Found April 04, 2013 on
By Cort Reynolds
In the 1970s, no one played harder anywhere or better for Boston than undersized Celtic great center Dave Cowens, the redhead who led Gang Green to two NBA championships.
Although he was not officially named the MVP of either Finals victory, a case could be made, especially in 1976, that Cowens was deserving of the honor. In both clinching victories, he was the difference maker that provided the Celtics their 12th and 13th titles.
In game seven of the 1974 NBA Finals, the Celtics faced the daunting task of beating Milwaukee on the road. Furthermore, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was in his prime and had nearly a six-inch height advantage and probably close to a foot when reach is included, over Cowens. And all-time great Oscar Robertson was playing his final game and wanted desperately to go out a champion in his 14th and final season.
The Bucks had forced a seventh game by winning a double overtime classic in Boston just two days earlier, when Jabbar's long running b...
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In the "New Big 3" era... or is it the Kevin Garnett era now? What are we calling it at this point? In the last 6 seasons since the Celtics have been good again, they have never really had a backup point guard. They've gone through a list of shooting guards who've filled in as ball handlers; Eddie House, Delonte West, Nate Robinson, Keyon Dooling, Leandro...
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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..
BOSTON — Doc Rivers admits he does not watch a whole lot of women’s basketball. Between coaching his own team and closely following high school, AAU and college basketball thanks to his son Austin‘s stellar play over the last few years, Rivers spends plenty of time watching the men’s version of the game.
The Celtics coach did find it intriguing, though, when a reporter mentioned...
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.
8:12: The Celtics had a very decent first quarter. They currently are ahead 28-26, but they should be doing better. They gotta beat these weak teams. Technically, they're doing that, but they need to do it better. This is getting ridiculous.
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.
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...
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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…
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Another award-winning performance by Keanu Reeves in this scene.
Cleveland Cavaliers (22-52, 9-28 Away) @ Boston Celtics (39-36, 26-11 Home) TD Garden, 7:30 PM EST Officials: Michael Smith, Karl Lane, Mark Lindsay Line: Boston -6.5, Over/Under = 201.5 Get Tickets to Tonight’s Game at the TD Garden …