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The Celtics lost again on Tuesday night, something that has become quite the trend through the first quarter of the NBA season.
The C’s, who were one game from the NBA Finals, just a few months ago, now find themselves sitting at .500 with a 12-12 record. They sit in third place in the Atlantic Division (six games behind the first-place Knicks) and are in eighth place in the Eastern Conference.
You could definitely say that the Celtics aren’t a very good team right now — and Boston head coach Doc Rivers would agree with you. Following the Celtics’ loss to the Bulls on Tuesday night, Rivers stated as much.
“We’re going to keep searching, this team is not a good team right now,” Rivers said, according to The Boston Globe. “It’s who we are right now. I’ve been saying that. This is who we are. We’re a .500 team and we play like that. We’ve won two games in a row [once this] season. Right now we’re not a good team. We’re going to find it, but we’re not right now.”
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Well this is a good thing. Per the Celts official twitter:
Doc: "Avery had a practice the other day in Chicago and half the team was asking, 'Why is he not playing tomorrow?' He was that good."
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) December 20, 2012
On the surface it seems crazy that a guy who averaged 7.6 points, 1.8 boards and 1.6 assists in 21 minutes a game last season...
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“We’re not sustaining defensive effort for four quarters, getting outworked,” Pierce said. “It’s pretty much every night. Right now we have no identity. I mean, that’s just simple and plain. We’re...
Celtics 103, Cavaliers 91 Boston Globe Boston Herald WEEI CSNNE Yahoo (AP) ESPN Boston Boston Globe Paul Pierce scores 40 vs. Cavaliers – Amalie Benjamin takes a look at the Captain’s big game. Boston Herald Danny Ainge on Celts: Don’ t panic … yet – Steve Bulpett discusses why the GM thinks fans should be patient. [...]
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Avery Bradley returns to full practice
Many fans had high hopes for the Boston Celtics this season with key additions to the roster and added talent. This season has been far from ideal and consistent thus far however for the Celtics. You would have to think it would take a little time for the team to bond and play with the chemistry of a championship caliber team with all of the...
BOSTON — When someone thinks of Shaquille O’Neal and Tim Duncan, Jason Collins does not usually come to mind. Yet he has battled all of the great big men of his era over the years, digging in and giving fouls while knowing he is not the player who people paid to see.
Now in his 12th year as a pro, Collins is finally playing with one of those great big men, rather than against...
Jason Terry has been trying to become one of the vocal leaders of the Boston Celtics since coming to the team this past offseason, but by the numbers it doesn’t appear he has been all that effective. The Celtics are 13-12 and have been incredibly inconsistent, both offensively and defensively. Terry’s play has been the same.
Paul Pierce scored a season-high 40 points on Wednesday...
I read what everyone’s saying.
I’ve had public and private conversations with people who, despite what decades of history has taught us, are giving up on this team before Christmas.
And I’ve determined, once again, that I’ve got to be Mr. Happy Pants around here. So here we are… for what feels like the fifth year in a row… needing a pep talk.
Ok, here it is.
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BOSTON (AP) -- Paul Pierce scored 25 of his season-high 40 points in the second half, carrying the Boston Celtics to a 103-91 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
Pierce made 10 of 11 shots from the floor after halftime, hitting his first eight -- including his initial three 3-point attempts. He finished 13 of 16 from the field.
Rajon Rondo added 20 points and eight...
Cleveland Cavaliers (5-21) at Boston Celtics (12-12) Wednesday, December 19, 2012Regular Season Game #25, Home Game #13TV: CSN-NE, FSO, NBA-LP 756(CLE)/757(BOS) Radio: WEEI, WTAM TD Garden
Referees: Zach Zarba, Scott Bolnick, John Goble
The Celtics return home to host the 5-21 Cavaliers after an 0-3 road
trip. In spite of their record, the...
Paul Pierce and the Celtics believe they are lacking a defensive identity.
8 a.m. ET: There are three-game losing streaks, and then there is the type of three-game losing streak the Celtics bring with them back to Boston on Wednesday. The Celtics went winless on their road trip to Houston, San Antonio and Chicago, failing to crack 90 points in any game and letting all three opponents reach triple-digits in scoring. It was almost as ugly as those green-and...
Another game, another Celtics loss. It's not time to panic but I sure would love to see them get it together. Bulls fans display their usual Rondo hatred and there's the obligatory wheelchair mention. I've highlighted my favorites in bold. What are yours?
I don't know about tonight, but we will beat these dudes in the post season if we meet.
Listen from your mobile device Call in: 347-215-7771 | Listen Live | Join CelticsBlog chat The CLNS Radio Boston Celtics Post Game series continues their season-long initiative to cover every single Boston Celtics game. Tonight, the Celtics square off against the The Chicago Bulls. Your hosts will be Matt Rury, Chris McCarthy and Nick Gelso [...]