In all fairness, the Detroit Pistons (11-22) have been doing much better as of late. However, the Boston Celtics losing five of six games – including two to the Pistons in the last week – does not inspire confidence in the fans. The Celtics’ 96-81 loss at the Palace of Auburn Hills Sunday evening punctuates [...]
Apparently, some dude on the Knicks is having a decent season. Jerry something-or-other. Played for Yale, I think. Were he a Celtic, I might show more enthusiasm for point guard Jeremy Lin and the seven consecutive wins his team has rattled off since his move into the starting spot. And it appears I nearly got [...]
Paul Pierce had 15 points, nine assists and eight rebounds Tuesday night, moving into second all-time in Celtics’ scoring as the Celtics coasted to a 94-84 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats. Kevin Garnett continued his strong play for the Celtics with 22 points and seven rebounds. Reggie Williams led the NBA worst 3-22 Bobcats 21 [...]
Paul Pierce had 17 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the Boston Celtics en route to a 100-64 thrashing of the Toronto Raptors Wednesday night. The Celtics improved to 11-10 with the victory and now post their first winning record since starting 4-3. Jared Bayless scored 14 off the bench for the Raptors who [...]
Kyrie Irving scored 23 points and hit the game-winner as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Celtics in Boston Sunday evening, 88-87. Ray Allen had 22 points for the Celtics in his first game back since missing 4 games with an ankle sprain. Paul Pierce added 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists as the Celtics [...]
The Boston Celtics got double-doubles from Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, plus double-digit scoring from three more, coming all the way from 27 down to beat the Orlando Magic 91-83 Thursday night at the Amway Center. It was Celtics’ biggest comeback in 16 seasons.
Brandon Bass and Paul Pierce had 19 points apiece as the Boston Celtics swept the TD Banknorth Garden floor with the Orlando Magic Monday night, 87-56. Dwight Howard scored 18 points and had 14 rebounds but was the lone member of the Magic to score in double figures. Depleted Celtics Set Franchise Records The contest [...]
Welcome to our weekly Celtics report card! In this space, I’ll evaluate the team’s performance over the past week, assigning grades from “F” to “A+” (though be forewarned, there will be no liberal arts college grade inflation). To come up with a letter grade, I will use a combination of statistics (looking at the box [...]
Marcin Gortat scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Phoenix Suns defeated the Rajon Rondo-less Celtics, 79-71 Friday night. Ray Allen led the Celtics with 14 points and Paul Pierce chipped in 12 points and six assists. Rondo looked on from the sidelines with a sprained wrist as the Celtics scored a season-low [...]
Welcome to “The Atlantic,” a weekly column where we ‘trend up’ and ‘trend down’ news and notes from the NBA’s Atlantic Division. The rumblings of Kevin Garnett’s decline are getting louder. Are the 76ers or the Nets in a better position to land Dwight Howard? Is there anything to be excited about in Toronto? What’s [...]
Celtics GM Danny Ainge reeled in a good one when he acquired Brandon Bass this off-season. Bass has emerged as the Celtics’ big fish off the bench. He has taken the bait and bought into the Doc Rivers’ system. The Celtics surely won’t be looking to throw this one back. Ok, I know, too many [...]
Paul Pierce keeps getting stronger. His Celtics keep getting stronger with him. Pierce scored 24 points, and Kevin Garnett and Brandon Bass both scored double-doubles, leading the Celtics to an 89-70 win over the New Jersey Nets Wednesday night at the TD Garden. After an 0-3 start, the Celtics are now 4-3, just percentage points [...]
Paul Pierce returned to the Celtics Friday night hoping to help re-align and settle the offense. The result: triple-digit scoring nights from five players (including Pierce), 60 percent accuracy from the Celtics’ starters, and a 96-85 victory over the Detroit Pistons in the Celtics’ home opener. The Pistons remain winless.
Many analysts questioned whether the Boston Celtics could handle the extra back-to-backs and back-to-back-to-backs engendered by the lockout-shortened NBA season. If Wednesday’s road game against the New Orleans Hornets is an indication, the answer is a definite “no.” The Hornets got double-digit scoring nights from five players – including four starters Wednesday – crushing the [...]
The Boston Celtics are still searching for their first win of the season, while the Miami Heat have yet to lose, after the Heat beat the Celtics, 115-107, Tuesday night in Miami. Boston is now 0-2 start in this shortened season that will likely be the last for Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett [...]