Found January 20, 2013 on NESN.com:
Picimg_nba_mar_27_2935
8 a.m. ET: Two straight losses have given the Celtics reason to worry, so it may help to get away for a while. A two-game road trip against teams mired near the bottom of the standings therefore could be the perfect antidote. Of course, an opponent that was overmatched on paper managed to halt the Celtics’ six-game winning streak, so the Pistons (14-25) should not be taken lightly. The Celtics (20-19) have the misfortune of facing a Detroit squad that discovered how to win in the last few weeks. The Pistons had won seven of nine before dropping their last two games, including Thursday’s defeat in London at the hands of the Knicks. After holding their own against a tough Chicago front line on Friday, the Celtics will be challenged again up front by Greg Monroe, Jason Maxiell and Andre Drummond. All three of those big men are capable of putting together a double-double if Boston is not careful. The Celtics received some good news when X-rays on Avery Bradley’s ribs came back negative....
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Video and photos of Rajon Rondo's strange pre-game ritual, submitted by Celtics Life readers

A few days ago, we posted an article about Jason Terry's description of Rajon Rondo's really bizarre pre-game ritual: "(Rajon Rondo's) routine is long-winded and it lasts all the way through tip-off. It starts in the back hallway. He runs down a corridor and he throws the ball to our team chaplain, who throws it back. Then [Rondo] runs out into a circle, high...
TALKING CRAZY

Noah's funny response to KG trash talk

Joakim Noah and Kevin Garnett have a history against each other, and Noah had a funny response when asked about KG's trash talk.

Doc Rivers: trades are on the way if team doesn't start to "play hard"

If you thought the trade rumors were bad before, just wait. According to Boston Globe writer Gary Washburn, Doc Rivers ripped into the Celtics Sunday night after their loss to Detroit 103-88. One tactic he unleashed was threatening to shakeup the roster to get players who are “committed to being a good basketball team.” I gotta either find the right combination, the right...

Back from London, Pistons clobber Celtics

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- So much for jet leg. Three days after flying across the Atlantic and back for a game in London, the Pistons came out Sunday and beat the Boston Celtics, 103-88. "We got into the gym when we got back, just to get the jet lag out of here and get some shots up," said Brandon Knight, who finished with 15 points. "We had some great workouts and...

Kevin Garnett called a cheap shot artist by Joakim Noah

Kevin Garnett will never be misunderstood as a nice guy. The NBA is full of personalities that are competitive yet not capable of the misdeeds that Garnett is capable of. Joakim Noah is not exactly a pillar of virtue either. His history does not reflect someone who is afraid to sneak in a low-blow from time [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links...

Celtics - Pistons box score and highlights

After being down 27-18 after the first quarter, the Celtics cut the deficit to 4 points at the half. The Pistons then proceeded to outscore the Celtics 29-13 in the 3rd and  22-17 in the 4th. Kevin Garnett and Courtney Lee both scores 16 points, a game high, and Rajon Rondo flirted with a triple double, notching 8 points, 9 rebounds, and 15 assists. Box score below, highlights...

Detroit Pistons: Fantastic Frontcourt Duo is Ticket to a Brighter Future

Once Joe Dumars traded Chauncey Billups for Allen Iverson just a few games into the 2008 season, the Detroit Pistons franchise quickly fell apart. Trading their long-time franchise player for a massive expiring contract, they hoped to quickly rebuild, as Dumars believed their title window had closed. However, they used that cap space to overpay two role players, in Ben Gordon and...

Bulls 100, Celtics 99 highlights

Highlights from tonight's overtime loss above. Celtics box score below.

Full-Court Press: No center, no problem?

Clifford Ray isn't so sure about all this. Ray watched the Olympic gold medal game in August. He watched as a Spanish team without Ricky Rubio gave the U.S. men a scare, and he has a theory about why the Spaniards didn't end up handing the Americans a silver and keeping gold for themselves. "I knew that whenever they went to the Olympics and they went to the Olympics...

Avery Bradley will try to play against the Pistons tonight

According to Comcast SportsNet New England, Avery Bradley will try to participate in today's shootaround before the game against the Detroit Pistons, and subsequently see if he will be able to play through the pain of his rib injury that he sustained against the Hornets. Avery Bradley's status for tonight's game against Detroit is still up in the air, though the 6...

George Stephanopoulos Thinks Bill Russell Is Morgan Freeman

This is what happens when you let George Stephanopoulos call an inauguration ceremony attended by the greatest member of the Boston Celtics. This wouldn’t be so bad if Bill wasn’t wearing a Celtics hat. Where are the spotters from ABC? Maybe a simple, “George, coming up is a shot of Celtics legend Bill Russell,” in his ear before giving him the Bill Russell shot. Let’s...

Joakim Noah takes shot at Kevin Garnett’s Trash Talk

  By now it is no secret that Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett likes to talk on the court. Whether it is an attempt to gain a mental edge over an opponent or KG genuinely not liking his adversary, he has been known to let his opponent know how he feels. Typically opposing players won’t elaborate on on the court trash talk, but Bulls center Joakim Noah had some interesting...

Celtics-Pistons Preview

The Boston Celtics' recent roller-coaster ride of results has taken another downward dip. That's the same trend they've been on against the Detroit Pistons lately. The streaky Celtics look to get back on track Sunday night when they visit a Detroit team playing for the first time since its trip to London. After losing four straight Dec. 27-Jan. 2, Boston won six in...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.