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(Fast forward to 2:25 for the good stuff)Kevin Garnett repeatedly bowed when the TD Garden’s PA announcer called Bill Russell’s name and beckoned the shot-block king forward to accept his honor as part of the 1961-62 championship team’s 50th anniversary celebration. I might have bowed too, but I was busy trying to hold my iPhone steady so I could record the moment. Believe me, it’s tough to remain relatively still when your knees feel like they’re going to buckle with awe and your feet, sharing the TD Garden court with Russell for the first time, are barely responding to your brain’s requests.Along with Russell, the Boston Celtics honored Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn, Frank Ramsey, Tom Sanders, Sam Jones and Jim Loscutoff. The 1962 season ended with Boston’s first championship victory against the Los Angeles Lakers (they beat the Minneapolis Lakers once), with the defensive-minded Russell pouring in 30 points to lead a 110-107 overtime triumph. The Celtics beat the Lakers in the Final...
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Towards the end of halftime of last night's win against the Orlando Magic, the 1961-1962 Celtics were honored in a mini-celebration. It was 50 years ago that team won the franchise's 4th consecutive and 5th overall title. You know the famous grainy black-and-white footage you see of Bob Cousy dribbling out the clock then tossing the ball in the air simultaneously as Bill...
Kevin Garnett has a lot of great things to say about Avery Bradley, you can tell he's proud of how he has developed and emerged as, really, one of the most important members of this Celtics team. Plus, he hints he needs to be "rewarded". Agree?
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Veteran power forward Kevin Garnett has beenabsolutely dominant for the Boston Celtics since moving to center almost a month ago.The Boston Celtics have been steamrolling their opponents for the better part of the last month or so – and maybe it should come as no surprise – seeing as how future Hall of Fame forward Kevin Garnett has raised the level of his play following...
The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn is reporting that according to Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett “probably” won’t play tonight. With Rondo, Allen, and Pietrus already not making the trip to Atlanta, this represents a philosophical decision by the Celtics that rest is more important than home court advantage in the first round. [...]
The Boston Celtics have never made it a habit to celebrate division titles. Not with Bill Russell blocking shots, or with John Havlicek, or with Larry Bird, and not with the new Big Three. The NBA’s winningest franchise only hangs banners for league championships, not for beating out the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers in the Atlantic Division. Getting to Game 7 of the...
Ceremony was just prior to tonight's game. Video by ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg.
Since tonight’s game in Atlanta could very well decide who receives home court advantage in the first round, it’s safe to say Doc Rivers has officially entered “I’m really banking on the fact that we can beat Atlanta or Orlando on the road” mode. Either that or he’s banking on Avery Bradley scoring 45 points, Sean Williams and Greg Stiemsma combining for 17 blocked...
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With Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo and Mickael Pietrus already not traveling to Atlanta, Doc Rivers has also decided to hold out Paul Pierce AND Kevin Garnett so they can get some rest.
So.... this will be a hoot, won't it? Here's my guess at the starting line up
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Jermaine O'Neal was officially waived today. That ends a less than stellar stint in Boston for Jermaine. Here's his stay, by the numbers.
Salary earned: $11,991,200
Games played: 49
Points scored: 254 (5.2 per game)
Rebounds: 223 (4.5 per game)
Blocks: 73 (1.5 per game)
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Points: 52 (5.8 per...
You MUST read this article by Holly MacKenzie of Ball Don't Lie. MacKenzie provides fantastic insight into Rajon Rondo, Kevin Garnett and the dynamics of Celtics lockerroom, courtesy of Keyon Dooling.
Here's what Dooling said about the perception of Rajon Rondo's grumpy personality:
"It's funny because there were a lot of people who didn't necessarily...
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