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New York Knicks
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Things have been anything but simple for the Celtics, who have shot a combined 14-for-62 (22.6 percent) after halftime through two games. As a result of that horrid offense, the C’s have been outscored, 81-48, after the break
Boston Herald: Knicks well-adjusted
The Knicks have clearly looked like the better team in this series thus far, its just that simple. They look like the more talented, and better coached team than the Celtics in the first two games of the series. The biggest reason for this? The Knicks have made the adjustments to what the Celtics are doing, while the Celtics have been caught flat footed and have done little to counter-punch the Knicks attack, especially in the second half. This is rather surprising given the credentials of Doc Rivers and his nobility across the league for his knack for finding t...
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Last night during Game 2, Kevin Garnett suffered a hip-injury related to a hip pointer Rotoworld reported. Makes sense why Kevin was looking fatigued, and frustrated the whole game. With all the bogus fouls and missed shots, KG needs to have a better game 3 for us to have any chance. At least he is able to practice on Thursday and hopefully will be ready for Friday's game, thank...
Kevin Garnett has struggled through the first two games of the 1st round with the New York Knicks. According to Doc Rivers, Garnett is suffering thru a 'hip injury' but is expected to play in game 3. From Mike Petraglia of WEEI.com: "He got hit in the, it's not a hip flexor, a hip pointer," said Rivers. "It's very similar to having a hip flexor in...
It is sort of amazing, given Kevin Garnett‘s reputation for being a bit handsy on defense, that he only fouled out of one game all season and was whistled for at least five personal fouls just five times. In 68 games this season, Garnett was called for just 154 fouls, or an average of less than 2.3 fouls per game.
Think about that, Celtics fans, next time you start to whine about...
Kevin Garnett walked over to the Boston bench, nursing a sore hip and Celtics coach Doc Rivers asked repeatedly if his big man needed a break.
It was going to take more than that to knock Garnett out of the playoffs.
''He's good. He's good to go,'' Rivers said Wednesday during a conference call with reporters. ''He'll practice tomorrow, and he...
Doc Rivers says Kevin Garnett suffered a hip pointer in Game 2 against the Knicks. See the video evidence above.
The injury will not prevent KG from practicing or playing in Game 3. Shocking.
As for why Jordan Crawford is playing significant minutes over Courtney Lee, Doc said:
“I think offensively he gives you a better shot at it.”
On the team’s effort:
At the end of the day...
As the serenade of "KG sucks, KG sucks" echoed throughout MSG during the end of last night's Game 2, it got me thinking of whether this is how it really is all going to come to an end for Kevin Garnett. I don't have any inside sources (and I've been wrong before) but my gut tells me this is it: Kevin Garnett is retiring at the end of these playoffs. The...
94% of playoff series are won by the team that leads 2-0. Those are some daunting odds facing the Celtics following tonight’s 87-71 loss to the Knicks.
The Celtics scored 23 points in the 2nd half. That’s a franchise playoff low. They shot 19%. They went the final 9 minutes of the game without a field goal.
You can’t blame the turnovers (11) tonight. It was simply wretched...
8 a.m. ET: After pulling off the seemingly impossible by scoring just eight points in the fourth quarter of a loss in Game 1, the Celtics look to do something much less jaw-dropping in Game 2 by winning the game.
Jeff Green, who scored 26 points, and Carmelo Anthony, who dropped a game-high 36 points, were the clear stars of Game 1. But Celtics coach Doc Rivers was immensely impressed...
Boston Globe Dreadful second half performances dooming Celtics - Baxter Holmes examines the team's lack of offense the past two games. Kevin Garnett suffers minor hip injury - He is still expected to play tomorrow night though. Boston Herald Celtics in need of a jolt after halftime - Mark Murphy has more on their second half woes. Knicks have turned tables on Celtics - Steve...
Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Celtics’ lack of talent catching up with them Just last season, the Oklahoma City Thunder went down 0-2 before rallying to beat the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals. That is unusual. So unusual in fact, that only 14 other teams in the history of the league have accomplished the feat. In the NBA, teams that lose the first...
Does anyone else miss Glen "Big Baby" Davis, especially after the Boston Celtics have been pushed around in the first two games against the New York Knicks? For all the criticism that Davis took in his four seasons as a Celtic, for all the "Shrek and Donkey" antics and crying on the bench, his game might just in fact be missed by this version of the Boston...
Knicks 87, Celtics 71
Once again the Celtics played outstanding in the first half against the Knicks, only to completely collapse down the stretch. They’ve lost the first two games of this series in demoralizing fashion, but don’t write their obituary quite yet.
The Celtics are battle-tested. They’re hungry, they’re tough, they get inside the opponent’s...
Hustle. Heart. Focus.
This is what the Celtics need from each and every player for the rest of this series. They're down 2-0 and there is no more room for errors. Absolutely none.
I really thought that the Celtics would be able to "flip the switch" now that it's the playoffs, but it looks like the bad habits they developed over the course of the season have...
The Celtics have dropped the first two games in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs to an unrelenting Knicks team, and need to turn their play around if they plan to see the second round.
Injuries have plagued the Celtics season, forcing the team to overcome some adversity mid-season, and players like Jeff Green, Avery Bradley and Jason terry rose to the occasion...
Celtics forward Jeff Green has been unable to get past Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks.
Is the debate about the Boston Celtics being better without Rajon Rondo this year over? Whether or not the Celtics are a different team for better or worse without Rondo is irrelevant because the Celtics have played like a mediocre team throughout the 2012-’13 season. They have been...