// Semih Erden

Celtics Send Erden, Harangody to Cleveland For Draft Consideration

After trading Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to Oklahoma, Boston made a deadline deal with the Cavaliers, trading Semih Erden and Luke Harangody for a 2nd Round draft pick. Erden hasn’t played much in a month with his injury problems, so trading him, as much promise as he showed this season, clears up space on […]

Celtics Power Past Warriors Out West

The Celtics had lost six games in a row in Oakland. They were injured quite badly. And at times, it looked like the streak would become seven. But not to be deterred, the Celtics exploded in the second half to defeat the Golden State Warriors 115-93. Delonte West and Semih Erden returned, but Kendrick Perkins […]

Wizards Defeat Celtics in Washington

I don’t like it any more than you do. With both O’Neals, Shaq and Jermaine, out with knee troubles, the Celtics needed to come out strong. They did the opposite, and due to a hungry John Wall and Co, their own complacency and a few bad calls here and there, the Celtics lost to the […]

What’s Going on With Boston’s Big Men?

A lot of news is popping up recently about the Celtics frontcourt. Guys are all over the map as far as health, and it seems that for the entire season so far, the Celtics haven’t quite cemented a definite frontcourt rotation. With Jermaine O’Neal leaning towards knee surgery that could sideline him for 2-3 months, […]

Celtics Survive Bobcats in Boston

With Kevin Garnett out and Michael Jackson’s brother Jermaine (O’Neal) out as well, the rest of the team needed to step up. And they stepped up enough to beat the Bobcats 99-94. Things started as a slug-fest; Boston could only managed a four-point lead early, but Charlotte kept it close. Some clutch shooting, including three […]

Triple Play: Twelve Three Pointers Helps End Celtics’ Losing Streak

For the first half of the game, Paul Pierce was the Celtics’ primary offensive weapon, scoring 21 points to keep Boston ahead of the Sacramento Kings. Pierce didn’t play much in the second half (he finished with 25 points), but he didn’t have to. A 33-18 third quarter built an insurmountable Celtics lead, powering Boston […]

2nd Half Leads Celtics Past Hawks

In beating the Atlanta Hawks 102-90, the Celtics originally looked like they might have a tough time of things. Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely (a couple of weeks, probably) with a sprained ankle, and Shaq was still a cautious scratch. Boston only was 8/11 on free throws, to Atlanta’s 19/24. Though Boston began their 12-game […]

Celtics Skin Bobcats on Road

It wasn’t a pretty game, but mostly for the Bobcats, who lost to the Boston Celtics 93-62. That’s the lowest number of points allowed by the Celtics in a game all season. With Shaquille O’Neal out one more game with a sore calf, Semih Erden filled in, and played 40:42. Charlotte started out good early, […]

No ‘Melo? No Problem for the Celtics

Carmelo Anthony’s right knee was inflamed, and so was Denver’s hopes of winning George Karl his 1000th game. In the end, Denver made it close, but Boston swatted them back down, and took the win 105-89. All the way into the 3rd, Denver held their own, but Boston was able to charge forward and lead […]

Celtics Blow Out Wizards 114-83

They were without rookie John Wall Wednesday, but it probably would not have mattered too much with the stomping the Celtics put on the Wizards Wednesday. Boston took over after being down by just three points early in the first quarter and never looked back in their 114-83 trouncing of the Washington Wizards. It resulted […]

Celtics Hold off Durant, Thunder

Coming into this game, everyone knew that Kevin Durant was going to score a lot, and he did, but with a strong play from the Celtics defense and bench, Boston was able to come away with the 92-83 victory. The Oklahoma City Thunder came back in the third quarter to erase a 22-point deficit down […]

Celtics 2010-2011 Preview: Centers

When Kendrick Perkins trashed his knee in last year’s NBA Finals, help at the center position shot straight to the top of the Celtics’ offseason wishlist. One of the Celtics’ great strengths in last year’s improbable playoff run was their ability to frustrate opposing big men. With Perkins, Rasheed Wallace, Kevin Garnett, and small doses […]

Welcome to the Celtics (Bench), Semih Erden

With the Celtics preseason well under way, rosters are starting to take some-sort of shape. While Doc Rivers plays around with some players and moves others, Turkish center Semih Erden figures to have some kind of role with the Celtics. We all know that Kendrick Perkins is out a couple months due to knee surgery, […]

Celtics Continue Preseason Roll Over Knicks

The Boston Celtics looked like a rejuvenated team in Connecticut Saturday, taking down the New York Knickerbockers 97-84. They found new life while retaining much of their skills and other aspects from the previous year, including breath-taking maneuvering and (unfortunately) poor three-point defense and crooked referees. Both teams traded punches and dunks, going back and […]

Celtics Sign Turkish Center Semih Erden, Talk to Kwame Brown

The 2008 second round draft choice by the Boston Celtics officially signed a one-year deal with the team Monday. The 7-footer, Semih Erden, joins a front-court that is in desperate need of size. With Kendrick Perkins out at least until November with an ACL tear, the Celtics are incredibly thin at center. Erden, who is […]