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The Boston Celtics (5-3) squeeze out a 98-93 victory at home against the Utah Jazz (4-5) on Wednesday night.
Once again, Paul Pierce keeps his consistency moving with 23 points, two rebounds, and two assists. On the flip side, Paul Millsap posted 20 points and 12 rebounds in the defeat.
Here are some key points that made the Celtics receive their third consecutive victory:
Big Contributions from the Bench:
Boston Celtics’ bench contributed 47 points, mainly from Leandro Barbosa (16 points) and Jeff Green (16 points).
Barbosa has come to back to life in the NBA! The nine-year pro was sensational shooting 6-8 from the field. His aggression off the screen makes a presence that the defense thinks twice about.
He has presented an immediate impact into this 2012-13 season from his energy on the ball to his basketball IQ. The 29-year-old knows when to shoot and when to pass. He is a gift and a sleeper in Doc Rivers’ offense.
Green has been quiet to say the least early stages of this season. Tonight, the former Georgetown Hoya rose to the occasion with emphasis recording 16 points, four rebounds, and two assists.
Despite the thunderous slam on Al Jefferson, he put a stamp in all aspects of the game.
Making the Extra Pass:
There were many scenarios where the extra pass was made and the easy basket was found. Celtics finished with 24 assists.
Prior to Rajon Rondo’s slight injury, the six-year elite point guard resumes his impressive assists play. In Wednesday’s game, Rondo posted 10 assists.
Aside from the point guards, every player connected with others on the court. Boston usually known to throw the ball away, only turned over the ball nine times.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Celtics held on strong to beat the Utah Jazz by a score of 98 – 93. Even though Paul Pierce ended the game with a team-high 23 points, it was the bench’s 47 points that lifted the Celtics past their foe. Leandro Barbosa was a huge part of those 47 points, scoring 16 points [...]
We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics. Here’s a look at some enemy chatter from Brooklyn.
“Did you see Paul Pierce hit that pull-up 3-pointer (with 24 seconds left to get them within two)?” Johnson asked reporters. “I had in my mind that he was probably gonna do it again, so I played the foul game. It’s a coaching...
Some good stuff from KG hating to Paul Pierce's old man game that was killing them. Of course there are the Tommy haters. Funny that they hate on Tommy for being a homer, but when I watch other teams' announcers it seems that they are just as much homers, as they should be. And of course they hate on their own players... Al, Mo, Foye. Enjoy today's CFTOS.
Nine games into the 2012-13 NBA season, there is a situation brewing that could have both short- and long-term ramifications for the Utah Jazz: the play of Paul Millsap.
Last nights choke job from Paul Pierce made me reminence about why I can't stand this guy. Check out this epic video of Paul winning the academy award for rolling around in "pain" before beign carted off in a wheel chair.
The Jazz hold a slight 46-44 lead over the Celtics at the half behind 10 points each from Derrick Favors and Paul Millsap. The Jazz have dominated the paint, but have been held back by mediocre shooting and a lack of dynamic ball movement. Most of the Jazz’ baskets have come on offensive rebounds, post [...]
Paul Pierce hit two free throws with 19.5 seconds left and finished with 23 points, lifting the Boston Celtics to a 98-93 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
Jeff Green and Leandro Barbosa each scored 16 points for the Celtics, who won for the fifth time in six games. Kevin Garnett added 11 points and eight rebounds.
Boston's Rajon Rondo had 10 assists before leaving...
The Celtics were cold in the 4th quarter. If they weren’t dunking the ball, that ball wasn’t going through the hoop.
Lucky for the Celtics, pulled off two plays that got them the high-percentage shots they needed at crucial times. Actually… it was the same play… just run on opposite sides of the floor.
Here’s the first one:
The play really happens at the :13 mark with...
Two things are certain from the comments. Nets fans hate Courtney Lee. They don't like having more Celtics fans at their games than Nets fans. And, they couldn't deny the fact that they caught several breaks from the refs. They also realize that they lucked out with Rondo's absence. Enjoy today's Comments...
No Rondo. Celtics playing the second half of a...
After every game, we’ll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player’s overall value.
Offense: 20 points on a very efficient 10-16 shooting. He hit 5 of 6 shots at the rim, and 5 of 8 from everywhere else inside the 3-point line. A few of his turnovers were sloppy, but a few of his passes were spectacular.
Defense: He played the passing lanes...
Tip: 8:00 PM Court: Barclays Center Watch it: TNT Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Tony Brothers, John Goble, Scott Wall
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On Road: 3-1
At Home: 3-1
Streak: Won 3
Streak: Won 3
Buckets: Pierce (19.8 ppg)
Buckets: Deron Williams (17.7 ppg)
A great win for the Celtics. Obviously, Jazz fans weren't very pleased. Mostly their hate was directed at their own players - specifically one Mo Williams. Williams started going into hero mode at the end of the game, only problem is he's not LeBron James or Kobe Bryant. Or like, Paul Pierce even. That plan didn't turn out so well for Utah.
1. I think if we...
The NBA announced All-Star ballots for each team today, and the Celtics are well represented, with five players.
Five #Celtics on #NBA All-Star ballots: Guards - Rondo Rajon, Jason Terry. Frontcourt - Kevin Garnett, Jeff Green, Paul Pierce #CelticsTalk
— Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoNBA) November 13, 2012
I'm a little disappointed Brandon Bass was left off for Green. He has...
"OOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH!!!!!!" (Courtesy of @Jose3030)Show of hands: Whose hearts are still racing after that game? Everybody? I’m not the only one? Cool. Just making sure.Let’s skip the foreplay (Boston won 98-93 in a hard-fought game, blah blah) and get right into the bullet points:Jeff Green! Green was fantastic. He got to the line more than anyone besides Paul Pierce...
Kevin Garnett whips a cross-court pass to Jeff Green in the weak-side corner. Green gives a slight up-fake and takes off down the lane. Now it’s time to go all-in or get shut down. Let’s go all in. Green has Al Jefferson directly in front of him with Paul Millsap and Derrick Favors surrounding him. [...]