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Daily Celtics News and Links (November)

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Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/30

Herald Rondo: I’m not a dirty player; I play the game the right way
Ainge: Rondo suspended for two games
Rajon Rondo off floor again
Doc Rivers will point in-house to spell guard
Rajon Rondo suspended for two games
Globe Kevin Garnett on Kris Humphries: ‘Dude’s always been out of control’
Rajon Rondo isn’t leading Celtics by example
Globe 10.0 - Was Rondo acting immaturely?
Celtics’ Rajon Rondo suspended for two games
Having seen enough, Doc Rivers calls out the Celtics
A quick thought on the Rajon Rondo fight, featuring a cameo by brawlin' Doc Rivers

Celtics Green Just Another Group of Sissies
Preview: Blazers (6-9) at Celtics (8-7) 11/30
The Celtics Recall Kris Joseph from Maine
Red Claws Going Green for Home Opener
A Few Random Thoughts on Celtics/Nets Fight
Paul Pierce's Terrible No Good Week
Raptors to Sign Mickael Pietrus
Rondo Suspended 2 Games
CelticsBlog Draftstreet Freeroll on CelticsBlog
The Fallible Rajon Rondo
Are the Boston Celtics "soft?"

ESPN 5-on-5: Punishment fits crime?
Quick hits from Danny Ainge
C's searching for real toughness
How will C's replace Rondo?
Joseph recalled from D-League
W2W4: Celtics vs. Blazers (Game 16 of 82)
Rajon Rondo's outburst aside, the Boston Celtics are searching for real toughness

Do Celtics-Nets brawl punishments fit crime?
Lex Nihil Novi Kareem v. Wilt Game 16: The Mighty '71-72 Lakers Lose by 21 at Home in WCFs Opener
Grampa Celtic Goes to the Quote Bank with Larry Legend
The Last ABA Game
Walton Gang Stops the Bleeding, as Mountain Man Leads 7 Players in Double Figures to W Over Bucks (76-77)
Celtic Nation Fuse Lit?
Ball Hard: Paul Pierce
Shoulda Been Ours

CLNS Radio Boston Celtics News from Around the Web: Daily Links for Friday, 11/30/2012
Celtics Post Game Show vs Blazers, immediately following the game
Game Preview: Portland Trailblazers at Boston Celtics
Red's Army Celtics dancers unveil swimsuit calendar
Your Morning Dump… Where all the guys love Rondo
How we see it goin’ down: Celtics vs Blazers
CSNNE Felger: 'It could have been worse for Rondo'
Photo Gallery |Power Rankings Nov. 29
An inside look at Rondo: To play with him is to know him
Celtics-Blazers preview: Bench will be counted on
Celtics recall Joseph from D-League
Green, Wilcox may not play for Celtics tonight
Ainge: I've spoken to Rondo about suspensions
Ainge: C's can solve rebounding woes internally

NESN Vote: Did Rajon Rondo Deserve to Be Suspended Two Games for His Altercation With Kris Humphries?
Rajon Rondo’s Occasional Lapses In Judgment Part of Trade-Off for Point Guard’s Glimpses of Greatness
Rajon Rondo Denies Trying to Start Riot Against Nets, Calls Kris Humpries’ Foul on Kevin Garnett ‘Malicious’
Celtics Live Blog: Paul Pierce, C’s Host Rookie Sensation Damian Lillard, Blazers Without Rajon Rondo
Celtics Hub It Ain’t About Fightin’
Rajon Rondo Suspended Two Games for Altercation with Kris Humphries
Celtics Recall Kris Joseph from Maine Red Claws
Celtics Town Referee crew chief issues statement, says Rondo “initiated everything that proceeded after the foul”
Rondo gets two game suspension
Green Street At least Rajon Rondo delivered an early Christmas present: The newest Boston-New York rivalry
Rajon Rondo: ‘I play the game hard, I play with an edge every night’
Poll: What do you think of the 2-game suspension of Rajon Rondo?
Doc Rivers: ‘I don’t know if I want to rally around my 6-foot guard’
Doc Rivers: ‘We’re in no rush’ to change the roster
Opinion: Appreciate Rajon Rondo while you can
Irish Coffee: Kevin Garnett’s Secret Santa

Mass Live On Rajon Rondo, Rasheed Wallace and the concept of a good teammate
Hangtime Blogs Rondo Gets Two-Game Suspension
Pop Didn’t See This Trouble Coming
Shaqtin’ A Fool: Vol. 2, Episode 3
Blogtable: What About Pop?
SI.com Damian Lillard: Portland Trail Blazers rookie afraid of statues
NBA warns Nets’ Wallace for flopping
NBA fights: Classic photographs
Rondo suspended two games for fight
Gregg Popovich angers David Stern but makes right decision to rest Spurs stars
Washington Post Kevin Garnett defends Rajon Rondo, rips Kris Humphries
Oregon Live Blazers' rundown: Can the irritation of Boston's Kevin Garnett bring out the best in LaMarcus Aldridge?

CBS Sports Felger & Mazz: Will Rondo’s “Leadership” Hurt The Celtics?
Doc Rivers On Celtics: ‘We’re A Soft Team Right Now’
WEEI Cedric Maxwell's take on the Rondo fight: Much ado about nothing
Garnett fined, no suspensions for Nets
Kevin Garnett, Celtics Forward, on the Rondo Humphries brawlDanny Ainge: Rondo suspended by NBA for two games, not sure how I feel about it yet
Celtics coach Doc Rivers discusses the Rondo fight and how players handle situations on the court
Rajon Rondo: 'I didn't try to start a riot'
Rajon Rondo: 'I didn't try to start a riot'
Press Herald Red Claws turn Celtics green
Blog a Bull Good Nate, Bad Nate: Learning to live with Nate Robinson
EWeek ShoreTel in Win-Win Situation With Celtics-Nets Game
Sporting News Celtics vs. Nets fight: NBA has taken fight out of game—and that's good
NY Daily News Boston Celtics and Kim Kardashian now have a common enemy in Brooklyn Nets' Kris Humphries after Rajon Rondo fight

Enterprise News CELTICS NOTEBOOK: Wilcox, Green miss practice
NBA suspends Rajon Rondo for two games

Doc Rivers labels Celtics "soft''
Yahoo Create-a-Caption: ‘Yo, Truth … you OK?’ | Ball Don't Lie
Portland Daily Sun Home openers for undefeated Red Claws tonight and Sunday
Telegram Doc Rivers finding Jason Terry's talents
Fox Sports Boston Celtics PG Rajon Rondo on fight: I'm not a dirty player
USA Today Mickael Pietrus will sign with the Toronto Raptors
Grantland NBA Shootaround: Boy, That Escalated Quickly
Dimemag Andrew Bynum’s Year From Hell Gets Even Worse
Boston Sports U18 Rondo developing into leader of the future


Celtics recall Joseph

With Jeff Green a game time decision tonight and Chris Wilcox still battling the flu, the Celtics have recalled Kris Joseph from the Maine Red Claws. He'll suit up tonight against the Portland Trailblazers.


Kris Joseph recalled from D-League

Per team's press release.

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have recalled forward Kris Joseph from their NBA Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws.

Joseph, a 6’7 forward, averaged 25.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.0 block in two games while on assignment. He made his NBA debut against the Milwaukee Bucks and recorded one rebound and one assist in three minutes of action on November 2.

Jeff Green's swollen knee probably has a lot to do with this move. Not to mention overall depth issues with Rondo out and Wilcox sick.


Are the Boston Celtics "soft?"

The coach opened up a can of worms with his four letter word.


Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/29

Herald Rajon Rondo playing the fool
Celts sent to showers in loss to Nets
Celts don’t pull punches
Best of the Blog
NBA roundup: Wizards snap 12-game losing streak; beat Trail Blazers 84-82
Division crown no longer a layup for C’s
Rajon Rondo on fight: I’m not a dirty player
Rondo ejected, streak ends in loss; suspension may be next
Globe Rajon Rondo ejected after fight in second quarter
Celtics fall to Nets after Rondo's ejection
Kris Humphries shows off battle scars
Garnett on Kris Humphries: 'Dude's always been out of control'
Nets players defend their actions in fight with Celtics
Celtics play the waiting game regarding possible Rajon Rondo suspension
Rajon Rondo ejected in Celtics’ loss to the Nets
Doc Rivers blames Nets’ Kris Humphries for fight

Celtics Green Comments from the Other Side - Nets 11/28
Boston Brawls In Loss to the Nets 95-83 with Video
Rondo Ejected - Assists Streak Ends (Video)
Underrated Stat of the Night
Grading Some C's
The Best of Tommy - Nets 11/28
CelticsBlog Celtics final score: Brooklyn beats Boston after brawl 95-83
Three at the Buzzer: Celtics Fall to Nets 95-83 After Rondo, Humphries Brawl
Celtics Post Game Show vs Nets - On Demand
Mean Streak: How much of a problem is Rondo's temper?
The Garden Report: Nets Beat the Celtics and Rondo is Ejected After Fight
Now, It's On...
Rajon Rondo faces suspension after altercation

Celtic Thunder Comments from the Other Side - OKC/Rockets 11/28
ESPN Rapid Reaction: Nets 95, Celtics 83
Crew chief Capers on ejections
C's bracing for possible Rondo suspension
Terry on Humphries: He's 'soft'
Forsberg: Rondo shows some fight
What's the penalty for Rondo?
Rivers with harsh words for 'soft' team
Rivers: 'We're not a good team right now'
Doc wouldn't be shocked by Rondo ban
Rivers disappointed in Green so far
Rajon Rondo shows some fight in defending Kevin Garnett
Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo, Brooklyn Nets' Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace ejected after altercation

Lex Nihil Novi C's Top Bucks, Despite 58 Points from Jabbar and the Big O (72-73)
Greatest Home Team Ever Rescues a W in OT at Da Gahden (85-86)
C's Fall Behind Early, Never Catch Up
Rick Robey is More than Six Fouls (80-81)
Grampa Celtic Talks Chaz Barkley
Celtic Nation Rondo Ejected
Celtics’ Woes Continue
Regular Season Game 15: Brooklyn Nets @ Boston Celtics 95-83
CLNS Radio Kris Humphries tweets photo of injuries sustained in Celtics brawl
Garden Report: Rondo Ejected in Celtics' Loss
Boston Celtics News from Around the Web: Daily Links for Thursday 11/29
Doc Rivers Says Other Teams Think Celtics Are Soft
Racial Overtones Still Dominate Marketing of Today's NBA

Red's Army Enemy Chatter: Rondo is like a mosquito in your face
League execs predict 2-3 game suspension for Rondo
It’s been a tough week for Paul Pierce’s legs
Celtics-Nets photo gallery
Jason Terry rips Kris Humphries
Your Morning Dump… Where Rondo initiated everything
Celtics.com Ford Keys to the Game: Nets 95, Celtics 83
That's What He Said - Nets at Celtics

CSNNE Jay-Z's five lessons for the Celtics
Rondo, Humphries ejected after altercation
Blakely: Recap of brawl between Celtics, Nets
Rondo's assist streak ends after ejection
Official explains incident between Celtics, Nets
Terry: Humphries is 'soft'
Doc: 'We're a soft team; we have no toughness'
Garnett: 'We have to protect each other, we consider ourselves family'
Comcast Business Edge Postgame Report
Marshall: Rondo's shove 'not what being a Celtic is about'
Amica Game Recap
Celtics-Nets review: Where's the pride?
Maxwell: Glad Rondo's streak is over
Maxwell on Rondo ejection: 'It was a scrum!'

