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By Cort Reynolds
It may not have the same allure, glamour and lore of a seventh game playoff, but the fourth game quite often has been the very best contest in the 12 NBA Finals showdown series between the league’s two most storied franchises, the Celtics and the Lakers.
Boston leads their classic playoff series 9-3 and dominated it in the early years, winning the first eight meetings. Yet four of those initial eight title round matchups went the distance, with the Celtics winning by a combined total of seven points over the first three of those epic seventh contests.
Los Angeles finally broke through to beat Boston in 1985 and then got by an injury-decimated Celtic squad in 1987 before the rivalry took a 21-year championship series hiatus.
The rivalry was renewed in 2008, when Boston won its first title since 1986 in six after a great rally in game four. Two years later, the bitter foes hooked up again in a seven-game classic, with the Lakers again holding on to beat a Celtic club...
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The Celtics have told Shavlik Randolph that they are not picking up his option, Randolph's agent tells the @BostonGlobe.— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) August 1, 2013
The Celtics made a move to save roster space, not picking up Shavlik Randolph's option.
Randolph quickly became a fan favorite after a few good games towards the end of the regular season. That said, keeping...
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For the record, was told on Draft Day that Boston liked Humphries more than just as an expiring contract. Ainge a fan.
— NetsDaily.com (@NetsDaily) August 1, 2013
Source: #Knicks had interest in Kris Humphries...
Randolph's play in Boston should keep him in the NBA
CSNNE's Jessica Camerato spoke with Shavlik Randolph yesterday evening, and here's what he had to say about his future and time with Boston:
"I don't know if there's enough room on the paper for what to say to the fans. I'm just extremely, to the highest level, thankful for their support. I don'...
Whether you wanted to admit it or not, the summer of 2013 was almost guaranteed to be a busy one for the Boston Celtics. The team was coming off of a first round playoff exit they suffered at the hands of the New York Knicks and, judging by the emotional exchange that took place between Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett as the final minute or two of Game 6 ticked off the clock, it was...
An absolutely sick pair of Rajon Rondo Nike Hyperposites recently surfaced on EBay. These Nike basketball shoes, which blend a sleek hoops shoe with a high-tech foamposite, were made specially for #9. Unfortunately, due to last year’s injury, he never got to rock them. They sold on EBay for just under $1000.
Rondo wore the Hyperposites last year, most notably a sweet mint green...
The deed is done. According to ESPN Insider, Jeff Goodman, the Celtics have informed Shavlik Randolph that they will not be picking up his team option for the 2013-14 season. Although I'm surprised it took until nearly 6:00 this evening, Boston's waiving of Randolph shouldn't come as a shock. Had the Celtics picked up the big man's $1.1 million option they would...
This offseason for the Boston Celtics has been quite eventful, but it did leave many questions for the organization. Some of the biggest questions coming from the fans are these: 1. Who is the late game closer? 2. Who will bring the intensity on deffense? 3. Who will be able to get a much needed bucket? The list could surpass those few questions by a mile, but there is one question...
As impressive as Kelly Olynyk was as a summer leaguer, the Celtics’ first-round draft pick will head into his rookie season as something of a mystery man.
It is still unclear what Olynyk’s final position will be in the NBA and what role coach Brad Stevens will put him in. Normally, a 7-footer is slotted in as a center and that’s that. But Olynyk does not have the girth or the...
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Not here at CelticsLife! Not when there's plenty of time to talk about the issues we all want to really address. Like, why was Bonzi Wells at the son of Bill Dinwiddie's (I mean Rashid Shabazz!) house trying to kill him? Or was he even there? Will the Celtics bring back Shavlik Randolph? Should they? Also, what's your favorite Game...
Photo courtesy of Dime Magazine BOSTON-- This particular thing has been on my mind lately, so here goes nothing. The Boston Celtics have undergone huge changes this offseason from losing their captain and a “Big Ticket via trade to hiring a new coach that made his mark in the game as one of the brightest young minds in college basketball. When you take two perennial All-Stars...
The Boston Celtics have released Shavlik Randolph before his contract was set to become guaranteed the power forward told ESPN's Jeff Goodman.
Randolph's $1.1 million salary would have been guaranteed if the Celtics did not waive him by the end of the day Thursday.
The Celtics' roster now stands at the regular-season limit of 15 players all of whom have guaranteed...
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Boston must decide today whether or not to cut Shavlik Randolph, or his $1.1 million contract becomes fully guaranteed for next season. No word yet on any decision from the C's. Keeping Randoplh would give the Celtics 16 players, 4 power forwards, and a payroll that continues to rise above the salary cap and luxury tax threshold. I want him anyway, they can figure out that...
Now that the dust has settled on the remembrance of the late, great Reggie Lewis, one question still remains: did Red Auerbach really hold onto his Big Three too long?
It's been a long held belief that Red should have traded Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish while they still had some value to help the Celtics rebuild for their next championship run. The logic seems...