Basketball

January 21, 2009 - 5:43 pm
Here's something that I'm almost positive has not happened this season to the Boston Celtics this year. At one point in the third quarter, the Miami Heat scored on 10 of 11 possessions. You can't score in practice on 10 of 11 possessions. At the end of that run that saw Dwyane Wade score 10 points...
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January 21, 2009 - 3:57 am
On Thursday the 2009 NBA All-Star teams will be revealed. While a lack of fan votes has put Rajon Rondo '€™s selection in question, it was 55 years ago today that another Celtics PG made his mark on the game. On January 21, 1954, Bob Cousy scored 10 of his 20 points in overtime to lead the East...
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Mike Petraglia
January 19, 2009 - 8:48 pm
For the Celtics , Monday night was an embarrassment of riches. For the Phoenix Suns , it was just an embarrassment. Rajon Rondo had perennial All-World point guard Steve Nash for lunch, scoring 23 points while dishing out seven assists and grabbing five rebounds in three quarters. Nash was held to...
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January 19, 2009 - 6:52 pm
On Draft Night 2006, the Phoenix Suns selected Rajon Rondo with the 21st pick and traded him to the Boston Celtics . It was a move to stay under the salary cap, avoid the luxury tax, and free up money for future acquisitions. Three years later, nearly $75 million in payroll could not stop him. '€Â...
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January 19, 2009 - 6:31 pm
Before last night's game with Phoenix, Doc Rivers was asked what Kevin Garnett could do when he's matched up with Shaquille O'Neal . "What he has to to do," Rivers said. "Is keep his body between Shaq and the basket. He's got to use his quickness, and he's got to use his length." Very technical...
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January 19, 2009 - 5:00 pm
There is a palpable sense of joy across the NBA about the inauguration of Barack Obama tomorrow. Travel plans are being changed, Tivo's are being set and Ray Allen is heading to Washington to take in the momentous occasion live and in person. Perhaps no one in the NBA has a more interesting...
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January 19, 2009 - 4:49 pm
At the start of the fourth ... Celtics 89, Suns 58 - Rajon Rondo starts the fourth quarter with 23 points, five rebounds, and seven assists. Now is a good time to remember the Suns drafted Rondo with the 21st pick in the 2006 NBA Draft and traded him to Boston. Celtics fans everywhere are thanking...
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January 19, 2009 - 4:27 pm
And we're back for the second half. Two questions: Can the Celtics play any better? Could the Suns play worse? I suspect we'll find out in the first 5 or 6 minutes of the half if Phoenix can make it at least interesting. Let's find out... THIRD QUARTER WRAP: Give the Suns credit for not packing it...
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January 19, 2009 - 3:34 pm
The second quarter gets under way with highlight's from Lucky the Leprechaun's guest appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He got to the basket easier than the Phoenix Suns , who scored just 15 points in the first 12 minutes. - Notable number: the Suns committed nine turnovers in the first...
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January 19, 2009 - 3:01 pm
We're off to a late start on account of a fine press buffet and the presence of weei grand master Rob Bradford in line for said buffet. So we'll dispense with the usual pleasantries and get right to it. It's the Suns. It's the Celtics . It's Steve Nash and Rajon Rondo . It's Amare Stoudemire and...
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