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Danny Ainge talked to Leandro Barbosa back in July about signing with the Celtics, but Barbosa wanted more money than Ainge was offering. Ainge offered both Barbosa and old friend Mickael Pietrus the veteran's minimum but only Barbosa accepted. Ainge made sure to emphasize that signing Barbosa wasn't due to Bradley's injury or the lack of depth at point guard, but because he is a good player. Danny also apparently had wanted Barbosa for a while.
“We talked with Leandro on July 1. He’s a guy that we liked, and we followed, and evaluated for a long time. We thought he was a really good player who could help us. We weren’t desperate. We liked what we had. But Leandro was a very good player who was available.”
Barbosa scored 16 points in his debut with the Celtics, almost sparking a comeback against the Miami Heat. Captain Paul Pierce was appreciative of his efforts, saying his offensive abilities will be put to good use as a sparkplug off of the Celtics bench.
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Rajon Rondo's one-handed shot-clock beater was named the #3 play of last night by the NBA. Many other entertaining plays are among those in the video above, including a vicious Vinsanity block, a Gerald Green dunk, and a buzzer-beating game-winning 3 pointer by Brandon Jennings.
Note: This post is not meant to scream, JEFF GREEN’S GOING TO SCORE NO MORE THAN THREE POINTS EVERY TIME HE PLAYS THE MIAMI HEAT!!” or “THE CELTICS ARE SCREWED BECAUSE THEY’RE TOO MUCH LIKE THE MIAMI HEAT!!” It’s simply to advance the conversation about how the Celtics’ on-court relationship with their biggest Eastern Conference rival has evolved. I fear I sound more...
New Jason Terry video from the NOC:
ason Terry goes guerrilla headbanding on the streets of Boston, laying his signature "JET" sweatbands on the domes of unsuspecting Celtics fans.
The fifth episode of "Jason Terry is a Celtic."
Related: Jason Terry and Dionte Christmas lose to 5 women in a pick-up game
Last night after the loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, Kevin Garnett gave a speech to his teammates that involved a "pack of hyenas" metaphor. Strange to say the least. But this isn't the first time Kevin has said some very strange metaphors. Lets look back on some of his best.
1.) The Green Squirrel
"We had four assists at halftime, that’s not us. That’s like...
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BOSTON -- The Celtics were extremely formidable at the TD
Garden last season, when they won 24 of their 33 home games and enjoyed a
bittersweet send-off from their fans toward the end of Game 6 of the Eastern
The Bucks did not much care about Boston's home record from
last season, though, and Celtics coach Doc Rivers recognized that. Shortly...
Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers discuss the **** show which was the Celtics home opener.
Videos courtesy of WEEI's Mike Petraglia.
Once again, we recap the best and worst of the Celtics Opening
Week. So far the Celtics are 1-2 to start the season, having lost both the road
and home openers but winning against the lowly Wizards last night. Let’s take a
look at what else is up in Celtics Nation:
Too ‘hot’ to handle: The Celtics came into Opening Day with one thought: beating the Miami Heat to a pulp...
After every game, we’ll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player’s overall value.
Rajon Rondo: One play in particular sticks out in my mind. At 5:00 in the first quarter, after a Jeff Green miss from the corner, the Bucks rebounded and got it to Monta Ellis. He whipped a pass up to Brandon Jennings at half court. At that point, he was...
8 a.m. ET: Whoever it was that showed up Friday at the TD Garden wearing the home uniforms, that team did not resemble the squad that the real Celtics insist they can be.
They are what their record says they are, however, and entering Saturday's game in the nation's capital, the Celtics were 0-2. In front of them was an underwhelming Wizards team dealing with injuries to...
On Friday night the Celtics opened up their 2012-2013 season at home against the Milwaukee Bucks. Coming off a loss to the Miami Heat the Celtics looked to crack down on the defensive end and continue to execute on offense. Unfortunately neither of these things happened for the Celtics as they lost to the Bucks 99-88.
The Celtics struggled from the start looking sloppy on offense...
Go ahead. Try this at your local schoolyard. Call me when you actually make it.
In other news, Rajon Rondo needs to be more aggressive in his own offense.
There is one thing we do know is that the NBA is a copycat league. When the Boston Celtics revived the 'Big Three' theory, Pat Riley decided that he wanted his own with a slight twist. As a result he got the 'super-brats' together in South Beach and won the 2011-12 NBA title. This year, for some reason, the NBA is not only obsessed with small-ball but the pick-n-roll...
The Celtics trail the Bucks 46-3 at the half as Brandon Jennings leads the way with 15 points and four assists. It’s been a game marred by a high turnover rate and mediocre shooting, with the majority of the quality offense coming on the break. The lone bright spot for the Celtics has been Jared [...]
Comments after losses are usually pretty depressing. I have to say, I kind of like Bucks fans. They seem like a decent bunch who have been used to cheering for a losing team and seemed quite surprised by this win. Not much hate for the Celtics like there is in a lot of fan bases either. So, in spite of the loss, these comments aren't all that bad. Hopefully tonight we get...