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In Boston's final preseason game back on October 21st, Doc Rivers experimented with a new starting lineup. Rather than use a shooting guard, he inserted Jeff Green alongside Kevin Garnett, Brandon Bass, Paul Pierce, and Rajon Rondo. It prompted me to write a piece the next day entitled "What if the Celtics go big?" I noted that Green's size and versatility could add a new dimension for Boston, and create a variety of matchup difficulties for their opponents. For the vast majority of the season Doc stayed away from this lineup, using Green mostly as a 6th man and backup small forward. But after Green's stellar past two months, Doc has decided to bring back this "big" starting five (with Avery Bradley in Rondo's place) for the playoffs. When the C's open against the Knicks today, they'll roll out a lineup that has played just 38 minutes together all season. Will it be enough?
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NEW YORK – It’s been a game of runs, but the Celtics are riding Jeff Green to a 53-49 lead at the half. Green has 20 points on 7-for-10 shooting, hitting all three of his shots from beyond the arch and making several stops at the rim on Carmelo Anthony and Kenyon Martin. Anthony has 19 points on the other end, but is shooting just 2-for-11 since getting off to a hot 4-for...
The NBA post season is underway and we have already witnessed our first amazing dunk in the first game. “Sixth Man of the Year” candidate, JR Smith came off the bench in the first half to score 11 points in 10 minutes during the first half. One of those baskets was this dunk where JR bangs on Celtics Jeff Green.
When JR goes inside, the Knicks are hard to beat. JR ended the...
Jeff Green and Avery Bradley both had solid games in the loss. Additional highlights for both of them courtesy of OfficialCelticsHD below.
NEW YORK — One New York hotel, two unhappy basketball teams.
The Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls are staying at the same location this weekend. Both lost their playoff openers Saturday, the Celtics falling 85-78 to the New York Knicks and the Bulls getting routed 106-89 by the Nets in Brooklyn.
“This was a quiet, dark hotel last night. The New York-area teams didn’t treat...
Doc Rivers has always spoken highly of Rajon Rondo's basketball intelligence.
Knicks 85, Celtics 78
The Celtics did everything they had to do to be in a position to steal Game 1. They contained the league’s leading scorer, got Jeff Green going on offense, and kept it close before collapsing in the final minutes. So the question is, should they be encouraged by their performance over the first 42 minutes? Or discouraged about their...
The immense intriguing and tremendous rivalry between the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks will take the 2013 NBA playoff stage on Saturday at 3 p.m.
That being said, this matchup consists of high expectations and many distinct clashes between a star and uprising star, the guard play and Amar’e Stoudemire’s absence.
Jeff Green vs. Scoring champion Carmelo Anthony
The Knicks fans are right up there with the Heat and Lakers fans for being bandwagon fans and also classless. I'm glad that Melo at least called them out for booing Pierce when he was giving a tribute to the bombing victims. Seeing them complain so much about the officiating when they were calling the game fairly evenly, missing calls both ways but not as bad as they...
There’s got to be a reason … seriously. Why would Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers only utilize three guards in Game 1 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the New York Knicks?
Whatever the reason, the Celtics are now in a 0-1 hole after dropping an 85-78 decision Saturday afternoon.
Big man Shavlik Randolph averaged north of 30 points per-game in the Chinese Basketball...
Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce know that this season will be the toughest run through the Eastern Conference yet
As early as a month ago, my friend Sully and I are were discussing sports and the topic of the Boston Celtics came up. At the time, the post-Rondo success of the team was in a bit of a free-fall and despite the fact that they played admirably against the Miami Heat, the...
The Celtics managed only 8 points in the 4th quarter last night, and just 25 total in the second half.
For the game Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce combined to shoot 10-27 from the field, 37%.
The bench scored just 4 points without making a field goal (0-7), including 0-4 3PT from Jason Terry.
Boston's reserves also failed to register a single assist.
The Celtics turned the ball...
Game 1: Saturday, April 20 – Celtics at Knicks – 3 p.m. (ABC)
Game 2: Tuesday, April 23 – Celtics at Knicks – 8 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3: Friday, April 26 – Knicks at Celtics – 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 4: Sunday, April 28 – Knicks at Celtics – 1 p.m. (ABC)
Game 5*: Wednesday, May 1 – Celtics at Knicks – TBD
Game 6*: Friday, May 3 – Knicks at Celtics – TBD
NEW YORK -- The first game of the 2013 NBA Playoffs did not disappoint. It was everything a Celtics, Knicks, or any basketball fan in general could ask for. There was defense, good ball-movement, and a close game up until the last three minutes. In the end, the New York Knicks prevailed over the Boston Celtics 85-78. Boston went with their bigger lineup once again, with...
When the Jazz lost to the Grizzlies and the Lakers beat the Rockets last night, it not only secured a playoff seat for the rival Purple and Gold but it also moved them up from eighth to seventh seed in the Western Conference (pitting them against the #2 Spurs in the first round). Similarly, the C's will be entering the postseason as the seventh seed in the East in a roller...