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Celtics Notebook: Down goes Hayward, but for how long?

A combined 82 points from Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum in a victory over the Mavericks is evidence the Celtics can win without Gordon Hayward. In fact, Boston is 8-3 with him and 10-4 without him. But a healthy version of the veteran swingman gives the Green their best chance in a loaded…

Mazz: Is meeting with Buffalo another beginning or The End?

So here we are now, in Week 16 of what could be Tom Brady’s final season in New England, and the Patriots have one final hurdle to clear in the regular season: the Bills. Buffalo might effectively sit between Brady and The End, between New England and a final Super Bowl run or the Patriots and an ominous appearance on wildcard weekend.

Celtics Notebook: Land of the Giants

While the Celtics slipped by the Nuggets last Friday (and smashed Cleveland in a glorified scrimmage on Monday), they dropped both ends of a back-to-back to the Pacers and 76ers. It's just the second time this season they've lost consecutive games. While various factors contributed to the two setbacks, the slate of games featured some…

Mazz: Unfortunately, size matters for Celtics

In the fourth quarter last night, Joel Embiid torched the Celtics for 16 points, eight of which came from the free-throw line. Embiid made shots from the perimeter and in the paint, and the Celtics really couldn’t do a thing about it.