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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 man was clear. Kevin Garnett is still reliable, but the team is extremely focused on keeping the 36-year-old’s minutes contained. Any time the Celtics can keep Garnett to fewer than 30 minutes is a good night for coach Doc Rivers.
Help could be on the way. While it will be tough for the Celtics to add a huge name due to budget constraints, there are a few players on the market who might fit their needs. Whether realistic or just pipe dreams, these guys could give Boston an immediate boost down low.
Check out 10 big men who could be on Celtics’ wish list>>
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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...
Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry all had the day off from practice today. Leandro Barbosa was also not present due to illness.about 1 hour ago via TwitterrificReplyRetweetFavorite@celticsBoston CelticsThe Celtics don’t play until Wednesday’s tilt with Garnett’s alma mater, so applaud Doc for a good decision. No reason to make the elderly folks run unnecessarily, especially...
Over the first 14 games of the season, Jason Collins played a grand total of 8 minutes (all on Nov. 15 in Brooklyn). But he's now exceeded that amount in each of the past three games, and the numbers are trending upwards (11, 12, and 14 respectively). Meanwhile Chris Wilcox logged just 3 minutes of action on Saturday against the Bucks, the fewest he's played since the...
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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...
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.
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 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...
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...
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...
On this week's Bozos of Basketball podcast James Bucklin and Ben Kenna discuss the wild and wacky week it's been in the NBA. The Lakers losing to the Rockets (and pooping their big boy pants), the Heat losing to the Wizards, the New Orleans Pelicans (and storks), Erick Dampier vs. Jason Collins, the above photo and more. This BoB promises to be one of the best hours you&...