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Ahh, feels good to finally exhale right? As some of the worst basketball in the Garnett era was played over the last four games, the Celtics were able to get back to their roots of putting on the hard hat and grinding out the win. There was a Gino sighting tonight, although Garnett was unfortunately not around to see it.I think Kevin Garnett summarized Boston’s attitude with a very audible “I’ll take this motherf****r” in the first half after Ian Mahinmi subbed in to defend the Big Ticket. He later received a flagrant 2 and was ejected in the fourth quarter, but even the shakiness of the call itself couldn’t wipe the smile off my face: Boston was the bully in this game.Boston showed up to play, with solid defense against a offensively starved Pacers team whose primary option is David West in the post or Paul George along the perimeter, both of whom under performed combining for 19 points on 8-36 shooting.Avery Bradley, thank the lord, is playing his signature harassing defense and playing with confidence on the offensive end. I forgot how much fun he is to root for. He finished with a modest six points, but his impact was definitely felt by D.J. Augustin.Really solid games from Pierce, Rondo, and Sullinger, who all played their respective roles to grind out the win.Courtney Lee had arguably his best game with the Celtics, the player rotation seems to finally be coming together with Bradley back, and Lee seems to be sliding into the second unit with Terry and Lee is responding by playing well.There was a streak to begin the second half where the ball was only scored with dunks due to the rash of turnovers.Tyler Hansbrough is not very liked by many in Boston tonight. He is that kind of player who is supposed to get under people’s skin, but gosh is he annoying.Leandro Barbosa is still a big time scorer, even in garbage time.Sully after the game: “We went back to training camp”. It showed, the Celtic identity was restored and their toughness in tact when he continued “it wasn’t chippy at all, just good hard basketball”. Editors Note: this game was very chippyThe gloom of this season will have to be put off at least one more night, as the Celtics played well from beginning to end. The square off against the Hawks tomorrow night, who are coming off a disappointing loss against Detroit.
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The Celtics will shrug their shoulders over the flagrant foul called against Kevin Garnett in Friday night’s win over the Pacers. They won, after all, whether Garnett was trying to teach Tyler Hansbrough‘s face a lesson or not. But Hansbrough wasn’t too thrilled with the forearm to his snout, going so far as to reopen the discussion of whether the tough and scrappy Garnett...
Kevin Garnett was ejected with more than eight minutes remaining in Boston's victory over Indiana on Friday night after committing a Flagrant 2 on Tyler Hansbrough.
While most of the sporting eyes are focused on the NFL playoffs, Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett decided to show off his diving ability during tonight's Celtics/Pacers game.Watch as KG tracks down the loose ball off of a block of Indiana's David West and leaps into the first row of fans to make the save: Kudos to Kevin for jogging it out....
At first glance, this video is really nothing to get all that excited about. The Boston Celtics are leading the game by fifteen points. A ball is flying out of bounds and Kevin Garnett in all his KG-ness decides to give a little bit extra effort to save the ball, although an argument can be made that this is the best part of the video because he’s about 67.5 years old and he is...
Kevin Garnett was ejected in the fourth quarter of Friday night’s game at TD Garden after a Flagrant Foul Two was called for hitting Pacers’ Tyler Hansbrough in the head:
Kevin Garnett scored 18 points before he was ejected for a flagrant foul in the fourth quarter, and the Boston Celtics snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Indiana Pacers 94-75 on Friday night.
Rajon Rondo added 18 points, seven assists and five rebounds for Boston, which had lost eight of 10 to fall a season-worst three games below .500. Garnett also had seven rebounds...
BOSTON — Doc Rivers sensed the game going downhill fast, with his own physical Celtics team matched up against an equally hard-nosed Pacers squad. Things were getting so chippy, Rivers sent Brandon Bass to the scorer’s table to replace Kevin Garnett before something bad happened.
Rivers turned out to be a beat too late.
With Bass waiting to substitute, Garnett was slapped with...
Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry speak after the Celtics sweet come from behind victory in Atlanta Saturday night.
Videos courtesy of CSNNE.
Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce and Avery Bradley talk after the Celtics big win Friday night vs. the Pacers.
Videos courtesy of Chris Forsberg and Mike Petraglia.
Rajon Rondo led the Celtics to a 94-75 win over the Pacers
Kevin Garnett: KG bounced back from a slightly poor game by dominating an overmatched Pacers frontcourt. He put up a typical 36-year old Garnett statline: 18 points on 50% shooting, with 7 rebounds and excellent defense. You cannot ask for much more. Also he set the tone physically, and...
The Celtics, the frustrating Boston Celtics, finally won a game last night when they blew out the Pacers, 94-75. Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett each put up 18, while Paul Pierce and Courtney Lee had 13. The Celtics finally started rebounding, and overcame a first quarter deficit. They dominated to the point where they could jog for the last few minutes. There were plenty of stats...
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According to the NBA schedule, the Celtics will host Phoenix on Wednesday. Last night they were a phoenix.Rising from the ashes of a 19-point, first-half deficit, the Celts turned the beating around in stunning...
The third returns are in for the 2013 All Star voting. Kevin Garnett is still on track to start in the frontcourt for the East. He's 27,778 votes ahead of Chris Bosh for that third frontcourt spot. Paul Pierce is in 6th place and Jeff Green is in 14th among frontcourt players.
Rajon Rondo is also still on track to start but is way ahead of Deron Williams, who...
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Led by Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett, the Boston Celtics (15-17) dominate the Indiana Pacers (19-14) in startling fashion on Friday night, 94-75.
Here were a couple keys to the victory:
Rajon Rondo sprints around the Pacers:
When Rajon Rondo steps onto the court night in and night out many Celtics fans don’t know which point guard will show...
This is EXACTLY what James Naismith had in mind.
“I can get compared to Kevin Garnett, his inside game. Outside game, Dirk Nowitzki, explosive like Amar’e (Stoudemire). Those three guys I like to compare myself and mix them all together and do a little bit of triple threat.”
If you remember, this is how the former BJ Mullens described himself before the NBA Draft a few years...