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Paul Pierce drew a lot of double-teams, which worked in Boston's favor.This is the first in a (hopefully) long series of posts detailing Boston’s in-game sets and adjustments during the playoffs, featuring a positive and a negative from each game.Positive: Successful isolation playsThere’s a reason players who excel in “hero ball” sets are usually considered successful in the playoffs, especially in bloody Eastern Conference battles in which defense is the main focus and offense comes at a premium. To wit: Late in the fourth quarter, trailing by just three points, it felt like the Celtics were on the verge of being blown out, and when Carmelo Anthony scored a transition layup to push the lead to five, we pretty much agreed that the game was over. And we were correct.It’s worth noting, however, that Boston was very successful in isolation sets (1.29 points per possession, per mySynergySports), mainly thanks to Paul Pierce. Pierce had a fairly inefficient shooting night (21 points...
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Classy moment by Paul Pierce and Carmelo Anthony ruined by booing. 'Melo to his credit admonishes the booing.
Video courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
The script wasn’t supposed to go like this.
Jeff Green and Avery Bradley weren’t supposed to lead the Celtics into the locker room as the team’s two leading scorers at halftime yesterday. They were supposed to be the sidebar to the main feature: Paul Pierce eating up the Madison Square Garden hate and spitting it back at the crowd with dagger after dagger. They were supposed...
The Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls are sharing the same hotel in New York this week, which may not be a good thing for either team following both teams Game 1 losses on Saturday. The Celtics lost to the New York Knicks 85-78, while the Bulls lost to the Brooklyn Nets
The images of of the Indiana Pacers’ Roy Hibbert and Boston Celtics Paul Pierce kickoff this dramatic hi-def slow-motion video of the best scenes from the 2012-13 NBA season.
Set to backdrop of the Imagine Dragons track ” Radioactive,” this video sums up the NBA’s first season with true artistry.
The post Video: Paul Pierce kicks off NBA’s greatest moments of 2012-13...
Kevin Garnett blames the turnovers and Paul Pierce blames the poor execution on offense (which tends to cause turnovers as well) for the Celtics loss in Game 1. The Celtics will try and bounce back on Tuesday.
The Knicks fans are right up there with the Heat and Lakers fans for being bandwagon fans and also classless. I'm glad that Melo at least called them out for booing Pierce when he was giving a tribute to the bombing victims. Seeing them complain so much about the officiating when they were calling the game fairly evenly, missing calls both ways but not as bad as they...
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“We’ve got to play through Kevin a lot more,” Pierce said yesterday at the team hotel. “He’s one of our best passers. I mean he’s one of the most unselfish players, so we have to do a better job of getting...
The Celtics managed only 8 points in the 4th quarter last night, and just 25 total in the second half.
For the game Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce combined to shoot 10-27 from the field, 37%.
The bench scored just 4 points without making a field goal (0-7), including 0-4 3PT from Jason Terry.
Boston's reserves also failed to register a single assist.
The Celtics turned the ball...
Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce know that this season will be the toughest run through the Eastern Conference yet
As early as a month ago, my friend Sully and I are were discussing sports and the topic of the Boston Celtics came up. At the time, the post-Rondo success of the team was in a bit of a free-fall and despite the fact that they played admirably against the Miami Heat, the...
Boston and New York have a long and storied rivalry, and this year, the two cities will be adding to it on the hardwood.
As the Celtics and Knicks square off in a first-round playoff series, emotions will be sure to rise as the tension does. Paul Pierce and Carmelo Anthony will be doing their best to add another winning chapter to their team’s story of Boston vs. New York. However...
Game 1: Saturday, April 20 – Celtics at Knicks – 3 p.m. (ABC)
Game 2: Tuesday, April 23 – Celtics at Knicks – 8 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3: Friday, April 26 – Knicks at Celtics – 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 4: Sunday, April 28 – Knicks at Celtics – 1 p.m. (ABC)
Game 5*: Wednesday, May 1 – Celtics at Knicks – TBD
Game 6*: Friday, May 3 – Knicks at Celtics – TBD
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Today at 3pm the New York Knicks will begin their journey on a road to a hopeful Championship run. The first obstacle for the Knicks is the dreaded Boston Celtics who are not as good as the old Celtics, but still playoff tested and dangerous.
Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jeff Green are now the Celtics nucleus. Pierce is not...
Boston (7) @ New York (2)
The Knicks are solid 75.9% favorites over the Celtics in game 1. After 10,000 simulations, the average score was 101-93. The Knicks are favored by 7 points and covered that spread in approximately 53% of the simulations. There is a 56.2% chance the total combined score will be over 189.5.
Paul Pierce: 16 pts ( 42% FG...
Although they managed to keep the first game of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal close, near victories will do little for the Boston Celtics — who are desperate to sneak into the second round of the playoffs.
Their NBA odds may have taken a hit with the loss, but has their morale?
After leading through the first three quarters of Game 1, the Celtics seemed to run out of steam...
Jeff Green and Avery Bradley both had solid games in the loss. Additional highlights for both of them courtesy of OfficialCelticsHD below.