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Rondo's return did not help things at all.
Remember the game back in March against Kings? Oh, OK, then you didn't have to see this one. In case you don't remember how that one ended, well, Celtics lost again as they were not able to handle a depleted Kings backcourt. No Aaron Brooks, no Tyreke Evans, no Marcus Thornton (in second half)? No problem. They had Isaiah Thomas (especially him), John Salmons, an Allen Iverson look-alike and Jimmer Fredette to shine.
I miss the good old Celtics that wouldn't let the other team score more than 24 per quarter (well, for at least 3 quarters any given game). The current Celtics are the exact opposite of that. We give away too many 3 point opportunities, we cannot defend in the paint (yeah, experiment Collins is shockingly failing), the opponents cut and penetrate like crazy. Celtics won't win anything as long as they continue to defend this way. It's as simple as that.
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The Celtics need a big man. But so do a bunch of other teams, so acquiring one could be problematic.
Enter DeMarcus Cousins.
The beleaguered Kings forward has been ticking people off recently, but his talent level is undeniable. And according to Kentucky Sports Radio, the Celtics are one of the teams looking to acquire Cousins.
The C’s, Mavericks, Magic and Bobcats are reportedly...
The early word from the DeMarcus Cousins trade watch, according to the latest rumbles on the personnel grapevine, is that Kings co-owners Gavin and Joe Maloof remain reluctant in the extreme to part with their young big man, especially at a time when — after three suspensions already this season — Cousins’ trade value isn’t exactly on the upswing.
Front-office sources say...
ESPN Box Score
Wow. What is there to say? The Kings outplayed the Celtics the whole game, except for the second quarter which the Celtics won 31-30. The defense did not show up, allowing the Kings to shoot 53.7% from the field and 50% from 3. DeMarcus Cousins got his first triple-double. Jason Thompson, Isiah Thomas, and John Salmons scored over 20 points for the...
Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Rajon Rondo talk after the Celtics third straight blowout loss.
Video courtesy of CSNNE.
AP Photo: Steve Yeater
One thing that is apparent after the last three games: The Celtics don’t yet trust each other. That’s not to say that Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Rajon Rondo don’t trust each other; they do. They don’t trust some of the newcomers, and Garnett made that clear after Sunday’s 118-96 loss in Sacramento.
The Celtics are not on the same page. Some...
We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics. Here’s a look at some enemy chatter from northern California.
Though the Warriors were the team playing a back-to-back, Boston was the one that looked old and tired.
Especially when compared to the 20-year-old Barnes, whose fresh legs and athleticism bothered Pierce all night. Pierce...
The Sacramento Kings announced Monday that guard Tyreke Evans is getting a second opinion on his sore left knee. He is visiting Dr. Steve Lombardo in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Evans did not travel with the team on its current four-game road trip, which starts Tuesday against the Detroit Pistons. Evans is scoring 15.1 points per game with 4.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 18 games...
Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points and made one of Sacramento's two four-point plays in the second half as the Kings handed the Boston Celtics their third straight lopsided loss on a California road swing, 118-96 on Sunday night.
John Salmons added 23 points off the bench, Jason Thompson scored 20 and DeMarcus Cousins had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career...
Isaiah Thomas got the start Friday night and scored 11 points with 4 assists, a steal and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes. The move to start him actually makes logical sense, which is strange since we’re talking about the Sacremende Kings here. Well, my league sources tell me Sacramento’s New Year’s resolution is to stop pissing off NBA fans so much. So there you have it. Can...
The DeMarcus Cousins rumors continue to swirl, and it's getting to the point where the old "where there's smoke - there's fire" adage is coming into play. One name that is consistently popping up as a possible trade chip for the Celts is Avery Bradley. Bradley is ready to return from shoulder surgery (double shoulder surgery at that) as soon as Wednesday night...
Boston Celtics (14-14) at Golden State Warriors (20-10) Saturday, December 29, 201210:30 PM ET Regular Season Game #29, Road Game #15TV: NBA-TV, NBAC, CSN-NE, CSN-BARadio: WEEI, KNBR Oracle Arena
Referees: Danny Crawford, Haywoode Workman, Gary Zielinski
The Celtics look to shake off their loss to the the Clippers and get
back into the win column...
After consecutive wins over a pair of first-place teams, the Detroit Pistons are beginning to play with some confidence on their home floor.
The short-handed Sacramento Kings have also turned it around at home, but they've been woeful on the road as they begin a four-game trip.
The Pistons seek their fourth straight victory at The Palace on Tuesday night when they open 2013...