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The Celtics two best players continue to miss time, and it's not a good thing.
Kevin Garnett did not participate in today's shootaround.
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) April 3, 2013
Paul Pierce (personal reasons) did not participate in shoot around. He is considered a game-time decision for tonight.
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) April 3, 2013
There's only one surprise here, and it's Pierce. He apparently hurt his ankle against New York on Sunday. He sat out the next game against Minnesota, which turned into another Celtics loss. Those losses have been piling up with the injuries. They've gone 0-2 in the two recent games Pierce has missed and since Kevin Garnett first started missing time due to injury, the Celtics are 3-7.
Yesterday, Doc stated pretty confidently that Pierce would play tonight and that he has only missed time due to "personal reasons". As Mike Dyer points to in the previous link, it could likely just be an excuse to give Pau...
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It looks like the Celtics' banner 18 chances have taken yet another big hit.
In a recent piece by hall of fame sportswriter Jackie MacMullan, she reveals what's been ailing Kevin Garnett.
Doc Rivers informed me last night that I should stop worrying about KG.
"Honestly, he's fine," Rivers said. "It's a bone something, a bone spur that just needs...
If you were watching Sunday night's contest in New York, you may have noticed Paul Pierce icing his ankle late in the fourth quarter. The Truth had suffered a sprain to that ankle earlier in the game and as a result he missed Monday night's match-up at Minnesota. But was it really all just because of a bum ankle? Celtics insider, A. Sherrod Blakely, had originally reported...
No KG or Pierce at Celtics shootaround this morning. Pierce remains game-time decision vs. DET, according to the team.55 minutes ago via EchofonReplyRetweetFavorite@ESPNForsbergChris ForsbergStrangely enough, I think the Celtics will pull this win out, regardless of Pierce’s playing status. Boston has lost seven of its last nine games and is 0-2 against the pesky Pistons (not...
Last night Paul Pierce missed just his second game in what has been a remarkable 15th pro season. The Celtics fell to 0-2 without him, losing to two inept basketball teams (Charlotte and Minnesota) by a combined 38 points in those games.
Pierce tweaked his ankle in the Celtics blowout loss to the Knicks on Sunday night, but Celtics coach Doc Rivers said that Pierce sat out for...
Kevin Garnett has missed the last 7 games for the Boston Celtics, and the loss has been clear. Boston has went 3-4 since losing Garnett and their defense has been a shell of what it was with KG on the court. The good news, you ask? The Big Ticket may be available for action as soon as Friday for the Celtics, a team who could use a big boost from their most intense player as playoffs...
When players miss games for ambiguous “personal reasons,” fans are left to wonder just how important those reasons were. In Paul Pierce‘s case, they were important personally — but also for the team, if Pierce’s prediction turns out to be true.
The Celtics linchpin skipped Monday night’s game because his first son was being born. He announced the news to WEEI on Wednesday...
More postgame interviews as they become available. On a side note, congrats to Paul Pierce and his wife on their newborn son Prince Pierce.
Video courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
MINNEAPOLIS For the first time since Kevin Garnett put on a Celtics jersey in 2007, the Timberwolves beat Boston on Monday night, a 110-100 victory that capped off a grueling homestand against playoff-bound teams.
If that win, that snapped streak, isn't a landmark of the most pathologic type, then what is?
Unfortunately for the Timberwolves in terms of their quest for karmic...
Tonight, the Celtics will remain home for another game against a below .500 team. This time the opponent will be the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs record this season is a weak 22-52, so this game should be won. They just need to put up the effort. Here are tonight's five things:
5. GET CRAWFORD HOT AGAIN:
In these last seven games, the Celtics will need to be at their absolute...
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At home: 25-11
On road: 10-27
Streak: Lost 2
BOSTON — The doubts are raised after every disappointing shooting night. In some cases, they pop up even more suddenly, such as any offensive possession that passes without a replay-worthy dunk. Jeff Green exists in only two versions in the eyes of some observers: the game-dominating freak of nature or the milquetoast waste of four years and $36 million weighing down a Celtics...
For the first time since they gave us Kevin Garnett, the Minnesota Timberwolves have beaten the Celtics. They did it by feeding Nikola Pekovic early and often, and then feasting on the Celtics mistakes. Wolves take it 110-100.
The Celtics kept nipping and tucking and making it feel like they had a shot, but every time they got close, the Wolves would whip off another run to put...
The Celtics returned home to take on the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night at the TD Garden. With a win tonight and a 76er loss on the road the Celtics would clinch a playoff spot. The team did just that but they sure don't make things easy on themselves. Led by a huge night from Jeff Green, who finished with 34 points, the Celtics snuck by Detroit 98-93.
The Pistons really...
The Celtics drop the back end of a back-to-back and they'll return to Boston having lost both games of this small road trip. The loss tonight means that the Celtics are now 38-36 and it's pretty safe to say they won't be catching the Atlanta Hawks in this year's playoff race. Instead, they might start trending downward as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Charlotte...