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Boston Sports Media Watch:
Celtics (51-15) vs. Houston (34-34)
March 5, 1980
Competing in a foot race with the Spurs for the final playoff spot in the East, the Houston Rockets fell to the Boston Celtics in overtime at the Summit, 103-99. Houston came up short despite a 30-18 performance from 24-year-old phenom Moses Malone.
The Rockets held the Celtics to a 38-point second half, not allowing the C’s to register 100 or more points in regulation for the first time in 23 games. Cedric Maxwell led the Green with 22 point and 11 boards, and the win marked a new season high for wins in a row with the team’s eighth straight victory. Bob Ryan from The Boston Globe detailed the 52nd win for Boston:
It was a game only a winning coach could love, and all he could remember about it was the final five minutes, the fateful overtime.
“Regulation?” inquired Bill Fitch after the Celtics’ 103-99 victory over the Houston Rockets last night. “This is one of those nights where regulation time was ancient history....
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Has Boston been using Jeff Green correctly in the post?One of the most encouraging developments we’ve seen as Boston continues to reel off impressive victories against playoff teams has been the offensive progression of Jeff Green. The Celtics have clearly told Green to look for his own shot as often as possible, and he has obliged, scoring 1.14 points per possession in spot-up...
These are the moments Paul Pierce lives for.
The score was tied, the Celtics had possession and there was enough time for one final shot to steal a road win against one of the NBA’s elite clubs. In almost every similar situation previously, the ball has gone to Pierce, his teammates have cleared his side of the floor and the shifty veteran has gone to work for the inevitable, contested...
The Houston Rockets have officially signed free agent point guard, Aaron Brooks, who recently cleared waivers after agreeing to a buyout with the Kings. The team waived Tyler Honeycutt, who they recently acquired from Sacramento, to open a roster spot.
via CBS Houston:
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Aaron...
WALTHAM, Mass. — As the unofficial second half of the season heats up, the Celtics have dispensed with any talk of how they will proceed after losing Rajon Rondo, Jared Sullinger and former member Leandro Barbosa to season-ending injuries. Subsequently, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge decided against subtracting major players and instead made more modest...
The looks on the Pacers faces after Jeff Green’s last second game winning layup are priceless (click to enlarge).
The Celtics just beat the Indiana Pacers (the #2 team in the East) in the second night of back to back games road games; something they’ve shockingly done twice in a row against very good opponents (Utah 9 days ago, in the “best win of the year” until now), after...
Earlier in the year at HoopStuff, an article was written that Houston Rockets’ GM, Darryl Morey should win the NBA’s Executive of the Year Award. This still holds true, but he has done so much more since then, that it really is no contest. After stealing Thomas Robinson from the Kings and making a brilliant waiver wire move to sign Aaron Brooks, he has all but sealed the deal...
It was the biggest play of the season. With 23 seconds to play in a tie game, Doc Rivers devised a brilliant play using Paul Pierce as a decoy/screen-setter to get Jeff Green wide open in the paint for the game winning layup. It was the biggest win of the season. On the second night of a back-to-back, on the road against a Pacers (38-23) team with the second-best record in the East...
Paul Pierce had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Avery Bradley scored 22 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 109-101 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.
Kevin Garnett scored 18 points to help the Celtics continued their push up the Eastern Conference standings. The Celtics entered in seventh, but were no more than two games behind the next three teams ahead in the...
This is one of the greatest huddle-bombs you’re going to see. Pierce didn’t even try to sneak in…. he just walks right up, past Spencer Hawes, who looks directly at him, and drapes his arm around two Sixers to listen in on the last few seconds. Yep so much for a team of fierce competitors
Celtics 109, 76ers 101
Avery Bradley stepped into the role of defensive leader and communicator over the weekend as Kevin Garnett (along with Paul Pierce and the rest of the 35-and-over crew) missed practice to rest up in preparation before another stretch of five games in seven days. According to ESPNBoston, the 22-year-old found his voice while leading a practice group with an...
Tip: 7PM Court: Wells Fargo Center Watch it: TNT Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Derrick Stafford, Matt Boland and John Goble
Spread: BOS -3.0
Boston Celtics Tickets
On road: 10-18
At home: 17-15
Streak: Won 2
Streak: Lost 1
Buckets: Pierce (18.6 ppg)
Buckets: Jrue Holiday (19.1 ppg)
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To be honest, I didn't think the C's could pull this off. Trailing for most of the game and down by 14 midway through the 3rd quarter, the Celtics, I thought, were beginning to tire on the second night of back-to-back road games. But slowly their resolve surfaced. First through the Big Ticket, then through the Captain, and then on through the rest of the team - JET...
Boy if there was anyone who needed a win, it certainly was the Dallas Mavericks. After they got hammered in the 3rd quarter in Sunday’s game against the Houston Rockets who went on to beat Dallas, the Mavericks got a bit of revenge in their 112-108 win at home.
Of course it wasn’t by 30 plus points, but a win is a win no matter how you stroke it up, it’s still a win. Throughout...
8 a.m. ET: The Celtics are in for a real test. After taking care of business with wins over the Warriors and Sixers — wins that should be expected — they drive into Indianapolis to face one of the league’s toughest up-and-coming squads.
The Pacers (38-22) are really good, especially defensively. They allow the second-fewest points per game and hold opponents to the lowest field...