Found January 28, 2012 on
BOSTON (AP) Paul Pierce played more than 44 minutes in Orlando on Thursday night, then boarded a plane with his Celtics teammates
and arrived in Boston after 3 a.m. Friday.
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Paul Pierce appeared to be well on his way to breaking the Celtics' franchise record for most seasons averaging at least 20 points per game. But after his ninth NBA season, Pierce's scoring abruptly fell by 5.4 points per game, and he has only averaged more than 20 points per game once in the past five years. What happened? The arrival of Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen changed...
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“I told the guys in the locker room [at halftime], if we just cut this lead in half, they’ll give us a chance to win the game,’’ said Pierce. “Once we saw the lead go to 11 at the end of the third...
8 a.m.: Paul Pierce and the surely weary Celtics return to Boston on Friday to take on the Pacers, looking to build off Thursday's comeback against the Magic. The Celtics have looked outmatched in two previous meetings with the Pacers, who are battling for position atop the Eastern Conference. That was before this week, however, when the team appeared to turn a corner in winning...
Boston’s first win against Orlando was a statement.We can beat a winning team.The second win against Orlando was an exclamation.Count us out at your own peril.Their third sraight win against winning teams — and fourth consecutive victory overall — was more business-like. There would be no insanely ecstatic Kevin Garnett interview with Craig Sager tonight. Doc Rivers would...
The Celtics did not plan to be a .500 team at this point in the season. Nor could they have foreseen having to depend on Paul Pierce to both set up teammates and carry the scoring load.
Paul Pierce had 24 points and 10 assists, and E'Twaun Moore added 16 points to help the Boston Celtics erase a 27-point deficit and beat the Orlando Magic for the second time this week, 91-83 on Thursday night.
For two and a half quarters, the Celtics were trying to win the MLB home run derby using a wiffle ball bat. The Magic led by as many as 27. Boston’s deficit normally fluttered between 18 points and 21 points, or some other number that seemed impossible to recover from, on the road, without three starters, against one of the Eastern Conference’s top teams. The Celtics were dead...
Celtics have won four straight behind the play of Paul Pierce, who's averaging 26.3 points in that run
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Record: 8-9 (2nd Atlantic, 7th East)
Record: 12-5 (2nd Central, 3rd East)
At home: 5-5
On road: 7-4
I know this blog has been overly Celtics heavy of late; but they just keep doing such surprising things, so I don’t really have a choice. The two spectacular victories over Orlando, combined with Friday night’s win against Indiana, puts Boston in the midst of one of the most unexpected winning streaks in a long time. There were two things that were supposed to be major issues...
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Right now the Boston Celtics sit at 8-9. That record as of now is good for second place in a ridiculously weak division led by the Philadelphia 76ers who have feasted on a weak schedule and have been thoroughly crushed by contenders. The Boston Celtics currently sit at 7th in the East and will still likely make the playoffs. The Big 3 experiment in Boston was a fun experiment...