// Brandon Bass

Celtics Hold Off Clippers, Win Fourth Straight Without Rondo

Boston had to hold off a late surge, but they successfully defeated the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday to win their fourth in a row, all without Rajon Rondo. Boston led by as many as 19 points, but allowed the Clippers hope before putting them away for good in a 106-104 victory. Things started off quickly, […]

Celtics Blow 27-point Lead in Double-Overtime Loss to Hawks

The Celtics led 48-21 midway through the second quarter and by 19 points at the half, but allowed the Atlanta Hawks to open the second half on a 19-0 run before collapsing in double-overtime and surrendering the game, 123-111. After two Kevin Garnett made free throws, the Celtics still held an eight point advantage with […]

Rajon Rondo’s Triple-Double Not Enough to Push Celtics Past Carmelo Anthony, Knicks

With his 27th career triple-double (20th on national television), Rajon Rondo  tried to bring the Celtics back into Thursday’s contest with the Knicks, but his efforts weren’t enough as the Celtics dropped their fifth straight game, 89-86 . Rondo finished with 23 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds all while making 10-of-19 shots from the field, […]

Garnett, Celtics Fall Back to .500 With Loss to Pistons

After winning six straight games, the Boston Celtics were looking to be one of the teams contending for home-court advantage in the playoffs, but three straight losses is not what the Doc ordered. Two of those three losses were to teams well below .500 and the game against the Chicago Bulls on Friday night should […]

Brandon Bass’s Role with Celtics Diminishing with Emergence of Jared Sullinger

Last season, Celtics power forward Brandon Bass had his best year as a pro, averaging over 12 points and 6 rebounds per game. By the end of the season, he was an every-game starter and one of the team’s more productive offensive players. Then the Celtics drafted Ohio State standout Jared Sullinger. So far during […]

Pierce Leads Celtics by Hawks with Furious Third Quarter

The streaky Boston Celtics may be beginning to turn things around as they live on the fringe of the Eastern Conference top-eight. After pulling away from the Pacers on Friday to end a four-game losing streak, the Celtics topped the Atlanta Hawks, 89-81 on Saturday night. The Celtics trailed 38-53 at halftime, but outscored the Hawks […]

Pierce, Celtics Rebound From Road Trip with Rout of Cavs

Paul Pierce scored a season-high 40 points on a staggeringly efficient 13-for-16 from the field as the Celtics ended their three-game losing streak with a 103-91 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Pierce also had 8 rebounds and 5 assists, and Rajon Rondo added 20 point and 8 assists for a Celtics’ team that didn’t arrive […]

Rondo, Celtics Fall to .500 With Loss to Bulls

The Boston Celtics lost their third straight contest and fell to 12-12 on the season with a 100-89 loss to the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on Tuesday. The Celtics made it interesting in the third quarter thanks to their point guard Rajon Rondo, who finished with 26 points and 8 rebounds, but the […]

Bass’s Second Half Pushes Celtics Past Timberwolves

Brandon Bass rattled off eight straight points early in the second half to help the Celtics erase a five point halftime deficit and defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 104-94, Wednesday night. Bass finished with 12 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocked shots and 2 steals, while Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett both added double-doubles. Rondo finished with […]

Solutions to the Celtics’ Rebounding Woes

14 games into the 2012-13 season, the Celtics are dead last in the NBA in rebounding, and it’s not even close. At 36.9 boards per game, Boston trails the next worst team, Portland, by nearly two full rebounds, and the first-place Pacers by an outrageous 11.5. It’s not just a case of the Celtics games […]

Celtics Ride Garnett to Overtime Win Against Magic

Kevin Garnett scored 26 points, pulled down 10 rebounds, and helped the Celtics erase a seven point deficit late in the fourth quarter en route to a 116-110 overtime victory over the Orlando Magic. Paul Pierce finished with 23 points and had a chance to win the game in regulation, but his fadeaway over Arron […]

Rondo’s Big Night Can’t Save Celtics in Loss to Spurs

Rajon Rondo scored 23 points to go with 15 assists, but it wasn’t enough to push a listless Celtics defense past the Spurs, 112-100. Tim Duncan had 20 points and 15 rebounds, while Tony Parker added 26 points and 6 assists for a Spurs team that shot 58 percent from the field and 50 percent […]

Rajon Rondo Paces Celtics Past Bulls in Chicago

It wasn’t always easy, but the Celtics took a lead early and never relinquished it en route to a 101-96 victory over the Bulls on Monday in Chicago. Rajon Rondo led his team out of the gates early with his play on both ends of the court and finished with a team-high in every statistical […]

Celtics Need Overtime to Grind Out Another Win Over Wizards

Brandon Bass rattled off five unanswered points in overtime to give the Celtics the advantage they needed to overcome the Washington Wizards for a second straight game, 100-94, Wednesday night in Boston. Kevin Garnett attacked the Wizards for 20 points, 13 rebounds and 2 blocks, while Rajon Rondo added 18 points, 14 assists and 3 […]

Barbosa, Celtics Can’t Out-shoot the Heat in Opening Night Loss

Leandro Barbosa scored 16 fourth quarter points in his debut in green as the Celtics rallied from 19 down only to come up short in a 120-107 opening day loss to the Miami Heat. Paul Pierce scored a team high 23 points, while Rajon Rondo got out to a hot start to the season with […]