Celtics @ 7: Can Boston Maintain Success Without Injured Avery Bradley?The Celtics have won 13 of 15 at home to vault into second in the East, with a two-game cushion on the third-place Wizards.
Celtics @ 7: Is Focus On Offense Setting Team's Defense Back?The Celtics have won two straight to move back to 10 games over .500 after a 3-game skid, but their defense remains a concern.
Celtics @ 7: All-Star Snub Latest Motivating Factor For Isaiah ThomasSoon-to-be two-time Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas was snubbed by the fans last week when starters for the mid-season exhibition were announced, and he felt it.
Celtics @ 7: Does Isaiah Thomas Belong In MVP Conversation?Isaiah Thomas stole the show yet again on Friday night, and continues to impress in the fourth quarter of games.
Celtics @ 7: Quiet Week For Celtics, But Loud One For Jae CrowderIt was a quiet week for the Celtics, but a loud one for small forward Jae Crowder after his Twitter tantrum about feeling disrespected by Boston fans, who cheered Gordon Hayward when Utah was in town Tuesday.
Celtics @ 7: Isaiah Thomas Goes Toe-To-Toe With Russell WestbrookThe Celtics enjoyed a 3-0 road trip, but returned to the Garden Friday and lost to the Thunder in a game that featured a wildly entertaining fourth quarter duel between Isaiah Thomas and Russell Westbrook.
Celtics @ 7: Free Throws, 3-Point Shooting Causing ConcernIsaiah Thomas is out with a groin injury and the Celtics' woes on the glass, defensively, and in the paint continue to be consistent trends for this year's team.
Celtics @ 7: Defensive Deficiencies Evident Versus Elite Big MenThe Celtics finished up a 2-1 week following Friday's 97-92 victory over the Kings to snap a 3-game skid at TD Garden.
Celtics @ 7: Al Horford A Difference-Maker Since Return To FloorThe Celtics are healthy, swept a 3-game road trip, played a legitimate championship contender to the wire and, overall, enjoyed a good 3-1 week.
Celtics @ 7: Intensity And Effort Versus Warriors A DisappointmentHost Adam Kaufman had a lot to say about the C's lack of intensity and effort versus Golden State in Saturday morning's show on 98.5 The Sports Hub.
Celtics @ 7: In Win Over Knicks, C's Show They Still Have IssuesAdam Kaufman looks at the big picture concerns surrounding Boston, from defensive effort to rebounding to the trickle-down effect of major injuries.
Celtics @ 7: Rookie Jaylen Brown Impressive In First Five Games With BostonThe Celtics are dealing with injuries and perhaps a bit of an identity crisis given their poor start defensively, but the club appears to have found something with rookie third overall pick Jaylen Brown just five games into their season.