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Minnesota's past and future
The Boston Celtics come into this game 9-8 and looking for answers. After blowing a huge lead against the Milwaukee Bucks, let's hope we can rebound.
They play the Minnesota Timbervolves today in the "Kevin Garnett/Greg Stiemsma Bowl". If i recall, since we have had Kevin Garnett, we have not lost at home to these Wolves.
Here are a few things I am looking for in tonight's game.
1. REBOUNDING. I said it in caps because that's how important it is. Kevin Love averages a whopping 14.6 rebounds a game while Andrei Kirilenko and Nikola Pekovic average 7.5 a piece. As a team they average 45 rebounds a game. We will have to have every player come in and rebound the basketball. With Rondo back, he will need to get aggressive and pull down the rebounds against their bigs.
2. Defense. Hello, Boston Celtics defense? Are you there? When will our top 3 defense come back? The Timberwolves have been shooting really well lately. With Kevin...
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BOSTON — Kevin Garnett said he was not doing anything differently, that his attention was still on his defense first and foremost while he took his offense as it came within the flow of the game. Anybody who has watched Garnett play over the years, though, can see how unnatural it looked and how uncomfortable he must have felt taking so many shots, so early in the game, because...
Via ESPN Boston:“I can guarantee that the people in Minnesota, they miss what he does in the locker room,” Rivers said. “They miss what he does on the floor in practice everyday, his work ethic. He has this ability to give himself to a team. It’s rare that you see a superstar do that, and he does that. I mean, he gives himself completely to his team, and just tells them to...
8 a.m. ET: Absence makes the heart grow fonder and familiarity breeds contempt, so by the end of the weekend the Celtics and Sixers should be good and sick of each other.
The Celtics travel to Philadelphia on Friday for the opener of a two-game, home-and-home set with the rival Sixers. Although back-to-backs are not unusual in the NBA – this will be the sixth one of the season...
Here are the full highlights of Kevin Garnett's 18 point night versus the Timberwolves yesterday. KG finished with 10 rebounds and 4 assists to go along with his 18 points.
Kevin Love had the following to say about KG after the game:
"[KG] does whatever he needs to do in order for his team to win & that sums up Kevin Garnett to me.
He’s intense. He’s KG. He’s...
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Kevin Garnett scored 18 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and remained unbeaten against his former team as the Boston Celtics beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-94 on Wednesday night in Rajon Rondo's return from a two-game suspension.
The Celtics improved to 10-0 since they acquired Garnett from the Timberwolves during the summer of 2007. They also won for the 11th straight time...
Kevin Garnett talks rebounding and the return of Rajon Rondo. More videos to come.
Chris (far right) with his cousin Jackie & friend Mark
About 2 years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting die-hard Celtics fan Chris H, aka “Hal Dogg” at TD Garden. This guy is just full of energy and Celtic Pride. He’s at the Garden for pretty much every home game with the attitude that the Celtics are going to win, no matter what.
Chris, a 23 year-old C’s fan from Blackstone...
The Celtics started aggressively, but faded down the stretch of the second quarter to lull us all into believing we were in for another frustrating dog fight.
But they took control of the game in the second half to push their lead up as high as 17 before settling for a 104-94 win. The starters, led by Kevin Garnett, demolished the Timberwolves… scoring 82 of the Celtics 104 points...
Kevin Garnett had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Rajon Rondo added 17 points and 11 assists to lead the Celtics over the Timberwolves. Kevin Love tried to will the Wolves back into the game with 19 points and 13 rebounds, but to no avail as all Celtics starters finished with double-digits in the points [...]
The Celtics entered this season intending to go small, and so far their plan has yielded mixed results. They remain just a little too old and slow to keep up with the fast-paced teams and a little too small to bang with the big bodies.
Well before Darko Milicic left the team to be with his sick mother and Jason Collins took on an increased role, the Celtics’ need for another big...
ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg reports from Celtics practice in Waltham today:
WALTHAM, Mass. — Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers gave members of the 35+ club — Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry — an extra day off and a respite from Monday’s practice, then tossed his clipboard to veteran assistant Armond Hill to run the skeleton session.
Leandro Barbosa also sat out...
The Celtics played their first game in five days as the Minnesota Timberwolves came to the TD Garden. This marked the first return of Greg Stiemsma coming back to Boston. While he wasn't the most important player last year, "Steamboat" quickly became a fan and team favorite due to his hard work and shot blocking ability. The night also marked the return of Rajon Rondo...
Tip: 7:30 PM Court: TD Garden Watch it: CSN Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Michael Smith, Courtney Kirkland, Tre Maddox
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At Home 5-4
On Road: 4-5
Streak: Lost 1
Streak: Won 2
Buckets: Pierce (19.2 ppg)
Buckets: Kevin Love (19.4 ppg)
Boards: Garnett ...
Herald Rajon Rondo earns an assist C’s pull together, dig in Greg Stiemsma playing a very familiar roleBrandon Bass snaps out of funkStern: Spurs rested too many players too earlyKevin Garnett and Celtics beat T-Wolves again, 104-94 Globe Final, Celtics 104, Timberwolves 94 Rondo's back, and it's good he never left Greg Stiemsma makes his return Avery Bradley says...