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8 a.m. ET: Back above .500 and quietly winners of four of their last five games, the Celtics return home from their two-game road trip to give the Utah Jazz their only taste of TD Garden cooking this season.
Al Jefferson, who has blossomed into one of the league’s best offensive big men, leads the up-and-down Jazz into Boston. After beginning the season with a win over the Mavericks, the Jazz dropped three straight and needed three overtimes in Toronto on Monday to even their record at 4-4. This is the second game in a four-game East Coast road trip for the Jazz, so the Celtics will have a chance to capitalize on their road-weary legs.
Rajon Rondo will look to extend his streak of games with double-digit assists to 32 games after he barely kept the streak alive Monday in Chicago. If Celtics coach Doc Rivers keeps to form, the starting lineup will stay a secret until shortly before gametime.
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Nets head coach Avery Johnson recently expressed his frustration about how Celtics veteran forward Kevin Garnett is always calling out his team's plays on the floor.
Boston Celtic Jeff Green destroyed Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson last night. Green got a technical for his, dunno, eyes?
“It felt good,” Green said about the dunk. “I was just trying to make a...
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CSNNE's Sherrod Blakely posted a piece on Al Jefferson's return to Boston after the Celtics-Jazz game on Wednesday night. While most of the discussion about Big Al related to Jeff Green's monster dunk on him, Jefferson scored 13 points and grabbed 14 rebounds against the Celtics, and Doc Rivers highly touted his former player:
"He just keeps getting better and...
Kevin Garnett whips a cross-court pass to Jeff Green in the weak-side corner. Green gives a slight up-fake and takes off down the lane. Now it’s time to go all-in or get shut down. Let’s go all in. Green has Al Jefferson directly in front of him with Paul Millsap and Derrick Favors surrounding him. [...]
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...
TORONTO -- The second 3-pointer of Al Jefferson's NBA career bounced tantalizingly before dropping through the rim. It was the start of something big for the Utah Jazz. Jefferson was 1-for-25 from beyond the arc in his nine-year career when he made a 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation Monday to tie the game against the Toronto Raptors at 104-104, forcing overtime...
Jeff Green is back this season after missing all of last year with a heart condition. This wasn't a bad way to get his name back out there. Green had a huge slam dunk over Al Jefferson in the fourth quarter of the Celtics win over the Jazz tonight that turned a few eyes. Check out the dunk below and hopefully Mr. Green will have more to come.
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BOSTON — Anyone who claims that a dunk is only worth two points has never been in the building when a player delivered a true facial to a helpless defender.
Jeff Green produced just such a highlight-reel dunk on Wednesday, when the reserve forward bulled into the lane, elevated over Al Jefferson and slammed the ball home over the reeling Utah Jazz center. The TD Garden crowd erupted...
Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett, center, hugs teammates Jeff Green,
left, and Leandro Barbosa (12) after they defeated the Utah Jazz 98-93
in an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP
First, the bench came through for the Celtics last night. They played like we envisioned them playing when we first saw them on paper. The timing...
Kevin Garnett said Celtics Jeff Green needed to find his inner a$$hole and get mean. Wednesday night Jeff showed he has a little mean in him. Check out his dunk on Utah Jazz’s Al Jefferson. Look, that was SEXY!! Oh, Jeff had a comment about the dunk on Twitter. Don’t worry Jeff, you’re [...]
The Celtics were cold in the 4th quarter. If they weren’t dunking the ball, that ball wasn’t going through the hoop.
Lucky for the Celtics, pulled off two plays that got them the high-percentage shots they needed at crucial times. Actually… it was the same play… just run on opposite sides of the floor.
Here’s the first one:
The play really happens at the :13 mark with...
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It was an unlikely hero in regulation that sent the game to overtime. And into the rabbit hole we went. Al Jefferson hit a 3-pointer that hit just about every part of the rim before falling in that sparked a triple overtime battle between the Raptors...
Tip: 8:00 PM Court: Barclays Center Watch it: TNT Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Tony Brothers, John Goble, Scott Wall
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On Road: 3-1
At Home: 3-1
Streak: Won 3
Streak: Won 3
Buckets: Pierce (19.8 ppg)
Buckets: Deron Williams (17.7 ppg)
After every game, we’ll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player’s overall value.
Offense: Defense: Overall:
Early on, Rondo’s contribution was strictly scoring. Once again, he shot 50% from 16-23 feet. He did only shoot 3 of 9 for the game, but a couple of those shots were half way down. After finishing the...
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...