Found November 14, 2012 on
I’m currently stuck in traffic (where else but the pike) heading to the Garden to see the Boston Celtics take on the Utah Jazz. The Celtics are coming off of their best game of the year, beating the Bulls in Chicago 101-95 Monday night. The Jazz are 4-4 and are coming off a thrilling 140-133 triple overtime game against the Raptors. Al Jefferson sent them into OT and double OT with a clutch performance.
Here are a few things I’m looking for from the Celtics tonight:
- Attack the basket and create easy shots
- Jeff Green working off his best game of the season in Chicago with his new best game of the season
- Paul Pierce to find his stroke back
- Be able to protect the rim when Kevin Garnett is on the bench
- Key contributions from Jason Terry, Courtney Lee, and Jared Sullinger
- Celtics big men contain Big Al (although I am extremely excited to see Al back in the Garden)
Hopefully we will have more checkmarks than not when the game is over tonight.
Update to come.
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Boston Celtic Jeff Green destroyed Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson last night. Green got a technical for his, dunno, eyes?
“It felt good,” Green said about the dunk. “I was just trying to make a...
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CSNNE's Sherrod Blakely posted a piece on Al Jefferson's return to Boston after the Celtics-Jazz game on Wednesday night. While most of the discussion about Big Al related to Jeff Green's monster dunk on him, Jefferson scored 13 points and grabbed 14 rebounds against the Celtics, and Doc Rivers highly touted his former player:
"He just keeps getting better and...
They call him "Big Al" but on this particular play during last night's Celtics-Jazz game, Al Jefferson was reduced to "Little Al" by Jeff Green.
Let's set it up...
The scene: TD Garden, Boston, MA.
The players: Jeff Green, Al Jefferson
The "crime:" 4th quarter of play, Green goes to the basket and simply "murders" Jefferson...
TORONTO -- The second 3-pointer of Al Jefferson's NBA career bounced tantalizingly before dropping through the rim. It was the start of something big for the Utah Jazz. Jefferson was 1-for-25 from beyond the arc in his nine-year career when he made a 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation Monday to tie the game against the Toronto Raptors at 104-104, forcing overtime...
Jeff Green destroyed Al Jefferson with a monstrous, soul-crushing dunk on Wednesday night in Boston.
The Boston Celtics forward took a pass in the corner and drove to the hole where he elevated from the middle of the paint and just slammed one down on the Jazz big man. Green then stared down Jefferson for good measure, receiving a technical foul for taunting.
Not only did his teammates...
Jeff Green is back this season after missing all of last year with a heart condition. This wasn't a bad way to get his name back out there. Green had a huge slam dunk over Al Jefferson in the fourth quarter of the Celtics win over the Jazz tonight that turned a few eyes. Check out the dunk below and hopefully Mr. Green will have more to come.
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Halfway through the fourth quarter of the Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics game, Jeff Green of the Celtics found some superhuman leaping abilities and applied them accordingly. Jeff drove down the lane and dunked over two defenders, but Al Jefferson was the one who ended up on a very life-sized poster. The dunk is an easy early season candidate for dunk of the year.
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8 a.m. ET: Back above .500 and quietly winners of four of their last five games, the Celtics return home from their two-game road trip to give the Utah Jazz their only taste of TD Garden cooking this season.
Al Jefferson, who has blossomed into one of the league’s best offensive big men, leads the up-and-down Jazz into Boston. After beginning the season with a win over the Mavericks...
The Utah Jazz didn't just work overtime to earn their first road win of the season. They worked three of them.
Paul Millsap scored seven of his 34 points in the third overtime, Al Jefferson had 24 points and 17 rebounds, and the Jazz beat the Toronto Raptors 140-133 Monday night.
''I can't say enough about how our team hung in there,'' Jazz coach Tyrone...
The Utah Jazz have some big decisions (pun intended) to make going forward, but the unmatched depth of their frontcourt continues to pay dividends for the time being. In Toronto, Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson, and Derrick Favors basically made all the plays throughout an exhilarating triple-overtime marathon that saw 277 total points get scored. The madness began when Jefferson knocked...
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: It keeps going... and going...
It was an unlikely hero in regulation that sent the game to overtime. And into the rabbit hole we went. Al Jefferson hit a 3-pointer that hit just about every part of the rim before falling in that sparked a triple overtime battle between the Raptors...
Tip: 7:30 PM Court: TD Garden Watch it: CSN Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Mike Callahan, Eric Dalen and Brian Forte
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At Home: 1-2
On Road: 1-4
Streak: Won 2
Streak: Won 2
Buckets: Pierce (19.3 ppg)
Buckets: Mo Williams (16.9 ppg)
Boards: Garnett (8.1 rpg)
Boards: Al Jefferson...