No NBA team has a richer history than the Boston Celtics. The team’s legacy is stellar and Boston Celtics tickets in your hand are priceless. Since its inception into the NBA, the Boston Celtics dominated the league with 11 championships in 13 years and 8 championships in a row from 1957 to 1966. In recent years, the team has recaptured their dominance. When you speak names like Bill Russell, John Havlicek, Bob Cousy, Larry Bird, Robert Parrish and Kevin McHale, you understand why this team was so dominant and Boston Celtics tickets were at a premium.
Another name of prominence is Red Auerbach. Red was the legendary team coach. He led the Celtics to an all time 795-397 and 16 total championships.
Tragedy has also hit this team as newly-drafted second-round pick, Len Bias, passed away two-days after being drafted. In addition, Reggie Lewis, died of a heart attack in his prime.
The way to overcome tragedy is to resurge to the top. It took some years, but that is just what the team with the Shamrock logo did. If you purchased Boston Celtics tickets, you had the opportunity to witness this exciting time. Acquiring names like Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garrett, Boston eventually climbed back to the top of the Eastern Conference and is now a tough team to overcome. In 2008, the team won its 17th championship and also won the Eastern Conference title in 2010. The Boston Celtics tickets of today are a ticket to see not only history, but also the present, and a glimpse into the future.
12-6-13: You know that the division is struggling when a team with an 8-12 record is leading it. Well, that is exactly where the Rondo-less Celtics find themselves early in the month of December. They battled through a brutal November, in which they played 18 games in 30 days, including two losses to the league-worst Milwaukee Bucks. However, the Celtics sandwiched their most recent loss to the Bucks with two home victories. The first was a dominant win over the Cleveland Cavaliers with Jeff Green scoring 31 points, the most by a Celtic this season. Then, Boston had six different double-figure scorers on Tuesday en route to getting revenge against the Bucks.
11-28-13: After losing six straight games the Boston Celtics have rebounded as of late, winning two of their last three. The C’s won on the road in Atlanta and Charlotte before falling Wednesday night at home against the Memphis Grizzlies. Kelly Olynyk remains sidelined with a sprained ankle and Brandon Bass and Jared Sullinger have been moved into the starting lineup in his absence. With a record of 6-11 on the season, Boston is keeping their games respectable and doing their best until Rajon Rondo can return.
11-22-13: It has been a season of streaks for the new-look Boston Celtics. After starting the season on a 4-game losing streak and then a follow up 4-game winning streak, Boston has now dropped five in a row heading into Friday night’s matchup with the Pacers. With up and down play from their key players (Bradley, Green), the C’s are currently sitting in 3rd place in the Atlantic Division and one game out of the 8th seed in the East.
11-15-13: The Boston Celtics were supposed to be terrible. They traded away all of their aging stars and their best remaining player, Rajon Rondo, still hasn’t returned from a knee injury suffered last season. That hasn’t stepped their young roster from competing or even winning in 2013, though. In the past week, the Celtics have gone 3-1 with wins over the mighty Heat and the Orlando Magic (twice). No one expects the Celtics to compete for a playoff spot, but as long as they can compete like they have in week three of the new season, Celtics fans won’t be disappointed.
11-8-13: The Boston Celtics are mighty no more, as rookie head coach Brad Stevens has struggled to find the right rotations through five games, were the Celtics have gone just 1-4. That’s a surprise to no one, as Rajon Rondo is still out due to knee rehab, and the Celtics traded all of their other star players to the Nets in the off-season. While wins are sure to be hard to come by in 2013, Boston fans can at least hang their hat on some competitive spirit, as the Celtics haven’t lost a game by more than 10 points through their first five contests.
10-30-13: Welcome to the first season of the Brad Stevens era. The Celtics organization has waved goodbye to Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett and has officially turned the page as they look to pick up the pieces. This season will be one of development for many of the new players, including Kelly Olynyk and Vitor Faverani who were among the best rookies of the preseason. The organization picked up Jared Sullinger’s third-year option, so he and his strong rebounding will be a significant part of this team’s future. As seen in the preseason, the Celtics will have to rely upon Jeff Green and a bunch of youngsters, especially until Rajon Rondo returns.
