Found May 09, 2012 on Celtics Life:
With just over ten seconds on the clock and the Boston Celtics trailing by one; Atlanta Hawks forward, Josh Smith searched the court for a teammate to inbound the ball to... 1. The Celtics have no time outs left with ten seconds on the clock. If Doc Rivers is playing for the steal, he should have his best catch-and-shoot player, scratch that, the league's best catch-and-shoot player on the court. I see him, however his feet are on dark wood, not the bright parquet of Phillips Arena. Ray Allen is standing on the sidelines to start this play. 2. I understand the need to go with defense on the play, enter Avery Bradley. However, with no time outs there is no way Allen is getting into the game should your defensive mindset work and you get a steal. On top of this, Bradley had not played since the 5:38 mark of the third quarter and was ice cold. 3. Examine the matchups on this defensive stand. They are doubling Joe Johnson with the inbounder's man no matter what; Rajon Ro...

Why no Greg Stiemsma, Doc?

We spent the last two or three months of the regular season learning how Greg Stiemsma can impact a game, how he blocks a lot of shots and normally plays proper positional defense, how his rebounding and defensive low-post position have improved quite a bit since the Celtics’ season-opener on Christmas Day, how he occasionally hits jumpers because he weirdly possesses a nice...

All Celtics expected to play in Game 5

It’s always good when the full stable of horses is healthy, but in this case it’s especially heart-warming to know that:A) Paul Pierce’s “I tripped and wiped out while dribbling during shootaround” does not have to enter the pantheon of weird injuries next to Derrick Rose’s “I rolled over while eating an apple and landed on a knife.”B) Ray Allen’s ankle continues...

CLNS – Boston Celtics Post Game Show: NOW LIVE, Call in TOLL FREE 855-CLNS-NOW

Call in TOLL FREE: 855-CLNS-NOW | Listen Live | Join the Chat Listen from your mobile device: 347-215-7771   The Boston Celtics are traveling to Atlanta tonight for game 5. The Celtics have an opportunity to close out the series tonight and get some rest before round 2. No rest for the CLNS Radio Post [...]

Hawks choke late, Celtics move on behind throwback Garnett

The 2012 series between the Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks,which may go down as one of the ugliest series in NBA history, came to a close tonight as the Boston Celtics defeated the Hawks in a squeeker. The Celtics will now move on to face the Philadelphia 76ers starting this Monday, but before we look forward lets take a look back at Game 6. The real headscratcher of the game...

Pierce has a sprained MCL, will play tonight

Twitter / @SherrodbCSN: #CelticsTalk: #Celtics Pau ... via kwout This is the first specific detail we've heard about Pierce's injury.  The MCL is pretty important to your lateral movement, and there were plenty of times after Pierce tweaked it again in Game 5 that it was obvious Pierce wasn't moving from side...

Hawks push series to six with 87-86 victory over Celtics

This game was very strange.  A pure dog fight until the very end.  The Hawks were up big while giving up the lead entirely in the last two minutes of the 3rd, setting up one physical fourth quarter.  Atlanta was able to secure the victory after basically trying  to throw the game away literally. Well don't take my word for it, watch below. Many angles...

Enemy Chatter: KG can get anything he wants

I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from Atlanta. Kevin Garnett scares me. Garnett's intensity, as scary and as disturbing as it is, isn't the scariest part. It's that it seems like he can get anything he wants against the Hawks...

Rajon Rondo apparently obtained a director's credit from TNT

Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics being a bit of a jackrabbit with TNT camera people. Every time you check twitter or facebook, think -- gotta check Bob's Blitz. ** Follow us on Twitter.... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Plenty of Roadblocks Remain for Celtics on March to Potential Championship

The Celtics are on the brink of eliminating the Atlanta Hawks from the playoffs so, unsurprisingly, C's fans are pretty optimistic about the team's chances. With three tries at closing out Atlanta before turning their attention to the Chicago-Philadelphia winner, Doc Rivers and the Celtics will have their work cut out for them against a team with its back against the wall...

Hawks hold off Celtics, force Game 6

Al Horford scored 19 points in his first start since January, and the Atlanta Hawks held on for an 87-86 victory over the Boston Celtics in a thrilling Game 5 of the Eastern Conference playoffs Tuesday night. The Celtics lead the series 3-2 heading back to Boston for Game 6 on Thursday. If the Hawks can steal one on the road, the deciding game would be Saturday in Atlanta. Boston...

Celtics Try To Close Out Atlanta Hawks In Game Five

BOSTON CELTICS PLAYOFF GAME FIVE PREVIEW VERSUS  ATLANTA HAWKS   No. 5 Atlanta Hawks (41-29)     vs.  No. 4 Boston Celtics (42-28)   Eastern Conference – First Round, Best-of-7 series (Boston leads 3-1) Game 5: Tuesday, 8:00 p.m. EST, Game is on TNT The Boston Celtics who have a commanding (3-1) series lead will try [...]

Joe Johnson Wants More Touches in Game 5

It is clear that the Atlanta Hawks are going to need a drastic change in order to pull out a playoff series victory against the Boston Celtics this year. One day after an embarrassing 101-79 loss in game four to the Celts, Atlanta Hawk star guard Joe Johnson thinks he had the solution to the Hawks troubles this series; they need to get him the ball. Johnson expressed his frustration...

Fiddlin' & Diddlin' - Daily Links 5/8

Herald  True grit vs. true quit Ray Allen impresses after time off No surprise, Paul Pierce wants to play Avery Bradley shoulders the postseason pain Heat seeking focus Sixers out to finish off Bulls Swelling down, but Joakim Noah remains out for Game 5 Lakers looking for big finish Game 5 will be a business trip for Celtics Globe  Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player Flea...

Boston vs. Atlanta Game 6 - 4th Quarter Live Blog

Here’s why a Fourth Quarter live blog of Celtics-Hawks Game 6 is a stupendous idea.  I’m a big Celtics fan.  Cut me, and green pours out (along with gin, at least tonight).  So things will go one of two ways:  The Celtics win, eliminate Atlanta, and I’ll write with such a “Homer-ish” vigor, you’ll get upset, and send me angry tweets (@PBTBENKEZ...
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