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Maybe you're like me and your relationship with Tayshaun Prince has evolved through the following stages. 1. Oh! So he's included in the Green trade? I remember him from the Pistons. 2. I didn't know he played for Memphis. 3. I wasn't sure he was still in the league! 4. Wonder who we'll trade him for in a few days. 5. Oh, cute. He's wearing a Celtics uniform. 6. Whoa! He's in the...
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Cup of Joe. Olynyk in, Smart out for Rising Star Challenges

Good morning! Welcome to CelticsLife's morning column, Cup of Joe. Each morning we feature a few quick-hitters from the previous night; the important stuff, the not so important stuff. The weird, the wild, the in between. A nice, mindless morning column to start your day off with. So pull up a chair, grab your Morning Joe, and find out what happened last night while you were sleeping...
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Celtics lose to hungry Timberwolves 110-98, end road trip on a sour note

Well, this was supposed to be an easier game if the Celtics' impressive record on this road trip were to indicate anything, but of course the Celtics love to surprise us at every game this season in order to keep the entertainment value up, so instead we had a loss at hand. It should be noted that Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin returned from their injuries recently and Andrew Wiggins...
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Danny Ainge is committed to the Celts rebuild

As the Celtics battle through year two of their rebuild, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge made it be known that he is in for the long haul as he tries to bring the franchise back to the top of the NBA throne.Ainge certainly has had his faults in his tenure as C's General Manager. Questionable draft picks, the trade for Jeff Green, as well as botching the Tony Allen...
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So the Celtics will make the playoffs, and have a better chance to reach the Finals than OKC?

In the midst of an improbably successful six-game road trip, as of this moment the 16-27 Celtics are in 10th place in the Eastern Conference, just two games back of No. 8 Charlotte.  It may be time to consider the postseason a very real possibility.Boston's -1.7 points per game scoring differential actually ranks seventh-best overall in the East.  The C's also have an extremely...
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Paul Pierce suggests turning game off to get "game" on

For those of us who have spent decades watching NBA basketball, it often strikes us the frequency of gentle pleasantries among members of opposing teams. It is no rare sight to see a center drop a shooting guard in mid-flight only to offer him a loving hand of reconciliation. We have all seen the offensive display of a small forward joking mid-game with his defensive assignment,...
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Morning Joe. TWO Summer leagues

Good morning! Welcome to CelticsLife's morning column, Cup of Joe. Each morning we feature a few quick-hitters from the previous night; the important stuff, the not so important stuff. The weird, the wild, the in between. A nice, mindless morning column to start your day off with. So pull up a chair, grab your Morning Joe, and find out what happened last night while you were sleeping...
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Marcus Smart wins first matchup against Dante Exum

Selected back to back in the 2014 NBA draft, Marcus Smart (6th overall) met Dante Exum (5th overall) on a NBA floor for the first time Monday night. Boston came into Energy Solutions Arena, in Utah, and edged out the Jazz 99-90.As far as the matchup between Smart and Exum, let's just say the bout had a clear winner.Smart poured in nine points and dished out five assists, going 4...
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Breaking down the Celtics' improbable road trip

Zeller (14 pts) and Prince (19 pts) were the C's top two scorers in Utah, as unlikely an occurrence as Boston's three recent victories.Here's the one stat I think best sums up the Celtics' unexpectedly successful venture out west:99-90, Boston is the final. Boston Celtics wins in Western Conference cities.. Last five days: 3 Previous 705 Days: 0— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP)...
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Afternoon Delight: Ball Don't Lie, Rasheed Wallace to blame for Deflategate

Of course it was 'Sheed's fault. Isn't it always? Celtics Life has obtained a photograph of the New England Patriots ball attendant who has become a "Person of interest" to the NFL and it is one Rasheed Abdul Wallace. So sneaky. To be that tall and to have avoided being discovered until 9 days later is quite impressive. Ball Don't Lie.About Afternoon Delight: From time to time, Celticslife...
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Phenomenal lineup set for three point contest

The All Star break is approaching, and it appears the real highlight will be the Footlocker three point shooting contest. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, five of the six players in this year's contest have been named. The sharp-shooting participants include Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Wes Matthews, Kyle Korver and J.J. Redick. Yup. Some stiff competition there.Note that four out...
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Cup of Joe. SHAVLIK WATCH

Good morning! Welcome to CelticsLife's morning column, Cup of Joe. Each morning we feature a few quick-hitters from the previous night; the important stuff, the not so important stuff. The weird, the wild, the in between. A nice, mindless morning column to start your day off with. So pull up a chair, grab your Morning Joe, and find out what happened last night while you were sleeping...
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Green Envy: What Jazz fans said 1/26

Well that was a heart attack waiting to happen. The Celtics soared out to a 55-31 halftime lead, then in the blink of an eye almost blew it by getting outscored 35-16 in the third quarter. But eventually the good guys won and the Jazz fans went home angry. On a side note: Is there a funnier looking bunch than the Jazz? Some odd looking eyebrows on Enes Kanter, a sweet Super Cuts...
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Celts down Jazz 99-90 in Utah

