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After Saturday’s horrific beating 106-77 in favor of the Los Angeles Clippers, I checked in on CSNNE’s Celtics Postgame Live with Gary Tanguay, Tom Heinsohn, and Donny Marshall.
There was a specific moment in the show when I became baffled, the #celticstalk segment. One of the tweets was circulated around Danny Ainge needs to make moves fast. Heinsohn replied to that comment stating that the Celtics don’t need to make acquisitions due to the team has only been together for only a couple of months, they still need time to grow.
This is humorous to me. Doc River’s team, including new players, has been only together for a couple months, but ironically Vinny Del Negro’s team hasn’t been together much longer. Additionally, Heinsohn’s point is irrelevant because Danny Ainge must assess what they need the most, and have always needed– a big who can rebound.
The defeat by Chris Paul and company was a bit of a slaughterhouse to say the least. While they were on a 14-game winning streak going into last night’s game, the Boston Celtics played like a high school varsity team. Specifically, Rajon Rondo’s game brought some fright to the table as he was very hesitant with the basketball and taking uncharacteristic attempts early in the shot clock. Additionally, the Celtics became a group of stand-still figures on the hardwood.
Their play as of late involves inconsistency. Yes, part of the reason is they are a young group (aside from Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce), but the Celtics’ front office knew that was evident coming into the 2012-13 season.
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If Paul Pierce and company want to be successful this year and compete against the elite teams in the playoffs (like the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers), they must draw all attention towards finding a rebound phene. DeMarcus Cousins is the most logical target. Despite his off the court issues, he can rebound the basketball, block shots, and has a post game. Cousins has posted 16.6 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 0.6 blocks per game thus far.
The down low game also raises another conflict. Kevin Garnett is really the only true post man the Celtics have on their roster. All the other four and five players on the depth chart just look to shoot the ball.
Boston (14-14) will resume their 3-game road trip against the Golden State Warriors (19-10) on Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET.
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Above are the video highlights from Fab Melo's 32 point, 9 rebound, and 9 block game against the Idaho Stampede. Hopefully when Melo gets recalled from the D-League, he can use all the experience he got as a confidence builder and can perform well for the Celtics. We could really use his size. Video by OfficialCelticsHD on YouTube.
Ok now this is getting a bit ridiculous...
Dear Mr. Green,
I would like to start off by saying how truly sorry I am for my actions over the past two months since the start of the 2012-13 NBA Regular season. I took the time prior to the Celtics Christmas Day game against the Brooklyn Nets to watch the ESPN feature on you and your recovery from heart surgery. I must admit that for the majority of this season I have been nothing...
Two former Celtics were in the D-League news this week as the Canton Charge sent the rights to former Celtic Luke Harangody and a 2013 third-round draft pick to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants today for former Celtic JaJuan Johnson and Fort Wayne’s 2013 first-round draft pick.
The 6-foot-10 Johnson, a big man who would rather shoot jump shots than bang down low, averaged 13.2 points...
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Here are the highlights from the Clippers beat down of the Celtics late Thursday night. Celtics box score below.
Danny Ainge addressed the Celtics' struggles so far this season.
In a rare D-League trade, two recent Celtics, JaJuan Johnson and Luke Harangody, have been traded for each other.
The Charge acquired former Purdue big man JaJuan Johnson on Friday, and they used an old friend to do it.
Canton sent the rights to former Cavalier forward Luke Harangody and a 2013 third-round draft pick to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in exchange for Johnson and Fort Wayne’s...
Too much of this.Let’s get this out of the way at the outset: The Clippers are good. Really good. Horrifyingly, frustratingly, soul-crushingly good. The Celtics, at the moment, are ok. Not bad, not great, probably not even good, just very .500. So it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that the Clippers blew Boston out of Staples Center Thursday night.But that didn’t make it any easier...
As you guys know, I live in San Francisco but am originally from Long Beach. I am here right now visiting my family and old friends. What I heard recently was pretty shocking. Most of the Laker fans here have told me they will be rooting for the Celtics tonight so the Clippers streak will end. I can not believe it. I would root for anyone to beat the Lakers and that would even mean...
On Thursday night the Celtics started out their three game road trip against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Celtics come in off a blowout win on Christmas day against the Nets in which the team was firing on all cylinders. The Clippers own the league's best record at 22-6 and had a 14 game winning streak coming into the night. The Celtics looked to start off their trip ending...
Imagine for a moment a top 15 player in the NBA was given the rights by his team to come and film a movie in which he plays for the Celtics. Think of James Harden today. Now what if I told you this actually took place?
It did in a movie called Amazing Grace and Chuck, and why there's so little coverage on it today is beyond me. I remember seeing this film a long time ago...
The Celtics and Pistons have made it clear to the Kings that they are highly interested in Cousins if and when he becomes available.
Boston Celtics (14-14) at Golden State Warriors (20-10) Saturday, December 29, 201210:30 PM ET Regular Season Game #29, Road Game #15TV: NBA-TV, NBAC, CSN-NE, CSN-BARadio: WEEI, KNBR Oracle Arena
Referees: Danny Crawford, Haywoode Workman, Gary Zielinski
The Celtics look to shake off their loss to the the Clippers and get
back into the win column...
After kicking off a four-game trek with a much-needed win Christmas Day, the Boston Celtics saw their road woes resume their last time out.
They're likely to have their hands full again with a visit to the Bay up next.
The Celtics try to avoid falling below .500 for the first time in seven weeks Saturday night as they visit a Golden State Warriors team that continues to turn...