Found April 30, 2012 on
Tough loss for the Celtics. But the way they played, they didn't deserve to win. They came out flat like they expected to win without having to play. Not sure what's wrong with the Captain but something is wrong. He was a step slow and off on his shots all night. And Brandon Bass's disappearing act wasn't far behind. Now we face a game 2 without Rondo. I think the Celtics can win it if they find their heart and focus but that's a big if after their effort in that first game. Comments aren't as much fun when we lose, but hopefully you can find something to enjoy anyway.
I really can't stand KG but I will give him props for giving our team respect and our star players some respect.
I'll never be one to paint the media as villains out to get Atlanta, but I love how the front page caption on NBA.com says "Health of the Celtics will play big role as they take on the Hawks."
Derrick Rose out for the rest of the season. Definitely wil...
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Mickael Pietrus will start the game tonight as Rajon Rondo serves his suspension.
So, what will MP try to do to pick up Rajon's slack?
"It’s depending on how the game goes," Pietrus said. "I don’t project myself, say I have to bring more points for the team. I just have to be Mickael Pietrus, bring the all-around game: rebounding, defense. I’m...
Ok, "complete chaos" might be overstating it a little. But anybody who knows Ray Allen knows he is borderline (or maybe not even borerline) obsessive compulsive. His routines aren't set in stone, they're laser-etched in titanium and placed behind bullet-proof glass and guarded by SEAL Team 6.
But his injury has thrown him all off.
“You find yourself...
Three reactions to Rajon Rondo’s one-game suspension for bumping an official, which will keep him out of Tuesday night’s Game 2 against the Atlanta Hawks.Doc Rivers:“Obviously, from a competitive standpoint we are disappointed with the league’s decision to suspend Rondo,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said in a statement released by the team. “He plays a valuable part in...
The Celtics were 12 minutes away from returning to Boston down 0-2. Instead they surrendered 14 points in the final quarter, Paul Pierce wrote another chapter in his memoir, perhaps titled “I didn’t expect Marquis Daniels to share the court with me during my next vintage fourth-quarter playoff performance, but oh well, Atlanta still can’t stop me,” and the series returns...
Paul Pierce battled through another tough shooting night to score 36 points and the Boston Celtics wiped out Atlanta's 11-point lead in the second half even without Rajon Rondo, stunning the Hawks 87-80 on Tuesday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The series is tied 1-1. Game 3 is Friday night in Boston, and Rondo will be back for the Celtics in that one, his shorthanded...
Paul Pierce can't be as bad in Game 2 as he was in Game 1
One of my good friends came up to me yesterday after news that Boston Celtics point-guard Rajon Rondo was going to miss Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. His assessment of the situation? “The Celtics are going to get swept now”.
Looking around twitter, you got a sense of more doom and gloom. People all...
If punishment ought to fit the crime, then Rondo’s judges are not exactly an oligarchy of Tommy Heinsohn clones.
Apart from the chorus of “we told you so,” Rondo’s detractors are crying out loud for everything from the gas chamber to crucifixion. Who said liberal Boston was against the death penalty?
Marie Antoinette devotees are telling Rondo to eat...
Paul Pierce did his best Tim Tebow impersonation on Tuesday night. The Celtics captain scored 36 points in Boston's Game 2 win in Atlanta, leading Boston back from as many as 11 down in the second half onto a 87-80 win. Pierce's heroics were rather reminiscent of some of Tebow's comeback victories during the 2011-12 football season. The Truth flexed his basketball muscles...
We have one "Yea," one "Nay" and one "I don't have a clue" from the Boston media.
For a long time yesterday, the Celtics played about as badly as they could. Kevin Garnett couldn’t hit the ocean if he were throwing an anchor off the side of a boat during the first half. Paul Pierce, ditto, and his struggles continued into half two. Brandon Bass didn’t even take a shot for what seemed like forever, the bench combined for four points in 51 minutes, and the...
Paul Pierce battled through another tough shooting night to score 36 points, and the Boston Celtics wiped out Atlanta's 11-point lead in the second half even without Rajon Rondo -- stunning the Hawks 87-80 Tuesday night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The series is tied 1-1. Game 3 is Friday night in Boston, and Rondo will be back for the Celtics in that one, his...
In order for the Celtics to make it deep into the playoffs, bench player-turned-starter Avery Bradley will need to continue his consistently strong play on both sides of the ball.
This is it. The fat lady is preparing backstage. The crowd is restless, knowing the inevitability that awaits. The Boston Celtics’ title chances are becoming slimmer as the years go by and the...
Paul Pierce led the Rondo and Ray less Celtics to a 87-8o win over the Atlanta Hawks in game two of the best of seven Eastern Conference 1st rd series. Pierce had 36 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assist as the Celtics tie the series up at one game a piece heading back to Boston for game 3 Friday night. A few other points that stuck out to me Tuesday night:
1. Obviously first and foremost...
Boston Celtics (0-1) at Atlanta Hawks (1-0)
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
7:30 PM ET
Round 1 Game #2, Road Game #2
TV: NBA-TV, CSNNE, FSSO, TSN
Radio: WEEI, WCNN
Referees: Scott Foster, Ed Malloy, Scott Wall
The Celtics come into this game short handed. With Rondo out, they are missing their engine. Others will have to step up their game to make...
8 a.m. ET: The big four has been whittled down to the big two, and Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will need to carry a heavy load in Game 2 against the Hawks. Rajon Rondo joins Ray Allen on the bench after Rondo drew a one-game suspension for chest-bumping referee Marc Davis in the final minute of Game 1. Allen, already sidelined with bone spurs in his right ankle, has not been upgraded...