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The Celtics’ scrambling was admirable, if not exactly effective, as they dashed around the court trying to match up with Mavericks players on defense. They were getting picked apart in a performance reminiscent of Tiago Splitter‘s breakout game at TD Garden earlier this season, but at least they were making a good show of it.
Then Vince Carter hopped in the Way Back Machine — which apparently takes the form of a Harley Davidson for the 15th-year veteran — with a vicious dunk that made a mockery of the Celtics’ futile defense.
Carter’s slam stretched Dallas’ lead back to double-digits, where it had stood for most of the night, but what made the play so devastating for the Celtics was the part that came before the highlight-reel dunk. The comedy of errors included Jeff Green and Avery Bradley literally bumping into each other, Brandon Bass inexplicably hanging out near the 3-point line with sub-30 percent shooter Shawn Marion instead of rotating to help and Chris Wilcox getting hung o...
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Blog: Garnett, Lee out tonight vs. Grizzles with sprained ankles bo.st/13mj8Nh #celtics
— Boston Globe Celtics (@GlobeCeltics) March 23, 2013
Summing up the chaos here in Memphis...Kevin Garnett, Courtney Lee and Marc Gasol all out. Zach Randolph (alarm clock issue) won't start.
— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) March 23, 2013
Garnett did not leave the Mavs game with any...
I like how Bradley just handles his business and runs back on defense. No need to show up Davis with extended mean mugging after the dunk. And unlike DeAndre Jordan and LeBron James dunking on MUCH smaller players, here we have Bradley, who's not much taller than 6 feet, dunking on a legit 6'10" big man. Much more impressive.
Video courtesy of OfficialCelticsHD.
Uh oh. We have been here before, and quite frankly it makes me want to crawl under a rock and hide from the light of day. This news came out today via the Boston Globe in regards to Kevin Garnett:Coach Doc Rivers was unsure when Garnett sustained the injury. Garnett missed two games because of a strained left adductor muscle and the flu, but returned for two games, combining...
Tonight featured another tough loss for the Celtics. The final score: Mavs 104, Celtics 94. I feel too upset to be mad right now. Despite putting up a decent effort, the Celtics still lost to a below .500 team. This is ridiculous.
Tonight's USOTN goes to the performance of Jordan Crawford. Unlike most players on the team, Crawford actually played well. He had a solid 9 points...
Former Celtics' guard Ray Williams has died at age 58. He was a combo guard brought on board to help with the Celtics' depth in 1985.
You can find out more on what Ray was up to here.
Our condolences go out to the Williams' family from everyone at Celticslife.
We already knew that there was a good chance Courtney Lee would be out tonight, but now we find out KG is also hurt. From the Celtics’ official Twitter:
Kevin Garnett and Courtney Lee are both out tonight with sprained left ankles.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 23, 2013
No word on how KG hurt his ankle. Multiple media reporting he will have an MRI back in Boston on Monday...
Tonight's 110-106 loss to the Grizzlies was filled with ups and downs. The Celtics got off to nice start, but slipped in the second and third quarters. Their fourth quarter contained a rally that didn't start until about the 6:00 mark. Had it started earlier, they definitely would've won. But it didn't. What's done is done.
Tonight's USOTN easily goes to...
Just a few random thoughts for tonight's post game wrap up. First, KG's injury is troubling. He didn't seem to injure the foot in the game but they said he was walking gingerly afterwards. It is being described as a foot injury rather than an ankle injury. And the fact that they are going to take an MRI makes it even more worrisome. I remember back in that...
I was very surprised to see how few Grizzlies fans were posting on the boards. Maybe some of the usual posters were at the game but given the fact that there were also plenty of Celtics fans at the game and how successful the Grizz have been, you would think there would be more fans posting. I had to laugh at the reaction to Tony's foul on the 3 at the end. I recall so...
Jason Terry was uninspiring in his return to Dallas.Eight-point leads are such a tease.On a night when most people were more interested in the college basketball games on TV, the Celtics looked equally uninterested in the proceedings. Every time Boston went on a run and cut the lead to six, eight or ten points, the Mavericks responded with a 3-pointer or a pair of baskets to push...
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Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett both had big games last night for the Celtics. Unfortunately the rest of the roster didn't. Here are the highlights from Pierce's 28 point, 5 assist performance and KG's 20 point, 6 rebound return.
Videos courtesy of OfficialCelticsHD.