2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
17-17, 4th in Atlantic
Is it too soon to give up on the Celtics? (1:51)
Celtics stun Wizards late behind Tatum's heroics (1:06)

Tatum, Celtics rally past Wizards 111-110

— Jayson Tatum made two twisting, driving baskets in the final 15 seconds and finished with 31 points Sunday night, leading the Boston Celtics to a 111-110 comeback victory over the Washington Wizards despite 46 points by Bradley Beal.

Robert Williams throws down one-handed alley-oop for Celtics (0:34)
Tatum fires up Celtics with dunk over Lopez (0:28)
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3dTim Bontemps

Kemba gives Celts needed lift: 'Willed us' to win

The Celtics needed a win Friday night after a run of losses, and it was Kemba Walker -- the veteran point guard who has endured his own struggles this season -- who came to the rescue. "I don't think we win the game without his will," Brad Stevens said.

Stevens points to Kemba's will for Celtics' win vs. Pacers (0:48)
Williams turns steal into fast-break score (0:24)
Sabonis answers Theis' trey with a 3 that bounces off top of backboard twice (0:53)
Tatum drops sweet dime to Pritchard (0:17)

Chicago or Vegas?

Spain and Fitz get unrealistically excited about Russell Wilson naming their teams among the four he'd play for if a trade got made and lay out some Stump Speeches selling Russ on their cities. Unfortunately, Mina Kimes steps in to talk a little sense into them about Russ's future. They also talk about the Lakers' & Celtics' latest Ls, chat with Jesse Washington about The Undefeated: A Room of Our Own special and welcome Emily Kaplan in for an NHL edition of What'd I Miss?

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Ainge backs Celtics stars despite 'major funk'

Danny Ainge says the Celtics are in a "major funk" after their third straight loss. Although he isn't blaming young stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown for all of Boston's struggles, Ainge also said "it's on them" to help the Celtics turn things around.

Stephen A. predicts Brad Stevens is in big trouble (2:02)
Meet the NBA All-Star Reserves (2:25)
Brown feeds Williams for the alley-oop (0:19)

Doncic hits last-second 3 to lift Mavs over Celtics 110-107

— Luka Doncic hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds remaining — the Dallas sensation's second go-ahead 3 in the final minute — and the Mavericks avoided a fourth-quarter collapse in a 110-107 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.

Tatum shuts down Luka twice to end the first half (0:36)

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The selection as an All-Star reserve now has Jaylen Brown halfway to a $1.3M bonus. If Brown plays in 57 games (has appeared in 28 with 42 remaining), the Boston guard will reach the criteria.

Stephen A. questions Brad Stevens' motivational skills as a coach (1:59)
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8dAndrew Lopez

Pelicans complete comeback in win over Celtics

The New Orleans Pelicans, fueled by an inspired defensive effort, rallied past the Boston Celtics on Sunday in a win where Zion Williamson said "everybody was just engaged."

Pelicans top Celtics in OT for largest comeback in franchise history (4:26)

Team Stats

Points Per Game110.921st
Rebounds Per Game44.016th
Assists Per Game22.228th
Points Allowed110.47th

Team History