WSJ Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics Fight Kris Humphries, Brooklyn Nets: Did Skirmish Help the Celtics?
NESN Doc Rivers Meets Aly Raisman, Tries to Make Jason Terry Comfortable in Boston, Does Not Pay for His NBA League Pass Package
Celtics Live Blog: Rajon Rondo’s Assist Streak Ends With Ejection as Nets Beat C’s 95-83
Rajon Rondo Ejected For Fight With Kris Humphries After Foul on Kevin Garnett
Jason Terry Calls Former Teammate Kris Humphries ‘Soft’ While Doc Rivers Questions Celtics’ Toughness
Rajon Rondo Faces Likely Suspension as Double-Digit Assists Streak Ends With Ejection
Kris Humphries Shows Off Battle Wounds After Celtics-Nets Brawl, Wonders Where He Can Get Tetanus Shot (Photo)
Rajon Rondo ‘Initiated Everything’ During Celtics-Nets Rumble, According to Game’s Crew Chief
Celtics Hub It Could Have Been Worse: Celtics 83, Nets 95
Officials Release Statement Regarding Rondo’s Ejection
Celtics Town Rondo ejected as Celtics fall to Brooklyn 95-83
Avery Bradley reportedly “very close” to returning to practice
Jason Terry calls Kris Humphries “pretend” tough guy, Humphries says he needs a tetanus shot
Referee crew chief issues statement, says Rajon Rondo “initiated everything that proceeded after the foul”

Green Street Rajon Rondo ejected as Kris Humphries starts brawl with Kevin Garnett and Celtics
Fast Break: Rajon Rondo ejected, streak ends and Celtics lose
Irish Coffee: Summer of Rajon Rondo gives way to winter
Celtics Jeff Green, Courtney Lee: Egos hurt worse than knee, elbow
Hangtime Blogs Blogtable: Pick A Point, Rondo Or CP3?
Rockets Spend Emotional Day With Their Coach At Daughter’s Funeral
Rondo Starts Fight, Ends Streak
Stoudemire Willing To Take Bench Role
SI.,com Celtics’ Rondo, Nets’ Humphries ejected after shoving match carries into stands
Carlisle says Mavericks will sign Fisher
Video: Nets’ Johnson makes Celtics’ Pierce fall down with low crossover
Evaluating Dion Waiters, Jared Sullinger, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, other NBA rookies
NY Post Wild fight between Nets & Celtics
NY Times Nets Beat Celtics Again After First-Half Shoving Match
NY Daily News Fighting words: Jason Terry calls Humphries "soft;" Reggie Evans likens Rondo to an annoying bug

WEEI Doc Rivers calls out his team after his Celtics lose an ugly one
CBS Sports Video: Joe Johnson's crossover makes Paul Pierce do yoga
MetroWest Daily News Celtics Notebook: C's find second home in Portland
Newsday Nets win the Battle of Boston
SB Nation Nets vs. Celtics final score: Brooklyn wins ugly contest
Rajon Rondo's real value for the Boston Celtics
Yahoo Three tossed after Celtics-Nets fight
Rajon Rondo's misplaced 'loyalty' in scuffle with Kris Humphries hurts Celtics

Deadspin Rajon Rondo Didn't Take Too Kindly To Kris Humphries' Foul On Kevin Garnett
Ridiculous Upside First Round Draft Picks Assigned To D-League Are Likely To Find Success Later In Their Career
Bleacher Report How Jeff Green Can Meet Expectations with Boston Celtics


Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/28

Herald Celtics looking to matchup with Nets
Posting Up blog: A whole new world
Doc Rivers’ post-it note: Get ball into Kevin Garnett
Rajon Rondo right on target
LeBron James, Knicks top NBA jersey-sale lists
Globe Watch: Washburn on state of Celtics
Defense the emphasis as Celtics prepare for Nets
Chat with Brian Scalabrine
Doc Rivers sees Nets’ move to Brooklyn as a net win

Celtics Green Preview and Official Report - Nets (9-4) at Celtics (8-6) 11/28
Who Are Celtics Mistaken For?
Rockets Support Kevin McHale
Joey Crawford - You Gotta See This
Posting Up With Sully
The Key to Making the Finals is Defense
Practice Update 11/27
Celtics Minute for 11/27
CelticsBlog The education of Avery Bradley
Rules changes allow quick guards advantages
Leandro "the Microwave" Barbosa
Jared Sullinger has a blog
Doc's plan: Get the ball to Kevin Garnett in the post more

ESPN Mailbag: Ready for takeoff?
Practice notes: Pick-and-roll D the focus
Rondo the 6th most popular jersey
W2W4: Celtics vs. Nets (Game 15 of 82)
Celtics rookie Kris Joseph gets best of both worlds
Lex Nihil Novi Garnett (24, 8, 5, 4 & 3) Leads Wolves to Another Road Win (03-04)
Pistol Drops 35, as Jazz Hand Walton Gang 3rd Straight Loss (76-77)
Down 1 with a Minute to Go, Lakers Miss Four Straight Freebies, Lose Again
WEEI Paul Pierce with Grande and Max
celtics - Should we care about Rajon Rondo's assist streak?
Doc: Bradley still doing 'nothing' in practice
Green Street Doc Rivers tells Kevin Garnett to remind the team: ‘Hey, I’m here’ on offense
Brazilian legend Leandro Barbosa gets his kicks with Celtics
Leandro Barbosa understands when you play defense ‘everything comes automatic’

Celtic Nation What to Make of Melo
Ball Hard: Kris Joseph
Super Charged
11/28/12: Celtics vs. Nets Stat Pack
CLNS Radio Why Must People Hate On Rondo?
Boston Celtics News from Around the Web: Daily Links for Wednesday, 11/28
Celtics Post Game Show vs Brooklyn Nets, immediately following the game
Red's Army A dose of new perspective could raise Avery Bradley’s game
Celtkicks: Anta KG “Beat the Heat” shirt
Your Morning Dump…where Avery Bradley continues to impress, even off the court
Celtics.com Are the Celts Experiencing an Identity Crisis?
NBA's Evolution Gives Rondo the Power

CSNNE Has Rondo run with the torch?
Rondo, Williams ready to face off in guard-driven league
The 'A' List: Top 5 in the East
Celtics Now: Who are the Celtics often mistaken for?
Celtics Now: Get Rich?
Celtics Talk TV: What changes are in store for Celtics
Grab Bag: What's at the top of your Christmas list?
Nets Daily Celtics Next Up for Soaring Nets
Celtics Hub Practice Report: Pick-and Roll Practice, Waiting on Avery Bradley
Celtics Town Bradley continues to grow off the court
Is Rajon Rondo’s assist streak driving his productive start?
Mass Live The Fantasy 413: Kevin Garnett puts the D in Celtics (you know what we mean)

Celtics Title Town Question of the day: Who's been the best player off the bench?
"Rajon Rondo - Hall of fame"
Celtics Morning Joe: Pick-and-roll defense a major focus
KG intense to the core
Hangtime Blogs Phil Jackson Says His Peace (Video)
Wizards Fall To 0-12 … And Counting
Rockets Pay Tribute To Sasha McHale
Enterprise News Celtics face improved Brooklyn Nets
SI.com Rockets wear jersey patch to honor coach McHale’s daughter
Video: Kevin Love and DeMarcus Cousins are called for blocking and charging fouls on the same play
Metro West Daily News Celtics still finding their closers
Celtics pick apart pick-and-roll on practice court
Sentinel Red Claws' Cusworth hoping patience pays off
King James Gospel 10 Early Candidates For 6th Man Of The Year


Kris Joseph practices with Celtics

Yesterday, Kris Joseph practiced with the Celtics. Yes, he's still assigned to the Maine Red Claws along with Fab Melo. However, because of the new one-to-one affiliation between the Claws and Celtics, they can now shuttle players back and forth as many times as they want.

Celtics rookie Kris Joseph gets best of both worlds - ESPN Boston

So, with the Red Claws not playing again until Friday night, the C's elected to bring Joseph and Melo back up to be around the team. "They don't have a game, and we don't have a lot of players," coach Doc Rivers said. "The greatest part about [the single-team affiliation with the Red Claws] is it's an hour-and-a-half drive, and they can drive up and practice and go back home -- I don't know what [Joseph] calls home, Boston or Maine, but it's been a pretty good thing so far for us."

Apparently Doc said that he didn't need any more bigs to practice with, so Melo wasn't necessary.


Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/27

Herald Barbosa out to make a score
Rivers not concerned with Green’s misses
Brian Shaw stunned by how Lakers treated Phil Jackson
NBA roundup: Thunder dominate first half, rout Bobcats 114-69
Globe Globe 10.0 - Do the Celtics miss Ray Allen?
Sullinger, Bass work to help the Celtics improve their rebounding numbers
Celtics Green Don't Mess with Danny Ainge
Rookie Round-Up: Joseph and Melo Start
Avery Bradley Will Be Back Better Than Ever

CelticsBlog The education of Avery Bradley
Brandon Bass is picking up the boards
Are the Celtics becoming offensive minded?
Celtics Thunder Scott Brooks is a Smart Man
Comments from the Other Side - OKC/Bobcats 11/26
ESPN Bass is all over the glass
Power rankings: C's steady at No. 10
Rondo edged for Player of Week honor
Mailbag: Ready for takeoff?

