2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
55-27, 2nd in Atlantic
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1hChris Forsberg

The entire NBA wants to put Aron Baynes on a poster

Boston's Aron Baynes is determined to protect the basket at all costs, even if the results routinely put the Aussie big man on the wrong side of a SportsCenter highlight.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Marcus Smart's thumb will be reevaluated next week and Smart could be cleared to return to all basketball activities at that point. Said Stevens: "I think once he's cleared to do a full-contact practice, he's cleared to play.” Stevens said Smart is doing everything but live action at the moment while rehabbing.

Bucks show up in a big way in Game 3 (0:38)
Giannis gets revenge on Baynes with poster dunk (0:41)
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19hChris Forsberg

Celts' Morris 'expecting' unfair calls from refs

Frustrated by a technical foul that was called on him Friday night, Celtics forward Marcus Morris said he believes the referees "knew who they wanted to go after" before the game started.

Stevens says Celtics' offense was 'horrendous' in first half (0:56)
Giannis' high-flying act shuts down Celtics (0:42)
21h

Defense found: Bucks overwhelm Celtics for 116-92 win

Khris Middleton scored 23 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 19 and the Milwaukee Bucks used a dominating first half to overwhelm the Boston Celtics 116-92 on Friday night, narrowing their deficit in the first-round playoff series to 2-1.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Some of the cringeworthy numbers for the Celtics in the first half: Boston shot 30.8 percent overall, turned the ball over 14 times, and trailed by as much as 25.

0:26

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Loud roar as Aaron Rodgers shown on Jumbotron at Game 3 of Celtics-Bucks.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics point guard Terry Rozier entered Friday's Game 3 without having turned the ball over through 78 minutes of postseason floor time. With Matthew Dellavedova ramping up the pressure, Rozier turned the ball over four times during the first nine minutes of play.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Smart is with the Celtics in Milwaukee and his No. 36 jersey is hanging in his locker stall. Smart is rehabbing from thumb surgery last month and has said he's hoping to be back on the court for Game 7 of a first-round series (or the start of Round 2).

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Rozier on whether Eric Bledsoe can motivate him for Game 3: “He can't motivate me. He don't motivate me at all. Even the negative stuff [about the Celtics' postseason chances] when you turn on ESPN, they wasn't motivating me before the playoffs started. I already motivated myself so they were too late. ... We're not really worried about what nobody's saying. Our opponent's still gotta go through us between the lines. And I meant that."

0:27

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens before Game 3 in Milwaukee: "It's a ton of fun to play at home in the playoffs but it's a ton of fun to play on the road if you're a competitor. And one of the things that I want our guys to do is really kinda relish the challenge of getting a chance to play on the road against a really good team."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Fear the Deer shirts for Game 3 tonight in Milwaukee.

0:30

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Rozier on Kyrie Irving's leadership from afar: "He's here with us. His spirit is here. He's still part of this team. He's still our leader."

0:20

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on passing of Erin Popovich: "Super sad. All of our thoughts and prayers from our whole organization are with Gregg, his family and the entire Spurs organization. It's just another reminder of how unimportant this game is compared to everything else that's going on."

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2dChris Forsberg

Rozier downplays any bad blood with Bledsoe

Celtics guard Terry Rozier downplayed any bad blood with Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe and suggested that referring to him as "Drew" was an accident.

0:34

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Rozier asked about his "Drew Bledsoe" reference when talking about Eric Bledsoe after Game 1. "I made a huge mistake," said a smiling Rozier. "It is what it is."

Stephen A.: Celtics should give up 'nothing' for Kawhi (2:01)
T-Mac encourages Bledsoe to learn who Rozier is (1:38)

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.020th
Rebounds Per Game44.58th
Assists Per Game22.520th
Points Allowed100.43rd

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-185527.671
2016-175329.646
2015-164834.585
2014-154042.488
2013-142557.305