Found May 22, 2012 on CLNS Radio:
CLNS Locker Room Reporter Jared Weiss asked questions live on NBA TV after game 5. CLNS asked Bass about the six point swing in the middle of the third quarter that got the Celtics their first lead since the middle of the first. CLNS asked Doc Rivers about the gameplan to go to Kevin Garnett [...]

Doc Rivers Game 5 pregame interview

via Chris Forsberg

Reliance on Garnett creates dilemma

The Boston Celtics have become even more reliant on Kevin Garnett in this postseason -- at least when they want to win -- and it's created a dilemma. On one hand, the club knows it needs to get him ample rest if he is to play at a high level. On the other hand, the C's can't afford to have him out of the game for too long. Doc Rivers has tried to manage the 36-year...

Check Out This Boston Celtics Superfan’s Kevin Garnett Big Head Cut Out

Kevin Garnett Has A Huge Head (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) A.B. That’s a sweet Garnett big head but an even sweeter 90′s looking bicep tattoo. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = "//"...

Garnett Settles For Outside Shots In Game 6

Kevin Garnett did not attempt a shot within 10 feet of the rim in Game 6.

Avery Bradley out with shoulder injury, Ray to start

Doc Rivers says Avery Bradley (shoulder) will not play tonight in Game 5. Ray Allen back in the starting lineup.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) May 21, 2012

How to spring KG to get good looks

Kevin Garnett is the key to winning this series.  When he gets the ball in a good position and gets good, open shots.. the Celtics do extremely well.  KG has had some problems establishing the post against Lavoy Allen.  The kid is strong and he has had some success pushing KG out of his comfort zone.  Since the C's need to establish the post against the Sixers to get the...

Doc Rivers says Celtics may need more Bass tonight in response to Game Four loss

There's a whole lot to like about Doc Rivers as the coach for the Boston Celtics. One of those attributes, for me at least, is his candor. If Doc thinks he made a mistake, he'll readily admit as much. He tends to correct those mistakes almost as quickly as he makes them too. Throughout the first three games of the Celtics' series with the Philadelphia 76ers, Boston pushed...

Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce Aren't Doing It 'The Easy Way' in Playoff Series Against Sixers (Video)

The only thing Celtics head coach Doc Rivers and captain Paul Pierce are admitting is that their series with the Philadelphia 76ers has been tough. They're not worried about how the first four games went -- the focus is on Game 5 at the TD Garden on Monday night. Rivers and Pierce talk about the team's mental state and what they're working on to prepare for Game 5 on NESN Daily.

Celtics 101, Sixers 85: Boston seizes 3-2 series lead with electric second half

That was simply Basstacular, no?With 7:41 remaining in the third quarter, Kevin Garnett was called for a questionable offensive foul while trying to finish over Spencer Hawes. The crowd, showing vital signs which had not been present the entire night, erupted in chants of “********.” Boston responded with a great defensive possession, Philadelphia was called for a three-second...

Kevin Garnett calls Philadelphia fans “fair weathered”; Philadelphia columnist calls Boston fans “bigoted”

Philadelphia Inquirer writer John Mitchell obviously took offense to Kevin Garnett calling Philly fans “fair weathered”. So he decided to take a moment to respond Garnett’s claims. But that’s not all. While responding to the comments, he went ahead and called Boston fans “bigoted”. And here we go. You think we’re the fair weather type, do you? Ok, to that I say that...

Game Five Injury Report: Ray Returns to the Starting Lineup With Bradley Out

BOSTON – Avery Bradley will miss game five Monday night in the NBA conference semifinals series against the Philadelphia 76ers due to pain in both shoulders. Ray Allen returns to the starting lineup in his absence. Bradley was not spotted in the building before Monday night’s game and coach Doc Rivers told the media that [...]

Celtics again fail to close the deal

Over the past five years, the Boston Celtics have developed something of a reputation for being one the most diligent, composed, veteran groups in the NBA, and they've got two NBA Finals appearances and one shimmering Larry O'Brien Trophy that suggest that their earnest attitude and enduring focus breed positive results. But despite all of the Celtics' talent and chemistry...

KG, Rondo named 2nd All Defensive team

Via ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo and center Kevin Garnett each landed a spot on the NBA All-Defensive second team. The first team consistent of Miam's LeBron James, Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka, Orlando's Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, and Memphis' Tony Allen. Garnett and Rondo are joined on the second team...

Sixers need to close ranks to pull upset series win vs. Celtics

Bubba Chuck was in the house. Dr. J works here now, as it should be. With all that in place, the Philadelphia 76ers pulled off a monumental Game 6 victory, 82-75, in Philadelphia on Wednesday. The Sixers, when Iverson was here, wanted Bubba Chuck to be a point guard. Well, we got one now, and he came up big Wednesday night. Jrue Holiday scored 20 point to lead the Sixers, adding...

Avery Bradley Dealing With Pain in Both Shoulders, Will Miss Game 5 Against Sixers

Avery Bradley's injury woes appear to have worsened. Celtics head coach Doc Rivers said before Monday's playoff game against the Philadelphia 76ers that Bradley is now experiencing pain in his right shoulder, too. The Celtics guard has been limited since dislocating his left shoulder several times, most recently in Friday's Game 4 against the Sixers in Philadelphia. Bradley...
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