Basketball

February 01, 2009 - 7:06 am
Greetings from the Garden where we are live for today's game between the Celtics and the Timberwolves , aka the former Celtics. The question for today: Is there any force on this mortal coil that could keep Kevin Garnett from making his appointed rounds against hid old team? Apparently there is. It...
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January 30, 2009 - 1:21 pm
An NBA title with the Boston Celtics has made it easy to forget about Kevin Garnett's days with the Minnesota Timberwolves . He is no longer the player who couldn't win it all. Rather he is the champion who proved anything is possible. Yet the former Celtics who were involved in the blockbuster...
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January 29, 2009 - 7:58 pm
Eddie House has been unstoppable from behind the arc, knocking down eight three-pointers against the Sacramento Kings this week. So just how well is House playing? It's the best basketball of his nine-year career . Game- High 3PG Made ( Regular season) 08-09: 8 07-08: 5 (2x) 06-07: 5 05-06: 7 04-05...
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January 29, 2009 - 2:22 pm
On Thursday Paul Pierce was named as a reserve to the Eastern Conference All-Star team. Ray Allen , Rajon Rondo , and Kendrick Perkins , who were on the ballot, were not selected. Eastern Conference Reserves: G '€“ Joe Johnson G '€“ Devin Harris G- Jameer Nelson F '€“ Paul Pierce F '€“...
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January 29, 2009 - 1:47 pm
The Boston Celtics may be on a nine-game winning streak but they are out of luck in one sense of the word. Damon Blust, who played the mascot Lucky the Leprechaun, has left the team. On Thursday the Celtics issued the following statement: "Damon Blust who played the role of "Lucky" the Celtics...
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Mike Petraglia
January 29, 2009 - 4:57 am
If Eddie House was trying to make a case for being included in the three-point shooting contest, it's hard to imagine making a better one than he has in his last four games. He is 22-for-32 in his last four games beyond the arc, including an 8-for-9 exhibition Wednesday night at the hands of the...
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January 28, 2009 - 6:23 pm
You are a big man. Your job is to guard Kevin Garnett . This will not be a fun night for you because every time the point guard comes your way, you will have a choice to make and neither option is particularly appealing. You can cheat to the outside whereupon Garnett will roll to the basket and...
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January 28, 2009 - 4:26 pm
The bench was awesome in the first half. Can they keep it up? FINAL WRAP: Your final score is Celtics 119, Kings 100. For the Celtics it was their ninth win in a row and after a kind of shaky first few minutes it was never in doubt. The Kings started the game hitting nine of their first 10 shots...
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January 28, 2009 - 4:00 pm
And we're back. What can the Celtics do for an encore after dropping 40 points on the Kings in the second quarter? Let's find out... THIRD QUARTER WRAP: Sacramento cut into the lead ever so slightly and are now down 16 points, 92-76. Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett took care of the bulk of the...
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Mike Petraglia
January 28, 2009 - 3:19 pm
The Celtics are 6-0 this season when Brian Scalabrine starts. Scalabrine has his own fanclubs on Facebook that were trying to get him on the Eastern Conference All-Star team in Phoenix. Every time he touches the ball at the Garden is cause for a standing ovation and a personal chant of "Scal-uh-...
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