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Late in the second quarter, Jameer Nelson went up for a floater, doing all he could to keep the Magic afloat in a poor offensive first half. The shot hit off the back iron and Paul Pierce went up for it grabbing the rebound. Nelson tried to be sneaky and make a play on the ball.
Only Pierce's elbow came down hard on Nelson's forearm. Nelson doubled over in pain as Boston ran to the other end of the floor and scored a layup. The Magic called timeout and Nelson went to the locker room, not returning to the game for the second half. Nelson is officially day-to-day with a bruise on his left forearm.
To the team though, it was another frustrating injury to a key player -- a team that cannot afford to lose too many of these key players with all the depth and talent issues on this roster. The game became more frustrating as the Celtics tightened up on defense and found ways to squeeze into the Magic defense and take advantage of every mistake.
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Jameer Nelson left Friday's game after suffering a left forearm contusion.
Nelson played 19 minutes, made just 1-of-6 shots for two points. He did get two assists and a steal. Nelson left Boston wearing a compression sleeve. He's questionable for Saturday's game with Milwaukee.
If Nelson can't play, E'Twaun Moore will likely replace him in the starting lineup...
Is this team bipolar or what? The Celtics tuned up the Clippers with 59 points in the first half. The offense was crisp, efficient and just plain smart. The defense was solid and the Clippers helped by playing sloppy. The combination resulted in a 19 point halftime lead.
The second half was the exact opposite. The defense evaporated. The offense stopped. No movement. Sloppy passing...
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett talk after Sunday's win over the Clippers.
Videos courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
BOSTON — Paul Pierce’s shot went through the hoop and the crowd erupted, cheering wildly for a fourth straight victory by the Celtics. Amid the cheers, though, there had to be quite a few folks just sighing in relief, because this game turned out to be a lot more interesting than it had to be.
Before Pierce’s 3-pointer nestled into the net with 2.5 seconds remaining to clinch...
Perhaps team captain Paul Pierce said it best after last Sunday’s thrilling and gritty 102-100 2OT win over the defending champion Miami Heat on national TV…When told that Rondo had a torn ACL that would sideline him for the season Pierce expressed his frustration and then immediately stated…”Guys are gonna have to step up! That’s all I can say!”
Luckily, step up is exactly...
Paul Pierce came up big late against the ClippersI know two things to be true about the 2013 Celtics. The first: If something is too good to be true (ie. a first half offensive explosion and lockdown defense), it likely is. The second: No lead is safe, specifically no lead under 20.Boston tried VERY hard to lose the game in the fourth quarter this afternoon, blowing all but two points...
In his weekly appearance on WEEI’s Big Show, Celtics president Danny Ainge spoke openly about the state of his team. He made two things clear following Rajon Rondo‘s season-ending ACL injury: 1) “It’s silly” to think they’ll be better without him and 2) Paul Pierce trades haven’t been discussed.
“Nothing with Paul has been discussed,” said Ainge. “I too would...
There is no stance in the Boston sports realm I can remember
being as adamantly opposed to as the constant calls around Boston for the
Celtics to “blow it up.” The sensationalist media in Boston is at its worst any
time the Celtics hit a rough patch. Trade rumors and the urge for DA and the
organization to “look towards the future” have become routine season to season.
The Magic got to spend three days in the New York area and had two chances to get big wins against two good opponents. Each game, Orlando did a lot of things right and had a fantastic opportunity to score the two wins.
Unfortunately, there just was not enough of the good for 48 minutes and the team's depth and inability to keep things going with the bench players in. And...
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett each had a double-double, and the Boston Celtics responded to yet another blow to their lineup with a 97-84 win Friday night over the Orlando Magic, who lost their eighth straight game.
Pierce had 14 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists despite sitting out the fourth quarter. Garnett finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics, who learned...
The Boston Celtics aren't likely to trade Paul Pierce. ESPN's Marc Stein calls the chances of the Celtics dealing the Truth "highly remote."
But if Boston were to move the former Kansas Jayhawk, there's one destination that makes a lot of sense: Los Angeles. As in, the Clippers.
Stein writes that if Boston GM Danny Ainge were to trade Pierce, he's try...
The Boston Celtics finished off their four-game homestand Sunday afternoon with a win over the Los Angeles Clippers. The 106-104 victory was the Celtics' fourth-straight, and they have now won each game following Rajon Rondo's ACL injury. Paul Pierce's 22 points led the way for the Celtics, who withstood a furious fourth-quarter comeback bid by the Clippers. Let's...
BOSTON (AP) -- Paul Pierce scored 22 points and the Boston Celtics held off a late comeback to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 106-104 on Sunday and improve to 4-0 since losing Rajon Rondo for the season.
The Clippers had cut a five-point deficit to 103-101 on a 3-pointer by Eric Bledsoe with 56 seconds remaining. But Avery Bradley drew an offensive foul on Los Angeles' Jamal...
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Season Series: Tonight in Milwaukee; March 17 in Milwaukee; April 10 in Orlando
What would a Comments post be without a wheelchair mention and some officiating complaints. Seems like they are in every thread. Love that our bench is producing so well these past few games. I was stuck with the Magic feed last night. I missed Mike and Tommy but even worse, they kept getting the names of the Celtics wrong. I've highlighted my favorites. What...