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Isaiah Thomas appears upset with Celtics coaching staff following stunning loss to Clippers 03.07.17 at 7:58 am ET
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Isaiah Thomas was upset following the Celtics' loss Monday night. (Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports)

Isaiah Thomas was upset following the Celtics’ loss Monday night. (Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports)

The Celtics led by 13 points late in the third quarter Monday night against the Clippers and appeared well on their way to avenging their last-second loss to the Suns the day before.

But, the Clippers then went on a 43-14 run and the Celtics ended up by losing the game, 116-102.

It was their second straight loss.

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After the game, Isaiah Thomas appeared very upset and frustrated.

“We should have won this game,” Thomas told reporters. “We should have won [Sunday] night [in Phoenix]. We can’t be experimenting in Game 63.”

Thomas is likely referring to the lineup the Celtics rolled out late in the third quarter of  Terry Rozier, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, James Young and Jordan Mickey. These players hadn’t played together much, if at all this season.

“It’s just the way we lost tonight was unacceptable,” Thomas said. “We lost the game in the last 15 minutes of the game. We played a really good game up until the last 15 minutes. And that’s the players’ fault, the coaches’ fault, that’s everybody in this locker room’s fault. We could have done a lot better.”

Tuesday is an off day with the team then taking on the Warriors Wednesday night.

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Celtics reportedly talking with Pacers on Paul George, Nets pick in play 02.23.17 at 12:11 pm ET
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The Celtics and Pacers reportedly are discussing a trade for Paul George. (Brian Spurlock/USA Today Sports)

The Celtics and Pacers reportedly are discussing a trade for Paul George. (Brian Spurlock/USA Today Sports)

With just under three hours left until the NBA trade deadline, the Celtics appear to be pushing for Paul George.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Celtics and Pacers have had preliminary talks on George. The report says the Celtics hasn’t met Indiana’s asking price, but the Nets pick has entered the conversation.

George is averaging 22.3 points per game and is signed through the end of the 2018-19 season.

It is worth noting, according to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, the Celtics have put the 2017 Nets pick into the offer for George.  This pick will likely be in the top four, but could get as high as the No. 1 overall pick. Of course the Celtics will need to add more, but this would be a big starting point.

Stay turned for more as the day goes on.

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Celtics reportedly are ‘zeroed in’ on Jimmy Butler, Paul George 02.21.17 at 11:32 am ET
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Could Jimmy Butler be coming to Boston? (Dennis Wierzbicki/USA Today Sports)

Could Jimmy Butler be coming to Boston? (Dennis Wierzbicki/USA Today Sports)

The NBA trade deadline is fast approaching and it appears the Celtics have identified their main targets.

In a piece for ESPN.com, Zach Lowe notes the Celtics are “zeroed in” on both Jimmy Butler and Paul George. This isn’t much of a surprise considering these two players are two of the biggest stars potentially available.

Butler is averaging 24.5 points per game with the Bulls this season, while George is averaging 22.3 points per game with the Pacers. Either of these players could be the piece the Celtics need to take them to the next level.

Lowe also notes the Celtics have talked to the Clippers “intermittently” about a trade for Blake Griffin, but said a deal between the two teams is “extremely unlikely.”

Stay tuned as the trade deadline is set for Thursday and a lot will happen between now and then.

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Report: Celtics did not try to acquire DeMarcus Cousins on Sunday 02.19.17 at 11:43 pm ET
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The Celtics reportedly did not try and land DeMarcus Cousins on Sunday. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

The Celtics reportedly did not try and land DeMarcus Cousins on Sunday. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

It was an eventful Sunday with DeMarcus Cousins and ended with him being traded.

According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojanarowski, the Kings were fully engaged in trade talks centered on Cousins throughout the day.

Some thought the Celtics could have been one of those teams, considering the assets they have, but that was not the case. The Celtics were not one of the teams speaking with the Kings on Sunday about a potential Cousins deal, according to the Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett.

Wojanarowski reports the Lakers were turned down by the Kings and late Sunday night the Kings agreed to trade Cousins to the Pelicans in a deal that includes Buddy Hield and a 2017 first-round pick.

Even though it doesn’t look like the Celtics were in on Cousins, they still likely will try and make a trade before Thursday’s trade deadline.

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Celtics reportedly have ‘deep interest’ in Suns F P.J. Tucker 02.19.17 at 6:24 pm ET
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The Celtics are reportedly interested in Suns F P.J. Tucker. ( Joe Camporeale/USA Today Sports)

The Celtics are reportedly interested in Suns F P.J. Tucker. ( Joe Camporeale/USA Today Sports)

It remains to be seen whether or not the Celtics will make a huge splash at the deadline, but if they don’t it’s possible they look to improve their team with a few smaller moves.

A smaller move could be acquiring Suns wing-man P.J. Tucker.

According to the Sporting News’ Sean Deveney, the Celtics have “expressed deep interest” in Tucker.

He’s averaging seven points and six rebounds this season with the Suns, and has an expiring contract.

Obviously, this wouldn’t be a huge move, but would still improve the roster by adding depth at a position that needs it, as well as being able to hold on to larger assets.

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Sacramento reportedly engaging in trade talks involving DeMarcus Cousins, could Celtics be interested? 02.19.17 at 6:02 pm ET
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The Kings could trade DeMarcus Cousins this week. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

The Kings could trade DeMarcus Cousins this week. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

Another trade deadline, another week of DeMarcus Cousins trade talks.

According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, Sacramento has been engaging in trade talks on All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins in recent days.

Wojnarowski notes New Orleans and the Kings have had recent discussions, but the Kings are still debating Cousins’ future internally.

If they are inclined, the Celtics certainly have the assets to make a trade happen with all of their draft picks, but it’s a matter of would the Celtics actually want to swing a deal to land Cousins. Cousins does not have a good reputation across the league when it comes to his attitude.

The 26-year-old is signed through the end of next season and is averaging 27.8 points and 10.7 rebounds per game this season with the Kings.

When it comes to the Celtics, this is certainly a player that is worth monitoring as Thursdays trade deadline nears.

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Celtics-Bulls reportedly have engaged in talks in potential trade involving Jimmy Butler 02.19.17 at 11:00 am ET
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Could Jimmy Butler be coming to Boston? (Dennis Wierzbicki/USA Today Sports)

Could Jimmy Butler be coming to Boston? (Dennis Wierzbicki/USA Today Sports)

Will the Bulls trade Jimmy Butler? If so, could the Celtics be able to land the Bulls’ star?

The answer could be yes, and yes as the NBA trade deadline fast approaches.

According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the two teams have engaged in preliminary talks on a potential deal, but “have not gotten far down the road on it.”

Wojnarowski notes the Bulls organization needs to be fully in agreement that they want to rebuild and thus trade such a good player in Butler.

If the Bulls do indeed want to trade Butler, the Celtics have a number of high draft picks, which is what the Bulls would want, but then it would be a question of exactly what picks it would take to get a deal done.

Butler is 27 years old and is averaging 24.5 points per game this season. The guard is signed through the 2019-20 season.

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