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I'm still sick to my stomach at the sight of yet another Boston Celtic being wheeled of the court on a stretcher. It was very hard to focus on anything in the 2nd half as a fan-I can't imagine what it was like for the Celtics' players.
The C's came-out strong on offense and especially on defense. They were firing-on all cylinders, and then it happened. Mickael Pietrus landed hard on his back/shoulders, his head violently snapping-back. The play came on a drive in the lane with 5:07 left in the 2nd. The arena was silent. Both teams prayed, and CelticsNation held their breath.
Pietrus was wheeled-off the floor on a stretcher, and taken to a local hospital. If you missed the game/play, you can see it here. The Sixers came-out in the 2nd half and simply blindsided a weary, thin Celtics squad that also lost Avery Bradley to a sprained-ankle. The C's were out-of-gas physically and emotionally and the Sixers simply took advantage. It didn't...
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Mickael Pietrus had fallen to the floor and he had been taken off the court on a stretcher, and Celtics nation was collectively holding its breath while awaiting word on Pietrus’ status, when the Frenchman spoke on the phone with his agent’s assistant. First things first, Pietrus decided, and opened the conversation with one question:What happened at the end of the 76ers game...
More great news on the Mickael Pietrus front. Pending further testing upon his return to Boston, Pietrus could return to the court as early as tomorrow against the Washington Wizards. (CSNNE.com)Now on his way back to Boston, Pietrus feels fortunate knowing he will eventually resume his playing career sooner rather than later.“We have been playing good basketball and to end the...
Looks like Peaches has a concussion and will spend the night in Philly, but didn't have to be admitted tot he hospital. Usually with concussions, you aren't allowed to fly so it's probably best he stays the night and drives back to Boston tomorrow. Wishing Mickael Pietrus a speedy recovery from all of us at CelticsLife.com!
Encouraging news from C's: Pietrus injury...
Philadelphia — It was a playoff-like atmosphere during the start of tonight’s game between Atlantic Divison leaders, the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers. Sixers fans were given rally towels to start the game and put them to good use early in the game to motivate their squad. Unfortunately for Sixers fans, the Celtics came out [...]
Boston Celtics forward Mickael Pietrus apparently dodged a bullet Friday night, as the “Boston Herald” and “ESPN.com” as he is back in Boston, after diagnostic tests showed that the Boston big man showed no abnormalities as a result of a terrifying collision in the second quarter of a 99-86 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Celtics were leading the contest when with 5...
It was a tale of two halves for the Boston Celtics tonight. In the first half, it seemed like the boys in green were motivated to beat their division rival and overtake them for 1st place in the Atlantic Division. But unfortunately for the C’s, the wind was completely taken out of their sails late [...]
Mickael Pietrus suffered a horrific fall Friday night during the Boston Celtics' game against the Philadelphia 76ers, and was lucky to avoid serious injury. After spending the night in Philly, Pietrus took to Twitter to let Celtics fans know that he was doing well, and was thankful for the support that he had received in wake of the fall. Pietrus thanked all of Celtics Nation...
Last night was terrifying. You never like seeing any player from any team get hurt. You hate seeing a player get taken off the court in a stretcher. Seeing situations unfold like the one we saw with Mickael Pietrus last night will leave you sick to your stomach. And when play resumes, it’s hard to [...]
Mickael Pietrus remained motionless for several minutes and was removed from the court on a stretcher.
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While the result of their most recent game was certainly a disappointment, the Boston Celtics were understandably more concerned with the status of teammate Mickael Pietrus.
A home matchup with the lowly Washington Wizards should help them regain their focus.
The Celtics look to win their sixth straight game at TD Garden and complete a season sweep of the Wizards on Sunday night...
#CelticsTalk: Ray Allen out tonight and Mon. vs #Bobcats. Avery Bradley expected to start tonight vs #Wizards.— A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) March 25, 2012
Boston Celtics (24-21) at Milwaukee Bucks (21-24)
Thursday, March 22
8:00 PM ET
Regular Season Game #46, Road Game #22
TV: NBA-TV, CSN-NE, NBAC , FSNWI
Radio: WEEI, WTMJ
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Curtis Blair, Tony Brown
This is the second game between these two teams. They first met in Boston with a 102-96 Celtics victory as a result. The...