Fast Break

March 09, 2012 - 4:48 pm
After getting blown out by Philadelphia on Wednesday, the Celtics needed some momentum heading into their eight-game road trip. Fortunately, the Trail Blazers were in town and they brought their considerable baggage to the floor with them. It was uncomfortable watching a team so completely unravel...
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April 24, 2011 - 2:16 pm
(Click here for Rajon Rondo post-game interview) NEW YORK -- Bring on the Heat. It got more hectic than it should have in the fourth quarter as the Celtics almost blew a 23-point lead, but all that matters is that they survived in Game 4 of their first round playoff series and escaped with a 101-89...
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April 22, 2011 - 5:36 pm
For the last three days all the Celtics have been saying is that they have to play better. Their lead on the Knicks in their first round playoff series was great, but they knew they got away with uneven performances in both games. New York had something to do with that too, especially some of their...
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April 13, 2011 - 6:17 pm
This wasn't so much a game as it was an exhibition contest. With Game 1 of their first round playoff series scheduled to tip Sunday night at TD Garden, the Celtics and Knicks elected to sit most of their key players with Amar'e Stoudemire being the lone exception. Doc Rivers elected to not play...
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April 07, 2011 - 6:38 pm
If there was a statement to be made in Thursday night's game between the Bulls and Celtics , it's that Boston can't expect to come in to Chicago and play its C+ game and come away with anything but a double-digit loss. The Bulls defense can make anyone look bad, but the Celtics didn't help the...
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April 05, 2011 - 5:49 pm
The Celtics and Sixers met Tuesday night in what was very likely a playoff preview. The Celtics won an entertaining game, 99-82, which allowed them to slip back into a tie with the Heat for second place in the Eastern Conference. If these two teams do meet in the playoffs, don't expect a free-...
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April 03, 2011 - 4:22 pm
p brightcove.createExperiences(); The pregame optimism that hovered around the Celtics disappeared early in the first half when Shaquille O'Neal limped off the court with what the team is calling a strained right calf. Shaq didn't return and there was no further update provided. His future is...
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April 01, 2011 - 6:42 pm
The Celtics four-game road trip began inauspiciously with an ugly win over Minnesota and a high-scoring loss to the Pacers. It ended in much the same manner with a highlight win over the Spurs off-set by an 88-83 loss to the Hawks that featured another fourth quarter collapse. Here's how it...
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March 28, 2011 - 5:41 pm
Just as the Celtics began to solve one problem, they ran into another in the fourth quarter against the Pacers. The Celtics played one of their best offensive games in weeks, but ran out of steam at the end of a back-to-back in a 107-100 loss. They made sloppy passes and missed free throws -- two...
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March 27, 2011 - 5:33 pm
For nine minutes the Celtics looked unbeatable. For the next 30 they looked like the Nets . They were able to pull off an 85-82 win because Paul Pierce found his offensive game just in time, Kevin Garnett did work on the post and the Wolves played like the Wolves, committing silly turnovers and...
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