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Welcome to the first edition of the Celtics Green Weekly Recap. In
this first installment, we will examine the highs and lows of the previous week
and summarize the overall state of Celtics Nation. We will also take a quick
look at news around our favorite league, and maybe throw in a bit of fun stuff
Let’s get started:
Preseason blues: The start of
the new season is only more than a week away. The start of the basketball year
means optimism (validated or unvalidated) and a fresh start for all 30 NBA
clubs who all have their own offseason stories. The lineups have been tinkered,
roster trimmings are still being made, and the plays are being field-tested
against NBA competition. Ah, the smell of a brand new season could not be
No. 20 still
firing back: For Boston, one major storyline was the departure of
sharpshooter Ray Allen, who
even told reporters to blame the Celtics front office, not him, in
forcing his move to Miami. I have read many an article covering Mr.
Allen’s situation, and it is not my desire to subject any reader to another
one, but I will say this: Mr. Allen made the best decision for himself, and
perhaps, for the Celtics, in moving to Miami. I don’t hate Mr. Allen but I
think this saga is over and done, and it’s time to move along. Thank you for
five years, Ray. Now we move on. Stop firing back, please.
Welcome to Boston, Brazilian Blur: The Leandro
Barbosa signing was foreshadowed by Doc Rivers’ comments after the roster cuts
of Jamar Smith and Dionte Christmas, signaling that the front office isn’t
ready to hand in the backup point guard reigns to inexperienced but hardworking
hands. Barbosa as mentioned won Sixth Man of the Year in 2006, and though his
best days are probably behind him and he is more of a combo guard than an
actual backup point guard, the signing has been met with some optimism in
Games that matter, or don’t matter: The Celtics are
currently 3-4 in the preseason, which started in Turkey against European
team Fenerbache and will end at the TD Garden against Atlantic Division rivals
Philadephia 76ers. Doc Rivers has been able to mix and match his lineups,
tinkering with his new pieces and acquiring some familiarity with his roster.
So far, the Celtics have survived without any major injuries, although Chris
Wilcox (back), Darko Milicic (hand), Brandon Bass (knee) and Paul Pierce
(ankle) did suffer some setbacks.
Green signal from James Worthy: It all started
with the lovable Scal. Newly-minted NESN broadcaster and former Celtic Brian
Scalabrine took notice of Jeff Green’s length, athleticism and one-handed
slams, and after excusing himself for comparing Green to a Laker (a very classy
Laker, but a Laker nonetheless), proceeded to gush on how Green reminded Scal
so much of Big Game James. Green, ever the humble man, did not consider himself
to even be comparable to Mr. Worthy, and sought
his approval. Ever the class act, Worthy
replied respectfully to the Celtics swingman. Happy endings between green
and gold do exist, sometimes. And I mean happy endings in which both parties
are happy, even if it is between a retired champion and an upcoming piece of a
All in all it’s shaping up to be an interesting season. The Celtics
play their final preseason game against Philly tomorrow, then it’s one more
week of practice before the big opener on the road against LBJ and the Heat. Be
sure to mark your calendars, wherever you are.
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As Jeff Green’s first preseason with the Celtics came to a close Sunday night at the TD Garden, there was no mistaking him for the player who struggled to establish a role two years ago. The reinvigorated Green has drawn comparisons to James Worthy throughout the offseason and even received “Much respect” from the man [...]
Celtics fans finally got to see some great hoops last night as the C’s outlasted the Nets 115-85 in Brooklyn. One of the hot topics on Twitter was Jeff Green’s choice of kicks. He wore the Volt/Gorge Green Nike Hyperfuse 2012 seen in Jose3030′s pic above. If so inclined, you can cop a pair now on Eastbay. Enjoy some pics & GIFs from the game courtesy of Hoop China &...
Jeff Green and the Celtics took care of the Knicks in Albany last night, 109-96. If you missed the game, be sure and check out Jay’s recap to see Green’s absolutely ruthless block on Mychel Thompson. Trust me-it’s worth a look. C’s wrap-up the preseason tonight at TD Garden as they face the Sixers. Tip-off is at 7:30pm.
