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Celtics Lose Stiemsma to Timberwolves, Sign Collins and Christmas

Greg Stiemsma is pulling a reverse Kevin Garnett and leaving the Boston Celtics to join the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team Garnett spent the first 12 seasons of his career with. Stiemsma signed a one year $3 million offer sheet from the Timberwolves. Since the Celtics don’t own Stiemsma’s Birds rights and are over the NBA’s […]

Celtics Fall in OT Despite Rondo’s 44

The Boston Celtics threw everything they had at the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals Wednesday night. They overcame two second-half Heat leads, played their Big 4 for 43-plus minutes each, and even got a career-best 44 points from Rajon Rondo, who played the entire game. They did all that, and […]

Brandon Bass Scores Playoff-High 27, Boosts Celtics Past Sixers

Brandon Bass set a playoff-high and tied his career-high with 27 points, as the Boston Celtics cruised past the Philadelphia 76ers, 101-85, in Game 5 Monday night at TD Garden.  The Celtics now hold a crucial 3-2 over the Sixers in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Semi-final series. Rajon Rondo recorded 14 assists and 13 points, […]

Pierce, Rondo Help Celtics Crush Hawks in Game 4

Atlanta Hawk Joe Johnson drained a jumper 19 seconds into Sunday’s Game 4 against the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden. The Hawks never led after that. What should have been a basketball game turned out to be a massacre. Between Paul Pierce‘s lethal shooting and Rajon Rondo‘s mesmerizing passing, the Celtics crushed the Hawks, […]

Celtics Report Card: Even a Raptors Loss Can’t Faze Me

Normally a loss to the lowly Toronto Raptors (missing Jose Calderon and Andrea Bargnani, no less) would have me in fits. But this is no normal season, and this wasn’t a normal week. The Boston Celtics took two of three in their one and only back-to-back-to-back of the season, including a win without any members […]

Strong 3rd Quarter Powers Celtics Past Nets

Boston got a good challenge from lowly New Jersey, but even the presence of Rex Ryan couldn’t get the Nets past Boston (who took the win 94-82). Boston had trouble getting ahead of New Jersey early, and couldn’t get past a five-point lead in the first five minutes without New Jersey immediately making a move […]

Garnett and Celtics Overcome James, Heat

Kevin Garnett‘s24 points and 9 rebounds and Paul Pierce‘s 27 and seven were enough to overcome 36 points, seven rebounds and seven assists from Lebron James, as the Boston Celtics defeated the Miami Heat, 115-107, Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. The Celtics now trail the idle Indiana Pacers by just two games for the third […]

Celtics Report Card: 76 Reasons to be Dissatisfied with 3-1

When I tuned in at the end of the first quarter in Atlanta to find the Boston Celtics down 15-12, I thought for a second I was having flashbacks to the week before, when I went to see my alma mater’s girls’ basketball team in the state championship. Imagine my pleasant surprise when I begrudgingly […]

Stiemsma, Celtics Bench Key in Win Over Bucks

Greg Stiemsma played his best defense of the season in his Wisconsin homecoming as the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks 100-91 Thursday night. Stiemsma recorded five blocks and four steals off a Celtics’ bench that scored 29 points combined. Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 25 points and nine rebounds, passing Clyde Drexler for […]

Celtics Report Card: The Black Hole in Sacramento

After the Boston Celtics coughed up a win against the Los Angeles Lakers, I had forsaken all expectations for the rest of the road trip. The writing on the wall spelled DOOM. (Quick tangent: why does Hollywood try to turn video games into movies?) Then the Celtics did something I had thought impossible: they gave […]

Garnett Leads Celtics Over Warriors in Defenseless Third Game of Road Trip

Sometimes in basketball you can win shooting worse than your opponent. You can get beat in the paint, you can turn the ball over too much. You can even do all three and still win. Because sometimes, all you need is Kevin Garnett. Garnett scored 24 points on 11-for-15 shooting, including a jumper with the […]

Celtics Report Card: Lakers Drown C’s Optimism

After blowing a five-point lead against the Los Angeles Lakers with less than three minutes to go, the Boston Celtics effectively ruined my Sunday evening with a whole new meaning to “March Madness.” The Celtics were also flat-out flattened by the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, losing by 32 with first place in the Atlantic division […]

What We Learned This Week: Tim ‘Tea Party’ Thomas; Pats ‘Moore’ Sterling Than Ravens

What we learned the week of January 20-27: 1. Tim Thomas hates the federal government. Not sure why anyone finds this surprising– he sounds just like every other middle-aged, multimillionaire white guy in the country. 2. Most Patriots fans suddenly discovered that there was a guy named Sterling Moore playing for their team. Now that […]

Pierce and Bass Gives Celtics Fourth Straight Win

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 […]

Pierce Returns, O’Neal Stars, as Celtics Win Home Opener

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.