Davis still out, hopes to return Sunday


Davis still out, hopes to return Sunday

By A. Sherrod Blakely

PHILADELPHIA Glen Davis was on the floor with the Boston Celtics this morning for their pregame walk-through.

Don't get too excited, Celtics fans.

Davis said he won't play Friday night.

He's hopeful that he'll do enough today to where the coaches and medical staff will allow him to participate in practice on Saturday.

"He looked better," said Celtics coach Doc Rivers. "He didn't do enough, honestly. It was skeleton work. You can't tell from that. It was just skeleton offense; nothing strenuous."

Still, Rivers has seen enough to where he thinks Davis will return to the floor on Sunday against the Milwaukee Bucks.

"We don't know that for sure," Rivers said.

Prior to this morning's shoot-around, Davis sounded optimistic about returning sooner rather than later.

"It is getting better," he told CSNNE.com.

Davis suffered a left knee injury in the closing seconds of a 115-103 win over Phoenix last week.

Friday night will be his fourth missed game.

A. Sherrod Blakely can be reached at sblakely@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Sherrod on Twitter at http:twitter.comsherrodbcsn

Isaiah Thomas diligently studying film at midnight on Friday


Isaiah Thomas diligently studying film at midnight on Friday

Isaiah Thomas appears to be channeling the New England Patriots' "No days off" slogan.

The Boston Celtics guard spent Friday night, in the middle of the NBA offseason, studying film. He was up past midnight to take a look at Boston Celtics' game tape, according to ESPN.com's Chris Foresberg, who posted a picture on Twitter of Thomas hard at work.

Thomas finished the 2016-17 season with 28.9 points per game, 5.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 33.8 minutes. He helped the Celtics earn the NBA Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed, and contributed a handful of clutch performances as Boston charged to the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who won the series, 4-1.

Jaylen Brown tweets his Drive-By Dunk Challenge


Jaylen Brown tweets his Drive-By Dunk Challenge

Celtics forward Jaylen Brown joined in the Drive-By Dunk Challenge and tweeted a video that captured his thunderous slam.


We're thinking that's not a regulation height rim.

And the All-Star dunk contest next year might have to be sanctioned by NASCAR.