10-18-13: After trading away the faces of their franchise in Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn in the offseason the Celtics find themselves in a rebuilding mode this year. Boston is 1-5 this preseason, their lone victory coming in a 30 point win against the New York Knicks when
The Celtics have two games remaining in the preseason:
- October 20 @ Minnesota
- October 23 vs Brooklyn
10-15-13: The departure of longtime head coach Doc Rivers marks what lies ahead for the Boston Celtics. With 10 draft picks in the first round over the next five years the Celtics are poised to rebuild. With all star point guard Ray John Rondo not expected to play until late December the Celtics rely on Avery Bradley to progress as a point guard. New coach Brad Stevens in his first year will have the responsibility of grooming first round draft pick Kelly Olynk. It will also be interesting to see how the Celtics approach the first season where they do not expect to make the playoffs.
8-23-13: After a tumultuous, injury plagued Celtics season, Boston GM Danny Ainge decided that the window for winning a championship with his current roster had come to a close. Subtlety is typically present when tanking takes place, but Ainge went all in. Out are future Hall of Famer’s Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett as well as Doc Rivers. Rajon Rondo becomes the new face of the historic franchise who will be hoping for a big leap this season from Jeff Green and incoming rookie Center Kelly Olynyk.
The Brooklyn Nets, sporting Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett on their side, will visit TD Garden twice this season – Sunday, January 26th and Friday, March 7th. Doc Rivers, who was “traded” to the Los Angeles Clippers during the offseason, will make his first and only return trip to Boston on December 11th. The Celtics home opener will take place on Friday, November 1st against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Key Home Games:
- November 1st – Milwaukee Bucks
- December 11th – LA Clippers
- December 13th – New York Knicks
- January 17th – LA Lakers
- January 26th – Brooklyn Nets
8-15-13: The Celtics have traded Fab Melo plus cash to the Grizzlies for Donte Greene.
2013 Celtics Draft Summary:
Round 1, Pick 13: C Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga (from Dallas).
On draft night they also pulled off deal with the Brooklyn Nets, sending Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry to Brooklyn, in return for three first-round picks (2014, '16 and '18) along with Kris Joseph, Kris Humphries' expiring contract, Gerald Wallace, MarShon Brooks and Keith Bogans. The trade will not become official until July 12th.
6-12-13: The 2012-2013 Celtics were one of the best teams in recent years that finished near .500. Losing their all-star point guard Rajon Rondo in late January, the team seemed destined for the lottery. However the veteran leadership and Celtic culture carried them into the playoffs where they were once again solid opponents for anyone who faced them. Despite being eliminated in the first round, the Celtics were able to groom a few of their young players who have promising futures, in particular, Jeff Green. After the all-star break, Jeff average 17 points per game and shot 49% from the field. With an aging roster, look for the Celtics to add talent in numbers this offseason.
2-14-13: Despite being buried by almost every living creature on earth, the celtics have compiled an 8-1 record since the season ending injury to Rajon Rondo. The Celtics have beaten the likes of OKC and the New York Knicks this season without Rajon Rondo. During that time they have lost two more rotation players for the year in Leandro Barbosa and rookie Jared Sullinger. The Celtics have become used to being the underdog as last year they shook off underperforming through the regular season only to end up one win away from the NBA finals. Doc Rivers trusts his group and you can look for them to make a push up the Eastern Conference seeds in the second half of the season.
11-20-12: Coming into the season the Celtics were said to have had one of the more underrated off seasons of any team. Becoming more athletic and slightly younger was a key goal for the organization. However through 11 games and an improved Atlantic division, the Celtics appear to still be a bit long in the tooth. With back to back surprisingly close games against winless Washington and an embarrassing loss to the Detroit Pistons, they sit at 6-5 overall. However, one should not worry too hard about this veteran group. Known as notoriously slow starters, the Celtics and their new roster has yet to gel and over the years they have proven to be viable contenders come playoff time, regardless of their poor starts or seeding.