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For pretty much as long as I can remember, one of the Celtics biggest weaknesses has been rebounding. Last night Shavlik Randolph pulled down 13 boards in 22 minutes. An amazing 7 of them were of the offensive variety; for comparison in the win at Cleveland on Wednesday the C's as a team had a total of 2 offensive rebounds. Here's what Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston had to say about Randolph's performance against the Hawks:
"Randolph was otherworldly at times on Friday, most notably on the glass, where his rebound percentages were off the charts. He grabbed 36.8 percent of all available offensive rebounds, 37.5 percent of all available defensive caroms and 37.1 percent of all rebounds overall while he was on the floor. Those are insane numbers for someone playing nearly half the game. To put it in perspective, Pierce grabbed 10 caroms, and his rebound percentages were 0.0 offensive, 28.6 defensive and 15.4 overall."
Randolph has played 81 minutes this seaso...
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Danny Ainge recently said that LeBron needs to stop doing so much complaining, and that apparently did not sit well with Pat Riley, to say the least.
BOSTON — Courtney Lee, limited to six minutes of playing time in his first game back from a sprained ankle, hopped up exuberantly. Chris Wilcox, mostly confined to the bench after starting the game at center, waved his towel enthusiastically. Rajon Rondo, back on the bench for the first time in two months, clapped in his sportcoat.
All along the bench, the Celtics were having a...
Former coach/Heat president Pat Riley and Celtics president Danny Ainge go way back to the old Celtics-Lakers rivalry of the 80′s, and there’s apparently some bad blood still flowing…
Ainge said earlier in the week that it was “almost embarrassing that LeBron (James) would complain about officiating,”
Riley didn’t take to kindly to that remark, and released this statement...
Pretty humorous AT&T commercial featuring former Celtics Larry Bird and Bill Russell, also former Lakers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Earvin "Magic" Johnson.
Entering this season many wondered about the role of Jeff Green! How would he play coming off of heart surgery! Would he get enough starts? Could he play at a high level? Would he fit in with the team? Was he worth that trade a few years ago? Well these past few weeks….Jeff Green seems to have answered all those questions with an exclamation point!
First he scored a whopping 42...
You expect bloggers, fans and sports radio hosts to react to LeBron James’ whining about officiating. But an NBA general manager?
Yesterday on WEEI, Danny Ainge joined the fray:
“I think the referees got the calls right. I don’t think it was a hard foul,” Ainge said of the mixups involving James and Heinrich, as well as another one involving James and Taj Gibson. “I think...
Melo and the Knicks punished Boston from 3-point range.Few things are as aggravating as hearing an opposing crowd chant “Bos-ton sucks,” but one thing that’s worse is knowing that they aren’t wrong. The Celtics, for lack of a better descriptor, sucked tonight. Aside from Jeff Green (and Chris Wilcox on two field goal attempts), no one shot above 50% from the field. The Celtics...
he Celtics will not have Kevin Garnett tonight against the New York Knicks as they expected. The center is, however, closer to returning to the court after missing the past four games with ankle inflammation.
Garnett was expected to participate in the team's shootaround Sunday morning at Madison Square Garden, which is an encouraging sign considering the team wanted...
The guys behind Picture Planet Studios, Dan Bowers & Van Troung, have been Celtics fans and Red’s Army readers for quite some time. With their first feature film set to release next month, it was a perfect time to feature them on Fan Friday:
How long have you guys been Celtics fans, and who or what got you interested in them?
Van: It started with Larry Bird. I was a chubby...
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In a recent interview on WEEI radio, Celtics GM, Danny Ainge, called LeBron James “almost embarrassing” for complaining about foul calls after Chicago snapped Miami’s 27-game winning streak. LeBron James responded at Friday’s shootaround in New Orleans, saying “Nothing that comes out of Boston surprises me,” but Miami wasn’t done firing back. Heat president Pat Riley...
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On road: 13-23
At home: 26-10
Streak: Won 2
Streak: Won 7...
Danny Ainge thought it was embarrassing when LeBron was complaining about not getting calls.credit: celticshub.com
When the Miami Heat had their winning streak snapped against the Chicago Bulls, Heat star LeBron James complained to the media regarding a few plays during the game that LeBron thought should have been called as fouls. James is used to physical play, but he went on to...
Atlanta Hawks (40-32) at Boston Celtics (37-34) Friday, March 29, 2013 7:30 PM ET Game #72 Home Game #36TV: CSNNE, SPSO, NBA-LP 753(ATL)/754(BOS)Radio: WEEI, WCNN TD Garden Referees: Monty McCutchen, Eric Lewis, Derek Richardson Boston hosts Atlanta for the second time in the fourth-and-final
showdown between these two teams. The teams split...
8 a.m. ET: The last team to beat the Celtics prior to their current two-game win streak was the Knicks. Jeff Green and company have a chance to change that Sunday.
In a special Easter edition of the NBA’s best traditional rivalry, the Celtics (38-34) and the Knicks (45-26) will face off at Madison Square Garden. This is the fourth and final meeting of the year between these teams...