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“Rondo has been our best player and it obviously hurts us. Someone else is going to have to step up and make it not as painful without Rondo out there. The playoffs are a little different. You never want your best player, not playing. But it happens. We have to make the most of it, and guys will have to step up. It’s that simple.”
"Obviously, from a competitive standpoint we are disappointed with the league's decision to suspend Rondo. He plays a valuable part in our team's success. We accept the punishment and will use it as a learning tool for our players."
I know Doc told the press last night that he would be surprised if Rondo got suspended, but like I said last night, what else is he going to say? I'm sure Doc knew this was distinct possibility and was plotting for Game 2 last night and this morning without Rondo.
After the jump Rondo's close friend and Hawks star Joe Smith shares his thoughts on the suspension.
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Mickael Pietrus will start the game tonight as Rajon Rondo serves his suspension.
So, what will MP try to do to pick up Rajon's slack?
"It’s depending on how the game goes," Pietrus said. "I don’t project myself, say I have to bring more points for the team. I just have to be Mickael Pietrus, bring the all-around game: rebounding, defense. I’m...
Three reactions to Rajon Rondo’s one-game suspension for bumping an official, which will keep him out of Tuesday night’s Game 2 against the Atlanta Hawks.Doc Rivers:“Obviously, from a competitive standpoint we are disappointed with the league’s decision to suspend Rondo,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said in a statement released by the team. “He plays a valuable part in...
The Celtics were 12 minutes away from returning to Boston down 0-2. Instead they surrendered 14 points in the final quarter, Paul Pierce wrote another chapter in his memoir, perhaps titled “I didn’t expect Marquis Daniels to share the court with me during my next vintage fourth-quarter playoff performance, but oh well, Atlanta still can’t stop me,” and the series returns...
Paul Pierce battled through another tough shooting night to score 36 points and the Boston Celtics wiped out Atlanta's 11-point lead in the second half even without Rajon Rondo, stunning the Hawks 87-80 on Tuesday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The series is tied 1-1. Game 3 is Friday night in Boston, and Rondo will be back for the Celtics in that one, his shorthanded...
ATLANTA – The Hawks and their faithful nicknamed their homecourt the Highlight Factory but tonight it was the temple of lost dreams.
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Paul Pierce can't be as bad in Game 2 as he was in Game 1
One of my good friends came up to me yesterday after news that Boston Celtics point-guard Rajon Rondo was going to miss Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. His assessment of the situation? “The Celtics are going to get swept now”.
Looking around twitter, you got a sense of more doom and gloom. People all...
If punishment ought to fit the crime, then Rondo’s judges are not exactly an oligarchy of Tommy Heinsohn clones.
Apart from the chorus of “we told you so,” Rondo’s detractors are crying out loud for everything from the gas chamber to crucifixion. Who said liberal Boston was against the death penalty?
Marie Antoinette devotees are telling Rondo to eat...
Paul Pierce did his best Tim Tebow impersonation on Tuesday night. The Celtics captain scored 36 points in Boston's Game 2 win in Atlanta, leading Boston back from as many as 11 down in the second half onto a 87-80 win. Pierce's heroics were rather reminiscent of some of Tebow's comeback victories during the 2011-12 football season. The Truth flexed his basketball muscles...
We have one "Yea," one "Nay" and one "I don't have a clue" from the Boston media.
Paul Pierce battled through another tough shooting night to score 36 points, and the Boston Celtics wiped out Atlanta's 11-point lead in the second half even without Rajon Rondo -- stunning the Hawks 87-80 Tuesday night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The series is tied 1-1. Game 3 is Friday night in Boston, and Rondo will be back for the Celtics in that one, his...
In order for the Celtics to make it deep into the playoffs, bench player-turned-starter Avery Bradley will need to continue his consistently strong play on both sides of the ball.
This is it. The fat lady is preparing backstage. The crowd is restless, knowing the inevitability that awaits. The Boston Celtics’ title chances are becoming slimmer as the years go by and the...
A Kristine Leahy post is long overdue; she is a local product after all. From her bio page:
Kristine is currently the Sports Anchor and Reporter for Fox25 in Boston. Prior to joining fox, she served as the in-arena and CelticsTV host/reporter for the Boston Celtics. She previously hosted WEEI.com’s daily sports show, The Five, and worked as the site’s reporter for fans all over...
The Boston Celtics tied up their first-round playoff series with the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night with a 87-80 victory. Without suspended point guard Rajon Rondo the Celtics were able to rally in the fourth quarter and stun the Hawks on their home court. Paul Pierce was able to carry Boston offensively with his 36 points and also grabbed 14 rebounds. Kevin Garnett chipped...
Boston Celtics (0-1) at Atlanta Hawks (1-0)
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
7:30 PM ET
Round 1 Game #2, Road Game #2
TV: NBA-TV, CSNNE, FSSO, TSN
Radio: WEEI, WCNN
Referees: Scott Foster, Ed Malloy, Scott Wall
The Celtics come into this game short handed. With Rondo out, they are missing their engine. Others will have to step up their game to make...
8 a.m. ET: The big four has been whittled down to the big two, and Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will need to carry a heavy load in Game 2 against the Hawks. Rajon Rondo joins Ray Allen on the bench after Rondo drew a one-game suspension for chest-bumping referee Marc Davis in the final minute of Game 1. Allen, already sidelined with bone spurs in his right ankle, has not been upgraded...