The Celtics beat the Jazz tonight 99-90, in Utah.After a slow first quarter the score read 17 apiece, but a second quarter surge propelled the Celtics to a (season high) 38 point quarter. Led by Tayshaun Prince, the Celtics shot the ball at a great clip, going 54% from the field, 58% from three, and a perfect 100% at the line. For Utah, it was a different story. The Jazz shot 36...
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Gerald Wallace entertains in Celtics' fourth quarter

The Boston Celtics proved to be most productive in the fourth quarter last night, especially if you are Gerald Wallace. The Celtics finished their loss to the Golden State Warriors with a quarter high 34 points, including 3 consecutive field goals from Wallace. In typical "quality" soundbyte fashion, Wallace put an entertaining spin on his contribution.I tell Gerald Wallace he...
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Celtics jump to season-high No. 21 in ESPN power rankings

The Celtics retired No. 21 for Bill Sharman.Marc Stein's weekly NBA power rankings on ESPN.com have just been released, and the Celtics are at their highest position of the season.  After falling to No. 28 last week (Boston's lowest ranking of the year), the C's rose seven spots all the way to No. 21, equaling their high-water mark for 2014-15.Back-to-back wins in Portland and Denver...
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Klay Thompson and Steve Kerr praise the Celtics effort

After torching the Celtics for 31 points Sunday night, Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson had some positive things to say about the visitors from Boston:Klay Thompson: "(Celtics) weren't out there trying to play like Michael Jordan or be the hero. They just played solid team basketball."— Jay King (@ByJayKing) January 26, 2015More Thompson on Cs: "They were efficient...
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I Am Boston, featuring the world's greatest fans: Ray Quimby

The Boston Celtics boast a rich history that began in 1946 and has continued with seventeen championships and millions of memories.CelticsLife's "I Am Boston" offers a closer look at the individuals that make up the most loyal and supportive professional sports fans in the world.Profile: Ray Quimby, 64 year old from Midcoast Maine (second student from left in photo of Sam Jones)I...
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Kelly Olynyk out at least a few weeks

Things didn't look good when Kelly Olynyk landed awkwardly on Thomas Robinson's foot during Thursday's win at Portland, and the second-year big man left the Moda Center on crutches. Olynyk flew back to Boston for further testing and it was determined he could be out until after All-Star Break. From Jay King's update on Mass Live: Kelly Olynyk's MRI this weekend showed a few torn...
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Sean Grande shares Knicks' scouting report on the 84 Celtics

Sean Grande was cool enough to share this very awesome tweet:Tonight's find... ...the Knicks' scouting report on the 1983-84 Celtics. Spoiler alert: Bird good. pic.twitter.com/KFue7huvRO— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) January 26, 2015But let's take a closer look at it: Ainge had "outstanding quickness" and was a "great perimeter shooter." Maxwell was an "excellent low post player...
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Cup of Joe. Brandon Bass proving his worth.

Good morning! Welcome to CelticsLife's morning column, Cup of Joe. Your #1 source for not reading about deflategate or the impending storm. Each morning we feature a few quick-hitters from the previous night; the important stuff, the not so important stuff. The weird, the wild, the in between. A nice, mindless morning column to start your day off with. So pull up a chair, grab your...
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Sully and Turner play great, but Celtics lose to the Warriors in Oakland, 114-111

After snapping a 24 game losing streak on the road vs. Western Conference foes, the Celtics tried to make it three straight wins against the west by upsetting the Warriors in Oakland. Only problem: the Warriors are ridiculously good, and despite the best efforts of Jared Sullinger (26 points and 9 boards) and Evan Turner (19-7-7), and an overall solid effort, the Celts just didn...
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Is Avery Bradley clutch?

Since the departure of Paul Pierce, the Celtics have been searching for a guy who can knock down the important shot in crunch time.On Friday night in Denver, Avery Bradley's name was called in the closing minutes, and the C's guard delivered like UPS. With 3:30 left in the game, AB hit a corner three to put the team up 93-91. When the green needed another big make, down 96-95, Bradley...
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Mid-season re-evaluation: Breaking down each Celtics players' entertainment value dollar by dollar

The 15-26 Celtics have played 41 games, exactly half of the season.  With that in mind it's time to re-evaluate the dollar amounts for how much I'm paying to watch each Celtic play.  My season ticket price is $65 per game, so here's the recalculated entertainment value of each player for my money.  Rajon Rondo led the preseason list at $10, obviously there's a bit more cash to...
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Brad Stevens prefers to keep Tayshaun Prince

When Prince arrived in Boston, many believed that he may be gone before he even donned the green. according to the Boston Herald's Steve Bulpett, however, coach Brad Stevens has taken quite a liking to Prince:Coach Brad Stevens has taken a strong liking to Prince, who had four points in 17 minutes in last night’s 100-99 win against the Nuggets. It’s fair to assume he may lobby...
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