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Paul Pierce scored 16 of his 23 points in the second half and Kevin Garnett added 17 points and four blocks Friday night as the Boston Celtics nearly blew a 17-point lead before pulling away late in a 103-91 victory over the Houston Rockets.
The Celtics extended their season-high winning streak to five games, but only after surviving a 12-0 run that pulled the Rockets within two points midway through the fourth quarter.
Rajon Rondo finished with 12 points and eight assists for the Celtics. Courtney Lee and Jared Sullinger scored 14 apiece, and Sullinger also had 11 rebounds for his second straight double-double.
James Harden scored 24 and Chandler Parsons added 18 for Houston, which fell to 0-2 during a three-game road trip that concludes Saturday in Philadelphia.
The Rockets had won five straight and 10 of 12 before starting the trip with a loss at New Orleans on Wednesday. After struggling through the first three quarters, Houston put together one big surge in the fourth quart...
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Garnett has always been hesitant to impart his deep well of basketball knowledge on his teammates in fears that it will be used against him in the future. This fits well into the ‘competitive at all costs’ character mold Garnett has so gracefully been placed in.When the Celtics signed Kevin Garnett to a new three-year deal, Danny Ainge and company were attempting to reload...
Paul Pierce has spent his entire career with the Celtics.
The Celtics let a 17 point deficit dwindle down to two but Kevin Garnett & Paul Pierce refused to let this game slip through their fingers. KG dropped 11 of his 17 in the fourth and Paul Pierce landed a big lay-up plus the foul as the Captain would lead the team with 23 points, as the Celtics win their 5th straight, with a 103-91 victory.
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After every game, we’ll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player’s overall value.
Offense: Defense: Overall:
Kind of a blah effort from Rondo for most of the night. He looked aggressive early, and he had spurts of energy, but overall, not much to speak of. He had more energy directing the defense from the bench...
Doc Rivers admits that NBA trash talking can get out of hand, but on Thursday he insisted that Kevin Garnett did not cross a line while chirping at the Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony during Monday’s 102-96 victory.
Some reports emerging after the incident indicated that Garnett had made his talking personal, mentioning Anthony’s wife. Whatever he said, it clearly infuriated Anthony...
Houston fans were pretty confident coming into this game. They were even calling this match a trap game, although the Celtics had won four straight coming in. As the confidence started to die, the true colors started to come out as fans seemed to cannibalize the team, saying James Harden is there only good player and
Jeremy Lin can't score.
Greg Smith tells KG his...
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Carmelo flipped his lid. Can you blame him? This lowlife by the name of Kevin Garnett said that his precious LaLa tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios! As if! How would this punk know how this queen tastes? Balderdash, I say! He was merely trying to get under Carmelo’s skin. While Melo is taking the high road (LOL J/K, he waited for KG by the Celtics’...
Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers denied the report claiming that Kevin Garnett told Carmelo Anthony his wife tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios.
Another good win for the Celtics. I love opposing fans that admit that the refs are helping them. Lots of love for Sully, and well deserved. Respect for Avery as well, again, well deserved. I've highlighted my favorites in bold. What are yours?
Run, run, run and we should win. Boston prefers a slower pace.
KG tries to start a fight with Toney. We win by 11...
The Boston Celtics beat the Houston Rockets 103-91
CelticsLife Game Recap
Kevin Garnett: 17 Points, 8 Rebounds
KG gave us all we wanted offensively, and on the boards, but his defense was the star tonight. His efforts were crucial to slowing down the Houston Rockets, one of the best offensive teams in the league. He especially shined in the fourth...