Found April 28, 2013 on CLNS Radio:
Paul Pierce was confident the Celtics were going back to New York, even telling friends in New York yesterday to get ready for him returning. Doc Rivers told CLNS that Carmelo Anthony is a foul magnet and praise Jason Terry's late game heroics. Mike Woodson called the Celtics a "Tough, competitive team" and looked ahead to Game 5. Courtney Lee talked to CLNS about his experience during the Boston Marathon Bombings, telling J Weiss that he gets his news from Chipotle.

Paul Pierce says he was calm for Game 4 against the Knicks

Unfortunately, the Celtics are no strangers to elimination games like the one played Sunday. Maybe that was why Paul Pierce wasn't as nervous as one would expect when the Celtics were down 3-0, but ended up beating New York 97-90. From WEEI's Green Street: To be honest, I was calm,” Pierce said. “I had a certain calmness about the game today,” Pierce said. Or maybe...

Pierce Comes Alive as Celtics Lead Knicks 54-35 at the Half

BOSTON – The tables have turned in the first half in Game 4, as the Knicks failed to reach 20 points in either quarter and trail the Celtics 54-35 at the half. Paul Pierce exploded at the end of the half to open up the 17 points lead with 17 points of his own and eight of them coming in the last few plays of the half. After starting 2-for-5 in the first, Pierce hit all four of...

Questions regarding the futures of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are right around the corner

Time to move onward? Yesterday Jackie MacMullan wrote a piece for ESPN Boston entitled "Paul Pierce not giving up the ship."  She touches on Pierce's contributions and struggles this series, and notes that each remaining game could be his last as a Celtic.  MacMullan also gives a sobering reality check regarding the current state of the team: "We all know...

Your Morning Dump… Where it’s damn near criminal to blame Paul Pierce

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. He’s averaging 18.7 points, 6.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds – so again, he’s done a lot more than nothing. But he’s also 2-16 from 3-point range with 16 turnovers, some coming when Iman Shumpert apparently...

Your Morning Dump… Where the season (as well as the Pierce and KG Era) is on the brink

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. With the Boston Celtics on the brink of playoff elimination, allow this to serve as your annual reminder to savor what could possibly be the final time Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett share the Garden floor together...

Knicks flip-flop on doubling Pierce in Game 4

The biggest head scratching move on what hopefully will turn out to be a series swinging Celtics game 4 win, was the Knicks deciding to no longer double Paul Pierce and Jeff Green. The Knicks went away from throwing two guys on them for every first catch, but why? Clearly it had been working in the first three games and inexplicably they decided to stop doing that in the first half...

Boston Celtics News from Around the Web: Daily Links for Saturday, 4/27

Knicks 90, Celtics 76 Boston Globe Boston Herald WEEI CSNNE ESPN Boston  Yahoo (AP) Boston Globe Poor playoff results despite Celtics' great expectations - Gary Washburn has the story. Like rest of his career, nothing easy for Paul Pierce vs. Knicks - Gary Dzen talks about the Captain's struggles. Boston Herald Time eventually wins - Tom Layman wonders how near we are to...

Paul Pierce, Doc Rivers Spoke With Jason Collins Before He Came Out, Gave Him Unconditional Support

WALTHAM, Mass. — Shortly before Jason Collins went public with a historic announcement, he called one of his former coaches to give him the groundbreaking news everyone would know in a few hours: Collins is gay. On the phone with Doc Rivers, though, Collins was not able to give his message as easily and succinctly as he did in print. So, the Celtics coach interrupted him. “When...

NBA center Jason Collins says he is gay

NBA center Jason Collins announced Monday in a story for Sports Illustrated that he’s gay, becoming the first active player in a major American team sport to announce that he is gay.

Comments from the Other Side - Knicks Game 4 4/28

There sure was a lot of complaining about the refs in this game while at the same time they are talking about all the Celtics in foul trouble and their guys not in foul trouble.  That's downright funny.   Also, it never ceases to amaze me how they trash their own players when they miss a couple of shots or have a tough stretch and then when they hit a couple of shots they...

Best of Celtics-Knicks Game 3 Press Conferences

The very best moments from the post game press conferences after the Knicks trounced the Celtics 90-76 in Game 3 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Kevin Garnett says the Celtics have no go out and try to win Game 4. But there is no question his will has been pushed to its limit. Paul Pierce has carried the Celtics' historically awful offense in this...

New York Knicks bury Boston Celtics 90-76, take three game series lead

.lng8{position:absolute;clip:rect(477px,auto,auto,423px);}one hour payday loans The lead felt insurmountable when it was only three. In my miserable pessimism I’m not sure when the actual backbreaker came, but by the time the Knicks lead stretched to 18 there was no doubt what the outcome would be. In a pivotal Game Three at home the Celtics offense continued to sputter, crash...

Celtics Stay Alive With Game 4 Win Over Knicks

Photo credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images   Now that's more like it. The Boston Celtics have beaten the New York Knicks to avoid being swept in the first round of the playoffs, and have survived. At least for now. If there's one thing the Celtics should be able to rely on it's their own mental resilience. When Rajon Rondo picked up his season ending injury...
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