Found February 15, 2013 on
BOSTON — Paul Pierce stood ramrod straight in the home locker room at TD Garden, doing his best not to look completely exhausted, even though the signs revealed the truth.
Pierce had just finished shooting 2-for-12 from the field on Wednesday while looking bogged down at both ends of the floor. Kevin Garnett was in a side room getting treatment after turning down Celtics coach Doc Rivers‘ offer to let the 36-year-old big man sit this one out. Jared Sullinger was in the building, but he and his surgically repaired back departed swiftly after the Celtics gutted out a 71-69 win over the Bulls without him. Evidence of fatigue was everywhere as the Celtics prepared to part ways temporarily for the All-Star break.
“It’s coming at the right time,” Pierce said of the break. “Some of the things that have gone on over the last few weeks for us have been tough — mentally, physically — so I think this is the perfect time for a break.”
The Celtics survived another wrestling match with the Bulls,...
BEST OF MAXIM
Possibly lost in all of the KG "retirement" hoopla last night, was the news that Celtics captain Paul Pierce has been playing through a pinched nerve in his neck for the past two months. The news was originally reported by C's President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge during a 2nd quarter sit down with Mike & Tommy, a weird move considering Pierce himself hadn...
Paul Pierce is just awesome at life. Not only is the guy one of the greatest Celtics of all time, but now he is also helping out his fellow Celtic fans in the love department. "Pierce tweeted his gift suggestion, a “Celeb Call” from none other than himself."
Valentines Day is an awkward holiday. Guys feel a lot of pressure to go all out because those are the expectations...
Alright, let’s round up the craziness that happened on Twitter last night. First, the inimitable Adrian Wojnarowski. Y! Sources (w/ @SpearsNBAYahoo): Celtics, Clippers discussing deal centered on Kevin Garnett for Bledsoe, Jordan. http://t.co/GhuSilfvabout 5 hours ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@WojYahooNBAAdrian WojnarowskiChris Broussard was unconvinced. Vinny Del Negro wants...
Paul Pierce Leads Celtics to Victory
Wednesday night the Celtics were able to seal the deal against the Chicago Bulls to wrap up the first part of the season before the All-Star break. The Celtics beat the Bulls by a score of 71-69 to make it eight victories in their last nine contests.
It was not the prettiest win but the Celtics were able to hold on for the victory. It was clear...
Paul Pierce plans to rest during the All-Star break.
STAYING IN BEANTOWN
Kevin Garnett has been mentioned in trade conversations, but the veteran All-Star forward says he will not waive his no-trade clause.
Tonight, the Celtics will hope to enter All-Star Weekend on a high note when they host the Bulls. The Bulls currently sit at 30-21 and fourth place in the eastern conference. The Celtics currently sit at 27-24 and seventh in the conference. The Celtics are coming off possibly their worst loss of the season with a 94-91 loss Monday night to the Bobcats. This mixed with the season...
Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett signed a three-year, $36 million contract extension this offseason. But following the Celtics win over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night, Garnett hinted that
Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett clarified comments he made suggesting this week would be his last All-Star Game.
In an interview with ESPN Radio on Friday in Houston, Garnett said he was not hinting at retirement, just saying he didn't think he would make it to another All-Star Game with all the young talent in the league.
As of late, the injury gods have not been kind to the Celtics. First Rajon Rondo is gone for the season with a torn ACL along with Jared Sullinger who has a bad back and needs surgery. Now, less than a month later it’s Leandro Barbosa, also with a torn ACL, and Paul Pierce with a pinched nerve.
Luckily, these injuries have not seemed to heavily impact the success of the team so...
Here’s a short profile of my man Ricas from Canton, Mississippi. After the all-star break, we’ll have another edition of “Celebrity Fan Friday“..
Ricas grew up in the 1980′s, so he is a big fan of the Bird, McHale & Parish era:
I’ve been a Celtics fan since I was 11 years old. Growing-up, I remember watching Larry Bird and Magic battle for supremacy in the 80′s...
This baby loves the slop, eats it up. Eats the slop, born to slop…
How the hell do you capture the true essence of tonight’s victory? The Celtics stunk less?
Screw that, I’m going to channel my inner grit-and-balls and put a positive spin on this mess. The Celtics scratched and clawed their way back from miserable 2nd and 3rd quarters to beat Chicago, 71-69. A 7 point 4th quarter...
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Kevin Garnett said last night that his 14th All-Star Game appearance on Sunday in Houston will also be his last, though the Celtics forward stopped short of saying he was retiring at the end of the season.
KG is having fun at "his last" All Star Weekend. He's always an experience whenever you hear him interviewed. This weekend is no different. He gave Craig Sager a hard time about players being on player time during All Star weekend. And it's reported that he's having fun joking with the younger guys there. I'm happy to see that he's making the most...
Defense ruled the day, but it was Boston's offense that sealed the game down the stretch.In last night’s nail-biter against Chicago, points were predictably at a premium between two very talented, very defense-oriented teams. So when the Celtics were able to produce field goals on three consecutive possessions late in the fourth quarter, giving themselves a lead they would...