Green Street

April 20, 2009 - 6:46 am
Having had 48 hours or so to digest that kick in the head/wakeup call that was Game 1, the Celtics should know what they have to do tonight against the Bulls. Before we get there, a quick word about the opening weekend of the playoffs. The Celts loss to Chicago wasn't even close to the most...
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April 19, 2009 - 8:14 pm
Music can be used to get players in '€œthe zone.'€ Rasheed Wallace blares hip hop music through the Detroit Pistons locker room. Tony Allen shows off his rap skills before every Celtics game. And then there's Glen Davis . On any given night, Big Baby can be seen sauntering down the halls of...
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April 19, 2009 - 11:23 am
Stephon Marbury played 10 minutes in the Celtics Game One loss to Chicago. Head coach Doc Rivers thinks that may not have been enough. Marbury was scoreless after attempting just two shots. It wasn't that he couldn't get open, either. Marbury has been playing selflessly since joining the Celtics,...
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April 19, 2009 - 11:00 am
The day after losing Game One in overtime to Chicago, the Celtics honed in on their mistakes with a lengthy film session. They focused on sticking with their game plan, taking away the Bulls transition game, and making the second pass. And after Ray Allen went 1-for-12 on Saturday, they focused on...
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Mike Petraglia
April 18, 2009 - 2:44 pm
Doc Rivers was one disappointed coach Saturday afternoon. Disappointed if for no other reason than his veteran team, the defending champions, looked like the nervous bunch trying to win a game as individuals and the young Chicago Bulls looked the aggressors led by a rookie. In other words, the...
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Mike Petraglia
April 18, 2009 - 2:00 pm
It was the underdog Chicago Bulls with names like Rose, Thomas and Noah who taught a lesson on Saturday afternoon to the champion Celtics with names like Pierce, Ray Allen and Rondo. Bring your playoff intensity or else. And the else in Game 1 was a 105-103 overtime loss at the hands of the Bulls...
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April 18, 2009 - 1:47 pm
If someone had told Mikki Moore in February that three members of the Sacramento Kings would face each other in the first round of the playoffs, he never would have believed them. "[It would have taken] a sign from God [to convince me]," Moore laughed prior to Game One of the Celtics-Bulls series...
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April 18, 2009 - 11:37 am
The Chicago Bulls held on to a 105-103 OT victory after Ray Allen (1/12 FG) failed to connect on a game-tying shot. Derrick Rose led all scorers with 36 points. Rajon Rondo scored 29 f or the Celtics .
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April 18, 2009 - 11:35 am
Derrick Rose (game-high 36 points) is out of the game with 10.3 seconds left in overtime after committing his sixth foul on Rajon Rondo .
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April 18, 2009 - 11:28 am
The Celtics have gone to the two-man game with Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce time and again in overtime and down the stretch. It usually results in Pierce getting a jumper against a smaller defender, but it puts a tremendous burden on the Captain to carry the load. Look for more movement in the last...
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