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(Reggie Miller: “Oh no he didn’t. No he didn’t!”)Kevin Garnett often discusses the importance of rhythm in basketball. He does not take days off during the postseason because he does not want his flow impeded by any amount of rest time, and he has been surprised that Ray Allen could return after so much time off and immediately knock down jumpers like he never missed a game.Garnett did not specifically discuss Rajon Rondo’s rhythm last night, but the young leader of the Boston Celtics clearly spent Game 4 dancing to the musical notes sounding through his brain.As Al Horford noted, “Rondo’s the kind of guy that controls the game out there.”Control Game 4, Rondo did, like he sat on its back and relayed orders with a whip. He assisted on five of Boston’s first six baskets, finished the first quarter with two more dimes, pushed the Celtics in transition and made sure his teammates received easy looks. Doc Rivers called his team’s effort “just a nice way of playing,” and it was Rondo —
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The following is a piece by Henry Schwann
The Celtics weren’t the only ones who were exhausted after Friday night’s overtime win over the Hawks. I was totally zapped of all energy after watching Rajon Rondo’s brilliant yet frustrating triple-double. Just like the Celtics, I took Saturday off. I needed to clear my head because watching Rondo gets me so high one minute and...
Last night, the Atlanta Hawks stayed alive in their series against the Boston Celtics and set up a game six in Beantown.After the game, a cameraman was just doing his job of filming players near the locker room when Celtics guard Rajon Rondo spotted him and decided to confront him about filming him.Rondo told him to stop and walked away from it: (Courtesy of Celtics Life)
Rajon Rondo dribbled frantically, unable to find an opening against Al Horford's hounding defense. He stutter-stepped, crossed over, tried an in-and-out dribble and then crossed over again, losing the ball as he transferred the ball from his left hand to his right. The clock expired with the Celtics failing to get off a shot and missing an opportunity to close out their first...
In a pivotal Game 4, the Celtics looked to defend their home court and did they ever. The C's looked locked in on defense and loaded up on offense right from the opening tap. Save for extended fourth quarter garbage time, the Celtics issued a wire-to-wire beating of the Atlanta Hawks to take a 3-1 series lead. Paul Pierce torched the Hawks from the outside and Rajon Rondo...
Rajon Rondo driving to the hoop and laying it in against Atlanta’s Kirk Hinrich. Rondo and the C’s dominated from start to finish, the point guard recording another double-double.
Last night, fans got to see just how dominant the Boston Celtics can be when they’re firing on all cylinders. The result? A 101-79 victory over the Atlanta Hawks, pushing them to the brink...
Now that was fun. The Celtics demolished the Hawks for 48 minutes tonight and took a commanding 3-1 lead in the series.
I don't know where to begin. The Celtics dominated from the start. The lead was 13 after one, 23 at the half and 37 in the 3rd quarter. They dominated every phase of the game.
Rajon Rondo (20 points, 8-11 FG, 16 assists, 3 steals, 1 TO) and Paul Pierce...
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Atlanta Hawk Joe Johnson drained a jumper 19 seconds into Sunday's...
Tip: 8:00 PM Court: Philips Arena Watch it: CSN, TNT Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Dan Crawford, David Jones and Tom Washington
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On road: 1-1
At home: 1-1
Streak: Won 2
Streak: Lost 2
Buckets: Pierce ...
The Basketball Jones: Kevin Garnett, without cursing, compares playing for the Celtics to baking a cake. I bet Kevin bakes with a frightening intensity, and I feel bad for any family member daring enough to say “I’m full” when offered a portion of one of his fine desserts.
Pro Basketball Talk: You’ll be happy to know that Lamar Odom won’t get any of the two-hundred-some...
BOSTON Celtics forward Kevin Garnett likes to think building a championship basketball team is kind of like baking a cake.
First you take your ingredients your well-known standbys, as well as a few bold new flavors and you mix them together. What you initially get doesn't look like much, and it isn't something that's ready to serve, but if you sneak a taste and you...
The Denver Nuggets thought they had game five of their match-up against the Los Angeles Lakers in the books when veteran guard Andre Miller hit a mid-range jumper giving the visitors an 82-67 advantage with 9:02 left in the fourth quarter Tuesday night at the Staples Center. Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant, was not going to let his opponents off the hook that easily however...
Andre Miller scored 24 points, including two free throws with 12.8 seconds left, and the Denver Nuggets survived Kobe Bryant's late scoring barrage in a 43-point performance, avoiding playoff elimination with a 102-99 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5 on Tuesday night.
JaVale McGee had 21 points and 14 rebounds for the sixth-seeded Nuggets, who trimmed the Lakers...