Posted April 10, 2013 on
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It's been well over three months since the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics met, but extra intensity can still be expected when these teams close their season series.
The Nets are closing in on home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs and can capture the season series for the first time since 2005-06 with a victory Wednesday night on the road against the Celtics.
Brooklyn (45-32) won two meetings with Boston (40-37) in November, with three ejections taking place in the second one. These teams then met Dec. 25, but there was little Christmas cheer on display with a skirmish in the fourth quarter that featured four technical fouls in the Celtics' 93-76 victory.
"You kind of feel some sort of chippiness between the two teams to be honest with you when we match up against Brooklyn," Boston forward Paul Pierce said.
The team that has won the rebounding battle has won all three matchups, and the Celtics are wary of Brooklyn frontcourt players Reggie Ev...
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Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett, disappointed in his last two games since his return from a foot injury that sidelined him for two weeks, says he will get better. Garnett had 11 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the Celtics’ 101-93 loss to the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday night.
The post season is right around the corner and the only thing standing between it and the Boston Celtics is a five game stretch. The first of five will be played tonight in Boston when the Brooklyn Nets roll into town. The Nets are coming in following a contest that saw Brook Lopez and Reggie Evans combine for a total of 35 rebounds. With rebounding being anything but Boston'...
LOOK OUT, young fella! Dunkers in the building!
You know how you were always taught to force your man middle? This is a great example of how that fails to work. Brandon Bass blows by Reggie Evans and into the lane, which generally isn’t a bad thing for the defense, but a late rotation by Brook Lopez, who looked as if he had no idea that Bass could dunk, results in Brook paying...
Jay-Z has recently signed Robinson Cano and Victor Cruz to his sports agency and is reportedly selling his Nets share so he can represent NBA players as well.
There’s some good news and some bad news for Gerald Wallace.
The good news is that his game has never really been predicated on his ability to shoot the ball, so there are other aspects in which he can help the Brooklyn Nets win. The bad news is that his shooting has been so putrid in recent weeks, that he negatively affects the spacing on the floor and therefore has became an...
One of the few good moments for the C's for last night, and it was a really good one.
Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers talk after the Celtics loss to the Nets Wednesday night.
Videos courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
Nets 101, Celtics 93
The Celtics are playing better as the regular season winds down, but are they playing well enough to legitimately intimidate playoff-caliber teams? Or just blowing smoke?
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Although he owns a very small share of the Brooklyn Nets, hip-hop superstar Jay-Z is one of the most identifiable owners in sports. His success in the rap game and interest in sports makes him a very popular guy amongst professional athletes, including the great LeBron James.
Recently, news came out that Jay-Z is looking to enter the sports representation...
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Since Jared Sullinger went down for the season with a back injury, the C’s have struggled to find another “blue collar” guy. Wilcox simply has not had enough time on the floor, and Bass just does not fit that...
Most think of this play when they think of the 1984 Finals, but there was so much more to that victory.
By Cort Reynolds
The 1984 NBA championship series is arguably the greatest Finals in league history.
Definitely the best I have ever seen, and it had everything: great play from all-time great players, drama, controversy, thrilling finishes, multiple overtimes, strategy, conspiracy...