Sean Sylver

Celtics Notebook: Win Over Lakers Shows These Guys Can Hang

When a post-holiday malaise (two wins in eight tries) dropped the Celtics to sixth in the Eastern Conference, many questioned the merits of their early success as well as their prospects for future achievement. Most everybody thought they’d lose to the Lakers Monday night; instead, the Green submitted a statement victory - the first of…

Celtics Notebook: Green coming up short against beasts in the East

A 128-123 loss to Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks was Boston’s second straight national TV defeat. While many observers scoff at the tedium of the NBA regular season, games of that caliber are the ones you circle on your desk calendar. They're supposed to be fun. They also offer an opportunity to play detective and…

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…

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…

Celtics Notebook: Bob Cousy vs. The Internet

Plenty of Celtics fans were ticked at Twitter personality LaJethro Jenkins this week. In case you missed it, Jenkins - the online alter ego of Yahoo! Sports' John Nichols - called out Hall of Famer Bob Cousy as "quite possibly the most overrated player in the history of the sport." Jenkins' take on Cousy, in…