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Jason Terry hasn’t been shy about mentioning how much he loves the new spread offense the Celtics are running. You can say that’s a shot at Rondo for how he had been playing or at Doc for the offense he’d installed… but the fact remains, Terry is thriving.
And in this wild week of “We’re better off without Rondo” vs. “We’re not better off without him,” Terry has been one of the poster boys for the anti-Rondo argument.
But why is Jason Terry on fire lately? Why is he shooting 14 of 22, including 5-11 from 3, over the past 3 games? The theory is he’s getting better touches in better spots. So let’s take a look at every one of those 22 shots and see.
(Note: I’m not counting the Miami game as they had prepared for the game with Rondo, and got late word they’d be without him. Besides, Terry shot 4-12 in that game including 1-7 from 3. This is an analysis of the “new” offense, and Terry’s 3 game burst.)
Game 1: January 30. Celtics 99 – Kings 81.
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Everyone who’s been following this team for the past few years knows Kendrick Perkins and Rajon Rondo developed a very close friendship over their first few years with the team. Rondo’s post-Perk trade funk has widely been blamed on him sulking over the team sending away his best buddy.
But a change in uniform doesn’t mean there’s a change in their friendship. And when...
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The story of Paul Pierce is one that's been well documented over the years, between cliche monikers or the storybook redemption he was able to attain we've heard it all. It's been chopped up and fed to us again and again, every big game analysts read off the amazing path Pierce took to be at the grand stage he'...
Kevin Garnett discusses trade rumors. He says he's aware that it's a business and that Danny Ainge will do what's best for the Celtics. Worth a watch.
Video courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
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As a friendly reminder, Kevin Garnett still has a no-trade clause.
This is not a complicated situation, really, which makes it rare in the world of NBA transactions — or in this case, non-transactions. As several reports noted last summer, Garnett secured his no-trade clause while taking a sizable pay cut, keeping him among a small minority of respected stars who cannot be dealt...
Ever wondered what it’d be like to get demolished in a game of H-O-R-S-E by a current NBA star? Well, if you live in Massachusetts, you have a chance — a slim one, but still, a chance. The state lottery has teamed with the Celtics to allow one lucky fan the chance to go toe-to-toe with Celtics star Paul Pierce for what could be the quickest game of H-O-R-S-E in basketball history...
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On Wednesday night the Celtics played their first of two back-to-back games starting off on the road in Toronto. The Celtics came into the night looking for their fifth straight win, all coming after the loss of their All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo. The Raptors made moves early this trade season and have a new look team led by former Memphis Grizzly, Rudy Gay. Rudy was involved...
Tweet Former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury took his talents to China in 2010 after turning down the Boston Celtics one-year offer for the 2009-2010 season. Currently a member of the Beijing Ducks in the Chinese Basketball Association, apparently the 35-year-old Marbury still has a little left in the tank. In 2012, he led the Ducks [...]
The Boston Celtics find a way to survive to close down the 15-point run from the Los Angeles Clippers late in the fourth quarter 106-103 Sunday.
Doc Rivers’ team played outstanding. With that, let’s not waste any time and get down to the nitty and gritty of this contest.
No Rondo? No problem:
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The Celtics may be playing without their All...
The Celtics may have lost both Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger for the season due to injuries, but the team’s recent play wouldn’t suggest any problems.
Boston has won four in a row since Rondo went down, and the team appears to be rolling right along despite whatever injury troubles pop up.
While Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce‘s names swirl in trade rumors, however, the Celtics...
Some good stuff. Hilarious that a team with Chris Paul on it complains about flops. The refs missed stuff both ways so saying they were playing 5 on 8 didn't fly. Just listen to a replay of Tommy last night saying how much he hates Eli Roe. For thinking the Celtics are terrible they sure were coveting KG and PP and Doc pretty hard. And I'm starting to think...
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Celtics forward Jeff Green has been a resurgent fantasy option over his last five games. Despite playing time remaining relatively static, the embattled wing has averaged 14 points on 55% shooting and one 3PT make per over that period. With Rondo sidelined the C’s have returned to a more conventional offensive...
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The second half was the exact opposite. The defense evaporated. The offense stopped. No movement. Sloppy passing...