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In a recent sit down interview with Greg Dickerson, Kevin Garnett discussed “the chant” from Game 6. Part of what he said is in the headline. Here’s more:
“It’s like someone told me at the gas station, ‘I’m a Celtic too. This is my team, I was raised with this team,’ that’s pretty much what it is. People feel like they are Celtics. When you hurt, they hurt. When you scream, you’re screaming for them. When you’re applauding, and rooting, and going, they feel like they are empowering you. I get it, I get it… it took me a minute, but I get it.”
After recent events, this comment made weeks ago is even more poignant.
The regular season ends tonight. The Celtics will play 81 games instead of 82… the first time that will have ever happened in the NBA. Then the focus turns to the New York Knicks. And it’s a New York Knicks team dealing with the devastating, sudden retirement of one of its players.
April 17, 2013 – EVP, Basketball Operations & GM Glen Grunwald
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
If it's worth anything: Kevin Garnett is standing as still as a statue in the middle of the practice floor, staring up at the banners.
— Greg Payne (@GregPayne_ESPN) April 16, 2013
The Celtics official twitter account relayed some comments from Celtics president Rich Gotham on the cancellation of tonight's game. In light of the events of yesterday, I think everyone can...
An expected, but classy gesture. Win this one for Boston.
Celtics president Rich Gotham said they're working on commemorative patches. Would wear them Wednesday & in playoffs.
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) April 16, 2013
I expect all of the Boston teams to give gutsy, emotional performances when the playoffs kick off. And for this kind of tragedy to happen to a city...
The Celtics uploaded this video today. You want this guy on your team come playoff time.
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Raptors 114, Celtics 90
In the wake of the terrorist attacks at the Boston Marathon on Monday, the Celtics had to find a way to compete in one final regular season game. With their playoff seeding pre-determined, and their players well-rested heading into the postseason, will they be able to harness the positive support surrounding the city in the aftermath...
On Monday during the Boston Marathon, two bombs exploded at the finish line, killing three people, including an 8-year old boy, and injuring more than 140 others. Following this tragic event, the city of Boston and it’s fans clearly have more pressing concerns than the end of the season meaningless game between the Celtics and the Pacers.
The NBA understands that and have canceled...
9:18: At the half, the Raptors lead the Celtics, 59-49. They don't need to win this game, so I'm not upset about this deficit. But it'd still be better if they were ahead. Bradley and Pierce both have 11. Crawford has 7.
Yesterday, the unspeakable happened in Massachusetts when two explosives went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Whenever tragedy strikes, it impacts everyone and everything around it and helps in keeping thing in perspective. The Boston Celtics were […]
-Boston Celtics (41-39, 14-26 on the road) @ Toronto Raptors (33-48, 20-20 at home) Air Canada Centre, 8:00 pm on CSNNE/WEEI Officials: Ed Malloy, Tony Brown, Scott Twardowski Line: Toronto -5.5 (194) Get Tickets to Tonight’s Game at the Air Canada Centre The Celtics visit Toronto for the final regular season game of the year; just game #81 for Boston after Tuesday's home...
We are about 48 hours past one of the worst events to happen in our lifetime in the city of Boston. There are still many in shock from what happened, whether it is the disbelief that we were caught so off-guard, or unfortunately having a loved one who was involved in the attacks. The entire state feels as if it has a blanket of disbelief and sorrow hanging over its head.
The Toronto Raptors hosted the Boston Celtics Wednesday night in what would be their final game of the season. It was the Celtics’ first game since the Boston Marathon tragedy that took place Monday, so in a classy move, the Raptors organization set up a touching series of events to pay tribute to all that were affected by the horrific bombings. First, both teams met at center...
Boston is a city almost without borders. People within 50 miles of the concrete monster we know as city hall can stake a rightful claim to being from Boston or “the Boston area.” And people from all over the world who root for our teams can feel a very special connection to the city.
Yet Boston is very small when compared to some of the other major cities in the world. New...
This was destined to feel a little strange. The Celtics took the court for the first time since the Boston Marathon bombings not at TD Garden, but in Toronto, closing out the regular season with their 81st game in a matchup that meant nothing, against an opponent already greedily counting its draft lottery ping-pong balls.
Somehow, though, it felt even stranger than anticipated....
For the last 5 years, I have been a Boston Celtics blogger. Rarely swaying my attention or coverage, I usually stick to my sport... most of the CLNS Beat teams are thankful for that. Today, as the events of April 15, 2013 continue to penetrate the hearts and minds of all Americans, it's hard for me not to extend you the images and sounds of the tributes of all sports teams...
One of my favorite Celtics/Knicks moments with a little re-written history
Via the Herald's Steve Bulpett:
Celts-Knicks Game 1 Saturday at 3... Rest of schedule later.
— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) April 18, 2013
League will announce rest of 1st round schedule after late games are over.
— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) April 18, 2013
Look for C's-NY to get prime...