Lex Nihil Novi Wolves Top Suns, Notwithstanding a Modest Performance from the Ticket (03-04)
Grampa Celtic Talks Cowens and Rodman
Ice Man Scores 32 in W over Walton Gang (76-77)
An MVP-Like Performance from Garnett (33, 25, 6, 3, & 1)
Grampa Celtic Talks Danny and the Great Turnaround
Celtic Nation Sam Jones Auction Underway
Ticket to Ride
Pierce Thruthmobile
Ball Hard: Avery Bradley
CLNS Radio Trade targets for the Boston Celtics
Why Don't the Celtics Show Up In Low-Profile Games?
Boston Celtics News from Around the Web: Daily Links for Tuesday, 11/27

Red's Army I just know Kobe Bryant hates Dwight Howard
Photo Gallery: Celtics-Magic
Your Morning Dump…Where KG is slowing down
CSNNE Celtics crash the boards in win over Magic
Celtics learning from grind-it-out games
Garnett slows down, produces late for Celtics
One Year of Freedom
Take my Advice: Managing minutes
Wakeup Call: Doc's no Ghandi, eh, Baby?
Celtics' Bradley overcoming bumps in road to recovery
NESN Kevin Garnett, Celtics Defense Uncharacteristically Having Trouble Defending Pick and Roll
Rajon Rondo’s Assists Streak Continues to Improve Celtics’ Odds to Win NBA Title

Bleacher Report Why the Boston Celtics Are Better Than Their Current Record
How Boston Celtics Are Replacing Ray Allen with Paul Pierce
Celtics Town A change of scenery was all Glen Davis needed
King of the Court, episode 15: Listen live tonight at 9
Leandro Barbosa providing a spark off the bench
Green Street Irish Coffee: Why Rajon Rondo’s assist streak is more impressive than John Stockton’s or Magic Johnson’s
Mass Live Leandro Barbosa producing within his role for Boston Celtics, but still needs to make significant defensive strides
Kevin Garnett frequently calls former Boston Celtics teammates Kendrick Perkins and Glen Davis, refers to them as his 'young (Luke) Skywalkers'
Celtics Title Town Bullying Big Baby
Rondology: Good Rondo, Bad Rondo

Sheridan Hoops Joakim Noah calls Thibodeau style “dictatorship”, Rubio return on the horizon
WCSH6 Maine Red Claws Coach Mike Taylor
SB Nation Kendrick Perkins: 'We actually like getting overlooked'
Ball is Live Paul Pierce once punched a ref and smiled – The NBA’s Chuck Norris
Press Herald Red Claws cut former Maine star
RealGM Red Claws Sign Justin Brownlee Waive Raheem Singleton
Dimemag Major Question Marks Need Answers With The Boston Celtics
Hoopsworld Perkins Confident in New-Look Thunder
WPTV Miami Heat news, updates: Heat's sixth sense on Ray Allen is paying off
Hot Hot Hoops Ray Allen keeps Heat winning despite defensive troubles
Norwich Bulletin Jason Terry prefers the clutch shot for Celtics
Slam Online


The education of Avery Bradley

He's getting close. He's been hitting the weight room and the film room equally as hard. The shoulders are getting stronger and the tough as nails two guard vows to be a smarter player when he returns.


Bass is picking up the boards

One area of the game that Brandon Bass has needed to work on is rebounding. I would imagine this being something that Doc Rivers pointed to as one of his primary roles on this team. The good news is that despite fluctuating minutes (sharing the rotation with Jared Sullinger) he's putting up solid rebounding numbers.

Bass is all over the glass - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

Though his basic rebounding figure might be down from 6.2 per game to 5.7 so far this season (it's still early and we're still dealing with a relatively small sample size), other numbers indicate better returns for Bass. He's seen a respectable jump in the percentage of offensive rebounds he's grabbing this season, up to 8.8 this season from 6.3 last season. Additionally, the total percentage of rebounds he's securing this season is up from 11.5 last season to 12.4 this season.

If he could focus on the rebounding and hitting that elbow jumper, that's about all I really need from Bass at this point. Anything else would be gravy.


Rondo edged for Player of the Week

Rondo has been impressive during his streak, and in particular had a pretty good week last week. Just not quite good enough to win Player of the Week.

Rondo edged for Player of Week honor - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

Fresh off tying John Stockton's 37-game double-digit assist streak on Sunday in Orlando, Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was nominated for Player of the Week, but was edged in the Eastern Conference by Atlanta's Al Horford.

In related news, Jason Terry is making the case that Rajon's assist streak is more impressive than John Stockton's or Magic Johnson's.

Green Street " Irish Coffee: Why Rajon Rondo’s assist streak is more impressive than John Stockton’s or Magic Johnson’s

"It’s just a different style of play," said Terry, whose longest streak of double-digit assists lasted all of three games in 2003. "Now, it’s a lot more difficult to get those assists per se as in the ’80s. If you look at the style of play, it was up-and-down, run-and-gun. Now, there are much more intricate defenses. There’s also the zone defense, so it makes it a lot tougher to get assists. So, that makes his feat a lot more amazing."

An interesting argument.


Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/26

Herald Celts take Baby steps
Celtics family mourning loss of legend’s daughter
KG still tight with Davis
Big Baby’s all grown up in Orlando
Kevin McHale’s daughter dies at 23
Big Baby likes move to new coach
Celtics top Magic in OT
Baby reflects on his transition from Doc Rivers to Jacque Vaughn - from the military to Gandhi?
Globe Final: Celtics 116, Magic 110 (OT)
Chat with Brian Scalabrine Monday at noon
Glen Davis is a more mature “Big Baby,” trying to lead Orlando Magic rebuilding plan
Rondo, Celtics Outlast Magic in OT
Celtics have that little extra in OT win over Magic

Celtics Green Comments from the Other Side - Magic 11/26
Prayers for the McHale Family
Celtics Beat Magic 116-110 in OT
Red Claws Advance to 2-0 Video and Recap
Former Celtic Greg Stiemsma Comes in Handy
Underrated stat of the night
Tommy's Rant on Rondo's Streak
CelticsBlog Celtics Post Game Show vs Magic
Celtics final score: Celtics hang on to beat Magic in OT 116-110
Need a little more effort from Celtics against lesser teams
Ridiculous Upside Pump The Brakes On Fab Melo's Slow Start In NBA D-League
Online Sentinel NBA D-LEAGUE: Claws move to 2-0

Bleacher Report Five Solutions to the Boston Celtics' Biggest Problems
Boston Celtics Placing Too Much Hope on Avery Bradley's Return to Cure All
ESPN Rapid Reaction: Celtics 116, Magic 110 (OT)
Final play: Too quick for comfort
Barbosa not just a scorer
Bass is all over the glass
Leandro Barbosa impressing Boston Celtics with his defense
Dallas News More details on why Mavericks cut Delonte West; Chris Paul chances
Lex Nihil Novi Grampa Celtic Talks Wilt and the Lakers
Lakers Win Convincingly, Despite 50 from Jabbar
This was One of those Ugly Wins Doc Told Us to Expect
Balanced Attack Not Enough as Walton Gang Drop One to Lou Hudson, John Drew and the Hawks (76-77)
Wolves Top Suns, Notwithstanding a Modest Performance from the Ticket (03-04)

Bettor.com Doc Rivers does not believe in offensive rebounding
Yahoo Who got shook worse: Tony Parker or Paul Pierce? (VIDEOS) | Ball Don't Lie
Celtic Nation Numbers Don’t Lie
The JoJo White Interview
The Cedric Maxwell Interview
Jeff Green: Head Case?
Regular Season Game-14: Boston Celtics @ Orlando Magic 116-110.
CLNS Radio Game #14 Recap: Boston Celtics Drop Orlando Magic in OT, 116-110
NBA Power Rankings: Week 4
Boston Celtics News from Around the Web: Daily Links for Monday, 11/26/2012
Quick notes from last night's Boston Celtics win
Red's Army Recap: Celtics give Doc, fans gray hair, but get W in Orlando
Your Morning Dump… Where Leandro Barbosa is surprising people
Marcin Gortat has a man crush on Jermaine O’Neal

Celtics.com Ford Keys to the Game: Celtics 116, Magic 100
CSNNE McHale's daughter dies at age 23
Davis learning to be a leader for Magic
Celtics hold off Magic in overtime, 116-110
Celtics-Magic review: C's bench big part of win
Barbosa making impact on offense in limited minutes
Garnett still major influence on former teammates Perkins, Davis
Heinsohn fires back at Rondo detractors
Ryan on Rondo's assist streak: 'It can't end soon enough'
Garnett logs season-high 36 minutes vs. Magic
Are expectations too high for Green?

NESN Vote: Who Would You Rather Have on the Celtics, Kendrick Perkins or Jeff Green?
Kevin McHale Loses 22-Year-Old Daughter, Sasha, to Lupus
Courtney Lee Sends Condolences to Kevin McHale on Twitter After Coach’s Daughter Passes Away
Celtics Live Blog: Paul Pierce, C’s Survive Challenge From Magic to Win in Overtime 116-110
Celtics Hub In The House Of Baby: Celtics 116, Magic 110
Celtics Town Celtics outlast Magic in OT 116-110
Green Street Chris Wilcox: Secret to the Rajon Rondo alley-oop
Fast Break: Rajon Rondo stops Magic, ties John Stockton for consecutive double-digit assists
Celtics Title Town Celtics Morning Joe: Too quick in final play against the Magic
What to make of the Celtics victory in Orlando
The Good,the Bad,and the Ugly: Game 14 vs Orlando
Celtics by the Numbers: Rondo more records ahead

Hangtime Blogs Confident Thunder Back On Track?
Hoops Addict Catching Up With Paul Pierce
Hoopsworld Doc Rivers Unphased by ‘Red Flag’
WEEI Doc Rivers with Grande & Max before the Orlando game
Mystic Brian Scalabrine To Host Special Viewing Party at the Mohegan Sun
Telegram Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger posts double-double
Chat Sports Did the Boston Celtics Make a Mistake in Trading E'Twaun Moore?
All U Can Heat Miami Heat: LeBron James and Ray Allen Forming an Unprecedented Chemistry
Sports of Boston Revisiting the Jeff Green-Kendrick Perkins Trade
Orlando Sentinel Big Baby says Jacque Vaughn's coaching style suits him perfectly
News OK Jeff Green revisited
Pro Basketball Talk Paul Pierce is playing more like Ray Allen this season


Doc "I thought Jeff [Green] played great"

A lot of comments in the post game recap centered around how poorly Jeff Green played. Doc saw things a little differently.


After registering a season-high 17 points in Friday’s win over Oklahoma City, Jeff Green scored 1 point on 0-for-9 shooting. "I thought Jeff played great, he just didn’t score," Rivers said. "He blocked shots, rebounded, just played a good floor game for us. He missed some makeable shots and you can’t do anything about that."

That's fair. If the coach is ok with his effort, then who am I to argue? It is interesting that he doesn't mention defense but perhaps that is reading too much into a quick quote. Or perhaps Doc is just trying to build Jeff up some. Regardless, I hope he can keep filling up the stat sheets AND hitting some of those makable shots in the future.


Big Baby compares Doc to Jacque

One is one of the most respected coaches in the league and the other is one of the youngest and least experienced. But Big Baby is cool with his new coach (without being disrespectful to his old one).

