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Memphis Grizzlies (19-9) at Boston Celtics (14-16)Wednesday, January 2, 20137:30 PM ET Regular Season Game #31, Home Game #15TV: NBA-TV, CSN-NE, SSO-MEM, NBACRadio: WEEI, WMFSTD Garden Referees: Joe Crawford, LeRoy Richardson, James Williams
The Celtics welcome old friend Tony Allen and his Grizzlies to the
Garden as they try to get back on track after a 1-3 road trip. The
Celtics have lost 3 in a row to Western Conference teams and return home
hoping to turn that trend around. The Celtics have played well at home
with a 9-5 record while the Grizzlies are just 6-6 on the road.
The big news for the Celtics is that Avery Bradley is expected to make
season debut in this game. Doc has said that if he is ready, he would
start him and I'm optimistically putting him in the starting lineup.
That allows Jason Terry to come off the bench where he is more
The Celtics are still trying to find their
identity and after 3 terrible losses o...
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After missing a game against the Golden State Warriors and clearly being held back by injury against the Sacramento Kings, the injury woes continue for Rajon Rondo.
Rondo will sit out practice today:
Doc said he’ll let practice dictate whether Bradley will start vs. Memphis. Rajon Rondo (hip) will sit out practice; questionable for game.
— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) January...
Avery Bradley was back in uniform for the Celtics on Wednesday, re-assuming his title as the league’s best perimeter defender. His return did not keep Mike Conley from going off for 23 points or prevent the Grizzlies from shooting better than 60 percent in the first half, but the Celtics were encouraged by Bradley’s play in his season debut nonetheless. Conley admitted he felt...
WALTHAM, Mass. — Avery Bradley must have left his green-tinted halo at home, because the Celtics’ supposed savior was missing his angelic glow on Tuesday. Bradley has not played competitively since May 18, yet many fans and observers seem to be counting on him to rescue the Celtics from their current slide.
Bradley has heard those folks’ cries for help, but as he prepares to...
Another home game and we are treated with Tommy Heinsohn's tweets. He was very excited for Avery Bradley's return and had some high praise for him before the game.
Ready for the return? "Avery Bradley is probably the best on-ball defender in the entire league...THAT is how good he is!"
— Tommy Heinsohn (@CSNTommy) January 3, 2013
I agree with Tommy that...
Rajon Rondo might not be ready to return to action for the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, but fellow guard Avery Bradley expects to play for the first time this season. Bradley underwent offseason surgery on both shoulders. Rondo bruised his right hip Thursday, didn't play Saturday, then struggled through 36 minutes Sunday, scoring two points. "I'm excited, the team...
According to ESPN, Boston Celtics’ guard Avery Bradley is expecting to make his debut on Wednesday against the Memphis Grizzlies. “Just like any other day,” Bradley said before the team’s practice. “I’m going to prepare today, we’re going to go through practice, go over the plays, make sure I know what’s going on. And tomorrow [...]
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The Boston Celtics lost three straight games after beating the Brooklyn Nets on Christmas Day. All three losses came on the West Coast and they were all by double digits. The Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, and Sacramento Kings easily handled the Celtics. While the defeats to the Clippers and Warriors were understandable because those are two of the hottest teams in...
Molly previews the return of Avery Bradley tonight and the Celtics match-up with the Grizzlies.
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These aren’t the Celtics. They can’t be.
That’s likely the agonizing response of many C’s fans throughout this losing streak, which was extended to four games Wednesday night when the Grizzlies showed up to TD Garden and controlled play for four quarters en route to a 93-83 victory. And the fact of the matter is that the Celtics have some serious flaws.
The C’s now sit...
During practice Tuesday, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said the team will be graced with the return of Avery Bradley, who hasn’t played in seven months and is coming off surgery on both his shoulders, for Wednesday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Bradley said he hasn’t felt any pressure, he’s just happy to be back.
“Just like any other day, I’m going to prepare today...
Avery Bradley returns on Wednesday for the Celtics and could be the spark they need
The Boston Celtics are struggling in 2012-2013. As the schedule turns from 2012 to 2013, the Boston Celtics are two games below .500 and their troubles are highlighted by a post-Christmas west-coast swing where they lost three games to the Warriors, the Clippers and the Kings by an average of 21 points...
After every game, we’ll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player’s overall value.
Offense: Defense: Overall:
Whether by injury, by choice, or by a lack of ability, Rondo’s defense has regressed badly. Avery Bradley started out on Mike Conley, putting Rondo on Allen, and Allen promptly exploded for a 6-8 shooting...
As the new year begins, the rumors surrounding the Celtics and coveted bigs like DeMarcus Cousins can only get louder. Louder - that is - until the February trade deadline passes or until DMC is dealt to another team - whichever comes first. It is quite possible that Danny Ainge will come away empty handed or with a less-coveted player but a (serious) change, moving forward...
Tweet Tony Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies is one of the NBA’s better defenders. He was a member of the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2011 and First Team last year. Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is one of the more crafty players in the league with the ball in his hands, known [...]
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“I think Doc is probably going to try and tweak the lineup again and do some things different. We’ll just try to be patient with this team as long as we can,” said the president of basketball operations.