Tim Bontemps: The Celtics say Jaylen Brown, Daniel Theis and Robert Williams are all probable for tomorrow’s game against the Hornets, while Enes Kanter is questionable.
Tom Westerholm: The Celtics announce Jaylen Brown is out tonight with an illness. Daniel Theis is available.
Jay King: Brad Stevens said nobody will play more than 25 minutes tonight. Romeo Langford is out, but will probably do live stuff in one of the next couple of days. Daniel Theis (adductor strain) also out.
Chris Grenham: Terry Rozier, Daniel Theis, and Guerschon Yabusele are all sick and questionable for tomorrow's game vs Atlanta, per the Celtics.
Brian Robb: Rozier and Theis are out due to illness tonight. Tatum (shoulder) and Smart (illness) are expected to play, per Celtics.
Jay King: Daniel Theis and Terry Rozier are both good to go. Aron Baynes is close, and a possibility to return Sunday, per Stevens.
John Karalis: Celtics just announced Daniel Theis is available. He had been questionable with a sore knee
A. Sherrod Blakely: The #Celtics Daniel Theis (foot) will be available to play tonight for the #Celtics vs #Blazers, says Brad Stevens.
Tom Westerholm: The Celtics announce Daniel Theis has been upgraded to probable. He must be feeling a lot better.
A. Sherrod Blakely: Daniel Theis did some light running on the treadmill today and some light shooting. He told @NBCSBoston that he's targeting a return to the #Celtics lineup next week. 👍🏿
Mark Murphy: Daniel Theis already out of his walking boot, much earlier than two-week diagnosis. "Doctor looked and changed it." - Doesn't mean he'll return any earlier. "There is no timetable."
Jay King: Daniel Theis is available tonight. Hurt himself during the first half last game. Brad said he planned to go small with Semi at the 5 anyway.
Brian Robb: Celtics rule out Aron Baynes for third straight game tonight with hamstring injury. Daniel Theis (foot) remains questionable.
Jared Weiss: Aron Baynes upgraded to questionable for tomorrow night and Theis is also listed as questionable with a foot sprain.
Scott Souza: Daniel Theis out late shooting today. Brad Stevens said he looked great in double session coming off knee surgery today. Theis was cleared in final days before start of camp. #Celtics
Adam Himmelsbach: Brad Stevens on injuries. “I’ve been told everyone is ready to go.” Said Theis isn’t quite ready for full 5 on 5.
Theis said he is looking forward to doing some 1-on-1, 2-on-2 and 5-on-5 work later this month and be ready to play once training camp starts. “I’m still a little bit away,” Theis said. “Every day they put in new stuff. It’s the day after that’s important to see how my knee reacts. (Wednesday), with more speed. (Thursday) we’ll see how my knee reacts. For now, my knee never reacted bad. My main goal is to be ready for training camp.”
Brian Robb: Daniel Theis indicated he's had no setbacks with his recovery thus far. "For now, I haven't had a bad reaction. I have started sprinting and jump shots and my knee has never reacted badly. There's no timetable for it, but I think and hope I can do one-on-one stuff this month."
A. Sherrod Blakely: The #Celtics Daniel Theis tells @NBCSBoston that he hopes to be able to get around without crutches in another 2-3 weeks.
Jared Weiss: Celtics officially announce Daniel Theis had surgery on the lateral meniscus in his left knee and is out for the season. He is expected to make a full recovery in time for training camp this fall.
A. Sherrod Blakely: The #Celtics Brad Stevens confirmed @NBCSBoston report that Daniel Theis will have surgery on his torn meniscus injury tomorrow morning.
A. Sherrod Blakely: The #Celtics Daniel Theis expected to have surgery on the torn meniscus in his left knee tomorrow. Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery that can maybe get him back at some point in the playoffs. 🤞🏾
Daniel Theis will miss the remainder of the season with a torn left meniscus. Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania was first to report. Theis’ recovery period will be determined based on the damage found by surgeons, but he is expected to miss the remainder of the season, according to a person with knowledge of the injury. he person spoke with Celtics Wire under the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.
The main factor in [Daniel Theis'] recovery time will be whether doctors elect to perform an arthroscopic debridement procedure, which removes a piece of the meniscus where it is torn, or a full repair. A debridement of the meniscus typically has a 2-3 month recovery period, while a full repair can require at least double the recovery time. The scope of the surgery will be determined by the imaging and examination already being done, as well as the condition of the meniscus when they go in for surgery.
Scott Souza: #Celtics Marcus Morris on Daniel Theis tearing meniscus: "That really hurt me because he played well. He's a great dude, a great teammate, always coming to work. For something like that to happen is definitely tough. It's just the #NBA, man."
Jay King: Brad Stevens said Daniel Theis is weighing his surgical options and will most likely miss the rest of the season.
Adam Himmelsbach: Stevens on Theis: “You really feel for him....we’re gonna miss him on the court but he’ll have a full recovery.”
Jay King: Stevens said Semi Ojeleye could play the 5 some when the Celtics need to go small now that Theis is injured. Yabu is headed back from Maine to rejoin the team.
