Odds Show A Clear Favorite To Win NBA’s Eastern Conference
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by Brandon Marcus
1d ago
(Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)   Now that the All-Star break is over, teams all over the NBA are buckling down even more and focusing on making it to the playoffs. Surprises await both conferences and there are sure to be several teams that surprise and disappoint. While a lot can change between now and the postseason, Bovada has a clear favorite to win the Eastern Conference Finals. Per NBACentral, the betting site gives the Boston Celtics the best odds to score that major accomplishment. The Celtics have odds of +115, ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks at +300, the New York Knicks at +70 ..read more
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Joe Mazzulla Sends Clear Message About Jayson Tatum, MVP Conversation
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by Ryan Ward
1d ago
(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)   With 55 regular-season games in the books for the Boston Celtics, the 17-time NBA champions are sitting atop the Eastern Conference standings with a league-best record of 43-12. Although there are still 27 games left to be played in the regular season, the Celtics look like the best all-around team in the league right now, with a great chance of winning it all at season’s end. Despite the team’s success and many anticipating Boston being the East representative in the NBA Finals, superstar forward Jayson Tatum isn’t getting a lot of buzz for NBA MVP ..read more
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Paul Pierce Shares Surprising Details About Ray Allen’s Exit From Celtics
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by Jarrett Prendergast
2d ago
(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)   The Boston Celtics are one of the most storied franchises in the NBA. They have a long history of success and many legendary players have worn that uniform. The 2011-2012 Celtics had some future Hall of Fame players. One of those was Ray Allen. Allen was the best three-point shooter in the NBA and was a vital part of that Celtics team. Boston ended up losing in the Eastern Conference Finals that year to the Miami Heat. What makes that loss worse is that Allen left the following offseason to join the Heat. Many of the Celtics players felt betrayed as ..read more
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Analyst Says ‘It’s A Flat Out Disaster’ If 1 NBA Team Doesn’t Reach Finals
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by Ryan Ward
2d ago
(Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)   During the NBA offseason, the Boston Celtics were intent on upgrading their roster after the team could not get the best of the eighth-seeded Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. Even though the Heat seemed like the team of destiny in the East last year, as they made easy work of every opponent in the NBA playoffs regardless of seeding, the Celtics were expected to go the distance and potentially win it all. That said, the team made sure to make the necessary changes during the summer to get back to the NBA Finals and win what would be the ..read more
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Jaylen Brown Reveals Plans For Next Year’s Slam Dunk Contest
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by Brandon Marcus
2d ago
(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)   Although Mac McClung claimed his second Dunk Contest victory during All-Star Weekend, Jaylen Brown made it to the final round, which is an admirable accomplishment. The reviews for Brown’s performance were mixed but there is a chance that everyone gets to see him try again next year. Speaking to Jared Weiss, via Legion Hoops, Brown said he’d be willing to participate in the Dunk Contest in 2025. “If they ask me and nobody else cares to do it, f— it, I’ll do it again,” Brown said. Jaylen Brown on if he’ll participate in the Dunk contest next year: “I ..read more
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Brian Windhorst Gets Honest About Jayson Tatum’s MVP Chances
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by Ernesto Cova
2d ago
(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)   The Boston Celtics have the best record in the league. Even so, no one seems to be talking about Jayson Tatum as a legitimate MVP candidate. Tatum is averaging almost 28 points per game to go along with over eight rebounds and almost five assists, and usually, the best player on the best team has a strong case for MVP. This doesn’t seem to be the case with Tatum, and Brian Windhorst explained why. Talking on ESPN’s First Take, Windhorst explained that as much as the MVP is supposed to be about the ongoing season, narratives are also huge for voters ..read more
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Analyst Says NBA Star ‘Needs To Change’ His Offense
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by Ernesto Cova
3d ago
(Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)   The Boston Celtics have a true foundational piece in Jayson Tatum. Tatum has been posting MVP-caliber numbers for years now, and while he hasn’t gotten the nod yet, this might be the year he finally earns that distinction. However, as good as he’s been, he’s failed to lead the team to the ultimate goal. Notably, NBA analyst Jason Timpf seems to think that it might have to do with the fact that his offense consists mostly of jump shots. Talking on The Volume, he made a case for Tatum changing his game and not settling for that many jumpers. “More than ..read more
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Jayson Tatum Gets Honest On How The NBA World Views Him
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by Aikansh Chaudhary
3d ago
(Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)   The era of LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Kevin Durant is almost over since each superstar is in the twilight years of their respective careers. However, it means that the NBA is in search of the next set of superstars that can compete to be the face of the league. Among them is Boston Celtics superstar Jayson Tatum. Tatum has all the elements to be the face of the league, as he is a humble person with excellent basketball skills. But one thing that Tatum’s resume is missing is the NBA Championship. Keeping that in mind, Tatum honestly answered h ..read more
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Jayson Tatum Has Honest Admission About Losing 2022 Finals
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by Aikansh Chaudhary
3d ago
(Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Getty Images)   The Boston Celtics are one of the most iconic franchises in the NBA. But the Celtics haven’t been successful in terms of hanging another championship banner in the rafters since 2008. Considering they currently have an amazing core of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, they came close to winning a title upon reaching the 2022 NBA Finals. Unfortunately, the Celtics were outplayed by the Golden State Warriors in the 2022 NBA Finals as their championship drought continues. Speaking of losing in the NBA Finals, Tatum recently shared his views on the exper ..read more
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Jayson Tatum Declares Who Is The Best Player In NBA
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by Ryan Ward
4d ago
(Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)   With 55 games in the books during this 2023-24 NBA regular season, the Boston Celtics are sitting atop the Eastern Conference standings with a record of 43-12, which is currently the best record in the league. As the top seed in the East, every team in the conference is gunning for the Celtics, hoping to catch or surpass Jayson Tatum and company with less than 30 games to go in the regular season. During an interview with ESPN’s Malika Andrews over All-Star Weekend, Tatum was asked who he believes is the best player in the league right now and didn’t ..read more
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