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On road: 4-7
At home: 7-6
Streak: Lost 2
Streak: Lost 1
Buckets: Pierce (19.7 ppg)
Buckets: Luol Deng (17.5 ppg)
Boards: Garnett (7.0 rpg)
Boards: Joakim Noah (10.5 rpg)
Dimes: Rondo (12.8 apg)
Dimes: Kirk Hinrich (5.5 apg)
For the Stat Geeks:
For the Stat Geeks:
Offensive Rating: 103.2 (19th NBA)
Offensive Rating: 102.3 (22nd NBA)
Defensive Rating: 103.7 (10th NBA)
Defensive Rating: 100.0 (3rd NBA)
Pace: 92.3 (12th NBA)
Pace: 90.0 (26th NBA)
The Celtics beat Chicago, 101-95, back on November 12. Rajon Rondo ripped the Bulls to shreds with a 20 point, 9 rebound, 10 assist performance.
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While Rajon Rondo generally has big games vs Chicago, he’s been bleeding turnovers lately. 14 in t...
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Paul Pierce was on fire last night vs. the Cavs. He shot 13/16 from the field and 6/7 from behind the arc. This means his eFG% was a remarkable 100% And for kicks he was also a perfect 8/8 from the line. That's pretty much the equivalent of a perfect game.
Pierce wasn't just satisfied putting up big scoring numbers. He also finished with 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals...
We covered much of Paul Pierce’s work so far over the weekend, but against San Antonio, he showed us a way that he could probably be utilized more as the season progresses.When the Celtics use Pierce in Off Screen plays, he has been pretty average. His efficiency isn’t elite — 0.86 PPP, good for 23rd in the NBA — but it’s sufficient. What’s surprising is that Off Screen...
Boston Celtics 103, Cleveland Cavaliers 91 It was a tight game, until it wasn’t. Then it was again, then it wasn’t. So it goes for Paul Pierce and these Boston Celtics, who seem to make it hard for themselves even in blowout wins. Boston ended a three-game losing skid and moved back over .500 with [...]
For those of you who are new to TSHQ, first of all welcome. Grab a seat. Would you like a drink? I believe K.M. Venne and Cole Zwicker were just discussing the intricacies of JaVale McGee’s self-indulgent retweets of himself over a fine burbon whiskey. Toward the early days of this sites inception onto the world wide web I penned a short article about why Rajon Rondo was more important...
Does someone else need to start scoring?
After the Celtics 95-94 OT loss in Philly a little over a week ago, Magic Johnson said something on the ESPN post-game show that has stuck with me. Magic stated that in order for Boston to contend, Rajon Rondo was going to have to score 20-25 points a game. While I don't believe Rondo is about to be that guy, I am starting to wonder...
BOSTON (AP) -- Paul Pierce scored 25 of his season-high 40 points in the second half, carrying the Boston Celtics to a 103-91 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
Pierce made 10 of 11 shots from the floor after halftime, hitting his first eight -- including his initial three 3-point attempts. He finished 13 of 16 from the field.
Rajon Rondo added 20 points and eight...
Not every team gets the honor of playing on Christmas Day, but the Boston Celtics do. This Tuesday the veteran Celtics will hit the road in a festive matchup with the Brooklyn Nets. Bet on the NBA tradition when the celebrating franchises pull out their limited-edition holiday jerseys at the Barclays Center.
After a mediocre first two months, the Celtics have much to take care of...
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Everyone loves to see a match-up for the ages and tonight is one of them as arguably two of the best point guards in the NBA go toe-to-toe for the first time in the 2012-13 season in a Wednesday night showdown.
After missing a month due a broken left index finger, Kyrie Irving is back. His return has been incredible. In the past five games...
Although it wasn’t their best performance, the Celtics were able to get past the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-91 at the TD Garden. Despite the win, there shouldn’t be much stock put into it as the Cavs came into the game with just five wins on the year. Paul Pierced led the charge with a season-high 40 points. Pierce also added eight rebounds and five assists. Rajon Rondo added 20...
The days when the San Antonio Spurs had one dimensional players besides the "Big 3" of Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and Manu Ginobili are gone.
The Spurs no longer rely on a simple pick and roll along with a Tim Duncan "4 Down" like they used to in a predictable offense. Now the Spurs have a whole team full of versatile players who can dribble, drive, kick the...
To win in the NBA, it takes effort. The Boston Celtics did not bring enough effort, losing to the Chicago Bulls, 100-89.
The Celtics were able to keep things close through three quarters, but let things get away from them in the final frame.
There was just a supreme lack of defensive intensity all night, as the Bulls scored 24-plus points in all four quarters. The Bulls were quicker...
Two months after his 35th birthday, Celtics captain Paul Pierce scored 40 points on 16 shots in Wednesday night’s 103-91 victory against the Cavaliers. It took a superhuman effort, as his three most veteran teammates can attest. Maybe that’s why Jason Terry called him Kryptonite in the locker room afterwards.
“Not a lot of guys in this league stay in one franchise,” said...
The Celtics were at home last night and that means that Tommy was tweeting live throughout the game again. He was definitely on his game last night and at times was even more entertaining than the game. I sure do miss him when the C's are on national TV and I'm stuck with the other guys. Tommy should be declared a National Treasure. Here's the best of Tommy from last...
While discussing Paul Pierce's 40 point night in a post game interview, Jason Terry praised the Captain for staying in Boston his whole career. Terry also used it as an opportunity to take a quick jab at LeBron James, and possibly Ray Allen depending on how you interpret it. Here's the quote:
His willingness to stick through the tough times and not just jump off, '...