Found January 20, 2013 on
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The Boston Celtics matched the New England Patriots and lost by 15 points Sunday night.
The Detroit Pistons defended their home court by lowering a 103-88 beating on the visitors.
While the loss wasn't quite as meaningful as the Patriots' season-ending AFC Championship loss, it was another depressing effort for the Celtics.
After a tough overtime loss against the Chicago Bulls, it appeared Boston was continuing their recent high level of play, but a second loss in three games to a weak opponent begs to differ.
The Celtics have no business getting blown out by teams like the Detroit Pistons and New Orleans Hornets, yet that is what is happening right now.
Boston shot under 40 percent as a team, led by Rajon Rondo's 4-of-16 showing. Rondo came close to another triple-double, but it wasn't pretty as he finished with eight points, 15 assists and nine rebounds.
The offense again didn't come from another familiar place, with Paul Pierce scoring only 10 points. Ke...
BEST OF MAXIM
Here are highlights from Rondo's performance during the game yesterday against the Chicago Bulls. Rondo dropped 30 points on 12-21 shooting, along with making 6-9 free throws. His efforts were unfortunately put to waste when the team lost in OT, 100-99. This was Rondo's season-high.
Video Courtesy of OfficialCeltics
How impressive was Rondo's game yesterday...
A few days ago, we posted an article about Jason Terry's description of Rajon Rondo's really bizarre pre-game ritual:
"(Rajon Rondo's) routine is long-winded and it lasts all the way through tip-off.
It starts in the back hallway. He runs down a corridor and he throws the
ball to our team chaplain, who throws it back. Then [Rondo] runs out
into a circle, high...
Rajon Rondo and Doc Rivers talk to the media following the Celtics overtime loss to the Bulls on Firday night.
Videos courtesy of Mike Petraglia and Chris Forsberg.
I am not even sure why I continue to post these videos because nothing Rajon Rondo does anymore impresses me. I feel as though he has already accomplished everything in the NBA and performed every type of pass ever that there is no way he can create a new pass. Keep Calm and Rajon.
After Rajon Rondo called out his teammates for not taking losses as hard as they probably should, there’s more coming out about the state of the C’s locker room.
The Celtics are a team — and that’s not counting Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett — that believes because they are Celtics, because Rivers is the coach, and because the organization has been successful...
Video: Should have started for the Pats Y'day
The Boston Celtics are 20-20, third place in the Atlantic Division, and after Sunday's 103-88 loss to the Detroit Pistons, coach Doc Rivers frustration level is at an all time high.
"I gotta either find the right combination or the right guys, or we're going to get some guys out of here,"
Celtics drop a tough one at home on Friday night, falling 100-99 in OT to the Bulls. Rajon Rondo led all scorers with 30 points and Jared Sullinger continued to beast on the boards, grabbing 15 rebounds. C’s now head to Detroit for a Sunday evening game vs the Pistons. Tip-off at the Palace is at 7:30pm EST tomorrow.
Check-out some pics & GIFs from last night’s game via Hoop China.
The Celtics again didn't play well against the Pistons and lost a game they deserved to lose. They came out with a terrible effort that made them fall behind by as many as 11. They never recovered from their horrible first quarter and lost with a fight. They came back to tie it late in the first half but it wasn't enough. During the third quarter, the Pistons started hitting...
After being down 27-18 after the first quarter, the Celtics cut the deficit to 4 points at the half. The Pistons then proceeded to outscore the Celtics 29-13 in the 3rd and 22-17 in the 4th.
Kevin Garnett and Courtney Lee both scores 16 points, a game high, and Rajon Rondo flirted with a triple double, notching 8 points, 9 rebounds, and 15 assists. Box score below, highlights...
The Celtics ended this game the same way they started it by watching Kyrie Irving drive to the basket essentially unchallenged as he led the Cavs to only their 11th win of the season with a 95-90 win over the plummeting Celtics. The C’s matched their season high 4 game losing streak with this loss and even a Doc Rivers post-game threat in Detroit didn’t help solve the defensive...
The Celtics, coming off their really tough loss to the Bulls, will play another central division team when they visit the Pistons Sunday night. Friday night's loss to Chicago was excruciating to fans. It was, in my opinion, the toughest loss to endure since game 7 of the 2010 finals. But, life(and the schedule) must go on. So here's tomorrow's five things:
5. GET SOMEBODY...
Tip: 7:00PM Court: Quicken Loans Arena Watch it: CSNNE Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Tom Washington, Courtney Kirkland and Kevin Scott
Spread: Bos -4.5
Boston Celtics Tickets
On road: 7-12
At home: 4-12
Streak: Lost 3
Streak: Lost 1
Buckets: Pierce (19.0 ppg)
Buckets: Kyrie Irving (23.1 ppg)
Kevin Durant: 52 points, nine rebounds, five 3-pointers, two steals and an assist. He made all 21 of his free-throws. Twenty-one!
Russell Westbrook: 31 points, six rebounds, six assists assists and a steal.
Vince Carter: 29 points, four 3-pointers, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block. Vinsanity had been quiet before tonight's game. He's owned in 48...