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When the Boston Celtics lost Rajon Rondo for the season the expectations for the Boys from Bean Town became a lot lower. Losing such an integral part of their offense was thought to be too much for them to overcome.
Then they went on a seven game winning streak and moved into the No. 7 spot in the Eastern Conference. With the Charlotte Bobcats on deck that winning streak was almost guaranteed to go hit eight in a row.
As bad as the Bobcat are they do have some talented players on their roster that are capable of playing some tremendous basketball. The only problem is that they are young and raw with a long way to go before they can be a consistent competitor.
Their game against the Celtics Monday night was one where everything came together. Byron Mullens was a man possessed for the Bobcats scoring 25 points and pulling down 18 boards. Kemba Walker had 18 and Ramon Session had 19 including the go-ahead shot with 25.7 second to go.
Just in case losing to the NBA's bottom feeder wasn't bad enough, the Celtics appear to be in danger of losing another player, reserve guard Leandro Barbosa. Late in the third he went down with a knee injury that was bad enough that he had to be carried to the locker room.
The win ended a streak for the Bobcats as well as the Celtics. Charlotte had been on a seven game skid. With the win they have just 12 wins on the year, three fewer then the Orlando Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Who knows...maybe this time they can get the No. 1 pick...
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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...
Josh Smith has again been linked to Boston by a respected NBA reporter.
I keep hearing Josh Smith's primary destination is Boston.— Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) February 14, 2013
"Primary destination" can mean trade destination or as a free agent.
It's been well documented the immensely talented, immensely frustrating Smith is a good friend of Rajon Rondo....
The Celtics host the Bulls tonight at the Garden (7:30 tip), in the 4th and final meeting between the clubs this season. So far this year the Bulls have won 2 of the 3 match-ups, including the only game in Boston. Here's what rounds 1-3 have looked like.
Nov. 12th: Celtics 101, Bulls 95 - Celtics win in Chicago behind Rajon Rondo's near triple-double (20 points, 10 assists...
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...
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,
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...