Big Baby’s all grown up in Orlando - BostonHerald.com

"Different guys," Davis said of the two coaches. "Doc is more of a military-minded kind of guy, and Jacque is more of a Gandhi kind of guy — soft but powerful. Doc’s more, ‘Get the job done,’ and Jacque Vaughn is more the kind of guy who will ask you, ‘Would you feel comfortable getting the job done?’ I think that’s different with players. But in my system, I think I just feel better functioning in Jacque’s system. Doc wasn’t the kind of guy to pat you on your back and say, ‘Good job, man.’ He’s more like, ‘OK, move on.’ In a way that’s positive, but some players are different. "Jacque’s a different kind of guy. He pats you on your back — good job. That’s his motivation. But at the same time he still holds you accountable if you’re doing things wrong."

I think this is actually a very mature observation by Big Baby. Some coaching styles just suit people differently than others and Glen was never a perfect fit for Doc. Glad to hear he's getting what he needs where he is.


Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/25

Herald Jared Sullinger seeing red
Celts savor benchmark win
Globe A viewer's guide to watching the Celtics
Celtics need their bench to spell veteran stars Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce
Celtics defense has been inconsistent
Celtics Green Official Report - Celtics at Magic 11/25
Preview: Celtics (7-6) at Magic (5-7) 11/25
Kris Joseph Listed Among D-League Top Performers

CelticsBlog Kris Joseph impresses in first Red Claws game
Paul Pierce, still crafty after all these years
Credit Doc with the assist off the pick (up) and role(s)
Celtic Thunder Comments From the Other Side - OKC/Sixers 11/24
ESPN Screen play: Pierce's evolving offense
Origin story: Why JET lets it fly
Jason Terry's origin story -- Why JET lets big shots fly without fear
Lex Nihil Novi C's 27th in Defensive Field-Goal Percentage
Antoine Walker Helps Dirkless Mavs Down KG (28 & 20) and T-Wolves (03-04)
Cowens and Nellie Lead the Way, as C's Move to 14-1
Steve Stipanovich & Clark Kellogg Help Pacers Hang Second Loss on 85-86 C's

Celtic Nation 11/25/12: Celtics @ Magic Stat Pack
CLNS Radio Andrew Bynum out 'indefinitely' (AP)
CLNS Radio and Red's Army Joins Celtics Talk Radio
Red's Army Photo Gallery: Celtics-Thunder
Enemy Chatter: Rajon Rondo is a tremendous, outstanding player but…
Taking Stock: Celtics – Thunder
Celtkicks: KG’s Anta KG3 stash
CSNNE Joseph embracing trip to D-League
C's finding out more to Barbosa than offense
NESN Vote: Who Would You Rather Have on the Celtics, Kendrick Perkins or Jeff Green?
Celtics Live Blog: Paul Pierce, C’s Head to Magic Kingdom to Get Reacquainted With Familiar Faces

Celtics Title Town C's Playbook Game 13 vs Thunder
Celtics Morning Joe: Conserve KG until the end
SI.com Sixers say Bynum (knees) is out ‘indefinitely’
Telegram Jeff Green still a bit green
SIKids Nine Questions With the Celtics' Jared Sullinger
Yahoo Celtics-Magic Preview
Telegram NBA: Doc Rivers on board with Celtics off the boards
MetroWest Daily News Courtside View: Per Doc's order, Celtics' Garnett held back
Pro Basketball Talk Report: Lakers reach out to Mickael Pietrus
Royce White still not with Rockets, attacks Wojnarowski on twitter


OKC defense surprisingly poor against Celtics

From the OKC blog Welcome to Loud City in their recap..

Thunder final score: Thunder fall to Celtics, 108-100 - Welcome to Loud City

The other big surprise/disappointment was how poorly the Thunder defense performed against a mediocre Celtics offense. To be sure, sometimes teams get hot, and Boston certainly made a good share of baskets on the night, hitting 48.8% from the floor and 9-17 from 3-point range. However, on this night the Thunder seemed disinterested in playing the kind of intense defense that we had seen in the past few games, and the Celtics used the extra space to their advantage. Boston only averages 97 points per outing, yet the Thunder gave up 87 points in the final 3 quarters. OKC's poor defense was clearly a determining factor in the game's final outcome.

The Celtics did get hot (in particular from outside). But I suppose you can give an assist to the OKC defense, or seemingly lack thereof as well.


Pierce using screens more often

Paul Pierce is a natural born scorer, that much we've established time and again. It is interesting, however, that his offense is continuing to evolve over time. In particular, he's using screens more often now. (check the link for the actual numbers)

Screen play: Pierce's evolving offense - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

Pierce's increase in shots generated off screens has leapt from one of his least-used play-types in 2009-10 (when he was more of a pick-and-roll guy) to his most common method of attack this season. Pierce is clearly still getting used to that increased activity and is doing much of his damage in transition (when he's got familiar room to operate, including the ability to step back for 3-point shots). And as his spot-up numbers suggest (and the eyes have confirmed over recent games), Pierce can still free himself for step-back jumpers against even the most athletic defenders (like Kevin Durant).

As Forsberg states, it doesn't matter really how he scores, he's going to flat out score.

Oh Captain my Captain.


32 minutes for KG is all Doc would allow

The Thunder game was a big one so Doc allowed for Kevin Garnett's minutes to increase, ...by 2.

For Garnett, no rollover minutes - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

Rivers told his staff about the 32-minute limit before Friday's game, and even that seemed like pushing it. "I know it’s hard," said Rivers. "Going into the game, I told our coaches that 32 is our number for Kevin tonight. Two minutes extra -- because I thought we were going to need it. [The Thunder went] small early and, it’s funny, the last two teams, it’s like no one wants to go small against us, because they look at Jeff [Green] and Paul [Pierce], and it’s almost like they are avoiding small lineups. So we prepared for small, but [Oklahoma City] didn’t go to it until that one stretch. Then they started making a run with it and, let’s be honest here, right when we had to take Kevin out, but we had no choice. Gotta do it."

Interesting that teams would be avoiding the smallball lineup since most fans have become increasingly impatient with it.


Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/24

Herald Paul Pierce, Jeff Green split decision
Celts make statement
Jason Terry takes his shot at Celtics fame
Paul Pierce leads Celtics to 108-100 win over Thunder
Globe Final: Celtics 108, Thunder 100
Celtics impressive against Thunder
Jeff Green helps spark Celtics against Thunder
Kendrick Perkins of Oklahoma City Thunder still popular in Boston
Celtics stave off Thunder

Celtics Green Paul Pierce and KG - 1995 All Americans
Celtics Hold on to Beat Thunder 108-100
The Best of Tommy
Joseph Stars as Red Claws Win 123-115
Next Up - Big Baby and the Magic
Celtics vs Thunder Wrap Up
CelticsBlog Rumor: Celtics preparing an offer for Marcin Gortat
Kendrick Perkins On The Celtics: 'I Still Watch Them Every Night'
Boston final score: Celtics top Thunder 108-100
Celtic Thunder Some Perk Thoughts
KD's Pass Hits a Woman and He Makes Amends

ESPN Pregame: Celtics focused on themselves
Rapid reaction: Celtics 108, Thunder 100
Doc's breakdown: 'That was the Celtics'
Just another game?
For Garnett, no rollover minutes
MacMullan: Captain Crafty
Screen play: Pierce's evolving offense
Paul Pierce still pilots the Boston Celtics in the clutch
Lex Nihil Novi Grampa Celtic Talks about the Day the Big Dipper Dropped 100
Walton Gang Wins Again, Taking Down Scott Wedman and the KC Kings (76-77)
Grampa Celtic Compares Wilt's 100 to Kobe's 81
C's Get Much Needed Win
Fakers Fall to 6-7 (D.Howard: 2-7, 4 rebounds in 39 minutes)
C's 27th in Defensive Field-Goal Percentage

Celtic Nation Un Sogno?Josh Smith ai Celtics….
Celtics vs ex-Celtics
Regular Season Game-13: Oklahoma City Thunder @ Boston Celtics 100-108.
CLNS Radio Game #13 Recap: Boston Celtics Send Message in Hard-Fought Victory Over Oklahoma City Thunder
Jason Terry and Jeff Green Lead the Celtics Over Thunder
Pierce, Terry and Green Lead Celtics Over Thunder
Celtics Post Game Coverage vs OKC Thunder – On Demand
Celtics Locker Room Video Report: Jeff Green Not Motivated by Former Team
Top Five Reasons Why Marcin Gortat to the Boston Celtics Makes No Sense
Red's Army Recap: Celtics salvage season with huge victory over Thunder
Jason Terry Glides in Reebok Answer 4′s
Your Morning Dump… Where Paul Pierce has equal opportunity swagger

Celtics.com Ford Keys to the Game: Thunder 100, Celtics 108
CSNNE Perkins key to Thunder success
What if Celtics drafted Durant?
Welker rooting for C's or hometown Thunder?
Celtics defense shuts down Thunder, 108-100
Rondo, Westbrook flirt with triple-doubles
Bradley experiences Black Friday for himself
Green lights up former team
Celtics-Thunder review: C's win despite allowing 100
Scalabrine: Green should use his athletic gifts
Celtics dictated pace vs. Thunder

Green, Durant remain close friends

NESN Michael Finley, Architect of Arguably Worst Dunk in NBA Slam Dunk Contest History, Considering Comeback
Doc Rivers Describes Reaction to Russell Westbrook From Opposing Guard’s Point of View: ‘Oh, (Crap)!’
Celtics Live Blog: Paul Pierce, Jeff Green Deliver on Both Ends of Floor as C’s Beat Thunder 108-100
Celtics Play ‘Clutter-Free Game,’ Follow Jeff Green, Paul Pierce to Victory Over Thunder (Video)
Jeff Green Breaks Out Against Former Team, Combines With Paul Pierce to Make Tough Night for Kevin Durant
Doc Rivers Spells Out Roles, Sets Tone for Celtics’ Statement Win Over Thunder
Kevin Garnett Gets Shut Down ‘Like a Cellphone That You Buy at 7-Eleven,’ Doc Rivers Says

Celtics Hub Hopes Up, Then: Celtics 108, Thunder 100
Celtics-Thunder Grades
Celtics Title Town Rondo on the verge of catching Stockton
The Good,the Bad,and the Ugly: Game 13 vs the Thunder
Celtics Town Celtics 108, Thunder 100: Finally, a worthy win
Report: Celtics prepping package for Marcin Gortat
How to collapse and recover in 9 easy steps (or “Late Game Execution with the Boston Celtics”)
Green Street Doc Rivers on Celtics defense: ‘We have to get our stuff right’
Doc Rivers on Kendrick Perkins: ‘You can’t put a number on identity or perception’
Fast Break: Jeff Green scores 17 as Celtics beat Thunder
Kendrick Perkins on Paul Pierce: ‘He’s got a lot of tricks’
Doc Rivers: ‘We played with great force’ in win over Thunder
Why Jason Terry thrives on closing out games
Jeff Green: ‘Being aggressive’ turns out to be his niche

