Found May 27, 2012 on Celtics Life:
9d
After underwhelmingly defeating the 76ers in possibly the only playoff series in NBA history that went the distance despite the disproportionate talent level of the two teams, Celtics fans have gotten what they've wanted: a rematch with the Miami Heat.  And while Miami is missing it's 3rd best player in Chris Bosh, it doesn't equate to the injury problems the Celtics are dealing with.  No need for me to expound on any of that, for a great review you can read this. This series against Miami has the two best players on one team.  It's really tough to win a series like that.  It's why I yearned for the Celtics to acquire Chris Paul before the rumor was out there.  Rajon Rondo is a heckuva of player.  Those two deep shots he hit to essentially clinch the Sixers series is a testament to how hard he works on improving his perimeter shooting, which is still the Achilles' heel of his very well-rounded game. If the Celtics really have any legit shot at beating Miami...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Rajon Rondo rescues the Boston Celtics to win game 7

BOSTON –The Philadelphia 76ers danced dangerously close to eliminating the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals series. To read the rest of this story, watch press conference footage and footage from Rajon's triple double, please click the link below.

Rajon Rondo pushes Boston Celtics into Eastern Conference Finals

The Boston Celtics’ season was in the balance, and their stable of All-Stars had been reduced to one simple offensive set. Paul Pierce had fouled out with four minutes left, Ray Allen — despite two gigantic triples — couldn’t be relied on for offense and Doc Rivers felt he could only thoroughly trust two players.“We were kind of down to Rondo and Kevin (Garnett) in pick...

Rajon Rondo to the Rescue! Giving credit where credit is due…

I don’t look at them as the Big Three. I look at them as the championship four. My hat is off to them. – Doug Collins on the Celtics’ core Those that listen to The Celtics Late Night Show and the CLNS Celtics Post Game Show, know I am not always jumping to Rajon Rondo‘s [...]

Should the Celtics put Rondo on Wade?

Ok here's the situation: Last year Rajon Rondo was voted to the NBA All-Defensive 1st team (2nd only to Dwight Howard in overall votes). There wasn't a guard in the league considered a better defender than Rajon Rondo. This year Rondo was bumped down to the NBA All-Defensive 2nd team, partly because he missed games to injury and partly because Avery Bradley became known...

Heat 93, Celtics 79: Not a perfect start to the Eastern Conference Finals, eh?

The Celtics need to be zoned in for 48 full minutes (or reasonably close to it) to beat the Heat. They need Rajon Rondo to play like a superstar. They need to rebound and rotate on a string and move the ball sharply.None of that happened tonight, so the Celtics trail 1-0. This is their first double-digit playoff loss, so we’ll see how they adjust and respond on Wednesday. I...

Bosh might not play (and it's not necessarily a good thing)

Image courtesy Ryan Hurst desigs "He's doing a little bit more, [but] he's still indefinite," Spoelstra said of Bosh. "For me, it's my responsibility right now to prepare this team without him. If and when we get to a point when he starts to emerge into the picture, we'll gladly deal with that. For our mental state of health -- and I'd love...

Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen Must Carry Celtics in Absence of Avery Bradley (Video)

Rajon Rondo didn't show off his best stuff in Game 6 on Wednesday night. The All-Star point guard looked a bit lost at times and was a big reason why the Celtics offense never truly found their groove. With backcourt mate Avery Bradley now done for the postseason, after having season-ending shoulder surgery on Friday, Rondo and teammate Ray Allen will be relied upon more than...

Bosh Participates In On-Court Drills

Chris Bosh's workout included catching and turning with the ball, along with lateral movement across the court.

Which Celtic Was Most Important in Boston's Game 7 Win Over the Sixers?

The Boston Celtics finished off the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday in dramatic fashion, winning Game 7 by a 10-point margin. The game was in the balance until the final moments, when the Celtics heated up on offense, shooting just over 69 percent in the fourth quarter. Rajon Rondo filled up the stat sheet in the closing moments, collecting 11 of his 18 points inside the five-minute...

QuickVid: Kevin Garnett and Jrue Holiday Discuss Rondo’s Big Game 7

Kevin Garnett told Miami, “Let’s get it on,” after beating the 76ers in game seven. Jrue Holiday was one of the 76ers go-to scorers in this tight series with the Celtics and he spoke to CLNS about covering Rajon Rondo and assessed his own performance.

Post game looks: Chris Bosh in peach pants and DWade with matching turquoise tie & finger wrap.

  Dwyane Wade is the NBA’s fashion rock star. Calculated risk taker. Case in point, his light maroon suit, checked shirt complete with turquoise tie and matching finger wrap. That’s one of his signature style points. Athletes compete on the newest converted runways, the pre-game arrival and the post-game conference swag. LeBron embodies more of [...]

Will Absence of Chris Bosh or Avery Bradley Matter More in Celtics-Heat Series?

As the Celtics and Heat begin the Eastern Conference finals, both teams are missing key players. Celtics guard Avery Bradley struggled with shoulder injuries throughout the postseason before having season-ending surgery to resolve the issue. It was a blow for the Celtics, as Bradley has been a fundamental part of the Celtics' defense and a key to their success this season. When...

No way Celtics can hang with Heat

As the seconds ticked off the clock Saturday night during the Celtics' 85-75 Game 7 win over the Philadelphia 76ers at TD Garden, a fan on the video board held up a sign that read "Bring on LeBron" while others in the crowd chanted "Beat the Heat." No one can fault the fans for being excited about their team advancing to yet another Eastern Conference finals...

Boston Celtics (8-5, 0-0) at Miami Heat (8-3, 0-0) Monday, May 28 8:30 PM ET Playoff Game #14 Road Game #7 TV:  ESPN, TSN Radio:  WEEI, 790 AM, ESPN Radio American Airlines Arena  Referees:   Ed Malloy, Dan Crawford,  Jason Phillips  The Celtics finally have made it to the Eastern Conference Finals.  There were times against the Sixers when it seemed like they might...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.