2018 SeasonAll times ET

2018 Schedule
40-19, 2nd in Atlantic

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaylen Brown on Celtics heading into the final 23 games: "I think we have a sense of urgency about ourselves. ... You can see some of the older guys -- Kyrie, Al -- their attention to detail and the stress about the little things is becoming more evident."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics guard Marcus Smart did not practice Thursday due to a minor hip bruise suffered during his return to practice activities Wednesday. Smart, who missed Boston's final 11 games before the All-Star break due to a lacerated hand, is still expected to return to game action Friday night in Detroit, according to coach Brad Stevens.

Jackson ranks All-Star sneakers (1:02)
Kyrie: Move to Boston 'well worth it' (3:19)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens on being asked to speak to the Red Sox at spring training earlier this week: "Well first of all, I told them like I am not qualified to speak to a baseball team. I got picked off the last play of my career in high school."

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1dChris Forsberg

Celtics' Smart: Injury could've ended season

Celtics guard Marcus Smart is ready to return from a lacerated hand that doctors say he was lucky to have not injured more extensively.


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Smart said doctors pulled a shard of glass out the palm of his hand after his frame-punching incident in LA. It barely missed the tendons near his pinky, which would have likely meant season-ending surgery. Said Smart: "Literally the glass was sitting right in between [two tendons]. So [the doctors said], ‘You should go play the lotto or something because you missed your tendons.' They don't understand it."

Celtics still have a chance (0:45)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens was at Red Sox camp today; spoke to the players during the team meeting before their first full-squad practice.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens dropping by JetBlue Park before the Red Sox's first full-squad workout.

Old teammates, rivals find a new spark (1:03)

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving on the competitive nature of this year's All-Star Game: "The hope is that it's only going to get better."

Great passing leads to LeBron's go-ahead layup (0:15)
Irving again finds LeBron for easy bucket (0:18)
Irving shakes and bakes, finds George for 3-pointer (0:27)
Kyrie feeds LeBron for hammer dunk (0:21)
Westbrook, Durant, Irving chat before All-Star Game (0:53)
LeBron, Kyrie reunite for All-Star Game (1:51)
Kyrie: Team LeBron 'best five I've ever been on the court with' (0:34)
Brown, Collins rise up for unbelievable dunks (0:27)
Brown speeds to fastbreak hammer dunk (0:18)
Kuzma, Brown connect on sweet alley-oop (0:15)
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6dChris Forsberg

Kyrie on Hayward: "I miss him so much"

Boston Celtics All-Star Kyrie Irving envisions a future where Brad Stevens is coaching him and a fully healthy Gordon Hayward -- even if it's not this season.


Buckets, college basketball, two-way players

Brian Windhorst, Andrew Han and Jackie MacMullan are joined by Rob Perez to chat about his show Buckets (4:05), the brewing scandal in college sports (10:55), LeBron and Durant's car ride (30:55), getting in people's heads (40:30), Pierce's jersey retirement (47:10) and the Cavs' roster (55:10).

Team Stats

Points Per Game103.125th
Rebounds Per Game44.311th
Assists Per Game22.021st
Points Allowed99.62nd

2017 Draft Picks

1(3)Jayson TatumSFDuke
2(7)Semi OjeleyeSFSMU
2(23)Kadeem AllenPGArizona
2(26)Jabari BirdSGCalifornia

Team History