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“Well, I didn’t do anything,” Rivers said when asked about calling his team soft after Wednesday’s loss to the Nets. “I mean, we went pretty hard [Thursday] for a short [practice] and we actually went hard today for the shoot-around. Because we’ve got to get our culture right in that way. And we’ve got a long way to go, but we’re getting better. You can see it, for sure.”
“It was good,” Rivers said. “Obviously it’s one game and it was great. Our defense was fantastic. We did a couple things different, trapping, it was great. And then the ball movement was terrific as well in the first half. I thought, second half was, you know how that goes with the score, but overall I just like our focus and how we approached the game.”
I had a feeling the Celtics were going to come out swinging last night. It’s what they
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Tommy started off in rare fashion with a rant on Rondo's suspension. Tommy is from an era when you stood up for each other and what Rondo did was a nightly occurrence. The whole league has gotten soft.
On Rondo's 2 game suspension "Absolutely overkill.For crying out loud he stood up for his teammate.""I'm yelling!I'm really yelling!
With Rondo suspended, Celtics will start Courtney Lee, hoping his defense will help against Portland rookie Damian Lillard.
— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) November 30, 2012
Rajon Rondo is suspended for the next two games for his part in a brawl Wednesday night against the Nets. As such, a lot of the players that were brought on in the off-season are going to have to fill in...
After every game, we’ll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player’s overall value.
Offense: Defense: Overall:
I bet when you see 3 green arrows come up for Courtney Lee, you expect a siren to go off and coins to come pouring out of your monitor somehow. I’m going to look past a few of the misses because as we’ve...
BOSTON — Among NBA players, both on the Celtics and throughout the league, Doc Rivers might be the most popular coach around. He reputation for instilling accountability while turning even the most mundane practices into entertaining competitions is well-known throughout the league, which may explain why players polled last season named Rivers as the coach they would most like...
The Celtics beat the Portland Trailblazers emphatically by a score of 96-78 last night, even if their star point guard was not around to see the action after being ejected against the Nets. However, the talk in the locker room for Kevin Garnett was about Doc’s comment that other teams think the Celtics are “soft”. [...]
The Celtics barely missed Rondo as they routed the Trailblazers 96-78. Strong performances by Jeff Green, Jason Terry, Courtney Lee, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett gave Celtics fans hope that they can play without their floor general. Jared Weiss of CLNS Radio recaps the game in tonight’s edition of “Three at the Buzzer”. Filmed and [...]
Boston and Portland are scenic ports of call, but their basketball arenas are no bed and breakfasts for the NBA's gentlemen callers.
Courtney Lee replaced Rajon Rondo in the starting lineup and the Celtics got off to a quick start. Jeff Green played well with 19 points and Jason Terry had 17.
Dee Brown converted two free throws with 16.5 seconds remaining and the Celtics...
The Boston Celtics are missing Rajon Rondo for one more game, but Courtney Lee will try to soften the blow of that absence again.
Visiting the sputtering Milwaukee Bucks may also help.
With Lee expected to start at the point again, the Celtics attempt to continue their success against the Bucks by getting another win at the Bradley Center on Saturday night.
Rondo, the NBA'...
With LaMarcus Aldridge and the Portland Trailblazers coming into Boston, The Oregonian posted an interesting article about the matchup: Does Garnett’s style of play, and irritation, bring out the best in Aldridge? Can I quickly dispel this and say no?
According to article, Aldridge has a list of people who really bring out the aggravation in him. Guys like A’mare Stoudemire,...
Well the Celtics showed that they still have some fight in them, but unfortunately it was not enough. When Humphries came crashing down on Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo immediately came to his defense. Then a bench clearing brawl ensued—a rarity in basketball. Whether or not Rondo should have done what he did is a different story. Some could say that he was a great teammate and a...
5 p.m. ET: The Celtics were lucky to have back-to-back games on their schedule with their star point guard, Rajon Rondo, suspended for two games after fighting with Nets forward Kris Humphries. Boston is able to get the games out of the way against lesser opponents before Rondo can come back.
The 9-7 Celtics will take on the 7-7 Bucks for the third time this season, after splitting...
Herald Nothing soft about C’sNBA roundup: Thunder hold off Jazz 104-96, sweep homestand Courtney Lee lights spark as C’s pound Portland David Stern fine Spurs thoughts from Doc RiversDoc Rivers will point in-house to spell guard Celts cruise without Rondo, top Blazers 96-78 Globe Final, Celtics 96-Trailblazers 78 Jeff Green leads Celtics over Trail Blazers with 19 pointsDanny...
There are a lot of CSNNE reporters I like. Michael Felger in not one of them. He's openly stated he doesn't like the Celtics or the NBA, yet CSNNE gives him a major platform to discuss the NBA. Yesterday he was going off on how KG ran away from Gerald Wallace and would lose a fight to any hockey player.
"I would take, almost literally, anyone in the NHL over Kevin Garnett...
With the Nets up 51-35 in the first half of their game against the Celtics last night, tempers flared when Nets' Kris Humphries fouled Celtics' Kevin Garnett sending him crashing to the floor.
Rajon Rondo didn't take to kindly to Humphries' foul on his teammate and that's when a brawl broke out.
Boston head coach responded to the brawl saying the...
February 22nd, 2012 – The Boston Celtics lose to the Oklahoma City Thunder 119-104 dropping their record to 15-17. Even the most ardent members of Celtics Nation declare the “window” shut for the team. The break-up of the Big Three seems inevitable as Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and maybe even Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett [...]