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Remember Aaron Carter? The obnoxious, frosted-tipped younger bro of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter was somewhat of a thing around the turn of the century, releasing two platinum albums (the Disney/Nickelodeon crowd is an absurdly powerful fan base) in consecutive years. One of those albums, Oh Aaron, featured the single “That’s How I Beat Shaq”. You might not remember it because the track peaked at #96 on the Billboard Hot 100. However, the younger Carter had enough star power to get an in-his-Lakers-prime Shaquille O’Neal to star in the campy video. With a title like “That’s How I Beat Shaq”, you can imagine how that one-on-one matchup went. Recently, Shaq managed to take time away from ruining Inside The NBA (Did you know Shaq won four NBA championships? It’s a good thing he reminds us every week — otherwise we’d forget.) to take on Carter in a highly-anticipated rematch to prove who’s really the best. This is the lighter side of the Big Fella that we’ve always known and loved — a side
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Has Boston been using Jeff Green correctly in the post?One of the most encouraging developments we’ve seen as Boston continues to reel off impressive victories against playoff teams has been the offensive progression of Jeff Green. The Celtics have clearly told Green to look for his own shot as often as possible, and he has obliged, scoring 1.14 points per possession in spot-up...
The Boston Celtics four-game winning streak could be attributed to their "manwich" zone, which they used in Wednesday night's come-from-behind victory over the Indiana Pacers.
The Boston Celtics shutout the Pacers in the final 4 minutes and 36 seconds of the game. The Pacers missed seven shots and turned the ball over three times in their fina
These are the moments Paul Pierce lives for.
The score was tied, the Celtics had possession and there was enough time for one final shot to steal a road win against one of the NBA’s elite clubs. In almost every similar situation previously, the ball has gone to Pierce, his teammates have cleared his side of the floor and the shifty veteran has gone to work for the inevitable, contested...
WALTHAM, Mass. — As the unofficial second half of the season heats up, the Celtics have dispensed with any talk of how they will proceed after losing Rajon Rondo, Jared Sullinger and former member Leandro Barbosa to season-ending injuries. Subsequently, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge decided against subtracting major players and instead made more modest...
The looks on the Pacers faces after Jeff Green’s last second game winning layup are priceless (click to enlarge).
The Celtics just beat the Indiana Pacers (the #2 team in the East) in the second night of back to back games road games; something they’ve shockingly done twice in a row against very good opponents (Utah 9 days ago, in the “best win of the year” until now), after...
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“We’ve given him more time off this year than we ever have for him,” Rivers said. “In the past, we couldn’t even brooch that subject with him. This year, he wants the days off. So, I think he’s gotten...
It was the biggest play of the season. With 23 seconds to play in a tie game, Doc Rivers devised a brilliant play using Paul Pierce as a decoy/screen-setter to get Jeff Green wide open in the paint for the game winning layup. It was the biggest win of the season. On the second night of a back-to-back, on the road against a Pacers (38-23) team with the second-best record in the East...
Paul Pierce had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Avery Bradley scored 22 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 109-101 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.
Kevin Garnett scored 18 points to help the Celtics continued their push up the Eastern Conference standings. The Celtics entered in seventh, but were no more than two games behind the next three teams ahead in the...
This is one of the greatest huddle-bombs you’re going to see. Pierce didn’t even try to sneak in…. he just walks right up, past Spencer Hawes, who looks directly at him, and drapes his arm around two Sixers to listen in on the last few seconds. Yep so much for a team of fierce competitors
Celtics 109, 76ers 101
Avery Bradley stepped into the role of defensive leader and communicator over the weekend as Kevin Garnett (along with Paul Pierce and the rest of the 35-and-over crew) missed practice to rest up in preparation before another stretch of five games in seven days. According to ESPNBoston, the 22-year-old found his voice while leading a practice group with an...
Tip: 7PM Court: Wells Fargo Center Watch it: TNT Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Derrick Stafford, Matt Boland and John Goble
Spread: BOS -3.0
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On road: 10-18
At home: 17-15
Streak: Won 2
Streak: Lost 1
Buckets: Pierce (18.6 ppg)
Buckets: Jrue Holiday (19.1 ppg)
Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/ Getty Images
Avery Bradley has always been known to be a knack on the defensive end — whether it is on-ball defending or full-court rundown blocks — but Tuesday’s 22-point performance against the Philadelphia 76ers was a true testament to his demeanor.
Last year in his rookie campaign, he wasn’t able to flourish mainly due to multiple shoulder...
To be honest, I didn't think the C's could pull this off. Trailing for most of the game and down by 14 midway through the 3rd quarter, the Celtics, I thought, were beginning to tire on the second night of back-to-back road games. But slowly their resolve surfaced. First through the Big Ticket, then through the Captain, and then on through the rest of the team - JET...
8 a.m. ET: The Celtics are in for a real test. After taking care of business with wins over the Warriors and Sixers — wins that should be expected — they drive into Indianapolis to face one of the league’s toughest up-and-coming squads.
The Pacers (38-22) are really good, especially defensively. They allow the second-fewest points per game and hold opponents to the lowest field...