Found March 07, 2012 on
*clang*...*clunk*....*clank*.. Those were the sounds of the Celtics offense missing shot after shot tonight. They shot 34% in the first half, and 35% for the game. In total contrast, the Sixers shot a blistering 52% in the first 2 quarters and finished at 48% for the game.
We all expected the C's to be tired after 2 overtime games in 3 days, but this game was a joke. The Sixers scored the first 6 points of the game and never looked-back, beating a listless, uninspired Celtics squad 103-71 tonight.
Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 16 and Evan Turner's career-high 26 points led all-scorers. There are so many bad things I could speak-on, but I won't bore you - I'll just state the facts: C's were out-rebounded 52-33 and were 0 of 7 from 3pt land. Pierce managed to attack the rim here & there, but most of the C's offense consisted of hucking-up jumpshots.
20 of the Sixers first 24 points were in the paint. They scored at will on an array of dunks, layups...
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Paul Pierce had 30 points last night, but in the Celtics 97-92 overtime victory over the Houston Rockets at the Garden, it looked more like 30 carries on a muddy football field. Some games require a different...
We're a week away from the NBA trade deadline, so expect to hear several rumors (and denials) in the coming days. Today Chad Ford and Ken Berger threw out trade rumors on Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce respectively.
Chad Ford on Rondo:I know the Celtics are saying Rondo isn't going anywhere. But there are two problems with that. (1) It doesn't jibe with what a number of...
With a wide-open Brandon Bass jumper, the Celtics head back to the locker room with a 46-40 lead over the Houston Rockets. Paul Pierce went 3-for-4 in the second quarter to build a lead for the Celtics after a hot handed Rockets jumped out to a 28-21 lead through the first quarter. Luis Scola had [...]
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and the Celtics' Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce have all been fined by the NBA for missing charity appearances during the All-Star weekend in Orlando, Fla.
Bryant was hit with a $40,000 fine for not attending an NBA Cares event, while Rondo and Pierce were both slapped with $20,000 fines for their no-shows, USA Today reported.
All three played in the All...
Houston fans are a fun group to spy on. After the Knicks forums, it's refreshing to read a board and not have every other post blame the refs. There are some funny comments. I like the exchange about McHale resembling Frankenstein in a worse suit. I also like that they continually refer to the geriatric Celtics who outlasted them in OT. And the last comment is hilarious...
When I left the Garden back on Feb. 3rd, I was certain that the Celts/Knicks game I had just witnessed was the most entertaining of the year so far (Boston won 91-89). And then Sunday happened. As Paul Pierce pulled up for that off balance three with seven seconds left, I figured it had no chance, and that the game was over. But somehow it rattled in, the building exploded...
Well, that was pathetic.
The Celtics took the floor in Philly tonight and had about as much energy as petrified wood. They settled for jump shots — which hit nothing but the front of the rim if they hit anything at all — and resembled Wile E. Coyote whenever the Philadelphia Road Runners took off down the court following the aforementioned missed jumpers. Boston was out...
I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from Philadelphia.
The Celtics have slipped a lot this season. They're still dangerous from night to night, and when you throw in Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo, they have an elite top four players in their...
Doc Rivers Praised his team for picking up the pace in the final minutes of regulation. Paul Pierce lost his headband briefly in the game, but Superman hot his cape back, as he puts it. Kevin Garnett talked passing Shaq for 12th on the all-time rebounding list. Ray Allen shocked Celtics fans by revealing that [...]
BOSTON (AP) -- Kevin Garnett grabbed 13 rebounds to pass Shaquille O'Neal and move into 12th on the NBA's career list, and Paul Pierce scored seven of his 30 points in overtime on Tuesday night to lead the Boston Celtics to a 97-92 victory over the Houston Rockets.
Boston has won five straight since the All-Star break, including two in a row in overtime. Houston has lost...
Well, that wasn't fun. I don't think I've ever seen a team play with less energy than the Celtics did last night. It was funny how the Sixer fans were so down on their team before the game and then were pretty cocky at the end. Hopefully the Celtics will remember this one and it will be fuel to go on a tear. They will see the Sixers two more times and hopefully this...
After every game, we'll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player's overall value.
Rajon Rondo: He came out like a house on fire, but then he slowed down. And then, of course, there was the bobble. Tough ending to what was going to be another spectacular night.
Paul Pierce: He's only averaging 30.3 points per game...
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Referees: Ken Mauer, Bennie Adams and Brent Barnaky
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Record: 20-17 (2nd Atlantic, 7th East)
Record: 22-17 (1st Atlantic, 4th East)
On road: 5-9
At home: 14-8