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Celtics Spurs: one of my favorite NBA match-ups. One that features the two preeminent big men of the new millennia as well as two of the league's best coaches. But the similarities don't end there. Both teams feature a trio of All-Stars who have sacrificed scoring, playing time, and salary for the good of their perspective teams.
Doc Rivers has praised Gregg Popovich on numerous equations, and when asked which values he shares with the Spurs 4-time Champion head coach, he responded "All of them, pretty much all of them". Both are known as "team-ball" advocates, defense-first believers (though lately the Spurs have become an offensive juggernaut), and master motivators.
While Tim Duncan was the ultimate #1 pick in 1997, Tony Parker was drafted with the 28th pick in 2001, and Manu Ginobili was taken at #58 in 1999, without a doubt the greatest draft steal from that late in the 2nd round. Current General Manager, R.C. Buford, has continued this unbelievab...
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Sharp passes aren’t the only things Celtics players Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger were dishing out this Thanksgiving. The pair made their way to the Jordan Boys & Girls Club in Chelsea, Mass., to celebrate a holiday treat. The Boston Celtics’ charity, the Shamrock Foundation, made a gift of musical resources to the local children. Rondo and Sullinger jumped right in and...
Rajon Rondo and Doc Rivers meet the press following the Celtics Wednesday night loss to the Spurs.
Videos courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
Another day passes and another article is written on Celtics being bad at rebounding. This is not a shocker, as the author of the article agrees, and he also acknowledges that (well, he acknowledges that Doc acknowledges that) you don't need to lead the rebounding stats to win games, Miami and Knicks being other cases in point. However, there is still an issue according to Blakely...
This just in: the Spurs are REALLY good. Between their incredible chemistry and remarkable passing, it was just too much for the Celtics to handle. Whether it was the FIFTY EIGHT points inside the paint or the 8-of-16 shooting from downtown, the Spurs just showed the Celtics what a title contender looks like a 112-100 loss. Thiago Splitter led the way with 23 points on 9-of -11...
The San Antonio Spurs (8-3) will take a trip to Boston as they face the Boston Celtics (6-5) at the TD Garden.
The Spurs are coming off a loss to the Clippers and will have to face the Celtics shorthanded. They will be without Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Jackson due to injuries thus leaving their frontcourt very thin.
The Celtics are coming off a big loss to the Pistons but...
Here's the highlights and Celtics box score from Wednesday night's loss to the Spurs in Boston. Celtics play next on Friday at the Garden vs the Thunder.
The 8-3 San Antonio Spurs are coming into town and playing inthe Garden tonight at 7:30. I continue to consider the Spurs the ‘Celtics of the West’ as they both seem to have an aging core, a great head coach, and strong bench scoring. They are one spot ahead of the Celtics in assists per game (2nd to the Celtics’ 3rd), and both teams are having trouble rebounding the ball...
Unable to truly grab traction at the start of the 2012-13 campaign, the Boston Celtics will get an early-season test against the reigning Western Conference champion, the Oklahoma City Thunder, on Friday.
Although the veterans of Beantown have lost a handful of games they probably shouldn’t have, they aren’t ruled out as contenders on the NBA futures.
With 25-1 odds of winning...
When Darko Milicic took his leave from the Celtics this week, many fans immediately recognized what that meant. Their team now had an open roster spot, and there was a name on the list of free agents who most of them recognized.
Kenyon Martin has become the name du jour for Celtics fans, much like Austin Rivers was the guy everybody wanted to know about in the run-up to the draft...
The Boston Celtics fell to the San Antonio Spurs tonight ,112-100 . Veterans Tony Parker and Tim Duncan combined for points 46 points. Here is Celticsblog’s Evans Clinchy recapping the game.
Coach Nick from Bball breakdown dissects the game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Boston Celtics in the video above. He shows how Tiago Splitter and Tony Parker's play contributed to the Spurs' victory. On the bright side, he also shows how effective Rondo is at running the offense.
Spurs (8-3, 4-1 away) -2 @ Celtics (6-5, 3-2 home) TD Garden, 7:30 pm on CSNNE/WEEI The Spurs come to town trailing Memphis and the Clippers by just half a game for the best record in the Western Conference. Meanwhile the Celtics find themselves three games back of the Knicks, and in 4th place in the Atlantic [...]
It looks like Darko Milicic will be leaving the Celtics and heading back to Europe, according to Doc Rivers’ quotes from the Dennis and Callahan radio show this morning. While I think this has little to no effect on the team from a basketball perspective, it’s kind of sad from a fan perspective. It was fun to hope for the reincarnation of one of the biggest draft busts...
San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan has spent all 15 seasons with the Spurs. All those accolades, NBA titles, All-Star appearances were with the silver and black.
In total, Duncan has played in 1,122 and should he suit up versus the Boston Celtics tomorrow night, he will pass former NBA player Hal Greer on the all-time NBA list of most games played with one team for an entire career...
What if it had been Duncan with Doc in Orlando instead of T-Mac?
Rob Bradford had a great look today at just how close Doc came to coaching Tim Duncan in Orlando back in the Summer of 2000. A dozen years have clouded the memory but reality is that Duncan was extremely close to spurning the Spurs and heading to Disney World just 3 years into his career. Doc, who was just one year...