The Celtics completed a home-and-home matchup last night against the Wizards in a double-overtime thriller that unfortunately resulted in a Boston loss. Splitting the series with a 14-6 Washington team is certainly nothing to be ashamed of, but it was still painful to watch this team lose to the Wizards in perhaps the most exciting game so far this season.
It wasn’t the usual suspects who mounted the fourth-quarter comeback and sent the game into overtime, but the bench unit, which scored a franchise-high 82 points. Brad Stevens’s decision to abstain from subbing in his starters late in the fourth quarter was validated when the Celtics, at one point down 23 points, went on a 15-0 run against the Wizards’ starters. Continue reading Celtics’ Comeback Bid Falls Short in Double OT Loss at Washington »
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Celtics beat Lakers. My favorite sentence ever. To me, it’s synonymous with good defeats evil. I can never get tired of watching Boston beat L.A., regardless of how meaningless the game is. However, the game itself was not the primary storyline entering last evening. Rajon Rondo and Kobe Bryant sharing breakfast together somehow became breaking news, despite the fact that it has been well documented that the two are friendly.
Is Rondo going to join the Lakers? Is #9 betraying the Celtics? My only question is why would Rondo want to join the Lakers? After last night’s beatdown, the only allure this Lakers team has is Bryant’s presence. And with Rondo suggesting that their bond is built over their “a**hole” ways, wouldn’t their two strong personalities clash? Continue reading Celtics Defeat Lakers 113-96, All Is Right with the World »
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The following is the latest in our SoB Satire series. Much of the following isn’t real or confirmed to be true, but we totally wish it was.
According to sources, it wasn’t “just two a–holes having breakfast” when Rajon Rondo and Kobe Bryant met for breakfast on Thursday morning, contrary to earlier reports.
The two players did engage in some light recruiting. But it wasn’t to see whether Rondo would consider signing with the Lakers. In reality, it was the Celtics point guard recruiting the Lakers star over a side of bacon.
Continue reading SoB Satire: Sources Say Rondo Was Recruiting Kobe at Breakfast »
Tags: Boston Celtics, breakfast, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Free Agency, Rajon Rondo, SoB Satire, Swaggy P, Tyler Zeller
Normally a Friday night game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics would be a marquee matchup of longtime rivals and storied franchises that dominates the headlines.
But with both franchises stuck in NBA limbo (or purgatory, depending on your point of view), instead the talk of the town is about a Thursday morning breakfast between Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo.
Talk about a veritable breakfast of champions!
Continue reading Breakfast of Champions: Kobe and Rondo Share Side of Bacon Before Lakers-Celtics »
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One day after blowing a 23-point road lead in Atlanta and extending their current losing streak to five games, the Celtics have finally received some good news. Marcus Smart is expected to come back from his 10-game injury absence on Wednesday at home against the Detroit Pistons. The Celtics have compiled an unimpressive 2-8 record during Smart’s absence, but his return hopefully will help alleviate some of their woes.
C’s head coach Brad Stevens called out his team about not being tough enough when faced with adversity. In an article by ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg, Stevens was quoted as saying, “When it comes easy, we’ve been good. When it gets tough, we haven’t. … Simple formula.” Continue reading Marcus Smart Expected to Return on Wednesday »
Tags: Brad Stevens, Celtics, Marcus Smart, Rajon Rondo
The Celtics could easily be a .500 team right now if a few more late shots had fallen in. Projections from various media sources predicted the C’s to be somewhere in the league’s bottom five at the end of this year. Bearing that in mind, while also considering just how tough their schedule has been so far, the team’s 4-8 record does not appear so terrible and the Celtics should be thankful for that.
Boston ranks in the bottom five in defensive efficiency and bottom three in points allowed per game. While their mediocre defense can be partially attributed to their lightning-quick pace, which ranks second in the league, what has really hurt them has been their execution in late-game situations. So does head coach Brad Stevens deserve more criticism for this weakness? Continue reading Don’t Blame Brad Stevens for Celtics’ Late-Game Woes »
Tags: Brad Stevens, Celtics, Danny Ainge