Latest Brad Stevens News

Celtics draft young scorers as they trudge into free agency

Jun. 21, 2019 1:44 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics continued to amass more young talent via the NBA draft as they look to fortify a roster facing uncertainly with free agency looming. The Celtics began Thursday night holding the 14th, 20th, 22nd and 51st picks. After taking former Indiana guard Romeo Langford at No. 14,...

Celtics boss Ainge back at work after 'mild' heart attack

Jun. 5, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving can opt out of his Celtics contract and become a free agent. Gordon Hayward might never play like he did before his injury. It's possible Brad Stevens won't figure out a way to deploy all of the team's talent. There's one thing, though, that Boston boss Danny Ainge was able to...

Celtics trudge into offseason at end of challenging season

May. 9, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Expectations overflowed prior to the season for a Boston Celtics team expected to ascend to the top of an Eastern Conference without LeBron James. The season will be remembered for how poorly Boston did fulfilling its potential following false starts, some regression by its young players and...

Bucks beat Celtics 116-91 to advance to East final

May. 9, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks found another gear after their first loss of the playoffs. Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics just couldn't keep up. Antetokounmpo had 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Bucks routed the Celtics 116-91 on Wednesday night to...

Durant-Harden duel may go distance; Bucks can finish Celtics

May. 8, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant vs. James Harden. This duel may just go the distance, and the two stars know it. Everyone figured the Western Conference semifinal between Golden State and Houston had a chance to be more like the NBA Finals in terms of talent on each side, and now it's tied at 2-all....

Giannis has 39, Bucks beat Celtics 113-101, lead series 3-1

May. 6, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Giannis Antetokounmpo picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter of a tie game, the Boston Celtics sensed a chance to pull away. Instead, Milwaukee took control. Of the game, and the series. Antetokounmpo watched the Bucks bench open a double-digit lead, then returned with a...

Celtics G Marcus Smart available for Game 4 vs. Bucks

May. 6, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics coach Brad Stevens says guard Marcus Smart will be available for Game 4 of their playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks. Stevens says he got the thumbs-up from the medical staff earlier Monday. He says Smart will play limited stints. Smart has been out since tearing a muscle in...

Bucks-Celtics, Warriors-Rockets ready for Game 4s

May. 5, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

The scenario is simple right now for Milwaukee and Golden State: Win a road game on Monday, go home toting a 3-1 series lead and be one win away from a spot in the NBA's version of the Final Four. The scenario is equally simple for Boston and Houston: Win a home game on Monday, or else. Top-seeded Milwaukee leads...

Antetokounmpo has 32, Bucks beat Celtics 123-116 in Game 3

May. 4, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo kept attacking and the Boston Celtics kept fouling. The fouls may have slowed the second half of Game 3, but nothing could stop Antetokounmpo from putting together a signature performance in TD Garden. Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 13 rebounds, George Hill finished...

Celtics President Danny Ainge has mild heart attack

May. 2, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics President Danny Ainge had a mild heart attack and is expected to fully recover. The 60-year-old executive received immediate medical attention Tuesday night in Milwaukee, the team said in a statement Thursday. The Celtics were facing the Bucks in the second round of the...