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Hawks fans were slightly more civil in this game than they were the previous game. At least no one was wishing death or aids on anyone. But then again, their team wasn't getting blown out in this one. I can't help but think that it was a big mistake for the Celtics to give the Hawks confidence. They are getting healthier and now they have confidence they can beat the Celtics. Game 6 is a must win!! In the meantime, enjoy today's comments from Hawks fans....
Not getting my expectations too high, just hope the guys compete. If we do lose, I always enjoy seeing Rondo's maturation into an All-Time Special PG and Ray's perfect elbow form. He's perfected it so much he doesn't even jump straight up when contested. Dude be falling to the side and leaning forward all off balance, bottoms. And say what you will about K.G.: a championship (maybe more), MVP, umpteen All-Star Appearances (fan voted and starting, mind you) and DPOY amounts to a career that I cou...
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Damn it all to hell. I knew Pierce looked hobbled during his last outing, but I didn’t know he looked “sprained MCL” hobbled. This is just another setback the Celtics will have to overcome. Hopefully Pierce’s mobility will improve with time and treatment.Even if it does, this, THIS RIGHT HERE, is why the Celtics should have taken care of business in Game 5 and afforded...
The Celtics say Paul Pierce has a sprained MCL. This is what we know about Pierce's knee injury: One free throw attempt last 2 games.— Paul Flannery (@Pflanns) May 10, 2012
Paul Pierce has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee, but the injury is not expected to keep him from playing in Game 6 against the Atlanta Hawks, the Celtics announced Thursday. Pierce injured the knee in shootaround prior to Game 4, when he went off for 24 points in less than 17 minutes. He seemed to lack lift on his jump shot after tweaking the knee in Game 5...
Three different times during tonight’s Game 4, I exhibited the Boston Celtics’ lifeless bodies and properly identified them as deceased. Three different times they jumped straight out of the coffin doing the Bernie and making quick comebacks. But the Celtics could not get a shot off on the final possession after Rajon Rondo improbably stole an inbounds pass to give them a last...
Both teams traded double digit leads in this game. The Boston Celtics in the second quarter and the Atlanta Hawks in the third. Neither team enjoyed such a lead in the fourth as the teams traded punches and the game was never far from a one or two possession game for very long.
Both Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett scored 16 points for Boston but Al Horford, playing for the second...
That was a roller coaster game. The Celtics led big. The Hawks led big. Each team made runs over the final 15 minutes that had you thinking "we got this!" When the dust settled, the Celtics had the ball with 10 seconds remaining and a chance to win it... but Rajon Rondo coughed up the ball.
The story of this game is... Paul Pierce's knee. His stat line was decent...
Lots of ref complaints from Hawks fans. Some were legit but then again they let a lot of stuff go both ways at times. I think in the end, Hawks fans trashed their own team more than they did the Celtics. I think my favorite comment was the guy who hates everything about Boston including the creme pies. That just cracked me up! Enjoy today's series close out comments...
The Celtics made a statement with their 101-79 victory over the Hawks on Sunday night, and they'll look to finish the job Tuesday in Atlanta. Boston carries a 3-1 series lead into Philips Arena, but the team is also taking a load of injuries into the game. Paul Pierce is dealing with knee pain while Ray Allen continues to battle ankle soreness. And Avery Bradley and a host of...
The Boston Celtics have found themselves in a fairly competitive opening-round series with the Atlanta Hawks. While Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo have been superb throughout the five game series, some of the Hawks big name stars have given the Celtics fits in trying to close out the best-of-seven. Joe Johnson has posed plenty of problems for Boston, as the Celtics first...
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No justice for Rajon Rondo after getting Celtics back in game
Paul Pierce shrugs off pain
Hawks turn to Al Horford
Luol Deng’s 24 points help Bulls force playoff series back to Philadelphia
Lakers fall to Nuggets, can’t tie it at the end
Hawks survive to play another road game
Celts miss chance to finish Hawks
Boston's Big Three still has some life in those old bones.
Thirty-somethings Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen led the Celtics to their most recent NBA championship in 2008, and this could be their last hurrah together in Beantown.
If so, they're clearly looking to go out with a bang.
''They have pride,'' Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford said Monday...
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