2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
13-10, 2nd in Atlantic
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Celtics plane lands safely after bomb threat hoax

Authorities met the Celtics' chartered plane on the tarmac in Oklahoma City after a bomb threat appeared to have been a hoax. A team spokesman stressed that "all is fine."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (groin strain) has been formally ruled out for Sunday's game against the Thunder. Thomas did not travel with the team Saturday to Oklahoma City. Thomas said Friday that he's hopeful he can join the team before Wednesday's game against the San Antonio Spurs but team decision-makers have urged him not to rush his return.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Russell Westbrook's next game is against the Celtics on Sunday. Boston hasn't allowed a triple-double since John Wall had one on Jan. 22, 2014 (225 games). That's the longest active streak in the league without allowing a triple-double, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

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Lowry video bombs DeRozan and gets all the credit (0:15)
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Raptors storm back to top Celtics 101-94 (1:14)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors 101, Celtics 94: Boston, still hunting for its first signature win of the season, fumbled away a 14-point first-half lead. It's unlikely you'll hear anyone talking about how much better the Celtics are without Isaiah Thomas after Boston's second-half offensive struggles.

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Powell throws down powerful fastbreak dunk (0:20)
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Rozier rejects DeRozan from behind (0:28)
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Horford developing new tricks in Boston

The Celtics' Al Horford has dealt with injuries in this young season, but he's shown a few new facets to his game that he didn't show while in Atlanta. Zach Lowe is impressed by the veteran big man improving his assists (5.3) and blocks (2.6) per game averages. Lowe’s 10 things

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Isaiah Thomas can't play as Celtics in NBA2K (0:35)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas explains why he can't play as himself and the Boston Celtics in NBA 2K17.

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Olynyk fakes and drives to the bucket (0:25)
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Thomas refutes talk that Celts better without him

Isaiah Thomas downplayed the possibility that the Celtics might be a better team without him in the wake of a rout of the Magic in which he was sidelined with a groin injury.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas on groin injury: "I want to play but they keep telling me no. They keep wanting to be very patient with this because they don't want to re-injure it."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas, who will miss his second straight game due to a groin injury, said he's hopeful to be back on the court for Wednesday's ESPN game vs. the San Antonio Spurs. Thomas said Celtics GM Danny Ainge wants Thomas to take it slow in recovery but Thomas wants to join team on upcoming trip that starts Sunday in Oklahoma City.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas sounds off when asked about those who wonder if the Celtics are better without him:

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas is playing video games against the winner of a Shamrock Foundation raffle on the Jumbotron at TD Garden before tonight's game vs. the Raptors. Thomas chose the Mavericks and is dominating the kids' Clippers.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (groin strain) declared himself out for Friday's game against the Toronto Raptors. Speaking to reporters at a community event on Thursday, Thomas said: "I won't be playing [Friday]. But [his Celtics teammates will] be ready. I'm going to do whatever I can to get back out there on the court. It's eating me alive to not be able to participate, not to be able to play, but I gotta be smart about this because i don't want this to linger on for the rest of the season."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge said on Boston sports radio 98.5 that Isaiah Thomas got a PRP injection for injured groin on Wednesday. Ainge deemed Thomas unlikely to play Friday vs the Raptors, but said Thomas remains day-to-day.

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.812th
Rebounds Per Game42.424th
Assists Per Game24.7Tied-2nd
Points Allowed103.114th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-171310.565
2015-164834.585
2014-154042.488
2013-142557.305
2012-134140.506

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