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During Game 5 of the NBA Playoffs between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics, Mickael Pietrus missed a wide open dunk opportunity. It looked like he tried to get way too fancy with it and slam it home. Instead, the ball nailed the rim and bounced off into Lebron James’ hands. The series is tied at 2-2. A win for the Celtics would be huge tonight.
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Kevin Garnett and Mickael Pietrus are polar opposites. While one could argue that Garnett is the most intense player to ever step foot on an NBA court, Pietrus is one of the league's most jocular players. Pietrus showed during Tuesday's Game 5 showdown with the Heat that he was very much into the game by providing some clutch play, but Garnett really wanted to make sure his...
Shaquille O'Neal helped bring an NBA title to Miami. Now, he may have helped keep one from the city. Mickael Pietrus, who was clutch in the Celtics' Game 5 win, said that O'Neal texted him before the game, which provided a source of inspiration for the veteran swingman. "I got a text from Shaq, he was telling me keep believing and keep playing, so that's what...
This play was all kinds of amazing in a very short time:
The block by Wade on the Bass dunk attempt? Nasty? Rondo recognizing in the span of less than two seconds, that Mickael Pietrus is in the corner and then slapping it to him while getting fouled (how big was THAT no-call??) was ridiculous. Pietrus hitting the 3... well... that was probably just luck the way he was...
Mickael Pietrus has had a very up-and-down series for the Boston Celtics. At times the sharp-shooting swingman has been more of a hindrance than a help for the C's, buton Sunday night Pietrus made up for all of his questionable decisions. The 30-year-old guard grabbed two huge offensive rebounds in the overtime of Game 4, and potentially even more important he was able to force...
Nearing the end of last night's game five victory, Boston Celtics guard Mickael Pietrus wasn't exactly excited to go into a team huddle with under ten seconds to play.Watch as teammate Kevin Garnett pulls him into the huddle, not once but twice:
Rajon Rondo has had much flashier passes in the Eastern Conference Finals, but a fourth-quarter tip to Mickael Pietrus in Game 5 is his most important assist of the series thus far. The Celtics built a five-point lead a couple of minutes into the final frame on Tuesday night, but the Heat came roaring back to seize the lead and briefly control of the game. That momentum only seemed...
Mickael Pietrus of the Boston Celtics is pulled back into the team by Kevin Garnett in one of the odder sites you'll see from a winning team in the NBA. Not as odd as LeBron James and Dwayne Wade...
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Jeff Van Gundy has made no secret of his dislike for flopping. We hear him countless times complaining on national TV about NBA players flopping like European soccer stars on the court. I don’t blame him. The flopping has been taken to new heights. Then again, so has Van Gundy’s proclamations.
In JVG’s newest outburst he claims the NBA should fine Mickael Pietrus $1 million...
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Somehow they pulled it off. Somehow they’re still alive. They’ve done this before, of course, but never quite like this with Pierce fouling out and Rivers running Garnett on and off the court just to...
The Boston Celtics are one victory away from playing the Western Conference Champion Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals, and have done so without practicing in the playoffs.
The New York Times reports the Celtics last practice was in April before the Playoffs began. For the Celtics, watching film and going through game plans on day-of-game shootarounds is enough.
The condensed playoff...
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Time To Play Like It's 1969!
Miami Heat (10-6, 2-3) at Boston Celtics (11-7, 3-2)
Thursday, June 7, 2012
8:30 PM ET
Playoff Game #19, Home Game #10
Radio: WEEI, ESPN Radio
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