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There are no “must win” games in the first week of the season. But the 0-3 Celtics sure could use one Friday night. And they might have Paul Pierce to get it. Here is the latest, via Chris Sheridan of Sheridanhoops.com. Word from the Celtics this morning is that Paul Pierce will be a game-time…
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Twitter / @sheridanhoops: Word from the #Celtics thi ... via kwout
OH PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE...
Dear God... I promise I'll be totally good for the rest of the year if you make Pierce healthy enough to play tonight.
Still, though. The Pierce thing would totally be great. Thanks!
The Celtics, after an 0-3 start, need all the help they can get right now. They may be on the verge of getting back one of the best players in the history of the franchise. Paul Pierce, who hasn't played a game this season because of a right heel injury, gave an update on his status on Thursday night via Twitter. "I'm close very very close very," the Celtics'...
Paul Pierce's return to the line-up was the big story for the Celtics against the Pistons
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Paul Pierce’s return was easily the most important thing these Boston Celtics needed to finally get into the win column. It was clear from the get go that Paul Pierce was trying to be aggressive and prove that he was ready to return. He got to the basket, got himself...
I’m not saying it’s time to panic if the Celtics lose to the Pistons tonight, but it might be time to panic if the Celtics lose to the Pistons tonight.
Perhaps all the Boston Celtics needed was their best player. Losers of their first three games this season, the Celtics welcomed back Paul Pierce and then welcomed themselves to the win column with a 96-85 victory over the Detroit Pistons.
In his debut, Pierce had 12 points, five assists and four rebounds. He hit half of his eight shots from the field and both of his free throws...
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Paul Pierce had 12 points in his season debut, and Boston finally broke into the win column with a 96-85 decision over the Detroit Pistons.
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Final: Celtics 96, Pistons 85
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The panic that ensued after the Boston Celtics dropped the first 3 games of the 2011-2012 season hopefully will subside a bit as the Celts take down the Pistons in the first home game of the season, 96-85. More importantly than the win even was the return of the Captain, Paul Pierce. Paul played almost [...]
NEW ORLEANS -- Jarrett Jack's first regular-season start since the Chris Paul trade was more than good enough for the New Orleans Hornets. Jack had 21 points and nine assists in his season debut, and New Orleans dominated in its home opener, beating the winless Boston Celtics 97-78 on Wednesday night. The Celtics are 0-3 for the first time since 2006-07, the season before they...
When Jermaine O'Neal's final jump shot snapped through the net in the fourth quarter, the Celtics center didn't seem the least bit surprised. O'Neal considers himself a capable scorer, even if the evidence -- eight total points in the Celtics' first three games -- says otherwise at this point in his career. O'Neal was finally able to contribute offensively...
The Pistons waded into a perfect storm in Boston, facing a winless Celtics team celebrating both their home opener and the return of Paul Pierce. After a competitive first half, Boston's scorching third quarter overwhelmed the Pistons, who come home for a New Year's Eve battle with Indiana in hopes of cracking the win column, Keith Langlois writes for True Blue Pistons.
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8 a.m.: With a home win in their back pocket, the Celtics return to the road Sunday to take on the winless Wizards. Unlike almost every other team in the league, Washington (0-3) has yet to play on consecutive nights. That will change Sunday and Monday when they play a home-and-home two-game set against the Celtics. The Celtics' starting lineup is expected to be at full strength...