2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
55-27, 2nd in Atlantic
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1d

Feds: Man bribed coach to get son Ivy entry

Federal authorities say a Florida businessman already charged with orchestrating a massive Medicare fraud scheme bribed a former university basketball coach to help get his son admitted to an Ivy League university.

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2dJacob Wolf

Hayward still fan of esports, not yet investor

NBA All-Star forward Gordon Hayward said on Thursday that although he's considered investing in esports in the past four to five years, given the growth of the industry he feels it's "over [his] head."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Several opposing executives say the Toronto Raptors remain motivated to shed salary via trade following the Kawhi Leonard deal earlier this week.

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3dJacob Wolf

Hayward: Celtics confident in post-LeBron East

Gordon Hayward said the East is still a tough conference after the departure of LeBron James and arrival of Kawhi Leonard, but he expressed confidence that the Celtics have "everything we need to make the run at the whole thing."

2:50

Jacob Wolf ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward talks about how his fellow NBA players have adopted esports and gaming in the past few years. Hayward, who has a long-tenured relationship with League of Legends, is promoting Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 at an Xfinity event in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In June, the Fortnite Pro-Am at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles featured six NBA players; Hayward said he was supposed to participate but could not as a result of a second surgery to his leg, which he broke in October in the Celtics' opening game versus the Cleveland Cavaliers.

0:00

Jacob Wolf ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward discusses how the Kawhi Leonard trade to the Toronto Raptors affects his team's Eastern Conference opponent. Hayward, a large proponent of esports, is appearing at the Xfinity store in Cambridge, Massachusetts to promote Xfinity and its partnership with Call of Duty Black Ops 4.

3d

Who Will Win The East?

Michael Smith and the national panel debate if the Raptors or the Celtics have a better shot at winning the east, discuss the Angels' statement after Manfred's comments on Mike Trout, Tiger Woods' even par in round 1 and much more.

Elhassan: Celtics' identity embodied by in Smart (1:26)
Marcus Smart's deal shows Celtics commitment to winning (0:49)

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Certainly a win for Boston and Marcus Smart on the four year commitment from both sides. Smart fits both on and off the court for Boston and the Celtics retain a valuable player (trade asset) for the future. Boston is now in the luxury tax for the first time since 2012-13 with a projected payroll (could increase based on how the Celtics structure the contract) of $128M and a current tax bill of $5.8M. Boston now has 14 guaranteed contacts and have a August 1 decision to guarantee Abdel Nader. The former second-round pick has $450K guaranteed that will increase to full ($1.4M) if he is not waived. The Celtics will be faced with looming financial decisions next July with the free agency of Kyrie Irving, Marcus Morris and restricted free agent Terry Rozier. Jaylen Brown will also be eligible for a rookie extension next off-season.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics waived 2017 second-round pick Kadeem Allen on Sunday. Allen played on a two-way deal with the Celtics last season.

Celtics' Henry drops defender with crossover (0:16)
Tatum breaks young kid's ankles with nasty crossover (0:30)
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9dDarren Rovell

'Uncle Drew' hitting mark with U.S. moviegoers

"Uncle Drew," the movie starring Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, is being considered a hit, doing $33.4 million at the U.S. box office two weeks after its release in theaters.

Williams picking Celtics to win 2019 NBA finals (1:19)
Ojeleye's pump fake sends Kornet to the ground (0:20)
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11dChris Forsberg

Cakewalk? Ainge dispels talk of LeBron-less East

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Wednesday that LeBron James' departure from the Eastern Conference doesn't change his expectations for his team, nor does it ease the road to claiming the conference.

Bill Russell hit in face by errant pass (0:22)
Hayward disappointed by gender reveal? (1:02)
Embiid, Tatum, Bamba have high-energy 1-on-1 games (1:42)
Stevens: 'Nothing easy' in East despite LeBron's move to L.A. (0:49)

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.020th
Rebounds Per Game44.58th
Assists Per Game22.520th
Points Allowed100.43rd

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-185527.671
2016-175329.646
2015-164834.585
2014-154042.488