Found June 06, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Ray AllenPaul Pierce
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
Ray Allen had missed a lot of free throws, by his standards, in these playoffs. When he toed the free throw line with 13 seconds left in the game Tuesday, there really should have been some doubt as to whether the veteran guard would convert and clinch the Celtics' victory. Only there was no real doubt. Allen calmly drained both foul shots, just as he has throughout his career, as though he were not shooting 61 percent from the line in the playoffs or battling bone spurs in both ankles. With Allen's two free throws providing the capstone, the Celtics...

Ray Allen Still 'Ginger' on Painful Ankles But Finding Ways to Fight Through Pain

BOSTON -- Ray Allen looked finished. In a three-game stretch against the Philadelphia 76ers, Allen mustered a total of 13 points. A game later he fouled out after playing only 25 minutes, and in the deciding Game 7 he shot 3-for-11 from the field and 2-for-7 from the free throw line. The stats were not the only troubling indicators for the veteran Celtics shooting guard. He seemed...

Ray Allen 'Fine' After Ankle Locked Up In Third Quarter Against Heat

Ray Allen had been moving so well of late, the constant watch on his right ankle had almost been forgotten when he went to the bench with two minutes left in the third quarter on Tuesday. The move did not cause much concern at the time since Allen had played close to 10 minutes in the quarter when Keyon Dooling replaced him. But Allen did feel discomfort when he left the game and...

Ray Allen and Mario Chalmers Got Into A Scrum During Game 6

Tempers were high during Game 6 of the NBA Playoffs where Ray Allen and Mario Chalmers got into a little bit of a fight. Chalmers was guarding Allen pretty tight but didn’t do anything out of the ordinary. Allen retaliated by shoving Chalmers and getting in his face. Apparently the refs weren’t watching and decided to give Chalmers a technical foul for doing nothing but getting...

Video: Rajon Rondo creates crease where it doesn’t exist, hits Paul Pierce

Here’s Doc Rivers on Rondo “crossing a line” by becoming consistent:“Yeah, he’s good. That’s what he is now, when you think about it. He’s just a good basketball player. Great basketball player. And now he’s consistent. That’s when you cross the line, when you’re no longer inconsistent. He’s consistent. His effort has been consistent. He’s been just terrific for us.”

Paul Pierce, LeBron James Fouling Out Indicative of Inconsistent Officiating in Eastern Conference Finals

BOSTON -- The squares of the parquet floor resembled a different type of surface on Sunday, when it took more than four quarters for the Celtics to finally put the Heat in checkmate. First, Paul Pierce exited with his sixth foul, followed less than three minutes later by LeBron James. The final 1 minute, 51 seconds of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals was played without either...

VIDEO: Game 5 GreenLights Celtics @ Heat

Tonight the Celtics have an amazing opportunity to eliminate the Miami Heat on the parquet floor and advance to the NBA Finals for the third time in the New Big Three Era.  It will be by no means an easy game but if the Celtics continue their inspired play from Game 5 with an out of control Garden crowd behind them, I like their chances.  So to help you get pumped for the game...

Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo Take Over in Overtime After Paul Pierce Fouls Out

BOSTON -- Paul Pierce put both hands on his head in disbelief and looked around, like he expected someone to pop out and tell him he was on some sort of hidden camera show. There was no gag, though. While jockeying for position in the post with Shane Battier early in overtime, Pierce picked up his sixth foul and went to the bench. The Celtics faced more than four minutes of crucial...

Boston Celtics Up 3-2 In The Series, LeBron's Fourth Quarter Struggles Continue...

What do you know??  LeBron James swallowed his XVI mouth guard (not literally) when Paul Pierce banged a 3 point pointer in his grill with 53 seconds left that put Boston up 90-86. LeBron went 8 minutes WITHOUT SCORING in the 4th quarter!! I don't know about Miami fans, but I wouldn't expect that from a king. & check out Hitler's reaction to LeBrons fourth quarter...

Celtics will their way to Game 5 Victory

Paul Pierce's three with less than a minute in the fourth quarter put the Celtics up 4 The Boston Celtics stormed back over the weekend to tie the Eastern Conference Finals at two games a piece. All of a sudden, a Boston Celtics team that had been written off about a hundred times before the series even started was right back in the series against the back peddling Miami Heat...

Surviving in Boston

Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce survived Game 4 For the briefest of moments, it looked as if all the scratching and clawing that the Boston Celtics had done back home on their own court was for naught. Rajon Rondo picked up Dwyane Wade at the top of the three point circle. A quick screen allowed Wade to get into the right wing and the defensive switch to Marquis Daniels occurred. He...
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