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What would a Comments post be without a wheelchair mention and some officiating complaints. Seems like they are in every thread. Love that our bench is producing so well these past few games. I was stuck with the Magic feed last night. I missed Mike and Tommy but even worse, they kept getting the names of the Celtics wrong. I've highlighted my favorites. What are yours?
Baby's gonna come out on a wheelchair and prove his old team, and us, wrong.
Paul Pierce's wheelchair?
Not only is Rondo out for the season for Boston... …it was announced today that rookie forward Jared Sullinger underwent back surgery Friday and will also miss the rest of the season.
Right... Sullinger was red-flagged too before the draft because of his back
I’m glad the Magic didn’t draft him.
I liked him, but I’m glad that we got Nicholson over Sullinger. Mostly the same player, one has a back problem and the other doesn’t though.
Bradley is so pesky. I love it
Nothing like watching AN fake Bass out of his shoes on the first play.
Garnett against Nicholson. That's going to be a fun match-up
Garnett is a good guy to model his game after
I wonder if Hedo will make an appearance tonight? He doesn’t have to guard anyone overly good or athletic, so maybe he can do ok…
Jeff Green trips on his teammate...foul on Vuc.
Boston always gets dirty calls
Jason Terry jumps on Nelson...foul on Nelson.
Only for Boston
No Magic fans in Boston lol
Dang. Moore can't hit anything
Wonder if he is trying to hard because he was in Boston last year
I am so over Moore. Cut him
Bench points, Orl-2, Bos-13, get these sh11ty players out
Magic trying to claw back into this one
They've cut the 7 point lead by 2.
It was bigger then 7 a while back Thus the use of "claw"
Garnett is listed at 6'11", but standing next to Vuc, he looks about an inch taller. Weird.
Garnett is on fire.
Teams really shoot that long 2 point jumper well against us.
To be fair, they seem to shoot any shot well against us
Hedo freakin' sucks. 1 for 21? I could do that. Probably.
For *&%$'s sake. The Magic can't do ANYTHING.
Vaughn better call a TO. Utterly stupid. Celtics just running down the court and getting easy bucket after easy bucket.
Vaughn is clueless
I bet most of the people who complain about Vaughn where the same people who wanted SVG fired.
Not me. I loved Stan and still do. I'd take him back right now. Hell, we're still paying him, so I think we may as well bring him in to work for it.
Kevin Bass? Lol Matty called C-Lee Kevin Lee earlier too. Is it a joke or something? He should know their names, they played for the Magic.
Haha, suck it Garnett... Get that **** out of there.
"Jacque Vaughn confused about the call." And everyone else is confused about you having Ayon in the game in the first place, so we're all even.
I'm with ya. But we'll really be thanking him if we land McLemore this draft and Wiggins the next.
Hedo and ayon suck, get them out, enough
Yes Ayon....when someone is driving to the basket, the appropriate thing to do is move out of the way and watch him dunk. That's defensive basketball at its finest.
Magic bench currently has five points in 42 combined minutes, and all five are from Moore
I **** hate Collins and his flopping ass.
Man I think there might actually be something to this "tanking" business. Instead of just tanking by sitting your best players just play your worst players and consistently give them the ball. JV is revolutionizing tanking right now lol
Top 3 pick here we come
Pierce is 3 assists away from a triple-double? Huh.
Channeling his inner Rondo
Pierce should get a flopping fine for the garbage he does to get foul calls.
One more basket by Barbosa would put him in double figures for the first time since...well, the last time he played the Magic on November 25th.
I don't understand how someone who is 6'10 can get a three point shot blocked.
Magic look solid tonight... For a lottery bound team.
It's always Boston That gives us the most trouble
Ish is lighting fast and super athletic. Too bad he dribbles like a drunken baby.
Is anyone else sick of seeing Vaughn grinning like an idiot after every loss?
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Boston's Jared Sullinger had some medical red flags regarding his back coming out of Ohio State, and now that injury will prematurely end his rookie NBA campaign.
Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger will miss the rest of the season with a back injury, league sources tell Y! Sports. He will need surgery.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 1, 2013
After months of mocking the red flags that caused Jared Sullinger to drop to the Celtics in the NBA draft, it appears fears over Jared Sullinger’s back were legitimate.
Sullinger, who pulled...
Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger will require surgery on his back that will end the rookie’s season, according to A. Sherrod Blakelyof CSN New England."It's a tough blow, especially coming on the heels of Rajon's injury," said Danny Ainge, Boston's president of basketball operations. "Jared does something that ... he's been our best rebounder...
Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger will miss the rest of the season with a back injury, league sources tell Y! Sports. He will need surgery.8 minutes ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@WojYahooNBAAdrian WojnarowskiThis news comes from Adrian Wojnarowski and could not be more devastating for the Celtics. I was trying to maintain optimism after the Rondo injury, this one takes a lot of wind out my sails.
Not even a week after losing their All-Star point guard, Rajon Rondo to an ACL injury, the Celtics have now lost their promising rookie forward to a season-ending back injury. Sullinger underwent successful lumbar disc surgery Friday and is expected back at the start of next year’s training camp.
According to ESPN Boston:
Boston Celtics rookie forward Jared Sullinger underwent...
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett talk after Sunday's win over the Clippers.
Videos courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports has some more bad news for Celtics fans. Wojnarowski is reporting that Celtics promising rookie big man Jared Sullinger will miss the rest of the season with a back injury.
We will have more information for our readers as the news comes out, but the news just got worst in Boston.
BOSTON — Paul Pierce’s shot went through the hoop and the crowd erupted, cheering wildly for a fourth straight victory by the Celtics. Amid the cheers, though, there had to be quite a few folks just sighing in relief, because this game turned out to be a lot more interesting than it had to be.
Before Pierce’s 3-pointer nestled into the net with 2.5 seconds remaining to clinch...
Paul Pierce came up big late against the ClippersI know two things to be true about the 2013 Celtics. The first: If something is too good to be true (ie. a first half offensive explosion and lockdown defense), it likely is. The second: No lead is safe, specifically no lead under 20.Boston tried VERY hard to lose the game in the fourth quarter this afternoon, blowing all but two points...
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“We have two open roster spots, which we will use when it’s all said and done,” said Ainge. “So three weeks from now, we will have 13 contracts. But we’re not in a rush yet. We have trade possibilities...
Perhaps team captain Paul Pierce said it best after last Sunday’s thrilling and gritty 102-100 2OT win over the defending champion Miami Heat on national TV…When told that Rondo had a torn ACL that would sideline him for the season Pierce expressed his frustration and then immediately stated…”Guys are gonna have to step up! That’s all I can say!”
Luckily, step up is exactly...
In his weekly appearance on WEEI’s Big Show, Celtics president Danny Ainge spoke openly about the state of his team. He made two things clear following Rajon Rondo‘s season-ending ACL injury: 1) “It’s silly” to think they’ll be better without him and 2) Paul Pierce trades haven’t been discussed.
“Nothing with Paul has been discussed,” said Ainge. “I too would...
The Celtics, now 23-23, will play their toughest game this week tomorrow afternoon against the Clippers. The Clippers are a terrific 34-14 and third place in the western conference. Personally, I think they are the favorite to win the title. Remember, there's no Jared Sullinger, so it'll be tough. Here are tomorrow's five things:
5. KEEP BARBOSA HOT:
By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange BOSTON -- The short-handed Celtics won their third straight game Friday night, cruising to a 97-84 victory over the woeful Magic. Five days after he and his team learned Rajon Rondo would be lost for the season, rookie Jared Sullinger underwent back surgery and also will be lost for the year. But after beating Miami in double overtime Sunday...