Found February 13, 2012 on Celtics Town:
I am really busy today (work and other engagements, namely my little brother’s final home high school hoops game of the year), but JaJuan Johnson needs discussing.Clearly, his 33 minutes yesterday were exciting and encouraging. He did a lot of great things — his run-out for an alley-oop, when he beat everyone down the court by a country mile; the following defensive play, when he reached out to poke away an entry pass and Chris Wilcox ended up finishing another alley-oop; the few jumpers he drilled; and even a number of nearly-missed offensive rebound opportunities during which Johnson’s athleticism and motor were clearly evident. But Johnson also made some rookie mistakes. Think about when Carlos Boozer drop-stepped and lowered his shoulder, and Johnson couldn’t even come close to standing his ground.  Think about a few times when Johnson missed defensive rotations, or the couple occasions when he visibly got in the way of his own teammate’s offensive move.“He’s got to keep doing...

Celtics to be without Bass for 2 weeks

RealGM The Celtics will be without Brandon Bass for the next 10 to 14 days because of knee inflammation. Bass felt soreness after Boston’s loss in Toronto on Friday night and Doc Rivers learned the extent of the injury on Sunday morning when he received a call from doctor Ed Lacerte. Bass missed the Feb. 5th game against Memphis because of issues with his right knee felt against...

Am I underestimating the Celtics?

It's been a tough season for most Celtics fans. The awful start tempered the enthusiasm of even the most hardcore Green-teamers.  We've been distracted by a lot of trade talk. The Chris Paul/Rajon Rondo rumors dominated training camp. From there, we jumped into the blow-it-up debate as the Cs lost 8 of their first 12 games. Even when the Celtics rattled off 9 wins in...

Your Morning Dump... Where #9 was edgy

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. "Nine [Rondo] was edgy today, man. I loved it," Garnett said. "I love the fact that he came out and he set the tone. And I thought he got guys involved and he was all over the place. When we...

Rose, O'Neal out today, Bass out 10 days

There are multiple reports out ther about injuries re-shaping todays game.  Here it is in a nutshell: Derrick Rose (back) is out today Jermaine O'Neal (shoulder) is out today and is day-to-day Brandon Bass (knee) is out at least a week, probably 10 days Keyon Dooling (hip) and Avery Bradley (shoulder) are active I'm hoping Doc laid some smack down and informed...

Could Brandon Jennings be a trade piece for Rajon Rondo?

    I saw an interesting tweet from ESPN’s Chris Broussard at the end of last week. I’ve probably said on the blog that I’m not a very big fan of Broussard, but he does have his ear to the grindstone when it comes to all things NBA, so I do follow his Tweeter feed [...]

Celtics Live Blog: Former C's Assistant Coach Tom Thibodeau Leads First-Place Bulls Into Boston

8 a.m. ET: The four-leaf clover wasn't so lucky for the Celtics this week, as the C's get two meetings with the Central Division-leading Bulls. The first of those matchups takes place Sunday in Boston, where the Celtics have won four of their last five games. Many will be watching point guard Rajon Rondo, who had a forgettable performance Friday in Toronto but will likely...

Celtics-Bulls photo gallery

Here are some nice pics (Hoop China) from the C's 95-91 win over the Bulls on Sunday afternoon. Bonus GIFs after the jump....

Rook looked real good

Three weeks into this condensed season, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was touting JaJuan Johnson as a player who would be a factor in the Celtics’ season. At that point, after 10 games, Johnson had exactly one NBA field goal.

Volvo Biggest Fan Challenge: The Garden 30

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Volvo Challenge. This one comes with a little synergy. It is another Volvo Challenge. Remember to go and vote for me in Volvo’s Biggest Fan in the Big East. Volvo, a Big East corporate sponsor for the Big East, wonders what the Biggest Fans in the Big East think constitute the Garden 30, that the Big East itself is asking in honor of the...

Celtics 95, Bulls 91 highlights

Rajon To The Rescue, Rondo Racks Up Triple-Double As Celtics Top Bulls 95-91

The Chicago Bulls and the Boston Celtics entered their contest Sunday afternoon at the “New Garden” with rosters that were depleted by injury. The Bulls were without All-Star point guard Derrick Rose who was suffering from back spasms; while veteran guard Richard Hamilton was on the sidelines with a bruised thigh. Boston would take to the court minus starting center Jermaine...

Bass Out 10-14 Days Due To Knee Inflammation

Brandon Bass felt soreness after Boston's loss in Toronto on Friday night.

Season-Defining Road Trips Approach

The upcoming road trips will most definitely be the toughest test the Celtics will face this regular season. After a home matchup versus the ailing Detroit Pistons on Wednesday (the 15th), they embark on a five game road trip visiting the Bulls, Pistons, Mavericks, Thunder, and Cavaliers. The Thunder and Cavaliers matchup will, however, be broken up by All-Star weekend, of which...
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