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94% of playoff series are won by the team that leads 2-0. Those are some daunting odds facing the Celtics following tonight’s 87-71 loss to the Knicks.
The Celtics scored 23 points in the 2nd half. That’s a franchise playoff low. They shot 19%. They went the final 9 minutes of the game without a field goal.
You can’t blame the turnovers (11) tonight. It was simply wretched offensive execution and awful shooting.
Jason Terry is capable of making baskets. He had three treys in the first half. He didn’t score in the 2nd half, but we shouldn’t expect miracles.
The C’s outscored NY 28-16 in the 2nd quarter.
Paul Pierce managed 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists, but looked horrible doing so. He looked… old, especially on drives to the rim.
Kevin Garnett (12 points, 11 rebounds, 5 fouls in 23 minutes) may be injured. CSNNE had a couple of replays that showed Garnett grabbing his right oblique/abdominal area.
Jeff Green (1o points, 3-11 FG) did a great Invisib...
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Last night during Game 2, Kevin Garnett suffered a hip-injury related to a hip pointer Rotoworld reported. Makes sense why Kevin was looking fatigued, and frustrated the whole game. With all the bogus fouls and missed shots, KG needs to have a better game 3 for us to have any chance. At least he is able to practice on Thursday and hopefully will be ready for Friday's game, thank...
8 a.m. ET: After pulling off the seemingly impossible by scoring just eight points in the fourth quarter of a loss in Game 1, the Celtics look to do something much less jaw-dropping in Game 2 by winning the game.
Jeff Green, who scored 26 points, and Carmelo Anthony, who dropped a game-high 36 points, were the clear stars of Game 1. But Celtics coach Doc Rivers was immensely impressed...
Kevin Garnett walked over to the Boston bench, nursing a sore hip and Celtics coach Doc Rivers asked repeatedly if his big man needed a break.
It was going to take more than that to knock Garnett out of the playoffs.
''He's good. He's good to go,'' Rivers said Wednesday during a conference call with reporters. ''He'll practice tomorrow, and he...
Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Celtics’ lack of talent catching up with them Just last season, the Oklahoma City Thunder went down 0-2 before rallying to beat the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals. That is unusual. So unusual in fact, that only 14 other teams in the history of the league have accomplished the feat. In the NBA, teams that lose the first...
Doc Rivers says Kevin Garnett suffered a hip pointer in Game 2 against the Knicks. See the video evidence above.
The injury will not prevent KG from practicing or playing in Game 3. Shocking.
As for why Jordan Crawford is playing significant minutes over Courtney Lee, Doc said:
“I think offensively he gives you a better shot at it.”
On the team’s effort:
At the end of the day...
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Things have been anything but simple for the Celtics, who have shot a combined 14-for-62 (22.6 percent) after halftime through two games. As a result of that horrid offense, the C’s have been outscored, 81-48...
Hustle. Heart. Focus.
This is what the Celtics need from each and every player for the rest of this series. They're down 2-0 and there is no more room for errors. Absolutely none.
I really thought that the Celtics would be able to "flip the switch" now that it's the playoffs, but it looks like the bad habits they developed over the course of the season have...
The Celtics have dropped the first two games in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs to an unrelenting Knicks team, and need to turn their play around if they plan to see the second round.
Injuries have plagued the Celtics season, forcing the team to overcome some adversity mid-season, and players like Jeff Green, Avery Bradley and Jason terry rose to the occasion...
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Game 1 leading scorers:
Boston: Jeff Green (26 pts, 8-15 fg, 3-5 3pt, 7-7 ft)
New York: Carmelo...
Knicks 87, Celtics 71
Once again the Celtics played outstanding in the first half against the Knicks, only to completely collapse down the stretch. They’ve lost the first two games of this series in demoralizing fashion, but don’t write their obituary quite yet.
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After the sloppy play featured in the second half of the series opener, Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics will look to redeem themselves in Game 2 this evening at MSG. Turnovers plagued the Celtics late in Game 1 but the atrocious efforts put forth by the bench are what ultimately did them in. While Carmelo Anthony led the way with 36 points, it was the New York Knicks bench that...
Unlike a lot of people, after last night's loss, I'm not ready to bury the Celtics just yet. They are down 0-2 but they are going home, where they play much better. If they can win their home games, it's tied 2-2 and then they just need to steal one game out of the 2 left in NY. I agree with Doc that the fouls on KG were horrendous and even the Knicks fans recognized...
After collapsing in game 1, the Celtics will continue their first round series with the Knicks tonight at MSG. They need to win this one. A loss tonight would be a huge punch in the stomach. They need to focus for 48 minutes, not just 36. Here are tonight's five things:
5. MORE SHOTS FOR BASS:
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