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WALTHAM, Mass. -- Ryan Hollins has not been to playoffs since 2008-09, when he was a useful sub for the Mavericks. He is back in the postseason with the Celtics, but the seventh-year veteran is not excited about the opportunity. Nope. "I'm more than excited," Hollins said. "Playoffs are so much fun. It's the best basketball you can play. I'm definitely thrilled to be in this situation and it was a big part of my choice to come here." Hollins has had trouble gaining minutes this season, even with the Celtics' lack of depth up front, and he will be...

Reactions to Rajon Rondo suspension

Three reactions to Rajon Rondo’s one-game suspension for bumping an official, which will keep him out of Tuesday night’s Game 2 against the Atlanta Hawks.Doc Rivers:“Obviously, from a competitive standpoint we are disappointed with the league’s decision to suspend Rondo,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said in a statement released by the team. “He plays a valuable part in...

Celtics adding another assistant coach for the playoffs?

CSNNE The Boston Celtics will have an additional guest with them for their playoff series against Atlanta - Flip Saunders. The former Washington Wizards coach, who also coached Kevin Garnett for a number of years in Minnesota, will be traveling with the team when they face the Atlanta Hawks in their first-round playoff series that will begin on Sunday in Atlanta. More than anything...

Rajon Rondo Suspension Will Force Paul Pierce to Take Expanded Role Against Hawks in Game 2

Paul Pierce shook his head and gave a frustrated chuckle. The Celtics had just finished a dispiriting opening-game loss to the Hawks, and Pierce had muffed his last shot, a running layup in garbage time. He sounded like he was resigned to the fact that the Celtics' defeat, as the losses often are, was on him. He promised to do more offensively in future games, even embracing...

Celtics Allen doubtful to play on Sunday

Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen is traveling with the team to Atlanta for the start of their first round playoff series, but it is unclear if he will play in Game 1 on Sunday against the Hawks. Allen has not played for the past two weeks because of a sore ankle. Allen told that he is still day-to-day, but Celtics coach Doc Rivers said he is doubtful that Allen will play...

Ray Allen has everyone guessing

We have one "Yea," one "Nay" and one "I don't have a clue" from the Boston media.

Rajon Rondo bumps ref, now faces possible suspension

For a long time yesterday, the Celtics played about as badly as they could. Kevin Garnett couldn’t hit the ocean if he were throwing an anchor off the side of a boat during the first half. Paul Pierce, ditto, and his struggles continued into half two. Brandon Bass didn’t even take a shot for what seemed like forever, the bench combined for four points in 51 minutes, and the...

Video: Celtics top 10 plays of the 2011-2012 regular season

The NBA put out the above video with the Boston Celtics' top 10 plays of the 2011-2012 regular season. Did they get it right, or do you think any big plays are missing? Sound off in the comments. I was sort of surprised that Avery Bradley's dunk on Kevin Durant didn't make the list, but at least they got his block on Dwyane Wade!

Rajon Rondo reportedly suspended for Game 2

(video of Marc Davis questionable calls during Game 1 via Red’s Army)I had been hoping the Boston Celtics would become Neo from the Matrix and dodge a bullet on Monday, but David Stern and Stu Jackson have hit their mark.Rajon Rondo has been suspended for Game 2 of the Celtics-Hawks series, according to Boston sports anchor Mike Dowling, a punishment he surely deserves after...

C’s Ready for One Last Hoorah

In order for the Celtics to make it deep into the playoffs, bench player-turned-starter Avery Bradley will need to continue his consistently strong play on both sides of the ball. This is it.  The fat lady is preparing backstage.  The crowd is restless, knowing the inevitability that awaits.  The Boston Celtics’ title chances are becoming slimmer as the years go by and the...

Ray Allen Probably Needs Surgery on Troublesome Ankle, But Trying Other Methods to Get Back for Playoffs

WALTHAM, Mass. -- The devolving state of Ray Allen's right ankle took another downward turn when the ailing shooting guard said at Saturday's shootaround that he will probably require surgery. "If this was early in the season, I'd probably have surgery now," Allen said of his bothersome ankle, which has sidelined him since April 10. Allen is trying to avoid...

Rajon Rondo suspended for game 2 for bumping ref

Boston Celtics all-star point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended for game 2 of the Celtics first round series against the Hawks, per CSN’s Sherrod Blakely: Rondo made contact with official Mark Davis after a questionable loose ball foul was called on Boston. Rondo appeared to bump Davis with his chest, leading to his ejection: [...]

NBA Playoffs: Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks Preview and Prediction

The Celtics are technically the fourth seed in the East, but they will essentially be the fifth seed as they will open up the series in Atlanta. NBA rules make it so a fifth seed with a better record than the fourth seed get homecourt advantage, and as the Hawks own a one game lead over the Celtics, they get to open in Atlanta. (By Eric Kilby from USA via Wikimedia Commons) Celtics...

Hawks rookie: KG is a dirty player

Most NBA rookies would cower in fear at the thought of getting on Kevin Garnett's bad side. Ivan Johnson, however, is not your typical NBA rookie. 

Ray Allen May Miss Game 1

Doc Rivers didn't sound optimistic about Ray Allen's availability or effectiveness if he plays.

Tough loss for the Celtics.  But the way they played, they didn't deserve to win.  They came out flat like they expected to win without having to play.  Not sure what's wrong with the Captain but something is wrong.  He was a step slow and off on his shots all night.  And Brandon Bass's disappearing act wasn't far behind.  Now we face a game 2 without Rondo...
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