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Tip: 7:30PM Court: TD Garden Watch it: CSNNE Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Joe Crawford, Leroy Richardson and James Williams
Tickets to this and other great Celtics game
At home: 9-5
On road: 6-6
Streak: Lost 3
Streak: Lost 1
Buckets: Pierce (19.9 ppg)
Buckets: Rudy Gay (18.0 ppg)
Boards: Garnett (7.0 rpg)
Boards: Zac Randolph (12.5 rpg)
Dimes: Rondo (11.6 apg)
Dimes: Mike Conley (6.3 apg)
For the Stat Geeks:
For the Stat Geeks:
Offensive Rating: 102.4 (22nd NBA)
Offensive Rating: 104.4 (17th NBA)
Defensive Rating: 104.8 (13th NBA)
Defensive Rating: 99.3 (1st NBA)
Pace: 91.7 (15th NBA)
Pace: 90.0 (26th NBA)
Behind Kevin Garnett’s 24 points and 9 rebounds, the Celtics beat Memphis, 98-80, in their only meeting last season. The C’s have won 8 of the last 10 games with the Grizz.
Get it to: Whomever can make a shot
Paul Pierce is shooting 40% over his last 5 games. Jaso...
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After missing a game against the Golden State Warriors and clearly being held back by injury against the Sacramento Kings, the injury woes continue for Rajon Rondo.
Rondo will sit out practice today:
Doc said he’ll let practice dictate whether Bradley will start vs. Memphis. Rajon Rondo (hip) will sit out practice; questionable for game.
— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) January...
Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics fell to the Memphis Grizzlies 93-83
Still looking affected by his hip injury, Rondo was unable to penetrate as well as he normally would. Played great help defense, but with Bradley off the floor he was unable to keep up with Conley's speed due to his hip. Jumper was completely off today, and made...
They only lost by 10 this time!
The Memphis Grizzlies came out hot, making four of six shots. That's when Paul Pierce took over. He sparked Boston with 12 points in the first 10 minutes, helping the team take a lead that was as high as 4. Unfortunately, that was maybe the best stretch in the game for the C's, and it was the first quarter.
The Grizzlies survived that and...
Rajon Rondo might not be ready to return to action for the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, but fellow guard Avery Bradley expects to play for the first time this season. Bradley underwent offseason surgery on both shoulders. Rondo bruised his right hip Thursday, didn't play Saturday, then struggled through 36 minutes Sunday, scoring two points. "I'm excited, the team...
Avery Bradley will play Wednesday night vs Memphis. So is our savior starting two guard ready?
Any returning-to-action jitters for Bradley?
“No, not really,” he said. “At first I was — as I started to get closer and closer. But now I’ve just been trying to prepare, just focusing more than anything, not getting antsy. Just knowing my dates and where I need to be, when I...
We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics. Here’s a look at some enemy chatter from Sacramento.
Isaiah Thomas torched Boston’s vaunted defense through repeated drives to the basket and shots from outside. Thomas scored a season-high 27 points on 10-15 shooting and added 5 assists and 4 rebounds. His counterpart, Rajon...
As the new year begins, the rumors surrounding the Celtics and coveted bigs like DeMarcus Cousins can only get louder. Louder - that is - until the February trade deadline passes or until DMC is dealt to another team - whichever comes first. It is quite possible that Danny Ainge will come away empty handed or with a less-coveted player but a (serious) change, moving forward...
Tweet Tony Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies is one of the NBA’s better defenders. He was a member of the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2011 and First Team last year. Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is one of the more crafty players in the league with the ball in his hands, known [...]
The Boston Celtics lost three straight games after beating the Brooklyn Nets on Christmas Day. All three losses came on the West Coast and they were all by double digits. The Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, and Sacramento Kings easily handled the Celtics. While the defeats to the Clippers and Warriors were understandable because those are two of the hottest teams in...
WALTHAM, Mass. — Avery Bradley must have left his green-tinted halo at home, because the Celtics’ supposed savior was missing his angelic glow on Tuesday. Bradley has not played competitively since May 18, yet many fans and observers seem to be counting on him to rescue the Celtics from their current slide.
Bradley has heard those folks’ cries for help, but as he prepares to...
3-7 in their last 10 games.
“These are dog days. This is really where you really see who’s with you. Ain’t nobody cheering, ain’t no lights on us and I love this right now. Because this is where all the plastic people melt right here…We gotta play better….We gotta have some self pride in ourselves. Gave up 100 and something points three games in a row, and it ain’t...
Mike Conley had 23 points and nine assists to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 93-83 victory over the Celtics on Wednesday night and send Boston to its fourth consecutive loss.
Rudy Gay scored 19 points and ex-Celtic Tony Allen had a season-high 15 points for Memphis.
Paul Pierce scored 17 for Boston, but he had just one basket in the third quarter and none in the fourth while missing...
The third returns are in for the 2013 All Star voting. Kevin Garnett is still on track to start in the frontcourt for the East. He's 27,778 votes ahead of Chris Bosh for that third frontcourt spot. Paul Pierce is in 6th place and Jeff Green is in 14th among frontcourt players.
Rajon Rondo is also still on track to start but is way ahead of Deron Williams, who...
Oddly enough, Bradley's return didn't solve every single problem ever for the Celtics.Welcome back, Avery. Not welcome back, same Celtics team we’ve seen for the past several weeks. Please go away forever.Doc claimed that Bradley would be without a minutes-limit before the game, but it’s difficult to believe that Bradley will only get 20 minutes per game as the season...
This is EXACTLY what James Naismith had in mind.
“I can get compared to Kevin Garnett, his inside game. Outside game, Dirk Nowitzki, explosive like Amar’e (Stoudemire). Those three guys I like to compare myself and mix them all together and do a little bit of triple threat.”
If you remember, this is how the former BJ Mullens described himself before the NBA Draft a few years...