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Celtics Notes: Amir Johnson Leads Impressive Defensive Effort Vs. Heat

The Boston Celtics take pride in their defense, and with good reason: They’re 0-7 this season in games in which they’ve allowed 100 or more points. Their latest loss of that variety came Sunday night to the Orlando Magic in a game that saw Orlando’s big men dominate in the paint and on the glass. But the Celtics flipped that script Monday night thanks to the efforts of their...
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Celtics Fans Break Out Impressive ‘Wave’ Late In Blowout Win (Videos)

BOSTON — Maybe it was the warm weather. Or maybe Boston Celtics fans just were in a cheery mood after their Thanksgiving festivities. Whatever the reason, the folks at TD Garden decided to bust out a tradition not usually reserved for indoor arenas Friday night. With the Celtics well on their way to a 33-point win over the Washington Wizards, the Garden faithful suddenly broke...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Amir Johnson Supplies Much-Needed Energy In Rousing Win

BOSTON — Amir Johnson thought his Celtics teammates looked a bit flat when he got to TD Garden early Friday afternoon. So he decided to take matters into his own hands. “I had the rookie, Terry (Rozier), bring in his boom box and play some music in the locker room, just to get everybody’s vibe going and get everybody’s energy up,” Johnson said. “… Future, a lot of Drake...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics’ pick-and-roll attempt goes horribly wrong

Cue up the “Yakety Sax” music and get ready to watch one of the funniest moments of the 2015-16 NBA season thus far. The Celtics had the right idea in Tuesday night’s game against the Bucks, but their execution needed some work. Point guard Isaiah Thomas attempted to run a pick-and-roll with Amir Johnson, but instead of getting free, he ended up taking a spill. Johnson set...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics hilariously botch pick-and-roll (Video)

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas and forward Amir Johnson showed how NOT to run the pick-and-roll during the first quarter of Tuesday night's game against Milwaukee.One second, Thomas is dribbling around Johnson as he sets the pick. The next, the ball pops free as Johnson falls on top of Thomas. Fortuantely, the Celtics were able to get back on the same page. At the end of the...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mr. Plus/Minus: Amir Johnson

When viewing the Boston Celtics' team roster, it looks like they didn't go out and sign or trade for a star to complete their team. However, General Manager Danny Ainge went out and signed former Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson, perhaps the NBA's most underrated player. "Amir's name came up early and often as a target," according to Brad Stevens. Not only was Johnson a good...
Via The Sports Quotient
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart out for tonight's game vs Wizards, Amir Johnson will suit up

Marcus Smart will not play tonight for the Celtics. Amir Johnson will. Amir Johnson is playing. Marcus Smart is not. Smart day to day. Walking boot a conservative measure per Stevens. — Jay King (@ByJayKing) November 6, 2015The injury seems to be minor, but the team has every reason to be cautious so early in the season. Last year Smart was hampered by sprained ankle and never...
Via Celtics Life
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's why the Celtics are already in love with Amir Johnson

Amir Johnson is exactly who the Boston Celtics need. Brian Babineau GettyThe Boston Celtics already love Amir Johnson, and, well, why wouldn't they? After one game, their most notable free agent signing in several years has already had a positive impact on their defense, and showed how influential he can be on the offensive end, as well.Here's what a few people around the team are...
Via Fox Sports
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the C’s love Amir Johnson

We compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Boston Celtics decision-makers, including the team’s front office personnel and coaching staff, huddled up at the team’s practice facility on May 1 — about a week after the team’s playoff elimination — and began the...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Amir Johnson Predicts ‘A Lot’ Of Trash Talk With Ex-Raptors Teammates

WALTHAM, Mass. — Amir Johnson won’t have to wait long to get a shot at his former team. The Boston Celtics host the Toronto Raptors on Friday night, the team Johnson spent the previous six seasons with before leaving for Boston in free agency this summer. The 28-year-old veteran obviously became very close with his Raptors teammates during his time in Toronto. But now that he’s...
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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