Found December 24, 2011 on Red's Army:
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “Last year, I was kind of behind the gun,” O’Neal said. “I ended up getting hurt in the second or third day of training camp. I ended up missing some of the schemes they were putting me in and I never really caught up. I had to deal with trying to catch up and trying to physically get healthy. That’s tough, whereas now I feel healthy, I feel strong, I feel like I know what I’m doing, which is key. In any professional sports, if you don’t know the system, you’re in trouble. WEEI:  Jermaine O'Neal: Now I feel like I know what I'm doing The news on Jermaine has been nothing but positive so far.  Of course, with Jermaine some sort of qualifier like "so far" is necessary.  We all know how likely he is to get hurt and how almost no one expects him to finish the season having played a major...

Kevin Garnett Shoves Former Teammate Bill Walker After They Exchange Words at End of Season Opener (Video)

Kevin Garnett is one of the NBA's fiercest competitors, which sometimes results in him exchanging words with opposing players. Things got a bit more heated than usual at the conclusion of Sunday's season opener, though. Garnett was unable to sink the final shot, which allowed the Knicks to hold on for a 106-104 victory in what was a very intense, back-and-forth battle at...

Paul Pierce says he is day-to-day

The Celtics could have used the Truth day. Celtics fans are looking for the truth in regards to Paul Pierce’s bruised heal. The Captain was talkative after the C’s 104-102 loss to the New York Knicks on Christmas Day. I don’t see it being a month or two. Right now, I’m day-to-day. Paul Pierce ..on [...]

Pierce "improving" - Blogs: Celtics Insider» Blog Archive » Pierce improving, on team flight to NY via kwout There's no reason to push Paul Pierce to play against the Knicks.  I think they can beat New York without him.  Let him rest and get ready for the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.  Meanwhile, the Mickael Pietrus watch continues.  If he clears waivers at 6pm, we...

Boston Businesses Hurt by NBA Lockout, Happy to See Celtics Back on the Court

Editor's note: Lauren Edwards is a member of NESN's production team and contributed this story to Aldo Lamberti knew exactly what to do when he heard the NBA lockout was officially on. He called Celtics GM Danny Ainge. "I left him a message," said Lamberti, who manages Sports Grille Boston on Canal Street. "I told him we got to get this done. People...

Kevin Garnett Shoves Bill Walker After Celtics Loss To N.Y. Knicks

Christmas Day is suppose to bring love, sharing, and gift giving to your fellow man.After the N.Y. Knicks win over the Boston Celtics Sunday afternoon, Celtics star Kevin Garnett and N.Y. Knicks star Bill Walker wanted to bring to Madison Square Garden the gift of FIGHTING.As the two teams were "trying" to exit off the court when Garnett shoved Walker. In the replays...

Celtics' Pierce might miss opener against Knicks

Celtics guard Paul Pierce didn't practice Friday because of a nagging heel injury and might not play in Boston's season opener against the Knicks in New York on Christmas Day.

Celtics get boost in signing Mickael Pietrus

The Celtics received a roster boost when the versatile swingman agreed to a one-year contract for the league minimum.

Injured Pierce to miss opener vs. Knicks (AP)

Boston forward Paul Pierce missed the NBA season opener at New York because of a bruised right heel, and the Celtics hope he can return Tuesday when they visit Miami. Sasha Pavlovic started at forward for the Celtics on Sunday. Coach Doc Rivers says Pierce did little during a light practice Saturday, making it an easy decision to sideline the All-Star.

NBA Preseason Power Rankings (Top 9 Teams)

  9. Boston Celtics The Celtics had a poor off-season as well.  David West spurning them for the Pacers was a major blow, and Jeff Green’s tragic heart condition really takes away their depth. They failed to improve this off-season, and their big three is continuing to age.  Their championship window is soon closing. 8. New York Knicks The Knicks made a smart move when they...

Celtics-Knicks Preview

The Boston Celtics are the four-time defending Atlantic Division champions, but the New York Knicks are hoping their own version of the "Big Three" is ready to end that reign. The longtime rivals don't have to wait long to start battling for supremacy in the division as they open the season at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. Boston won its fourth consecutive division...

Knicks defeat Celtics in season opener 106-104

Despite the Celtics playing without Paul Pierce, the Knicks still had to sweat it out before Carmelo Anthony saved Christmas. The Knicks blew an 17-point first-half lead and rallied from 10 down in the fourth quarter to secure a 106-104 victory at the new Garden as a sensational Anthony popped...

NBA roundup: Knicks open season with victory over Celtics

The Boston Celtics and New York Knicks kicked off the NBA season with their game today. The Knicks won, 106-104.
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