Hangtime Blogs More Drama In Lakerland
SI.com NBA offbeat pictures
Pistons question coach Frank after dismal start to season
Enterprise News Kevin Durant offers support for Jeff Green
Kendrick Perkins returns to Boston
Rajon Rondo keeps streak alive
Press Herald Maine Red Claws open season with victory
NewsOK From the rafters: Celtics vs. Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant scores 29 points in Thunder's loss
Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Scott Brooks shortens bench in loss to Boston
SB Nation Thunder vs. Celtics final score: Boston turns away Oklahoma City 108-100
Sports Radio Interviews Doc Rivers Isn’t Panicking Despite Boston’s Rough Start

WEEI Doc Rivers: 'That's who we have to be'
Jackie MacMullan with Grande and Max before the Thunder game
Paul Pierce with Grande and Max
Beyond the Buzzer Rajon Rondo, Jared Sullinger Play Rock Band At Boys & Girls Club
MetroWest Daily News Celtics Notebook: Perkins returns to Garden
Celtics 108, Thunder 100: Green day
Welcome to Loud City Thunder Take on Mysterious Celtics and Jeff Green
Pro Basketball Talk Kendrick Perkins wants to guard Rajon Rondo when Thunder face the Celtics
Sporting News Boston Celtics facing early struggles on defense
Slam Online Michael Finley Reportedly Wants to Play in the NBA Again


Doc: Don't just play harder, play smarter

Here's Doc on the latest struggles and how to fix them.

Doc: 'We've got to play smarter' - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

Celtics coach Doc Rivers said more intensity is great, but it has to be harnessed properly and it must be combined with a renewed focused on executing the game plan in order for Boston to correct its lingering issues, particularly on defense. "I think we’ve got to do our coverages better, just bottom line," said Rivers. "Harder and all that -- that sounds great. That’s what everyone says when you lose: 'You’ve got to play harder.’ Well, we’ve got to play smarter, we have to know our coverages better, and, when that happens, everybody is on the same page and it allows our rotations to be freer, it allows our bigs to get back to the paint."

All I hear is "coachspeak coachspeak coachspeak." Though, to be fair, ...he's a coach. And that stuff generally is what the team needs to hear. I can't say anything he's saying is wrong, I'm just in a sour mood because of the recent struggles. You know what would brighten my day more than a Black Friday Doorbuster deal? A win over the Thunder.


Perkins and Jeff Green are cool with each other

Steve Bulpett has an article today on Jeff Green getting ready to face his old team for the first time. Basically he's not really all the emotional about it.

An interesting aside noted that Jeff Green and Kendrick Perkins got a chance to get to know each other last year.

C’s forward OK with former employers - BostonHerald.com

The two got to chat last year during the lockout at Rondo’s charity game at Harvard. "That was my first time," Green said. "We talked for a little bit. We actually had a great conversation. "He’s a good guy, and I respect him. He’s an awesome big. To me, he’s one of the best bigs in the game, because he plays both ends hard — and that’s what I like. I respect him for that. We had a chance to shoot the (expletive) a little bit. We talked about how people reacted to the trade and some other stuff. That’s about it."

I'll bet they had some good stories to compare.


Golliver: The Celtics D will be just fine

Over on the Point Forward blog, they are debating some issues and one of them is the topic of Boston's defense. As in, will it get better as the season progresses? Ben Golliver says yes.

The Point Forward - SI.com

Call me in May on all Celtics questions. Among the elite tier of contenders, Boston is near the top when it comes to most new rotation pieces. ... The track record of four straight seasons with top-five defensive efficiency ratings overwhelms three weeks worth of below-average results. We know the core guys can lock down, especially Garnett as you mentioned, and we know Boston is always a hot spot for veteran additions when the calendar gets toward playoff push time and/or the trade deadline. If they’re not a top-10 defense by season’s end, at minimum, I’ll be shocked.

That's pretty much where I'm at too. Though at some point you have to wonder when the gas is really going to run out for this team. It will likely happen before I am mentally (or emotionally) prepared for it.


Happy Thanksgiving everyone

The team's current struggles are frustrating but we have a lot to be thankful for as Celtics fans. Like 17 big reasons hanging in the rafters with the recent memory of 2008 and the last few years of top notch basketball.

I also wanted to say how thankful I am for Celtics fans in general and in particular all the wonderful readers, commentors, and chatters here at CelticsBlog. You are the best.

God bless and Happy Thanksgiving.


Celtics better at home on defense

Home cookin' does wonders for the Celtics defense.

Defense doesn't measure up - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

The defense does not travel well. While Boston has been solid defensively on its home court, allowing 98.9 points per 100 possessions (14th), the same has not been true on the road. Away from home, the Celtics have allowed 106.5 points per 100 possessions (25th in the league).

Thankfully they are playing at home tonight.


Bass/Sullinger lineup doesn't work well

Everyone knows that the Celtics are better when Kevin Garnett is on the floor. But Zach Lowe points out that when the big man rotation produces a lineup of both Bass and Sullinger on the court together, they have a lot of trouble on defense.

Carmelo Anthony is thriving at power forward and the Knicks are off to a 7-1 start - Grantland

Breaking news: Boston can't defend without Kevin Garnett on the floor. They've allowed 94.6 points per 100 possessions when KG plays and 114.2 when he sits, per NBA.com. That's about as large as the current gap between the league's best and worst defenses. The Bass-Sullinger big-man combo has been especially flammable; Boston has allowed an unthinkable 139 points per 100 possessions in 41 minutes with those two on the floor. Over their last two games, Doc Rivers has essentially eliminated that two-man combination, using Chris Wilcox as a fourth big man to break them up. If that doesn't hold, expect Boston to look aggressively in free agency (Kenyon Martin?) and the trade market for another big.

No wonder we're seeing Wilcox more often. The first time I saw Sully and Bass on the court together I thought "...well, that's ...interesting." Chalk it up to an early season experiment by Doc to try to get two guys minutes.


Ticket prices for next two games (Spurs & Thunder)

Interesting that the Spurs and Thunder are two of the best Western teams in all the land, yet the Spurs don't draw as high a price as the Thunder.

Remember that you can get your Boston Celtics Tickets right here on CelticsBlog.

Celtics Tickets


Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/20

Herald Let’s see how good Celtics can be
Darko still deciding whether to leave Celtics
Darko Milicic ponders future with Green
NBA roundup: Wizards fall to 0-9 with 96-89 loss to Pacers
Globe Celtics bench has to step up when the veterans are weary
Celtics Green Top 10 Dunks of the Week
Top 10 Assists of the Week
Rookie Round-Up: Joseph and Melo Move to Maine
A Few Random Rondo Thoughts
Could Darko Leave the Celtics?
So This is How Rumors Get Started
KG Trending?
CLNS Radio: Exclusive Interview with Fab Melo

CelticsBlog Could the Celtics be shopping at K-Mart?
Celtics may not use Darko Milicic's roster spot (yet)
Avery Bradley concentrating on being a better point guard
Doc has eyes focused on the horizon
Celtic Thunder Zach Randolph Fined for Fight with Perk
ESPN Power rankings: C's back in top 10
Sullinger rebounds from bench treatment
Report: Milicic contemplating leaving C's
Doc gets an assist on Rondo streak
Stay or leave: Examining Darko situation
Rivers on Darko, Rondo's assist streak
Insider: KG cooling off from perimeter?
As Rajon Rondo eyes assist record, even Doc Rivers is onboard

Lex Nihil Novi Grampa Celtic Talks Gender, UConn, UCLA, and Bill Walton
C's Edge Buffalo Braves for Third Time in 13 Days (72-73)
Mountain Man Comes Up Big for First Time in W (85-86)
Celtic Nation Solving the Rebounding Crisis
CLNS Radio Celtics Post Game Show vs Pistons – On Demand
Rajon Rondo and the "selfish assist"
Boston Celtics News from Around the Web: Daily Links for Tuesday, 11/20
Red's Army Taking Stock: Celtics – Pistons
Should the Celtics make a play for Marcin Gortat?
The Curious Case of Courtney Lee
Celtkicks: Inside Sneaker Con New York
Your Morning Dump…Where the Celtics Are Using “NormaTec”
Celtics won’t rush to fill Darko’s spot

CSNNE Garbage-time decisions
Celtics gearing up for Spurs, Thunder
The last days of Darko
Is the assist statistic bogus?
NESN Rajon Rondo’s Double-Digit Assists Streak Matters to Him, So Celtics Are Smart to Make It Matter to Them As Well
Report: Darko Milicic Strongly Considering Leaving Celtics to Be With Sick Mother
Celtics Hub Dreams of Marcin: Gortat’s Fit In Boston
Darko Milicic Considering Leaving Celtics For Season to Be With Ill Mother
Celtics Town Doc Rivers admits he told the Boston Celtics to help keep Rajon Rondo’s streak alive
Reports: Boston Celtics interested in Marcin Gortat, Kenyon Martin
Listen and download on-demand: Last night’s King of the Court podcast

Celtics Title Town Rondology: Always Find a Way to Blame Rondo
Celtics Morning Joe: Conflicted thoughts from Pistons game
Hangtime Blog Sixers Hanging Tough In East
Durant’s First Triple-Double About More Than Just Statistics
Pop Roasts Spurs: ‘We Were An Embarrassment’
Heat, Lakers: Deja Vu All Over Again?
SI.com Darko Milicic: Is Boston Celtics center planning to leave NBA?
NBA fines Grizzlies’ Randolph $25K for post-game confrontation
Suns’ Gortat slams teammates, coach Gentry over lack of shots
Spurs’ Jackson (finger) out 4-6 weeks
WEEI Rivers on D&C: Darko 'has my blessing' to go
celtics - How Avery Bradley is planning on coming back better than before

MetroWest Daily News Celtics' Wilcox at the heart of the matter
SB Nation NBA scores: Inconsistent performances from Boston this past weekend
NBA power rankings, Week 4: Grizzlies, Clippers surge to the top
Dimemag Video: Rajon Rondo Talks About His Favorite Sneakers of All-Time
Hoopsworld Rivers Helping Rondo Set Assists Record
CBS Sports Zach Randolph fined $25,000 for altercation with Kendrick Perkins
Piston Powered Lawrence Frank wasn’t upset by Rajon Rondo’s late-game assist chasing
Grantland An oral history of the Malice at the Palace
Press Herald Long-shot Singleton sticking to Red Claws
Yahoo Rajon Rondo stays in a blowout Boston Celtics loss in order to keep his 10-assist game streak alive


Sullinger was a garbage time all-star

Nothing like garbage time to help a rookie get his groove on.

