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Twenty games into the 2012-13 season, it's pretty easy to look at the Celtics performance thus far as underwhelming. Their 11-9 record puts them in a tie for 6th in the East, their point differential (+0.7 per game) is the 14th best in the NBA, and the team has yielded these rather pedestrian numbers while being pretty damn healthy. After all the only player on the roster to miss more than three games (not counting DNP-CD's) thus far is Avery Bradley. So far, while the season has not been a disaster by any stretch, it's fair to describe the results as a bit disappointing on the whole.
Just don't tell that to Sixers coach Doug Collings. After the Celtics beat up on Philadelphia, 92-79 on Saturday night, Collins went on at length about how impressed he was with the Celtics, from Steve Bulpett's Herald column.
They’re going to be really good, I thought (Friday) night (a 95-94 overtime loss to the 76ers in Philadelphia) they were great defensively (the Sixers shot ...
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BOSTON, MA — The Boston Celtics have put out a press release to inform the media that the team has recalled their 2012 first round draft selection, Fab Melo. The Boston Celtics announced today that they have recalled center Fab Melo from their NBA Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws. Melo, a 7’0” center, [...]
Per WEEI, Stu Jackson, NBA Vice President of basketball operations made the announcement today that Celtics’ Chris Wilcox has been hit with a quarter of a million dollar fine for an obscene gesture toward fans in Philadelphia Friday night. Wilcox’s actions occurred during a timeout with 8:47 remaining in the 4th period of the Celtics 95-94 overtime [...]
The Celtics captain sent out this tweet yesterday evening:
Any good Tatoo artist n Boston I wanna geta Luckythe leprachan tat if so send me sum of ur work
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) December 10, 2012
Clearly Jason Terry's presence is having an effect on Pierce. Terry had this done shortly after signing with Boston:
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Here's the latest installment of Boston Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger's video blog.
The NBA announced today that Chris Wilcox was fined $25,000 for making an obscene gesture toward fans during Friday's loss in Philadelphia. From ESPN:
During a fourth-quarter timeout, Wilcox gave an in-house television camera broadcasting on the video board the middle finger when a "Kiss Cam" segment ended with a shot of him and teammate Jared Sullinger sitting...
It's Monday, so that means ESPN's weekly Marc Stein NBA power rankings are out. In this edition the 11-9 Celtics find themselves at #14. Despite two easy wins, and just a single one-point OT loss on the road, Boston falls a spot from #13 last week. I still don't understand Stein's infatuation with the 10-9 Bucks, who again rank several places ahead of the C...
Celtics (20-6) vs. Cavaliers (14-16)
December 8, 1979
The Cavaliers were thrilled to find the Celtics on the second night of a back-to-back and took it to former coach Bill Fitch, 116-100.
An exquisite performance from Larry Bird went to waste. Bird set a new high by compiling 32 points, 18 rebounds, and five assists. Cedric Maxwell added 11 boards and 18...
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Boston Celtics power forward Chris Wilcox flipped off the “Kiss Cam” in Friday’s 95-94 loss against the Philadelphia 76ers. In result, Wilcox was fined $25,000 due to his actions.
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Apparently the #sixers Kiss Cam zeroed in on Wilcox and Jared Sullinger and Wilcox put up his hand to block the camera. Some claim...
The Hawks Josh Smith took home the East's "Player of the Week" honors (Blake Griffin won for the Western Conference) by putting up 21 points and 12 rebounds per game, while also leading Atlanta to a 3-0 record. Rajon Rondo was nominated for the award after averaging 13.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 12 assists over 3 games, as well as posting one historic triple double...
Rajon Rondo was also on the sideline wearing a Wes Welker jersey. A pretty awesome way for some of the Celtics to spend their day off. For more on the Patriots, visit nePatriotsLife.com
Maybe Jason Terry's play last season for the Dallas Mavericks against the Boston Celtics is a big reason why he's wearing green and white now.
Terry will face the Mavericks for the first time since joining the Celtics in Wednesday night's matchup in Boston.
Dallas (11-10) has won four straight over Boston (11-9), with Dirk Nowitzki leading the way with 24.0 points per...
Andrew Bynum has great soundbites. While it’s unlikely that we will see Bynum on a basketball court anytime soon- or if at all this season, more on that later – he did provide some insight on his hair. The inspiration for it, The Boondocks character, “A pimp named Slickback” How much higher can the afro [...]
Aside from the knee woes, the number one question on everybody’s mind is ‘what’s going on with the hair?’ And, Andrew Bynum has an answer. He wants the fro to grow ‘forever’ and the flat look wasn’t inspired by Dora the Explorer. It was ‘Pimp Named Sickback’ from The Boondocks cartoon. Ok, then:
via Sixers Dish
Andrew Bynum is scheduled to see doctors again on Dec. 20.
Success at home in close games against the Chicago Bulls was key to the Philadelphia 76ers ousting the Eastern Conference's top seed in last season's playoffs.
Their recent surge at Wells Fargo Center seems rather similar.
The 76ers will be looking to make things a bit easier on themselves as they go for their eighth win in 10 home games Wednesday night against the Bulls...