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On the second night of a back-to-back, against the lowly Charlotte Bobcats, during Boston’s fourth game in five days, Kevin Garnett played 34 minutes and Brandon Bass stayed on the court for 40. Greg Stiemsma, who began the season as Boston’s 15th man, earned 20 minutes off the bench, and no other Celtics big man played significant time, mostly because Doc Rivers trusts no other big man on the court.Unfortunately for the size-starved Celtics, Rivers doesn’t trust any big man on the free agent market either. Though he previously stated that the Celtics wanted to add two bigs for the stretch run, Rivers now believes the Celtics might be done making transactions. (ESPN Boston)“We may add another guy just to get through the year,” said Rivers. “But we’ll see; there’s no out there.”“Honestly, I’d be surprised if we brought a big in,” said Rivers.This is the Celtics’ predicament: Garnett and Bass have been playing too many minutes, Stiemsma (who has played admirably, I know) has been for
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ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg points out that Doc Rivers leads coaches in technical fouls:
After picking up his eighth technical foul of the season Thursday night in Milwaukee, Doc Rivers not only topped the list of coaches' technicals, but owned a two-tech cushion on the rest of the field (heck, only seven other coaches have four or more technicals this season). Rivers...
Doc Rivers is one of the most highly respected coaches in the NBA. So when he talks about a player's potential or league rules, people usually listen. In speaking with reporters before Wednesday night's game against the Utah Jazz, Rivers spent a few minutes discussing his son and NBA hopeful Austin Rivers. Doc reflected a bit on the process and ultimately put his full support...
Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers has extended his invite to forward Kevin Garnett to return to the team this offseason when the veteran becomes a free agent.“Oh yeah, absolutely. We want him back,” Rivers told reporters. “I think it will come down to if he wants to play or not. But, you know, who knows? So many games and so many things can happen. Being around this as long...
When it comes to creating lists or ranking things like "Best Death Metal Songs of the 1990's" or "Biggest Stiffs Ever to Play in the NBA," there is always room for subjective debate. People love lists. They love rankings. There are power rankings on every sports blog site for everything. One type of list that pops up every so often in all fields of...
Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers says he is OK with his son Austin's decision to go pro after one year at Duke.
The younger Rivers announced his decision on Monday to hire an agent and enter the NBA draft.
Doc Rivers said on Wednesday that Austin was recruited as a ''one-and-done'' player by Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. Still, Doc Rivers says Austin almost stayed...
It was previously believed that the Celtics would replace their two big men out for the year, Jermaine O'Neal and Chris Wilcox, with two healthy big men. While the Celtics did sign Ryan Hollins after he cleared waivers, it appears that will be all for the Celtics acoording to Doc Rivers.
But Celtics coach Doc Rivers hinted Sunday that there's no players that were made available...
After trading away anyone of substance from their roster at the deadline and firing their coach shortly after, the Portland Trail Blazers have reopened their search for a general manager.
I know what you're thinking. Big whoop. Good for them. They're 3,000 miles away. What does that have to do with the Celtics?
According to The Oregonian, one person that Portland...
While speculation had run wild in recent days after Duke was eliminated from the NCAA March Madness Tournament, Duke University made things official today announcing that Freshman guard Austin Rivers will be leaving the school to enter the 2012 NBA draft. Rivers entered Duke as the nations #1 ranked high school player, and while at [...]
Austin Rivers met with his family and Duke officials, this weekend, regarding his future in college hoops. ABC Sports is reporting that the son of Boston Celtics head coach, Doc Rivers, will enter the draft this summer. From ABC News: Austin Rivers is leaving Duke after one season for the NBA draft. The freshman guard [...]
Usually, the Gatorade bath is normally reserved for NFL head coaches and Doc Rivers but during tonight's Pistons/Wizards affair, rookie Brandon Knight got his own version.Knight was attempting to track down a loose ball and dove into the Pistons bench area. Knight took out some Gatorade cups in the process and ended up getting all wet:
In this blog I pick one of the top players in NBA history as voted on in this project and discuss some of his career accomplishments…in other words, what made him so great that he deserves a spot among the greatest? This week’s player is Kevin Garnett, either a jack-of-all-trades/master-of-none or one of the most complete players in NBA history that...
I absolutely loved the effort last night by Kevin Garnett, especially the moves in the paint.
After the jump, my favorite play - the fake, drive and dunk on Mullens.
"Scrape him off the ceiling..."
Since being moved to play a position he detests, Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics has been playing like a young pup. No matter where he plays, KG always resembles a young whelp.
After spearheading another Celtic victory, the kingpin and centerpiece of the Celtics Big Three held a postgame interview in which he took on the media about being in his dotage.
Amid a busy end to the season, the Boston Celtics still find time to contribute to their community off the court. On Tuesday, this effort manifested in a visit to the Perkins School for the Blind. Center Greg Stiemsma, guard Avery Bradley, and forward Brandon Bass all visited with students at the school and took their questions. But this was no ordinary question-and-answer session...
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Record: 26-22 (2nd Atlantic, 7th East)
Record: 7-39 (5th Southeast, 15th East)
On the road: 9-14
At Home: 4-17