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Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo!
The general manager of the Boston Celtics was trying to understand how LeBron James could get to the free-throw line those 24 times, and so Danny Ainge stood in the hallway recreating a clear-path foul call for the NBA's vice president of referee operations, Joe Borgia. Ainge slid his feet, and tried to show how the Celtics defender had reached around to the Miami Heat star, how they were far too close to the rim for that call.
"How?" Ainge asked him.
They did some kind of a dance here late Wednesday night, Borgia and Ainge, the NBA official delivering his explanation, and Ainge, the ultimate contrarian, challenging the premises. And hey, how could Paul Pierce foul out again? How could the Heat get to the free-throw line 47 times? These were the things on Ainge's mind, and there would be no satisfaction coming out of here for these Celtics, no solace out of an epic effort and a historic performance out of Rajon Rondo. Ainge was persiste...
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NBA.com's Steve Aschburner has a speculative column on Kevin Garnett's future in which he cites a "friend of Garnett" who thinks the Celtics star is planning on retiring after the season:
Back to Boston? To another NBA team? Or home to stay, where he can glare at the kids who stray onto his lawn and talk trash once a week with the garbage men?
It is a decision...
I've never understood why KG likes to shoot just a step inside the 3 point line (also known as the worst shot in basketball). I mean obviously everyone prefers him down low, but he's always been a jump shooting big man primarily and that's the way it's going to stay. Oddly enough I've seen him more than a handful of times shooting 3's in practice (made 4...
Rajon Rondo was just about knocked out when the Heat assaulted him on his way to the basket last night, guess what the NBA referees didn’t see it of course. The Celtics lost game two to the Heat in overtime. Rondo played a huge game scoring 44 points and he could have had more if he learned how to play the crying game like LeBron James plays. No one in the NBA cries to the refs...
Box Score after the jump.
Anybody who has watched the Boston Celtics this postseason will tell you they haven’t seen the Ray Allen that they’re used to. Allen is one of the greatest shooters of all time, but he’s clearly been struggling.
In Game 1 against the Miami Heat, Allen shot 1-7 from the floor for 6 points. He also hit only 3 of his 7 free throws, making him 18-30 in the playoffs, which is astonishing...
Rajon Rondo had a brilliant 44 points to go with 10 assists, eight rebounds and three steals in Boston's 115-111 Game 2 loss at Miami.
Ray Allen has ruled out the suggestion from Doc Rivers that he sit out Game 2 to rest his injured ankle.
We’ve all had problems in our lives. We either accept them, complain about them, which accomplishes nothing, or we hit them head on and resolve them. That’s the decision Celtics fans, for that matter all NBA fans, face when it comes to the quality of officiating in what’s marketed as the world’s greatest basketball league.
LeBron James took almost as many free throws...
***Warning – The Daily Clean Up is R-Rated*** L.B., host of the New York based, Daily Cleanup, was brave enough to invite me on his midday broadcast to talk Eastern Conference Finals and the Boston Celtics predictions for game 2. Nick appears on the show at the 41 minute mark. The earlier segments, though vulgar, [...]
Are the refs giving away the Eastern Conference Finals to LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat? Is David Stern rigging the lottery to make sure the NBA-owned New Orleans Hornets land Anthony Davis? Both of those thoughts appear to be prevalent among many NBA fans, but just because people believe it doesn't mean it's true. Despite Rajon Rondo's monster performance...
The Celtics lead the Heat 55-42 at the half despite a furious 16-point first quarter from LeBron James. James went 7-for-12 in the first, but got into foul trouble in the second quarter that limited him to only 4 points. Rajon Rondo got back to facilitating constant ball movement with seven assists leading to 15 [...]
In what was an extremely entertaining game, the Celtics eventually fell 115-111 in overtime to the Heat Wednesday night in Miami. The Celtics held a 15-point lead in the first half, before the Heat outscored the Celtics 35-22 in the third quarter to take a 6-point lead entering the fourth. The Celtics came storming back and held a 5-point lead midway through the quarter, but the...
Nothing but conspiracy theories follow the NBA come playoff time. From the NBA lottery to the way the referees calls the game, it never ends. Former disgraced referee Tim Donaghy just brought more negative attention and ammo for that when he was busted for gambling on games, even those he officiated. Now, a Boston radio [...]
Time To Play Like It's 1969!
Miami Heat (10-3, 2-0) at Boston Celtics (8-7, 0-2)
Friday, June 1, 2012
8:30 PM ET
Playoff Game #16, Home Game #8
Radio: WEEI, ESPN Radio
Referees: Scott Foster, Mike Callahan, Rodney Mott
As the series shifts to Boston, the Celtics will attempt to do something they haven't done since 1969, and that is...