2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
53-29, 1st in Atlantic
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4hSN Staff

Taylor Swift congratulates Russell Westbrook for winning NBA MVP

With the inaugural NBA awards show and announcement of All-NBA teams taking place on Monday, social media was abuzz with reactions from some of the league's biggest stars as well as other celebrities.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

While not one of the three finalists spotlighted at the award show, Brad Stevens finished fourth in Coach of the Year balloting. Stevens totaled 96 points with help from seven first-place votes but finished behind Houston's Mike D'Antoni (400 points), Miami's Erik Spoelstra (153), and San Antonio's Gregg Popovich (115).

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas finished fifth in the MVP voting. Thomas landed on 49 of 101 ballots and earned four third-place votes. Thomas finished behind only Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, and LeBron James. Thomas finished one spot ahead of Steph Curry, who won the award in 2015 and 2016.

Hayward could face tough choice in free agency (1:14)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley had the 10th highest voting total but missed out on a spot on the NBA's two All-Defense teams. Bradley, a first-teamer last season, didn't land one of the four available guard spots this year. Missing 27 games likely hurt Bradley's voting total.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite a role that was limited at times, Boston rookie Jaylen Brown landed on the All-Rookie second team. Brown's minutes were inconsistent at times as Boston won the most regular-season games in the East but he emerged as a steady playoff presence in his first season.


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Avery Bradley on possible changes in Boston this summer: "I do know [the Celtics' front office is] going to make the best decisions for our team." Said he'll offer suggestions if asked but tries to stay out of the way.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Caught up with Paul Pierce courtside during one BIG3 game. Flew from LA to be in Brooklyn for this. Said he's spoken to Ice Cube about playing next year. Asked him what name would be on the back of his jersey; would it be his nickname? "C'mon, man. You know it. It's gotta be The Truth."

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Drexler to LeBron: Celts, not Rockets, first Big 3

Clyde Drexler appreciates LeBron James' thought that the 1995-96 Houston Rockets were the first superteam, but the Hall of Famer said Sunday that honor belongs to the Boston Celtics of the '60s.

Celtics too stubborn for their own good? (2:04)
Top NBA draftees show off signature moves (2:28)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said that Isaiah Thomas is doing "much better" as he navigates rehab from his season-ending hip injury and believes he'll have further imaging done in mid-to-late July to finalize next step, which could still include surgery. Ainge said the belief is Thomas will be ready for training camp regardless and noted, "that's what we're all hoping, that's what we all think."

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4dChris Forsberg

Ainge: Celtics weren't engaged in Butler talks

Danny Ainge says the Celtics took several shots to acquire new Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler over the years but that the team wasn't involved in negotiations this week before Minnesota swooped in for the three-time All-Star.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge asked if he's seen Isaiah Thomas in ESPN's Body Issue. "Is he wearing clothes?" Told he's not and that there's a butt shot, Ainge deadpans, "Uh oh. No thoughts on that. I have to sprint out to get that magazine."

Ainge wasn't surprised to see Butler traded (0:29)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he wasn't surprised to see Jimmy Butler traded on draft night. Said Celtics had "many conversations" with Chicago about him over last year but suggested there were none in recent weeks.

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4dDarren Rovell

Vin Baker reinventing self as summer camp director

The four-time NBA All-Star has gone as far as working at Starbucks as he puts his life back together. Now his comeback story includes directing a summer basketball camp in the Berkshires in Massachusetts.

Was it a mistake for Celtics to pass on Jackson? (2:22)
Canceled workout cause for C's passing on Jackson? (0:44)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jayson Tatum and his No. 11 Celtics jersey being introduced at the team's practice facility.

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4dChad Ford

NBA draft grades: Celtics earn solid marks

Just like last year, Boston took a dynamic small forward at No. 3, but Jayson Tatum isn't Jaylen Brown. Semi Ojeleye (No. 37) and Kadeem Allen (No. 53) were more typical Celtics picks.

Team Stats

Points Per Game108.07th
Rebounds Per Game42.027th
Assists Per Game25.24th
Points Allowed105.415th

Team History