Shams Charania: Sources: Celtics center Daniel Theis has suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee and will undergo season-ending surgery. Theis emerged as an important reserve for Boston this season.
Marc D'Amico: Brad Stevens has good news regarding Daniel Theis’ hamstring injury: “He did some shooting last night and felt really good. He’ll go through shootaround and will likely be available to play (tonight).”
Bill Doyle: Daniel Theis (sore right hamstring) won't play for Celtics tonight. Brad Stevens thinks Theis shouldn't be out for long, but "with muscular injuries, you just never know."
Chris Forsberg: Celtics rookie Daniel Theis and his reset nose will play tonight vs. Heat. He’ll still be masked. Brad: “I guess that’s just how quick it is."
Marc D'Amico: #NEBHInjuryReport: Daniel Theis (broken nose) is questionable for Wednesday night's game against the Miami Heat. Marcus Morris (sore knee) is ruled out.
Boston Celtics big man Daniel Theis broke his nose during Friday night's loss to the Utah Jazz, according to head coach Brad Stevens. After the team announced Theis was not expected to travel for Saturday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies, there was an apparent reversal of plans. Theis did fly with the team. No word was given on his availability for the Grizzlies game, but it's a good sign he made the trip.
June 12, 2021 | 8:31 am EDT Update
Sergio Scariolo is a strong candidate for Virtus Bologna head coaching job, as reported by Il Corriere dello Sport and confirmed to Sportando. Sasha Djordjevic’s departure from Virtus Bologna was almost certain when Serie A playoffs started, also considering the elimination in EuroCup semifinals against Unics Kazan and the missed chance to play in EuroLeague next season.
In the locker room after the Nets’ 86-83 loss, there were lots of “atta boys” and “pick your head ups” and “we’ll live with that shot” from teammates, but Irving had a little piece of extra advice. Be like dad. Dunk it. “Kyrie was like, ‘Hey, you gotta try and dunk it, get a foul or something,’” Brown said. “That’s definitely what I should have done. I had the lane and the angle too, so maybe if I did that I’d have gotten a foul call, gotten to the line. If I had taken my two steps toward the rim, I probably could’ve dunked the ball.”
The available replays call into question this very idea. Lopez is 7-feet tall, and he’d recovered quickly from where he was on the sideline to get in Brown’s way. Brown faded left as he shot the ball, and, “I shot it too hard, I was trying to get it up a little higher, but he was nowhere near the ball, looking at the pictures and the film. “I could’ve just really did a simple layup and made the shot,” he said. “I made it difficult for myself just thinking too much during the shot.”
Harris wasn’t the only one misfiring in the Nets’ 86-83 loss. Add in Landry Shamet (1-for-4) and Mike James (1-for-5), and three Nets who can make a defense pay for double-teaming Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were a combined 3-for-20 from the field, including 2-for-11 from 3-point range. If those supporting cast numbers are repeated Sunday in Game 4, the series soon could be tied. “If you look at it, only one or two buckets in the last three or four minutes that we needed to fall and they just didn’t,” coach Steve Nash said. “I thought plenty of opportunities. Now, would I want Kevin or Ky shooting every single ball? Of course, but that’s not always the way it works out. We can learn from it.”
Phoenix went on a 14-2 run to build a 20-point lead on the way to a 116-102 win Friday to take a commanding 3-0 series lead in this best-of-7 conference semifinal series. “We have our eyes on the prize,” All-Star guard Devin Booker said.
Durant is 25 of 45 in the 10- to 14-foot range in these playoffs. No other player has made more than 17 playoff jumpers in that zone. Durant is 17 of 32 from the 15- to 19-foot range. No other player has made more than 12 playoff jumpers in that zone. Who is that next player? Devin Booker. He’s not quite Durant, from a potency or accuracy standpoint. But he’s the closest thing the NBA has to Durant right now. Booker is 17 of 33 in that 10- to 14-foot range and 12 of 26 in that 15- to 19-foot range. Combine both zones and Durant has made 42, Booker has made 29 and Kawhi Leonard has made 24 in these playoffs. That’s one, two, three in the rankings. Decent company for Phoenix’s rising three-level scorer.
Paul’s stabilizing presence has been a huge reason why the Suns are a game away from ending Denver’s season. He has scored 30 points on 12-of-13 shooting, including 4-of-4 from 3-point range, with eight assists and no turnovers combined in the three fourth quarters in this series, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. “We just got to make it more difficult on him,” Nuggets guard Monte Morris said. “He’s a Hall of Fame point guard, top five easily, still playing in the NBA. … He’s getting everybody involved. CP is a tough cover for anybody, but we have to just stick to our game plan and try to execute it the best way we can.
The Lakers had the best regular-season defense in the NBA and still gave up 106.8 points per 100 possessions. This is the steroid era of offensive efficiency. Ratings have spiked the past half-decade. But Phoenix is defending at a playoff rate equivalent to the 2014 title Spurs. They have a 101.6 defensive rating during this six-game win streak and 103.9 rating in these playoffs.