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BOSTON — Only two games into the season, Celtics fans should know by now not to take Gerald Wallace‘s sky-is-falling comments to heart. In the immediate aftermath of defeat, the veteran forward is prone to calling his team “selfish” and other harsh-sounding adjectives that play big in headlines. But all Wallace’s knee-jerk remarks prove is that he conducts postgame interviews like he plays: at full speed and without much regard for how it will play out. Still, it cannot be encouraging that Wallace again went to the “s” word Friday after the Celtics blew a 22-point lead in a 105-98 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. “We got selfish,” Wallace said. “Instead of worrying about winning the ball game, we were more worried about our stats and getting points. It showed. We went from a team that was together and moving and playing together in the first half to a team that was five individuals out on the court, everyone playing for themselves, and it showed on the defensive end.” The Celtics led 63...
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There is only so much Gerald Wallace can do.
Wallace, being the only guy on the Celtics' roster who has been a team's best player in the past, is the defacto team leader for Boston with Rajon Rondo out. He's tried to lead through example and through his words. The latter may seem harsh, but there should be little doubt that Wallace has said everything to his teammates...
Hey guys, it's going to be a really long season.
Gerald Wallace: "We got selfish. ... I'm trying to figure out what's more inpportant: winning or padding your stats." He's not happy.
— Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) November 2, 2013
Jesus, Gerald - tell us how you really feel.
Of course, this isn't the first time Wallace called out his teammates,...
Gerald Wallace called out the Celtics, again. Following Boston’s 105-98 loss to the Bucks Friday in which they blew a 22-point lead, the forward said the team got selfish and became more worried about getting stats than points.
According to Ben Rohrbach, WEEI.com:
“We got selfish,” he said after the Celtics blew a 22-point lead in a 105-98 loss to the Bucks. “We got selfish...
I see what you’re doing Gerald Wallace.
Wallace in my opinion is doing his absolutely best to complain and bash his way into a release from the Celtics.
Wallace, who came to Boston in the trade that sent Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry to the Brooklyn Nets, has appeared to become the teams vocal leader since arriving in town.
The Celtics blew a 22 point lead to the Bucks’...
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Gerald Wallace is an intense guy, and it shows with his play on the court. Wallace, also known as “Crash” is never a player who will have his effort questioned on the court. Numerous times last season, Wallace would call out his then Nets teammates, and show clear frustration when losing, and it seems this attitude has followed him to Boston. The...
Well, this game sucked. The Celtics, despite leading for basically the first 47 minutes, lost tonight to the Bucks, 105-98. I guess Milwaukee did play pretty well in the second half, but overall this loss is on the C's. They're not gonna win many games this year, so when they have one right in front of them like they did tonight, they really gotta take it. But, they slacked...
While the early season criticism of Gerald Wallace has been that he needs to create more opportunities for himself, be more creative on offense, mentor the team, and essentially drive the bus until Jeff Green does or Rondo comes back to do it himself, the one thing you can't knock Wallace for is his desire. He wants to play basketball, and more importantly, he wants to play...
Very few people expect the Boston Celtics to be good this season, but that does not mean Gerald Wallace is willing to accept losing. Wallace, who came to Boston in a trade that sent Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry to the Brooklyn Nets, has tried to become a vocal leader for his new […]
The Boston Celtics were beat by the Milwaukee Bucks 105-98 after holding a 22-point lead in the final 19 minutes of Friday’s home-opener. The Celtics shot 62.8 percent in the first-half for 63 points, but shot shot just 21.2 percent for 35 points in the second half. “We got selfish as a team,” said 13-year veteran Gerald Wallace, via ESPNBoston.com. “Instead of worrying...
Bill Russell got a statue, the Celtics lost a few games, and Gerald Wallace called out his teammates again. Ho-hum, just another week in the world of the Boston Celtics. We're excited to kick off the regular season finally, but wish we had a few more wins to show for it. Or maybe we don't, but that's a whole other post.
Impressive 3rd quarter goes...
The Boston Celtics battled back from a 16 point deficit in the 3rd quarter, only to end up falling short to the Toronto Raptors on opening night, 93-87. Jeff Green was the leading scorer for the Celtics with 25 points. Green started alongside Avery Bradley, Gerald Wallace, Brandon Bass, and Vitor Faverani.
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In spite of the loss, there were positive things that we can take from last night's game. There were negatives too, but I prefer to be positive and this is a game that the Celtics can build on.
First, the Raptors starting lineup has been together since last season and most of the players and the coach are returning from last year as well. The Celtics, for the most part...
Tip: 6PM Court: Palace at Auburn Hills Watch it: CSNNE Hear it: 98.5 Sports Hub
Referees: Ken Mauer, Dick Bavetta, Sean Corbin
Spread: DET -9.5
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On road: 0-1
At home: 1-0
Streak: Lost 2
Streak: Lost 1
Buckets: Jeff Green (19.0 ppg)
Buckets: Greg Monroe (20.0 ppg)