Found January 14, 2013 on
Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.:
The Celtics, behind another triple-double from Rondo, defeated the Bobcats 100-89 at the TD Garden Monday night. Yes, it was just 11 points. And I know that all non-Celtic fans will send me e-mails later calling me an idiot for praising them. But they had this game in control pretty well from the very beginning. Charlotte made a slight dent in the third, but I would still be proud if I was Doc Rivers.
Tonight's USOTN goes to Jeff Green. I found this one to be easy. Rondo and Bradley had too good of games to be underrated, Sullinger didn't have very many rebounds, and everybody else didn't do enough. Green had a pretty good night that will be overshadowed by Rondo, along with everyone else. He had 11 points on 4/8 shooting, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. As always, tell me your own USOTNs below.
Rondo's triple double featured 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists. With a lot help from him, the Celtics completely controlled the first half, leading by 11 at intermission. The Bobcats came back and outscored Boston in the third quarter, 25-20, but the C's regained those five points in the fourth to end it. While the Bobcats fall to 9-28, the Celtics improve to 20-17 with their sixth consecutive win. They have not dropped a game since January 2 against the Grizzlies. They will take the court again on Wednesday when they will face the Hornets. Tip-off will be at 8:00 pm ET. Live Game Updates will be available here.
BEST OF MAXIM
Jeff Green has had his share of highlight reel dunks during the Celtics recent win streak, but he’s good for more than a few posters and the occasional corner three. According to ESPN’s Chris Forsburg, Jeff Green’s defense has been excellent this season:Green’s individual defense has quietly been fantastic. According to Synergy Sports data, Green is allowing a mere 0.721...
Six in a row! I think everyone kind of chalked this one up as a victory, including Bobcats fans. There's not a ton of trash talk in here, it seems like Charlotte fans are too defeated to that. Or they've just plain accepted the fact that they are playing for draft picks not wins. Anyway, enjoy the comments:
I predict Henderson breaks Garnetts jaw.
Here's Doc Rivers pregame interview prior to tonight's match-up.
Video courtesy of Chris Forsberg.
Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers is feeling a little uneasy about tonight's game at the Garden against the New Orleans Hornets.
Rivers is a little uneasy because he's not looking forward to facing his son Austin Rivers, who's a rookie guard on New Orleans.
Many Celtics fans were hoping that Boston would acquire Austin Rivers during the NBA draft. When Austin was acquired by New Orleans, people speculated as to what would happen when the Celtics played the Hornets. How would Doc coach against his son? Would KG treat Austin like he does most rookies?
Doc spoke to the media today on the topic of facing his son. While Austin currently...
New Orleans Hornets rookie guard Austin Rivers has struggled lately. His father will offer some advice.
That is, after Wednesdays game in Boston.
I will let him know at dinner after the game, Doc Rivers said with a laugh.
Rivers is the Celtics coach. And hes about to face his son in a game for the first time.
It will mark just the fourth time a coaching father has met his playing...
Fathers playing ball with their sons is as old as sports itself, and many great athletes have passed on their love of the game to a child coming behind.
Doc Rivers was certainly the proud dad on NBA Draft night this year, hugging his son, Austin, after he was picked by the New Orleans Hornets. Austin’s dream has long been to play in the NBA (as his father also did), and Doc was...
The Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Bobcats 100-89
CelticsLife Game Recap
Kevin Garnett: 7 Points, 10 Rebounds
An unusually rough shooting night from KG, he shot a mere 18%. He did not seem to be in rhythm and made some poor decisions as well. His energy also seemed to not entirely be there. He rebounded well and did a good job on defense...
BOSTON -- If Doc Rivers had his druthers, his team wouldn't be blowing double-digit leads, which the Boston Celtics have done in each of the past three games, all at home. But coming out on top in all three, which has run the team's winning streak to six games, makes it a little easier for the coach to accept. "You always don't like it," Rivers said after...
Tweet Celtics head coach Doc Rivers has been around the NBA as a player and coach for 27 years. He’s seen most everything. However, on Wednesday night Doc will have to do something he’s never had to do in the NBA—coach against his son, Austin Rivers. Austin is a rookie guard for the Hornets, whom [...]
BOSTON — When Doc Rivers leaves the basketball arena or practice court, he passes straight into the realm of fandom. With the Celtics, Rivers is a rational individual who understands that winning and losing has everything to do with the gameplan and execution, and nothing to do with whether he wears his lucky tie or took the same route to work as he did the last time the Celtics...
It can't be easy for Doc Rivers to see his son struggle as a 20-year-old rookie in the NBA, but Austin Rivers' recent woes may make Wednesday night a bit less confusing for the Boston Celtics coach.
The New Orleans Hornets guard has been seeing limited minutes heading into his first matchup with his father's team, which is going for its seventh consecutive victory.
The 6 game winning streak was fun while it lasted. Tonight the Celtics treated us to one of those mind-numbing, head-shaking, go-through-the-motion performances we’ve come to hate, yet accept. The result: a 90-78 loss to the Hornets.
The Celtics managed just 78 points vs one of the league’s worst defenses. I don’t have a shot chart, but they took A LOT of jumpers. Here’s...
Looking to build on their impressive win-streak, the Celtics came out tonight and laid a giant egg. The Hornets were far more aggressive and dominated both the boards (48-33) and the free throw stripe (26-31 over Boston's awful 6-16). Boston's recent chemistry and defensive intensity disappeared, leaving fans to wonder whether the team really has turned a corner.
BOSTON - The New Orleans Hornets, a young team starting to find its way, put an end to the Celtics' six-game winning streak with an impressive 90-78 win over Boston Wednesday night. The Hornets, who have suddenly won six of their last seven games, won for the second straight night on the road and also won the battle within the Rivers family, with rookie guard Austin Rivers...