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Celtics out-claw Bobcats 106-103

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty ImagesThe Celtics finally played a complete game tonight and beat the Bobcats 106 to 103 tonight at the TD Garden. Charlotte came out hot in the first half building a double digit lead early, however the C’s worked their way back into it right before halftime. The second half was competitively balanced throughout, even after Jared Sullinger...
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Some concerning numbers surrounding Rajon Rondo, and why he needs to change his philosophy

When Rajon Rondo returned, many folks thought that the Celtics, 14-26 at the time, would improve as a team. Sure, it may take a little while as Rondo shook the rust off, but eventually the Cs best player would make the team better. I mean, isn't that how things work in the NBA?Not exactly. With the season winding down, it's clear that Rondo's return has not sparked the...
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Did Rajon Rondo deserve to be fined for flopping?

The NBA has given Rajon Rondo a warning for allegedly flopping against the Atlanta Hawks. Let's first watch the video, and then debate if the point guard did in fact 'flop.'So yes, upon first viewing it does appear that Rajon Rondo falls to the ground despite not making any kind of contact with a charging Jeff Teague. What we don't know, however, is this; Was there...
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Danny Ainge will try to "blow off some fireworks" this off-season

ESPN BOSTON- "I’m going to try to blow off some fireworks, but I have to be patient as well and we have to make sure that we don’t do deals just to do deals," Ainge said Thursday during his weekly call to Boston sports radio 98.5 the Sports Hub. "We have to do the right deals. Those are a lot harder than most people think or believe or understand. I’m not making...
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Kris Humphries has tendonitis, and could be the next HGTV star

Kris Humphries stayed in Boston on Wednesday to get an MRI on his right knee while the Celtics traveled to Atlanta to take on the Hawks. The MRI revealed no structural damage to his meniscus, but he does have tendonitis as well as minor bruising: Celtics report that Kris Humphries' MRI on knee reveals nothing more than tendinitis. No word on possible return.— Steve Bulpett...
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Kevin Garnett moves into 14th on all-time scoring list, passes Alex English

You can check off another hallmark moment in what has been a stellar career for former Celtic Kevin Garnett.The 2003-04 leave MVP recently passed Alex English to move into 14th on the all-time scoring list.To recap, the Big Ticket is now 5th in minutes played, 10th in rebounds, 14th in points, 16th in steals, 18th in blocks, and 49th in assists all-time. Quite the 18 years Garnett...
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Future Celtics? Julius Randle and Nik Stauskas reportedly set to declare for the draft

Another day, another potential future Celtic declares for the draft. Yesterday it was Joel Embiid, today it's Nik Stauskas -- reportedly.ESPN's Jeff Goodman, who's a reliable college basketball source (also known as the guy who hates Rajon Rondo), says that Stauskas will be declaring for the draft, foregoing his final two collegiate seasons. Michigan sophomore Nik Stauskas...
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Tommy Heinsohn says Rajon Rondo has 'bad habits' from Doc Rivers' team, should be benched at times

After the Celtics blew a 9-point 4th quarter lead last night for their 9th consecutive loss, Tommy Heinsohn was not too pleased during the postgame show.  Tommy seemed to put a lot of the blame for the defeat on Rajon Rondo, in particular for his failure to push the ball up the floor in the final period.  Said Heinsohn (watch the video from CSNNE):Rondo has developed bad habits...
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PLUS/MINUS: Has Sullinger reached untradeable status?

PLUS/MINUS is a weekly column that makes five hypothetical statements about the state of the Boston Celtics. PLUS means you agree, MINUS means you don’t. These statements deal with beyond the boxscore factors and dig deep to find the true value these athletes bring to Boston.This week Matt Richissin, Matt MacKay, and Austin Gill discuss Jared Sullinger’s ascent to untradeable...
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Danny Ainge compares Jeff Green to Pierce, Garnett, and Allen before teaming up

Your browser does not support iframes.Danny Ainge joined Mike Gorman and Chris Herren in the broadcast booth for the Boston Celtics-Atlanta Hawks game tonight, and answered some questions tweeted by fans. Among some of his interesting comments during the game were that Avery Bradley could become "unguardable," that "everything's open for debate and discussion"...
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Celtics let Hawks pull away in the end, fall 105-97

In typical 2013-2014 Boston Celtic fashion, the C's fought hard, held a late lead, and let the game slip through their fingers down the stretch.  The Hawks closed things out on a 25-8 run, earning themselves a 105-97 victory.The loss, combined with Orlando's 115-111 win over Brooklyn, moved the Celtics into a dead-heat with the Magic for the third worst record in the NBA...
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Kris Humphries calls Ainge and Stevens winners; sees Celtics returning to greatness

MassLive- "Look at the direction we’re heading in," Humphries told the Herald. "Obviously this year there was disappointment. But (head coach Brad Stevens is) a winner, (president of basketball operations Danny Ainge) has proven to be a winner on multiple levels. The organization and fans are great. The chance to be part of a playoff team here will be great. I think...
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Video: Avery Bradley and Jared Sullinger expected to start in Atlanta tonight, Kris Humphries out

