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WALTHAM, Mass. -- E'Twaun Moore had about as much impact in the first two games of the playoffs as Celtics fans will have Friday night at the TD Garden. Just like the Boston faithful will in Game 3, Moore observed and supported the guys in green, but did not step foot on the court in Games 1 and 2. That may be Moore's only role in the series, but Celtics coach Doc Rivers predicted in the final week of the season that the rookie combo guard would contribute to a playoff win somewhere down the line. If the bone spurs...

Bass floundering under spotlight of playoffs

Brandon Bass should be sending thank you cards to Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce for stealing the spotlight after the first two games of their playoff series, and in turn taking the heat off of himself. The reality is that since the playoffs began (and even late in the regular season) Bass has seemed like....well a fish out of water.  Should this be much of a surprise? History would...

CLNS – Boston Celtics Post Game Show, NOW LIVE – Call TOLL FREE 855-CLNS-NOW

Call TOLL FREE: 855-CLNS-NOW | Listen Live | Join the Chat Listen from your mobile device: 347-215-7771   CLNS Radio has extended it’s season-long initiative to cover every Boston Celtics game. CLNS will have all your Celtics Playoff Post Game needs covered. As the C’s return to TD Garden for game 3, the CLNS crew [...]

Smith is out, Ray Allen moving well

Twitter / @GlobeGaryDzen: Josh Smith out tonight. Ex ... via kwout It's official.  Josh Smith is out. Ray Allen has gone through warm ups... completed his entire routine... and he's getting dressed. Stay tuned.

Ray Allen Showing No Signs Of Rust With Strong First Half Against Hawks

Ray Allen quickly put to rest any doubts about his ability to be effective. Despite missing over three weeks with a right ankle injury, Allen entered at the 4:40 mark in the first quarter against Atlanta and quickly got to work, making two jump shots in the opening period. Prior to the game, Doc Rivers noted that Friday night's game would Allen's first time playing full court...

Celtics' Allen expected to play in Game 3 vs Hawks

Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen is expected to return for Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks. Boston coach Doc Rivers made the announcement about an hour before tip-off Friday night. Rivers said Allen, who has not played since April 10 because of bone spurs in his right ankle, told the team he was ready after the morning shootaround. The series...

Ray Allen 'Optimistic' About Ankle, Still No Change in Status Against Hawks

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Here is your obligatory update on Ray Allen's right ankle. Allen participated in practice Thursday with no complications and was "optimistic" about his chances to play in the Celtics' first-round playoff series, but neither Allen nor head coach Doc Rivers bothered to make any estimate on the odds he would play in Friday's Game 3 against the...

Game 3: Celtics/Hawks postgame interviews

For the Celtics, It’s NBA Title or Bust

Follow Mike Macchi on Twitter The comeback by the Boston Celtics in the second game of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta reminded Celtics Nation of many things that we already knew about the 2011-2012 version of this team. We were reminded of just how resilient the Celtics are and have [...]

Should we be excited that Ray Allen is excited?

Not sure what this means. One day we hear that Ray's ankle is feeling good, the next day we hear it's locked up. I've almost resigned myself to the fact that Ray won't play in the playoffs. 

Recap: Wretched Celtics edge horrible Hawks in OT

In what may have been the worst playoff game in league history, the Celtics beat the Hawks 90-84 in overtime. The C's have won ugly all season long. But nothing, I repeat, nothing compared to this game. We were treated to spectacularly bad turnovers and horrific defensive lapses, the likes of which haven't been seen since the mid 2000s. Rajon Rondo (17 points, 14 rebounds...

Celtics survive overtime thriller with 90-84 victory over the Atlanta Hawks

Boston squeezed out a win in overtime over the Atlanta Hawks,  90-84.  This series has been one where the team that should have won has lost or nearly lost, with Boston taking game two without Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen while barely winning at full strength and Atlanta missing Joe Johnson. This whole series has been neck and neck.  Game three was no different as both teams...

Allen Returns For Game 3, Scores 13 Points

Ray Allen returned for Game 3 after missing almost a month due to an ankle injury.

Photo Gallery: Celtics-Hawks G3

It wasn't pretty, but the C's got it done. Enjoy some pics from last night's Game 3. GIFs after the jump...                                                                                                                 Pics via HoopChina & GIFs via HTT                   ...

Celtics 90, Hawks 84: All wins counts the same, thankfully

I’m still not sure exactly how an 11-point lead dissolved into a tie game in less than three milliseconds, but only a cruel god would have subjected us to five extra minutes of that sludge. Thankfully, the Celtics prevailed in overtime against an Atlanta Hawks team that brought a lot of effort if not a lot of talented players healthy enough to compete.For all the interesting...

Ticket Prices in Series Between Celtics, Hawks Nearly Double for Games in Boston

The Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks play two completely different styles of basketball. The differences between the teams continue among their fan bases. The two clubs have quite the disparity between them when it comes to prices of tickets on the secondary market. Celtics fans have had to pay a lot more to see the Green play at TD Garden than Hawks fans have to pay to see their...
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