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After last night's win over the much improved Washington Wizards, Paul Pierce had this to say about his team's chances in the postseason (via Jay King of Mass Live):
"I feel good. I know when we're all out there, we're as tough as anybody in the East to beat. Especially with Kevin's presence. We're not going anywhere without Kevin's presence, just to be honest with you."
I don't think anybody would argue with Pierce about the importance of Kevin Garnett, but the first half of that statement is sure to spark some debate. For the season the C's are 11-13 against the other 7 teams that will represent the Eastern Conference in the playoffs, which is not exactly confidence inspiring. However, with KG in the lineup Boston is a combined 4-2 against the Heat, Knicks, and Pacers (1-1 vs Miami and NY, 2-0 vs Indiana).
The phrase "tough to beat" can also be looked at from a variety of ways. Is Pierce implying the Celtics are as good...
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How will Doc Rivers handle Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett the rest of the regular season?
Pierce is expected to play in Wednesday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets, though he said he’ll discuss with head coach Doc Rivers the possibility of resting at times over the final five games of the regular season.
“I’m going to leave that up to coach,” Pierce said. “Maybe I’ll...
What you're waiting for; Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce return tonight. Avery Bradley will play. Bass and Green join them in the starting 5.— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) April 7, 2013
So we finally get a look at the Celtics lineup that we have all been waiting for. Avery Bradley and Paul Pierce in the back cour. Jeff Green, Brandon Bass and KG in the front court. Woo...
Jeff Green and Paul Pierce have been working well together on offense.Doc Rivers recently told the media that during the playoffs, he is considering using a lineup that includes Paul Pierce and Jeff Green both starting at shooting guard and small forward. This was obviously a revelation, since what would presumably be the playoff starting lineup (Bradley-Pierce-Green-Bass-Garnett...
The annual “most popular jersey” report by the NBA is out. Once again, Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce are the only two Celtics representing the team on the list. Here’s the top 15, sent out by the NBA PR department.
1. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
2. LeBron James, Miami Heat
3. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
4. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
5. Derrick Rose, Chicago...
Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers would prefer to have Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce at full strength, rather than see Boston go into the postseason as complete underdogs. With the health of their stars in question, though, the Celtics have some of the most intriguing NBA odds in the sportsbook.
In late January, superstar Rajon Rondo, undoubtedly the Celtics’ most valuable player...
BOSTON – Kevin Garnett makes his long-awaited return to the floor Sunday evening along with Paul Pierce as the Celtics face a revamped Wizards team that has reinvented itself upon the return of John Wall. Garnett will return to the…
Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Doc Rivers talk after Sunday night's win.
Videos courtesy of Mike Petraglia and Chris Forsberg.
The Celtics try to hold on to the 7th seed with the return of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the lineup… joined by Jeff Green in what could be a preview of the team’s playoff starters. We’ll be talking about it at halftime with you…
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BOSTON — Brandon Bass has seldom had a play called for him in the NBA, and that is OK with him. The soft-spoken power forward usually has very little to say about himself or his team, whether after wins or losses, 20-point performances or forgettable duds, playoff games or preseason contests.
Bass’ play spoke for itself on Sunday — rather, it spoke for his teammates. By coming...
Celtics fans can relax a bit before playoffs start the last week of this month as they know their team will be one of the contenders. The only question left is who they will face in the first round!Coach Doc Rivers stated that he would rather not play Miami in the first round but that his team will be prepared to face anyone! Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett re-affirmed this by saying...
BOSTON -- What storyline do you want to talk about? The return of Kevin Garnett? Garnett played 25 minutes and scored 12 points while grabbing six rebounds. How about Paul Pierce getting back in the lineup? The Boston Celtics…
Brandon Bass scored 20 points and the Boston Celtics, helped by the return of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, beat the Washington Wizards 107-96 Sunday night.
Bass missed his season high by just two points and led the Celtics with eight points in the third quarter, when they hit 75 percent of their shots, outscored Washington 31-19 and stretched a 56-52 halftime lead to 87-71.
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“I think the reason people are going small is for the advantage, just trying to be quicker, trying to increase the pace,” Garnett said. “I think we’re doing the opposite. Obviously we’re still trying...
The Boston Celtics showed off their new lineup tonight against the scrappy Wizards, and managed to pick up a 107-96 win. The Wizards fans were out in full force and were especially whiny about the officiating, as you can see by the multiple times they mentioned KG.
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