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Recent articles by Adam:

Jayson Tatum proving inconsistent as teams heap defensive pressure on him

Despite adding some signature moments to his portfolio these playoffs, the Celtics — in a marked change from the regular season — actually have been better by the numbers with Tatum on the bench. → Read More

‘We’ve just got to man up.’ The Celtics knew what was coming in Game 3. It didn’t matter.

The Celtics have stressed how much they relish playoff games at TD Garden, how there is nothing quite like the atmosphere, and how opponents should take cover. → Read More

Observations as 24 turnovers prove too much for Celtics in frustrating Game 3 loss to Heat

Miami came out hot following their thrashing in Game 2, and despite allowing the Celtics to close a 26-point gap to a single point, 19 steals from a sloppy Boston starting five cost a potential massive comeback. → Read More

Quite the experience: Derrick White recounts birth of his son, the Celtics’ newest Hendrix

On Thursday morning, prior to Game 2 in Miami, White received word that his wife was probably going into labor. He missed the birth, but watched the victory with young Hendrix James White. → Read More

With the Heat shooting poorly against the Celtics, will Miami bring Duncan Robinson back into the fold?

The New Hampshire native started 68 games this season, but has barely played in the playoffs. → Read More

There was no stopping the Celtics in Game 2, so the Heat and their fans just called it a night

The Celtics wiped away an early 10-point deficit and did whatever they pleased after that en route to tying up the Eastern Conference finals. → Read More

Al Horford and Marcus Smart make an impact with their return and other observations as the Celtics dominate Heat in Game 2 to even Eastern Conference finals

Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 27 points, while Jaylen Brown and Smart each had 24. Game 3 is Saturday night back in Boston. → Read More

Celtics announce that guard Derrick White will miss Game 2 of series vs. Heat

White, who will miss the game because of personal reasons, is averaging 11 points, 3.5 assists, and 3.4 rebounds in the playoffs. → Read More

Celtics’ Al Horford upgraded to doubtful for Game 2 against Heat

Also, guard Marcus Smart, who missed Game 1 because of a foot sprain, has been upgraded to probable. → Read More

Little-used Celtic Aaron Nesmith has stayed prepared for anything, and that meant playing time in Game 1

With two starters down, Nesmith saw his first meaningful minutes of this postseason, and he turned in two spectacular defensive plays. → Read More

‘They just came out and imposed their will.’ Heat crush Celtics in third and take Game 1

The Heat started the second half with a crushing 22-2 run that dazed Boston and ultimately surged to a 118-107 win that gave them early control of this series. → Read More

Celtics allow 22-2 run at start of third quarter, lose Game 1 to Heat

Jimmy Butler led the Heat with 41 points and nine rebounds. → Read More

Celtics rule out Marcus Smart and Al Horford for Game 1 at Miami

Smart continues to deal with a foot sprain, while Horford has entered COVID protocol, his return unclear. → Read More

Six things to watch in the Celtics-Heat Eastern Conference finals

Miami will present different challenges than Milwaukee but like the Bucks could be missing a key All-Star. → Read More

Marcus Smart will be questionable for Game 1 of Celtics-Heat with foot sprain

Smart was banged up in Game 7 vs. the Bucks. Robert Williams, who did not play Sunday, is cleared for Tuesday's opener. → Read More

‘I feel like it’s unheard of:’ Celtics praise Ime Udoka for his unflappable belief

“I’ve come in with a fresh set of eyes and perspective to seeing what we have, to see the growth and the possibilities,” Udoka said Sunday night. “So I’ve always been on them about that.” → Read More

Milwaukee dared Grant Williams to shoot in Game 7. He helped put the Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals.

The Bucks deployed their big men on Williams and essentially dared him to make a shot by sagging back in the paint. He scored a game-high 27, breaking the NBA Game 7 record with 18 3-point attempts. → Read More

Celtics didn’t let big fourth-quarter lead slip through their hands in Game 6 win over Bucks

Behind a vintage performance from Jayson Tatum, Boston surged to a big second-half lead, pushed back a Bucks rally, and kept its season alive. → Read More

What actually happened on that final play? And eight other thoughts on a thrilling Celtics-Bucks series.

Although the Celtics’ situation might seem dire, they are actually just 1.5-point underdogs for Game 6. → Read More

Celtics putting this painful loss aside and looking forward to bouncing back in Game 6

The Celtics coughed up a 14-point fourth-quarter lead and crumbled in the final two minutes, the final hit coming when Jrue Holiday swiped the ball away from Marcus Smart before the Celtics could even attempt a potential game-tying 3-pointer. → Read More