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When Lavoy Allen’s prayer with 0.9 seconds on the shot clock improbably banked through the rim and the refs shortly thereafter declined to call a travel after Evan Turner took approximately 19 steps, I figured this might be Philadelphia’s night.Yes, the Celtics responded with a couple threes and made a number of other important plays down the stretch, including Rajon Rondo’s obscene rebound over the top of Turner. But the offensive foul called on Kevin Garnett with 10 seconds left cemented it: The basketball gods may be injuring folks left and right to make Boston’s road easier, but they were not going to let the Celtics get away with their third-quarter effort tonight.On a night when Mickael Pietrus broke out of his slump, this kid did not get the 8th birthday present of his wishes, Avery Bradley proved once and for all that he’s significantly tougher than all of you, and the Celtics lost home court advantage, I leave you with a number of game notes rather than an actual recap.– ...
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Listen to the interview at WEEIKevin Garnett’s comments from the interview above, presented with no commentary:“Man, I would die out here if I had to, real talk. I’ve been doing this for a long time. … When I train in the summer, I train for lack of rest. My intervals are back in 30 seconds, I program my body to recover as quickly as it can. Sometimes it works, sometimes...
Following Monday night's loss at home, the Celtics find their series with the Philadelphia 76ers tied at one game apiece. Boston now travels to Philadelphia for Game 3 on Wednesday and Game 4 on Friday. Game 2 gave Celtics fans plenty to talk about, including a controversial foul call made against Kevin Garnett in the final seconds of the game. NESN.com's Celtics beat writer...
Our friends at Project Spurs were kind enough to alert us to a new Tim Duncan interview with Sports Illustrated's Chris Ballard.
Ballard's reliable sources claim Duncan hates Garnett:
In fact, Duncan hates Kevin Garnett. Hates him the way liberals hate Sean Hannity. This information comes from very reliable sources, who talk about how KG has made a career of trying to...
LL Cool J once said, “Don’t call it a come-back. I been here for years, rocking my peers and putting suckas in fear.” The same could be said for Kevin Garnett who has had a resurgence in this year’s playoffs. It’s time for the certifiably insane, chest-pounding, lockdown-defending, 6’11” big man to get the love he deserves; this time, as the best center in the NBA.
The Boston Celtics got off to their regular, slow start, in game 1. The Philadelphia 76ers came to TD Garden ready for their first semi-finals match since 2003. The Garden was rocking for opening tip, no less than any of the great Sixers/Celtics matchups, since the rivalry began in the 1960s. Unfortunately, the Celtics did [...]
BOSTON -- Kevin Garnett is not counting on getting any days off as the Celtics continue their march through the playoffs. The Celtics cannot afford to give him one. With Paul Pierce and Ray Allen battling injuries, epic performances by Garnett may need to be the norm, not the exception, for Boston. Garnett seized that responsibility in the closeout game of the first-round series...
Paul Pierce said it: “We’re gonna ride Kevin Garnett all the way.”
Hi-yo, Silver, away!
The winning Big Ticket has become the “Rocking Horse Winner.”
Not since Troy has there been such excitement over a giant gift to the fans.
As we recall, there were a bunch of men inside the wooden horse, waiting for the chance to come out and show the City of...
BOSTON -- There is tough, hounding defense, and then there is whatever the Celtics played in the fourth quarter on Saturday. If the Philadelphia 76ers were prepared for it, they did not look like it. Almost always a sound defensive squad, the Celtics took their defensive energy to another level down the stretch of Game 1 against the Sixers. Kevin Garnett and Avery Bradley delivered...
The Boston Celtics head into game 3 with the Philadelphia 76ers tonight tied at one game apiece in their 7-game series. They have only themselves to blame after scoring just 11 points in the 3rd quarter of Game 2, but they have to be a little bitter about not getting one last chance to finish off a crazy comeback.
Down three with 10 seconds to go, Kevin Garnett was whistled for...
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No one can argue that Garnett did, in fact, clear out Andre Iguodala with his arm in an attempt to get Paul Piercefor a potential game-tying 3-pointer. The issue is whether there’s a difference between...
<a href="http://www.mogreet.com/moshare/it/" class="moshare-button-hor" data-channel="wordpress-1.2.8" data-message="Atlanta Hawks owner Michael Gearon was fined $35,000 by the NBA for publicly criticizing NBA officiating and calling Kevin Garnett the "dirtiest player" in the league.
Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel was fined $15,000...
BOSTON -- Kevin Garnett put on another outstanding performance, pushing Boston ahead for good with a three-point play with 2:52 to play and finishing with 29 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Celtics to a 92-91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Saturday night. Rajon Rondo had his eighth postseason triple-double, with 13 points, 17...
BOSTON -- The Celtics actually committed two key fouls at the end of Game 2. Kevin Garnett's controversial illegal screen drew most of the attention, but a decision by the Celtics a few seconds earlier may have had just as big an impact on the outcome of Boston's 82-81 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. In a game in which almost nothing seemed to go according to plan, the Sixers...