Found March 14, 2013 on Boston Sports Media Watch:
Celtics (53-16) vs. Indiana (31-40) March 11, 1980 Market Square Arena The Celtics dropped a second straight game to a team below the .500 mark, as well as picked up their second defeat of the season in Larry Bird’s home state, in a 114-108 loss to the Pacers. Unfortunately for the Celtics, a three-game cushion over the Philadelphia 76ers had now dwindled down to just one game in the Atlantic Division. After 69 games starting the exact same backcourt, Bill Fitch had to change up his starting lineup with both guards out of action.  The point guard, Nate Archibald, had stayed in Boston.  Archibald was expected to miss at least two games with a corneal abrasion after an Elvin Hayes elbow to the right eye in the previous game against the Bullets.  As for the shooting guard, Chris Ford ended his streak of 471 consecutive games played (good enough to rank third best in among active NBA players at the time) to be with his mother, who the Boston Globe reported had suffered a stroke.  Ford ...

Pacers media knows Boston isn’t a good match up

Pacers reporter Mike Wells of the Indy Star was asked which team the Pacers should avoid in the 1st round of the playoffs? I still say it’s Boston over any other team the Pacers could face in the first round. The Celtics are 2-0 against the Pacers this season and you can never shortchange any team that’s coached by Doc Rivers and has Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, both future...

George Hill upset with Pacers fans

Which is more disappointing? The Indiana Pacers losing to the Kobe Bryant-less Los Angeles Lakers or the sold-out Bankers Life Fieldhouse looking like the Staples Center. Point guard George Hill made sure the media was aware of how upset he was at the fans loyalties. According to the Indianapolis Star, “It sucks, it was 70-30 out there (in favor of Lakers fans).” said Hill.... Read more

Your Morning Dump… Where Avery Bradley messes with people’s heads

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “It’s like Scottie Pippen — when you played the Bulls, you were praying that, ‘I hope he guards the other guy tonight,’ ” explained Rivers. “Because [Pippen] was one of those guys that could guard...

Strong Celtics bench provides chance to compete with Miami

The Boston Celtics are steadily morphing their roster into the small-ball nature of the league. It is a place where players like LeBron James, Kevin Durant and James Harden rule the day. For Boston it has to be Jeff Green who assumes that role. His skill set can make him be that star that they need to put alongside Rondo. He can't be content to just make it back. He has to...

Photo Gallery: Celtics-Raptors

Great night for the TD Garden crowd on Wednesday, as they got to see both Pierce & Garnett reach milestones & the Celtics trounce Toronto. 112-88 was the final. Boston is off until they play host to Charlotte in a rare Saturday night game at the Garden. C’s-Bobcats tips-off at 7:30pm EST. Check out some great pics & GIFs of KG & Paul enjoying Gino and a grainy,...

Celtics not impressed by Heat winning streak

"I really don't even care. I hope they lose every game the rest of the season. I just worry about what this team does"-Paul Pierce I just love this team. No other team in the league is as hardcore as the Celtics. They don't care about being liked and what other teams/fans think of them.  They embrace the rivalry they have with the Heat and don't try to suck...

Celtics blow out the Raptors, 112-88

Jeff Green chipped in 20 points Yahoo Boxscore Game Summary: The Celtics started the game off decently, playing solid defense and making the most of their shots. Eventually the Raptors broke through to make a run. But the way the Celtics played was decent enough, although the offense looked a bit ugly. In the second quarter, the gameplay continued to be ugly. Neither team could...

Recap: Second half surge leads to blowout of Raptors

The Celtics took a 9 point lead into the half, but with about two and a half minutes to go in the third, the C’s hit the gas and left the Raptors in the rear view mirror.  They crushed the Raps 112-88 for their 10th straight home win.  The Celtics bench was a giant part of the blowout, outscoring the Raptors bench 58-29. The Green:  Paul Pierce had a nice return from his day...

Indiana Pacers: Why the Pacers Can Win the East

By Mike Elworth: Publisher- HoopStuff It’s become apparently clear over the last month or so that the Pacers are by far the biggest challenge to the Miami Heat, to win the Eastern Conference. They have the best defense in the Eastern Conference, are the top rebounding team in the Eastern Conference, have incredible coaching, chemistry and every player knows their roles. They also...

Comments from the Other Side - Raptors 3/13

It was sad to see 4 pages on one game thread and 19 on another.   Those game threads used to have over 100 pages every game.  The Celtics did get the benefit of some calls last night.     I'm amazed at how many fans hate their head coach.   Makes me very thankful for Doc.  Good game for the Celtics.  Not so much for the Raptors.  Enjoy today's comments...   This...

Boston Celtics Can Beat the Miami Heat; Avery Bradley & Jeff Green

[caption id="attachment_58553" align="aligncenter" width="583"] With Kevin Garnett still providing elite defense, and the possibilities of Avery Bradley and Jeff Green being in the Boston Celtics lineup this time around -- Dr. Andre Snellings feels that these Celtics can take down the Miami Heat in a playoff series (photo credit:[/caption...
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