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Well, it's taken a long time but we have finally reached Christmas Eve 2012. It's been a crazy holiday season, one that the Celtics shouldn't be proud of. Since the beginning of the holiday season(approximately Nov.22/Thanksgiving), Boston has gone just 7-7. Combine with a 6-6 pre-Thanksgiving record and we are stuck with a .500 basketball team. I expected more, but remember last year in a 66 game season, they were just 14-12 in their first 26 games. So if we give them time, they should improve. Here are tomorrow's five things that the C's must do to win tomorrow:
5. FIX GARNETT:
For weeks now I have done nothing but praise Kevin Garnett. He is easily the Celtics' best big man and one of the most consistent players in the league. But on Friday night, Garnett was one of the players most responsible for the loss. KG scored just 12 points on 6/22 shooting. Considering that the game went to overtime, those sixteen missed shots are huge. It was just one game, but it was a bad one to mess up in. Let's hope he fixes it.
4. FIX TERRY:
Jason Terry isn't in any way the Celtics' star player. But like Garnett, they need him to at least play decent. Terry' line read a disappointing 4 points on 1/15 shooting. His stats make Garnett's respectable. You have to shoot better than that. There is no excuse for playing
that bad. The bottom line is that he needs to contribute more.
3. KEEP GETTING CONTRIBUTIONS FROM LEE:
For awhile, Courtney Lee seemed like the most overhyped pickup of the offseason. For a long time, I poked at the thought of how E'Twaun Moore and Jajuan Johnson might have been better while wearing green. Recently, despite the team's struggles, Lee has much improved. In the loss to the Bucks, Lee had 11 points on 5/9 shooting. He is slowly improving and I expect more of this from him tomorrow.
2. KEEP GETTING CONTRIBUTIONS FROM GREEN:
Jeff Green is a confusing, inconsistent, bad, and good player. He has nights where he can be used as a scapegoat, and nights where can be praised as a hero. The bigger he gets, the harder he seems to fall. He will follow a 30 point game with a 2 point game. On Friday, Green managed 14 points on 4/9 shooting. His 14 points was second on the team.
1. HELP PIERCE!:
I don't mean to say that nobody on the team played well but Pierce Friday night, but that was kinda how it was. Like I said, Green's 14 points was second on the team. Pierce was first with 35 on 13/23 shooting. Along with that was 12 rebounds(big man numbers) and 5 assists. If the rest of the team could've given him just a little bit of help, they would have won in regulation. Tomorrow they're playing a team of equal talent level on the road, just play the same but make one more shot.
Tomorrow's game is the first of a huge NBA schedule. It will Tip-Off at 12:00 pm ET on ESPN. Other games on the schedule include the Knicks @ Lakers(3:00 pm ET, ABC), Thunder @ Heat(5:30 pm ET, ABC), Rockets @ Bulls(8:00 pm ET, ESPN), and Nuggets @ Clippers(10:30 pm ET, ESPN). Enjoy 'em.
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Kevin Garnett broke out this Christmas-themed colorway of his Anta “KG3″. Ticket wore the green, red & gold kicks in today’s 93-76 win over the Brooklyn Nets. I’ll have a full report/gallery of all of today’s Christmas Celtkicks tomorrow on Red’s Army. Hope you all had a great holiday.
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In the Celtics early start on Christmas Day, CSN viewers were surrounded with holiday spirit, including anecdotal stories of KG buying Scal a Louis Vuitton suitcase, and Keyon Dooling dishing out holiday cheer like it he was playing point guard again. Then things became reminiscent of the last meeting between Brooklyn and Boston when Gerald Wallace and Kevin Garnett got a little...
In the 4th quarter of today's Boston Celtics-Brooklyn Nets game, Kevin Garnett and Gerald Wallace along with Courtney Lee and Andray Blatche both received double technical fouls when Wallace grabbed Garnett's shorts, resulting in a small altercation (video of the incident can be viewed here).
In the video above, the Comcast Sports Net New England commentators as well as...
After he sustained three chipped teeth from an Ilyasova elbow last Friday, there's no question about what Jeff Green wants for Christmas. :-)
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Gerald Wallace‘s gift for Kevin Garnett this Christmas came in the form of a fistful of shorts — a present KG wasn’t too thrilled to receive.
Wallace and Garnett had a rather heated exchange during the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s matinee clash between the Nets and Celtics. Garnett tried to hold Wallace up after the Brooklyn forward was fouled in the paint, but instead of...
Kevin Garnett and Gerald Wallace both received a technical in the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s Christmas Day game after a minor scuffle. Wallace grabbed onto Garnett’s shorts following a shot attempt, something Garnett didn’t respond well to:
There has to be a rule somewhere about how long you can hold onto a man’s shorts. Gerald Wallace grabbed a handful of Kevin Garnett’s in Brooklyn Nets/Boston Celtics Christmas Day match-up. Garnett took exception when Wallace wouldn’t let go after regaining his balance. It was the kinda move that can start a brawl, which [...]
Brooklyn Nets forward Gerald Wallace and Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett received double technical fouls after getting into a scuffle in the fourth quarter of the Celtics' 93-76 victory Tuesday afternoon.
Wallace grabbed an offensive rebound and went up for the putback while trailing by 17 points. He was fouled and got tangled up with Garnett. He appeared to grab Garnett...
Jason Terry knows he can’t hit ‘em all, although he is always shocked, any time he puts up a shot, if it does not go in.
He also knows he can’t miss them all, either, no matter how much he tested that theory on Friday.
“After maybe the third shot, I was like, what’s going on out here?” Terry said following his 1-for-15 shooting performance the loss to the Bucks. “Then...
In the spirit of the holiday season, today’s NESN Daily poll goes a little off from the world of strictly sports.
Being that it’s Christmas Eve and Santa Claus is preparing to make his yearly journey to deliver toys to boys and girls, we thought it’d be appropriate to ponder on which Boston-area athlete might make the best imitator. You’re not soon to see any of these four...
For anybody who didn't get what they wanted for Christmas this year, here is your replacement gift, a Celtics somewhat upset win. The Celtics won't be a .500 team for much longer if they continue to play like they did today. Everything seemed to go right for the guys in green as they rolled to an easy 93-76 win over the Nets. Pierce's point total went down while his assist...
The NBA was in full force yesterday for Christmas, and pretty much all the games were worth a watch. In addition to the joyfulness of the Holiday, there were also a few scraps. Tempers ran high in the Celtics vs. Nets game when Gerald Wallace decided to grab Kevin Garnett's shorts after an offensive rebound. The two were broken up quickly, but the play non the less was...
The Celtics score an impressive 93-76 win over the Nets in Brooklyn on Christmas Day. Boston was in quite the battle for most of the 1st half, but pulled away in the end behind some great defense and a total team effort. Rajon Rondo led all-scorers with 19 points to go along with 5 assists & 6 boards. More importantly, he only had 1 turnover and 3 steals. Although the key scorers...
John K. was at yesterday’s Celtics-Nets game and got some great shots of all the Celtkicks. Rajon Rondo’s Nike Air Max Hyperposite was by far the most talked about, and we also saw some sweet kicks from The Truth, Jeff Green and KG. Here are all of John’s pics-big thanks to him and hope you enjoy them. Check back here later for a complete gallery of game photos & GIFs from...