// Marquis Daniels

Pierce Lifts Celtics Over Bucks With Strong Fourth Quarter

The Celtics hadn’t lost two meetings in a row to the Bucks since 2007, and Paul Pierce made sure the Celtics continued that streak tonight as he led his team to victory, 96-94. Pierce scored eight of his 25 points in the fourth quarter to go with 9 rebounds. Pierce appeared to be fueled by […]

Celtics Build 24-Point Lead, Hold on to Beat Heat in Game 3

After Wednesday’s crushing loss in Game 2, many wondered how the Celtics would be able to respond at home in Game 3. I mean, they played just about as well as they possibly could (Rajon Rondo had a legendary, historically significant effort), yet the team fell in overtime. But, the C’s were home in Game […]

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, […]

Pierce, Celtics’ Defense Grit Out Tough Win Over Hawks in Game 2

Paul Pierce scored 36 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, powering the Celtics to an 87-80 Game 2 playoff victory over the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday night. He was also caught on camera “Tebowing” late in the fourth quarter. Josh Smith had 16 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for the Hawks, but he left midway through […]

Celtics Report Card: Resting the Starters (I Guess)

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 […]

Bradley Can’t Carry Shorthanded Cetics Past Hawks

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.

Pierce and Bradley Carry Celtics Past Magic, Clinch Fifth Straight Atlantic Title

Paul Pierce might be nearing the finish line of a career that will end in the Hall of Fame and a spot in the TD Garden rafters. But if these are Pierce’s last games, The Truth wants to go out in style. Pierce scored a game-high 29 points and recorded a career-best 14 assists, carrying […]

Celtics Twice Nearly Claimed Knicks’ Jeremy Lin Off Waivers

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 […]

Celtics Complete Biggest Comeback in 16 Seasons Against Magic

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.

Bass, Celtics Make Magic Disappear for Second Win In a Row

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 […]

Ray Allen Shoots Celtics to 2nd Win in as Many Nights Over Wizards

Ray Allen scored 27 points and hit 6 three pointers as the Boston Celtics knocked off the Washington Wizards for the second straight night,  100-92. The Celtics were also led by Captain Paul Pierce who had 21 points and 8 rebounds. The still winless Wizards were led by Andray Blatche who had a season-high 28 […]

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.

Still-Winless Celtics Crushed in New Orleans

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 […]

Celtics Fall to Knicks in Christmas Day Opener 106-104

The Boston Celtics and New York Knicks opened the NBA season in New York today, the Knicks won a close one 106-104 over the Celtics. Paul Pierce sat out this game with a bruised heel, Sasha Pavlovic started in his place. The Celtics got off to a slow start but turned it around in the […]

Strong Start Powers Celtics to Second Preseason Win Over Raptors

Doc Rivers gave his starters the first half of Wednesday’s home game against the Toronto Raptors, then turned it over to the bench. The Boston Celtics bench played virtually the entire second half, maintaining a large first-half lead to beat the Raptors, 81-73. A two-game preseason might not say much, but the Celtics finished theirs […]