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Now, maybe all those "I Hate Danny Ainge" tee shirts make a bit more sense. It sure looks like that was a "don't mess with me" inbound right to the face of Mario Ellie. And the innocent look on Ainge's face afterwards is priceless.(Hat Tip to Boxden)
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What Rondo has done so far this season has been nothing short of incredible
By now it's pretty well known that Rajon Rondo is on a historic run in the assist department. In fact, if Rondo can pick up ten helpers tonight, it will mark the 37th consecutive game he has done so, tying him with John Stockton for the 2nd longest streak in NBA history. Impressive, but also not breaking...
Comcast Sportsnet New England produced the above segment, where they asked some of the Boston Celtics players who they are often mistaken for (starts at about 1 minute into the video). Rajon Rondo says that people have mistaken him for Chris Tucker, while Jason Terry has been mistaken for Steve Urkel.
But some of the players have been mistaken for other Celtics players, including...
Courtney Lee is shooting 60% from 16-23 ft.
The Celtics are struggling defensively so far this season, allowing 101.1 points per game (last year they gave up just 89.3 PPG). In fact, it's so bad that the team's home page currently features an article entitled "Are the Celts Experiencing an Identity Crisis?"
However, the offense is picking up some of the slack...
Boston Celtics (7-6) @ Detroit Pistons (5-7) Line: Celtics by 5.5 Celtics Probable Starters PG – Rajon Rondo (13.5 APG + 13.3 PPG) SG – Jason Terry (11.5 PPG + 42.6 3FG%) SF – Paul Pierce (19.8 PPG + 5.4 RPG) PF – Brandon Bass (9.5 PPG + 5.2 RPG) C – Kevin Garnett (15.2 PPG + 7.2 [...]
Ouch Paul, very ouch. One of the worst crossover broken ankles I've seen in a very long time. Jameer Nelson made a little head fake on Paul last night and Pierce bit hard, really hard. He fell strait backwards and his right leg bent behind him and got trapped under his body. Pierce would stay in the game and end up dropping 23 points (Jameer had 20.) The Celtics also...
Like us on Facebook Boston Celtics – 116, Orlando Magic 110: Bettor.com Boston Globe NBC Sports SB Nation CLNS Radio CLNS Radio’s Daniel Baker presents the updayed NBA Power Rankings, uncluding the reasoning behind their ranks. The C’s are currently at number 12, which is a leap from their spot last week, which was number [...]
The Celtics got an overtime win in Orlando last night, 116-110 over the Magic. Boston has two days off now to rest and get ready for the Brooklyn Nets. Tip-off at TD Garden is set for 7:30pm EST on Wednesday.
Enjoy some photos & GIFs from last night via HoopChina & Sina…
Some notes from today's practice courtesy of Twitter.
Both Kris Joseph and Fab Melo were present at practice today. Kris was on the court with the team but Fab was there to work out and to observe. Fab didn't practice with the team because Doc didn't want reps taken away from other bigs. Neither has been called up but just in for practice and will return to Maine...
Paul Pierce talking about finding a way to win, the adjustments the Celtics made to contain the Magic three point shooters, and closing the game.
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Paul Pierce has done this a million times. Early in games, late in games, in the middle, it does not matter when. Pierce knows exactly how to finish things off and how to brush off any failures. When he stepped into a wide-open 3-pointer with 2:10 left in overtime to break a 108-108 tie, it was old hat for him.
For the Magic, it is not quite second nature to win these close games...
Tip: 6 PM Court: Amway Center Watch it: CSN Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Michael Smith and Josh Tiven
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On road: 3-3
At home: 4-2
Streak: Won 1
Streak: Won 2
Buckets: Pierce (19.8 ppg)
Buckets: Aaron Afflalo (15.8 ppg)
Boards: Garnett (7.2...
I have already written twice about how Celtics players who were seriously injured last year were on their path to an impressive return. I might have cursed Green after the piece I wrote following his preseason performance, yet my take on Wilcox was apparently spot on. I've hence decided to roll the dice on Bradley as well, inspired by Jessica Camerato's article on him.
Sasha McHale, 22, dies after long battle with lupus The Houston Chronicle has reported this morning that the daughter of former Boston Celtics Hall of Famer, and current Houston Rockets head coach, Kevin McHale, has passed away. Alexander “Sasha” McHale was 22 years old, and had long been battling lupus. She was hospitalized this [...]
The Boston Celtics lost the 1987 NBA Finals to the Los Angeles Lakers in 6 games, but basketball purists and diehard fans will probably tell you that the Eastern Conference Finals between the Celtics and the Detroit Pistons was the real highlight of the playoffs that year. The particular legendary moment that a lot of NBA fans probably don’t even realize they’re viewing a few...