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  1. Get Smart: Rookie struggles, sits vs. Wiz

    Chris Forsberg

    One day you're getting showered with praise by a future Hall-of-Famer, the next you're getting yanked early due to struggles at both ends of the floor. Such is life for Boston Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart. Little more than 24 hours after Kevi...

    Blog | December 27, 2014
  2. Wizards 101, Celtics 88: Slow start dooms Boston

    Chris Forsberg

    The Boston Celtics were enduring a disastrous first quarter, heavy on turnovers and John Wall driving 360 layups, when Jared Sullinger swiped at a rebound opportunity late in the frame and accidentally tipped in a shot for the Washington Wizards. ...

    Blog | December 27, 2014
  3. KG talks changing of Celtics guard

    Chris Forsberg

    BOSTON -- It will always be a bit strange for Kevin Garnett to come back to TD Garden, but something felt particularly odd about Friday's visit. Each time Garnett returns, there are fewer familiar faces on the other side of the court. In the aftermat...

    Blog | December 26, 2014
  4. Veteran KG's love tap to rookie Smart

    Chris Forsberg

    AP Photo/Michael DwyerMarcus Smart earned praise from Kevin Garnett for his hustle.BOSTON -- No player appreciates grit and hustle more than Kevin Garnett, so it was noteworthy that, after Boston Celtics rookie Marcus Smart went to the floor to corra...

    Blog | December 26, 2014
  5. Nets 109, Celtics 107: Jack of all trades

    Chris Forsberg

    BOSTON -- Jarrett Jack, one of the players acquired by the Brooklyn Nets as part of a three-team swap that included the Boston Celtics in July, hit a pull-up free-throw line jumper over a chasing Marcus Smart with 27.5 seconds to play as the Nets ral...

    Blog | December 26, 2014
  6. Kevin Garnett reflects on changing of Boston Celtics guard

    Chris Forsberg

    The Nets' Kevin Garnett discussed his "special relationship" with Boston.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2014
  7. Pregame: Smart back with starters

    Chris Forsberg

    BOSTON -- Boston Celtics rookie point guard Marcus Smart is back with the starting unit for Friday's matinee against the Brooklyn Nets. Smart drew his first career start Sunday in Miami, but the Celtics went with recently acquired Jameer Nelson on...

    Blog | December 26, 2014
  8. Xmas evaluation: It's future over presents

    Chris Forsberg

    Back in late October, before the start of the 2014-15 season and the arrival of a brutal November schedule, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens noted how, in his final seasons at Butler University, he used to frontload the Bulldogs' schedule with top c...

    Blog | December 24, 2014
  9. Roster parity leaves C's in heavy rotation

    Chris Forsberg

    Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens has been presented with a rather impossible task: Find enough playing time for the 15 rotation-caliber players on his roster. It sounds like a good problem to have, but it's actually far from ideal. In the afterma...

    Blog | December 24, 2014
  10. Magic 100, Celtics 95: Nelson nearly rallies Boston

    Chris Forsberg

    The Boston Celtics nearly rallied all the way back from a 25-point fourth-quarter deficit, but the Orlando Magic held on for a 100-95 triumph on Tuesday night at the Amway Center. The Celtics got a spark from newcomer Jameer Nelson, who nearly wi...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  11. W2W4: C's vs. Magic (Game 26 of 82)

    Chris Forsberg

    The Boston Celtics (10-15, 3-7 away) visit the Orlando Magic (10-20, 3-8 home) on Tuesday night at the Amway Center (7 p.m., CSN). Here's what to watch for: • Nelson back in Orlando: Celtics newcomer Jameer Nelson, who spent the first 10 NB...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  12. Mailbag: Resetting expectations for Celtics

    Chris Forsberg

    We ripped open the Boston Celtics Mailbag on Monday to get a feel for how fans are feeling about the team in the aftermath of the Rajon Rondo trade. Let's take a look... Q: How depressed are you about the Celtics' future? -- @Andreas_dude (via ...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  13. Olynyk nominated for Player of Week award

    Chris Forsberg

    Boston Celtics second-year big man Kelly Olynyk was nominated for Eastern Conference Player of the Week but lost out to Atlanta's Al Horford. Olynyk's stat line in Boston's four-game span last week that saw the team go 3-1: Team-best 19.8 points o...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  14. Celtics suffer from fast-breakdowns

    Chris Forsberg

    The NBA began tracking fast-break points during the 1996-97 season, giving it featured placement at the bottom of each game's official box score. It's not easy to find an official definition of the metric, though the long-held understanding is it mea...

    Blog | December 21, 2014
  15. Heat 100, Celtics 84: Miami vice

    Chris Forsberg

    The Boston Celtics struggled while trying to integrate some new faces, while the Miami Heat thrived without some familiar ones. Luol Deng scored a game-high 23 points, while rookie James Ennis added 16 points and eight rebounds as a Dwyane Wade/...

    Blog | December 21, 2014
  16. Rookie Marcus Smart starts vs. Heat

    Chris Forsberg

    Boston Celtics rookie Marcus Smart drew his first career start in Sunday's game against the Miami Heat. Three days after the Celtics traded All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, Smart shuffled into the starting role. Evan Turne...

    Blog | December 21, 2014