Found November 13, 2012 on
Only 5 games into the season it is way to early to panic about this team or jump off the bandwagon. I said this at the beginning of the season we need to wait about 20 games to really judge this team and make a judgement to weather this team is going to make a title run. The good with this Celtics team in the first 2 weeks has to start at the top with the play of PG Rajon Rondo. Rondo is averaging a double double a game and as every person that talks Celtics knows is this team will only go as far a Rondo goes. Leandro Barbosa has been a great surprise so far and is filling in nicely with instant offense off the bench backing up Rondo. Barbosa hopefully will continue to play well until Avery comes back. The bad is not that good, but not that ugly but Jason Terry is a guy I look at that has had a slow transition into this Boston offense. Besides having a good game last night against the Bulls and coming up with some big shots in the 4th he has been iffy off the bench. Now starting could be a way to go with Terry as he seems comfortable playing with Rondo, KG, and Pierce right from the jump. Brandon Bass, got his starting roll taken away from him then given back to him. This was a good move by Doc to take Bass out of the starting lineup and light a fire up his you no what and Bass has responded with a nice few games against the Wizards, Bucks, and Bulls. Hopefully this will make Bass realize his spot is up for grabs and he has to play hard every time he is on the floor or Sully is there to step right in and take those minutes. The ugly is Jeff Green and Courtney Lee, and in all fairness you have to give Jeff a break as he missed all of last season and needs to get his timing back. Courtney Lee is a guy I have hyped up since the day Danny made the trade. It looks like Lee is trying to hard to fit in instead of just going out and playing his game. It will be interesting to see how long Doc will go to Lee before he starts to cut his minutes dramatically.
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“He works hard at his craft,” Pierce said. “It’s developing nicely over the years. I feel that with me, Kevin (Garnett) being around here, I’ve been a part of that. It’s beautiful to watch him finally...
Here are the full highlights from the game last night, where Rajon Rondo put up 20 points, 10 assists, 9 rebounds, and 5 steals
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Rajon Rondo extended his own pursuit of a record and helped the Boston Celtics reverse some recent history.
Rondo had 20 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 101-95 win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. He stretched his streak of consecutive games with 10 or more assists to 31, the longest in the NBA since John Stockton had 37 straight from...
Rajon Rondo had 20 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 101-95 win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.
Rondo took advantage of Bulls point guard Nate Robinson for three quarters, helping the Celtics build a 12-point lead on 56-percent shooting. He extended his streak of consecutive games with 10 or more assists to 31, the longest in the NBA since...
TALKIN' 'BOUT PRACTICE
Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry has never been one to shy away from the limelight. Recently he had one of his shooting drills taped during practice. He took between ten and 13 shots from each corner, each elbow and the top of the key. In total, he put up 55 jumpers. Yes they were uncontested and yes it was during practice, but he hit 50 of them, including 13 in a row to...
Doc Rivers didn’t seem overly concerned about Rajon Rondo‘s injured ankle following the Celtics’ 98-93 win over the Jazz.
The Celtics’ head coach said he wasn’t expecting Rondo to play all 82 games anyway, so it might be wise to expect some rest for the point guard early in the season. The Celtics head to Brooklyn tomorrow night, so Rondo has a short window to heal the...
Boston Celtics (5-3) @ Brooklyn Nets (4-2) 8:00 PM EST: TNT/WEEI Starters: Boston Celtics PG - Rajon Rondo / Leandro Barbosa SG – Jason Terry SF - Paul Pierce PF – Brandon Bass C – Kevin Garnett Injuries: Avery Bradley (shoulders) Rajon Rondo (sprained right ankle) Brooklyn Nets PG – Deron Williams SG – Joe Johnson SF – [...]
Photo by: AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
The Boston Celtics (4-3) stormed into the United Center with emphasis to start their first winning streak as they secured a 101-95 victory over Tom Thibodeau and the Chicago Bulls (4-3) on Monday night.
There are three main reasons why the Celtics came out victorious: Rajon Rondo’s advantage over Nate Robinson, they made half their field...
Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we've posted some pretty solid clips from the folks over at Network of Champions.As part of their series with Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry, they allowed Jason to show off his shooting stroke.Check out this clip where he makes 50 out of 55 straight jump shots:
After every game, we’ll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player’s overall value.
Offense: 20 points on a very efficient 10-16 shooting. He hit 5 of 6 shots at the rim, and 5 of 8 from everywhere else inside the 3-point line. A few of his turnovers were sloppy, but a few of his passes were spectacular.
Defense: He played the passing lanes...
The Celtics started out the new season with two straight losses, but they’ve bounced back and won four of their last five ahead of Wednesday’s home game against the Utah Jazz.
Who have been the key contributors to the cause so far?
You’ve got to start with Paul Pierce, who’s really taken over and become the nightly scoring threat we were accustomed to seeing. Pierce is averaging...
In a rematch of the most entertaining seven-game series I have been alive for, the Bulls and the Celtics square off in Chicago at 8:00 pm. This should be the first real test for the Celtics since their opener against the Miami Heat and a test of team cohesion. The boys from Boston have played and lost to some of the middle-of-the-pack teams in the NBA, this will be a good litmus...
Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Brandon Bass talk after the Celtics Monday night win in Chicago.
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Doc Rivers changed the Celtics' starting lineup over the weekend, inserting Jason Terry and Brandon Bass for Courtney Lee and Jared Sullinger.