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This had been shaping up to be the year the Boston Celtics were finally unbothered by injury. But Avery Bradley’s shoulder popped out of its socket once too many times, he might undergo surgery any day now, and the Celtics suddenly rest one loss away from a possible end to the Big Three era, or one win away from Ray Allen and his damning bone spurs defending Dwyane Wade for 30-plus minutes per contest.When the season started, who would have figured a Bradley injury would prove so much more critical than the one Allen suffered in March? Allen’s bone spurs allowed Bradley to find himself and the Celtics to stumble inadvertently upon their best lineup. Bradley’s injury now forces a struggling Allen back into the starting lineup, and shines a brighter spotlight on the struggling duo of Mickael Pietrus and Keyon Dooling. With Bradley, Rajon Rondo could freely roam off the opponent’s non-ball-handler, using his gambling for good. Without Bradley, Rondo’s gambling turns into paint touch...
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Celtics coach Doc Rivers announced at Friday morning's practice that Avery Bradley had surgery Friday on his ailing left shoulder and is out for the playoffs.
Bradley was diagnosed with a sore rotator cuff during the first round series with the Hawks and attempted to play with pain. But early in the third quarter of Game 4 last Friday in Philadelphia, his shoulder...
PHILADELPHIA -- All you really need to know about the legitimacy of the NBA All-Defensive Team was apparent on Wednesday, when the rosters were announced with Avery Bradley receiving three measly votes. Bradley, the Celtics' resident ball-stopper and one of the staunchest perimeter defenders in the NBA, received one first-team vote but was named to neither the first nor the second...
Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley has most likely made his final appearance on the hardwood for the balance of the season according to a report from “The Boston Globe“; as their sources state that the guard is facing surgery to repair his ailing left shoulder. Bradley’s shoulder reportedly has popped out-of-place during the Celtics second round Playoff match-up against the...
Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley is done for the season.
Rajon Rondo didn't show off his best stuff in Game 6 on Wednesday night. The All-Star point guard looked a bit lost at times and was a big reason why the Celtics offense never truly found their groove. With backcourt mate Avery Bradley now done for the postseason, after having season-ending shoulder surgery on Friday, Rondo and teammate Ray Allen will be relied upon more than...
Loyal BC reader Steve in Hoboken was up watching SportsCenter last night while the rest of New Jersey was fist pumping in Seaside. “Who’s the blonde smoke,” he asked. Let’s see, full lips, perfect nose, insane jaw structure, great flow to the hair. She’s not holding that Channel 5 mic so you can rule her out at that station. One of you bros knows that blonde. Make things...
Think back to the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat right before the All-Star break. A team-building game, Doc Rivers called it. There’s no such thing as a team-building 15-point loss, the crowd shouted back at him. Not for these Boston Celtics.Flash forward to Game 6. A rhythm-builder, Ray Allen called it. There’s no such thing as a rhythm-building 4-for-11 from the field, including...
The Celtics are one game from advancing to the Eastern Conference finals, but it's becoming abundantly clear that it won't be easy to do that. The C's are in the midst of a battle with the Philadelphia 76ers, and nagging injuries aren't making things any easier for the Green. Players like Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Avery Bradley are all battling injuries that have...
In as frustrating and disappointing a performance as we’ve seen in some time, the Celtics just could not get things going last night in game six and lost to the 76ers 82-75.
I can be reactionary at times, but I don’t think I’m doing that when I am concerned, not about the Eastern Conference Finals, but about game seven on Saturday night. The Sixers have played the Celtics very...
When the Celtics decide to play, they clearly are the better team. It's a shame they don't come to play more often. It could make things so much easier for them. Cracks me up that they get upset with people bashing their team but yet their own fans constantly bash their team and every player on it. Their hate for Hawes is way worse than for any Celtics player it seems...
Allen Iverson plans to be in attendance tonight at Game 6 in Philadelphia, according to multiple sources. #celtics #sixersabout 6 hours ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@TTwerskyTzvi TwerskyKevin Garnett called Philadelphia 76ers fans “fair weather,” a Philadelphia columnist responded by calling Boston fans racist, and tonight we have Game 6, which is supposed to be attended...
As long as I can remember, the Philadelphia 76ers have always been the city's "fourth team". Fans in Philadelphia have always put the Eagles, Phillies, and Flyers ahead of the Sixers. The Sixers have a very rich past all the way up until the Allen iverson days, then the organization fell into a rebuilding mode. That rebuilding stage lasted so long, the attendance...
So we're all still a little upset over last night. I get that. It was probably the worst playoff game we've ever watched. The score at halftime was worse than some Div. 3 games. And today, we're all saying a lot of things that we may or may not regret.
With that in mind, here are a few of the things being said, and the absolute truth of the matter. There...
I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from Philadelphia.
The Sixers played a lot better in this one, and we'll talk about some of the good Sixer performances, but really, Philly was able to win this game because of three things, all Boston-related...
I've been watching the Celtics for some 30 years and tonight may have been one of the worst performances I've witnessed.
The Sixers played mediocre basketball and beat the Celtics, 82-75.
The Celtics were... abominable, alarming, appalling, atrocious, deplorable, depressing, dire, disgusting, distressing, dreadful, fearful, frightful, ghastly, grody, gross, gruesome...