Both Avery Bradley and Jared Sullinger are active for tonight's Boston Celtics-Atlanta Hawks game, according to Celtics.com's Marc D'Amico.Bradley has missed the past 3 games due to tendinitis in his right Achilles, and Sullinger suffered a bruised quad against Detroit on Saturday, causing him to miss Monday's practice. Both players practiced Tuesday, and expected...
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It's official: Joel Embiid declares for NBA draft

 There has been a lot of wavering back and forth regarding whether Kansas freshman Joel Embiid would enter the NBA draft, but he made his decision official on Wednesday afternoon.From ESPN:Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid announced Wednesday he will enter the NBA draft.The 7-foot Cameroon native averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks and was considered the frontrunner...
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Rim protectors: 5 Centers who could be patrolling the middle for the Celtics next season

"Rim protection"When Danny Ainge was asked what the single biggest off-season need is for the Celtics -- it took him only a few seconds to say the two words above. After a season filled with Brandon Bass, Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk and Kris Humphries patrolling the paint, it's clear that the Celtics need a paint protecting big man badly. While Humphries has done...
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Derrick Gordon of Umass comes out as first active gay male in Division 1 college sports

Another month, and another major breakdown of barriers in the world of sports.Today, in an article for ESPN(W), UMASS player Derrick Gordon came out to the world as the first gay active male player in division 1 college sports. Eventually it may not be big news when this happens, but for right now it is. We now have an openly gay player in the NBA (Jason Collins) will soon probably...
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Report: A ton of fun to happen in the broadcast booth tonight

If you thought Rajon Rondo doing color commentary alongside Mike Gorman was crazy, wait until you hear about tonight.CSNNE is shaking things up even more, as both Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge as well as former Celtic and Mass native, Chris Herren, will join Gorman for tonight's broadcast in Atlanta.Both Ainge and Herren will join Comcast play-by-play commentator Mike Gorman...
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Paul Pierce, Nets go 4-0 vs Heat, could they actually beat them in the playoffs? LeBron laughs at the idea

Here's a video clip from LeBron's postgame interview last night:"Haha, get outta here Craig."And here is a look at the play in question:Whether or not it was a block or a foul, my favorite part is the fact that trailing by just one point, LeBron and the Heat wasted the last four seconds of the game complaining about the call. Now moving on to Craig Sager's question...
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Video: Dwyane Wade thinks Paul Pierce is playing better with the Nets than he did with the Celtics

The Brooklyn Nets completed a 4-0 season sweep of the Miami Heat tonight, something that no team has done since 2007-2008.Although Heat guard Dwyane Wade was inactive for the game, he was interviewed beforehand, and stated that former Celtic Paul Pierce has been playing better this year with Brooklyn than he has played the past few years with the C's:"(Paul Pierce) has been...
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Joel Anthony unsure whether he'll use his player option and return to the Celtics in 2014-15

If you're like me, you sometimes forget that Joel Anthony is on the Celtics. He rarely plays (81 total minutes despite being on the roster for 36 games), and flies well under the radar when he does enter the game.But Anthony is very much a part of the Celtics, especially when you stop and consider his salary. The 31-year-old Anthony made $3.8 million this season, and if he so...
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UConn bests Kentucky 60-54: recap and reaction

For starters, how wildly unpredictable is the NCAA tournament? Sure, we saw two big time programs face off for the championship on Monday night -- but you didn't have this in your bracket. A tournament this crazy deserves an entertaining championship game, and we got one.UConn came out of the gates hot, opening up a fifteen-point lead at one point in the first half. Kentucky...
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Joe Dumars expected to resign as Pistons President of Basketball Operations

According to CBSSports.com, Hall of Fame player Joe Dumars run as Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations may soon come to a screeching halt. Dumars has been with the Pistons as a player and in the front office for 29 years but this season appears to have taken its toll and Dumars is expected to resign before his contract expires on July 1.In many respects the signing...
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John Calipari denies rumor he'll leave Kentucky to coach the Lakers

Former NBA player Rex Chapman, who currently works as a broadcaster for his alma mater Kentucky, sent out this tweet just before last night's national championship game:Was messin' 'round on Sat nite re: Cal. But word is - win or lose 2nite - it's a #DoneDeal ...Cal 2 La-La-Land 2 coach Mamba's Lakers. #NoBS— Rex Chapman (@rexchapman) April 7, 2014After his...
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Chad Ford says the Celtics have Andrew Wiggins at the top of their board

Obviously, there has been growing talk as to who the Celtics may choose with their lottery pick. Throughout the season some analysts have speculated that Jabari Parker may fall to the Celtics (if he declares), while others have fit Marcus Smart into the green plan. With just an 11.9% chance (currently) at the number one overall pick, it is unlikely that the Cs will have their choice...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rondo won't play both games of the final back to back

After it was announced yesterday that Rajon Rondo's participation the remaining back to back of the 2013-14 season will be up to him, Danny Ainge stated today that Rondo will be sitting out against Cleveland this Saturday- coincidentally the final back to back game of the season. #Celtics Rajon Rondo said he will not be playing in the final back-to-back game (@ Cleveland on Saturday...
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