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The Celtics lost their first game after the All-Star break, falling to a feisty Denver Nuggets team by seven. The game was close because Jeff Green, setting aside one short stretch in the third quarter, played extremely well. He defended with energy and shot 8-12 from the field for 20 points.But Denver absolutely demolished Boston at the free throw line, shooting 36 free throws to Boston’s 16, which looks fishy at first (and there WERE a couple of questionable calls), yet Denver attacked the basket consistently. Boston, true to form, didn’t. There were other problems (the Celtics’ inability to block out Kenneth Faried, 2-14 shooting from Pierce, seven points in 27 minutes from Jason Terry), but were it not for the free throw disparity, the Celtics absolutely could have won this game.One other thing haunted the Celtics tonight, and it’s something perhaps more worrying — more insidious — than giving up 20 free throws: The Celtics had trouble advancing the ball.It’s striking, really. O...
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Jeff Green had 20 points last night against the Denver Nuggets. He scored in a variety of ways, including mid-range jumpers and strong drives. He shot well, 8-12 overall from the field and 2-4 from 3. Unfortunately his efforts did not get the Celtics the win.
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Tonight, the Celtics lost a game that they definitely should have won. It seemed like the opening couple of minutes screwed them for the rest of the game. They trailed by nine after the first and never improved. In the fourth quarter, they made a very small run that gave then some momentum as they got to within 12. After that, they gave up, the Lakers regained a 20-point lead, and...
The Atlanta Hawks are shopping power forward Josh Smith and the Boston Celtics among other teams are interested.
Hawks have convinced numerous teams that Josh Smith will be moved between now and Thursday 3 PM deadline. Question remains
The Celtics put forth a valiant effort tonight in Denver, but ended up losing 97-90. They simply didn’t make enough plays down the stretch. The C’s managed a measly 6 points over the final 5+ minutes of this game. The officiating was horribly one-sided questionable, but it was the Celtics lack of offensive continuity that deserves blame.
The Green: Jeff Green had 20 points on...
The Boston Celtics have thrived amid adversity this season, relying on the one-two punch of veterans Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to beat the prevailing NBA odds and prove that their window of opportunity for another championship hasn’t closed just yet. But they haven’t been doing it alone — 26-year-old Jeff Green has been a big part of their success lately.
We’re less than 24 hours from the NBA trade deadline, and the Celtics are in middle of just about every trade rumor out there. So here’s a quick reset of where we stand with everyone on the roster. We’ll run it down by order of roster number:
Teams are asking about him, but he’s not being actively shopped. The Timberwolves have interest, but Danny isn’t giving him...
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Hi. What's up? Excited about the trade rumors and anxious to know what will happen to the Celtics? Yeah, me too. I have some bad news, though. The universe has a big prank planned for us. This whole season has been marked by the universe's decision to become the ultimate prankster on Celtics fans, and I don't know when and in what shape the final...
It was fun while it lasted. While the below doesn't necessarily mean that something couldn't change between now and 3 p.m. tomorrow, it appears that the Celtics aren't in the top three for Josh Smith anymore.
Among teams and officials involved in Josh Smith talks, the three most likely destinations right now: Brooklyn, Milwaukee and Phoenix.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (...
T-40 hours until the NBA's trade deadline, and in case you haven't noticed - there are a few Celtics related rumors floating around. And by a few, I mean a million (CelticsLife has all the latest trade buzz for you right here). However, the games do not end while GM's across the league ponder their team's future, and for the Celtics, their Rondo-less journey continued...
You knew that the Lakers and their fans would be emotional tonight, and that L.A. would feed off of it, but the Celtics showed little resistance. Call it “tired legs”, second night of a back-to-back, blah blah. Boston just did not play defense tonight. Period. They fall 113-99 on L.A.
As Doc told his troops at halftime, “they’re getting whatever they want..” Couldn’t...
The Celtics players can exhale now that the trade deadline has past with barely a blip on the radar screen. Boston has made some minor moves to add to their guard core, but still failed to address the donut hole in the middle. The one thing that makes me wander what the "#@#$", Doc Rivers and Danny have in mind for the race to the playoffs was the trade of Jason Collins...
Well, we knew a backcourt of just Jason Terry, Courtney Lee, and Avery Bradley would not last the rest of the season, and sure enough, per Chris Forsberg at ESPN — the Celtics swapped the injured Leandro Barbosa for Jordan Crawford.Yes, he is another combo guard with little ball handing skills. Yes the Celtics need a shooting guard with size or a point guard who can handle, and...
Tip: 10:30PM Court: Staples Center Watch it: CSNNE Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Scott Foster, Mark Ayotte and Gary Zielinski
Spread: LAL – 7.0
Boston Celtics Tickets
On road: 8-16
At home: 16-11
Streak: Lost 1
Streak: Lost 1
Buckets: Pierce (18.3 ppg)
Buckets: Kobe Bryant (26.8 ppg)
The Herald’s Mark Murphy offers this update on the Celtics need for a guard:
The Celtics are reportedly on the verge of signing a guard to a 10-day contract — a hedge in case a more desirable player is available in another two weeks — though management was still sifting through possibilities.
Shelvin Mack, the Maine Red Claws point guard, remained with his team on its road...
The Boston Celtics ended the first half of the season with a buzz, winning 8 out of their last 9. What's next for our Celtics? Our panel weighs in:
1. What's your take the resurgence of this Celtics' team? (Winners or 8 out of last 9 before break)
Terry P: Well, I was totally wrong when I said the Celtics were going to fold. I am happy to see our team come together...