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Kevin Garnett, by all accounts, is one of the most ruthless trash talkers in the NBA. Apparently, Chris Bosh talks a pretty good game as well, except he's doing it to himself. Bosh has been known to talk to himself during games, and it's something that's he's actually crediting for his success. After the Heat beat the Magic on Sunday night, the Miami forward said his internal smack talk had something to do with it, the Miami Sun Sentinel reports. "Somebody said I wasn't talking to myself when we played in Chicago," Bosh said of a recent 3-for-15 showing in...

Bosh talks himself back into shape vs. Magic

MIAMI Chris Bosh was talking Sunday night and nobody was answering. That's the way his teammates like it. You see, the Miami forward speaks to himself during games. And one of the apparent problems during his recent slump was he hadn't been chattering enough. "Somebody said I wasn't talking to myself when we played in Chicago," Bosh said, referring to Wednesday...

Chris Bosh is better when he’s talking to himself on the court

Players all have routines or habits that get them ready for games. Some guys need to be slapped in the face. Others bang their heads against the goal. For Chris Bosh, talking to himself helps get him in the zone. Bosh shot poorly in back-to-back games last week against the Bulls and 76ers, but he played well in a win over the Magic Sunday. The big difference is that he was talking...

Heat stun Suns with 17-0 run in fourth

Chris Bosh scored 29 points, LeBron James had two scary falls and the Miami Heat used a 17-0 fourth-quarter run to erase a 10-point deficit and beat the Phoenix Suns 99-95 on Tuesday night for their 14th straight home victory. James finished with 20 points, Dwyane Wade had 19, and Udonis Haslem added a season-high 15 for the Heat, who survived two huge late scares -- a double-digit...

Statistically speaking, KG stands alone

Credit to Celtics radio announcer Sean Grande for pointing out that Kevin Garnett's 5000th career assist this weekend put him in some very exclusive company. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone are the only other two players in NBA history to total 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 5000 assists. If that was all we were reporting that would be pretty special in and of itself...

Starting 5: Bad Kobe, Suiters for Fisher & Bosh talking to himself

Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1:  Kobe giveth...  You don't see many 3-for-20 shooting nights out of Kobe Bryant. Actually, you don't see any 3-for-20 shooting nights out of Kobe. That has never happened before.   Kobe got a lot of praise for setting Andrew Bynum up for a game-clinching shot against...

Kevin Garnett: Jeff Teague is ‘a nobody’

The Atlanta Hawks controlled most of their contest Monday night against the Celtics and looked poised to slam the door shut when Jeff Teague savagely threw down the above dunk over Ray Allen in the third quarter to put the Hawks up by eight. Teague got T’ed up for taunting after the jam, and something about that sparked the Celtics, who then went on a 36-13 run and left Atlanta...

Heat Abuse Suns In The Fourth To Win 99-95.

MIAMI, March 20—The Miami Heat just don’t lose at home. Think that statement is wrong? After coming from behind in the fourth and going on a 17-0 run, they took out the Phoenix Suns 99-95 Out of the “Big 3,” it was once again Chris Bosh that anchored the team. His 29 points lead the group, followed by LeBron James’ 20 and Dwyane Wade’s 19. Udonis Haslem’s 15 was the...

The Ballers of Tomorrow – Nike Hoop Summit 2012

Every year the top basketball prospects of tomorrow meet in Oregon for the Nike Hoop Summit. This game has seen some big names in years past from the likes of Kevin Garnett, Dirk Nowitki, Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant and many more. The showcase features the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Select Team, made up of the 10 most elite high school seniors in the country versus...

Enemy Chatter: No excessive celebration after air ball

  I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from Atlanta. Kevin Garnett, when asked if Jeff Teague’s dunk on Ray Allen and subsequent taunting in the third quarter angered the Celtics. “I don’t even know who you are talking about. That guy’s...

Who is the Celtics best on-ball defender?

ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg has an interesting post about Brandon Bass' adjustment to playing alongside the Big Four. In it, we learn that Bass is the team's best on-ball defender: Bass currently ranks as Boston's best overall on-ball defender. For the season, he's allowed a mere 0.658 points per play, ranking him in the 96th percentile among all NBA players...

KG on Teague: 'That guy's a nobody'

In case you missed it last night, Jeff Teague threw down a monster dunk on Ray Allen, yelled in his face, and then the Celtics went on a run. Kevin Garnett then pulled out the old Pedro Martinez, "Who is Karim Garcia?" line on Teague after the game. 

Fiddlin' & Diddlin' - Daily Links 3/21

Herald   Difficult decision for Jermaine O’Neal Greg Stiemsma goes home Knicks follow the master plan, hammer Raptors Andrew Bynum’s ejection becomes Lakers’ dejection in loss to Rockets Bucks rout the Trail Blazers for sixth win in a row In case you missed it: Doc on Garnett, etc. Globe   Globe 10.0 - Who goes farther? O'Neal says surgery decision was difficult...
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