Found April 23, 2012 on
The Boston Celtics practiced Monday, a noticeable fact given that Doc Rivers’ crew has only had three practices since March, if I’m not mistaken. The latest session was marred by those who did not participate, with Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Mickael Pietrus and Greg Stiemsma all absent due to assorted injuries.Allen noted that bone spurs have been found in his ankle, which can’t be good for his hopes of returning prior to the playoffs. Though saying, “I don’t think I’m that far right now” from returning, Allen also provided the day’s most ominous quote: “Over the last week, it’s swelled on my in moments where I don’t think it should have. And we don’t know why, so I try to just take it one day at a time.”Doc Rivers noted that Rondo is the closest to returning against the Miami Heat tomorrow night, but Carolyn Manno of CSNNE wouldn’t be surprised if Rondo misses both of the remaining two regular season games. “After talking with Rondo, wouldn’t be surprised if he sits last two ga
BEST OF MAXIM
And to think I believed we could blame Ray Allen’s injury entirely on his over-sized calves.Allen, who earlier attributed some of his ankle pain to the aforementioned and ridiculously-sculpted calves, revealed Monday that he has bone spurs rolling around his ankle, which contributed to the swelling that has kept him from playing in the last seven games.He is expected to miss...
All four injured Celtics — Rajon Rondo, Mickael Pietrus, Greg Stiemsma and Ray Allen — missed shootaround this morning as the Celtics prepared to meet the Miami Heat on national television, according to CSNNE’s A. Sherrod Blakely.Though I assume TNT people aren’t overly excited to hear that at least half of Boston’s top eight players will miss tonight’s game, Doc Rivers...
WEEIThe Celtics conducted practice on Monday, but did so with Ray Allen (ankle), Mickael Pietrus (knee), Rajon Rondo (back) and Greg Stiemsma (foot) all watching from the sidelines. The Celtics still have a chance at grabbing homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs and coach Doc Rivers said he would play Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce and any other player who was ready...
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Rajon Rondo's lower back feels fine and he could play any time, as long as he does not draw any hard contact. That calls to mind that old joke about the patient and the doctor. Patient: "Doctor, it hurts when I do this." Doctor: "OK, so don't do that." In Rondo's case, it is not that simple. Celtics coach Doc Rivers cannot tell Rondo...
Preston Jackson was in his upstairs bedroom last Wednesday when, out of nowhere, a stray bullet narrowly missed making contact with him. Instead, it went through his shirt, which happened to be a Boston Celtics No. 9 jersey. After All-Star Rajon Rondo heard about Jackson's story, he decided to surprise the 9-year-old with tickets to Wednesday's game against the Miami Heat...
Click here for more Celtics videos.
Doc Rivers didn’t seem like he had any real medical basis for his belief. Boston’s head coach has spoken several times over the past week or two about the growing concern surrounding Ray Allen’s ankle. But when asked whether uncertainty about Allen’s status made it all the more important that the team’s backup wings performed admirably last night in extended minutes,...
#Hawks C @Al_Horford (pectoral) says he's out for 1st round vs. #Celtics. Hopes to play in 2nd round.
— Michael Cunningham (@ajchawks) April 25, 2012
#Hawks also planning to be without C Zaza Pachulia (foot) for start of series vs. #Celtics.
— Michael Cunningham (@ajchawks) April 25, 2012
ESPN Boston, Chris Forsberg
Celtics coach Doc Rivers acknowledged prior to...
The Boston Celtics have a long history of down-playing injuries to key players. Doc Rivers, the man who never claimed to be a doctor, has taken a familiar tone regarding Ray Allen‘s ankle/foot injury. In post-seasons’ past, the Celtics have handled injury issues with Shaquille O’Neal and Kevin Garnett with similar rhetoric regarding the timeline [...]
The Boston Celtics are limping into the playoffs. Mikael Pietrus, Rajon Rondo, and Greg Stiemsma have all been hit by the injury bug but should be ready come playoff time, however, a huge cog in the Cetics' machine, Ray Allen, is still dealing with nagging bone spurs in his ankle.
“The other day when it swelled,” Allen said, “they say they could be the size of a grain...
I had a feeling Miami's trio would sit once I saw reports the Heat were practicing hard this morning.
This is a perfect scenario for the Celtics. They should be able to secure the win without taxing any of the core players. But we all know how they play when they should win.
Good news about Mickael Pietrus.
Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and a host of others did not play for the Boston Celtics. The offense was carried by Aleksandar Pavlovic with 16 points, surpassing his previous season high by 6 points. Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James did not play for Miami, which was led by Dexter Pittman (12 points) and James Jones (11 points). If you missed this game, I’m sure...
The Boston Celtics are about to start yet another postseason, hoping to raise banner 18 to the rafters at the TD Garden. The 2011-12 season has been an unpredictable one for the C's, and the playoffs could shape to be a wild ride as well. Many questions have arisen as to whether the Celtics can make a deep run in the postseason. Luckily for Boston fans, NESN.com's Celtics...
With Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett all forced to miss time due to injuries down the stretch, second-year guard Avery Bradley has stepped his game up to a whole new level. Because of his strong play, expect him to be a factor off the bench for the C’s in the playoffs.
On Friday against the Atlanta Hawks, with home-court advantage at stake, Avery Bradley was...
Tip: 8:00 PM Court: TD Garden Watch it: CSN, TNT Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Monty McCutcheon, John Goble and Courtney Kirkland
Get your tickets here
Record: 37-27 (1st Atlantic, 4th East)
Record: 46-18 (1st Southeast, 2nd East)
At home: 22-9
Streak: Lost 1
Streak: Won 1