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 [...]
Keyon Dooling‘s agent, Kenge Stevenson, says that the 12 year veteran has re-upped with the Celtics for a one year veteran minimum contract. Dooling provides the Celtics with another guard capable of running the offense while Rajon Rondo rests. Dooling will join Rondo, Avery Bradley, Courtney Lee, Jason Terry and Dionte Christmas in what is [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
It’s official, Celtics fans. Rajon Rondo will serve a one-game suspension for making contact with a referee, forcing him to sit out Game 2 in Atlanta. With the Celtics miraculously back within four points with 41 seconds to play in Sunday’s Game 1, Rondo objected strongly to referee Marc Davis’s foul call on Brandon Bass [...]
The Boston Celtics have locked up the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. But because NBA playoff rules for some reason give the #5 seed home-court for the first round if they have a better record, the Celtics may have to start on the road. That makes sense, except that it completely obsoletes the [...]
Avery Bradley scored a career-high 28 points, but the Boston Celtics fell to the Atlanta Hawks, 97-92, Friday night. Joe Johnson led the Hawks with 30 points while Josh Smith chipped in 19 points and 12 rebounds.
Kevin Garnett had 23 points and 10 rebounds, outlasting the 19 points and 12 rebounds from former Celtic Al Jefferson, as the Boston Celtics defeated the Utah Jazz 94-82 Wednesday night at the TD Garden. The victory ensures that the Celtics remain in a tie with the Philadelphia 76ers for first place in the Atlantic [...]
The Boston Celtics have heard the same criticisms over and over this season: Their starters are too old. They can’t put up big scores. They can’t rebound. Wednesday night at the TD Garden, at least for a night, they silenced their critics. Every Celtic starter scored in double digits, and the Celtics grabbed a season-high [...]
In its final two games before All-Star Weekend in Orlando, the Celtics got trounced by a pair of top-four playoff teams from the Western Conference. These two losses stretched their losing streak to five games, the second time this season they have lost five in a row. Boston’s 16- and 15-point losses to the Dallas [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]