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In a Celtics.com article by Marc D'Amico, Boston's head coach revealed that he frequently asks opposing coaches why they choose to defend his team in certain ways. Said Rivers:
“It’s nice when you play, honestly, a team that’s not in the playoffs and you know the coach, because after the game you can ask what their reasoning is for choosing one or the other. It’s been interesting the comments that I’ve gotten back. They’ve always helped, and they’re open, for the most part. I mean, they’re not going to tell you their secrets, but they’re going to tell you some of their thoughts.”
I've met Doc Rivers a few times, and he is an incredibly likable and friendly person. It comes as no surprise that he's able to build relationships with coaches from other teams. Clearly this seems like a smart strategy if he can pull it off; it's also one of the advantages of having a former player as a head coach. I wonder if this is league wide thing? I can't imagine many guy
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Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett, disappointed in his last two games since his return from a foot injury that sidelined him for two weeks, says he will get better. Garnett had 11 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the Celtics’ 101-93 loss to the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday night.
Rajon Rondo spoke about his ACL injury with ESPN’s Hannah Storm.
After getting an MRI, Rondo said he first heard about the torn ACL from a radio reporter:
On the way back, I heard on the radio that Rondo might have a torn ACL. I was like… We just got the results, there’s no way possible.
I knew the reporter and was like, “How does he know this thing?” I just left the hospital...
It has been nearly three months since it was announced that Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo had a torn ACL in his right knee and would likely miss the rest of the season. It had already been an up and down season in which the aging veterans on the roster were attempting to make one last run at hanging an 18th banner in the rafters at TD Garden. Since that fateful...
The Celtics fell to the Brooklyn Nets 101-93, in a game that Kevin Garnett struggled offensivelly, recording only 11 points. He and Doc Rivers agreed that the veteran needs to get back in his groove after missing two weeks due to an injury. Garnett went as far as to guarantee he will get better. Kevin Garnett Doc Rivers Paul Pierce preferred to focus on the team's playoff...
It's easy to for us to forget now, but it did seem like the Celtics and Nets had a little rivalry starting when they met each other earlier in the year. The Celtics haven't played Brooklyn since destroying them 93-76 on Christmas day.
This was just too good to wait until after the game to post.
Brandon Bass just demolished Brook Lopez with perhaps his best, most aggressive as a Celtic. Awesome dunk.
The Celtics lost an ugly game against the Brooklyn Nets 101-93, but before the final buzzer went off, Kevin Garnett took it upon himself to let Kris Humphries know Boston does not care for him much.
With just under nine minutes left in the fourth quarter there was a loose ball. Both Garnett and Humphries went for the ball and Humphries clearly had it. Garnett took the opportunity...
The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Boston Celtics 101-93 on Wednesday.
The Celtics Brandon Bass took some of the game’s frustration out on the rim and Nets center Brook Lopez.
Lopez certainly was not backed down as hard as some people were this season were ( i.e. Jason Terry), but he was backed down all the same.
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Tonight's loss to the Nets was a heartbreaker. To me, this loss ruins their chances at getting the six seed. The Hawks, who the Celtics were just 1.5 games behind going into tonight, beat the Sixers this evening to take a 2.5 game lead over Boston for the six seed. So now it appears the C's will be playing the Knicks in this year's first round. That's disappointing...
Kevin Garnett has already been ruled out of tomorrow night's game with the Heat due to a sore ankle, and after last night's game with the Nets, KG was spotted in a walking boot.
With barely a week to go before the playoffs start—that's not good.
Today Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge made his weekly appearance on WEEI's "Salk and Holley...
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Since Jared Sullinger went down for the season with a back injury, the C’s have struggled to find another “blue collar” guy. Wilcox simply has not had enough time on the floor, and Bass just does not fit that...
BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics saw their five-year run of owning the Atlantic Division come to an end last night (officially) and tonight the Brooklyn Nets took claim to being the second best team in the division. Brooklyn’s Big Three -- Deron Williams, Brook Lopez, and Joe Johnson -- combined for 70 points to lead the Nets to their third win in four games against the Celtics...