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It wasn’t that long ago that rumors were swirling about drastically changing the Boston Celtics roster to make a playoff run, but after no blockbuster trades were made, the C’s find themselves sitting pretty in the standings and working with what they have.
Only 3 1/2 games back of the New York Knicks in the division standings, the Celtics can almost look back to earlier in the season, when their chances of even making the playoffs looked slim, and laugh. The Celts have found some chemistry in the second half of the season and there is no doubt that the leadership of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce has helped lead this team’s turnaround.
NESN.com’s Ben Watanabe joined Jared Stillman on New Hampshire Sports Tonight to discuss the duo’s relationship on and off the court, the Celtics’ playoff chances, the matchups they could see and their upcoming battle with the streaking Miami Heat.
Listen below to hear how the Celtics will fare in the playoffs.
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With Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett both advancing to 20th and 15th respectively on the NBA scoring list, we thought it would be cool to get your favorite Pierce and KG moments. So we asked on Twitter and got a few great responses.
#RedsArmy Fav PP moment when he hit game winner in MSG vs Knicks nate tried to jump on his back & fell while doing victory lap! #sawitlive
Kevin Garnett was unable to practice on Sunday, and according to Doc Rivers, there is a 50% chance he will play against the Miami Heat.
Garnett, who missed Saturday night’s game against Charlotte with a left adductor strain, did not improve much overnight. Doc Rivers told reporters that he will not play Garnett until he is certain that the injury has healed...
BOSTON — Mike Dunlap needs to work on giving compliments.
The Bobcats coach was apparently being flattering of Paul Pierce, the workmanlike star of the Celtics, when he praised Pierce is the weirdest way possible on Saturday. After saying a bunch of normal things about the way Pierce controls the game and always gets the shot he wants, Dunlap got really creative with his admiration...
Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett sat out last night’s contest against the Charlotte Bobcats due to a left adductor strain, according to Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston. Coach Doc Rivers told reporters that, due to the injury, he’s unsure of Garnett’s status for Monday’s game against the Miami Heat.When asked about Garnett’s status for tomorrow’s contest, Rivers said...
You can’t tune out the fact that the Miami Heat have won 20 straight games and are now tied for the third-longest winning streak in NBA history. The longest, 33 in a row, was done by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers. But, if you ask Paul Pierce what he thinks about the potential of playing the Heat on a 22-game win streak come Monday, he simply doesn’t care and if truth be told...
Paul Pierce hosted “The Truth Strikes Again” charity bowling event in Boston on Thursday night to benefit his “Truth on Health” charity aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles in adolescents and fight childhood obesity. Pierce who brought along his Celtics teammates, led his bowling team to a tournament victory.
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BOSTON — Twenty years from now, in a break in the action during a Celtics game at the new TD Garden, some precocious little girl or some meathead from the South Shore will show up on the video screen for one of those fan trivia contests. At stake will be a free Apple iChip, the digital music device that is installed directly into the user’s skull, and the question will hearken...
Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett will miss Saturday night's game against Charlotte with a strained left thigh muscle.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers told reporters before the game that the 17-year veteran didn't look good in practice on Friday, so the team decided to sit him.
''Kevin's not playing tonight,'' Rivers said. ''Not because it's...
"I really don't even care. I hope they lose every game the rest of the season. I just worry about what this team does"-Paul Pierce
I just love this team. No other team in the league is as hardcore as
the Celtics. They don't care about being liked and what other teams/fans think of them. They embrace the rivalry they have with the Heat and
don't try to suck...
On Saturday night, the Boston Celtics avenged their Tuesday night loss to the Charlotte Bobcats by a 105-88 margin, which was done without Kevin Garnett in the line-up. Jason Terry was the leading scorer for the Celtics with 15 points.
Charlotte Bobcats 88, Boston Celtics 105 - FINAL - March 16, 2013
It was sad to see 4 pages on one game thread and 19 on another. Those game threads used to have over 100 pages every game. The Celtics did get the benefit of some calls last night. I'm amazed at how many fans hate their head coach. Makes me very thankful for Doc. Good game for the Celtics. Not so much for the Raptors. Enjoy today's comments...
The Celtics took a 9 point lead into the half, but with about two and a half minutes to go in the third, the C’s hit the gas and left the Raptors in the rear view mirror. They crushed the Raps 112-88 for their 10th straight home win. The Celtics bench was a giant part of the blowout, outscoring the Raptors bench 58-29.
Paul Pierce had a nice return from his day...
After getting blown out in Charlotte earlier this week, the Celtics bounced back and crushed the Bobcats 105-88 without Kevin Garnett. CLNS Radio Locker Room Reporter Jared Weiss and CLNS Lead Editor Sean Bakke break down the Celtics' trouncing of the Bobcats Saturday night.
Tip: 7:30PM Court: TD Garden Watch it: CSNNE Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Bennett Salvatore, Bennie Adams and Eric Dalen
Spread: BOS -15.5
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At home: 32-9
On road: 6-27
Streak: Won 1
Doc Rivers talks LeBron James and going small ball vs the Heat tomorrow. Doc says there's about a 50/50 chance that Kevin Garnett will play.
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