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The Celtics open up their second round playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers by dodging the Chicago Bulls bullet thanks to Derrick Rose’s injury. Looking at this match up has a lot of Celtics fans salivating at the mouth. Don’t be so quick to skip over this series looking at the potential Eastern Conference Finals opponent, at least no so fast.
Are the fans forgetting about the season series between the Celtics and 76ers? In the first game on March 7th, when the Celtics came in with a 20-17 record after turning things around from the start of the season, the 76ers put Celtics fans back to reality that this was going to be one long and tough road to the playoffs. Philadelphia ran away with a 103-71 victory at home by outrebounding the Celtics 54-35. More impressive was the way Philadelphia closed out defensively. There is no doubt that the 76ers are younger and will have more energy, even younger than the Hawks.
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BOSTON -- For a split second, the crowd gasped. Had Doc Rivers, the coach Celtics fans have come to trust, made a fatal error? The Celtics led by one point and were inbounding the ball with 3.4 seconds left in their Eastern Conference semifinal opener against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers needed to send the Celtics to the foul line to stop the clock and stand any chance at winning...
WALTHAM, Mass. -- In the dark days of the Celtics franchise in the mid-1990s, Tommy Heinsohn used to celebrate big plays by reserve forward Walter McCarty by declaring, "I love Walter!" Chances are Heinsohn has never watched a Philadelphia 76ers game and spontaneously yelled, "I love Philly!" The Celtics open their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the...
The Celtics spent most of the opening game of their second-round matchup with the Sixers looking like they were going to get run out of the TD Garden, but Boston stood tough when it counted and won Game 1 at home. Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett were big down the stretch for the Celtics. In the West, the Lakers and Nuggets are also playing Saturday night, although they're still...
Box Score after the jump.
The NBA says a foul against Boston with 3.1 seconds left in Atlanta's season-ending loss on Thursday should have been called sooner, which would have given the Hawks a free throw instead of just the ball out of bounds.
The Celtics' Marquis Daniels held the Hawks' Al Horford as Atlanta was inbounding the ball trailing 81-79. Referee Eric Lewis called a foul, but ruled...
BOSTON-After dousing the Hawks thoughts of forcing a Game 7 on their home court, Kevin Garnett responded to another situation at his post-game media conference.
If you will recall Hawks owner Michael Gearon Jr. said that Garnett is “dirtiest guy in the league.
Those comments proved to be the ultimate locker room bulletin board material as it fueled Garnett’s performance.
If you thought this game was going to be a walk in the park for either side, then you clearly didn't read what I wrote this morning. Boston had to use the fourth quarter to overcome losing game one, giving up home court advantage. Lucky for the Celtics, Rajon Rondo had a triple double while Kevin Garnett had 29 points and 11 rebounds.
Philadelphia controlled the first...
Kevin Garnett opened his postgame press conference by taking aim at Hawks co-owner Michael Gearon Jr.
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose had surgery Saturday to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
While the team said in a statement that more information on his prognosis will be provided next week, there's a good chance Rose will miss the early portion of next season.
Rose was injured late in a playoff-opening win over Philadelphia on April 28, with Chicago...
Here’s why a Fourth Quarter live blog of Celtics-Hawks Game
6 is a stupendous idea. I’m a big
Celtics fan. Cut me, and green pours out
(along with gin, at least tonight). So things
will go one of two ways: The Celtics
win, eliminate Atlanta, and I’ll write with such a “Homer-ish” vigor, you’ll
get upset, and send me angry tweets (@PBTBENKEZ...