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Los Angeles Lakers
When the Jazz lost to the Grizzlies and the Lakers beat the Rockets last night, it not only secured a playoff seat for the rival Purple and Gold but it also moved them up from eighth to seventh seed in the Western Conference (pitting them against the #2 Spurs in the first round). Similarly, the C's will be entering the postseason as the seventh seed in the East in a roller-coaster ride of a season that saw parallels between the two powerhouse franchises.
Both teams were highly-touted before the season began with the Lakers' high-profile additions of Steve Nash and Dwight Howard and the Celtics' improved bench depth (returns of Jeff Green and Chris Wilcox and additions of Courtney Lee, Jason Terry and Jared Sullinger, primarily*)
*There was some optimism too with the acquisitions of Leandro Barbosa and Darko Milicic
But for one reason or another both teams struggled through the early part of the season. Lakers blamed part of it initially on co...
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Coming into the season, one of the big question marks was what kind of player Jeff Green was going to be.
Green was working his way back from heart surgery and had just signed a much criticized four-year $36 million contract.
He came out of the gate slow, scoring just 8.7 ppg and 2.5 rpg in 15 games in November. But Green improved as the year went along and in the final month...
NEW YORK – It’s been a game of runs, but the Celtics are riding Jeff Green to a 53-49 lead at the half. Green has 20 points on 7-for-10 shooting, hitting all three of his shots from beyond the arch and making several stops at the rim on Carmelo Anthony and Kenyon Martin. Anthony has 19 points on the other end, but is shooting just 2-for-11 since getting off to a hot 4-for...
The NBA post season is underway and we have already witnessed our first amazing dunk in the first game. “Sixth Man of the Year” candidate, JR Smith came off the bench in the first half to score 11 points in 10 minutes during the first half. One of those baskets was this dunk where JR bangs on Celtics Jeff Green.
When JR goes inside, the Knicks are hard to beat. JR ended the...
Raptors 114, Celtics 90 Boston Globe WEEI CSNNE ESPN Boston Yahoo (AP) Boston Globe Celtics-Knicks series begins on Saturday at 3 pm - Gary Washburn examines the 1st round schedule. Boston Herald Green team ready to represent - Mark Murphy looks into what last night's pregame ceremony meant to the team. Celtics looking forward - After eyeing the Knicks all week, the series...
Finally, we can say it's playoff time. This year's playoffs might be depressing, but we'll pull through it. If the C's can win one series this year, I'll be happy. They're underdogs and you know the refs won't help them out when the scoring champ plays at home. But you never know. The game hasn't been played yet. Here are the five things for today...
The Celtics just gave away a game because they couldn’t make routine passes. I refuse to give the Knicks one ounce of credit for their defensive intensity because that would minimize the Celtics ineptitude to make basic plays.
You can’t win road playoff games with 20 turnovers. You just can’t. You also can’t win games when your turnover output (8) matches your point total...
The immense intriguing and tremendous rivalry between the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks will take the 2013 NBA playoff stage on Saturday at 3 p.m.
That being said, this matchup consists of high expectations and many distinct clashes between a star and uprising star, the guard play and Amar’e Stoudemire’s absence.
Jeff Green vs. Scoring champion Carmelo Anthony
In Boston's final preseason game back on October 21st, Doc Rivers experimented with a new starting lineup. Rather than use a shooting guard, he inserted Jeff Green alongside Kevin Garnett, Brandon Bass, Paul Pierce, and Rajon Rondo. It prompted me to write a piece the next day entitled "What if the Celtics go big?" I noted that Green's size and versatility...
It wouldn't be Celtics/Knicks if Pierce didn't get a chance to gloat in MSG. Right?We’ve reached the end of the regular season, so the writers of Celtics Town would like to take a minute to discuss the impending postseason in roundtable format with a few pertinent questions.Click on the names to follow the writers on Twitter (and follow our fearless leader Jay @CelticsTown...
The Boston Celtics will be at Madison Square Garden this afternoon to take on the New York Knicks in game one of this first round series. The Knicks took three out of four games played between the two during the regular season so Boston has their work cut out for them. However, the same could be said for New York. Due to the events that have taken place in Massachusett's capitol...
While I wanted the Celtics to finish the regular season with an emotional #BostonStrong victory over the Toronto Raptors, it wasn’t meant to be. Doc Rivers rested Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry and played Paul Pierce, Jeff Green and Brandon Bass sparingly. The result was a 114-90 loss to the Raptors. At least no one got hurt.
There was a moment of silence in honor of the bombing...
Celtics Players and What to Watch For:
Today at 3pm the New York Knicks will begin their journey on a road to a hopeful Championship run. The first obstacle for the Knicks is the dreaded Boston Celtics who are not as good as the old Celtics, but still playoff tested and dangerous.
Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jeff Green are now the Celtics nucleus. Pierce is not...
Game 1: Saturday, April 20 – Celtics at Knicks – 3 p.m. (ABC)
Game 2: Tuesday, April 23 – Celtics at Knicks – 8 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3: Friday, April 26 – Knicks at Celtics – 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 4: Sunday, April 28 – Knicks at Celtics – 1 p.m. (ABC)
Game 5*: Wednesday, May 1 – Celtics at Knicks – TBD
Game 6*: Friday, May 3 – Knicks at Celtics – TBD
NEW YORK -- The first game of the 2013 NBA Playoffs did not disappoint. It was everything a Celtics, Knicks, or any basketball fan in general could ask for. There was defense, good ball-movement, and a close game up until the last three minutes. In the end, the New York Knicks prevailed over the Boston Celtics 85-78. Boston went with their bigger lineup once again, with...