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8 a.m. ET: The Celtics will play the second game of a back-to-back on Wednesday night in Toronto as they inch closer to the regular season.
Boston lost a close contest 82-80 to Paul Pierce and the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, and the Celtics now must face an improving Raptors team that beat them in the preseason opener at TD Garden.
With only three preseason games left on the schedule, including Wednesday night’s matchup, the time is now for young players such as Phil Pressey and Chris Babb to play well and prove to head coach Brad Stevens that they deserve to make the opening night roster.
Join us for live updates at 7 p.m. when the two Atlantic Division rivals clash at the Air Canada Centre.
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A few hours before tip off, Paul Pierce walked to the visitor's locker room to visit friends as he had done hundreds of times before. This time was different though. Tonight marked the first time Pierce would be playing against the Boston Celtics as a member of the Brooklyn Nets.
While most of the team was either in the weight room or on the court when Pierce came calling...
The Brooklyn Nets know Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are getting old, but they are hoping the veterans can provide enough of a spark to lead another NBA title run. Pierce is 36 and Garnett is 37. Both players are old for the game of basketball, although they are still fairly young men in everyday […]
This should have felt weirder than it did.
Maybe because it was the preseason or maybe because, after a summer’s worth of farewells and retrospectives, everyone was just tired, but seeing Paul Pierce in a Brooklyn Nets jersey did not seem nearly as odd as it should have. Certainly it will always look a little strange to see one of the Celtics’ all-time greats in anything other...
I knew that brand new Brooklyn Nets Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce were getting up there in age, but I had no idea that it was this bad. Guess they had problems getting up for games.
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Staring at the computer screen with a blank look, like my state of mind right now. Empty a little bit, haven't we vented, and haven't we expressed are gratitude at great lengths for Pierce and Kevin. Emotionless? Like the faces I've see on the court in some of the preseason games this year.
The sentences just will not form when I want to articulate Paul Pierce and Kevin...
Tonight the Heat square off against the Nets for the first time this preseason. Yesterday LeBron spoke about his reaction upon originally hearing that Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were dealt to Brooklyn:
"The first thing that I thought was like, `Wow, Ray (Allen) got killed for leaving Boston and now these guys are leaving Boston. I think it's OK. I don't mind it...
Paul Pierce came close to tears. Kevin Garnett fought the deal to the end. But at least one player involved in the blockbuster traded between the Celtics and Nets could not have been happier to get a new address.
In the early versions of the rumored traded on draft night, Nets big man Reggie Evans was reportedly headed to Boston. Evans, who is a fan favorite in Brooklyn, probably...
Remember when Ray Allen left a lot of money on the table to bolt from Boston and take his talents to South Beach? Allen was destroyed by his former teammates, particularly Kevin Garnett. KG even admitted deleting Allen’s number. And remember this when they first played? The interesting thing now is the fact that Pierce […]
You know how when you break up with someone and then you bump into them at a place you used to love to go together? And it’s the worst? Even if you’re not mad at each other and things ended because of reasons beyond your control, it still just… sucks.
That is exactly how it’s going to feel when you turn on Comcast Sports and see Paul Pierce in a black and white Nets jersey...
Well, the first game against Paul Pierce as a Net is in the books. It was hard to watch him play on the other side, so I'm sure it was hard for him to play against his former team as well. Nets fans were fairly civil towards the Celtics and their former players on the Celtics. They still hate Courtney Lee, however. I agree with them on one thing, though, that delay of...
Are there any true rivalries left in the NBA? The closets I can think of was the Celtics-Heat but with the departure of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn, one would assume that matchup will be a lot less tense. LeBron himself spoke on rivalries and specifically the Bulls and Pacers. LeBron on Indiana/Chicago […]
Photo via Matthew West/Boston Herald Staff
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will invite their old, the Boston Celtics, to their new home.
The wait is over, and the new-look Celtics will battle the Brooklyn Nets in a preseason game on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. This contest will be played in the Barclay Center in Brooklyn.
Pierce will play, KG won’t.
Garnett, the 18-year veteran...
Thursday night at the Barclays Center a special pregame ceremony will be conducted prior to tip-off to retire the jersey of Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd. There is, however, another storyline that has captured the attention of many. The Miami Heat are coming to town, and will square off with the new-look Nets for the first time in the preseason. It will be the first time the...
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For the last few seasons Danny Ainge has made it abundantly clear that if he was Red Auerbach he would've traded aging stars Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish while they still had value. Well now Red’s daughter, Randy, is reversing the roles on Ainge saying that her father wouldn’t have traded Celtic legends Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett...