Found March 08, 2012 on Celtics Life:
Sacramento BeeThere was a new face at the Kings' practice facility this morning working with center Hassan Whiteside after the team's shootaround. Clifford Ray, the former center and longtime coach in the NBA and CBA, will be working with the Kings as a consultant primarily for the team's big men when the team is at home, Smart said. "He just has a way of talking and communicating with bigs who perform like a five-man," Smart said. "I've seen all the guys that I've had, big guys that he's worked with, how they developed and developed mentally, how they developed to understand the game from the five position," Smart said. "That's really good teaching that our guys need to understand."We still have never heard the Celtics side why they got rid of Ray. Would be nice to have him working with JaJuan Johnson and Greg Stiemsma right now. That said, the Kings have a bunch of players that could use his tutelage, so this seems like a g...

Celtics continue to shop Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce

We're a week away from the NBA trade deadline, so expect to hear several rumors (and denials) in the coming days. Today Chad Ford and Ken Berger threw out trade rumors on Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce respectively. Chad Ford on Rondo:I know the Celtics are saying Rondo isn't going anywhere. But there are two problems with that. (1) It doesn't jibe with what a number of...

Kevin Garnett says he likes ‘nothing about’ rebounding after setting milestone

During the Celtics 97-92 overtime win over the Rockets on Tuesday night, Kevin Garnett reached a rebounding milestone. After grabbing 13 boards, Garnett now has 13,100 career rebounds and has moved into 12th on the all-time list, passing Shaquille O’Neal. And he enjoyed all 13,100 of them, right? Wrong. “I like nothing about (rebounding),” Garnett said after the game according...

Doc sorta calls out a few guys

Doc Rivers was on WEEI earlier today and while a lot of people are focusing on him saying everything is cool between him and Rondo, I want to focus on something else he said:  “I underestimated a couple of things,” Rivers said. “Number one, the lack of practice time, how that all was going to affect us and every team. And you know, one thing we didn’t do where some...

Kings C Cousins denies sending inappropriate photos

Hours after he was accused of sending an inappropriate photo to a woman, Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was ruled out of Wednesday's game against New Orleans due to food poisoning. Earlier Wednesday, the agent for Cousins denied allegations this his client sent a nude photo to a woman in a text message. The photo in question started to show up on Internet websites...

QuickVid: Brandon Bass Slaps My Camera Away & Balcony Gina Dances Off Against the Celtics Dancers

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Celtics 104, Trail Blazers 86

Paul Pierce and Ray Allen each scored 22 points and the Boston Celtics rebounded from a lopsided loss and handed one to Portland Friday night, beating the Trail Blazers 104-86. The win came after Boston lost by 32 points at Atlantic Division-leading Philadelphia on Wednesday, its worst setback in more than six years. Kevin Garnett grabbed seven defensive rebounds to move into second...

Celtics Encourage Rondo To Take Control Of Play Calling

Despite inconsistency in his production and trade rumors, Rajon Rondo has never lost the trust of Doc Rivers in running the offense.

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Tip: 7:30 PM     Court: TD Garden   Watch it: CSN  Hear it: WEEI                            Referees:  Eddie F. Rush, Josh Tiven, Gary Zielinski  Get your tickets here The Matchup Record: 20-18 (2nd Atlantic, 7th East) Record: 19-20 (5th Northwest, 11th West) At Home: 15-8 On the Road: 5-13 Streak: Lost 1...

Kings 110, Mavericks 97

Tyreke Evans and Marcus Thornton each scored 17 points to help the Sacramento Kings end a 10-game losing streak against the Dallas Mavericks with a 110-97 victory on Friday night. Rookie Isaiah Thomas added 14 points, including three 3-pointers in the third quarter, for the Kings, who last beat Dallas on Jan. 11, 1999. The worst of those losses came in the first meeting earlier...

Fiddlin' & Diddlin' - Daily Links 3/8

Herald   Celtics give, try to forget Kevin Garnett keeps adding to career marks Analysis: Evan Turner turns in a keeper in rout of Celtics Wizards makes Lakers’ big lead go poof! Bruised Knicks fall apart in loss to Spurs Globe  Retweets becoming digital version of autographs Celtics humiliated by the dazzling 76ers Doc Rivers expects Celtics to stand pat at deadline ...

Jackie MacMullan’s column on old Big Three suggests comparison to new one

Armed with a few extra pounds, a shorter vertical leap and foot speed that aged like a milk carton left open on the counter, I still occasionally play competitive basketball. Games have become an exercise in humility. Players I once outscored on my worst day now cut off my driving lanes with ease. Shots that used to fall hit the front rim. In my mind, I know my utility has deteriorated...

Josh Smith wants out of Atlanta by trade deadline

Josh Smith has been involved in trade rumors with the Celtics for a few reasons: 1) He has said he'd like to play for the Celtics and  2) He's a former high school teammate and good friend of Celtics star Rajon Rondo. So far the Celtics reciprocal interest in Smith is only lukewarm. This might have to do with the Celtics own interest in trading Rondo and the Celtics might...

Have you heard the one about Larry Bird getting punched in the nose by a Mexican?

I am covering a high school basketball game tonight, so the Celtics-Sixers recap might be late, which really sucks since it’s the most important game (so far) this season. Sadly, I have to put money in my pocket somehow.(Note: This is where I would tell you about my ill-fated career as a knitter of women’s sweaters, but, also sadly, that never happened.)To tide you over until...

Sam Jones, The Forgotten Legend

  When people talk about the greatest basketball players of all time there are the usual suspects brought up; Russell, Chamberlain, Bird, Magic, Jordan, West, Kareem. When people talk about the greatest Celtics of all time; same story, different discussion. You always hear the same “popular” names such as Bird, Hondo, Pierce, Cousy, and Russell. [...]
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