Found March 05, 2012 on Red's Army:
I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from New York. "I don’t know if that’s execution, that’s having a horseshoe up your rear," D'Antoni said of the game-tying three-pointer. "That’s what Paul Pierce does." ESPN NY - Would you have fouled Pierce? According to Mike D'Antoni's logic, every contested, game-winning jump shot in the history of the league was more luck than talent.  Clown. On Page 2, Iman Shumpert continues the Knicks whiny ways. Iman Shumpert says Kevin Garnett used an illegal screen on the Celtics' final play in regulation -- the play that ended with Paul Pierce knocking down a game-tying three-pointer with 4.9 seconds left on Sunday. Garnett handed the ball off to Pierce, who was being defended by J.R. Smith. In the process of getting the ball to Pierce, Garnett got in Smith's way...

Celtics Lea 46-40 at the Half Behind Pierce’s 10 Points

With a wide-open Brandon Bass jumper, the Celtics head back to the locker room with a 46-40 lead over the Houston Rockets. Paul Pierce went 3-for-4 in the second quarter to build a lead for the Celtics after a hot handed Rockets jumped out to a 28-21 lead through the first quarter. Luis Scola had [...]

Kevin Garnett: I don’t not like playing center

Does the position bother you? Playing 5? Playing 4? Does that effect you at all? How do you approach that? Kevin Garnett: I don’t like it. I’m a four. It is what it is. I’ll be whatever this team needs me to be… other than the cheerleader… Those were KG’s words, caught by CLNS – [...]

Report: NBA fines Kobe, Pierce, Rondo

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and the Celtics' Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce have all been fined by the NBA for missing charity appearances during the All-Star weekend in Orlando, Fla. Bryant was hit with a $40,000 fine for not attending an NBA Cares event, while Rondo and Pierce were both slapped with $20,000 fines for their no-shows, USA Today reported. All three played in the All...

Celtics vs. Knicks: Kevin Garnett’s understated defensive contributions proved crucial

Rajon Rondo rightfully received the lion’s share of media coverage following Sunday’s win — he performed so well in so many ways, he could have been an Apple product. Paul Pierce likewise earned his fair share of attention after pouring in 34 points, which tied a season high.But Kevin Garnett — whose 18 points and 10 rebounds, albeit on just 8-22 shooting, provided his...

Rockets can't stop Celtics in overtime

BOSTON (AP) -- Kevin Garnett grabbed 13 rebounds to pass Shaquille O'Neal and move into 12th on the NBA's career list, and Paul Pierce scored seven of his 30 points in overtime on Tuesday night to lead the Boston Celtics to a 97-92 victory over the Houston Rockets. Boston has won five straight since the All-Star break, including two in a row in overtime. Houston has lost...

The synergistic workings of an overtime win

Rajon Rondo was historically, triple-doubly magnificent, Kevin Garnett continued to rack up double-doubles from his new home at the center position, and Paul Pierce appeared carrying a torch that lit the TD Garden crowd alive and avoided a head-scratching, “how-on-earth-did-they-lose-that-game?” defeat.The key wasn’t that each is capable of reaching into his tool bag and...

Paul Pierce > New York Knicks, Rajon Rondo > Jeremy Lin

When I left the Garden back on Feb. 3rd, I was certain that the Celts/Knicks game I had just witnessed was the most entertaining of the year so far (Boston won 91-89).  And then Sunday happened.  As Paul Pierce pulled up for that off balance three with seven seconds left, I figured it had no chance, and that the game was over.  But somehow it rattled in, the building exploded...

Can Clippers land Allen, Pierce or Crawford at the trade deadline?

It could be a very telling week for the Los Angeles Clippers, who are in the thick of a six-game road trip and are, no doubt, riding a high after beating the Houston Rockets, 105-103, in overtime on Sunday. But this is not about the Clippers being 2-1 on their current stretch or living up to their "Lob City" hype with the Chris Paul-to-Blake Griffin connection. Instead...

Goodbye?...Just not yet

At the beginning of the season I was more than sure there needed to be a drastic change for our Celtics. The team´s performance was atrocious and more importantly: the soul of the team was nowhere to be found. Our defense was one of the worst in the league and teams abused us on a regular basis. It was a heartbreaking period for Celtics fans. The state of our Big Three was very...

KG joins elite company in the record books

Big thanks to @CelticsFR on Twitter for pointing this out to me today. With four steals in yesterday's game, Kevin Garnett moved into 20th place on the NBA All-Time steals list.  That means Kevin Garnett is now in the top 20 in points (18th, 23,823), rebounds (13th, 13,087), blocks (19th, 1,883) and steals (20th, 1,638). The only other player to do that is Hakeem Olajuwon...

Grand Theft Rondo beats Linsanity as Celtics win 4th in a row

The Celtics overcame a lackluster 1st half effort to beat the Knicks and remain undefeated since the All Star break. Rondo had his second triple double of the week with 18 points, 17 rebounds and 20 assists. Yes, you read that right. It's a Rondoful world and if you don't like it too bad.  Of course the Celtics would've lost the game without Paul Pierce's...

Celtics Hold Off Knicks In Overtime 115-111 For Fourth Straight Win

“Team Streak” otherwise known as the Boston Celtics won their fourth straight game on Sunday, however it was a battle to the finish as the New York Knicks took them to overtime before the Celtics sent their fans at the “New Garden” in a good mood, as their club prevailed by a final margin of 115-111. Paul Pierce led the way for the home town team with a game high 34 points...

Celtics-76ers Preview

The Boston Celtics have done nothing but win Atlantic Division titles since Kevin Garnett joined the team, and they're starting to look like they will capture another. The visiting Celtics can stretch their win streak to a season-high six games Wednesday night and pull into a virtual tie for the division lead with the stumbling Philadelphia 76ers when they visit Wells Fargo...

Fiddlin' & Diddlin' - Daily Links 3/3

Herald   Celtics-New Jersey updates Rajon Rondo rises above Celtics make it happen For Garnett, it’s a numbers game LeBron James passes up potential game-winning shot as Heat falls to Jazz Bulls’ Deng won’t be fined for Africa T-shirt Globe  Time to get down to business - Paul Pierce blog Playing GM: What should the Celtics do? Final: Boston Celtics 107, New Jersey Nets...
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