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Tonight, the Celtics will play their first game of a four-game home stand when they host the Pistons. They need this game. It they start losing at home, then it's all over. They'll still be pretty much guaranteed a playoff spot, but a chance at a title would be better. Here are tonight's five things;
5. KEEP CRAWFORD HOT:
Recently, Jordan Crawford has played very well. In Minnesota, Crawford scored 11 points on 5/11 shooting. With all the bad stuff that's happening to them, they need him to play well.
4. HOPE LEE'S HEALTHY:
Courtney Lee has not played a legitimate game in weeks. Against the Wolves, he was able to last a somewhat decent seven minutes. They need him back and healthy very soon.
3. KEEP WILLIAMS HOT:
Terrence Williams hasn't been a big scorer since joining Boston, but that changed on Monday. Williams scored 14 points on 6/10 shooting, good for second on the team. It'd be nice to have him continue to improve.
2. DO NOT LOSE YOUR HOME MOMENTUM:
We all know that the Pistons aren't a great team, but that doesn't make this one easy. If they lose this game, their season will be over. This game is a must-win. THEY CAN'T LOSE.
This one's pretty much the same as number two. They need to win. If it's by one, I'm fine. Right now, I only see two things: winning and losing. No close wins or blowout losses.
Tip-off for this one will be at 7:30 pm ET. You can see it on CSN-NE and FS-Detroit.
BEST OF MAXIM
It's getting close to panic time without KG.
Yesterday we heard from Doc Rivers that Kevin Garnett was "feeling a lot better" and that he was "fine." Most importantly, Doc said "If we were in the playoffs tonight, Kevin would absolutely be playing." Well, last night wasn't the playoffs, and the KG/Pierce-less Celtics dropped another game...
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A team source said that forward Kevin Garnett, who missed his seventh consecutive game with inflammation in his left ankle, is expected to return to action Friday against the Cavaliers.
“Yeah, I guess. I don’t...
Celtics got past the Pistons last night at the Garden 98-93. Jeff Green was once again fantastic, notching 34 points and hitting key buckets down the stretch. Boston is off until tomorrow when they face the Cavs at TD Garden. Tip-off is set for 7:30pm EST.
Check out some pics/GIFs from last night’s game via HoopChina. I also included bonus video of Green’s 34 point performance..
The fellas talk about Jeff Green’s winning lay up, life without KG & Paul, and player slumps.
Dave and Stats played a game of “would you rather” with the subject being the Celtics potential first round opponents. Watch the show and play along in the comments.
One teeny, tiny silver lining for Celtic fans as they watch their team limp to the finish line of the 2012-13 regular season: Boston is aiding its draft status without sacrificing its playoff seeding (at least for the moment while keeping eighth-seeded Milwaukee at arm’s length).
ESPN Boston: One upside to losing
As is the case whenever things look bleak, many are resorting...
More postgame interviews as they become available. On a side note, congrats to Paul Pierce and his wife on their newborn son Prince Pierce.
Video courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
Tonight's win over the Pistons wasn't pretty, easy, or enjoyable. But it was a win. Right now, this Celtics team could use a lot of those. They are slipping in the conference standings, so every game is pretty much becoming a must win. The bottom line: this win was big.
Tonight's USOTN goes to the one-sided offensive rebounding. The Celtics have been a horrible rebounding...
Highlights from the Celtics playoff clinching win last night. Celtics box score below.
8 a.m. ET: Things have not gone the Celtics’ way lately, either on the court or off.
The Celtics return to TD Garden on Wednesday hoping not only to get back in the win column but also to welcome back Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, who were out of commission on Monday. Pierce was back home to deal with a personal matter and the Celtics hope it is just a one-game absence. Garnett...
Jeff Green scored 34 points, including a 3-pointer with 45 seconds left to snap Boston's two-minute scoring drought, and the Celtics clinched a playoff berth by beating the Detroit Pistons 98-93 on Wednesday night.
Paul Pierce and Brandon Bass scored 17 apiece for the Celtics, who had lost two in a row and seven of their previous nine. But the victory, coupled with Philadelphia...
Bryan Hearne played Andre Rey Peetes in Hardball
I say the kid rocks the headband better. And unfortunately for Boston, unlike Peetes, I don’t think the Celtics (especially without Rondo) will make it to the “Ship” this year…
Click here to view the video on YouTube.
Another award-winning performance by Keanu Reeves in this scene.
Nikola Pekovic bruised and battered the overmatched Boston front line for 29 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-100 victory over the Celtics on Monday night.
Andrei Kirilenko had 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and Dante Cunningham scored 19 points off the bench for the Wolves, who delivered coach Rick Adelman his 998th career victory.
Avery Bradley scored...
Minnesota Timberwolves 110, Boston Celtics 100 The Celtics headed to Minnesota for a match against the Timberwolves following a blowout loss last night against the New York Knicks. Paul Pierce was not available for the team, as announced yesterday, the captain sat out for personal reasons. To start the game, Avery Bradley and Courtney Lee had a difficult time guarding Ricky Rubio...