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The Boston Celtics-Miami Heat matchup had it all.
One team came in boasting a historical winning streak, while the other continued to defy the odds with every passing week.
One team sat atop the Eastern Conference, while the other was busy fighting and clawing its way up the standings.
One team featured arguably the best player in the NBA right now, while the other featured a former All-Star who refused to allow the lights to dim on his career just yet.
After 47 minutes Monday night, it was nearly impossible to differentiate between the two.
However, the final 45 seconds provided all the clarity needed.
Coming out of a timeout, the Celtics had the Heat right where they wanted them. The score was knotted up at 103-103, and a raucous, sold-out TD Garden had the momentum entirely in the home team’s favor. It was as close to a sure thing that the ball was going to either Paul Pierce or the hot-handed Jeff Green.
Except it did not.
Instead, Brandon Bass found himself with the ball at the...
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Celtics captain Paul Pierce visited UMass Boston to discuss his Truth on Health foundation, highlighting the importance of nutrition and community service. The UMass Boston youtube page uploaded the entire visit by Pierce, in which he was a member of a panel of speakers. Bob Ryan was the moderator and Pierce fielded several questions from Ryan as well as...
Well, that was awkward.
Just two days after the world could not stop singing the Celtics’ praises after a loss, of all things, the green team went out Wednesday and laid an egg in the second half in the Big Easy. With the aid of a putrid third quarter, in which they shot 5-for-18 and mustered all of 12 points, the Celtics squandered a comfortable lead for the second time in two...
[caption id="attachment_58828" align="aligncenter" width="460"] Was Jeff Green's big game against the Miami Heat his coming out party? (photo credit: boston.com)[/caption] What Will Jeff Green Be Able to Give the Boston Celtics From Here on Out? Jeff Green is 26 years old. He was drafted nearly six years ago, in July of 2007. Green is discussed...
8 a.m. ET: Jeff Green probably will not score 43 points again, so we can safely put aside that possibility now.
The biggest question entering this game, then, is whether Kevin Garnett will play. The Big Ticket missed the last two games, including Monday’s two-point loss to the Heat, with a thigh injury and an illness. Garnett reportedly made the trip to New Orleans, so he should...
Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are now 15th and 20th on the all time NBA scoring list. Watching KG's video, the cold case of the missing magazine pictures from barber shops and convenience stores in South Carolina back in the 80's appears to have been solved as well.
9:35: The Celtics continued their aggressive play in tonight's first quarter. It could've been better, but I'll still take their current 31-22 lead. Jeff Green is playing well again tonight, leading the C's with 11 points. Pierce has also chipped in 6. Keep watching, this should be a good one.
Adna is a 20-year old Boston Celtics fan from St. Cloud, Minnesota. I’ve been interacting with her on Twitter for roughly a year, and she is all Celtics, all the time. I asked her a few questions, including just what got her into following the Celtics:
I became a Celtics fan in 2001 when I was 9 years old. My aunt lived in Boston and she came to visit my family in Minnesota. When...
We’ve got ourselves a new candidate for worst loss of the season, folks.
After a pretty comfortable first and sloppy, but still positive second, the Celtics came out in the third quarter and absolutely sucked. They got down as much as 9 in the 4th before coming back to take a 5 point lead with 1:32 left. But they never scored again, New Orleans went on a 6-0 run over the last...
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Jason Terry is confident that the Celtics will meet the Heat in the playoffs and that there will be "fireworks." He had more to say.
Well, great. Tonight, the Celtics play the Mavericks down in Dallas. Boy, I just can't wait to watch them struggle against another awful team. This last week really only had one hard game scheduled(the Heat game), which they lost. I'm fine with that one, but not the close home wins or the loss in New Orleans. Anyway, if they attempt to follow these five things they might...
Danny Ainge went on "The Big Show" this afternoon and talked about the suddenly struggling C's. Ben Rohrbach of WEEI.com's 'Green Street' broke down the interview here (link), and in it Ainge spoke about the recent play of Jeff Green, and whether or not he should be playing more.
I think Jeff is starting to prove and has proven to Doc that he deserves...
What a mess. After a strong first half the Celtics fell apart in the third quarter, getting outscored 22-12 and fumbling away a 10 point halftime lead. The Celtics were able to rally, but Anthony Davis scored off a tip-in with 0.3 seconds remaining and the Celtics weren’t able to get off a shot before the final buzzer sounded. Honestly that game was disgusting so lets try to get...
Miami Heat star LeBron James said the fact that is was Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry who he dunked over and knocked down "made it that much sweater."
Hornets 87, Celtics 86
The first game of the Celtics road trip ended in defeat when Anthony Davis tipped in an Eric Gordon miss to give the Hornets (23-46) a one point victory on Wednesday night. It was a muddled contest in which both sides squandered leads, but the C’s took control with a 10-0 run late in the fourth quarter. Paul Pierce was huge down the stretch, scoring seven...