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Jim Racalto It wasn’t but a few weeks ago that Boston Celtics star point guard Rajon Rondo went down with a partially torn ACL, and the C’s season appeared to go down with him. At that time Boston was a meager 20-23, barely holding on to a playoff spot, and struck fear in no one in terms of the postseason. Oh how things can turn around in the blink of an eye.
Fast forward to now. The Celtics have won seven straight games and now sit comfortably in the 7th spot in the Eastern Conference and are only 1.5 games out of the 5th seed. Coming off a 118-114 triple overtime win against the Denver Nuggets, the Celtics are riding high led by veteran Paul Pierce, who netted a triple double in the victory. A situation that once seemed hopeless is now showing promise, and the Celtics are proving they will be a tough out to whomever they meet in the playoffs. There are still doubters however, and rightfully so:
Paul Pierce and KG have led the charge for the Celtics
”Lots of people still doubt us,” Jeff Green said. ”Can’t come into games thinking we have to impress people.”
Head coach Doc Rivers has done a great job rallying his team after Rondo’s injury. Make no mistake about it, Rondo is the pulse of this team, but they’re playing excellent team basketball in his absence. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are leading the team, and role players Jeff Green, Jason Terry, and Avery Bradley have stepped their games up respectively.
Green said the Celtics don’t think they have to impress people.
Well, they’ve been plenty impressive lately.
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Our Boston Celtics have not lost a game since the double OT loss in Atlanta on January 25th. It was the last game Rajon Rondo has played this season, and likely the last NBA game he will play until some point in the 2013-2014 NBA season. Seven straight wins. No Rajon Rondo (or Jared Sullinger). How has this been possible without our best player, and one of the best and most unique...
Let’s be honest. Right now, the Celtics are looking the best they have in a long time. They have won their last six games including an embarrassment of the Los Angeles Lakers. Why is this so significant? Because the Celtics are “Rondo-less”.
Some are suggesting that the Celtics should trade Rondo, that they are fine without him. To these people, I say, “No.”. Don’t get...
Things appeared pretty grim for the Boston Celtics just a few weeks ago.
Rajon Rondo went down with a torn knee ligament, and the team's playoff hopes took a major hit.
Well, the Celtics haven't lost in the seven games since and their latest victory proved they're going to be tough to beat - even without their star point guard. Paul Pierce had 27 points, 14 rebounds...
Paul Pierce and the Celtics have had a chance to show their toughness with Rondo out
The Boston Celtics won their seventh straight game Sunday, this one a triple overtime epic against the Denver Nuggets. It was another bar fight for a Celtics team that has become accustomed to them over the past two seasons. Even in the wake of that game, the major national story remains the same...
Boy, the Boston Celtics just can’t catch a break this year.
They win six games in a row… only to lose their next six. They lose Rajon Rondo for the rest of the season… only to lose Jared Sullinger two games later. They run off a surprising seven-game win streak, beating the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers and Denver Nuggets… only to have it snapped by the cellar-dwelling...
Losing Rajon Rondo hasn't yet posed a problem for the Boston Celtics.
That may change against the hottest team in the NBA - the Denver Nuggets.
The Celtics attempt to win a seventh game in a row without their All-Star point guard Sunday night and prevent the Nuggets from a 10th straight victory.
Just over two weeks ago, Boston (26-23) appeared to be headed in the wrong direction...
Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo may be out for the season with a torn ACL, but that doesn't mean he's gonna just sit at home.
Rondo has stay involved with the Celtics,
Boston Celtics' guard Leandro Barbosa will be added to the growing list of Celtics' players out for the season. An MRI result confirmed that he suffered a torn ACL from a play in the third quarter of the loss to the Charlotte Bobcats. Rajon Rondo tore his ACL not even a month ago and the Celtics list of guards continues to diminish.A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com reported...
The injuries are getting ridiculous...
We basically already knew this after it happened, but now it's been confirmed somewhat.
Leandro Barbosa tore his ACL.
Source: Barbosa out for year with torn ACL— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) February 12, 2013
It's the second ACL tear in just over two weeks as the Celtics lost Rajon Rondo to the same injury (except maybe his...
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Rajon Rondo, Jared Sullinger, and now Leandro Barbosa will miss the rest of the 2012-13 season after losing his footing on a stopping motion towards the basket during Monday’s loss 94-91.
Kevin Garnett reported to CSNNE’s A. Sherrod Blakely that they received news that Barbosa will not play again in this season.
Garnett said the #Celtics...
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Welp, I really didn’t want to start this day off with doom and gloom for C’s fans, but obviously, the Barbosa injury is the big story, and only real “news”. He’ll undergo an MRI this morning in Boston...
The worst-case scenario for Leandro Barbosa‘s knee appears to have been confirmed. The Celtics guard, who came up lame during Monday’s loss in Charlotte, reportedly has torn the ACL in his left knee. Such an injury would end his season.
Kevin Garnett told reporters in the locker room after the game that the team was informed Barbosa would join Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger...
After cooling off the NBA's hottest team in their last game, the Boston Celtics will try to extend their winning streak against the team with the league's worst record.
The Celtics look to win their eighth game in a row since All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo went down on Monday night when they visit the Charlotte Bobcats, losers of seven straight.
Boston (27-23) appeared...