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8 a.m. ET: The Celtics are lucky to be playing at home Saturday, because they made need an extra pick-me-up from the home crowd. The Celtics will be playing their third game in four nights and their second straight game against the Sixers, a scrappy squad that has renewed its rivalry with Boston in the last two seasons.
Although such a tight stretch of games normally would put Celtics coach Doc Rivers on an extreme minutes-watch with veterans like Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, he can be a little more aggressive than usual since the Celtics have three days to get relief next week before they host scuffling Dallas. Still, Rivers could not have been happy about playing Pierce and Jason Terry more than 40 minutes each in Friday’s overtime loss in Philadelphia.
For the Sixers, Evan Turner will try to top his performance from the first game of this home-and-home set. The third-year guard/forward canned 26 points, including the game-winner with 3.9 seconds remaining in overtime, and added...
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The Boston Celtics continue to struggle in the middle of the Eastern Conference.
A recent series of missteps by temperamental point guard Rajon Rondo has done nothing to elevate their cause.
In their 95-94 overtime loss to Philadelphia on Friday, Rondo flubbed what should have been a game-winning scenario.
Please Click Here To Watch A Video Of Rondo's Key Mistake.
Per WEEI, Stu Jackson, NBA Vice President of basketball operations made the announcement today that Celtics’ Chris Wilcox has been hit with a quarter of a million dollar fine for an obscene gesture toward fans in Philadelphia Friday night. Wilcox’s actions occurred during a timeout with 8:47 remaining in the 4th period of the Celtics 95-94 overtime [...]
Paul Pierce and the Celtics were losers on Friday night
Rajon Rondo had a triple-double by the time the third quarter was over, but you would not have been able to tell from his post-game comments.
“I should have took the layup,” said Rondo after he missed a game-winning opportunity slipping while taking a jump-shot. “I tried to make a plant and just slipped.”
As an aside...
The Celtics dropped the first of their back to back home and home series with the Sixers 95-94. They had had a chance to win it in regulation but Rondo missed a shot at the buzzer. They then had a chance to win it at the buzzer in overtime and, once again Rondo missed the potential game winner at the buzzer. Instead, Evan Turner's shot with 3.9 seconds to go that put the Sixers...
Kevin Garnett has been one of the NBA’s best rebounders his entire career. In fact, he had a streak of recording at least one rebound in every game he played since January 21, 1997. But on Saturday, that streak came to an end when he failed to grab a rebound in the Boston Celtics’ 92-79 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Celtics may have won the game, but Garnett was not happy...
The Red Claws get back into the winning column with a 113-111 win over the Erie Bayhawks. With Kris Joseph still with the Celtics, Chris Wright filled in nicely at the small forward spot and finished with 14 points 10 rebounds and 6 assists.
Fab Melo started and finished with 6 points (3-8), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 3 blocks in just under 26 minutes. Most importantly...
The Celtics' own Fab Melo makes the D-League's Top 5 Plays of the Week. Also featured is the Red Claws' Chris Wright.
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Before meeting the Boston Celtics Saturday night, one day after beating them by one point in overtime, Philadelphia 76ers coach Doug Collins said his team should be better-prepared to meet for the second time in as many nights.Collins pointed out the specific amount of minutes the Celtics big names have played, using their long careers as basis for his theory: “There’s no reason...
Celtics fell to the Sixers in Philly last night, 95-94 in OT. Very frustrating loss for the team, and it’s fans. Tonight, the two Eastern Conference foes will get back in the ring for Round 2. The 2nd game of the home and home tips-off at TD Garden at 7:30pm EST.
Check out some pics/GIFs from last night’s contest in the meantime…
It's time for the best Tweets from Tommy Heinsohn during the rematch with the Sixers and Tommy was on his game tonight! As Jeff Green was called for traveling, Tommy was counting his steps and Mike wasn't too thrilled with his counting skills.
Green called for traveling. Counting steps: "One-two! One-two!" Mike: "I don't want you counting my change...
76ers – 95, Celtics – 94 Boston Globe Chicago Tribune Courier Post Detroit News Columbus Dispatch Mainline Media News SB Nation Boston The Sixer Sense The 700 Level SF Gate NBA roundup, Dec. 8 - A roundup of all the NBA games that took place last night. CSNNE Rivers: Final shot was for Garnett - A. Sherrod Blakely reports [...]
Herald Kevin Garnett, C’s get most of their time KG blanked on boards C’s look to Kevin Garnett as usual Collins says C’s on right track Lakers’ fate up to Nash After Knicks’ debacle, Heat realizes it has issuesClippers’ Lamar Odom says his body is catching up to this mind Globe Final, Celtics 92-76ers 79 -Celtics blog.Tough turnaround for Doc Rivers after Rick Majerus...
Chris (far right) with his cousin Jackie & friend Mark
About 2 years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting die-hard Celtics fan Chris H, aka “Hal Dogg” at TD Garden. This guy is just full of energy and Celtic Pride. He’s at the Garden for pretty much every home game with the attitude that the Celtics are going to win, no matter what.
Chris, a 23 year-old C’s fan from Blackstone...
Meet Courtney Lee, shooting guard for the Boston Celtics.
He’s a decent on-ball defender at-best and can score in bunches when given the chance. Some would call that being a role player, but I assure you that’s not the case.