In the meantime, enjoy some pics & GIFs from last...
After starting slow and sluggish, the Celtics used a 24-9 run to close out the first half and never looked back. The Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire-less Knicks jumped out to a 28-15 first quarter lead against the KG and Paul Pierce-less Celtics and actually led by as many as 19. Jeff Green led all Celtics with 25 points (10-16 FG, 3-5 3FG, 2-2 FT) and also had 6 rebounds...
The Celtics ended their 2012-13 preseason with a loss to the Philadelphia 76er’s last night. Rondo & Jeff Green both had 12 points in a losing effort as the C’s fell 88-79 at TD Garden. Enjoy some pics & GIFs via Sina/HoopChina..
BOSTON -- There sat Jeff Green, feet plunged in ice,
plotting the demise of the Boston Celtics from his cubby in the corner of the
locker room. He was so nefarious, cracking jokes with teammates as though it
were the most innocent thing in the world, all the while hiding his role in the
downfall of the winningest organization in the NBA.
If Green comes across as just some 26...
Herald Melo is Fab 5 of C’s future Doc gives positive prognosis Not a starry night in AlbanyGreen gets defensive in Celtic comeback winRay Allen gets a chance to write final chapter with Heat Globe Pressure on these old-look New York Knicks to make strides this season Final: Celtics 109, Knicks 98Rookie Jared Sullinger grabs good notices with Celtics
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Jeff Green scored 25 points and the Boston Celtics came back from an early 20-point deficit to beat the New York Knicks 109-98 on Saturday night in a preseason game.
Kris Joseph's consecutive three-point plays to open the fourth quarter, part of a 24-4 stretch, gave Boston its first lead since the 7:34 mark of the first quarter.
Jason Terry added 22 points for the Celtics ...
In the final game of the preseason, the Celtics lose to the Philadelphia 76ers 88-79 (box score), as the Celtics take the next nine days to prepare for opening night against the Miami Heat. Here are some notes from the game:Celtics brought out an interesting starting lineup in Rondo, Pierce, Green, Bass and Garnett. Bass and Pierce both play despite their small physical ailments...
Sixers fans seem to have a lot of hate for Tommy Heinsohn. I wonder if they realize that Tommy has 10 championship rings and therefore is entitled to say whatever he wants about basketball. There was also some KG hate in this game. My favorite comment was the one stating that Celtics games should be R Rated because of what the on-court microphones pick up. He may have a...
Sixers fans seem to have a lot of hate for Tommy Heinsohn. I
wonder if they realize that Tommy has 10 championship rings and
therefore is entitled to say whatever he wants about basketball. There
was also some KG hate in this game. My favorite comment was the one
stating that Celtics games should be R Rated because of what the
on-court microphones pick up. He may have...
We got a look at the future tonight and it was fun. Doc sat KG, Pierce to rest them since they have another game tomorrow night and the young guys got a lot of run in this game.
Doc started Rondo, Lee, Green, Sully and Collins with Melo, Terry, Kurz, Downs, and Joseph playing off the bench. The Knicks also sat their stars with Melo, Amare and Chandler all sitting this one out...
Herald Courtney Lee helps coach cope Globe Night off for KG, Pierce Courtney Lee also providing Celtics with defense Celtics Green Boston Ranks 5th Among Fantasy BBall (Yahoo)Courtney Lee Just Getting His Legs Under Him It's a Fast Break! Pierce, KG, Bass and Darko Out vs the KnicksCeltics Life Video: The Truth Productions Presents: Celtics '12-'13 season preview...
Herald Doc has ‘moved past’ Allen’s departure, still ‘disappointed’Leandro Barbosa can contribute in reserve Doc Rivers seeks rotation remedy Dwight Howard expects to be nervousGlobe Celtics ownership has provided a decade of pride Celtics ruin Nets' return to national TV, 115-85 Final: Celtics 115, Nets 85Celtics rout Nets in exhibition rematch Celtics Green ...