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New York Knicks
Rondo helps the Celtics beat the Knicks
Game Summary: This game did not have a lot of star power. For the Knicks, Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, and Tyson Chandler sat out. For the Celtics, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett did not play. Brandon Bass and Darko Milicic also sat out. The Celtics started Rajon Rondo, Courtney Lee, Jeff Green, Jared Sullinger, and Jason Collins. Luckily this meant we got to see some of the younger players. Fab Melo got early minutes. The Celtics were losing to the Knicks in the first quarter due to poor defense (Knicks shot 57.9%), and too many turnovers (7).
The Celtics defensive woes continued beginning of the second quarter. The Celtics went on a mini-run around the middle of the quarter. The Celtics tightened up their defense, getting the Knicks to shoot under 50%. They also shot better from the field, shooting 50% by halftime. Beat the Knicks on the boards.
Turnover woes continued on in the third quarter. The Celtics also started hacking...
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A couple of quotes after last night’s game have slipped under the radar. Both are awesome explanations about why the Celtics looked so good against Brooklyn last night… and both are so perfectly indicative of the person who uttered them. I could not tell you who said them, and there’s no doubt in my mind you could figure out who they came from.
But I’ll tell you anyway...
It’s easy to like and most importantly respect the Miami Heat’s Ray Allen but he might not be doing his team any favors by fanning the flames of his beef with The Boston Celtics.
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Jason WhitneyIt’s always fun to watch the little guys show off their hops for monster dunks, especially in the half court set. Rondo, who is listed at 6’1 doesn’t dunk often, but certainly is exciting to watch when he does. During this play, Rondo throws the ball into Kevin Garnett, then curls off of him baseline for a powerful one-handed flush. I have a feeling Rajon Rondo...
The 76ers lead the Celtics at the half 1489148-1u498147198274 despite 10 points, three rebounds and five assists from Rajon Rondo. Getting out on the break on seemingly every play so far, Rondo has led a fast paced attack that has gotten the Celtics to the line 12 times in the first half. Jeff Green, who [...]
Rajon Rondo has been with the Celtics since his rookie year in 2006. He’s been one of the key factors to the Celtics success over the years and has proven himself as one of the better point guards in the game. There have been games such as Game 4 against the Hawks in the first round of the Eastern Conference where Rondo has carried the team to victory. He’s smart, he can score...
The Celtics made a big splash in the 2012 NBA draft, landing what could become two key pieces to the future of their organization; Jared Sullinger and Fab Melo. Sullinger played extremely well in the Summer League and already figures to be a key contributing member to the Celtics rotation. Melo on the other hand has not enjoyed as much success since his draft selection. So this begs...
According to Business Insider, Ray Allen told the Miami Herald today about a failed trade in 2009 between the Boston Celtics and the Phoenix Suns that would have sent Allen and Rajon Rondo to Phoenix for Amar'e Stoudemire, Leandro Barbosa, and the 14th overall pick:
Former Boston Celtics player Ray Allen spoke with the Miami Herald today, and revealed the details of a failed...
BOSTON -- As 30-somethings who figure to play major minutes for the Celtics this season, Kevin
Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry have taken some obligatory rest this
preseason. Even relative youngsters like Brandon Bass and Darko Milicic have
been pulled back to keep minor injuries from turning into more serious ones.
Easing through October is seldom a bad...
This story isn’t meant to be primarily about Ray Allen, though he will stand as the prominent example in an inner debate I’m having with regards to a media phenomenon.My theory: Our views of athletes are distorted by the amount of time (and amount of friendliness with which) they speak to the media. Because Allen spent 15 minutes before every game holding court with reporters...
Courtney Lee has all the tools. He can shoot, jump, run,
dribble and defend. With all those skills, the biggest question is why the
27-year-old Western Kentucky product is on his fourth team in five NBA seasons.
A quick rundown of the point guards Lee has played
with in his career may help explain why. Jameer Nelson, Devin Harris, Kyle
Lowry and Goran Dragic...
Celtics Beat Nets 115 to 85
Boston Celtics: Did a good job keeping the turnovers down (14). Shot extremely well (56% overall, 57.9% from 3, and 80% from the line). Had 7 players in double digits (Sully, Rondo, Lee, Pierce, Terry, Garnett, Joseph). Outrebounded the Nets by 3. Completely locked down the Nets. Looked GREAT in all areas.
Brooklyn Nets: Were hit hard by prepared Celtics...
Celtics Life reader and Brazil native ThunWest was kind enough to translate a lengthy interview with new Celtic, Leandro Barbosa:
Reporter – After play at 3 minor markets. How are your expectations to defend one of the most traditional team in the NBA?
LB – I’m very happy. Always I get out to make some tests people come give me praise, congratulations, and wish good luck. I’m...
We got a look at the future tonight and it was fun. Doc sat KG, Pierce to rest them since they have another game tomorrow night and the young guys got a lot of run in this game.
Doc started Rondo, Lee, Green, Sully and Collins with Melo, Terry, Kurz, Downs, and Joseph playing off the bench. The Knicks also sat their stars with Melo, Amare and Chandler all sitting this one out...
Leandro Barbosa gets up shots before the Celtics' exhibition finale Sunday at TD Garden.
Celtics fans are anxious to see the newest Celtic on the court but that will have to wait until the season opener at least. ESPNBoston reports that he's still waiting on his visa paperwork and that will keep him off the court once again tonight.
He's in Boston and getting acquainted...