Found May 11, 2012 on
Stephen A Smith
New York Knicks
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! Do you have a favorite?
I have faith in the Hawks tonight. Unfortunately, that usually means we lose. So after reconsidering, my final stance is that the Hawks will get embarrassed tonight.
I hope its a triple overtime win tonight, so the old men are tired as hell on Saturday
Pierce and Smoove: The battle of wounded knee!
Pretty sure "Wheelchair" Pierce will be 100% tonight
The Gearon shot. May very well be a stroke of genius. Everyone will have in there mind (KG is Dirty), EVERYONE. The fans, players and the officials will have it in the front and back of their minds. Because Gearon said it,...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Celtics didn't practiced today, but they did gather for a shootaround. I can't say I liked what I heard.
Both Pierce and Allen sat out Friday's walkthrough, following a shootaround. Pressed as to whether Pierce or Allen were closer to being ready for Game 1, Rivers sounded an ominous tone.
"I don't [know]," he said. "I'm concerned...
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...
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Paul Pierce was a man of few words when he was asked at practice Friday how his sprained left knee felt. "It feels like I can play [Saturday]," Pierce said. That is essentially what it comes down to as the Celtics prepare for Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Saturday against the Philadelphia 76ers. Pierce is one of a number of key...
Just to clarify, two weeks ago Ray Allen wasn’t healthy enough to play, wasn’t sure whether he would return at any point in the playoffs, and thought he would absolutely require surgery after the season ended. I imagine it’s not good he feels like that again.
BOSTON -- The Celtics tried a little bit of everything, and everyone, in defending Joe Johnson in their first-round playoff series against the Hawks. They tried Avery Bradley, Marquis Daniels and Mickael Pietrus, and all three submitted solid performances against the Hawks' most dangerous perimeter scorer. Given an opportunity to close out the series on their home floor, though...
Paul Pierce and the Celtics now turn their focus towards the upset-minded 76ers
After a heart-wrenching series against the Atlanta Hawks, the Celtics journey to Banner 18 continues, this time against an opponent that does not figure to be as difficult, as well as one which the Celtics have home court advantage for. You can thank the horrific knee injury to Derrick Rose for that...
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...
The Atlanta Hawks used every vial of alligator blood in their refrigerator to attempt a series-extending victory, but the Celtics managed to survive and will move on to the Eastern Conference Semifinals.Paul Pierce looked significantly more mobile tonight, if not quite his most spry. His tough hoop to bring the Celtics within one during trouble time was very appreciated, as was...
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...
Herald Celtics-Atlanta updates
Celtics fail to execute
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
Rajon Rondo is leading all players in the post season in EFF
with 27.3, Kevin Garnett is 10th with 22.2 and Paul Pierce is 20th
Ray Allen has 40 points in 86 playoff minutes. Brandon Bass
has 48 in 156 playoff minutes.
The Celtics are ranked in first place this post season in OPP PPG and
5th in point differential.
Keyon Dooling is...