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It was about a month ago last year, Chris Wilcox received the news he would need heart surgery and miss the remainder of the 2011-12 season.
The Boston Celtics were headed to another postseason, but would have to do so without their reserve big man.
Another month came and went, and the Celtics defeated the Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers, advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals. There they battled the Miami Heat through seven games, losing the deciding contest in South Beach.
Chris Wilcox watched all of that, and it was an all too familiar sight.
Since entering the NBA in the 2002 draft, as the No. 8 overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers, Wilcox has played in just as many playoff games as you (probably) and I (definitely).
It is almost as if winning the 2002 NCAA championship with the University of Maryland came cursed with a postseason bug.
That is a mammoth suit
Wilcox was taken one spot in front of Amar'e Stoudemire, who has logged 60 playoff games. Just ...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Celtics uploaded this video today. You want this guy on your team come playoff time.
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Finally, we can say it's playoff time. This year's playoffs might be depressing, but we'll pull through it. If the C's can win one series this year, I'll be happy. They're underdogs and you know the refs won't help them out when the scoring champ plays at home. But you never know. The game hasn't been played yet. Here are the five things for today...
Thanks to huff99 for sending us his Celtics season mix. Anyone ready to take down the Knicks?
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The Boston Celtics kick off the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the New York Knicks Saturday at 3pm. What can we expect? The Big 3 era Celtics have always been a bit of a “box of chocolates” team when the playoffs roll around. In 2008 they entered the playoffs as a juggernaut; winning 66 regular season games and posting a per-game point differential of +10.3. When the playoffs...
Raptors 114, Celtics 90
In the wake of the terrorist attacks at the Boston Marathon on Monday, the Celtics had to find a way to compete in one final regular season game. With their playoff seeding pre-determined, and their players well-rested heading into the postseason, will they be able to harness the positive support surrounding the city in the aftermath...
9:18: At the half, the Raptors lead the Celtics, 59-49. They don't need to win this game, so I'm not upset about this deficit. But it'd still be better if they were ahead. Bradley and Pierce both have 11. Crawford has 7.
-Boston Celtics (41-39, 14-26 on the road) @ Toronto Raptors (33-48, 20-20 at home) Air Canada Centre, 8:00 pm on CSNNE/WEEI Officials: Ed Malloy, Tony Brown, Scott Twardowski Line: Toronto -5.5 (194) Get Tickets to Tonight’s Game at the Air Canada Centre The Celtics visit Toronto for the final regular season game of the year; just game #81 for Boston after Tuesday's home...
We are about 48 hours past one of the worst events to happen in our lifetime in the city of Boston. There are still many in shock from what happened, whether it is the disbelief that we were caught so off-guard, or unfortunately having a loved one who was involved in the attacks. The entire state feels as if it has a blanket of disbelief and sorrow hanging over its head.
The Toronto Raptors hosted the Boston Celtics Wednesday night in what would be their final game of the season. It was the Celtics’ first game since the Boston Marathon tragedy that took place Monday, so in a classy move, the Raptors organization set up a touching series of events to pay tribute to all that were affected by the horrific bombings. First, both teams met at center...
The Boston Celtics won't have to worry about stopping New York Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire because they likely won't see him. According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, the Knicks camp is doubtful that Stoudemire will play in the first round Celtics-Knicks series. Stoudemire has been absent from the team for more than a month after needing a second debridement on this...
It took forever to put together, but finally here are the CelticsLife writers' playoff predictions for the entire playoffs. It's not all of us, but it's a whole lot.
Who do you most agree with? I'm betting Bohemian gets a lot of love. Also fully prepared for the hate I'll receive.
Thanks and stay safe!
Well here we are, the playoffs. One would be in hard-pressed to find a team that is as experienced(read: old) as the Celtics are. Boston rolling into New York to tip off the first round of the 2012-2013 playoffs on April 20th at 3 pm. The Knicks own the season series at an edge of 3 games to 1 in handily fashion. The Knicks have certainly been a team to reckon with this season...
This was destined to feel a little strange. The Celtics took the court for the first time since the Boston Marathon bombings not at TD Garden, but in Toronto, closing out the regular season with their 81st game in a matchup that meant nothing, against an opponent already greedily counting its draft lottery ping-pong balls.
Somehow, though, it felt even stranger than anticipated....
For the last 5 years, I have been a Boston Celtics blogger. Rarely swaying my attention or coverage, I usually stick to my sport... most of the CLNS Beat teams are thankful for that. Today, as the events of April 15, 2013 continue to penetrate the hearts and minds of all Americans, it's hard for me not to extend you the images and sounds of the tributes of all sports teams...
One of my favorite Celtics/Knicks moments with a little re-written history
Via the Herald's Steve Bulpett:
Celts-Knicks Game 1 Saturday at 3... Rest of schedule later.
— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) April 18, 2013
League will announce rest of 1st round schedule after late games are over.
— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) April 18, 2013
Look for C's-NY to get prime...