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Boston Sports Then & Now:
The NBA’s scheduling and the C’s performance have often left a lump of coal in fans’ holiday stockings.
A Merry Christmas to readers from BST&N! Although if we’re looking at it from the perspective of our lives as Celtics fans, Christmas has meant a lump of coal lately. In the Doc Rivers’ era, the Celts are 1-3, as part of the marquee Christmas package, including last year’s two-point loss to the Knicks in Madison Square Garden to open the lockout-shortened season.
Nor are holiday losses anything new in Celtic tradition. Boston is 11-17 in games on December 25. I’m completely for this whole spirit of giving idea, although I don’t know that it was meant to apply to C’s basketball games.
But in going through the Boston’s 28 Christmas Day games, there’s one stunning fact that stands out and lets the team off the hook—not one of these games has been at home! None! While recent years have seen trips to places like Orlando and Los Angeles that I’m sure no one associated with the Celt
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Doc Rivers gave Chris Forsberg & the rest of the media the bad news at today’s practice in Waltham:
Wilcox hurt the thumb in Tuesday’s game vs the Bulls. It’s being called an “ulnar collateral sprain” of his right thumb. Doc says he’s been told Wilcox should be out somewhere from 3 to 4 weeks. Obviously this is not good for a team that is already struggling with...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer Doc Rivers left home for the holiday, lost the game, and loved every minute of it.
''That was perfect,'' Rivers said, recalling the Boston Celtics' 2011-12 season opener. ''I just think it was awesome.''
A year after the NBA started its season on Christmas out of necessity, Rivers and...
The biggest body that left the biggest impression? Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger.
“Jared was wonderful,” said coach Doc Rivers. “He’s such a smart player. When you watch him, you don’t see rookie. You just see a big fat guy playing basketball.”
Rivers smiled broadly as he made the remark, reflecting on Sullinger’s contributions to Boston’s 93-76 victory.
via The Boston Globe
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“Jared was wonderful. He’s such a smart player. When you watch him, you don’t see rookie. You just see a big fat guy playing basketball.” Big fan of Doc Rivers. Loved him even more when he was the color commentator on ESPN prior to taking the Boston Celtics job. He is candid, and insightful. And [...]
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Doc Rivers Says Avery Bradley Will Not Accompany Team on West Coast Trip In Doc Rivers’ pre-game session with the media, he told them that Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley, who has been recovering from double-shoulder surgery, will return in Boston against the Memphis Grizzlies on January 2nd. Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe [...]
Brooklyn Nets forward Gerald Wallace and Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett received double technical fouls after getting into a scuffle in the fourth quarter of the Celtics' 93-76 victory Tuesday afternoon.
Wallace grabbed an offensive rebound and went up for the putback while trailing by 17 points. He was fouled and got tangled up with Garnett. He appeared to grab Garnett...
After spending four years crafting a reputation as one of the NBA's best teams in November and December, the Boston Celtics have found the last two seasons to be rather unkind when it comes to getting out of the blocks quickly, with early hardship coming to define them in their old age.
It started last year when, without a training camp to rely on, coach Doc Rivers' past...
Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce, Jeff Green, Jared Sullinger and Kris Joseph talk after Sunday's practice.
Hopefully the Celtics aren’t sensitive about their weight. Because Doc Rivers certainly doesn’t care.
The Celtics’ coach complimented rookie forward Jared Sullinger, and then called him fat. This backhanded compliment came after Sullinger had a career-day on Christmas, going six-for-seven shooting with 16 points and seven rebounds.
“Jared was wonderful. He’s such a smart...
Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers said that forward Chris Wilcox will be out three to four weeks with a sprained right thumb. The team announced Monday that they promoted Jarvis Varnado from Sioux Falls of the D-League to take Wilcox's spot on the roster. Varnado appeared in 10 games for the SkyForce and averaged 14.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and a league-best 3.9 blocks in 30...
Photo by Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times
With a curiosity around the state of the Boston Celtics (14-13), Doc River’s made a statement in dominating fashion finishing the Brooklyn Nets (14-13) this time around 93-76.
Leading scorers not needed:
Recently, games would be around the name Paul Pierce, but Tuesday’s performance was behind rookie Jared Sullinger aka “big fat...
Thumb Injury Could Sideline Boston Celtics’ Chris Wilcox ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg tweeted that Doc Rivers said the Boston Celtics are expected to announced that Chris Wilcox will be sidelined with a thumb injury that could keep him out three to four weeks. Forsberg also tweeted that it is a ulnar collateral sprain, and [...]
Boston Celtics forward/center Chris Wilcox will miss nearly a month with an ulnar collateral sprain in his right thumb, according to coach Doc Rivers.
Wilcox injured the thumb on Tuesday in Chicago and has sat out the last two games, though Rivers had admitted he was going to lean on other bigs given Wilcox’s recent defensive struggles. Now the injury will keep him on the shelf...