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Well, here we are, Game 4. The game that could be this team's last of the year. The game that could be KG's last game as a Celtic. If it is, they should make it a good one. Without further ado, here are tonight's five things:
5. MORE SHOTS FOR BASS:
In the Game Three loss, Brandon Bass shot just 1/5 from the field. I'm shocked that this team only gave him 5 attempts. With the way he's been playing recently, he deserves a lot more.
4. MORE SHOTS FOR BRADLEY:
Avery Bradley wasn't treated much differently. In that game, the little guy only got four field goal attempts. He also needs more. If they want to win four in a row, he'll need to play like Rondo.
3. TAKE BETTER CARE OF THE BALL:
In Game Three, the Celtics turned the ball over seventeen times while the Knicks turned the ball over only eleven times. Either they need to take better care of the ball or New York's ball handlers need to collapse.
2. KEEP GREEN HOT:
Jeff Green has been one of the few bright spots for the Celtics in this series. On Friday, Green led the team with twenty-one points on eight-of-seventeen shooting. He just needs to keep this up.
1. FIX KG:
In Game Three, Kevin Garnett scored just twelve points on five-of-thirteen shooting. He's had a great career in Boston, it'd be a shame if it ended badly. He needs to at least play well in what could be his last game.
Tip-off for this one will be at 1:00 pm ET. You can see it on ABC.
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It's funny how these things work. You have a subpar regular season, but then step up your game when it counts the most and the previous 6 months are forgotten. Doc Rivers for one has appreciated playoff Bass.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers called forward Brandon Bass "the star of the game" for his defense on Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony. Bass limited Anthony to 10-of-35...
Behind a huge OT from Jason Terry, some Truth heroics and Brandon Bass’ tough defense on ‘Melo, Celts avoid the sweep today. After watching a double-digit lead vanish (what is else is new), the C’s fought through some awful officiating, terrible offense of their own and beat the Knicks 97-90 in OT. Without JR Smith, the Knicks struggled to find much of an offense, until late...
After dropping games 1 and 2 in New York, the Celtics will return to the TD Garden tonight to continue their series with the Knicks. If the C's are gonna win this one, they're gonna have to score 90+ points. Because right now, they're struggling mightily. Now is time to turn it around. Here are tonight's five things:
5. FIX GREEN:
In Game Two, Jeff Green scored...
Today, the Celtics beat the Knicks in overtime, 97-90. They aren't done yet. They might be done in a few days, but not now. Now they can enjoy this for a few hours. They won a playoff game.
Tonight's USOTN goes to poor performance of Avery Bradley. Bradley, despite playing 39 minutes, scored just 3 points on 1/7 shooting. He needs to do better than this. It didn't hurt...
The Celtics are now behind 0-3 in their first round playoffs series against the New York Knicks after Friday night's 90-76 loss. Jeff Green was Boston's leading scorer with 21 points. The Celtics host game 4 on Sunday. Hopefully we will see a better effort as they try to avoid elimination.
New York Knicks 90, Boston Celtics 76 - FINAL - April 26, 2013
BOSTON — Jeff Green has a lot of experience putting on a brave face. A person does not go into heart surgery at 25 years old without practicing the best way to look confident when, in a few moments, his heart will literally be beating outside of his chest.
With another loss to the Knicks less than an hour old, Green sat at the raised podium in the bowels of TD Garden on Friday...
Sometimes, the only way that an NBA head coach can get through to a player is to show a sign of force.
In the third quarter of the Boston Celtics game four victory over the New York Knicks, Celtics head coach Doc Rivers decided to deliver a rather hard spanking to the backside of Celtics forward Jeff Green:
Jeff Green gets spanked by Doc Rivers [SB Nation]
Raymond Felton is killing the Celtics.
Four games into Boston's series with the Knicks, Felton has eaten the C's up to the tune of 17.8 points, 5.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game while shooting 48% from the field and 35% from deep.
While he may not be as dangerous as Carmelo Anthony or J.R. Smith, he's been a thorn in the Celtics side throughout the series, especially...
After one quarter in Boston, the Celtics are ahead 22-17. They just look really good right now. Everybody's contributing. If they keep playing this, then they'll be back in New York in no time. Jeff Green has 6 points.
at New York Knicks (3-0) at Boston Celtics (0-3) Sunday, April 28, 20131:00 PM ETPlayoff Game #4, Home Game #2 TV: ABC, CHCHTD GardenThe Celtics are at the win or go home point of this series. Their backs
are against the wall and they will need to reach down and give it all
they've got to keep their playoff hopes alive. The players all still
NBA center Jason Collins announced Monday in a story for Sports Illustrated that he’s gay, becoming the first active player in a major American team sport to announce that he is gay.
There sure was a lot of complaining about the refs in this game while at the same time they are talking about all the Celtics in foul trouble and their guys not in foul trouble. That's downright funny. Also, it never ceases to amaze me how they trash their own players when they miss a couple of shots or have a tough stretch and then when they hit a couple of shots they...
The Celtics won 13 more games at home than on the road this season. They had the fewest road wins (14) of all the playoff teams. Aside from home cooking, no air travel, and greatest fan base in the history of professional sports, why the large discrepancy in wins?
NBA.com’s John Schumann breaks down some numbers:
Translation – there’s a sharp increase in their defensive...
Boston Globe NBA player Jason Collins breaks barrier by disclosing he is gay - Bob Hohler reports on the former Celtic's groundbreaking announcement. Celtics-Knicks Game 5 set for 7 p.m. - It'll be the earliest of three games Wednesday night. Boston Herald Locals throw support Collins' way - Steve Bulpett shares the thoughts of Doc Rivers and Danny Ainge. Defensive responsibilities...
If you told any Celtic fan before the season that Boston would be down 0-3 in the 1st round of the playoffs, they would laugh at the thought. If you told any Celtic fan that they would be down 0-3 against Atlantic division rival Knicks, they would probably laugh even harder. Now it's the reality that nobody expected. The Celtics face the daunting task of attempting to win 4 straight...