Found November 10, 2013 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Doc Rivers loaded up a to-go box with food, grasped his rolling suitcase and strolled out of the visiting locker room. Earlier, the seventh game of this new journey with the Clippers had ended with Rivers' new team poking its head above .500.
As the Clippers were pulling away from the Rockets in the second half on Saturday night, Rivers' old team was pulling off some magic of its own. Jeff Green had caught a crosscourt pass in the corner and drilled a winning 3-pointer as Brad Stevens' Celtics beat the Heat by one point in Miami -- with a crafty inbounds play that looked an awful lot like the ones Rivers used to draw up there.
"I saw that; that was great," Rivers said on his way out of the Toyota Center, a 107-94 victory over the Rockets behind him and a long journey ahead. "Brad's going to be good."
So will Rivers. So, too, will the Clippers.
"At the end of the year," Rivers said, "I hope we're going to be a hell of a baske...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
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.
It’s impossible to overstate the positive impact that moving Bradley off the ball has created. Over Boston’s first four games (all losses), the team owned an offensive rating of a measly 86.7 when Bradley was...
Jordan Crawford, Jeff Green, and a lone Celtics fan celebrate Green's game winning three pointer in Miami
Five days ago the Celtics were 0-4. They were last in ESPN's power rankings, and the early front runners in the "Wiggins Watch." Now they are 3-4, just one game back of the Atlantic Division lead and the #2 spot in the Eastern Conference. What if Kelly...
Former Boston Celtics' captain Paul Pierce took another step to distance himself from the place he called home for 15 years.
From the Boston Globe:
Just a few weeks after Kevin Garnett put his house in Concord on the market, another former Boston Celtic is selling his place. Longtime C’s captain and current Brooklyn Nets forward (and Garnett teammate still) Paul Pierce is...
As the Boston Celtics continue the beginning of their long, difficult journey of rebuilding, they face one of their most daunting tests of the young 2013-14 season: the NBA champion Miami Heat. With only two wins under their belts--a 97-87 victory over an inexperienced, winless and downright sloppy Utah Jazz squad on Wednesday, and a victory over the young Orlando Magic Friday...
Jeff Green is a small forward for the Boston Celtics and, with Rondo out, the best player on the squad. Jeff Green is a warrior to say the least, he missed a whole season two years ago due to heart surgery and came back last season stronger than ever. With Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Rajon ...The post Is Jeff Green Clutch? appeared first on The League News.
While speaking with the Boston Herald recently, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge revealed that Rondo, recovering from a torn ACL, has been scrimmaging one-on-one before road games and even played 3-on-3 three weeks ago despite not being cleared for full contact or scrimmaging yet.
“He played 3-on-3 three weeks ago when he wasn’t supposed to,” said Ainge. “But I asked ...
End first: After one quarter in Boston, the Celtics lead the Magic, 31-25. For the majority of tonight's first twelve minutes, Orlando hung around, leading by as many as 4 with a few minutes left. But, thanks to quarter-ending 16-6 run, the Celts were able to take the lead before the buzzer sounded. Currently leading the C's with 8 points is Jordan Crawford, who really has...
I’m not going to lie. I’m tired of hearing about Andrew Wiggins.
He may well be a transcendent talent. He could be worth the suffering of a twenty-something win season. He might be the single piece of the puzzle that could flip the Celtics from “rebuild” to “contender” in a matter of a year or two.
But what is tiresome, at least to me, is the invocation of Wiggins’...
With Jordan Crawford at the helm, the Celtics offense prevailed over the Orlando Magic with a total of seven different players finishing in double figures.
This was a fun game to watch. The Celtics scrapped and ground it out the entire game. I love teams that play defense and somehow, that has become the identity of this team. It's funny that with KG and Pierce gone, many fans simply don't hate the Celtics any more. I love reading complaints about how many Celtics fans are there on the road, even in a rebuilding year...
It's amazing how winning a couple games can change one's outlook.
A week ago, the Celtics were playing their way into front-runner status in the "Riggin for Wiggins" sweepstakes.
Today, they head to Miami with a two-game winning streak and maybe just as important, confidence that if they can keep the game close they can (gasp!) win.
A victory in South Beach is...
It would be hard to call Magic fans dejected. If anything, most of them were kind of pleased with losing to the Celtics because of ,you know, the tanking thing. That didn't stop them from blasting their own team (mainly Jameer Nelson) and hating Boston.
Hope we lose again to Bos.
Jameer in super saiyan tank mode tonight.
Crawford looks like one of them people...
Exceeding expectations are one thing, but this was ridiculous.
Down by two points with :00.6 left, Jeff Green gathered in an inbound pass from Gerald Wallace and proceeded to sink a three-pointer from the corner as the buzzer sounded. The result was a 111-110 victory for the Celtics over the world champion Heat in Miami
“Gerald made a great pass. Kelly [Olynyk] made a great screen...
By @mshirtad May P.
It’s been 7 games into the season so far and after a slow 0-4 start, the Celtics have won 3 in a row, including yesterday’s nail-biting win over the defending champs, the Miami Heat. Although it’s still too early in the season to make a call on where the Celtics will finish, here are some early observations.
1. Avery Bradley is not a point guard
End first: After one quarter in Miami, the Celtics trail the Heat, 31-25. Well, so far the Celts are hanging in there. They're doing exactly what they need to do. They're not winning, but they're competing. They're giving their fans something to watch.
[Discuss on CG Forums!]