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The Celtics put forth a valiant effort tonight in Denver, but ended up losing 97-90. They simply didn’t make enough plays down the stretch. The C’s managed a measly 6 points over the final 5+ minutes of this game. The officiating was horribly one-sided questionable, but it was the Celtics lack of offensive continuity that deserves blame.
The Green: Jeff Green had 20 points on 8-12 FG and a couple of fantastic blocked shots. Avery Bradley and Courtney Lee combined for 33 points on 13-25 shooting.
The Gross: Paul Pierce looked a tad rusty. Okay… he was awful. 2-14 from the field. He had some hideous turnovers and looked two steps behind on every play. Jason Terry managed just two buckets in 27 minutes.
Greenlights: Courtney Lee’s jumper beats the halftime buzzer
Denver shot 36 FTs to Boston’s 16
7 of Brandon Bass’ 9 rebounds came in 1st quarter
Denver is 23-3 at home
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Jeff Green had 20 points last night against the Denver Nuggets. He scored in a variety of ways, including mid-range jumpers and strong drives. He shot well, 8-12 overall from the field and 2-4 from 3. Unfortunately his efforts did not get the Celtics the win.
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Tonight, the Celtics lost a game that they definitely should have won. It seemed like the opening couple of minutes screwed them for the rest of the game. They trailed by nine after the first and never improved. In the fourth quarter, they made a very small run that gave then some momentum as they got to within 12. After that, they gave up, the Lakers regained a 20-point lead, and...
The Atlanta Hawks are shopping power forward Josh Smith and the Boston Celtics among other teams are interested.
Hawks have convinced numerous teams that Josh Smith will be moved between now and Thursday 3 PM deadline. Question remains
According to Doogie Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com, the Wolves are interested in Avery Bradley and/or Courtney Lee:
To get Boston’s Avery Bradley, the Wolves would have to sacrifice Derrick Williams and a future first-round pick, according to a league source. That’s not happening.
Another name to keep an eye on are Boston’s Courtney Lee, whom Adelman likes, according to a team source...
The Boston Celtics have thrived amid adversity this season, relying on the one-two punch of veterans Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to beat the prevailing NBA odds and prove that their window of opportunity for another championship hasn’t closed just yet. But they haven’t been doing it alone — 26-year-old Jeff Green has been a big part of their success lately.
Well, we knew a backcourt of just Jason Terry, Courtney Lee, and Avery Bradley would not last the rest of the season, and sure enough, per Chris Forsberg at ESPN — the Celtics swapped the injured Leandro Barbosa for Jordan Crawford.Yes, he is another combo guard with little ball handing skills. Yes the Celtics need a shooting guard with size or a point guard who can handle, and...
You knew that the Lakers and their fans would be emotional tonight, and that L.A. would feed off of it, but the Celtics showed little resistance. Call it “tired legs”, second night of a back-to-back, blah blah. Boston just did not play defense tonight. Period. They fall 113-99 on L.A.
As Doc told his troops at halftime, “they’re getting whatever they want..” Couldn’t...
T-40 hours until the NBA's trade deadline, and in case you haven't noticed - there are a few Celtics related rumors floating around. And by a few, I mean a million (CelticsLife has all the latest trade buzz for you right here). However, the games do not end while GM's across the league ponder their team's future, and for the Celtics, their Rondo-less journey continued...
It was fun while it lasted. While the below doesn't necessarily mean that something couldn't change between now and 3 p.m. tomorrow, it appears that the Celtics aren't in the top three for Josh Smith anymore.
Among teams and officials involved in Josh Smith talks, the three most likely destinations right now: Brooklyn, Milwaukee and Phoenix.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (...
We’re less than 24 hours from the NBA trade deadline, and the Celtics are in middle of just about every trade rumor out there. So here’s a quick reset of where we stand with everyone on the roster. We’ll run it down by order of roster number:
Teams are asking about him, but he’s not being actively shopped. The Timberwolves have interest, but Danny isn’t giving him...
NBA source tells Globe the #celtics are strongly considering signing former New Jersey Net swingman Terrence Williams to 10-day contract
— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) February 18, 2013
This would be a very good pickup if it goes through. The former Net has career averages of 11.1 points and 4.4 rebounds. The 6'6'' Williams has the ability to play the shooting guard...
The Celtics players can exhale now that the trade deadline has past with barely a blip on the radar screen. Boston has made some minor moves to add to their guard core, but still failed to address the donut hole in the middle. The one thing that makes me wander what the "#@#$", Doc Rivers and Danny have in mind for the race to the playoffs was the trade of Jason Collins...
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Hi. What's up? Excited about the trade rumors and anxious to know what will happen to the Celtics? Yeah, me too. I have some bad news, though. The universe has a big prank planned for us. This whole season has been marked by the universe's decision to become the ultimate prankster on Celtics fans, and I don't know when and in what shape the final...
Tip: 10:30PM Court: Staples Center Watch it: CSNNE Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Scott Foster, Mark Ayotte and Gary Zielinski
Spread: LAL – 7.0
Boston Celtics Tickets
On road: 8-16
At home: 16-11
Streak: Lost 1
Streak: Lost 1
Buckets: Pierce (18.3 ppg)
Buckets: Kobe Bryant (26.8 ppg)
After tonight's tough-to-swallow loss in Denver, the Celtics will travel out to LA for a matchup tomorrow with the Lakers. The Lakers, as you all know, pretty much bought the championship this offseason. But despite signing stars Steve Nash and Dwight Howard, they got even worse. No matter how much ESPN screams it in your ear that the Lakers are just as good as Boston, they aren...