Green Street

April 23, 2009 - 6:36 pm
In a final result that had to catch everyone by surprise, the Celtics demolished (and there really is no other word) the Bulls, 107-86 in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead. Paul Pierce rebounded from a pair of subpar games to score 24 points in just 28 minutes of action and on just 15 shots. The...
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April 23, 2009 - 6:05 pm
The Celtics managed to extend their lead in the third quarter, but in an even better turn of events for them, Stephon Marbury finally broke out of his shell and contributed offensively. After Rajon Rondo left the game with his fourth foul, Marbury was decidedly more aggressive with his jumper, and...
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April 23, 2009 - 5:33 pm
Playing on the road in the playoffs is the toughest thing an NBA team can do. There's the crowd, of course, which has been known to influence a call or two. But there's also the travel, the break in the normal routine, and the purely anecdotal but mainly factual notion that role players perform...
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April 23, 2009 - 10:27 am
Two games in, Bill Simmons is already dubbing the 2009 Celtics-Bulls matchup as one of the best first round series ever played. In his most recent column he explored the scenario of '€œAn aging/injured/exhausted/depleted heavyweight (Boston) fights off a hungry young challenger that's clearly...
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April 23, 2009 - 6:17 am
The general consensus courtside Monday night was that something is up with Paul Pierce . "He looks old," one scribe said. "He looks tired," another offered. Longtime Chicago writer Sam Smith suggested that Pierce is hurt , not that there is any proof of any of those assertions. This is what we do...
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April 22, 2009 - 8:40 pm
The Boston Celtics pride themselves on having one of the best home crowds in the league. Each game thousands of fans make sure the opposing team takes notice of the 17 banners hanging in the rafters, while memories of Bird, Parish, and McHale are never far from their minds. But when the Celtics...
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April 22, 2009 - 6:10 am
This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone, but the Chicago Tribune is reporting this morning that Derrick Rose will be named NBA Rookie of the Year . Rose joins Michael Jordan and Elton Brand as the other Bulls who have won the award, and despite the play of Russell Westbrook , the already-overrated...
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April 21, 2009 - 11:41 am
On Tuesday the Boston Celtics issued the following statement about forward Leon Powe : "The Boston Celtics announced today that forward Leon Powe suffered an ACL tear and a meniscus tear in his left knee during Game 2 against the Chicago Bulls in the First Round of the 2009 NBA Playoffs . Powe...
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April 21, 2009 - 8:50 am
Citing NBA sources, the Boston Globe has reported Celtics forward Leon Powe is expected to undergo surgery on his left knee and will miss the remainder of the postseason. Powe injured his left knee during Game 2 of the Celtics-Bulls series. He left the game in the second quarter and was taken to...
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April 21, 2009 - 8:14 am
Late in the season, Leon Powe made an appearance in the Celtics locker room before a game and the subject was knees. "I know all about that," Powe said then, exhibiting a sort of gallows humor. The problem was the right knee, which he had strained in the St. Patrick's Day game against the Bulls and...
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