With the first full month of the Celtic’s 2012-2013 season behind them, Boston holds a middling 11-9 record. At this point the Celtics are still — to put it lightly — a work in progress. A busy December schedule will be a pivotal step in Boston’s march toward a top playoff seed. The Story So [...]
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 President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge has been much maligned for the 2011 trade-deadline deal that sent center Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City, and not without reason. In a way, the trade signaled Boston’s fall from championship contention to the second tier in the Eastern Conference pecking order, behind Miami, and succeeded in upsetting [...]
Rajon Rondo made his return to the Celtics lineup Saturday after sitting out Thursday’s game against the Nets, and he made sure everyone knew he was back. The C’s point guard scored just six points but dished out a season-high 20 assists, making it now 33 straight games with at least 10 assists for him. [...]
How can you not love Kevin Garnett for giving Ray Allen the cold shoulder at the Celtics-Heat NBA opener Tuesday night?
The Celtics just got a lot taller and lost some knowledge of the English language, all in one day! Boston elected to sign free agent big man Darko Milicic. Yes, the same Darko Milicic that the Pistons decided to draft INSTEAD of Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh. Despite the pathetic early part of [...]
Last time Jason Terry got the Larry O’Brien trophy permanently etched on to his epidermis was before the 2011 regular season, a season in which he and the Dallas Mavericks went on to [somewhat improbably] win the Larry O’Brien trophy. Now Terry has gotten another tattoo of the trophy, this time balanced on the Celtics [...]
Ladies and gentlemen of Boston: Ray Allen has done what everyone hoped he wouldn’t and signed with the Miami Heat. After an overnight stay in Miami, being woo’ed by Pat Riley, Eric Spoelstra, and other members of the Heat managment, Allen decided to take his talents to south beach. The deal is for three years [...]
Here’s the same opening line you’re going to read in every article about this news: Ray Allen is taking his talents to South Beach. That’s correct. Allen, the most prolific three-point shooter of all time, has agreed to sign a three-year deal at the mid-level exception (a maximum of about $9.5 million) to join LeBron [...]
The Celtics are continuing to bring last year’s band back together. First it was Kevin Garnett, and now it’s forward Brandon Bass. The C’s and Bass reached agreement on a three-year deal, according to several reports. Bass declined a player option for $4.25 million to return to the team, but had hoped to re-sign on [...]
Kevin Garnett is indeed not retiring, according to the Boston Herald…and according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, he’s not retiring for a long time. Garnett, 36, will sign a 3-year, $34 million deal to remain with Doc Rivers and the Celtics. Garnett had taken several weeks to contemplate retirement before ultimately choosing to [...]
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This is part two of a three part series as Sports of Boston looks back at what was an incredible and challenging run with the Celtics’ New Big Three. Look for part three on Friday. Part One here. Celtics Grind Out Injury Plagued Regular Season From day one, the 2011-2012 Celtics were never given a [...]
We’re just one day removed from the Celtics’ loss in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Miami, but that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from turning. According to the San Antonio Express-News, the Spurs are interested in pursuing Kevin Garnett, who is set to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. “The Spurs [...]
Nothing sums up the differences between the Heat and the Celtics than this video posted on CSNNE.com. This Miami Heat team has always been about flash and arrogance, as opposed to being able to get your hands dirty when you needed to in order to win the big game. The latter is exactly what the [...]