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BOSTON — When someone thinks of Shaquille O’Neal and Tim Duncan, Jason Collins does not usually come to mind. Yet he has battled all of the great big men of his era over the years, digging in and giving fouls while knowing he is not the player who people paid to see.
Now in his 12th year as a pro, Collins is finally playing with one of those great big men, rather than against him. Collins drew his first start of the season on Wednesday, manning the Celtics’ frontcourt with Kevin Garnett, with whom he formed an imposing front line.
“It’s better being on his team than against him,” Collins said of Garnett. “He’s obviously a great defender. He talks out there, which is so important. I pride myself on being a defender first, as well.”
Collins is intelligent, and not just from a basketball IQ standpoint. The Stanford graduate drew chuckles during training camp with his self-deprecating comments about his noticeably slimmer 255-pound frame, an unusually self-aware joke in a profession whe...
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The Boston Celtics announced today that they have recalled F Kris Joseph from their NBA Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws.
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The Celtics have once again recalled Kris Joseph from their D-League affiliate Red Claws. They certainly are using the new unlimited recall rules this year to their advantage. Since I haven'...
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“We’re not sustaining defensive effort for four quarters, getting outworked,” Pierce said. “It’s pretty much every night. Right now we have no identity. I mean, that’s just simple and plain. We’re...
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Avery Bradley returns to full practice
Many fans had high hopes for the Boston Celtics this season with key additions to the roster and added talent. This season has been far from ideal and consistent thus far however for the Celtics. You would have to think it would take a little time for the team to bond and play with the chemistry of a championship caliber team with all of the...
Jason Terry has been trying to become one of the vocal leaders of the Boston Celtics since coming to the team this past offseason, but by the numbers it doesn’t appear he has been all that effective. The Celtics are 13-12 and have been incredibly inconsistent, both offensively and defensively. Terry’s play has been the same.
Paul Pierce scored a season-high 40 points on Wednesday...
I read what everyone’s saying.
I’ve had public and private conversations with people who, despite what decades of history has taught us, are giving up on this team before Christmas.
And I’ve determined, once again, that I’ve got to be Mr. Happy Pants around here. So here we are… for what feels like the fifth year in a row… needing a pep talk.
Ok, here it is.
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Listen from your mobile device Call in: 347-215-7771 | Listen Live | Join CelticsBlog chat The CLNS Radio Boston Celtics Post Game series continues their season-long initiative to cover every single Boston Celtics game. Tonight, the Celtics square off against the Milwaukee Bucks at TD Garden. This means tonight Celtics’ fans are treated to a [...]
Cleveland Cavaliers (5-21) at Boston Celtics (12-12) Wednesday, December 19, 2012Regular Season Game #25, Home Game #13TV: CSN-NE, FSO, NBA-LP 756(CLE)/757(BOS) Radio: WEEI, WTAM TD Garden
Referees: Zach Zarba, Scott Bolnick, John Goble
The Celtics return home to host the 5-21 Cavaliers after an 0-3 road
trip. In spite of their record, the...
Paul Pierce and the Celtics believe they are lacking a defensive identity.
8 a.m. ET: There are three-game losing streaks, and then there is the type of three-game losing streak the Celtics bring with them back to Boston on Wednesday. The Celtics went winless on their road trip to Houston, San Antonio and Chicago, failing to crack 90 points in any game and letting all three opponents reach triple-digits in scoring. It was almost as ugly as those green-and...
Listen from your mobile device Call in: 347-215-7771 | Listen Live | Join CelticsBlog chat The CLNS Radio Boston Celtics Post Game series continues their season-long initiative to cover every single Boston Celtics game. Tonight, the Celtics square off against the The Chicago Bulls. Your hosts will be Matt Rury, Chris McCarthy and Nick Gelso [...]
Another game, another Celtics loss. It's not time to panic but I sure would love to see them get it together. Bulls fans display their usual Rondo hatred and there's the obligatory wheelchair mention. I've highlighted my favorites in bold. What are yours?
I don't know about tonight, but we will beat these dudes in the post season if we meet.
Jason Collins earned praise from Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett after his first start.