Found April 11, 2012 on NESN.com:
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Now, this was a statement. In the wake of the Celtics' convincing victory over the Heat at TD Garden last week, there was a rush to designate that as a "statement win" for the guys in green. The Celtics defended their home floor and stretched their win streak to a season-high five straight games, with Rajon Rondo recording a triple-double in the process. One game is one game, however. The Heat, who seldom seem to be braced for that first punch in the gut, never matched the Celtics' intensity and did not seem ready for the renewed vigor brought by...
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Pierce, Celtics cool off Heat again

Paul Pierce scored 25 points and paced a red-hot shooting night as the visiting Boston Celtics defeated the Miami Heat for the second time in 10 days with a 115-107 triumph on Tuesday. The Celtics improved to 8-2 in the last 10 contests and snapped a five-game losing skid inside American Airlines Arena. Pierce was 8 for 16 from the floor – part of a 60.6 percent shooting effort...

Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett dancing to Gino TIme

A bunch of people were looking for this video of Garnett and Pierce dancing to Gino Time last night. Luckily, MrTripleDouble10 posted it to his Youtube page. Lots of dancing went on at the TD Garden last night, between KG and Pierce in the video above and Mickael Pietrus getting down with the Celtics dancers. And I love it!

Celtics Live Blog: Paul Pierce Leads C's Into Miami for Showdown With Heat

8 a.m.: The Heat are expected to be at full strength when the Celtics try to make it two wins in a row against the stars from South Beach on Tuesday. Dwyane Wade, who missed Sunday's game with a sore ankle, should be back in the lineup when the Heat do what they do best: play at home. The Heat (40-15) own the NBA's best home record at 24-3, so the Celtics (32-24) will need...

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett Dance to 'Gino Time' During Celtics' Blowout Win Over 76ers (Video)

There are few traditions at Celtics games that seem to captivate fans more than "Gino Time." Apparently, the players aren't immune to catching Gino fever either. Since the 2008 season, every time the C's win a home game, a clip from the Disco-era music show American Bandstand gets played on the TD Garden Jumbotron. The video features a man dancing in a tight Gino...

Hawks come up short in OT loss to Celtics

BOSTON (AP) -- Paul Pierce overcame a miserable shooting game with a key jumper in overtime and Rajon Rondo finished with a triple-double with 20 assists, 10 points and 10 rebounds to lift the surging Boston Celtics to an 88-86 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. Kevin Garnett had 22 points and grabbed 12 boards before fouling out with just under 3 minutes left in OT...

Bill Simmons: Nets could have had Paul Pierce at trade deadline

According to a recent piece by Bill Simmons, the New Jersey Nets could have traded their top 3 protected draft pick to Boston for Paul Pierce before the trade deadline this year, but instead opted to trade it to Portland for Gerald Wallace. The trade deadline passed with Rondo reinvested and Garnett reenergized. You know who else stuck around? The second-leading scorer in Celtics...

Heat run into buzzsaw offense in loss to C's

MIAMI (AP) -- Paul Pierce scored 27 points, Kevin Garnett added 24 points and nine rebounds, and the Boston Celtics made their first eight shots of the fourth quarter to hold off the Miami Heat 115-107 on Tuesday night. Rajon Rondo posted double-digit assists for the 18th straight game, extending the NBA's longest such streak in 20 years with an 18-point, 15-assist effort. ...

Celtics 115, Heat 107

Paul Pierce scored 27 points, Kevin Garnett added 24 points and nine rebounds, and the Boston Celtics made their first eight shots of the fourth quarter to hold off the Miami Heat 115-107 on Tuesday night. Rajon Rondo posted double-digit assists for the 18th straight game, extending the NBA's longest such streak in 20 years with an 18-point, 15-assist effort. LeBron James finished...

Your Morning Dump... Where Doc had to keep KG on the floor

  Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. "His minutes were low, but he was going in that 12 minutes in a  row stretch which we try to avoid with him, " Rivers said. "But we had to keep him out on the floor." Even...

Rondo's 20 assists power Celtics to OT win

Paul Pierce overcame a miserable shooting game with a key jumper in overtime and Rajon Rondo finished with a triple-double with 20 assists, 10 points and 10 rebounds to lift the surging Boston Celtics to an 88-86 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. Kevin Garnett had 22 points and grabbed 12 boards before fouling out with just under 3 minutes left in OT, and Brandon Bass...

Taking Stock: Celtics - Sixers

After every game, we'll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player's overall value. Starters  Rajon Rondo:  Another 15 assists.  And yes, he sometimes gets a little too casual out there.  I'll take the bad with the good as this guy continues to set up his teammates.  His assists led to 32 points, and he added another 7.  So he accounted...

Boston Celtics earn a huge win over Miami 115-107

The message has officially been sent. The Boston Celtics aren't going anywhere. Two days after shooting 59 percent in their shellacking of Philadelphia, the Celtics went down to Miami and shot 61 percent en route to dropping 115 points on the fifth-best defensive team in the NBA in terms of opposing teams' shooting percentage and sixth-best in scoring defense. Kevin...

Taking Stock: Celtics - Heat

After every game, we'll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player's overall value. Starters Rajon Rondo:  Rajon accouned for almost half the Celtics' offense by assisting on 36 points (six 3's, and nine 2's) and scoring another 18.  That's 54 of the Celtics' 115 points.  That's amazing.  He still has some lapses here...

How we see it goin' down: Celtics - Heat

Tip: 7:00 PM    Court: American Airlines Arena   Watch it: ESPN  Hear it: WEEI          Referees: Scott Foster, David Jones, Michael Smith Get your tickets here The Matchup   Record: 32-24 (1st Atlantic, 4th East) Record: 40-15 (1st Southeast, 2nd East) On road: 12-15 At home: 24-3 Streak: Won 2 Streak: Won 1 ...
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