Rondo owes rookie for keeping streak alive - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

Sullinger erupted for 14 of his team-high 16 points in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 103-83 loss to the Detroit Pistons. Four of those field goals came in the final six minutes and accounted for the final four assists as Rondo scrambled to finish with 10 helpers.

His success goes back to the Raptors game where he recorded his first double-double. And that success might be traced back to some tough love from Doc Rivers in the prior game vs. the Nets.

Sullinger rebounds from bench treatment - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

Fearful of giving up another offensive board, Sullinger pushed Kris Humphries from behind, drawing a whistle that gave the Nets the ball back without even having to fight for the rebound. Celtics coach Doc Rivers had seen enough. Sullinger, a rookie whose calling card is cleaning the glass, didn't just get the hook, he spent the rest of the night on the bench. "I just told all the guys: If you get an offensive rebound on you, you're coming out and [Sullinger] was the first," explained Rivers.

He learns quick. Steal of the draft.


Kris Joseph was scrimmage star for Red Claws

Glad to see Kris Joseph starting to get some run in Maine - even if the games haven't really started yet.

Maine attraction: Joseph a scrimmage star - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

Joseph was one of the main attractions as the Maine Red Claws played an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday night at Edward Little High. He was one of the three leading scorers with 19 points, with Micah Downs and Wright. "It was cool," said Joseph, who got little playing time with Boston. "I haven't played up and down like this in a while."

If there's one thing young guys like him need, it is more reps with good coaching - which is pretty much the whole point of the D-League.

I fully expect to see Melo getting some nods for the Greg Stiemsma award of best defensive player in the D-League by the end of the year too.


Hickman and Gilroy back on the air

Just got this email and thought I'd pass it along.

Not sure if you had heard but there is a brand new NBC sports radio station in Boston. They just hired me and Jeff! We are bringing a variation of the old "Celtic Pride" back.

What's very cool for people in their 30's and up is that we are going to take full advantage of the old NBA on NBC. We are calling the show "NBA on NBC" and we have gotten permission to even bring the old NBA on NBC music back. The show will debut this Saturday from 10-noon.

Could you PLEASE pub this? We are so excited, grateful and humbled to have been asked to join NBC but we realize that we would not have earned our following without you and the people of Celtics blog! Could you please help us spread the word?

Happy to oblige.


Bradley concentrating on being a better point

We're four weeks away from the return of one of the biggest fan favorites on the team, but don't expect the old Avery Bradley when he comes back. His rehab and recovery not only included time in the gym, but also hours studying and watching tape.


Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/19

Herald Celtics-Pistons postgame: Schedules, streaks and challenges
Celts mashed in Mich.
Rondo stays in to assist cause
Globe Pistons 103, Celtics 83 -Celtics blog
Courtney Lee getting accustomed to reserve role for the Celtics
Celtics get pounded by the hapless Pistons in worst performance of the season
Celtics Green Comments from the Other Side - Pistons 11/18
Rondo Continues Streak but C's Lose to Pistons 103-83
The Best of Tommy
NBA's Top 10 Plays of the Night

CelticsBlog Celtics final score: Celtics fall flat on faces to Pistons 83-103
Celtics shell-shocked (Deja Vu)
Rondo's stat padding - unseemly or no big deal?
Celtic Thunder Kevin Durant's First Triple Double
Russell Westbrook Posterizes Stephen Curry
Comments from the Other Side - OKC/Warriors 11/18
ESPN Wilcox a big plus for Celtics
Nets' Evans warned for Boston flop
Maine attraction: Joseph a scrimmage star
Rapid reaction: Pistons 103, Celtics 83
Out of gas in Motor City
Rondo owes rookie for keeping streak alive
'Sheed brings 'old school' back to the post

Lex Nihil Novi Grampa Celtic Weighs in on Bill Laimbeer
Hondo, Silas, and Chaney Lead C's Past Rick Barry and the Warriors (72-73)
Discombobulated C's Lose to Cellar Dweller
Another Big Game from KG Not Enough as Wolves Drop One to 12-2 Pacers (03-04)
CLNS Radio Game #11 Recap: Celtics Fall Flat in Detroit
Pistons "Are who we thought they were," Celtics let them off the hook
NBA Power Rankings: Week 3 - CLNS Radio
Kris Joseph: A Little MoJo Goes A Long Way
Red's Army Recap: Celtics embarrassed in worst performance of the season
Your Morning Dump… Where Rajon Rondo is catching crap for extending the assist streak
Celtics.com Ford Keys to the Game: Pistons 103, Celtics 83

CSNNE Milicic not with Celtics in Detroit
Rivers understands Lawrence Frank's problems with young Pistons
Nothing goes right for Celtics in 103-83 loss
Celtics-Pistons review: C's are 'dead men walking'
Rivers, Celtics help Rondo extend assist streak
Pierce thinks ankle will be 'all right' with rest
Amica Game Recap
NESN Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Grinch’ — Or Something Like It — Makes Visit to Parquet Floor at TD Garden Prior to Celtics Game
Celtics Live Blog: Rajon Rondo Extends Double-Digit Assist Streak But C’s Fall to Pistons 103-83
Hoopshype Nasty tweets Royce White is receiving (very sad)
Slam Online Rajon Rondo Continues to Chase Assist Record Even in Losses
Rasheed Wallace, Future NBA Coach?

Celtics Hub Hit, Now Run: Pistons 103, Celtics 83
Dreams of Marcin: Gortat’s Fit In Boston
Celtics Town Dissecting the growing trust in the Boston Celtics defense
Detroit Pistons 103, Boston Celtics 83: Boston produces flat performance to finish busy stretch of season
Doc Rivers admits he told the Boston Celtics to help keep Rajon Rondo’s streak alive
Celtics Title Town Rondology: Words of the Master
Terry's the Celtics best against zone defense
Recap: C's fall to the Pistons 103-83
Celtics Morning Joe: C's run out of gas, and were here again
The Good,the Bad,and the Ugly: Game 11 vs the Pistons

SI.com Sixers’ Bynum confirms ‘setback’ in left knee happened while bowling
USA Today Rajon Rondo continues 10-assist streak in weird fashion as Celtics lose
Detroit News Pistons rookie Andre Drummond not rattled by Celtics veteran Keven Garnett's talk
Hoopsworld Is Courtney Lee Celtics’ Surprise Weapon?
Can the Celtics Rebound; Does it Matter?
WEEI Doc Rivers with Sean Grande in Detroit
SB Nation NBA Viewing Guide: Week 4, Happy Thanksging y'all


Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/18

Herald 20 assists show Rajon Rondo’s thinking
Nice surprise for Nash
Celtics finally put one away
Jared Sullinger doesn’t get mad, gets even
NBA roundup: Streaking Grizzlies beat Bobcats 94-87
Rondo has 20 assists, Celtics beat Raptors 107-89
Globe Final: Celtics 107, Raptors 89
Rajon Rondo transforms Celtics when he plays
Rajon Rondo returns to assist Celtics in beating Raptors
Celtics Green Comments from the Other Side - Raptors 11/18
Don't Tell Paul Pierce He's Getting Old
All 20 of Rondo's Assists vs the Raptors
Flopping Warnings - Evans and Martin
The Best of Tommy
Celtics Have Gino Time with 107-89 Win Over Raptors

CelticsBlog Celtics final score: Boston beats up on Raptors 107-89
Video Recap: Celtics Cruise Past Raptors
Jared Sullinger unleashes breakout performance in blowout win over Raptors
Rajon Rondo is a rare bird who makes the extraordinary routine
Celltic Thunder Perk and KD Give Back
ESPN Rapid reaction: Celtics 107, Raptors 89
Lee: Rondo 'mad' about 20 assists
Terry: Zone-breaker, Swag-checker
Stumping for Rondo
W2W4: Celtics vs. Pistons (Game 11 of 82)
Evans receives first warning for flopping
Rajon Rondo's MVP campaign gained legs in Boston Celtics' win over Toronto Raptors
Lex Nihil Novi Jabbar v. Chamberlain: Game 12 (November 21, 1971)
Rondo's Return Earns him a Wow and Team a Win
Garnett (30, 19, 5, 3, & 2 ) Continues to Amaze
The Walton Gang Outlasts Lou Hudson and the Hawks

CLNS Radio Celtics Post Game Show vs Raptors - On Demand
Game #10 Recap: Boston Celtics Ease to Victory Against Toronto Raptors, 107-89
Celtics Game Recap: Rondo's 20 Assists Lead C's Past Raptors 107-89
Boston Celtics Weekly Wrap Up - Nov. 18, 2012
Celtics Post Game Show vs Pistons, immediately following the game
Red's Army Recap: Celtics destroy Raptors 107-89 in Garden Matinee|
All 20 of Rondo’s assists vs Toronto

Your Morning Dump… Where the “‘Rondo for MVP’ Campaign has Begun”

CSNNE Celtics-Raptors review: What we saw
Pierce passes another mark at the line
Sullinger continues to impress with first double-double
MVP would be a 'dream' for Rondo
Marshall: Can't say enough about the energy Terry brings
Tanguay: Terrific game from Sullinger off the bench
Comcast Business Edge Postgame Report
Terry picks apart zone defense
Rivers: 'Our defense was the difference"
Blakely: Rondo 'sliced up' Toronto's defense
Sullinger: 'Our vets are pulling us together"
NESN Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Grinch’ — Or Something Like It
Celtics Live Blog: Kevin Garnett, C’s Hit Up Motown to Play Struggling Pistons

Celtics Hub Afternoon Delight: Celtics 107, Raptors 89
Celtics Town Gino Time! Celtics beat Raptors 107-89
Green Street Fast Break: Rajon Rondo, Celtics tame Raptors
Kevin Garnett puts Rajon Rondo on the same level as Kobe Bryant and LeBron James
Fueled by ‘chip on my shoulder,’ Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger earns status as steal of 2012 NBA draft
Hangtime Blogs Isn’t Rondo Cream Of The Crop?
Bynum Hurt By Bowling? Spare Us!
SI.com Report: Lakers eye deal for Josh Smith?
Celtics’ Rondo: Winning MVP is ‘in the picture’
Press Herald On Basketball: Joseph gets the chance to play for Red Claws, and play he did
Enterprise News Plenty of rest for Kevin Garnett
Jared Sullinger rebounds with best game

Telegram NBA: Mike D'Antoni hire will raise ire of Lakers fans
WEEI Rondo leads Celtics to rout of Raptors
SB Nation Rasheed Wallace brought his best trash talking game to Memphis
Ridiculous Upside Contending Boston Celtics' Use of NBA D-League Is a Refreshing Surprise


Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/17

Herald Fans take to Chris Wilcox
Jason Collins focused on staying sharp
Uplifting words
Royce White says health more important than NBA
Grizzlies hand Knicks first loss, 105-95
Globe Rondo misses Celtics’ game at Brooklyn
Courtney Lee gets a handle on role with Celtics
Celtics Green Not a Flagrant?
Comments from the Other Side - Nets 11/16
Celtics Rookie Impressing with the Red Claws
Jason Terry is a Celtic - Behind the Scenes

5 things Celtics must do to win
Flop of the Night
Preview and Official Report - Raptors(2-6) at Celtics (5-4) 11/17

CelticsBlog Doc's latest thoughts on Darko Milicic and Jason Collins
Hawks have no interest in trading Josh Smith (we'll see)
The Long and Short of Courtney Lee
Celtic Thunder Just Perk Being Perk - And I Love It!
Comments from the Other Side - OKC/Hornets 11/16
KMart Gets a Warning for Flopping
CLNS Radio Keith Bogans Did not Deserve a Flagrant Foul for his Hit on Leandro Barbosa
Boston Celtics vs. Season Ticket Holders: Everybody Wins
Celtics Post Game Show vs Raptors, immediately following the game
CLNS Radio Game Preview: Toronto Raptors at Boston Celtics
Red's Army Photo Gallery: Celtics-Nets
Your Morning Dump… Where Doc is sticking to his plan to manage minutes
How we see it goin’ down: Celtics – Raptors

ESPN Shots start falling for Lee
Oop is right up their alley
Bass and the 'muscle' celebration
Why don't you take a seat over there
W2W4: Celtics vs. Raptors (Game 10 of 82)
Lex Nihil Novi Dave Twardzik: A Closer Look (Bill Walton & the 76-77 Blazers)
Greatest Home Team Ever Wins Another Close One at Da Gahden (85-86)
Grampa Celtic Talks Nellie
Bill Walton and the 1976-77 Portland Trailblazers: Game 4
Jabbar v. Chamberlain: Game 12 (November 21, 1971)
CSNNE Mental lapse proves costly for Pierce at free throw line
Collins makes Celtics debut in hopes to help rebounding
Celtics' Bass gets his yoga on
Celtics-Raptors preview: Getting Pierce to the line

NESN Rajon Rondo’s Injury Not to Blame for Celtics’ Breakdowns in Loss to Brooklyn Nets
Celtics Live Blog: Paul Pierce, C’s Shoot for Stronger Finish Against Raptors
CelticsHub Celtics-Nets Grades
Game 10: Raptors (2-6) @ Celtics (5-4) Open Thread
Celtics Town Kevin Garnett can predict your plays before they happen
Green Street Al Jefferson: ‘I would’ve traded me for Kevin Garnett, too’ and other memories of Rajon Rondo and the 2006-07 Celtics
Opinion: Celtics have to find out what they have with Jeff Green
Celtics Title Town Celtics Morning Joe: Okay the Celtics played well without Rondo, but?
Celtics by the Numbers: offensive rebounding disaster
Hangtime Blogs The Lakers Want to Race? Seriously?
Enterprise News Celtics still have rebounding problems

Press Herald Video: Welcoming the Red Claws
Southcoast Today Tim Weisberg: Jeff Green falling short of expectations
Sheridan Hoops Bynum has problems with both knees
SB Nation How do you explain Rajon Rondo?
The Score Kevin Garnett knows almost all of the Nets’ plays
Newsday Avery Johnson: Celtics 'are the standard'
NY Times Nets See 'Celtics Way' as Something to Emulate
Yahoo Avery Johnson is pretty sick of Kevin Garnett knowing all of the NBA’s play calls
Royce White's battle with Rockets over anxiety disorder could cost him NBA career
SI.co Lakers among teams with worst benches in NBA
Pro Basketball Talk Inconsistent Celtics miss Rondo, also miss win in Brooklyn
NY Post Brooklyn Nets pick up statement win, defeat Boston Celtics, 102-97
Nets Daily Final: Brooklyn Nets edge Boston Celtics 102-97
Ridiculous Upside A Decade Later, Stern's NBA In Europe Agenda Is Growing Old Very Fast
Dimemag The Superstar Lakers Hired A New Coach Who Can’t Handle NBA Stars


Lee is starting to hit shots, still playing D

See, I told you it would only be a matter of time.

Shots start falling for Lee - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

Lee finished the night with 13 points on 4-of-8 shooting to go along with a team-high nine rebounds, three assists, and some steady defense against a strong corps of Brooklyn guards. It was a positive sign for a player who has been plagued by inconsistency of late -- something every Boston role player has seemed to have dealt with at one time or another this season -- and it was welcome production for a Celtics team playing without Rajon Rondo.

Doc is happy.

"Courtney just came out and played," said Rivers. "He didn't think about if he was starting or not starting, or how many minutes, who's playing. He played basketball tonight, and when he does that, he's a great basketball player. And I thought, defensively, he was our best defensive player on the floor. I thought he was fantastic."

He's going to be an important part of this team this year.


Kevin Garnett calls out the other team's plays

Kevin Garnett is so good at defense, that he knows everything the other team is going to do - perhaps even before they do.

Pregame: Avery tweaks KG - Brooklyn Nets Blog - ESPN New York

"The funny thing is, I wish he would be quiet on the floor and not call out your plays," the Nets coach said in a bemused and complimentary tone Thursday morning prior to his team’s nationally-televised contest against KG’s Celtics. "He’s seen so much. We’ll call a play and he’ll say, ‘Joe is going over here and Deron is going here.’ It’s not funny anymore, OK? "As much as (Rajon) Rondo quarterbacks their offense, (KG) quarterbacks their defense. ... I like every now and then when we’ll surprise him with something, and then maybe he’ll look at the bench and curse the other coaches out, not me."

Avery Johnson is a funny coach. I think I like him.


Bass and Terry have a new flexing celebration

I gotta say, as much as I loved Dooling and company flexin' on the bench last year - when Brandon Bass breaks out the big guns, it makes those celebrations look kinda silly. Terry's no slouch either - plus he's flashing that new tattoo of his.

Bass and the 'muscle' celebration - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

So it might not catch on like the "Flexing" that Keyon Dooling and Marquis Daniels created last season, but Brandon Bass and Jason Terry have their own little flexing celebration of sorts this year. You might have noticed Bass and Terry striking a muscle-like pose and bumping each other following one of Bass's hard-earned buckets around the hoop. It turns out it dates back to the two seasons that Bass and Terry spent together in Dallas from 2007-2009.

I completely forgot that Terry and Bass were once teammates before. That's pretty cool.


Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/15

Herald Leandro Barbosa eases fear of no Rajon Rondo
Teammates excited for Jeff Green’s jam with ‘T’
C’s get tough in clutch
Big Al Jefferson doesn’t rule out return
Clippers beat Heat 107-100 for 4th straight win
Source: Wolves, Josh Howard agree to 1-yr deal
Celtics hang on, beat Jazz
Globe Final: Celtics 98, Jazz 93
Barbosa Lifts Celitcs Over Jazz
Fab Melo, Kris Joseph of Celtics headed to NBA D-League
Barbosa Helps Celtics Defeat Jazz
Leandro Barbosa sparks Celtics past Jazz
Rajon Rondo injures ankle, but Boston Celtics rally

Celtics Green Comments from the Other Side - Jazz 11/14
Celtics vs Jazz Wrap Up - An Inspiring Game
Random Red Claws Thoughts
Celtics Stop Jazz 98-93, Win Third Straight
Pre-Game Workouts-Lee, Green, Bradley
CelticsBlog Celtics final score: Celtics bench press Jazz to win 98 - 93
Jeff Green's ridiculous dunk on Al Jefferson
Big Al Jefferson doesn't rule out return to Boston
Post game video recap: Celtics over Jazz 98-93
The Real Jeff Green Stands Up... and Throws It Down
SB Nation Al Jefferson is all grown up
Jeff Green reflects on his huge dunk vs. Utah Jazz

Celtic Thunder Perk Doing What Perk Does
Comments from the Other Side - OKC/Grizzlies 11/14
ESPN Rapid Reaction: Celtics 98, Jazz 93
Rondo (ankle) listed as day-to-day
Green on poster dunk: 'It felt great
GameCenter: Dunking frustration
No Rondo? C's lean on 'Road Runner'
W2W4: Celtics vs. Nets (Game 9 of 82)
Rivers wants 'dominant' Melo
Boston Celtics' Jeff Green wipes away frustration with monster slam dunk
Nets covet Celtics' 'nastiness,' 'swagger'
Lex Nihil Novi Walton: Bird Better Rookie than Magic (1980)
Robert Parish, Clifford Ray, and the Warriors Top the Walton Gang (76-77)
Starters Plus Sichting Lead Way Again (85-86)
Microwave Barbosa and Bench (47 points) Lead C's to Home Win
This is When the Fun Starts
KG's 20, 15, 5 & 3 Too Much for Rookie LeBron James and Cavs

Celtic Nation Regular Season Game-8: Utah Jazz @ Boston Celtics 93-98.
Streak Madness
11/15/12: Celtics @ Nets Stat Pack
CLNS Radio Celtics Post Game Show vs Utah Jazz – NOW on-demand
Celtics Locker Room Report: Jeff Green is Finally Being a Total A-Hole
Celtics Post Game Show vs Brooklyn Nets, immediately following the game
Post Game Recap: Celtics 98 - 93 Jazz
Boston Celtics News from Around the Web: Daily Links for Thursday 9/15
Celtics Locker Room Video: Jeff Green on His Big Slam & KG Cursing
Red's Army Recap: Bench powers Celtics to win over Jazz
Your Morning Dump… Where Leandro Barbosa saved the Celtics last night
Heat fall apart defensively with Ray Allen on the court
Why Jeff Green’s “F-You” dunk speaks volumes about his situation
Photo Gallery: Celtics-Jazz

CSNNE Jefferson would 'love' to return to Boston
Comcast Business Edge Postgame Report
Doc: 'I have no idea' if Rondo will play against Nets
Doc: Barbosa 'was terrific, he bailed us out'
Jefferson: Rondo is 'just getting better and better'
Wakeup Call: A terrible thing -- Tebow's sad and Rex is furious
The Dunk Heard Round The World
Celtics-Jazz review: C's tune out Jazz in 4th
Q&A: Jeff Green dishes on his approach to dunking
Mailbag: Should Wilcox start?
Marshall: Defensively, they really stepped up
Celtics-Nets preview: How will KG hold up?

