Green Street

Mike Petraglia
April 20, 2009 - 8:33 pm
Give Chicago's Tyrus Thomas this much credit-he can appreciate a great series. And that's what we have in the first round battle between the Bulls and Celtics , tied 1-1, heading back to Chicago Thursday night for Game 3. "They came out quick and gave us a quick punch and we knew we had to come...
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April 20, 2009 - 5:52 pm
A fumbled pass, a missed open layin, the Bulls committed costly errors down the stretch that let the Celtics get easy points on the board late in the game. Despite 42 points from Ben Gordon , the other UConn Husky hit the game-winner. As he has done so many times in the Garden, Ray Allen drained a...
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April 20, 2009 - 5:11 pm
What we have here at the Garden is 12 minutes that could potentially decide a season. The Celtics have an 88-87 lead and to demonstrate the urgency of the situation, Doc Rivers did not go to his bench until there ere 40 seconds left in the third quarter. Rajon Rondo returned to the lineup after...
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April 20, 2009 - 4:51 pm
Rajon Rondo recorded a triple-double in the third quarter: 15 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. The last time he posted a triple-double was February 12 against the Dallas Mavericks (19 points, 14 assists, 15 rebounds).
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April 20, 2009 - 4:18 pm
At the half ... Bulls  61, Celtics 58 The Celtics kicked off the game looking strong. Then they started dropping in the second quarter. Leon Powe left the game with a minor left knee sprain. (He was already wearing a brace for a sprained right knee.) Five minutes later, Rajon Rondo hit the ground...
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April 20, 2009 - 4:03 pm
After barreling down the court on a fast break, Rajon Rondo went up for the basket. It was moments before he was able to get up with the aid of team doctors. Rondo headed to the bench limping with 5:03 left in the first half. He suffered a minor right ankle sprain and is expected to return to the...
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April 20, 2009 - 3:47 pm
Leon Powe walked back toward the locker room with 10:13 left in the second quarter. Powe, who has been wearing a heavy-duty brace after spraining his right knee in March against the Bulls, has not been moving that well tonight. In seven minutes he posted two points, one rebound, and was called for...
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April 20, 2009 - 3:41 pm
What's best strategy against a team that presses? You press them back. Similarly, it was clear from the opening seconds that the Celtics wanted to run against a team that runs. Rajon Rondo was sensational in the first quarter with nine points, four rebounds, six assists and a combined five fouls...
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April 20, 2009 - 3:19 pm
Scratch slow starts off the check list for the Celtics . They came out ready to play tonight. Rajon Rondo has been pushing the tempo at every opportunity and taking it hard at the Bulls big men. Even though he is 1-for-3, the strategy has worked because Chicago is paying so much attention to Rondo...
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April 20, 2009 - 3:12 pm
Kevin Garnett is back on the bench for Game 2 of the Celtics-Bulls series. Even though the Celtics have six points on the board two minutes into the game, Garnett and the rest of the Cs are still standing on the sideline. Garnett did not return to the bench for the second half of Game 1.
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