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The Celtics have lost their last two games in an alarming fashion.
There were blown defensive assignments, terrible shot selection and of course Brandon Bass's 13 rebound explosion in Sunday's loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
It was all lost in their continued inability to protect the paint.
Russell Westbrook in particular feasted on the offensive boards, leaving Doc to wonder what will it take for his team to box out.
We knew that coming into this season that they have an aversion for pinching down in support of Kevin Garnett. Yet there they are in the thick of things headed toward getting a possible 4th seed in the playoffs. These are your Boston Celtics and this is how they've done it since the 'ubuntu' era.
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They are doing it with a third year player in Avery Bradley who has never played a full NBA season. He is important to this team and this recent two game losing streak could be linked to some fatigue on...
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In a locker room cloaked in gloom from a fresh defeat, Paul Pierce perked up when the subject turned to Brandon Bass.
The Celtics captain praised the muscular forward’s performance against Oklahoma City Sunday...
Russell Westbrook has been known to act erratically from time to time with reporters and teammates. There was the on-court incident with Thabo Sefolosha followed by the bench outbreak and subsequent exit to the locker room. That was followed up with the Craig Sager “If that’s what you say, bruh” interview, and most recently the “Ya’ll n—-s trippin’” conclusion...
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In one of the less traditional three point attempts, Russ Westbrook showed that he will pretty do much whatever he wants on the court, whenever he wants. Check out the below video of Russ launching a shot from just inside of half-court, with 18 seconds left on the shot clock and 2:30 left in the 3rd. We understand what Russ was thinking, draw a quick three free throws, but unless...
Russell Westbrook is generally not one of those players who has a problem with shot selection. But All-Star status or not, no one is going to back his decision to fling up a half-court shot in Monday night’s game against the Spurs.
That’s because Westbrook decided to take the ill-fated attempt with 2:29 remaining in the third quarter. He was not beating any buzzers but rather...
During the Oklahoma City Thunder’s showdown against the in-state rival San Antonio Spurs, point guard Russell Westbrook made an ill-conceived attempt to draw a shooting foul by hoisting up a shot just inside the half-court line. As the Clark Griswold once said when imparting some sage advice onto his son, “Nothing to be proud of, Russ.”
With the game late in the 3rd quarter...
What was Russell Westbrook thinking here? With 2:29 to go in the third quarter during Monday night’s matchup with the Spurs, and 18 seconds on the shot clock, Westbrook takes a step inside the half-court line and jacks up a completely ill-advised shot, expecting a whistle.
Ever since the inception of the shooting foul, NBA players have done their best to earn some extra points while trying to get called for one regardless of where they are on the court.During Monday night's Oklahoma City Thunder/San Antonio Spurs affair, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook attempted to draw a shooting foul on Spurs guard Gary Neal.Watch as Russell hoists a shot from...
Tweet Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is one of the most exciting and dynamic players in the NBA. He’s also someone that many people have a love/hate relationship with. For all of the good things he does it generally only takes a few not-so-good plays before the criticism comes raining down. During the [...]
Known as one of the NBA‘s leading players Oklahoma City Thunder‘s Russell Westbrook is also known for his Fashion sense off the court. Recently featured on the cover of Flaunt [...]
About the only positive that can be drawn after the worst effort of the season for the Celtics, was this Doc Rivers quote following the game. Courtesy the Boston Globe's Baxter Holmes.
Doc told reporters after the game, "If I could’ve put one of you guys in, I would’ve." #celtics
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) March 13, 2013
Honestly I would have rather seen...
The Charlotte Bobcats ran past the Celtics 100-74
Players are graded on a curve
Kevin Garnett: 5 Points, 2 Rebounds
KG struggled mightily today in all aspects of the game, and Doc did the right thing by benching him early. His jumper was not as crisp as usual, and he could not hit anything in the paint. It was his worst game in...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored 23 points, Russell Westbrook added 19 and the Oklahoma City cruised to a 110-87 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
Kevin Martin had 15 points for Oklahoma City, which improved to 25-8 at home. The Thunder led 29-19 after one quarter and 50-28 at halftime.
Gordon Hayward scored 20 points to lead Utah, and Enes Kanter had 12....
Kevin Durant had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Russell Westbrook scored 19 points and the Oklahoma City cruised to a 110-87 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
Kevin Martin added 15 points for Oklahoma City, which improved to 25-8 at home. The Thunder led 29-19 after one quarter and 50-28 at halftime.
Gordon Hayward scored 20 points to lead Utah, and Enes Kanter had 12...
While the Oklahoma City Thunder are near the top of the NBA in almost every offensive category, their defensive efforts are paying off, too.
The Thunder aim for a seventh consecutive home victory Friday night as they face the woeful Orlando Magic.
With Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook leading the way, Oklahoma City (48-17) is second in the league in scoring with 106.5 points...