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The Celtics did not play a single game from June 9th when they came up a quarter short against the Heat in Game 7, until they traveled to Europe last week, but make no mistake, Danny Ainge won the off-season.
Let’s flashback to late February for a moment, the C’s were floundering a few games below .500 and the trade deadline was quickly approaching. The Green looked old, slow and were in a fight with the Bucksand Cavs for the 8 seed. Things were ugly around here and many Celts fans were declaring the “New Big 3″ era over, and begging Danny to re-build. When the deadline passed and the team was still intact, talk radio declared that Ainge was repeating Red’s mistake of keeping a once great team together past their expiration date.
Talk radio was wrong. Fans were wrong. Ainge was right.
Last season’s run was sparked by Jermaine O’Neal’s injury and KG taking over at center. The Celts finished the regular season on a 24-10 hot streak, before outlasting the Hawks and Sixers to make the C...
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We all expect Courtney Lee to be a big part of the team's success this season. So far, in the preseason, his shoot has been short much of the time as he has hit just 4 of 15 shots from beyond the arc. For a player who has shot almost 40% from beyond the arc over his career, his inability to hit from deep this season so far has been a bit puzzling. But the Herald posted a...
Celtics fans finally got to see some great hoops last night as the C’s outlasted the Nets 115-85 in Brooklyn. One of the hot topics on Twitter was Jeff Green’s choice of kicks. He wore the Volt/Gorge Green Nike Hyperfuse 2012 seen in Jose3030′s pic above. If so inclined, you can cop a pair now on Eastbay. Enjoy some pics & GIFs from the game courtesy of Hoop China &...
Jason WhitneyIt’s always fun to watch the little guys show off their hops for monster dunks, especially in the half court set. Rondo, who is listed at 6’1 doesn’t dunk often, but certainly is exciting to watch when he does. During this play, Rondo throws the ball into Kevin Garnett, then curls off of him baseline for a powerful one-handed flush. I have a feeling Rajon Rondo...
Jeff Green and Jason Terry Lead the Celtics’ rally from a 20-point deficit to a 109 – 98 Preseason Win Over the New York Knicks. If Jeff Green can keep up his efficient scoring pace, he might not have to ask James Worthy for permission to use his nickname. Too soon? Probably, but as the [...]
Now, every year since 2004 Celtics Green has done a fantasy league via Yahoo and every year I come in sub top 3, BOOO!Well, twice I got 3rd. Oh well, in any case, according to Yahoo Boston ranks 5th in Yahoo Fantasy Basketball (much like my team every year). So, congrats to all you Fantasy superstars out there! Below is the results (note Miami didnt crack the top 10!)...
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And yet, through six preseason games, Sullinger has stood out both for his on-court play — 11 points, 7 rebounds, 56 percent shooting in 25 minutes — and for his demeanor. His notoriously hard to impress veteran...
What I have enjoyed the most this preseason is watching the Celtics fast breaks. For the first time, Rondo has multiple options on the break instead of getting the ball up court quickly and then having to dribble around while he waits for the rest of the team to get in place. The play above has Paul Pierce running ahead and getting the hoop. More than likely, he won't be...
A.B. Most fans don’t get too excited about the preseason. I doubt this guy is one of them. While he’s polishing his Gino dance moves, the Celtics are trying to polish their game before heading into the regular season. Sporting a hardly excitable 1-3 record thus far, the Celtics starters have looked mediocre at best. But here’s a stat that even the Dancing with the Stars wannabe...
10 a.m. ET: The end of the exhibition schedule is achingly close for the Celtics now. In nine days they will be introduced in Miami for the open of their regular season.
Before the C's can hit South Beach, though, they have a few more preseason dates to get through. One of those is sunny Albany, N.Y., which they visit Saturday to take on the Knicks.
The last meeting between...
The Boston Celtics (2-4) “host” the New York Knicks (2-1) at 7:30 pm tonight at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY. The game will be broadcast on CSNNE and WEEI. Despite being played in the state of New York, on the schedule it’s listed as a home game for the Celtics. Exactly one [...]
The Celtics don't have a backup point guard and the signing of Leandro Barbosa continues to reveal how the team is confident that the strategy will work.
This story isn’t meant to be primarily about Ray Allen, though he will stand as the prominent example in an inner debate I’m having with regards to a media phenomenon.My theory: Our views of athletes are distorted by the amount of time (and amount of friendliness with which) they speak to the media. Because Allen spent 15 minutes before every game holding court with reporters...
Earlier today ESPN the Mag released their opinion of where teams rank in the East and West, http://www.celticslife.com/2012/10/espn-mag-ranks-cs-4th-in-east.html. Many of you found it quite funny and some, not so funny. I myself try to find the humor in just about everything in life, so I decided to give my take on how some of the guys might react to their place in the rankings....
9 a.m. ET: Paul Pierce could not have looked much sharper than he did Tuesday, when the Celtics forward scored 29 points in a one-point loss to the Nets. Those same Nets host
Pierce and the Celtics on Thursday at the newly minted Barclays Center.
This is the sixth of eight preseason games for the Celtics, who are still a long way from knowing exactly what starting lineup and rotation...