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The Boston Celtics lost to the defending-champion Heat Friday night to give up the season series 3 to 1. Despite some strong individual performances, The Celtics struggled as a team, particularly on the defensive end. Jeff Green scored 25 points on 10-17 shooting with 8 rebounds, Brandon Bass had 14 points and 8 rebounds, and Jordan Crawford went for 20 points. LeBron James and Chris Bosh were solid but The Heat's 3-point specialists , Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis, combined for 33 points on 6 3-pointers (Chalmers and Cole added 5 more triples). Kevin Garnett sat out to rest his ailing ankle, leaving a huge hole in the middle, which Spoelstra's Heat took advantage of. Paul Pierce also sat with a sore ankle, making Jason Terry the only veteran on the floor. The Jet never got off the runway, shooting 3-9 with 4 costly turnovers. Without KG or The Truth, The Celtics really needed a bench spark, but Terry, Shavlik Randolph, Chris Wilcox, and Terrence Williams all put up lackluster...
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Jeff Green has been polarizing player for many Celtics fans. Some love him; love the potential, and the flashes of greatness. Some hate him simply because he was the piece we got back for Perkins, and others can’t stand him, think he’s overrated, not that good etc. Coming out of college he was hearing much of the same stuff, even from the NBA coaching circle. Before last night’s...
After a dunk, Jeff Green landed awkwardly on his left elbow. His injury forced his exit from last night's game against the Miami Heat early in the fourth quarter. Green explained why his injury initially caused him to grimace in pain and eventually prevented his return to the game: "Any time you hit a nerve, it feels numb down the whole arm," said Green. "And...
Tonight, Celtics fans finally got to relax and enjoy a wire-to-wire ass kicking. In a meaningless game in Orlando, Boston smokes the Magic 120-88. There were definitely some encouraging things that happened tonight. One of them was that KG looked to be showing no ill effects from his recent foot/ankle injury. Garnett had a productive night, going for 14 points on 7 of 8 shooting...
BOSTON — Jeff Green and P.J. Carlesimo were not fast friends. When Green came into the NBA as a rookie out of Georgetown in 2007, he found a coach with a reputation for being tough on players, who had an infamous run-in with a player a decade earlier and who was skeptical of Green’s ability to succeed in the NBA.
Yet as Green was going through his rehabilitation from heart surgery...
Somewhere in the deepest parts of their psyches, the Celtics harbor some distant and dreamy hope of making this postseason one to remember.
Sure, they are missing an All-Star point guard and a young forward who never seemed to play like a rookie, and their two best players are closing in on the twilights of their careers. The Celtics have done just enough to give themselves hope...
Extended highlights from courtesy of yesterday's blowout in Orlando courtesy of OfficialCelticsHD.
Jeff Green finished with 17 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals. Paul Pierce with 12 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 1 steal. The Big Ticket with 14 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal.
Things got pretty crazy last night. The undermanned Celtics took on the fully stocked Heat and lost and Kobe Bryant tore his achilles and is done for the year. Lost in the shuffle was Jeff Green and his elbow injury!
Turns out he's going to be A OK.
Jeff Green was injured after falling on his elbow after a dunk, he later left the game and didn't return. Still, Green brushed...
Laugh at me all you want, but I think tonight could’ve been much worse. Headed into this game, without KG & Pierce, Celtics fans thought that things might get really ugly. Well, despite a Heat 2nd Q for the ages, the C’s actually gave Miami a run for their money tonight. However. the Heat win 109-101. Boston came out swinging early, and behind a hot start from Jeff Green...
After outscoring Miami 27-17 in the first quarter, the daring duo of Jordan Crawford and Jeff Green wasn’t enough and the Celtics lost to the Heat 109-101. Surprisingly Miami’s Big Three all played, but with Pierce and Garnett taking the night off this game was predictably meaningless. Lets run through the bullet points:Jeff Green was the Celtics best player tonight, finishing...
LOOK OUT, young fella! Dunkers in the building!
You know how you were always taught to force your man middle? This is a great example of how that fails to work. Brandon Bass blows by Reggie Evans and into the lane, which generally isn’t a bad thing for the defense, but a late rotation by Brook Lopez, who looked as if he had no idea that Bass could dunk, results in Brook paying...
Tonight, the Celtics woke up from their funk as they beat up the Magic, 120-88. Everybody who played in this one was great. Tonight was a great night to be a Celtic. Now they're just one win shy of a winning season. I'm confident they will get it.
Tonight's USOTN goes to the dominant performance of Courtney Lee. Lee led the Celtics tonight with 20 points on 7/10 shooting...
8 a.m. ET: Whoever plays will play, and the game will most likely be thrilling and chilling. We can only hope.
With Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh’s status all unclear, the Celtics and Heat will face off in Miami in a watered-down version of one of the NBA’s best rivalries. The Heat did not seem to miss a beat Wednesday without their stars...
The final Celtics Heat installment of the season lacked many storylines on Friday night. Coming in Doc Rivers announced the team would be without their veteran leaders Pierce and Garnett as they would both be sidelined with ankle left ankle injuries. As the Celtics look to prepare for the playoffs the team face two final back to back series. With a depleted roster Doc looked...
3 p.m. ET: Jeff Green is not expected to miss any time with the left elbow bruise he suffered late in Friday’s loss to the Heat, so the Celtics should be at full strength — or what amounts to full strength for them, anyway — when they visit the Magic on Saturday.
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are slated to return for the second leg of this road back-to-back, one of two the...