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Three-pointers are worth more points than two-pointers. Write down that little piece of trivia, use it at parties to attract the opposite gender or mail it into the admissions office at Harvard to show that you’re ready for them to give you that Ph.D. you’ve always wanted
Now that we’re all Mensa material, let’s get back to the main point. The patently obvious fact that threes are worth more than twos can be critical to success in the NBA. For all the clichés about establishing a low-post presence and crashing the glass, two of the more reliable predictors of a team’s success are how well it shoots threes and how well it defends them.
This is relevant for the Celtics because, coming off a 101-89 loss to the Houston Rockets on Friday, defending the three officially has become a problem for them. Much of the Celtics’ success over the last five years was built on not only shooting well from long-range, but limiting their opponents’ effectiveness from beyond the arc. Teams can live and ...
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Everyone has their opinions on Kevin Garnett whether you are with or against him. A lot of people say he is a fake tough guy and a phony. I will tell you one thing from my view is that Kevin Garnett is a serious person. He means what he says and says what he means. This small moment in sports during a time like today is proof of many things - Kevin's (both) emotions,...
at Boston Celtics (12-10) at San Antonio Spurs (18-6) Saturday, December 15, 20128:30 PM ET Regular Season Game #23 Road Game #11TV: NBA-TV, NBAC, CSN-NE, KENS Radio: WOAI, WEEI AT&T Center
Referees: Rodney Mott, Tony Brown, Kevin Fehr The Celtics continue their road trip with a stop in San Antonio to face
the ageless Tim Duncan and the Spurs. The...
Listen from your mobile device Call in: 347-215-7771 | Listen Live | Join CelticsBlog chat The CLNS Radio Boston Celtics Post Game series continues their season-long initiative to cover every single Boston Celtics game. Tonight, the Celtics square off against the The San Antonio Spurs. Your hosts will be Chris McCarthy, Mike Munger and Calvin [...]
COLUMBIA, Md. — Days after returning to the sidelines, Kevin McHale got a lift from the player he drafted in Minnesota and forward who brought championship basketball back to Boston. The Celtics legend spent nearly a month away from the Rockets’ bench following the death of his daughter. On a night when the scoreboard seemed [...]
Tip: 8PM Court: Toyota Center Watch it: CSN Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Tom Washington, David Jones and Haywoode Workman
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On road: 4-5
At home: 8-5
Streak: Won 2
Streak: Won 1
Buckets: Pierce (19.9 ppg)
Buckets: James Harden (25.00 ppg)
Boston Celtics (12-9) at Houston Rockets (10-11)Friday, December 14, 20128:00 PM ET Regular Season Game #22, Road Game #10TV: ESPN, CSN-NE, CSN-HRadio: WEEI, KBMEToyota Center Referees: Tom Washington, David Jones, Haywoode Workman
The Celtics begin their 3 game road trip in Houston where they take
Linsanity and The Beard. They also will face old friend...
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Tonight the Spurs and Celtics will clash in San Antonio and Celtics blogger John Karalis of Red's Army weighs in on the matchup. In a nutshell, John is expecting the Celtics to shock the Spurs tonight and escape San Antonio with the win. Here is what he had to say on tonight's Spurs-Celtics game.
So the Celtics have played a double overtime game where Paul Pierce...
Jeff Green is one of the bright younger pieces of an aging Boston Celtics team. He showed that last night with this high flying dunk on Houston Rockets player Carlos Delfino in the second quarter of their game. Green would go on to drop 9 points in their 101-89 loss to the Rockets. Check out the monster throw down in the video below.
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Spurs backcourt Tony Parker and Gary Neal combined for 42 points to lead the Spurs over the Celtics 103-88. Paul Pierce and Jason Terry led the Celtics with 19 apiece in the losing effort. Here are some more quick observations:
Jason Terry couldn't miss in the 1st half (17 points).
Jason Terry couldn't make in the 2nd half (1 point).
Manu Ginobili was limited to just over...
Boston Celtics(12-10, 4-6 Road) @ San Antonio Spurs (18-6, 7-2 Home) AT&T Center, 8:30 pm on NBATV/CSNNE/WEEI Officials: Rodney Mott, Tony Brown, and Kevin Fehr Line: San Antonio by 10 The Celtics travel to San Antonio for the second leg of their Texas trip following a loss to the Houston Rockets last night. The Spurs are coming off of a [...]
The Boston Celtics have made significant strides defensively. They'll need that improvement to continue as they begin a stretch of three straight games on the road - the first two coming against a pair of the NBA's top offensive teams.
The Celtics go for their third consecutive win and fourth in five games when they face the Houston Rockets on Friday night.