Found December 25, 2011 on
PLAYERS: Danny Ainge
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
Editor's note: Lauren Edwards is a member of NESN's production team and contributed this story to Aldo Lamberti knew exactly what to do when he heard the NBA lockout was officially on. He called Celtics GM Danny Ainge. "I left him a message," said Lamberti, who manages Sports Grille Boston on Canal Street. "I told him we got to get this done. People are starving out here." Lamberti never reached Ainge, but he said the lockout was "horrifying" for his restaurant. There has been very little business. No specific numbers were stated, but it was enough to make him...

Don't expect to see Pietrus this week

The Herald's Dan Duggan updates us on the status of Mickael Pietrus: Mickeal Pietrus will start an extensive physical process tonight, and continue tomorrow, ruling out any chance of the swingman joining his new team for tomorrow night’s game against Miami or Wednesday in New Orleans. Pietrus’ surgically-repaired right knee is of particular concern, considering that it...

Paul Pierce still hasn’t run full-court

Paul Pierce didn’t play yesterday, despite a mentality that led him to tell reporters, “If there was the slightest chance I could play, I’d definitely be out there.”A bone bruise in Pierce’s heel continues to sideline the small forward, who was especially missed in the fourth quarter yesterday when Boston’s offense lacked any semblance of rhythm or identity (a problem...

Kevin Garnett Shoves Former Teammate Bill Walker After They Exchange Words at End of Season Opener (Video)

Kevin Garnett is one of the NBA's fiercest competitors, which sometimes results in him exchanging words with opposing players. Things got a bit more heated than usual at the conclusion of Sunday's season opener, though. Garnett was unable to sink the final shot, which allowed the Knicks to hold on for a 106-104 victory in what was a very intense, back-and-forth battle at...

Paul Pierce says he is day-to-day

The Celtics could have used the Truth day. Celtics fans are looking for the truth in regards to Paul Pierce’s bruised heal. The Captain was talkative after the C’s 104-102 loss to the New York Knicks on Christmas Day. I don’t see it being a month or two. Right now, I’m day-to-day. Paul Pierce ..on [...]

Boston Celtics, Paul Pierce out versus Knicks– Confirmed

TNT Sports just confirmed that Paul Pierce will sit out today’s season opener at MSG. Sasha Pavlovic will get the start. Paul continues to suffer from a nagging heal injury. Stay tuned to CLNSRadio for more game updates from Manhattan.

Pierce "improving" - Blogs: Celtics Insider» Blog Archive » Pierce improving, on team flight to NY via kwout There's no reason to push Paul Pierce to play against the Knicks.  I think they can beat New York without him.  Let him rest and get ready for the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.  Meanwhile, the Mickael Pietrus watch continues.  If he clears waivers at 6pm, we...

At It Again: The Curious Case of Kevin Garnett

Shaking my head. I love Kevin Garnett. I loved him as a player before he was traded to the Celtics. I respected him as a man crying because of his loyalty to losing franchise. I’ve always respected the passion and the intensity that make him the player that he is. But when is it enough? When does the passion and intensity become more of a burden than an advantage? Maybe I’m...

Kevin Garnett Shoves Bill Walker After Celtics Loss To N.Y. Knicks

Christmas Day is suppose to bring love, sharing, and gift giving to your fellow man.After the N.Y. Knicks win over the Boston Celtics Sunday afternoon, Celtics star Kevin Garnett and N.Y. Knicks star Bill Walker wanted to bring to Madison Square Garden the gift of FIGHTING.As the two teams were "trying" to exit off the court when Garnett shoved Walker. In the replays...

Celtics get boost in signing Mickael Pietrus

The Celtics received a roster boost when the versatile swingman agreed to a one-year contract for the league minimum.

Injured Pierce to miss opener vs. Knicks (AP)

Boston forward Paul Pierce missed the NBA season opener at New York because of a bruised right heel, and the Celtics hope he can return Tuesday when they visit Miami. Sasha Pavlovic started at forward for the Celtics on Sunday. Coach Doc Rivers says Pierce did little during a light practice Saturday, making it an easy decision to sideline the All-Star.

Veteran swingman Pietrus signs with Celtics

The Celtics signed Mikael Pietrus after the veteran swingman cleared waivers Saturday night.

NBA Preseason Power Rankings (Top 9 Teams)

  9. Boston Celtics The Celtics had a poor off-season as well.  David West spurning them for the Pacers was a major blow, and Jeff Green’s tragic heart condition really takes away their depth. They failed to improve this off-season, and their big three is continuing to age.  Their championship window is soon closing. 8. New York Knicks The Knicks made a smart move when they...

Celtics-Knicks Preview

The Boston Celtics are the four-time defending Atlantic Division champions, but the New York Knicks are hoping their own version of the "Big Three" is ready to end that reign. The longtime rivals don't have to wait long to start battling for supremacy in the division as they open the season at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. Boston won its fourth consecutive division...

Bill Walker Thinks Kevin Garnett Was ‘Disrespectful’ in Skirmish

The thrilling Knicks/Celtics game yesterday ended on an ugly note, as an angry Kevin Garnett pushed Bill Walker in the neck after missing the game-tying shot. Newsday captured Walker’s reaction: “After Bill Walker contested Kevin Garnett’s unsuccessful attempt to tie the score in the final seconds, the two former Celtics teammates exchanged harsh words. Garnett then put his...

NBA roundup: Knicks open season with victory over Celtics

The Boston Celtics and New York Knicks kicked off the NBA season with their game today. The Knicks won, 106-104.
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