Found December 16, 2012 on
Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.:
The Celtics dropped their second straight game, falling to the San Antonio Spurs 103-88. It was the second of back to back games and although the Celtics hung with the Spurs in the first half, they played from behind for much of the game and clearly ran out of gas in the second half and that's when the Spurs took advantage and raced out to a double digit lead.
Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers, right, argues a call with an
official during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Saturday,
Dec. 15, 2012, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
It was a tale of two halves. The first half ended with the Celtics trailing by just 3 points. Jason Terry, who was again in the sixth man role, had 17 points in the first half. But scored just 1 more point in the second half to finish with 18 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists. For the spark he brought off the bench, JET won the Tommy Award. Paul Pierce also had a big first half, scoring 14 points on 6-9 shooting. But he to...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics. Here’s a look at some enemy chatter from San Antonio.
Parker dominated his individual matchup with fellow All-Star Rajon Rondo, outscoring him by 16 and nearly matching him in assists, eight to nine. He also had four steals to none for Rondo, who was so quiet for most of the game...
When a blooper turns into two points. Only Rajon Rondo.
Check out our video vault for more Celtics mixes, videos, and movies.
There’s class, and then there’s Doc Rivers.Rivers has been considered a candidate to replace Mike Krzyzewski on the Team USA sideline, and Rivers has said he would be honored to be named Coach K’s successor. However, he doesn’t think he’s the best man for the job. (Boston Herald)“There’s no doubt,” said Rivers of his peer. “There’s just no doubt. To me, there...
The Boston Celtics have Monday off and will be in Chicago to take on the Bulls on Tuesday.
Their All-Star point guard has some interesting off-day plans, though. Rajon Rondo is out west on Alcatraz Island, just a short distance from San Fransisco.
Rondo is a well-known partner of Red Bull and now he is hosting a huge event for the energy drink company.
The "King of the Rock...
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.
“Looking at [the box score], I thought it was a miracle going over the game tonight,” Rivers told reporters in San Antonio. “Listen, they go into the fourth quarter with six fouls total? That means they are...
Does someone else need to start scoring?
After the Celtics 95-94 OT loss in Philly a little over a week ago, Magic Johnson said something on the ESPN post-game show that has stuck with me. Magic stated that in order for Boston to contend, Rajon Rondo was going to have to score 20-25 points a game. While I don't believe Rondo is about to be that guy, I am starting to wonder...
Jeff Green had a pretty disappointing November, but he’s starting to turn it around. For the month of December (six games), Green is averaging 14 and 5 on 48% from the floor. Doc Rivers has implored Green to be more aggressive, and it appears as though he may be responding. Green’s FGAs are up by over four shots per game this month, and plays like this one certainly encouraging…...
After trailing the entire 4th quarter, Paul Pierce gave the Celtics signs of life with a big 3 that cut the Houston lead to 88-83. On the next possession Rajon Rondo poked the ball away from James Harden and dove for the steal, but couldn't quit come up with it. Harden then buried a deep three to stretch the lead back to 8 with 4:41 to go. Boston would never get any closer...
Tip: 8PM Court: Toyota Center Watch it: CSN Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Tom Washington, David Jones and Haywoode Workman
Get your tickets here: Boston Celtics Tickets
On road: 4-5
At home: 8-5
Streak: Won 2
Streak: Won 1
Buckets: Pierce (19.9 ppg)
Buckets: James Harden (25.00 ppg)
Celtics coach Doc Rivers told Boston media that guard Avery Bradley would return to practice on Monday in Chicago, marking the first time he has practiced with the team this season.
Bradley has been sidelined with shoulder injuries since last May, when he elected to have surgery on his dislocated left shoulder and missed the remainder of the Celtics playoff run. He also had surgery...
Tonight the Spurs and Celtics will clash in San Antonio and Celtics blogger John Karalis of Red's Army weighs in on the matchup. In a nutshell, John is expecting the Celtics to shock the Spurs tonight and escape San Antonio with the win. Here is what he had to say on tonight's Spurs-Celtics game.
So the Celtics have played a double overtime game where Paul Pierce...
Three-pointers are worth more points than two-pointers. Write down that little piece of trivia, use it at parties to attract the opposite gender or mail it into the admissions office at Harvard to show that you’re ready for them to give you that Ph.D. you’ve always wanted
Now that we’re all Mensa material, let’s get back to the main point. The patently obvious fact that threes...
According to the official Twitter of the Boston Celtics, guard Avery Bradley will practice with the C’s today in Chicago for the first time this season. Doc Rivers tells the media that Avery Bradley will practice with the team for the first time this season today in Chicago. — Boston Celtics (@celtics) December 17, 2012 [...]
The San Antonio Spurs (18-6) will look to erase a two-game losing streak tonight as they host the Boston Celtics (12-10) tonight in San Antonio.
The Celtics lost to the Spurs 112-100 in Boston back in November. The Spurs to shoot 58.3% and had three players finish with 20 or more points led by Tony Parker with 26, Tim Duncan with 20, and Tiago Splitter with 23. The Celtics were...
at Boston Celtics (12-10) at San Antonio Spurs (18-6) Saturday, December 15, 20128:30 PM ET Regular Season Game #23 Road Game #11TV: NBA-TV, NBAC, CSN-NE, KENS Radio: WOAI, WEEI AT&T Center
Referees: Rodney Mott, Tony Brown, Kevin Fehr The Celtics continue their road trip with a stop in San Antonio to face
the ageless Tim Duncan and the Spurs. The...