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Rondo made life very difficult for a short-handed Bulls team.Let me start you off with a few relevant stats. Coming into this game, the Chicago Bulls’ opponents were averaging just 88 points per game, fourth in the NBA. Pace adjusted, the Bulls were second in the NBA in points per 100 possessions, at 96.1.Now read that headline again: the Celtics just hung 101 points on a team that hadn’t allowed over 100 points all season.A few disclaimers: Obviously, this isn’t last year’s Bulls team. Nate Robinson, he of the supremely inefficient shooting and the piss-poor defense, got significant minutes thanks to an injury to Kirk Hinrich, who is by far a superior player to the aggravating Robinson. And of course, the Bulls will be without Derek Rose until February at the earliest.But injuries and all, this Bulls team is likely a playoff contender purely based on their incredible defensive acumen, a fact which terrified me before the game. After somewhat of a foot-finding win, I reasoned, it wo...
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Scoring ONLY 3 points tonight against the Bulls, Kevin Garnett will pass Allen Iverson as the 17th All-Time Scoring Leader with 24,369 pts.
— Doctor NBA (@DoctorNBA) November 12, 2012
The Boston Celtics entered the season expected to contend with the Miami Heat (and possibly others) for the Eastern Conference title. They’re off to a 3-3 start, which isn’t bad, but certainly not impressive when you consider that two of the wins came against the Wizards. One of the main problems for the Celtics is their age. Kevin Garnett is 36 and Paul Pierce is 35, which...
MILWAUKEE - Sometimes a complex game like basketball can be so simple. A game that featured 17 lead changes and multiple momentum swings can be summed up pretty easily. "They made shots when it counted," Bucks guard Monta Ellis said. "It was a hard-fought game. They made more shots than we did and they came out with the (win)."Saturday'sgame was even at 74...
BOSTON — Anyone who claims that a dunk is only worth two points has never been in the building when a player delivered a true facial to a helpless defender.
Jeff Green produced just such a highlight-reel dunk on Wednesday, when the reserve forward bulled into the lane, elevated over Al Jefferson and slammed the ball home over the reeling Utah Jazz center. The TD Garden crowd erupted...
8 a.m. ET: Nate Robinson’s stay in Boston was relatively brief, but the 98 games he spent with the Celtics from 2010 to 2011 left an impression on fans and members of the organization alike. Much has changed since then, but one thing is right back to where it was when Robinson served as a sparkplug off the Boston bench: Robinson and Tom Thibodeau are once again player and coach...
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And nobody seemed to relish this fiesty, bad-boy side of Green more than Kevin Garnett.
“Jeff’s a really, really nice guy,” Garnett said. “Some nights, you just gotta be an asshole.”
And the turning point...
8 a.m. ET: Back above .500 and quietly winners of four of their last five games, the Celtics return home from their two-game road trip to give the Utah Jazz their only taste of TD Garden cooking this season.
Al Jefferson, who has blossomed into one of the league’s best offensive big men, leads the up-and-down Jazz into Boston. After beginning the season with a win over the Mavericks...
Kevin Garnett is still the heart and soul of the Boston Celtics defense
The Boston Celtics fell to 2-3 on the season after losing 106-100 to the Philadelphia 76ers in the Garden on Friday. The lost also dropped their home record to 1-2. The Celtics are struggling to find their chemistry on both sides of the ball, at an incredibly inconsistent rate. There are times when they are putting...
Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Brandon Bass talk after the Celtics Monday night win in Chicago.
Videos courtesy of CSNNE.
The Celtics were cold in the 4th quarter. If they weren’t dunking the ball, that ball wasn’t going through the hoop.
Lucky for the Celtics, pulled off two plays that got them the high-percentage shots they needed at crucial times. Actually… it was the same play… just run on opposite sides of the floor.
Here’s the first one:
The play really happens at the :13 mark with...
The Celtics started out the new season with two straight losses, but they’ve bounced back and won four of their last five ahead of Wednesday’s home game against the Utah Jazz.
Who have been the key contributors to the cause so far?
You’ve got to start with Paul Pierce, who’s really taken over and become the nightly scoring threat we were accustomed to seeing. Pierce is averaging...
The NBA announced All-Star ballots for each team today, and the Celtics are well represented, with five players.
Five #Celtics on #NBA All-Star ballots: Guards - Rondo Rajon, Jason Terry. Frontcourt - Kevin Garnett, Jeff Green, Paul Pierce #CelticsTalk
— Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoNBA) November 13, 2012
I'm a little disappointed Brandon Bass was left off for Green. He has...
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Referees: Mike Callahan, Eric Dalen and Brian Forte
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At Home: 1-2
On Road: 1-4
Streak: Won 2
Streak: Won 2
Buckets: Pierce (19.3 ppg)
Buckets: Mo Williams (16.9 ppg)
Boards: Garnett (8.1 rpg)
Boards: Al Jefferson...
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Herald C’s hold on for deer life Green finally asserts himself Ex-Celt has Moore game with Magic Pierce, Garnett help Celtics rally past Bucks Globe FInal: Celtics 96, Bucks 92Celtics coach Doc Rivers makes two changes to starting lineupPaul Pierce, Celtics get even with Bucks Celtics Green Comments from the Other Side - Bucks 11/10 The Streak Celtics Climb Back to .500...