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Celtics (29-9) vs. Rockets (17-20)
January 2, 1980
The Celtics finally put together two wins in a row during their six-game road trip, defeating the Rockets, 111-103, at the Summit in Houston. Cedric Maxwell led the C’s with 29 points and 10 boards (5 offensive), and his defense was an essential factor in limiting the effectiveness of Houston’s brute forward, Moses Malone. Malone still managed to collect 17 rebounds — 11 off the offensive glass — but was limited by Maxwell and Dave Cowens in the post to only 13 points and shot just 31 percent from the field.
The win was anything but easy for the Celtics, having already blew leads of 12 and 9 points throughout the game. Bob Ryan recapped the game in the Globe and detailed a furious Celtic rally to win the game:
You know how good this one was? Bill Fitch even liked it. Since he usually analyzes each Celtic performance with all the humor of your friendly IRS man in the midst of an audit (“. . . Now, about this deduction ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Avery Bradley returns on Wednesday for the Celtics and could be the spark they need
The Boston Celtics are struggling in 2012-2013. As the schedule turns from 2012 to 2013, the Boston Celtics are two games below .500 and their troubles are highlighted by a post-Christmas west-coast swing where they lost three games to the Warriors, the Clippers and the Kings by an average of 21 points...
Nothing Earth shattering here, considering January 2nd has been the rumored date all along, but still, good to see this coming out of today's practice, from Scott Souza and A. Sherrod Blakely.
#Celtics guard Avery Bradley said he expects to play tomorrow night.
— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) January 1, 2013
#Celticstalk: #Celtics Avery Bradley reiterates he will play tomorrow...
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It took Fab Melo a grand total of six months on an NBA roster to be featured in a Deadspin article for his stupidity. And it’s probably surprising to many that it didn’t happen sooner.
When the news first came out that Syracuse’s former brilliant Brazilian was called up from the Celtics’ D-League team, it sounded encouraging. But it turns out Melo...
Celtics rookie Fab Melo suffered a concussion last weekend after bumping his head on the doorway in his Sioux Falls hotel room while the Maine Red Claws (Melo’s NBA Development League assignment) were in South Dakota for back-to-back games against the Skyforce.
Melo was seen by the Red Claws medical staff and did not play in the team’s Monday afternoon game. On Wednesday, the...
Something Mark pointed to in this post right here is how similar the Celtics record was to last year's. Really, it is strange how similar the two teams are, yet also how alarmingly different.
A lot of Celtics fans are kind of hanging their hat on the flip switching the Celtics did at the end of the season last year. It's not a bad argument. They've done it before, they...
For those of you waiver wire mavens out there, you might have seen that the Boston Celtics have recalled rookie Fab Melo from the NBDL's Maine Red Claws.The explanation was that Melo had suffered a concussion and needed to receive treatment for the injury.As you might have figured out from the title, Melo suffered the injury when he ran into a door according to the below tweet...
WALTHAM, Mass. — Avery Bradley may be making his return at just the right time for the Celtics, who must be wondering if their backcourt will ever be whole.
Rajon Rondo did not practice on Tuesday, and Celtics coach Doc Rivers said earlier in the day that the point guard is questionable for Wednesday’s game against the Grizzlies. Rondo has a bruised right thigh and hip as a result...
With all the controversy surrounding helmet-to-helmet hits and concussions in the NFL, it’s about time we start talking about low hanging door hinges and 7-foot NBA players.
Celtics rookie center Fab Melo suffered a concussion walking into a door while in Sioux Falls, S.D., last week, according to Chris Forsberg of ESPN.com. Melo returned to Boston from the NBADL to treat the injury...
The guys wore ties… Kurt compares the Celtics to communism… and Stats preaches patience in the latest episode of Gang Green TV. There’s also the requisite trade speculation, Avery Bradley discussion, and even a Star Wars mention.
Another great show from the guys…. and as an added bonus, here’s the show you didn’t see from before Christmas because… well… I’m the...
AP Photo: Steve Yeater
One thing that is apparent after the last three games: The Celtics don’t yet trust each other. That’s not to say that Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Rajon Rondo don’t trust each other; they do. They don’t trust some of the newcomers, and Garnett made that clear after Sunday’s 118-96 loss in Sacramento.
The Celtics are not on the same page. Some...
During practice Tuesday, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said the team will be graced with the return of Avery Bradley, who hasn’t played in seven months and is coming off surgery on both his shoulders, for Wednesday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Bradley said he hasn’t felt any pressure, he’s just happy to be back.
“Just like any other day, I’m going to prepare today...
Fab Melo is a huge prospect, with raw talent. Celtics had him doing development with the Red Claws. But earlier this week Melo suffered a concussion….walking into a doorway.
Yup. Walked in a doorway in his hotel room down in South Dakota.
“I still have a little headache. Sometimes I can’t really focus on something for a long time, that’s it.” – Fab Melo
Tip: 7:30PM Court: TD Garden Watch it: CSNNE Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Joe Crawford, Leroy Richardson and James Williams
Tickets to this and other great Celtics game
At home: 9-5
On road: 6-6
Streak: Lost 3
Streak: Lost 1
Buckets: Pierce (19.9 ppg)
Buckets: Rudy Gay (18.0 ppg)
The change is not lost on seventh-year Celtic Rajon Rondo.
“We’re not playing it (defense),” the point guard said following the Celtics loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. “I don’t know (why). We’ve just got to try to take it one step at a time. It starts with me so I’ve just got to hold myself more accountable.”
“Just our trust, our trust isn’t there...
8 a.m. ET: In keeping with the theme of this season, the Celtics took one step forward while taking one step backward on Tuesday. Avery Bradley confirmed that he is good to go for the game against the Grizzlies, making his first appearance since Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in Philadelphia. But his fellow starting guard, Rajon Rondo, is questionable as he continues...