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Greg Monroe has been a beast vs Boston.
Normally one might think that a visit from a team with a 25-50 record would be exactly what the Celtics need to help themselves get back on track. But not the Pistons.
The last time Boston beat Detroit was December 30th, 2011. Not only that, but the games haven't even been close. In four losses the C's have fallen by an average of 15 points, and never even come within single digits. They've also been out-rebounded by a total of 176-145 in those games, something that is likely to continue tonight with no Kevin Garnett in the lineup. In addition Boston allowed 103 points to the Pistons in both previous meetings this season, another bad sign for the Celtics considering how atrocious their defense has been lately without Garnett. To make matters even worse, Paul Pierce missed shootaround this morning and is listed as a game time decision.
Looking for a silver lining? The last 3 defeats (by 15, 20, and 15 points again) have al...
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It's getting close to panic time without KG.
Yesterday we heard from Doc Rivers that Kevin Garnett was "feeling a lot better" and that he was "fine." Most importantly, Doc said "If we were in the playoffs tonight, Kevin would absolutely be playing." Well, last night wasn't the playoffs, and the KG/Pierce-less Celtics dropped another game...
It looks like the Celtics' banner 18 chances have taken yet another big hit.
In a recent piece by hall of fame sportswriter Jackie MacMullan, she reveals what's been ailing Kevin Garnett.
Doc Rivers informed me last night that I should stop worrying about KG.
"Honestly, he's fine," Rivers said. "It's a bone something, a bone spur that just needs...
Kevin Garnett has missed the last 7 games for the Boston Celtics, and the loss has been clear. Boston has went 3-4 since losing Garnett and their defense has been a shell of what it was with KG on the court. The good news, you ask? The Big Ticket may be available for action as soon as Friday for the Celtics, a team who could use a big boost from their most intense player as playoffs...
The Celtics two best players continue to miss time, and it's not a good thing.
Kevin Garnett did not participate in today's shootaround.
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) April 3, 2013
Paul Pierce (personal reasons) did not participate in shoot around. He is considered a game-time decision for tonight.
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) April 3, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS For the first time since Kevin Garnett put on a Celtics jersey in 2007, the Timberwolves beat Boston on Monday night, a 110-100 victory that capped off a grueling homestand against playoff-bound teams.
If that win, that snapped streak, isn't a landmark of the most pathologic type, then what is?
Unfortunately for the Timberwolves in terms of their quest for karmic...
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At home: 25-11
On road: 10-27
Streak: Lost 2
There are eight games left in the regular season for the Celtics, and the fourth seed is not officially out of reach. To put their plight in the rosiest terms possible, another flurry of strong play to close out the season’s final month could possibly put the Celtics back in the discussion for a top-four seed and home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
In the "New Big 3" era... or is it the Kevin Garnett era now? What are we calling it at this point? In the last 6 seasons since the Celtics have been good again, they have never really had a backup point guard. They've gone through a list of shooting guards who've filled in as ball handlers; Eddie House, Delonte West, Nate Robinson, Keyon Dooling, Leandro...
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“Obviously, everybody wants a rhythm going into the playoffs,” he said. “I’m no different than that. I want to be as healthy as I can; everybody’s dealing with something at this time of year, and I’m...
For the first time since they gave us Kevin Garnett, the Minnesota Timberwolves have beaten the Celtics. They did it by feeding Nikola Pekovic early and often, and then feasting on the Celtics mistakes. Wolves take it 110-100.
The Celtics kept nipping and tucking and making it feel like they had a shot, but every time they got close, the Wolves would whip off another run to put...
Jeff Green has made quite a name for himself while helping fill in for the injured Kevin Garnett.
He may need to step up even more with Paul Pierce banged up, too.
Green looks to build on another terrific effort as the playoff-bound Boston Celtics host the Cleveland Cavaliers, who try to avoid an 11th consecutive loss Friday night.
Green, who burst onto the scene with a career...
The Celtics drop the back end of a back-to-back and they'll return to Boston having lost both games of this small road trip. The loss tonight means that the Celtics are now 38-36 and it's pretty safe to say they won't be catching the Atlanta Hawks in this year's playoff race. Instead, they might start trending downward as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Charlotte...