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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- All in all, Monday proved to be a painful night for the Boston Celtics.
Not only did the Celtics have their seven-game losing streak snapped at the hands of the NBA's worst team, but they might have suffered yet another costly injury in their 94-91 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats.
Backup guard Leandro Barbosa, who has seen increased playing time since the season-ending injury to Rajon Rondo, injured his left knee late in the third quarter and had to be carried to the locker room by a trainer and teammate.
Coach Doc Rivers said Barbosa will have an MRI on Tuesday.
"It doesn't look great but we'll see," Rivers said.
In the seven games since Rondo's injury Barbosa had averaged nine points while playing an average of 22.5 minutes. The Celtics had won all seven games.
All of that came crashing down Monday night.
This night belonged to Charlotte's unheralded big man, Byron Mullens.
The four-year NBA veteran turned in a career gam...
BEST OF MAXIM
Last week Kevin Garnett became the first player in NBA history to accumulate 25,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, 5,000 assists, 1,500 steals and 1,500 blocks, a feat that shows his incredible all-around play since entering the league in 1995. With that said, it's not a shock to see Garnett hit another ridiculous milestone last night as he passed Sleepy Floyd for 50th on the NBA...
Paul Pierce wasn't picked as a reserve for the 2013 All-Star game, nor was he picked as a replacement to fill Rajon Rondo's vacant spot. This despite the fact that Pierce's numbers are remarkably similar to his his stats in previous All-Star seasons. Pierce has been on fire lately (A couple huge triple doubles included) and it appears there might be an All-Star roster...
The Boston Celtics and Charlotte Bobcats battled it out at the Time Warner Cable Center in a back and forth battle all night. Bobcats snapped their 7 game losing streak in the win tonight, which also happened to snap the Celtics win streak. The second game of a back to back is killer, never mind when it’s a triple overtime game.
This was your classic old, tired basketball team...
Bobcats fans seem like a decent bunch. They are sticking with their team through all the lean years, which says a lot. They also felt bad when Barbosa went down unlike several other teams whose fans would be cheering (or wishing for) an injury on the Celtics. While I hate to lose any game, this one wasn't too bad. They were competitive right to the end in spite of...
The worst-case scenario for Leandro Barbosa‘s knee appears to have been confirmed. The Celtics guard, who came up lame during Monday’s loss in Charlotte, reportedly has torn the ACL in his left knee. Such an injury would end his season.
Kevin Garnett told reporters in the locker room after the game that the team was informed Barbosa would join Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger...
Kevin Garnett grinned when he was told on Sunday that teammate Jason Terry was amazed at what Garnett was able to do on a basketball court “at 50 years old.”
Garnett, who is actually only 36, shot back.
“Jet’s no spring chicken, either,” he said.
Garnett and Terry are two of the NBA’s oldies but goodies. Along with Paul Pierce, another player performing at an All-Star...
CelticsLife readers and writers. I need your help. I can't wrap my head around this crazy season the Celtics are having. Before the year began, I thought this was the best Celtics team we've had during the Garnett era. Unfortunately, we sputtered out of the gate, and while we've had our moments, it has pretty much been a disappointing season up until this recent win...
The Celtics finally broke through and have their second longest winning streak by beating the Denver Nuggets last night. It took 3OT's but they prevailed in the end, with Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett leading the team. Winning without Rondo seems to have lifted a burden off of these Celtics. As a result, No. 9's run of being the face of the franchise may be over.
Earlier this morning we noted that folks continue to drop the n-word way too easily and what does The Big Lead come up with? Kevin Garnett dropping the word on a local broadcast last...
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The Boston Celtics can't catch a break. They lost their star point guard, Rajon Rondo, to a torn ACL. Now, as the team has found a way to continue winning, they have lost another guard to a knee injury. Leandro Barbosa went down after driving to the basket and making a pivot move. According to A. Sherrod Blakey of CSN Boston, the injury is likely season-ending. Barbosa...
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More Snow, Please
It's such a fun year in the Asso- ciation, people. LeBron James and Kevin Durant have both taken their games up another notch, which seemed more or less impossible last year; it's not too much of a stretch to say that they might be authoring the two best individual seasons in league history right now. The Knicks, of all teams, turned into a sharing and...