Found April 15, 2012 on
Even without Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce, the Celtics were too good tonight for the Charlotte Bobcats. The C's won it, 94-82.
Avery Bradley (22 points, 9-14 FG, 2-3 3 FG) has my undying faith. When he takes pull-up jumpers on the break, or spots up in the corner for 3, I fully expect him to make the shot. Incredible.
Rajon Rondo (20 points, 16 assists, 6 rebounds, 8 TOs in 43 minutes) dominated this game. He was in complete control. I was stunned to see the 8 TOs in his stat line.
Greg Stiemsma (8 points, 6 blocks, 4 steals) was a shot-blocking fool. His best block was an at-the-rim rejection of Bismack Biyombo. The Steamer is also developing some swagger, and deservedly so.
Brandon Bass remains a consistent weapon. Tonight he dropped 22 and 9. Ho-hum.
The Celtics led this game by 6-10 points for most of the night. But there was no doubt in my mind they were going to win this game.
So much for the daunting schedule. The Celtics have played 10 games i...
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via Sean Grande twitter:
"Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce did not fly with us to Charlotte. With Ray Allen out tonight as well, welcome to the No Big Three Era. Stiemsma and Pietrus will start with Rondo, Bradley and Bass. Doc on leaving Pierce/Garnett in New York: ”I had already told Kevin he wasn’t going to Charlotte..Paul was impromptu off the foot injury.”
Johnny Drama would love to have Ray Allen’s ginormous calves, but moving around with boulders on the back of your leg isn’t always good.Allen blames his Plymouth Rock-sized calves for his recent health issues, telling CSNNE, “They’re always like the bane of my pain, of my existence, because I always feel tightness in there. When they do get tight, it keeps my ankles from...
Kevin Garnett has been as responsible for this Celtics resurgence as anyone, so this is quite fitting. Rondo's been getting a lot of attention lately, and rightfully so, for his gaudy assist numbers... but are the Celtics in this position without Kevin Garnett as well?
KG has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the week. Here's a look at his week.
Veteran power forward Kevin Garnett has beenabsolutely dominant for the Boston Celtics since moving to center almost a month ago.The Boston Celtics have been steamrolling their opponents for the better part of the last month or so – and maybe it should come as no surprise – seeing as how future Hall of Fame forward Kevin Garnett has raised the level of his play following...
The Celtics might have the services of history’s most prolific three-point shooter when they meet the New York Knicks Tuesday night with a chance to wrap up the Atlantic Division title. (Boston Herald)Though Ray Allen remains questionable for tonight’s game against the Knicks, the guard has taken the first step toward activation after missing the Celtics’ last four games...
NESN.com, Ben Watanabe
Paul Pierce certainly sent a shiver up coach Doc Rivers' spine when the Celtics captain came up limping with a few minutes left in Saturday's 94-82 win over the New Jersey Nets. Rivers quickly sent in Sasha Pavlovic to replace Pierce, who jogged gingerly to the bench but waved off head athletic trainer Ed Lacerte.
Pierce's injury was not much...
Flo Allen is again showing that her son [Ray] is not the only Allen able to run marathons. Flo continues to run for a cause, supporting the research and recovery of childhood diabetes, a disease that her grandson [Walker] suffers from.
Six days of rest may have been the charm for Ray Allen. The Celtics shooting guard, who missed the last four games with swelling in his right ankle, will be back in uniform Tuesday in New York, coach Doc Rivers told reporters Tuesday morning. Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe was the first to tweet the news. Allen has had nagging soreness in his ankle for the better part of a month...
Pretty soon, Doc Rivers will leave people with no choice but to listen to him. He tried warning everyone that Avery Bradley was a gifted offensive player, and his words came to be true. He has also raved about the positive atmosphere in the locker room this season, predicting the good vibes would win the Celtics a few games they otherwise would lose. One of those games may have come...
The Celtics had fallen down by as much as nine early in the game, but a strong third quarter had the C's pulling away from the New Jersey Nets in New Jersey, and they coasted to a 94-82 win. It was the last game the Celtics will ever play in New Jersey, as the Nets will be moving to Brooklyn.
The Celtics (35-25) shot 45.7% from the field and out-rebounded the Nets 51-42. Kevin...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Rajon Rondo had 20 points and 16 assists to help the Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Bobcats 94-82 Sunday night despite playing without three of their star players.
Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen were given the night off to rest and did not make the trip to Charlotte, N.C. to face the NBA-worst Bobcats. But the Celtics won anyway as Aaron Bradley...
NBA prospect Bradley Beal is earning some high praise, and he hasn’t even done anything to deserve it, yet. Beal is considered, by most NBA scouts and draft analysts, to be a top five pick in this year’s NBA draft.
The highly rated shooting guard from the University of Florida has drawn comparisons to current NBA players, most notably: Eric Gordon and Ray Allen.
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Tip: 8:00 PM Court: Madison Square Garden Watch it: TNT Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Dan Crawford, Tony Brown, Pat Fraher
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Record: 36-25 (1st Atlantic, 4th East)
Record: 31-29 (T-2nd Atlantic, 7th East)
On the road: 15-16
At home: 20-11
Streak: Won 2
Streak: Lost 1
Avery Bradley hit three straight 3-pointers and scored 11 of his 18 points in a game-deciding third quarter as the surging Boston Celtics defeated the New Jersey Nets 94-82 Saturday night.
Kevin Garnett had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Celtics, who have won 10 of 13, and 20 of 28 to take over first place in the Atlantic Division.
Rajon Rondo added 15 assists, Brandon Bass...
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(36-25) vs. (31-29) Time/TV: 8 p.m./TNTLine: Knicks by 3Tickets: $137-$1494 on TiqIQMagic's Magic Number for Sixth: 2
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1) After a season of distractions, the Magic...