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  1. Celtics soar into break thinking playoffs

    Chris Forsberg

    BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics ran the exact same play in a crunch-time situation three weeks ago in Denver, so when Avery Bradley curled off a high screen in the final seconds of Wednesday's game against the Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Hawks, h...

    Blog | February 12, 2015
  2. Celtics coach Brad Stevens on playoff chatter: 'I think its awes...

    Chris Forsberg

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- Most NBA players and coaches feign ignorance when asked about playoff standings and whether they pay attention to the jockeying. Which is completely laughable considering that everyone around the NBA is obsessed with win-loss record...

    Blog | January 31, 2015
  3. Playoffs not unfathomable for surging C's

    Chris Forsberg

    The day before the Boston Celtics opened their season-long six-game road trip in Los Angeles, second-year coach Brad Stevens was asked what his goals were for the team's high-mileage journey. "We just need to get better," Stevens said. "We haven't...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  4. Bulls 119, Celtics 103: Chicago cranks it up

    Chris Forsberg

    BOSTON -- OK, so it wasn't exactly the 2009 Eastern Conference playoffs all over again, but TD Garden had a little buzz as these young rebuilding Boston Celtics stuck within one possession of the title-craving Chicago Bulls into the fourth quarter of...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  5. Boston Celtics might drown in cold November rain

    Chris Forsberg

    The Celtics face 13 potential playoff teams in their first 14 games.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2014
  6. Fan Forecast: Playoffs?! Playoffs?!

    Chris Forsberg

    Give Celtics fans this: They're an optimistic bunch. While no member of our Summer Forecast panel predicted Boston to make the playoffs during the 2014-15 season, that didn't stop 27 percent of our fan responders from suggesting that the Celtics coul...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  7. Pondering Pierce's future

    Chris Forsberg

    CHICAGO -- The Boston Celtics' brain trust spent Thursday observing potential future additions at the NBA's draft combine in Chicago, but chatter about the team often turned to its past given the recent playoff ouster of the Brooklyn Nets and old fri...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  8. Combine another piece of scouting puzzle

    Chris Forsberg

    The NBA's annual draft combine has flown under the radar in these parts in recent years. The league's biggest pre-draft soiree has typically been overshadowed by the Boston Celtics' postseason forays and the fact that the Green have often been pickin...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  9. Podcast: Stevens reflects on 2013-14 season

    Chris Forsberg

    Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens joined The Mike Lupica Show on ESPN New York on Friday for a lengthy segment on Friday with plenty of Eastern Conference playoff chatter. The segment did open with Stevens reflecting on the 2013-14 season and endu...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  10. Celtics still finding ways to help

    Chris Forsberg

    The Boston Celtics' coaching staff was huddled after practice on Marathon Monday last year and an energy filled the room as they began preparations for their first-round playoff series against the New York Knicks. "We were kind of discussing who w...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  11. Notes: Stevens showers fans with praise

    Chris Forsberg

    BOSTON -- Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens knows what it's like to be in the Garden during a playoff game. He visited here during the 2008 playoffs and inconspicuously caught a game during Boston's run to Banner 17. But what resonated with him durin...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  12. W2W4: C's vs. Wizards (Game 82 of 82)

    Chris Forsberg

    The Boston Celtics (25-56, 16-24 home) close out the 2013-14 season on Wednesday night with a visit from the Washington Wizards (43-38, 21-19 away) at TD Garden (8 p.m., CSN). Here's what to watch for: WHAT'S AT STAKE: The playoff-bound Wizards ...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  13. W2W4: C's vs. Bobcats (Game 79 of 82)

    Chris Forsberg

    The Boston Celtics (23-55, 15-24 home) host the Charlotte Bobcats (40-38, 17-22 away) on Friday evening at TD Garden (7:30 p.m., CSN). Here's what to watch for: MOTIVATED CATS: The Bobcats are playoff-bound, but they've got plenty of motivation ...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  14. Stevens at No. 11 in ESPN coach poll

    Chris Forsberg

    Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens ranked 11th in an ESPN Forecast ranking of the top coaches in the NBA. Stevens is the first coach on the list of a non-playoff team and you won't find the next until Minnesota's Rick Adelman at No. 17. Steve...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  15. Jockeying for (ping-pong) position

    Chris Forsberg

    The Boston Celtics were formally eliminated from postseason contention with Monday's loss in Chicago. With eight games remaining, the question is where will they end up in the final standings as lottery-bound teams jockey for additional ping-pong bal...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  16. Rondo's debut makes for must-see TV

    Chris Forsberg

    CSN ScreenshotRajon Rondo works color commentary alongside CSN's Mike Gorman.It says something about the 2013-14 season that, on the night the Boston Celtics were formally eliminated from playoff contention, it was Rajon Rondo's debut as color commen...

    Blog | April 01, 2014