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The season is at the halfway mark and the Celtics have clawed there way back into the playoff conversation as the seventh seed. Being in the Eastern Conference practically guaranteed them a spot in the post season; plus, they still have an opportunity to improve their position in spite of their up and down play.
They managed to fend of the Chicago Bulls last night who like Boston, are without the all-star half of their back-court. Both teams have done fairly well with Chicago having the better record at this point in the season. The Bulls have fared better because of their trademark defense, and their ability to pound the glass with Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer and Taj Gibson. It also helps that these players are long, young and athletic; something Kevin Garnett isn't anymore although he reminds of us of it on the rare night the moon alines with the stars.
Boston has had a hole in the middle, since the arrival of Jeff Green. This is not Green's fault, because Danny saw ...
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Josh Smith has again been linked to Boston by a respected NBA reporter.
I keep hearing Josh Smith's primary destination is Boston.— Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) February 14, 2013
"Primary destination" can mean trade destination or as a free agent.
It's been well documented the immensely talented, immensely frustrating Smith is a good friend of Rajon Rondo....
Here’s my loose transcription of Doc Rivers appearance this morning on WEEI.
On the timing of the All-Star break:
We can go both ways with the break. We’re playing well now. But with the body count we have, I couldn’t have found a better time.
You just kinda coach em… and they kinda play.
You have to coach the guys that are playing. You have to get the guys that you expect...
Paul Pierce is just awesome at life. Not only is the guy one of the greatest Celtics of all time, but now he is also helping out his fellow Celtic fans in the love department. "Pierce tweeted his gift suggestion, a “Celeb Call” from none other than himself."
Valentines Day is an awkward holiday. Guys feel a lot of pressure to go all out because those are the expectations...
Sure Shot Promotions with be holding a Brandon Bass and Jared Sullinger autograph signing event at the South Shore Plaza on February 28th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Tickets for the event are still available. Autographs on flats are just $29 per player. Premiums like jerseys, balls, and shoes are $39 per player. You can get both players to sign flats for $50 and premiums for $60. ...
The Boston Celtics have two guards with torn ACLs. They received updates on both. Fortunately, the news on Rajon Rondo's knee is positive. However, Leandro Barbosa who tore his ACL just a couple days ago, did not get quite as encouraging news.According to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe, Rondo's knee surgery went well.Danny Ainge tells Globe Rondo underwent ACL...
Did Kevin Garnett unintentionally announce his retirement tonight? When the 17-year veteran was asked about this weekend’s All-Star game following the Celtics’ 71-69 win over the Bulls, he responded by saying it would be his last. When asked why, the Celtic, who has two years and $23.5 million remaining on his contract after this season, said “Ya’ll don’t know what I know...
Although it hasn’t exactly slowed them down, the injury bug struck again in Boston, as Leandro Barbosa became the latest in a disconcertingly long line of Celtics who will miss the remainder of the 2012-13 campaign with an injury. Will it be enough to slow the momentum the franchise has built over the course of the past few weeks, gaining traction in the Eastern Conference and...
Source who would definitely know re: reported Rondo/Howard talks: "nothing. Zero. Nada. Niente. Clear?" So, there's that.50 minutes ago via Mobile Web (M5)ReplyRetweetFavorite@daldridgetntDavid AldridgeUm, whoa. The Celtics and Lakers have reportedly discussed a Dwight Howard-for-Rajon Rondo deal. But it doesn’t seem like any trade will actually happen. Read the latest here.
Paul Pierce Leads Celtics to Victory
Wednesday night the Celtics were able to seal the deal against the Chicago Bulls to wrap up the first part of the season before the All-Star break. The Celtics beat the Bulls by a score of 71-69 to make it eight victories in their last nine contests.
It was not the prettiest win but the Celtics were able to hold on for the victory. It was clear...
The Dwight Howard era in Los Angeles hasn't exactly started off as expected. There's been nothing but drama, infighting, rumors and a lot of losing too.
There's been speculation that the Lakers could try to move Howard, with all of the aforementioned things seemingly likely to keep him from signing an extension with the storied Los Angeles franchise. Those have been...
Tip: 7:30PM Court: TD Garden Watch it: CSN Hear it: WEEI
Referees: James Capers, Tony Brown, Karl Lane
Spread: BOS -1.0
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At home: 19-9
On road: 15-9
Streak: Lost 1
Streak: Lost 1
Buckets: Pierce (18.7 ppg)
Buckets: Luol Deng (16.9 ppg)
Boards: Garnett (7.6 rpg)
Although Dwight Howard said the Lakers informed him that he would not be dealt by next week’s trade deadline, there are reports that the Celtics and Lakers have had discussions that would sent the soon-to-be free agent to Boston for injured All-Star Rajon Rondo.
According to Ken Berger, CBS Sports:
CBSSports.com has learned that the Lakers have engaged in preliminary trade discussions...
Defense ruled the day, but it was Boston's offense that sealed the game down the stretch.In last night’s nail-biter against Chicago, points were predictably at a premium between two very talented, very defense-oriented teams. So when the Celtics were able to produce field goals on three consecutive possessions late in the fourth quarter, giving themselves a lead they would...