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I don't know about you guys, but I am quickly moving on from tonight's loss in Portland. In my opinion, it was a loss that was bound to happen. I could care less about it. Tomorrow night they will visit the Jazz in the final game of their road trip. Here are the five things they must do to win in Utah:
5. HAVE BRADLEY GET HOT:
Avery Bradley has slowly gotten more and more inconsistent in the last few weeks. In Portland, Bradley shot just 4/9 from the field. This obviously needs a lot of improvement.
4. GIVE WILCOX SOME SHOTS:
In Phoenix, Chris Wilcox scored a season high 14 points. But tonight in Portland, he was reduced to just two shots. With those two shots, Wilcox scored just two points. Why do they want to ruin his confidence?
3. KEEP PIERCE HOT:
Paul Pierce continued his hot streak tonight with a team-high 23 points. Just a few weeks ago we all were counting him out, but he has proved is wrong. Let's hope he continues to play like this.
2. KEEP GARNETT HOT:
Against the Trail Blazers, Kevin Garnett had a very nice 20 points thanks to a huge fourth quarter. This guy never slows down and I don't see him doing that any time soon.
1. BETTER REBOUNDING:
Tonight, the Trail Blazers out-rebounded the Celtics 47-36. This was horrible to watch. This needs to improve more than anything else. This is becoming a recurring theme.
Tip-off for tomorrow's game will be at 9:00 pm ET. Live Game Updates will be available here.
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The Celtics return home with a less then stellar performance form their five game western road trip. They ended with a 2-5 record that shows the very real perilous position that they are in. The trade deadline saw no significant changes to a team that still finds itself overburdened and underwhelming with the names that are currently on the roster.
In order for the Celtics to...
The young guns, specifically Avery Bradley, kept the C’s in this one, and the vets finished it off. Despite weary legs and some lapses in defense, Boston gets a gutsy 110-107 win in OT in Utah. Paul Pierce took the game over late, hitting clutch shot after clutch shot in the 4th and the OT. Pierce was 3 of 3 in overtime, and 5 of 9 for 55% in the 4th & OT. His partner in...
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The Blazers had lost seven straight going into tonight’s game, but Wesley freakin’ Matthews made sure that’s where the streak would end. The C’s got big games out of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, but those two didn’t get a ton of help. They drop a very winnable game 92-86.
The Truth came to play. After early foul trouble, Pierce carried the Celtics and...
9:40: The Celtics put up a great effort in the first quarter. In a very tough place to win, they lead after one quarter 28-26. Avery Bradley has played great. Wilcox has played great. If they keep this up, they will definitely win.
Who would have thought playing a gigantic team like the Jazz would be just what the Celtics needed to end the last west coast road trip of the year semi-successfully winning two out five.
This was the perfect anti-matchup game with the Jazz (31-26) having all the bigs in the world, but missing their starting point guard in Mo Williams and the Celtics having all the guards in the...
Celtics 110, Jazz 107 (OT)
Five games in seven nights. A marathon of basketball and travel that would even leave young players exhausted. The Celtics (30-27) key players, however, are not young, and were certainly not happy when the final game of their west coast road trip went into overtime on Monday night. But these are professionals, and even though he was too exhausted to celebrate...
Highlights from the Boston Celtics' 110-107 overtime victory over the Utah Jazz above, box score below. Paul Pierce was the leading scorer for the Celtics with 26 points.
Boston Celtics 110, Utah Jazz 107 - FINAL - Overtime - February 25, 2013
Boston Celtics (30-27)
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Before I went to check the Jazz forums, I predicted that the bulk of the talk would be on three things: Horrible officiating at times and the fact that Celtics fans' cheers were quite audible, garnished with some OT hate on Paul Pierce. What I've seen though was a fan base that hated their coach and mocked their players for pages in a way that's quite funny. Almost zero...
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Blazers 92, Celtics 86
After blowing away the competition in Phoenix on Friday night, the Celtics (29-27) came crashing back to earth with a tough loss against the Blazers (26-30). Kevin Garnett returned after taking a game off to rest, and Paul Pierce played extremely well (23 points, seven rebounds, and eight assists), but the new-look C’s were unable to close it out against...