Found October 16, 2012 on
In the Celtics first look at their nomadic divisional rivals on Tuesday night, they fell short 97-96.
Brooklyn sat out their entire starting five, and Boston will have to wait a couple days to test their mettle against Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries and Brook Lopez.
With the score tied at 96 a-piece, Micah Downs fouled Stephen Dennis with five seconds remaining. Dennis missed both free throws, but Boston was unable to corral the rebound and Rob Kurz was whistled for the loose-ball foul. Tornike Shengelia hit one free-throw, giving the Nets a one-point lead with 3.6 seconds on the clock.
The inbounds alley-oop to Downs was knocked out of bounds, giving the Celtics 1.3 seconds to score. Kris Joseph's attempt at the buzzer was off, leaving the final score at 97-96.
Largely battling the Nets' second unit, Paul Pierce put up 20 points in the first half, en route to his game-high 29 in just 27 minutes. The captain is clearly looking a lot more read...
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When the Celtics waived Dionte Christmas and Jamar Smith yesterday, speculation began on what the next step would be. Christmas had become a fan favorite and had impressed coach Tyronn Lue in summer league. He also had become close to Jason Terry, who took the rookie guard under his wing. There were several articles touting Christmas as having the inside track to gain one of the...
Rajon Rondo has long been considered a supremely talented player who has an attitude problem. He was supposed to be the leader of the Celtics for the past few years, but there were reports saying Boston was considering trading him because he had become so difficult. He’s had several run-ins with referees, blowups at the media, and he notably struggled to get along Ray Allen last...
Doc Rivers said Kevin Garnett is unlikely to play tonight vs. #sixers. He said it will depend on how Garnett looks at shootaround #celtics
— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) October 15, 2012
With 6 games in 9 nights, it was expected that Doc would more than likely rest his vets in at least a couple of the games. It looks like tonight vs the Sixers might be KG's turn to rest...
Not much to say about this one except to learn from it and move on. The Celtics stayed within 2 in the first quarter but after that, it wasn't even close. Once again, one of the culprits was turnovers as the Celtics gave the ball away 21 times. Another problem was once again their pick and roll defense. That's one thing they have to solve before the season starts because...
In their second NBA preseason game the Celtics matched up against the 76ers for the first time since last years 2012 NBA Playoffs. The offseason brought all new players to both teams shifting Doc's gameplan and match-ups. One of the most notable differences was the absence of Andre Iguodala who was shipped off to Denver in a multi-player deal that brought former Lakers center...
The NOC has been doing behind-the-scenes videos with new Celtic Jason Terry. In the most recent edition just released, JET and Dionte Christmas play a game of pick-up basketball against 5 female basketball players. Hopefully this wasn't the reason Christmas got waived from the team!
The new look Nets came to town to face-up against the Boston Celtic’s at home in the TD Garden. Brooklyn entered the Garden as one of the most improved teams in the Atlantic Division and hope to compete for a division title. The Nets were able to hold onto their franchise player, Deron Williams by bringing in six time NBA All-Star Joe Johnson. The Celtics and their fans have gotten...
Well, that was unpleasant to watch. Hopefully the Celtics got
that all out of their system and hopefully Doc can start defining roles a
bit more so that they can get into a groove before the start of the
season. Sixers fans aren't all that bad a bunch. They don't seem to
have the vitriol that say Knicks fans or Heat fans or Lakers fans have.
My favorite comment was...
As part of my NBA preseason rankings I will be ranking the best players by position in each division. Here’s the Atlantic division.PG Rajon Rondo- Boston Celtics- 11.9 pts. 11.7 ast. His offensive game has expanded immensely since coming into the NBA. His jump shot isn’t great, but much more efficient than it used to be. He’s also one of the best passers in the game, and I...
The pregame show confirmed that KG will be sitting out tonight. The starting lineup will be
The young guys will get lots of playing time tonight and we may see more of what they are capable of doing.
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The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Boston Celtics 107-75 during exhibition play Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The Celtics slogged their way to their third preseason loss in four outings. Paul Pierce scored a team-high 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting, but also had four turnovers. For the Sixers, Spencer Hawes put up 17 points and eight rebounds in 17:36 off the pine, while...
1st time all star? Comeback player of the year? Top 25 player in the NBA? How about all three. Jeff Green is back and his resurgence is as important to the Celtic's future as is Rondo's steady climb to become and maintain the title of the league's best playmaker. What is even more important is their connection and how they are able to make eachother better. The duo of...
9 a.m. ET: Paul Pierce could not have looked much sharper than he did Tuesday, when the Celtics forward scored 29 points in a one-point loss to the Nets. Those same Nets host
Pierce and the Celtics on Thursday at the newly minted Barclays Center.
This is the sixth of eight preseason games for the Celtics, who are still a long way from knowing exactly what starting lineup and rotation...
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