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BOSTON -- At first, Avery Bradley's inclusion in the Celtics' starting lineup was a matter of matchups. As Celtics coach Doc Rivers noted before starting Bradley against the Wizards on Sunday, the C's needed someone who could cover free-shooting Jordan Crawford, and Bradley fit the bill. Then Bradley went and scored 23 points and everything changed. A month ago, if Ray Allen and Mickael Pietrus had both been unavailable due to injuries, Marquis Daniels or a healthy Keyon Dooling might have cracked the starting five. Both are veterans, with Daniels possessing more size than Bradley and Dooling having the ability...
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Sherrod Blakely has an update on Ray Allen's ankle:
"It feels good; it feels fine," Allen said. "I'll know a little better later on."
Allen, who has missed the Celtics' last four games with the injury, will go through his usual pre-game routine which involves getting to the arena early and get up some shots.
He did that prior to the C's win...
Provided he does not retire, a revitalized Kevin Garnett will be in demand once the season ends. Count New Jersey as one of the interested teams:
According to the New York Daily News, the Nets, who have about $8 million in cap space this summer assuming they announce Kris Humphries' rights, are targeting Kevin Garnett and Ersan Ilyasova. Talk about a consolation prize, huh...
Doc Rivers is one of the most highly respected coaches in the NBA. So when he talks about a player's potential or league rules, people usually listen. In speaking with reporters before Wednesday night's game against the Utah Jazz, Rivers spent a few minutes discussing his son and NBA hopeful Austin Rivers. Doc reflected a bit on the process and ultimately put his full support...
The Celtics got another all important win coming down the homestretch of the regular season. The Jazz gave the Celtics all they could handle in the 1st and 3rd quarters, but strong 2nd and 4th quarters allowed the C’s to win 94-82 over Utah. Kevin Garnett played an integral part in the big win as he posted yet another double-double (23 points, 10 rebounds). His 10 points in the...
Boston’s win in Charlotte last night moved them into a first place tie with Philly in the Atlantic Division, which could well mean the difference between opening up the playoffs at home vs Indiana or Atlanta, or on the road in Miami or Chicago. That’s a huge difference. But it’s going to be very difficult for the Celtics to hang on to the 4th seed in the East. Last...
BOSTON -- One of these days, Kevin Garnett may have to sit out a game. Garnett won't like it -- he has played in 47 out of a possible 50 games this season, after all, and has appeared in more than 90 percent of his team's games in 12 separate seasons -- but eventually Celtics coach Doc Rivers is going to have to break the bad news to his veteran non-center. If it becomes...
A.B. I thought this was illegal to do so I spoke to a basketball expert the kid in the next cube over who played college ball and he looked at me like I was crazy.
Apparently you can dribble off any body part as long as you don’t travel. I was too busy playing hockey growing up to learn that one I guess.
But what was the point of Rondo head-butting the ball before going up the...
Boston – Brandon Bass’ arms are a canvas that sports many tattoos, but after the Boston Celtics held on for a gritty 94-82 victory against the Utah Jazz Wednesday night at the TD Garden, he pointed at just one. “See that?” he prompted. “See that?” The tattoo read “grind,” which Bass said has been his [...]
Kevin Garnett will be 36 in May, but his age doesn't stop him from being productive big man night-in and night-out for the Boston Celtics. Garnett is recently coming off a big win against the Utah Jazz, where he outdueled Al Jefferson with 23 points and ten rebounds. KG is always motivated, and now he has found something new to keep himself pushing. It's his age. For the...
Danny Ainge has done a fine job this season walking a tight rope between maintaining competitiveness this year and keeping the Boston Celtics poised to rebuild (or reload, hopefully) once the summer hits. Not every move he made this offseason worked (see: Dooling, Keyon) but enough worked that Boston, despite aging another year and losing three players to season-ending maladies...
If your chick has seized the TV to watch Dancing with the Stars, why don't you talk Celtics with the Gang Green guys?
Pietrus' concussion. Ray's ankle. KG's resurgence. First place in the Atlantic. Austin Rivers. All topics on the table.
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Utah Jazz (27-23) at Boston Celtics (27-22)
Friday, March 28
7:30 PM ET
Regular Season Game #50, Home Game #26
TV: CSN-NE, ROOT, NBA-LP 756(UTA)/757(BOS)
Radio: WEEI, KFNZ
TD Garden Referees: Eddie F. Rush, Bennie Adams, James Williams
This is the first and only game between these two teams this season. Both teams are playing in their 3rd game in 4 nights...
The Boston Celtics have a lengthy win streak over the Minnesota Timberwolves in small part because they've limited Kevin Love's scoring when he's been healthy enough to play.
The Celtics might have a more difficult time containing the Timberwolves' All-Star as they attempt to take control of the Atlantic Division on Friday night at the Target Center.