ... I'm real real real excited and eager to get back out there, whenever that is. Hopefully sooner than later." It was Smart and Gordon Hayward working out together today at Celtics facility. Said Smart: "I got a workout partner."

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3dChris Forsberg

Ainge clarifies 'setback' reference on Hayward

Danny Ainge sought to clarify his comments on Gordon Hayward having a "setback" a month and a half ago in his rehab from a fractured ankle, saying that wasn't accurate and perhaps too strong a word.

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.320th
Rebounds Per Game44.68th
Assists Per Game22.419th
Points Allowed100.43rd

2017 Draft Picks

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

Team History