Nets

April 20, 2010 - 6:48 am
A report in the New York Daily News indicated that New Jersey Nets president Rod Thorn might have interest in Celtics assistant Tom Thibodeau for his team's head coaching vacancy. According to the report, Thorn didn't mention Thibodeau by name, but he did say he was looking for "somebody who has a...
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Mike Petraglia
February 27, 2010 - 12:34 pm
Doc Rivers has been preaching to the Celtics all season long to avoid taking shortcuts on defense and to play with energy and purpose. He warned that if they didn't, eventually it would catch up to them. Well, on Saturday '€” in a 104-96 stinker vs. the Nets '€” it didn't just catch up to them...
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Mike Petraglia
February 27, 2010 - 9:55 am
The third quarter featured the first energy moment of the game. With just one second remaining on the shot clock on an inbounds play, Rasheed Wallace caught and fired a three-at the basket that just missed. Brian Scalabrine rebounded and fired to an open Nate Robinson , who drilled a three of his...
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Mike Petraglia
February 27, 2010 - 8:40 am
The Celtics stayed true to form racing out to a 12-2 lead. Unfortunately, their second-half form also came out when they allowed the 5-52 Nets to go on a 16-6 run to tie the game at 18. Like Thursday night, the Celtics were on fire from the floor, shooting a blazing 11-for-16 to start the opening...
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Mike Petraglia
February 05, 2010 - 6:23 pm
Nets head coach Kiki Vandeweghe addresses media after Celtics beat the Nets , 96-87, in Boston to drop his team to 4-45 on the season.
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February 05, 2010 - 4:35 am
This, ladies and gentlemen, is the NBA version of the dreaded trap game. On the face of things, there is no conceivable reason why the Celtics should lose to the Nets . But when you factor in the absence of Paul Pierce , the nationally televised showdown with the Magic looming on Super Bowl Sunday...
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January 13, 2010 - 5:05 pm
At times this season the Celtics have struggled against mediocre teams. Fortunately for them the Nets aren't mediocre. They're awful. It's been a long time since epic Nets failures of the past like Dennis Hopson and Dave Feitl roamed what is now called the Izod Center. Time and the Jason Kidd era...
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January 13, 2010 - 5:33 am
In the aftermath of the loss to the Hawks Monday night, there were many conflicting emotions. Some players didn't like how the game was called. Others expressed uncertainty about the was the team was handled once Doc Rivers was ejected. But one player refused to pay any of that any mind; Paul...
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November 07, 2009 - 4:56 pm
This was a classic trap game for the Celtics . On the second day of a back-to-back and facing their eighth game in 12 days to open the season, this was an obvious letdown game for them on the calendar. The Nets were also missing seven players due to a variety of injuries, including the swine flu...
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June 25, 2009 - 12:55 pm
Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Nets are in what he calls "advanced discussions" to send Vince Carter to Orlando for Rafer Alston , Tony Battie and Courtney Lee . The only real prize for the Nets would be Lee who impressed a lot of people with his performance in the playoffs...
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