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Nets 101, Celtics 93
The Celtics are playing better as the regular season winds down, but are they playing well enough to legitimately intimidate playoff-caliber teams? Or just blowing smoke?
All grit and balls? Or all bluster? Kevin Garnett, and his trash-talking antics, are back in the Celtics lineup, and his presence has brought immediate results on the defensive end. While K.G. sat out in order to rest his ailing ankle, the C’s defensive rating (points allowed per 100 possessions) rose by over 3.5 points. Then, when Garnett returned on Sunday night, Boston’s defense improved drastically as they shut down John Wall and the Wizards. Yet it remained to be seen how the Celts, who are now approaching ‘full strength’ with only four games left in the regular season, would handle a quality playoff team like the Brooklyn Nets.
As you can see, they were the ones handled by Brooklyn’s slow-paced defense and the wily play of Deron Williams. Avery Bradley got into...
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BOSTON — Kevin Garnett spoke in his usual monotone, steadily breaking down the reasons for the Celtics’ listless loss to the Nets on Wednesday. His reserved demeanor did not hide his disappointment, however, not so much with his teammates as with himself.
In his second game back after missing eight straight with soreness in his left foot, Garnett was clearly rusty. He missed...
The Celtics lost an ugly game against the Brooklyn Nets 101-93, but before the final buzzer went off, Kevin Garnett took it upon himself to let Kris Humphries know Boston does not care for him much.
With just under nine minutes left in the fourth quarter there was a loose ball. Both Garnett and Humphries went for the ball and Humphries clearly had it. Garnett took the opportunity...
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“I think the reason people are going small is for the advantage, just trying to be quicker, trying to increase the pace,” Garnett said. “I think we’re doing the opposite. Obviously we’re still trying...
Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce will not be in uniform tonight, however, that doesn't stop Matt Rury and Calvin Chamberlain from breaking down the game for you... Careless Whispers takes over the virtual studio tonight, as the Boston Celtics travel to Miami to face the Heat. The show will start immediately following the game. Adam Lowenstein will be providing all the lucky numbers...
The Celtics fell to the Brooklyn Nets 101-93, in a game that Kevin Garnett struggled offensivelly, recording only 11 points. He and Doc Rivers agreed that the veteran needs to get back in his groove after missing two weeks due to an injury. Garnett went as far as to guarantee he will get better. Kevin Garnett Doc Rivers Paul Pierce preferred to focus on the team's playoff...
From the Celtics official twitter feed:
Paul Pierce & KG are traveling with the Celtics to Miami but neither will play against the Heat due to sore left ankles. Both are day-to-day
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 11, 2013
Sore left ankles, huh? Convenient their "injuries" are identical and can both fit in one tweet. The fact that Pierce and Garnett are making...
The Boston Celtics will be in South Beach tonight as they're scheduled to go head-to-head with the defending champion, Miami Heat. This will be the third and final regular season game between the two rivals and with the series tied 1-1, bragging rights are on the line. Boston/Miami match-ups always make for instant classics but the Celtics will have to go into this battle two...
Boston Globe Avery Bradley must tone it down - Bradley has to be smarter in picking up fouls from defending sharp-shooters on the court. Kevin Garnett still shaking off rust - Kevin Garnett is still trying to find his rhythm after returning from an ankle surgery. ESPN Boston Garnett shaking the rust Ainge quick hits: Face big-time challenge - Greg Payne recaps Danny Ainge...
MIAMI - The Boston Celtics traveled to Miami Friday to face the Heat in a crucial game. Unfortunately, the Celtics could not get the job done, and they lost the game 109-101. Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce sat out for Boston. Garnett because of a left ankle inflammation, and Pierce because of a sore left ankle. For the Heat, Shane Battier and Udonis Haslem were inactive. The...
Nets 101, Celtics 93 Boston Globe Boston Herald WEEI CSNNE ESPN Boston Yahoo (AP) Boston Globe With playoffs looming, lack of offense the biggest concern for the Celtics - Gary Dzen looks into the team's scoring woes. Avery Bradley must tone it down - Gary Washburn discusses the foul trouble that hindered Bradley's game yesterday. Garnett shaking off rust - Baxter Holmes...
Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett, disappointed in his last two games since his return from a foot injury that sidelined him for two weeks, says he will get better. Garnett had 11 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the Celtics’ 101-93 loss to the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday night.
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are both nursing ankle injures.
The Celtics-Heat rivalry has been strong ever since the self-proclaimed King James decided to famously take his talents to South Beach. Miami had the talent, but Boston had the experience—up until last year when the new big three, donning Miami red, captured the allusive NBA championship and Boston and Miami’s roles were immediately changed. Tonight will most definitely have...
How will Doc Rivers handle Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett the rest of the regular season?
Pierce is expected to play in Wednesday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets, though he said he’ll discuss with head coach Doc Rivers the possibility of resting at times over the final five games of the regular season.
“I’m going to leave that up to coach,” Pierce said. “Maybe I’ll...
With the return of Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass could get more opportunities to drive toward the basket.
Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass has improved his play since Doc Rivers inserted Chris Wilcox in the starting lineup for the 93-92 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 27th.
Over the last eight games, Bass has scored in double figures in seven...