Found October 16, 2012 on
Stop me if you've heard this one: Rajon Rondo has the ball at the 3 point line. Kevin Garnett sets a pick. Meanwhile, the other big sets a screen under the basket, and the Wing runs through and gets to the corner. Rondo drives then dishes to the corner, open 3. With guys like Eddie House, James Posey, and oh, just the best 3-point shooter ever, this play has been a staple of Celtics basketball over the past 5 seasons. Here's a classic example (without the pick-and roll, KG setting the baseline screen). However, as the team has become less explosive, we have relied too much on trying to get shooters open, unable to get easy looks at the basket.
During the second half of last year, Avery Bradley introduced a new dimension to our offense with a flurry of effective cuts. This season, Boston is poised to build on its off-ball dynamic with Jeff Green , newcomer Courtney Lee, and hopefully a healthy Avery Bradley as well as Chris Wilcox. Ideally, Rondo will still find open shooter...
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The Celtics hit the Garden parquet for the first time this preseason. Jeff Green brought out some heat, as he wore the Nike Hyperposite in a Atomic Green/Charcoal colorway. The Nike Hyperposite is a $225 high end basketball shoe released by Nike earlier this summer. Check out The Shoe Games post about the shoes.
Rajon Rondo debuted a pair of white/gorge green/volt Nike 2012 Hyperfuse...
Jeff Green is expected to be a key part of the Boston Celtics this season, but fans have the right to remain skeptical.Tell a random person that their favorite team’s “X-Factor” is a year removed from life-threatening heart surgery and gauge the reaction. Likely, the reaction will be something like this.Now, tell a fan of the Boston Celtics the same thing and the reaction will...
I think Scal was the first person I heard who compared Jeff Green to Laker great James Worthy. Then it kind of caught on because I heard both Mike and Tommy make those comparisons. And fans were starting to make the comparison on a regular basis. Then he dunked on Jason Kidd and we got the comparison again.
But Jeff didn't like being compared to James Worthy without Worthy...
I know, adding other teams news is a first for us here, but this involves the Boston Celtics. The Green Jersey’s just got deeper. I was just telling a friend of mine the other day, how deep and impressed I am with the way the Celtics did a mini rebuild. They added Jason Terry, Courtney Lee and Darko. Jeff Green, coming back from a career threatening heart issue, looked great...
We know it's bound to happen once in a while. The head coach has a player's back and the ref has enough and out goes the coach. It's happened a few times with Doc and will probably happen again. Last night, Doc put his coaches in that position by staying in the locker room after the half. Word is that Doc just wanted to watch the presidential debate but that's...
Danny made several home runs this summer. Jared Sullinger is definitely in line to be the steal of the draft. The Courtney Lee trade brought a versatile and athletic player that few thought he'd be able to get. Darko so far seems to be filling his role perfectly. Fab Melo may be a future star. There have been several signings that make this team very deep and one that will...
I do not want to see this become reality, but it might be what we need.
So far, the 2012-2013 Boston Celtics have looked pretty good, well other then tonight. We have one of the deepest rosters, on paper, in the NBA. We added plenty of pieces in the off season and look like we retooled for another run. Even though we lost #20(yeah that's exactly how I will refer to him throughout...
9 a.m. ET: Paul Pierce could not have looked much sharper than he did Tuesday, when the Celtics forward scored 29 points in a one-point loss to the Nets. Those same Nets host
Pierce and the Celtics on Thursday at the newly minted Barclays Center.
This is the sixth of eight preseason games for the Celtics, who are still a long way from knowing exactly what starting lineup and rotation...
While the contract is only a 1yr deal, it’s not a bad pickup. Barbosa will be the veteran backup to Rajon Rondo. And Boston has proven to be a solid franchise for veterans to recruit to.
The pregame show confirmed that KG will be sitting out tonight. The starting lineup will be
The young guys will get lots of playing time tonight and we may see more of what they are capable of doing.
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Full court press. You know, that defense you learned in 6th grade and used when that other team had that one REALLY good player and they were up by like 16000 points. In my first ever intramural basketball game, which was against 30 year old law school students, they used a full court press from the opening tip and decimated us. We didn’t stand a chance it was like watching that...
Not much to say about this one except to learn from it and move on. The Celtics stayed within 2 in the first quarter but after that, it wasn't even close. Once again, one of the culprits was turnovers as the Celtics gave the ball away 21 times. Another problem was once again their pick and roll defense. That's one thing they have to solve before the season starts because...
Jason Terry told CLNS he is ready to lead after his first game in the Garden as a Celtic. Rajon Rondo had 11 assists in extended preseason minutes Tuesday night. KG talked the state of the Celtics defense after losing to Brooklyn. Courtney Lee also made his Garden debut Tuesday night. Armond Hill was the [...]
In their second NBA preseason game the Celtics matched up against the 76ers for the first time since last years 2012 NBA Playoffs. The offseason brought all new players to both teams shifting Doc's gameplan and match-ups. One of the most notable differences was the absence of Andre Iguodala who was shipped off to Denver in a multi-player deal that brought former Lakers center...