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The Celtics return home with a less then stellar performance form their five game western road trip. They ended with a 2-5 record that shows the very real perilous position that they are in. The trade deadline saw no significant changes to a team that still finds itself overburdened and underwhelming with the names that are currently on the roster.
In order for the Celtics to compensate for the loss of Rajon Rondo they have had to employ a platoon of players to do what only Rondo can do. The results at home have been fabulous, but the road has been a rocky one to say the least. The post all-star break Celtics have found that life outside the confines of Causeway Street and the upcoming post-season calls for a more cerebral approach to the game.
This recent road trip saw them play four playoff teams and one destined for the lottery. It doesn't take much to beat the hapless Phoenix Suns or the Al Jefferson led Utah Jazz. Because Al has never beaten the Celtics since leaving ...
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The Celtics defense was there but they missed too many shots. They need to quit with the long jumpers and go to the basket. Hopefully they will do it more when the new guys (including a yet to be named big man) get acclimated. The officiating wasn't all that bad. They let a lot of stuff go, but they let it go both ways. My favorites are in bold. What are yours...
The young guns, specifically Avery Bradley, kept the C’s in this one, and the vets finished it off. Despite weary legs and some lapses in defense, Boston gets a gutsy 110-107 win in OT in Utah. Paul Pierce took the game over late, hitting clutch shot after clutch shot in the 4th and the OT. Pierce was 3 of 3 in overtime, and 5 of 9 for 55% in the 4th & OT. His partner in...
I don't know about you guys, but I am quickly moving on from tonight's loss in Portland. In my opinion, it was a loss that was bound to happen. I could care less about it. Tomorrow night they will visit the Jazz in the final game of their road trip. Here are the five things they must do to win in Utah:
5. HAVE BRADLEY GET HOT:
Avery Bradley has slowly gotten more and more...
9:40: The Celtics put up a great effort in the first quarter. In a very tough place to win, they lead after one quarter 28-26. Avery Bradley has played great. Wilcox has played great. If they keep this up, they will definitely win.
Doc Rivers giving three of his starters praise in a meeting w/the media earlier today:
Who's the toughest player on the Celtics? Doc said Bradley, Pierce and Bass.
— Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) February 28, 2013
18 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2-3 from downtown for Bradley against the Utah Jazz on Monday. Not bad at all, in fact "KEY" as Doc continued:
rajon Rajon Rondo has a lot of free time these days. While he waits for the torn ACL in his right knee to heal, the Celtics point guard is chasing his second love: Demolishing kids at board games.
Rondo is a maniacal Connect Four player, according to a profile by Lee Jenkins in this week’s Sports Illustrated, as an unfortunate child in Dorchester, Mass., discovered. The story relays...
While trying to recover from a torn ACL to his right knee, Rajon Rondo is experiencing a large amount of times on his hands. In a recent interview, Lee Jenkins and Sports Illustrated, decided to give us a sample of the profile interview, which has not been released just yet online but the publication can be purchased at your local stores.
During the candid profile, Jenkins provides...
As the 4th quarter began last night, I just had that feeling. After six seasons of watching this Celtics team, I just knew that there was a classic 'gut-check road win' brewing. That Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were going to make all the right plays, Doc would draw up a big play or two in crunch time, and the Celtics would walk out of Portland with their first good road...
Here’s another crazy thing that you would have never thought Rajon Rondo would do, but could totally imagine doing.
From SB Nation:
The Celtics didn’t want to change Rondo when he arrived, but they didn’t want to him either. So at charity foundations he perched behind a folding table where he could avoid the back-slapping, baby-hugging and other standard forms of celebrity...
On April 2nd 2010 Rajon Rondo threw a lob alley-oop pass to Kevin Garnett for a dunk which established a new franchise single-season record for assists, passing arguably the greatest point guard of all-time Bob Cousy, and thus linking their careers forever. The record breaking doesn’t stop there, on June 6th 2012 Rondo passed Cousy with 39 career playoff games of 10 or more assists...
Even as he sits out the rest of the season with a torn ACL, Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo remains one of the most interesting characters in the NBA. One of Rondo’s [...]
I'm amazed at the number of fans who hate their head coaches. And they all covet Doc Rivers. The Celtics are lucky to have him. Poor Big Al. They really don't like him in Utah. Maybe because he's not being used right, but he always did have problems with defense. I still like him, though. My favorites are in bold. What are yours?
I really, really...
In anticipation of Rajon Rondo's healthy return next year, Celtic management has quietly added youth and athleticism to its roster.
At the trade deadline, some Celtics fans were clamoring for GM Danny Ainge to get rid of some of the older vets like Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett and ship in younger legs. However, he remained patient and prepared for the inevitable period when...