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Boston Celtics (34-24) at Toronto Raptors (20-39)
Friday, April 13
7:00 PM ET
Regular Season Game #59 – Road Game #29
TV: CSNNE, SNET1, NBA-LP 751
Radio: WEEI, CJCL
Air Canada CentreReferees: Derrick Stafford, Rodney Mott, Tommy Nunez Jr.
The Celtics continue their brutal stretch of 7 games in 9 nights and begin their first and only back to back to back series with this game in Toronto. They got a boost from the return of Mickael Pietrus in their last game but lost Ray Allen once again with the swelling in his ankle. Ray did not travel with the team and is back to the ubiquitous day to day designation. With Pietrus back and playing well and contributing, it seems like a good move to let Ray sit until he is 100%. The Raptors have some injury problems of their own with Calderon, Kleiza, and Bargnani all listed as questionable for this game. Calderon was playing with a bruised eye courtesy of the Sixers and then in their last game, he was elbowed in the same...
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This news comes on the heels of hearing that Allen didn't make the trip to Toronto for tonight's game against the Raptors. Some thought that this might have been Doc Rivers' way of resting some of his veterans during this brutal back-to-back-to-back. Let Ray have the first game off, rest up and throw him out there for a normal back-to-back scenario.
ESPN BostonBoston Celtics guard Ray Allen, who sat out Wednesday's win against the Atlanta Hawks because of swelling in his ailing right ankle, did not travel with the team to Toronto on Thursday in advance of the start of a four-game road trip.
Allen missed six games after injuring the ankle during Boston's West Coast road trip in mid-March. He developed swelling that limited...
NESN.com, Ben Watanabe
Paul Pierce certainly sent a shiver up coach Doc Rivers' spine when the Celtics captain came up limping with a few minutes left in Saturday's 94-82 win over the New Jersey Nets. Rivers quickly sent in Sasha Pavlovic to replace Pierce, who jogged gingerly to the bench but waved off head athletic trainer Ed Lacerte.
Pierce's injury was not much...
CLNS Radio’s season-long initiative continues tonight as the Boston Celtics travel to Toronto to square-off against the Raptors. The Celtics are starting their grueling three games in three nights – CLNS Radio will cover all three games! Tonight, CLNS Radio’s coverage will tip off, immediately following the closing buzzer. The Celtics Late Night Show’s Brandon [...]
The Celtics have been on fire since the All-Star break, running roughshod over fellow Eastern Conference playoff contenders like Miami and Philadelphia. While it appears an 18th championship is at least an outside possibility in Boston, the fans are already looking forward to the future. Many of you are wondering how Avery Bradley's starting role affects Ray Allen's likelihood...
Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo know the deal. They are professional athletes, expected to go full-bore whenever the clock is running, and their legs are not going to fall off just because they played a few extra plays. Their bodies can only take so much wear, though, and the Celtics' 84-79 defeat in Toronto on Friday forced them to play more minutes than would have been ideal in...
The Boston Celtics arrived at the Prudential Center 60 minutes before their game with the New Jersey Nets, almost as if they were readying for an AAU game rather than an actual Atlantic Division competition. Regardless of how little time their 86-minute bus ride afforded them during pregame at the Prudential Center, the Celtics took care of business against their latest sub-.500...
Asking Rajon Rondo how he feels about his turnovers is like asking a man going through a midlife crisis how he feels about the deep scratch in the side of his Corvette. The slow burn in their eyes does not do much to mask their fury over such imperfections in their works of art. As dazzling as Rondo has been in his streak of games with double-digit assists, which reached 21 when...
Ray Allen, Jose Calderon out tonight, Bargnani out for the year. C’s playoff magic number is 2. C’s-Raps 6:30 WEEI or nba.com/broadband/alp_…
— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) April 13, 2012
Make that two injury bullets dodged by the Celtics in the last three games. Paul Pierce certainly sent a shiver up coach Doc Rivers' spine when the Celtics captain came up limping with a few minutes left in Saturday's 94-82 win over the New Jersey Nets. Rivers quickly sent in Sasha Pavlovic to replace Pierce, who jogged gingerly to the bench but waved off head athletic trainer...
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Poor Hawks fans. They were so ready to get a big win and then the Celtics took the air out of their sails. Some fun comments from the one about KG having dementia to the guy who hates Pietrus so much he's worried about himself! Of course they got the Paul Pierce stabbing and wheelchair references in. Have fun with today's comments and be sure to list your favorites in...
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Toronto Raptors point guard Jose Calderon will miss his second straight game Saturday against the Atlanta Hawks.
Calderon also did not play in Friday's game as a precautionary reason to allow his stitched-up eye to heal.
He was hurt in Wednesday's loss to New Jersey when he was elbowed in the face.
Calderon is averaging 10.5 points and 8.8 assists this season.