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After every game, we'll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player's overall value.
Rajon Rondo: Screw the green arrow, Rondo deserves a gold star for his performance. His 1st quarter was phenomenal: 10 points, 4 assists and 4 rebounds. The Heat knew they were in for a fight right from the start. He managed the game brilliantly; on the break and in half-court sets.
Paul Pierce: A team-high 23 points, including a couple of momentum building 3s. Putrid stretch in 2nd quarter where took a pass off the chest, had shot blocked, threw the ball away and traveled. Contributed on the boards (7) and defensively (2 steals, only 23 for Lebron).
Kevin Garnett: I don't care that he struggled offensively (5-12 FG). Check Chris Bosh's stat line: 4 points, 2-11 FG.
Avery Bradley: The Heat went after him and he responded with tough, hard-nosed defense. A big factor in Dwyane Wade missing 11 of 17 shots. His blocked shot...
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The Celtics are just beginning the "daunting" part of their schedule, or as I like to call it, the "fun" part.
Rajon Rondo started off April with a bang. His 18th career triple double was only fooling Miami yesterday as he notched 16 points, 11 rebounds, 14 assists with only 2 turnovers.
Rondo has just been on a tear since the All-star break, consistently...
Did you spend your Sunday afternoon watching the second half of ABC’s doubleheader? If so, then you maybe have seen me. Section one, row ten, seat eight, grey fitted hat with the sticker. I was next to that guy with enough fake jewelry to open his own kiosk, and two seats behind Rajon Rondo’s wife, who spent most of the game lint rolling. I accidentally left the camera...
While many may call me crazy for posting such an article, fresh off an electrifying triple double against the Miami Heat, I offer that the performance from Celtics star point guard Rajon Rondo only further solidifies the argument I am about to make. Rajon Rondo is not a good teammate. So before you “X” out [...]
Don't look now, but the Boston Celtics have been creeping up the standings in the Eastern Conference. Last night, the C's quite arguably had their most impressive win on the season with a 91-72 blowout victory over the Miami Heat. Boston was in control from the start thanks to a brilliant first quarter from Rajon Rondo. After leading by 5 at the half, the Celtics...
Rajon Rondo has been nothing short of spectacular since the All-Star Break
The Boston Celtics were just about dead a month ago, there is zero doubt about that. They were headed towards a playoff’s where they would get dominated by the Miami Heat or the Chicago Bulls. Every member of the Boston Celtics, including their best two players Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce, were on the trade...
Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce exchanging pics on twitter in preparation for the NCAA Championship game between Kansas and Kentucky. How much money do you think they bet each other on this?
BOSTON –- Paul Pierce decorated his locker with three University of Kansas hats and a T-shirt Sunday, showing off his school pride in advance of the Jayhawks' showdown with Kentucky in the NCAA men's basketball championship on Monday night. After the game, Pierce confidently predicted his alma mater would win. "He has to say that," said teammate Rajon Rondo, a...
Rajon Rondo is having a terrific season for the Celtics, and he's continuing to get better as the season progresses. The same can be said of the Celtics as a whole, as Doc Rivers' group has now won five in a row after dismantling the Miami Heat on national television on Sunday night. Rondo has recorded 13 straight double-digit assist games, putting to rest any doubt that...
Two years ago the Celtics played .500 ball the 2nd half of the season, yet still made it to the NBA Finals. Last year the C's played sub .500 ball the 2nd half of the season and were knocked out of the playoffs in the 2nd round. This year the Celtics seemed destined to regress even further unless they made some roster changes. The two key additions were supposed to be a full...
It wasn’t too long ago that it looked like the Boston Celtics were going to be blown up. Rajon Rondo was shopped for the better part of the season. Ray Allen was available for the right combination of picks and young players. There were even rumors that Paul Pierce was available, again, for the right price. I don’t think anyone would have been really surprised if Danny Ainge...
Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Rajon Rondo loves the spotlight
Rajon Rondo dropped 16 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds on the Miami Heat in an utterly dominant performance, which surprises few in the Boston Celtics community. They know that when the spotlight is on Rondo in a nationally televised game...
If my calculations are correct, Pierce averaged 25.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals this week, while being overlooked by fans in favor of heaping praise on Kevin Garnett and/or Rajon Rondo approximately 15,398,387 times. (Note: Don’t take that as an insult to KG or Rondo. Both deserve all the praise they’ve gotten, just like Pierce deserves a lot more praise...
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San Antonio Spurs (37-14) at Boston Celtics (30-22)
Wednesday, April 4
7:30 PM ET
Regular Season Game #53, Home Game #28
TV: CSN-NE, FSSW-SA, NBA-LP 754/755
Radio: WOAI, WEEI
Referees: Bill Spooner, Eli Roe, Leon Wood
As with several of the Western conference teams, the Celtics will only face the Spurs this one time. Both teams are on win...
Over the course of his career Jason Kidd has been a stat machine. His 107 triple-doubles ranks him third all-time behind Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson which puts him in some pretty lofty company to say the least.But with Jason Kidd now at the very tail end of his career, Boston Celtics’ point guard Rajon Rondo may be starting to cement himself as the league’s new triple-double...