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The Boston Celtics continue to get bit by the injury bug as Leandro Barbosa tore his left ACL.
The Boston Celtics roster continues to be decimated by injuries. Leandro Barbosa injured his knee as he was attempting to drive to the basket on Charlotte Bobcats guard Ramon Sessions. The play occurred late in the third quarter of the Celtics’ 94-91 loss to the Bobcats on Monday night. Barbosa had to be carried off the court by trainer Ed Lacerte and Fab Melo.
Barbosa was officially declared out for the season with a torn left ACL earlier today. While Barbosa’s minutes had been sporadic, his role expanded after Rajon Rondo suffered a torn right ACL in the January 25th loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
In the previous five games, Barbosa was averaging 9 points and 2.6 assists. He came up with a big effort in the Celtics’ 99-95 victory over the Toronto Raptors as he poured in 12 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter to help the Celtics come back from a 10-point deficit.
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“All three of them are real blows to us,” said Ainge. “First of all, we lose our star player and then Jared and then Barbosa. That’s devastating. We’re short on guards now, and we have to bring someone...
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BOSTON — Maybe it was a slip of the tongue or a subtly placed hint, but Kevin Garnett left quite a few reporters scratching their heads on Wednesday.
After the Celtics closed out the first half of the regular season with a victory over the Bulls, Garnett talked about the fatigue he felt after playing three games in four days and how the Celtics have managed to win eight of their...
The worst-case scenario for Leandro Barbosa‘s knee appears to have been confirmed. The Celtics guard, who came up lame during Monday’s loss in Charlotte, reportedly has torn the ACL in his left knee. Such an injury would end his season.
Kevin Garnett told reporters in the locker room after the game that the team was informed Barbosa would join Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger...
Kevin Garnett grinned when he was told on Sunday that teammate Jason Terry was amazed at what Garnett was able to do on a basketball court “at 50 years old.”
Garnett, who is actually only 36, shot back.
“Jet’s no spring chicken, either,” he said.
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The Celtics finally broke through and have their second longest winning streak by beating the Denver Nuggets last night. It took 3OT's but they prevailed in the end, with Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett leading the team. Winning without Rondo seems to have lifted a burden off of these Celtics. As a result, No. 9's run of being the face of the franchise may be over.
The Boston Celtics can't catch a break. They lost their star point guard, Rajon Rondo, to a torn ACL. Now, as the team has found a way to continue winning, they have lost another guard to a knee injury. Leandro Barbosa went down after driving to the basket and making a pivot move. According to A. Sherrod Blakey of CSN Boston, the injury is likely season-ending. Barbosa...
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The Boston Celtics and Charlotte Bobcats battled it out at the Time Warner Cable Center in a back and forth battle all night. Bobcats snapped their 7 game losing streak in the win tonight, which also happened to snap the Celtics win streak. The second game of a back to back is killer, never mind when it’s a triple overtime game.
This was your classic old, tired basketball team...
What a game yesterday. Behind Truth’s triple-double, Terry’s big plays and KG’s clutch shots, the C’s outlasted Denver in triple OT 118-114. Celtics flew to Charlotte on Sunday night to get ready for the second half of their back to back. Tip-off vs the Bobcats is at 7pm EST tonight.
Check out a slew of photos & GIFs from what was easily one of the most exciting games...
Bobcats fans seem like a decent bunch. They are sticking with their team through all the lean years, which says a lot. They also felt bad when Barbosa went down unlike several other teams whose fans would be cheering (or wishing for) an injury on the Celtics. While I hate to lose any game, this one wasn't too bad. They were competitive right to the end in spite of...