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MILWAUKEE - Sometimes a complex game like basketball can be so simple. A game that featured 17 lead changes and multiple momentum swings can be summed up pretty easily. "They made shots when it counted," Bucks guard Monta Ellis said. "It was a hard-fought game. They made more shots than we did and they came out with the (win)."Saturday'sgame was even at 74-74 with just over five minutes to play. Boston went 8 of 10 from the field the rest of the way. When it mattered, future Hall of Famers Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett stepped up, accounting for six of the eight makes, drilling jump shot after jump shot.Celtics coach Doc Rivers managed the duo's minutes beautifully. In fact, Pierce actually spent time in Garnett's spot in the middle on offense and handled it well. There just wasn't much the Bucks could do. "As a staff we knew at halftime that this was going to come down probably to the end," Bucks head coach Scott Skiles said. "Who would execute and who could execute and get a good shot and make a shot."They were getting about the same quality shots as we were. They knocked theirs down and we missed a few."Milwaukee found early success getting easy dunks from their big men off the pick-and-roll. Boston adjusted accordingly and that's when the Bucks' offense lost its rhythm. With Mike Dunleavy in foul trouble and Brandon Jennings just 1 of 10 from the field, the Bucks were fortunate to even have a chance to tie at the end. A couple of missed free throws by Boston gave Milwaukee the ball back, down two, with eight seconds left.Ellis drove the lane and dished off to Ersan Ilyasova. The Bucks forward appeared to be hit hard, causing the ball to be taken away by Jeff Green. "From where I was standing, I thought it was a foul," Skiles said. "But there were a lot of bodies in there, I don't question anything. I have to take a look at it. We could have used a couple of points there."A schedule oddity left the Bucks playing the Celtics for the second time in eight days. On opening night in Boston, Milwaukee cruised to a 99-88 victory. Things were different Saturday night. The Bucks weren't as sharp, but played tough. They ran into a talented team that's searching for its identity. Boston entered the game just 2-3 on the season, but took a major step in the right direction in the second half."I told them, it's one win," Rivers said. "We just have to keep learning each other. When you bring eight new guys to a basketball team, you're going to have some struggles. And we're struggling, and still won the game. That's good."The NBA features some of the best athletes in the world. And Saturday night, two of the best to ever play the game stepped up and did the Bucks in. Follow Andrew Gruman on Twitter.
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We’ve all heard billions of times about Kevin Garnett’s obscene plus-minus numbers. And the Boston Celtics’ trend of deteriorating with KG on the court is continuing this season.After last night’s loss, Rajon Rondo explained what happens whenever Garnett moves to the bench. (Hint: Hide yo’ kids, hide yo’ wife, close your eyes and take a shot of Jameson.) (Boston Herald...
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Scoring ONLY 3 points tonight against the Bulls, Kevin Garnett will pass Allen Iverson as the 17th All-Time Scoring Leader with 24,369 pts.
— Doctor NBA (@DoctorNBA) November 12, 2012
The Boston Celtics entered the season expected to contend with the Miami Heat (and possibly others) for the Eastern Conference title. They’re off to a 3-3 start, which isn’t bad, but certainly not impressive when you consider that two of the wins came against the Wizards. One of the main problems for the Celtics is their age. Kevin Garnett is 36 and Paul Pierce is 35, which...
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- It's been a rough start for the Boston Celtics. They came to Milwaukee on Saturday night looking to recover from a tough loss at home the night before to Philadelphia, and also to avenge a season-opening blowout, also at home, to the Bucks. And while it may not have been pretty, the Celtics' 96-92 victory could go a long way towards helping a team with...
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And nobody seemed to relish this fiesty, bad-boy side of Green more than Kevin Garnett.
“Jeff’s a really, really nice guy,” Garnett said. “Some nights, you just gotta be an asshole.”
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The usual complaints about the refs. Interesting that they still have the Celtics are old thing going there. I guess they haven't looked at the Celtics roster lately. For some reason the gif and exchange at the end really cracked me up. Enjoy today's comments....
Boston is old, old old. We have young legs to run.
If we can get out and run like pretty...
Tip: 7:30 PM Court: TD Garden Watch it: CSN Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Rodney Mott, James Williams, Sean Wright
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At Home: 1-1
On Road: 1-1
Streak: Won 2
Streak: Won 1
Buckets: Pierce (19.0 ppg)
Buckets: Jrue Holiday (18.0 ppg)
Boards: Garnett (9.0 rpg)
Boards: Evan Turner ...
Kevin Garnett is still the heart and soul of the Boston Celtics defense
The Boston Celtics fell to 2-3 on the season after losing 106-100 to the Philadelphia 76ers in the Garden on Friday. The lost also dropped their home record to 1-2. The Celtics are struggling to find their chemistry on both sides of the ball, at an incredibly inconsistent rate. There are times when they are putting...
After losing to the 76ers 106-100, Doc Rivers spoke about how the Celtics must figure out a way to play without Kevin Garnett, the importance of Chris Wilcox and what he thinks about starting line-ups.
Rondo made life very difficult for a short-handed Bulls team.Let me start you off with a few relevant stats. Coming into this game, the Chicago Bulls’ opponents were averaging just 88 points per game, fourth in the NBA. Pace adjusted, the Bulls were second in the NBA in points per 100 possessions, at 96.1.Now read that headline again: the Celtics just hung 101 points on a team...
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