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Paul Pierce, despite being 35 years of age, continues to be the heart and soul of this Boston Celtics team. Read on for an update on how he’s been doing through the early stages of the new season.
There were a lot of questions surrounding Boston over the offseason. Would the Big Four stay together? Was it time for Kevin Garnett to leave town?
In the end, only Ray Allen left, leaving Pierce, Garnett and Rajon Rondo as the new Big Three in Beantown. Management surrounded the trio with some fresh blood and the future seems bright for the Celtics.
Pierce is a big reason why. Having to assume an even bigger role in the offense, he’s come up with some great efforts, and we’re only three games into the season. He’s averaging 20.3 PPG, 6.0 RPG and 3.3 APG.
The highlight came in Saturday’s win over the Washington Wizards. Pierce dropped 27 points on 10-of-22 shooting, making four threes, and added seven boards and three dimes in the 89-86 victory.
One of the most reliable players in the league today, Pierce will continue to be assertive offensively and will be crucial to Boston’s title aspirations. Time is starting to run out for Pierce and Garnett to add to their collection of rings, and this year’s Celtics team may be the last go-around for either.
Having averaged 22.0 PPG, 6.0 RPG and 3.8 APG throughout his career, there’s no doubting Pierce’s ability. He seems to be in great shape to start the season and motivation is at an all-time high too now that the Eastern Conference has stocked up its talent.
In our estimation, that makes the Celtics a very intriguing selection with your NBA picks. They represent good value at the sportsbooks to win the whole thing, considering most of the action is coming in on the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers. Don’t sleep on Pierce and Boston.
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Doc was asked today about the minutes of Rajon Rondo, which currently sit at a league-leading 41.7 per game, and he gave a good answer. Doc mentioned that he wanted to be the one pacing Rondo, and not have Rondo possibly saving himself on the court. He even gave a number that Rondo will probably sit at, "I think it’s 39, 38 but it’s not much lower than 40 but it’s in that...
In Kevin Garnett's post-practice interview today, he addressed the Celtics' consistency issues from the first few games of the season.
From WEEI's Ben Rohrbach:
The Boston Celtics hosted their first open practice of the regular
season in Waltham on Tuesday, and Kevin Garnett sent a clear message to
his new teammates: Buy into the Celtics system of practicing how...
We’ve seen what happens to the Celtics when Kevin Garnett isn’t in the line up. We know it. But if you don’t, Cedric Maxwell summed it up quite nicely on CSNNE:
“I think the thing about KG, KG is the engine,” Maxwell said. “You can have the keys — Rondo has the keys to everything — but KG is the engine and when the engine is going the car is going the right way...
Is Rajon Rondo already thinking about his options when he stops playing basketball? During the preseason, we saw the Boston Celtics point guard drawing up plays for the reserves. Yesterday, he took his white board talents to a whole new level. Rondo stopped by Burke High School in Dorchester, Mass. and taught Algebra according to [...]
Via Mike Petraglia of WEEI.com
Brandon Bass was asked after Monday’s practice how much of a challenge it will be for him to go from starting role to the bench and back.
“That’s life, man,” said Bass. “You wake up, you don’t know what to expect. Sometimes it’ll be like that. You’ve just got to make the best of it.”
I believe Brandon Bass wants to do what’s best...
In the Celtics Minute, Doc and Jason Terry discuss the need for more consistency and for hard work to get the Celtics to where they want to be. Doc stressed the need for hard work, "Being a good team takes work. You don't just show up, and because you've got good names on paper, and be good." Doc closed today's practice with conditioning drills as part of...
The CLNS Radio Boston Celtics Post Game series continues their season-long initiative to cover every single Boston Celtics game. Tonight the Celtics take on the Wizards in Boston. CLNS Radio has teamed up with SB Nation’s CelticsBlog to simulcast every post game show. We will also be partnering with CelticsBlog to bring you a joint video Post Game Report, following every...
The coach speaking is Mike Longabardi who was brought in last year to replace Lawrence Frank as the team's defensive coach. Some people might find this stuff boring, but personally I love it. Jeff Green should use that move at the 2:40 mark in a game. Rondo's move at 3:31 is pretty nasty as well.
Video courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
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As you may figure, I wasn't a math major in college and the subject itself isn't exactly the simplest to teach to others, so I was a little impressed when I came across this story.Yesterday, Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo tweeted the below photo of himself teaching algebra at Burke High School in the Dorchester section of Boston:Rondo might have been the best passing substitute...
No matter how much we want to make it all about Pierce, Garnett and Rondo we can't discount the importance of the role players. During the preseason, there were rumblings of whether or not Brandon Bass or Jared Sullinger should start.
Three games into this banner chase, it is plain to see that Sully is the better fit with the starters. This isn't an indictment on Bass...
Brandon Bass scored five straight points in overtime, helping the Boston Celtics pull out a 100-94 win over the Washington Wizards on the back end of a home-and-home Wednesday night.
Kevin Garnett led the Celtics with 20 points and 13 rebounds, Rajon Rondo had 18 points and 14 assists and reserve Jason Terry had 16 points. Bass finished with 11.
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Some pre-game chatter before the Boston Celtics (1-2) and Washington Wizards (0-2) tip off at 7:30 EST.
Sullinger gets second start
Jared Sullinger starts again tonight. C's-Wizards, 7pm WEEISpecial pre-game tribute to the late Jim Durham.
— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) November 7, 2012
Still no John Wall or Nene
As expected, no John Wall or Nene tonight for the #Wizards...
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