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There are eight games left in the regular season for the Celtics, and the fourth seed is not officially out of reach. To put their plight in the rosiest terms possible, another flurry of strong play to close out the season’s final month could possibly put the Celtics back in the discussion for a top-four seed and home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
Possible does not equal probable, however, and it is difficult to see such a turn of events taking place. The Celtics dropped another one on Monday, falling to the Timberwolves to suffer their seventh loss in nine games. Paul Pierce was back home dealing with a personal matter. Kevin Garnett reportedly was with the team, but he was out of uniform for the seventh time in two weeks. In short, the Celtics are fading, and at this point there are far more important things for them to worry about than playoff seeding.
The Celtics simply need to make sure they do not totally unravel between now and April 19, when the playoff...
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It looks like the Celtics' banner 18 chances have taken yet another big hit.
In a recent piece by hall of fame sportswriter Jackie MacMullan, she reveals what's been ailing Kevin Garnett.
Doc Rivers informed me last night that I should stop worrying about KG.
"Honestly, he's fine," Rivers said. "It's a bone something, a bone spur that just needs...
The already battered Celtics could be without their captain against Minnesota Monday night.
According to ESPN's Chris Forsberg, Paul Pierce turned his ankle in the first quarter which forced him to sit out the final 13 minutes of the Celtics' 108-89 loss to the Knicks Sunday. Pierce was seen on the bench with an ice pack taped to his right ankle. From Forsberg's piece...
No KG or Pierce at Celtics shootaround this morning. Pierce remains game-time decision vs. DET, according to the team.55 minutes ago via EchofonReplyRetweetFavorite@ESPNForsbergChris ForsbergStrangely enough, I think the Celtics will pull this win out, regardless of Pierce’s playing status. Boston has lost seven of its last nine games and is 0-2 against the pesky Pistons (not...
Last night Paul Pierce missed just his second game in what has been a remarkable 15th pro season. The Celtics fell to 0-2 without him, losing to two inept basketball teams (Charlotte and Minnesota) by a combined 38 points in those games.
Pierce tweaked his ankle in the Celtics blowout loss to the Knicks on Sunday night, but Celtics coach Doc Rivers said that Pierce sat out for...
Knicks 108, Celtics 89
For the second time this week, the Celtics (38-35) were unable to compete with a team that now owns the longest streak in the NBA. The Knicks (46-26) won their eighth straight on Sunday night as they steamrolled through a porous C’s defense. Boston played well enough on the offensive end, but Without Kevin Garnett in the lineup, they were simply unable to...
MINNEAPOLIS For the first time since Kevin Garnett put on a Celtics jersey in 2007, the Timberwolves beat Boston on Monday night, a 110-100 victory that capped off a grueling homestand against playoff-bound teams.
If that win, that snapped streak, isn't a landmark of the most pathologic type, then what is?
Unfortunately for the Timberwolves in terms of their quest for karmic...
With the Boston Celtics struggling and Kevin Garnett still sidelined, the team's opportunity to improve its playoff seeding is fading.
But on Monday night in Minnesota, they'll try to take advantage of a Timberwolves team they've won 11 straight against. Ten of those victories have come since Garnett was traded to Boston in the summer of 2007.
The Celtics (38-35) have...
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Streak: Lost 2
For the first time since they gave us Kevin Garnett, the Minnesota Timberwolves have beaten the Celtics. They did it by feeding Nikola Pekovic early and often, and then feasting on the Celtics mistakes. Wolves take it 110-100.
The Celtics kept nipping and tucking and making it feel like they had a shot, but every time they got close, the Wolves would whip off another run to put...
The Celtics returned home to take on the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night at the TD Garden. With a win tonight and a 76er loss on the road the Celtics would clinch a playoff spot. The team did just that but they sure don't make things easy on themselves. Led by a huge night from Jeff Green, who finished with 34 points, the Celtics snuck by Detroit 98-93.
The Pistons really...
Melo and the Knicks punished Boston from 3-point range.Few things are as aggravating as hearing an opposing crowd chant “Bos-ton sucks,” but one thing that’s worse is knowing that they aren’t wrong. The Celtics, for lack of a better descriptor, sucked tonight. Aside from Jeff Green (and Chris Wilcox on two field goal attempts), no one shot above 50% from the field. The Celtics...
The Boston Celtics are limping toward the playoffs, and they're fully aware improvement is necessary to have any success in the postseason.
Their recent performances versus the Detroit Pistons shouldn't be used as an example.
Boston has a chance to clinch a playoff berth and will have Paul Pierce back in the lineup as it looks to avoid a fifth consecutive loss to visiting...
Minnesota Timberwolves 110, Boston Celtics 100 The Celtics headed to Minnesota for a match against the Timberwolves following a blowout loss last night against the New York Knicks. Paul Pierce was not available for the team, as announced yesterday, the captain sat out for personal reasons. To start the game, Avery Bradley and Courtney Lee had a difficult time guarding Ricky Rubio...