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Celtics can't get past Rockets, lose 93-87

It was a tale of two halves for the Celtics on Friday night versus the Houston Rockets. The green came out of the locker room looking disinterested in the first two quarters and were outscored 60-42 in the first 24 minutes, eventually falling to the Rockets 92-87.An intense defensive third quarter by the Celts, though, got the C's back in the game. Marcus Smart(4 points, 4 assists...
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Dwight Howard to miss trip to Boston

After being away from the comforts of home for two weeks, the Celtics received a nice gift Thursday night, when news broke that Houston Rockets' center Dwight Howard would miss his only visit of the year to the TD Garden:Dwight Howard underwent an MRI on Wednesday. Evaluation revealed edema in right knee. Howard will not travel w/ team to Boston & Detroit.— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA...
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Free throws not the Bedrock of current Celtics offense

It may seem to you that the Celtics often shoot fewer free throws than their opponents. Of course, this can sometime summon up suggestions of a lack of justice and respect from officials. You have undoubtedly heard Tommy Heinson on occasion going into full Fred Flintstone mode bellowing his displeasure to all who would listen. While it's difficult to prove anti-Celtics bias from...
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Morning Joe. Olynyk in a walking boot

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 goes lobster fishing on 'NBA Inside Stuff' -- remember 'NBA Inside Stuff'?

It's been well over 20 years since I last saw NBA Inside Stuff.  I used to watch it every Saturday morning, right after Saved by the Bell I believe.Apparently it's still on TV, and if you happen to catch this week's episode you can see Marcus Smart go lobster fishing in Boston Harbor (clearly filmed last summer).On this week's #InsideStuff, @Celtics Rook @smart_MS3 learns how to...
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Green Target: Boston should get into the mix for Reggie Jackson

It was the summer of 2011. The Boston Celtics were still stinging from losing to the Miami Heat 4-1 in the second round of the playoffs, but the focus had turned to the draft.Since Boston was still competing for titles, finishing with a 56-26 record on the year, they owned the 25th overall pick. Plenty of names were bandied about for that pick, but my attention was directly focused...
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Paul Pierce is rooting for Tom Brady and the Pats

As the media tries its hardest to bring down the greatest quarterback of all time  before Super Bowl XLIX, it's clear that one former Boston athlete is in the corner of Tom Brady. Celtic legend, Paul Pierce sat down with CSNNE's Gary Tanguay and had this to say regarding the Patriots signal caller:I'm pulling for them hard I want Brady to go out there and get another championship...
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Andre Dawkins recalled from Maine Red Claws to Boston Celtics

Seven days into his 10 day contract signed on Jan.23, Andre Dawkins has finally gotten the call up from the Maine Red Claws and will join the Boston Celtics. Andre Dawkins has been recalled from the Maine Red Claws.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 29, 2015Last Saturday, Dawkins went off for 27 points and 7 assists vs. the Sioux Falls Skyforce. He made a quick impression with...
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Rick Pitino calls Brad Stevens 'a top-3 coach at any level'

Former Celtics coach/GM Rick Pitino was in town last night as his Louisville Cardinals took on the Boston College Eagles (by they way, if you didn't know both those teams are in the ACC I don't blame you). According to ESPNBoston.com's Jack McCluskey, Pitino received a "smattering of boos" when introduced during his first game coaching in Boston since leaving the Celtics in 2001...
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Marcus Smart continues hot streak from deep

Through Dec. 31, Marcus Smart's 3-point shooting was making the draft evaluators that questioned his stroke look pretty smart. The rookie shot just 29.5 percent from deep in his two years at Oklahoma State, and while he was expected to improve, seeing his percentage shoot up so quickly has been a pleasant surprise. Since Dec. 1, Marcus Smart is 35 for 83 from downtown (42.2%). Since...
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Now, this is a story all about how our five gets flipped, turned upside down

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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