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8 a.m.: The Celtics take another crack at snapping out of their recent funk when they visit the Indiana Pacers on Saturday. While this would probably be a sparsely attended game if it were held in Boston, where fans will be glued to their couches flipping between the Patriots, Bruins and Celtics, the Hoosier State can devote its full attention to its Pacers. At 8-3, Indiana is second in the Central Division and tied with Philadelphia and Orlando for the second-best record in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics (4-6) are wallowing in a three-game losing streak, all at home, and...

Your Morning Dump... Rondo took the night off

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. After back-to-back games in which he shouldered the Celtics' offensive load by attacking the rim relentlessly, Rajon Rondo was virtually invisible on Saturday night, finishing with just six points in 36...

Rajon Rondo scoring out of necessity

He spent last season finding his teammates at any cost, sometimes passing up wide open layups in favor of a potential assist. Yet when Rajon Rondo has been at his best this season, when he has had to shoulder a different kind of role, there’s considerably less Stockton to his craft, and a hint of Allen Iverson has been dropped into the equation.Rondo shoots far less than Iverson...

Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics: looking back and glancing forward…

No NBA fan is going to forget the duel between Derrick Rose and Rajon Rondo in the 2009 NBA playoffs. The Celtics were the reigning NBA champions and team to beat in the NBA. The staggering Celtics’ defense was led by Associate Head Coach and defensive specialist, Tom Thibodeau. For several seasons, Celtics’ opponents were [...]

Thoughts I thought – Celtics comeback falls short… again

Loul Deng and the Bulls got the better of Rajon Rondo and the Celtics tonight in Boston Some thoughts I thought while I watched the Celtics nearly pull another game out of their asses, but secretly knowing they wouldn’t This is starting to become a trend. Celtics look sloppy in the first half, Celtics find some fire in the second half, Celtics make run, Celtics come up short when...

Free and easy

Every time Rajon Rondo clangs another free throw, Cob Carlson cringes.

Doc Rivers: Boston is Rajon Rondo’s team now

Rajon Rondo is playing better than Kevin Garnett, better than Paul Pierce, better than Ray Allen this season. This is no longer 2008 where the Celtics were the “Big 3” with the young Rondo as the apprentice. Coach Doc Rivers doesn’t see it that way, he told A. Sherrod Blakely of “This is his…

Celtics Live Blog: Rajon Rondo Takes On Derrick Rose, Bulls in Battle of Elite Point Guards

7:45 p.m.: This is not the game to expect the Celtics to finally break out of their rebounding funk. The Celtics, who allowed 17 second-chance points to the Mavericks on Wednesday and are second-to-last in the NBA in overall rebounding, take on the best team in the league at keeping opponents off the glass. That's right. Bulls opponents average just 37.8 rebounds per game, the...

Dallas Mavericks 90, Boston Celtics 85

The Celtics were outrebounded 43-35 and it hurt them last night.  Rajon Rondo led the way for the Celtics last night with 24 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals.  Kevin Garnett also had a very solid game as he finished up with 16 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 blocked shot.  Ray Allen (9 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists) and Keyon Dooling (9 points and 1 steal) also...

Chicago Bulls 88, Boston Celtics 79

The Celtics were outrebounded 46-34 last night and it hurt them on the scoreboard.  Ray Allen (16 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists) and Rajon Rondo (14 points, 7 rebounds, 11 assists and 4 steals) led the way for the Celtics in this game.  Paul Pierce only shot 3 of 12 from the floor but he still finished up with 13 points, 1 rebound, 5 assists and 1 steal.  Brandon Bass got a...

Taking Stock: C's-Mavericks

After every game, we'll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player's overall value. Starters Paul Pierce: I know we want Paul Pierce to just step onto the court and be "Paul Pierce" again.  Considering how this team has been playing, it's going to be hard for Pierce get into any kind of flow.  This is essentially still pre-season...
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