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Despite a solid defensive effort against Kyrie Irving, the Celtics fell to Cleveland.You’ve heard the term “garbage time?” Tonight’s matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers was 48 solid minutes of garbage time for the Celtics, and it was a solid indicator as to how seriously Boston is taking the rest of the regular season. With a playoff berth clinched and a looming matchup that could be against the New York Knicks (who have given the Celtics plenty of problems so far this year) or the Miami Heat (who, honestly, might be best to face fresh in the first round), Boston has pretty clearly decided that, come what may, they want to give their aging, banged-up veterans some rest before the post-season begins.This might be solid reasoning, but it doesn’t make for pleasant basketball in the meantime, and frankly, it doesn’t make for happy fans who have to watch the team’s role players try to play like starters and benchwarmers try to play like role players. This was the case tonight.Let’s n...
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Tonight's loss was very tough to take. Especially since it came on a night when the Hawks lost. They put up no effort tonight. They deserves to lose. If you don't try, you can't win.
Tonight's USOTN easily goes to the performance of Shavlik Randolph. Randolph scored a season-high 16 points on 6/9 shooting. It was great to finally see him make some baskets, but it...
The Magic just needed one shot to fall to stem one more tide from the Cavaliers.
Orlando had controlled the game the entire way, taking eight-point leads in both the first and third quarter and staying in the lead for pretty much the entire game. Nikola Vucevic was dominating the glass. Kyrie Irving was struggling. The defense was creating stops.
The Magic were doing everything...
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On road: 13-25
It was like watching a Browns game. There were expectations. Kyrie Irving’s return in a matchup of premier point guards, Byron Scott coaching against his former Eastern Conference Champion team, a chance for some revenge on Brook Lopez. Former Cavs head coach Mike Fratello on the sidelines calling the game for the Nets YES network, probably fresh off a visit to his...
In recent weeks much has been made about Jeff Green’s development and newfound level of success. Given the Celtics’ age and injury status, strong play from Green was clearly needed to keep the Celtics out of the dreaded eighth playoff seed and to give them a shot at knocking off either the Knicks, the Pacers, or both in the early rounds of the playoffs. However, in order...
BOSTON — Shavlik Randolph, Terrence Williams and the Celtics’ bench just plain played harder than the starters on Friday, and for a while it looked like that might be enough. The Cavaliers had a tough time keeping up with Boston’s scrappy second unit, until foul trouble and a shortage of interior size eventually caught up with the shorthanded Celtics.
Afterward, everybody from...
Shavlik Randolph and Doc Rivers talk following the Celtics loss to the Cavs Friday night.
Videos courtesy of Chris Forsberg and Mike Petraglia.
Without Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, Jeff Green and Shavlik Randolph tried to shoulder the load and lead the Celtics to victory. To no avail, as they fell to the Cavaliers 97-91. Randolph had a career-high 16 points to…
Jeff Green scored 23 points and Shavlik Randolph contributed with a carrer-high 16 points, but it wasn't enough as theCavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 97-91. Jared Weiss from CLNS Radio recaps the game in tonight's Three at the Buzzer.
Tonight, the Celtics will host another terrible team and either almost lose or lose. In their last two games, they've looked awful. They barely beat the Pistons and then were embarrassed by the Cavs. They really need this one. If they lose, hope will be officially lost. Here are tonight's five things:
5. NO MORE CRAWFORD:
Limit his playing time, don't let him shoot,...
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The Boston Celtics’ forthcoming future ultimately weighs on the remaining games on their schedule, and specifically how the newcomers and veterans on the team can collaborate to flash off the true Celtic green.
Whether Kevin Garnett returns to the line up remains to be at question, but what is known is the camaraderie and chemistry...
The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics 97 to 91 tonight at the TD Garden. Both Pierce and Garnett didn’t play tonight, so the young fellas needed to step it up big. The game was tied after two quarters of play. The two stars of the first half were Tristan Thompson, who netted a double-double, and Shavlik Randolph, who scored his career high in points. The offense dried...