Found March 31, 2012 on Players View:
BOSTON- Celtics forward/center Jermaine O’Neal underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left wrist on Friday. The surgery was described by the team as “successful.” This places O’Neal on the shelf for the duration of the season as the Celtics fight with the Philadelphia 76ers for the Atlantic Division crown. The team is currently 7th overall in the Eastern Conference. Please click the link below to read the rest of this article and find watch video of O'Neal as a Celtic.

Ray Allen "literally can't play"

"You can see, moving around, he's just not ready to play. He literally can't play." -- Rivers on Allen. — Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) April 1, 2012 That is not very encouraging news as Ray Allen misses yet another game due to his ankle issues.   At this point, I'm not sure whether I should be encouraged that he is constantly a game time decision or...

Ray Allen: The ankle feels good

Sherrod Blakely has an update on Ray Allen's ankle: "It feels good; it feels fine," Allen said. "I'll know a little better later on." Allen, who has missed the Celtics' last four games with the injury, will go through his usual pre-game routine which involves getting to the arena early and get up some shots. He did that prior to the C's win...

Doc Rivers Could Have Sensitive Issue on His Hands If He Elects to Rest Celtics Veterans Down the Stretch

BOSTON -- One of these days, Kevin Garnett may have to sit out a game. Garnett won't like it -- he has played in 47 out of a possible 50 games this season, after all, and has appeared in more than 90 percent of his team's games in 12 separate seasons -- but eventually Celtics coach Doc Rivers is going to have to break the bad news to his veteran non-center. If it becomes...

Can Keyon Dooling really help the Celtics?

Chris Forsberg, ESPN Boston Dooling is confident he can aid this team's playoff quest and he's trying to prove it with his recent play. "Obviously when you come back from injury and don't feel great, you have to earn the trust of the coach," he said. "I think Doc is really starting to trust me, and I'm starting to kinda feel what he wants from me...

Garnett and Celtics continue winning streak against Minnesota with a 100-79 victory

Kevin Garnett and the Boston Celtics were able to muscle out a hard fought victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.  This game was physical on both ends.  However, it was not officiated equally.  The Timberwolves were the beneficiary of the calls but it did not seem to matter as they lost, 100-79. Garnett turned it up in the second half leading the way with 24 points in...

Celtics' Jermaine O'Neal has surgery

Boston Celtics center Jermaine O'Neal had season-ending surgery on his left wrist Friday. O'Neal appeared in 25 games for the Celtics this season, averaging five points and 5.4 rebounds in 22.8 minutes. The arthroscopic surgery was performed by team doctor Brian McKeon and Dr. Drew Terrono at New England Baptist Hospital. A first-round draft pick by Portland in 1996, O...

Your Morning Dump... Where the Celtics suck at getting to the line

  Photo By Lorianne DiSabato on Flickr.  Yes, that's Sheed on the line.    "We have been a horrendous team going to the line, for the most part, where as in the past we’ve been very good at it," admitted Rivers. "[Pierce is] the guy. [Point guard Rajon] Rondo doesn’t get to the line as much as we’d like, so we need someone to go to the line. Kevin...

Kevin Garnett Steadily Wins Battle With Kevin Love in Celtics' Victory Over Timberwolves

In these mano a mano battles between the aging, all-time great and the budding star, there is often a moment that illustrates the whole story. Either the grizzled vet makes some savvy move to prove he's not finished yet, or the young buck leaves the legend in his wake in a resounding declaration that the future has arrived. There was really no moment like that on Friday, though...

Boston Celtics Defeat Minnesota Timberwolves, Move Into First Place

  The Boston Celtics defeated the Minnesota Timerwolves last night, 100-79, and with that win combined with a Philadelphia 76ers loss to the Washington Wizards, the Celtics have moved into first place in the Atlantic Division. Kevin Garnett led the team with 24 points, and Paul Pierce threw in 21. Rajon Rondo had 17 assists [...]

Celtics Live Blog: Glass-Crashing Timberwolves Take on C's in Minnesota

8 a.m. ET: The veteran-laden, rebounding-challenged Celtics face their polar opposite on Friday when they visit the young, rebound-grabbing Timberwolves. The Celtics (28-22) are riding a three-game win streak and look to keep pace with the Philadelphia 76ers in the race for the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. The Timberwolves (25-27) also harbor playoff aspirations, but they...

Celtics 91, Heat 72 highlights

Box Score after the jump. StartersPosMinFG3PtFT+/-OffRebAstTOStlBSBAPFPts R. Rondo(notes)G36:557-131-21-3+28211142001216 A. Bradley(notes)G36:155-101-32-2+130102210213 K. Garnett(notes)C29:505-120-00-0+100810011110 B. Bass(notes)F35:143-50-010-10+2431012100116 P. Pierce(notes)F34:278-172-45-5+280733204223 BenchMinFG3PtFTth<th scope="col" style="background-color...

Ray Allen out vs the Heat today

Ray Allen is no longer a game-time decision according to Sean Grande of WEEI -- he will not play today against the Miami Heat. Ray Allen out again today. (Try and act surprised when others tweet it later). Celtics-Heat together again, 3pm WEEI/— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) April 1, 2012

Celtics' Playoff Tiebreaker Scenarios Show 76ers With Upper Hand, Hawks on Shaky Ground

The Celtics are as close as they have been this season to seizing home-court advantage in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. They entered Friday tied with the Philadelphia 76ers for the Atlantic Division lead and the top-four seed that goes with the division title. In addition, the seventh-seeded Celtics were just one game behind the Atlanta Hawks for the sixth seed...

Danny Ainge or Steve Kerr as the Next Blazers Candidate for G.M?

The General Manager position for the Trailblazers has been open since November, and now it seems to look like the search has been narrowed to two big names. Danny Ainge and Steve Kerr are the names that have popped up for the position, and I think personally Ainge would be a better hire than Kerr. Ainge would help rebuild Rip City through the draft and free agency the same way he...

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