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The city of Boston, Massachusetts has never been the easiest city to call home for professional athletes. Between the expectations set by fans, the media, and the professional sports organizations they play for, there is a high level of pressure for athletes to perform well when the word “Boston” is stitched onto the front of [...]
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Some of us are optimistic the Celtics will get their sh*t together and turn on the jets... eventually. They can't be this bad for the duration of the season, can they?
The Cs are 4-8. Twelve games represents 18% of a 66 game season. That's a decent sample.
Here are some ugly numbers:
Have two fewer wins than the Cavaliers
One more win than New Orleans
After every game, we'll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player's overall value.
Paul Pierce: Until he gets himself into game shape, his value will continue to drop. I'm not giving up on him now, but I AM saying that the short term prognosis is negative. I'm optimistic about him turning it around in the long term, but I'...
It was another close loss, another mile during which the Celtics started by crawling for the first lap and never could pass the leaders. The Celtics fought and scrapped and finally rebounded the basketball, and there were moments Doc Rivers would like to see repeated, like when Mickael Pietrus went on a late shooting spree to help keep Boston in the game. But Thabo Sefolosha and...
In a nationally televised game, the Boston Celtics will attempt to snap their four game skid and notch their first win versus a winning team this season. Oh! And did I mention we will be welcoming Kendrick Perkins back to TD Garden as well? The Celtics Late Night Show crew will host CLNSRadio’s Celtics Postgame [...]
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.
And that, in a nutshell, is the story behind the 2011-12 Celtics. Garnett, the linchpin of one of the best defensive teams in NBA history over the past four seasons, can't get off the ground, and it&...
Last time Kendrick Perkins met Kevin Garnett and the rest of the Celtics team on the court we were a serious contender. We had beaten the Lakers, the Heat and were having quite a successful season.
The problem then was who would be the starting center for us. We had Shaq, Jermaine, Semih and Perkins. We had been beaten by the Lakers in the previous Finals because of the lack of...
The Celtics started off strong tonight against the Pacers with a concious effort of driving the paint and took an early lead. The Pacers however settled down and went on a 10-0 run to close the first taking a 5 point lead. Paul George had 9 points for Indy. The second quarter saw Indy continue [...]
INDIANAPOLIS - Truly, there are signs of progress. The Celtics are improving. They are getting into better shape. Paul Pierce is regaining his toughness and confidence. Kevin Garnett’s spinning jumper is falling.
Kevin Durant scored a game high 28 points Monday night and Russell Westbrook knocked down 26 more as the Oklahoma City Thunder came into the “New Garden” and handed the Boston Celtics their fifth straight loss by a score of 97-88. The Thunder came out strong from the opening tip and although Boston would make a run in the third they never could get over the hump in this contest...
The Celtics had quite understandably gotten tired of other teams beating up on them.
They had played the 98-pound...
Jan 16, 8:00 PM | TD Garden
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Boston Celtics Odds
Oklahoma City pays a visit to Boston on Monday, hoping to send the Celtics to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at TD Garden.
Boston will face the 11-2 Thunder, who own a 7-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Celtics are 4-7 favoring the UNDER so far...
Kendrick Perkins said it "felt like the worst day of my life" when he got traded away by the Boston Celtics.
As it turns out, he may have gotten out just in time - and moved to one of the best possible situations.
Perkins returns to Boston with the surging Oklahoma City Thunder to face his former team for the first time Monday night, and the aging Celtics are in the midst...