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From the Boston Globe's Gary Washburn:
Paul Pierce said he tweaked rt ankle during win over #pistons. Wont practice today. Said he wouldn’t play in game unless playoffs #celtics
— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) April 4, 2013
Several other reporters sent out similar tweets from the C's practice today. The general consensus is that if the playoffs started now, he'd play. We'll see what this means for Friday. According to Doc Rivers, Garnett will not play Friday. Here's a tweet from the Metro West Daily News' Scott Souza:
#Celtics coach Doc Rivers: Kevin Garnett will not practice today, may play Sunday. May do shootaround tomorrow, but will not play Friday.
— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) April 4, 2013
Overall I guess this is good news regarding the team's two veteran superstars. It's still disconcerting though; the playoffs are just two weeks away, so their day to day health is starting to become a factor.
In less significant injury news, Terren...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Boston forward Paul Pierce missed the Celtics' home game Friday night against Cleveland because of a sore left ankle.
Coach Doc Rivers said before the game that the Celtics were being cautious with Pierce, but expected him to be available Sunday when they host the Washington Wizards.
Pierce also missed a game at Minnesota on Monday for the birth of his son.
The Celtics were...
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...
BOSTON - The Boston Celtics lost a close one to the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday night at TD Garden 97-91. The Celtics were without their two leaders; Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. Garnett is still out with an ankle inflammation, and…
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.
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
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The Pistons really...
With a game like this, following a losing skid that has seen the Celtics drop 7 of their past 10 game, it would be easy to blame the injuries to Garnett or any other member of this decimated team but these recent losses are starting to become a cause for concern. The team is limping towards the playoffs and is in danger of losing its position in the seeding. To make matters worse...