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The Celtics made a statement with their 101-79 victory over the Hawks on Sunday night, and they'll look to finish the job Tuesday in Atlanta. Boston carries a 3-1 series lead into Philips Arena, but the team is also taking a load of injuries into the game. Paul Pierce is dealing with knee pain while Ray Allen continues to battle ankle soreness. And Avery Bradley and a host of other bench players had maladies in Sunday's game. Adrian Wojnarowski, an NBA columnist for Yahoo Sports, will appear on The Dennis and Callahan Show on Tuesday morning to talk about the...

Ray Allen re-considering offseason surgery, but report says he’s ‘almost assured to leave’ as free agent

Ray Allen said before Sunday’s Game 4 that he is reconsidering the need for offseason ankle surgery because the bone spurs in his ankle are recovering better than he anticipated.That’s a big difference from his attitude just more than a week ago at the end of April, when Allen told reporters he would definitely require surgery in the offseason.“I know I said that a couple...

Ray Allen Puts on Shooting Display in Celtics Pregame Routine (Video)

Ray Allen is a creature of habit, much like most NBA stars. The 36-year-old guard has been going through a pretty standard, for him at least, routine over the course of his career and he's continued the pregame regiment before each and every Celtics game. "The Routine," as film producer Brian Babineau aptly named it, is a pretty intricate process and involves a heavy...

Pierce helps Celtics top Hawks for 3-1 series lead

Paul Pierce scored 24 points in 18 minutes and the Boston Celtics opened a 37-point third-quarter lead before coasting to a 101-79 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. The Celtics can finish off the Hawks in Atlanta on Tuesday. Game 6 would be in Boston on Thursday, if necessary. Two nights after his triple-double helped...

Ray Allen “the healthiest” of Boston’s banged-up players, says Doc Rivers

In three days, Ray Allen has gone from walking sideways to “the healthiest” of Boston’s banged-up players. (ESPN Boston)“Everyone is going to play, I think,” Rivers said before the team’s morning shootaround at the arena. “Ray feels good, he’s probably the healthiest right now. Avery has to be feeling better because he got through the game with no injury, so that’s...

Avery Bradley Game Time Decision, Ray Allen Is Ready To Go has reported that Avery Bradley is considered a game time decision for tonight’s game four versus the Atlanta Hawks. Avery Bradley left game three late in the third quarter with a left shoulder injury,  coach Doc Rivers said Bradley has had the problem all year, but usually they are able to snap it back [...]

Your Morning Dump... Where this might not be this team's last run

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The key is to get Garnett and Allen to return on shorter contracts and reduced money. It’s difficult to believe Garnett would eagerly pursue playing for another club if the Celtics wanted him to return...

Avery Bradley, Josh Smith in; Ray Allen back for second straight game

BOSTON — For the second straight game, all 15 Boston Celtics are available. The Celtics weren’t sure Avery Bradley (shoulder) would play until 65 minutes prior to tipoff, but team doctors who watched the guard shoot jump shots gave him the go-ahead. “He’s going to go. We’re just going to see how it feels and [...]

Hawks 87, Celtics 86: Atlanta extends the series to Game 6

Three different times during tonight’s Game 4, I exhibited the Boston Celtics’ lifeless bodies and properly identified them as deceased. Three different times they jumped straight out of the coffin doing the Bernie and making quick comebacks. But the Celtics could not get a shot off on the final possession after Rajon Rondo improbably stole an inbounds pass to give them a last...

Comments from the other side - Hawks Game 5 5/8

Hawks fans were slightly more civil in this game than they were the previous game.  At least no one was wishing death or aids on anyone. But then again, their team wasn't getting blown out in this one.   I can't help but think that it was a big mistake for the Celtics to give the Hawks confidence.  They are getting healthier and now they have confidence they can beat the...

Atlanta survives wild fourth to stay alive: ATL: 87 BOS: 86

Both teams traded double digit leads in this game. The Boston Celtics in the second quarter and the Atlanta Hawks in the third. Neither team enjoyed such a lead in the fourth as the teams traded punches and the game was never far from a one or two possession game for very long. Both Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett scored 16 points for Boston but Al Horford, playing for the second...

Join Celtics Reporter Ben Watanabe for Twitter Q&A on Tuesday at 3 p.m.

The Celtics hold a 3-1 edge in their best-of-seven series with the Hawks, and have a chance to put Atlanta away on Tuesday night. Before the action tips off on the court, though, the action will be electric on Twitter. That's because Celtics beat writer Ben Watanabe will be tackling any Celtics or NBA questions you may have before Tuesday's Game 4. Whether you'...

Celtics-Hawks Preview

Boston's Big Three still has some life in those old bones. Thirty-somethings Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen led the Celtics to their most recent NBA championship in 2008, and this could be their last hurrah together in Beantown. If so, they're clearly looking to go out with a bang. ''They have pride,'' Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford said Monday...

Celtics 101, Hawks 79

BOSTON -- Paul Pierce ignited Boston's sizzling shooting start, scoring 24 points in just 16 1/2 minutes of action to carry the Celtics to a 101-79 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, giving Boston a 3-1 edge in the playoff series. Rajon Rondo added 20 points and 16 assists, and Kevin Garnett scored 13 points for the Celtics. Boston can wrap up the best-of-seven series...

Careless Whispers Tonight at 9 et!

Next time on Careless Whispers: Matt Rury discovers the meaning of life, but refuses to share it with Calvin Chamberlain.  The guys fight to near death and compromise on discussing the NBA playoffs, Cole Hamels’s supension, Paul Pierce’s “injuries”, and more!  Tune in tonight at 9 eastern.

Fiddlin' & Diddlin' - Daily Links 5/8

Herald  True grit vs. true quit Ray Allen impresses after time off No surprise, Paul Pierce wants to play Avery Bradley shoulders the postseason pain Heat seeking focus Sixers out to finish off Bulls Swelling down, but Joakim Noah remains out for Game 5 Lakers looking for big finish Game 5 will be a business trip for Celtics Globe  Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player Flea...
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