Found May 15, 2012 on Celtics Town:
Mickael Pietrus finally broke out of his long shooting slump last night, canning two critical triples as Boston mounted its (ultimately futile) fourth-quarter comeback. But afterward, he unveiled a troubling admission:He still experiences fear stemming from a concussion earlier this season. (MetroWest Daily News)“Playing Philly reminds me a lot of my injury,” he said. “Every time I drive to the basket, I have that feeling I’m going to get hurt again. That’s why I’m always trying not to drive to the basket. Hopefully, it’s going to be better next year. But right now I’m still afraid of falling again.”When Pietrus caught a pass late in the first quarter and almost instantly jetted straight to the hoop, the 76ers defense seemed as surprised as I was. They didn’t give much of an effort to contest Pietrus’ layup, which makes at least a little sense because they were probably stunned to see him taking several sharp steps inside the three-point line. They mostly parted ways as Pietrus fi...

Mickael Pietrus Still Thinks About Hard Fall in Philadelphia 'Every Time I Drive to the Basket'

BOSTON -- It is not often a person willingly returns to the site of his worst nightmare. Mickael Pietrus will be back in Philadelphia, where he took a hard fall March 23 that resulted in a concussion and almost two weeks' worth of missed games, for the third game of the Celtics' Eastern Conference semifinal series on Wednesday. The professional athlete handbook stipulates...

Fat 76ers fan distracts during free throws

This Philadelphia 76ers fan is sexy and he knows it! Watch as this massive Philadelphia fan attempts to distract Kevin Garnett during a pair of free throw attempts by flashing his flabby fat rolls mid-shot. Surprisingly, KG maintains his composure and knocks down both of his shots, despite the horrendous scene occurring behind the hoop. Excuse me while I throw up now… Philadelphia...

Design for Bill Russell statue unveiled The design for a statue of Boston Celtics great Bill Russell has been unveiled. The statue scheduled to be placed on City Hall Plaza next year will feature Russell in uniform with his arm around a youth, reflecting his dedication to mentoring youngsters. Sculptor Antonio Tobias Mendez and architect Matthew Oudens were chosen to design and build the statue. In conjunction...

Celtics lead the Sixers 38-36 at Halftime Behind Rondo’s 8 Assists

BOSTON – Despite a mediocre 38.1-percent from the field, the Boston Celtics lead the Philadelphia 76ers 38-36 at the half in game two of the second round of the NBA Playoffs. Rajon Rondo continues to move the ball at a torrid pace with eight assists in 19 minutes, including a thunderous alley-oop to Ryan Hollins [...]

Garnett, Pierce, Rondo lead Celts' win

Kevin Garnett scored 27 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and used a dominant second quarter to help the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 107-91 on Wednesday night and take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Whistled for a costly illegal pick late in a Game 2 loss, Garnett crushed the Sixers early and never let them think about a fourth-quarter rally. Garnett...

Celtics Need More of Game 1 Kevin Garnett As Series With 76ers Shifts to Philadelphia

Kevin Garnett turns 36 on Saturday, the latest evidence that he's no longer the dominating force in the prime of his career that ensured he'll have a post-retirement home in Springfield. If you watched Garnett in Game 1 of the Celtics' series with the 76ers, though, you'd swear that Garnett was on the verge of turning 36, not 26. He turned in 29 points of 12-of-20...

Game 2: Celtics/Sixers postgame interviews

Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett interviews after the jump.

Doc Rivers Explains Celtics' Late Foul, Confesses C's Wanted to Foul Earlier

BOSTON -- The Celtics actually committed two key fouls at the end of Game 2. Kevin Garnett's controversial illegal screen drew most of the attention, but a decision by the Celtics a few seconds earlier may have had just as big an impact on the outcome of Boston's 82-81 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. In a game in which almost nothing seemed to go according to plan, the Sixers...

Doc Rivers Concerned Celtics May Have Given Sixers Confidence With Way Boston Finished Game 1

BOSTON -- Losing in the playoffs is supposed to be demoralizing. Yet when the Philadelphia 76ers walked away from their one-point loss to the Celtics in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series, they looked almost encouraged, not disheartened. And that caused some concern for Celtics coach Doc Rivers. The Celtics won Game 1 at home, but their inability to put away the Sixers until...

Kevin Garnett Not Blaming Refs After Controversial Call in Celtics Loss (Video)

The Celtics' loss in Game 2 on Monday night was a tough one to swallow for Kevin Garnett. The normally fiery Garnett was reserved in his judgment after a controversial "illegal screen" call seemed to seal Boston's fate. Ray Allen echoed similar sentiments in his assessment, focusing on the team's poor defense but remaining confident in the Celtics' abilities...

Join Celtics Reporter Ben Watanabe for Twitter Q&A on Tuesday at Noon

And then there were eight. A lot has happened since Celtics beat writer Ben Watanabe hosted his last Twitter Q&A, so he's ready to field all of the burning questions you may have now that the playoff field has been cut in half. The Celtics suffered a disappointing loss at the hands of the 76ers on Monday night, and they'll now head to Philadelphia for Games 3...

'Assertive' Garnett continues his strong play

Kevin Garnett doesn't believe there's any real change in his game of late, but he may be the only one with that belief. Garnett had 28 points in the series clincher against Atlanta and 29 in the Celtics' one-point victory over Philadelphia in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. He followed with 15 points in Monday night's 82-81 loss to the 76ers in Game...

Sixers Believe Pierce Struggling With Sprained MCL

Paul Pierce is playing despite a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee.

Jrue Holiday’s sharpshooting takes the Boston Celtics 82-81

BOSTON –In the 2012 post-season fate has more times than not sided with the Celtics during close games. On Monday , fate chose to side with a different logo as Jrue Holiday’s four 3-pointers made all of the difference in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. To read this story and watch a recap video please click the link below.

Nobody Likes You, Boston!

In case any fans haven't noticed yet, the Boston Celtics are far from the darlings of the NBA this year. Go ahead and squint your eyes into that rear-view mirror for me and see if you can make out five years ago. Remember that? We were all much younger and less jaded. Remember this? Remember how it felt to be beloved? The Big Ticket, The Truth and Jesus Shuttlesworth all...
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