Boston Celtics acquire Malcolm Brogdon in trade with Indiana Pacers, sources say

1:55 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN The Boston Celtics acquired Malcolm Brogdon from the Indiana Pacers on Friday, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, delivering the kind of playmaking point guard that president of basketball operations Brad Stevens and coach Ime Udoka believed they needed to elevate the franchise as a championship contender. The Pacers are getting … Read more

Celtics GM for a day: Offering Jaylen Brown an extension, signing T.J. Warren and more

It’s time for my annual attempt at running the Boston Celtics. President of basketball operations Brad Stevens already drafted JD Davison in the second round of the 2022 NBA Draft but still has plenty of decisions to make this offseason. Who should Stevens prioritize with his team’s taxpayer midlevel exception? How should he use his … Read more

2022 NBA Draft: Analysis, fits for every pick from John Hollinger and Sam Vecenie

The 2022 NBA Draft is now complete. Check out NBA Draft analyst Sam Vecenie and front-office insider John Hollinger judging each pick as it happened. This features instant analysis, projections and live reactions to all 58 picks – plus any key trades that occurred. We began with a late curveball at the top of the … Read more

Boston Celtics’ Brad Stevens to Jayson Tatum after NBA Finals

11:38 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN After Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum had a rough NBA Finals, Brad Stevens had a simple message for his team’s franchise player. “I just told him to go on vacation,” Stevens, Boston’s president of basketball operations, said with a smile during a videoconference call with reporters after Boston’s season ended … Read more

Golden State Warriors preparing for ‘hardest game’ after failing to close out previous three series in first attempt

5:13 PM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN BOSTON — The Golden State Warriors find themselves in a position they’ve been in many times before: one win away from an NBA title. Playing in the NBA Finals for the sixth time in the past eight years, there is a dose of cautious optimism flowing through the Warriors’ locker … Read more

Stephen Curry to ‘keep shooting’ as NBA-best run of 233 games with made 3 ends in Golden State Warriors’ Game 5 win

SAN FRANCISCO — One game after an epic 43-point and 10-rebound performance, Stephen Curry watched his all-time streak of 233 consecutive games with a made 3-pointer come to a stunning end in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. Curry went 0-for-9 from 3, but the Golden State Warriors picked up their star … Read more

NBA Finals 2022 – The Golden State Warriors remind the NBA they can win high-stakes hoops by any means necessary

SAN FRANCISCO — The NBA Finals allow for the slimmest margins of error. Opponents are too elite and opportunities too precious to squander in a seven-game series. For the Boston Celtics, sins of commission in Game 5 were too numerous to overcome a Golden State Warriors team with a championship pedigree on its home floor. … Read more

Andrew Wiggins, Jordan Poole, Kevon Looney: Best supporting cast in Warriors’ Game 4 win

BOSTON — For this to enter the top level of Steph Curry’s pantheon performances, a 43-point masterpiece to rip home-court advantage away from the Celtics, the Warriors needed to win. To win, Curry needed some level of help. Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, his two most famous co-stars, didn’t provide enough of it. So, with … Read more

Boston Celtics stay poised after foundering in 3rd quarter again, lock down Golden State Warriors to win Game 3 of NBA Finals

3:47 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN BOSTON — Once again, the Celtics found themselves being pummeled by the Golden State Warriors in a third quarter. And as Stephen Curry’s 3-pointer fell through the basket with 3 minutes, 45 seconds to go in the third quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night, capping … Read more