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Portland Trail Blazers
Kevin Garnett's return did not get the Celtics a win
The Celtics came out of the gates strong, just like in Phoenix, before the Trailblazers mounted a run of their own. They lost the lead in the 1st quarter due to poor decision-making, some bad luck, and bad defense. But in the 2nd quarter, they had no one to blame but themselves. The offense collapsed due to an inability to penetrate, and the defense continued to struggle. The poorness of the Trailblazers kept them from blowing the Celtics out, and Paul Pierce brought the defect down to single-digits with some needed baskets. The Celtics trailed at the half, 49-42, but the poor play didn't carry over into the 3rd. They came out strong, quickly grabbing the lead back. The 3rd quarter had multiple lead changes, as both teams played well. Eventually the Trailblazers played better and grabbed a 4-point lead heading into the 4th quarter. It turned into a grind, with both teams struggling offensively...
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As if there were really any doubt, Celtics fans can rest assured that No. 34 and No. 5 will indeed hang from the rafters of the TD Garden one day, along with the numbers worn by rest of the Celtics’ all-time greats.
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Celtics coach Doc Rivers said he could tell that the 36-year-old Garnett hasn’t been the same since a triple-overtime victory over Denver on Feb. 10. Garnett played 47 minutes in that game.
The Celtics played...
The Blazers had lost seven straight going into tonight’s game, but Wesley freakin’ Matthews made sure that’s where the streak would end. The C’s got big games out of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, but those two didn’t get a ton of help. They drop a very winnable game 92-86.
The Truth came to play. After early foul trouble, Pierce carried the Celtics and...
Not getting easier
The Portland Trail Blazers have lost seven straight games, and while the Boston Celtics aren’t what they used to be, they’re still a tough opponent for a young Rip City squad.
Matchup: Portland (25-30) vs. Boston Celtics (29-26)
Venue: Rose Garden
Time: 6:00 PM PT
Date: Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013
The playoffs are becoming less and less likely with each grueling...
The Boston Celtics sat Kevin Garnett Saturday and still easily defeated the Phoenix Suns -- thanks to Jeff Green.
The fifth-year forward dominated, making 11-of-14 shots, including three 3-pointers, for 31 points. He added a full stat line of seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and five blocks in 39 minutes. It was a dominant performance, but one that we've come to expect...
Zach Randolph does not have a reputation for being a nice guy on the court. He is especially unkind to opposing big men who stand between him and the hoop.
The Grizzlies forward does have respect for a select few true low-post players, which he thinks are a dying breed in the NBA. Randolph joined Bill Simmons of Grantland for an interview that touched on many topics, including which...
Many Celtics fans have been wondering whether newly-signed big DJ White will be available for tonight's game against the Portland Trailblazers.
According to the Boston Herald's Steve Bulpett, White is in Portland with the team, but is currently unable to talk to the media until his paperwork goes through. CSNNE's Sherrod Blakely confirmed that White's paperwork...
This could have been a good win for the Celtics had a couple shots fallen their way late in the fourth quarter but the ball just didn't bounce their way tonight. Wesley Matthews was big all night and hit a barrage of shots from long range to keep the Celtics at bay all game. Tommy Heinsohn noted at halftime that this was a game he thought the Celtics would win claiming all the...
Celtics 110, Jazz 107 (OT)
Five games in seven nights. A marathon of basketball and travel that would even leave young players exhausted. The Celtics (30-27) key players, however, are not young, and were certainly not happy when the final game of their west coast road trip went into overtime on Monday night. But these are professionals, and even though he was too exhausted to celebrate...
Highlights from the Boston Celtics' 110-107 overtime victory over the Utah Jazz above, box score below. Paul Pierce was the leading scorer for the Celtics with 26 points.
Boston Celtics 110, Utah Jazz 107 - FINAL - Overtime - February 25, 2013
Boston Celtics (30-27)
Kevin Garnett sat out Friday night (DNP – old and tired) and Jeff Green finally got his chance to start. Doing the best KG impression he could muster, he tore up Los Suns with a season-high 31 points and added 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 5 blocks. Oh, hello there! What did you say your name was? I don’t believe we’ve met. They traded you for who–Kendrick Perkins...
Before I went to check the Jazz forums, I predicted that the bulk of the talk would be on three things: Horrible officiating at times and the fact that Celtics fans' cheers were quite audible, garnished with some OT hate on Paul Pierce. What I've seen though was a fan base that hated their coach and mocked their players for pages in a way that's quite funny. Almost zero...
The young guns, specifically Avery Bradley, kept the C’s in this one, and the vets finished it off. Despite weary legs and some lapses in defense, Boston gets a gutsy 110-107 win in OT in Utah. Paul Pierce took the game over late, hitting clutch shot after clutch shot in the 4th and the OT. Pierce was 3 of 3 in overtime, and 5 of 9 for 55% in the 4th & OT. His partner in...
I don't know about you guys, but I am quickly moving on from tonight's loss in Portland. In my opinion, it was a loss that was bound to happen. I could care less about it. Tomorrow night they will visit the Jazz in the final game of their road trip. Here are the five things they must do to win in Utah:
5. HAVE BRADLEY GET HOT:
Avery Bradley has slowly gotten more and more...