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After a winless start through the season's first three games, the Boston Celtics have rallied to win four in a row following the return of team leader Paul Pierce. Why do I call him the team's "leader?" Because that's what Kevin Garnett calls him, and when KG talks basketball -- and especially Boston basketball -- you listen.
Even if he gets a little too blue for work. Via Ben Rohrbach at WEEI's Green Street, take a look at KG's postgame comments from Wednesday:
Fantastic. And between the talk of Celtic pride and KG's green sweater and hat, I'm about ready to run through a wall for Doc Rivers myself right now. Boston looks a little different this year, with offensive-minded additions like Brandon Bass entering the mix and a big hole at center, and the group is currently ranked 19th out of 30 NBA teams in defensive efficiency.
It's a long season, though. And Boston is long on memory, and smarts. You still want nothing to do with them, in a...
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Flannery also wrote in his piece on WEEI.com that Ray Allen was asked not to go to the team facility today to make sure that he didn't spread his illness around to his other teammates, but that he's feeling better. The Celtics could use Allen on Friday as the Pacers come to town. Indiana's better than Detroit, Washington and New Jersey, the three teams that the Celtics...
Well folks, for those of you (and me) questioning the Big Ticket’s intensity, here’s a video of Garnett throwing water all over himself [and Ray Allen] during the C’s recent matchup against the Washington Wizards. It’s been evident that Garnett has needed to get his legs under him. The condensced everything in 2011-12 has hurt [...]
Can’t shoot; temperamental; thin-skinned; egotistical. These aren’t the most endearing descriptors, particularly when they’re attached to your starting point guard who, incidentally, also doubles as your best young player and the future of the team. Indeed, to even contemplate handing the reins of the most successful franchise in league history to a character as flawed as those...
Ray Allen is in the final year of his deal. Then again, it has been well documented that just about everyone on the Celtics roster is in the final year of their deals. Allen will turn 37 years old this summer and while most superstars his age would have started to fizzle out three or four years ago, Ray has continued to build his case as the greatest shooter the sport has ever...
In case you are like me and missed it, here is the video of Kevin Garnett throwing water on himself from Monday's game against the Wizards.
According to Kyle Draper of Comcast Sports New New England, Ray Allen will not be playing tonight against the Nets and Keyon Dooling will play in his place.
NESN speculates that it's a lingering illness, as Ray stated Monday night that he was playing with a bad cold.
Mickael Pietrus, who has been nursing a knee injury since signing with the Boston Celtics, could make his debut next week against the Dallas Mavericks. (WEEI)Ainge also told Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley that Mickael Pietrus (knee surgery) could debut for the Celtics next Wednesday vs. the Mavericks at the Garden.It’s unclear exactly what role Pietrus will play, but it seems...
The Celtics shook off a lackluster first half blowing out the Nets 89-70 in Boston . New Jersey was without Brook Lopez and Deron Williams yet hung with the Celtics in the first half. Boston took control in the 3rd quarter and never looked back in a blow out win.
Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 24 points. In Ray Allen's absence Avery Bradley stepped in nicely with 11 points...
The Celtics had one of the most forgettable games you could imagine. The Pacers came into Boston beating the Celtics, 87-74. I have not seen this lack of effort in a long time from the Celtics who were not missing anyone due to injuries. Paul Pierce struggled all game in one of the slowest paced games you will see at the Garden.
Indiana starts Darren Collison, Paul George...
Jim RacaltoSo far in this very young NBA season, it seems that Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is maturing and coming into his own before our very eyes, most notably the drastic improvement in his jump shot. You know, the same jump shot that President Obama and Celtics President Danny Ainge poked fun at last year. [...]Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists
The Celtics trail 33-25 at halftime against the Indiana Pacers. This is the fourth in franchise history the Celtics have put up 25 points in one half, also occurring in 1999, 1995, and 1955. Ray Allen is the game’s high scorer in his return with eight points on 2-for-5 shooting. However, the team is shooting [...]
After each game, we'll be taking stock in each players... and maybe coach's... performance. If we like what we see, we're buyin'. If we don't, we're sellin'. Or maybe we'll just hold onto our stock until we see more next game
Rajon Rondo: He's here so much I'm going to make him part of the template. The triple-double in game 1...
New Jersey Nets (1-5) at Boston Celtics (3-3)
Wednesday, January 4
7:30 PM ET
Regular Season Game #7, Home Game #3
TV: CSNNE, YES, NBA-LP 752/753
Tonight's Officials: Dan Crawford, Curtis Blair, Sean Wright
The Celtics have clawed their way back to .500 and face a Nets team that is just 1-5 and will be without some of their key...
Ray Allen will be a free agent next summer.
Jan 4, 7:30 PM | TD Garden
New Jersey Nets vs Boston Celtics Odds
The Celtics will try to cover the spread at TD Garden on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Nets in basketball action.
The Celtics currently sports a record of 3-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-2 ATS. The Nets are 1-5 and 2-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the...