NESN Kris Joseph, Fab Melo Assigned to Celtics’ NBADL Affiliate in Maine, Where They Will Get More Seasoning in Pro Game
Rajon Rondo Injures Ankle in Celtics Win Over Jazz, Doc Rivers Doesn’t Expect Him to Play 82 Games
Jeff Green’s Dunk Sparks ‘Explicit’ Reaction From Kevin Garnett as Forward Sheds ‘Lackadaisical’ Effort |
Rajon Rondo’s Ankle Injury Leaves Celtics to Briefly Ponder Life Without Him, Which Works Out for One Night
Celtics Bench Steps Up Against Jazz, Just How Doc Rivers Envisioned Prior to Season
Celtics Live Blog: Rajon Rondo’s Status Uncertain As C’s Visit Brooklyn to Take On Nets
Paul Pierce Pleased With Effort of Celtics’ Bench, Hopeful Boston Can Continue to Gain Momentum
Celtics Hub Bench Beats Bigs: Celtics 98, Jazz 93
Celtics-Jazz Grades
Celtics Town Jason Terry claims in court that his financial advisers cost him $2.4 million, in part with Ponzi schemes
Grind: Boston Celtics edge Utah Jazz 98-93

Green Street Al Jefferson on Celtics: ‘If that situation were to happen, I’d love to do that again’
Jeff Green posterizes, taunts Al Jefferson
Fast Break: Leandro Barbosa, Celtics tune out Jazz
Admittedly ‘lackadaisical’ Jeff Green finally shows he can be mean
Doc Rivers: Leandro Barbosa ‘bailed us out’
Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin: Rajon Rondo ‘different’ than John Stockton
Leandro Barbosa: Helping this Celtics team ‘all that matters to me’
Hangtime Blog Knicks Lead Most Improved Offenses
SI.com Video: Celtics' Jeff Green throws down poster dunk on Jazz's Al Jefferson
Reports: Perkins, Randolph exchange words near locker rooms after ejections
Magic Johnson says Jim Buss committed 'critical mistakes' during coaching hires
Wicked Local Reserves help Celtics win third straight

Enterprise News Reserves help Celtics win third straight
Pair sent to Maine Red Claws
The Big Lead Jeff Green Dunked on Al Jefferson, Then Got a Cheap Technical For a Half-Second Stare Down
WEEI Rivers: Melo can be 'dominant' in D-League
Beyond the Buzzer Rajon Rondo, Jared Sullinger Play Rock Band At Boys & Girls Club
Bleacher Report Leandro Barbosa, Jeff Green and the Bench Lead the Celtics to Victory over Utah
MetroWest Daily News Jeff Green triggers Garden 'slam' dance in Celtics victory


Barbosa doesn't know many plays, but just plays

Leandro Barbosa has been here for what, 15 minutes? So you'll excuse him if he isn't well versed in the Celtics playbook yet. But Doc needed a guy to come in and just play because he needed him and Leandro has answered the call.

Leandro Barbosa eases fear of no Rajon Rondo - BostonHerald.com"

We didn't run much, because he doesn't know much. Everything was basically pick and rolls. We told him to just keep attacking to the basket, and we'll figure it out from there."

Barbosa had it figured pretty well. He wanted to keep up the pace and avoid as much of the intricate halfcourt stuff as possible.

"For me it's much easier and I feel a lot more comfortable playing that way," he said. "But I'm getting comfortable, too, with the plays. The coaches have been working out with me on the side. I'm almost there.

I say don't teach him a single play. Just let him ball.


Rondo day to day with ankle injury

Rajon Rondo is our MVP, so going without him for a long period of time would be terrible. On the other hand, I'd gladly let him take a few days off to heal properly rather than risk a larger injury.

Fab Melo, Kris Joseph of Celtics headed to NBA D-League - Celtics - Boston.com

Rajon Rondo’s status has not been determined for Thursday night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets after he injured his right ankle in the third quarter of a 98-93 victory over the Utah Jazz Wednesday night. "I mean, [an injury is] going to happen," coach Doc Rivers. "He’s not going to play all 82, I doubt it. It’d be nice. You know how I think, the next guy, just somebody, has to step up and we have to figure it out."

Leandro Barbosa eases fear of no Rajon Rondo - BostonHerald.com

He is now listed as day to day with a sprained right ankle, but he was minute-to-minute for a while last night as Rivers debated whether to put him back on the parquet. "Iffy," Rivers said afterward, "and I just felt like (it) was too early to take that chance."

Get well soon.


Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/14

Herald Team starting to find itself on road
Avery key cog for Celts
Injured Magic cheerleader in stable condition
Kobe Bryant says Lakers had his ‘approval’ to hire D’Antoni
LeBron James off to better start than his MVP season
Globe Rajon Rondo improving greatly as a shooter, and Celtics reap the benefits

Celtics Green Preview and Official Report: Jazz (4-4) at Celtics (4-3) 11/14
Why 5-0 Knicks are Fools Gold
Jason Terry is a Shooter - Awesome!
NBA Power Rankings seven games into the season
Celtics Life Celtics getting closer to finding Leandro's role
Keyon Dooling is a brave brave man.
Rajon Rondo full highlights versus Chicago Bulls (11/12/12)
Breaking News: Rajon Rondo breaks NBA Record
What the Hell Happened to...Fred Saunders?

CelticsBlog Five Celtics on All Star ballot
Find Darko? Where's Darko Milicic?
Rajon Rondo is streaking to history
Celtics miss Avery Bradley (and so do fans)
Behind the Box Score with Josh Zavadil
Celtic Thunder All Star Ballot Released
ESPN Bass-o-Matic: That's terrific Bass
Rondo's record? 11+ streak rolls on
Brandon Bass quietly resumes his pivotal role with the Boston Celtics

Lex Nihil Novi Hondo and Jo Jo Lead C's Past the Baltimore Bullets (72-73)
Grampa Celtic Revisits the '57 Championship
Garnett Goes for 26, 11, 8, and 4 in Win Over Nuggets
CLNS Radio Celtics Post Game Show vs Utah Jazz, immediately following the game
Boston Celtics News from Around the Web: Daily Links for Wednesday, 11/14
Red's Army Taking Stock: Celtics – Bulls
Photo Gallery: Celtics-Bulls
Rondo-to-KG: The mirror-image alley oops that held off Chicago
Your Morning Dump…Where Rondo has taken his game to a whole new level
The Walter McCarty Blog: On Becoming a Celtic…

Celtics.com Game Preview: Jazz at Celtics
CSNNE Rondo at the top of his game early on
Milicic waiting for his chance to contribute to Celtics
Photo Gallery | The NBA's good, bad, and ugly
Wakeup Call: It's the old bait-and-switch in Miami
NESN Rajon Rondo Keeps Double-Digit Assist Streak Alive, But Milestone Overshadows His Multi-Faceted Contributions
Celtics Live Blog: Kevin Garnett, C’s Open Doors for Season’s Only Trip to Boston for Al Jefferson, Jazz
Celtics Hub Exploring Boston’s Inconsistent (But Improving) Pick-And-Roll Defense
What happened to that twelve point lead?

Celtics Town Boston Celtics don’t care about offensive rebounds. Should they?
Mass Live Rajon Rondo might be morphing into new Boston Celtics crunch-time focal point
Avery Bradley sometimes doesn't want to sit on the bench because he misses playing so much
Celtics Title Town Celtics Morning Joe: Bass stepping up once again
C's Playbook Game 7 @ Chicago
Rondology: A Tale of Two Streaks
Hangtime Blogs Garnett Passes Iverson In Points, Wonders About Rose In Rehab
We Lost A Hoops Legend In Williamson
All-Star Balloting Begins In Houston
Knicks Keep Getting It Done
Blogtable: Does A Coach Really Matter?

SI.com James Harden high-fives nonexistent Houston Rockets teammates: Video
Jerry Colangelo re-elected USA Baskerball chairman
Bleacher Report 5 Things Boston Celtics Must Do to Re-Establish Lost Identity
Is Rajon Rondo Mature Enough to Be the Celtics' Locker Room Leader?
SB Nation Bulls still formidible without Derrick Rose, according to Doc Rivers
Doc Rivers still close with Bulls' Tom Thibodeau
Press Herald Steve Solloway: The names the Red Claws hope you learn
Red Claws setting the stage: Release, and revival
Standard Jazz move on to test Celtics; Corbin looking for more intensity
Buckets Over Broadway New York Knicks: The Curious Case of Rasheed Wallace
Sun Times Bulls notebook: At 36, Celtics standout Kevin Garnett still can get it done

WEEI Celtics appear to be improving game by game, will it continue?
Sportige Boston Celtics - Rajon Rondo Still Learning to be More Selfish
Op Ed News Boston Celtics' KG and the N-word
Courthouse News Boston Celtic Claims Adviser Rolled Him
Chicago Tribune Jazz visit suddenly hot Celtics


Jason Terry and Brandon Bass in the closing lineup

It isn't who starts but who finishes. Ben Rohrbach looked at the lineups for the closing minutes of each of the games so far and sees a trend. Lately it has been Jason Terry and Brandon Bass in the lineup to close out games.

Green Street " Irish Coffee: Celtics no longer closing by committee?

Who closes games might mean more than who starts them, but as Rivers continues to favor Terry and Bass alongside the Big Three over Lee and Sullinger in both situations, he might put an end to the discussion altogether. Then again, the Celtics face a big, athletic shooting guard in Gordon Hayward when they host the Jazz on Wednesday night, so Rivers might start Lee at the 2 — or even Green as he did during the preseason — and then ride the hot hand down the stretch. Of course, he’s been pretty good at that so far this year, too.

I still think Rivers will tinker until Bradley gets back. By the he might have enough understanding of his team to make a call on the lineups. He could (and probably should) have a regular staring lineup and set rotation by Christmas or so.


Doc preaching patience for Jeff Green

Kevin Garnett wants him to be more of a(n) [expletive] on the court and pretty much everyone wants Jeff Green to be more aggressive. Green politely acknowledges those critiques (which almost sounds like it goes against KG's advice, but he's talking ON the court remember) and vows to be better about it.

For Doc's part, he's preaching patience with Jeff.

Jeff Green puts stock in KG’s commentary - BostonHerald.com

Doc Rivers believes it will happen, adding that people need to cut Green some slack after his surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm. "I think the more comfortable he gets, he’ll be that," the coach said. "I think we’ve just got to keep remembering that he took a year off, so it’s just going to take him time. I think he’s getting it. He’s got to learn where to fit and be aggressive. But I still think even if he was all that he’d still struggle. He’d be up and down right now. I don’t think you sit out a year and just come back and play great."

Hopefully. It is concerning for me that he's heard these criticisms his whole career and has yet to fully embrace that aggressive mentality. I suppose you can learn how to do it more, but it sure is easier when it is already part of a player's nature and instinct. We'll see.


Barbosa filling in as Rondo's main backup

The last man added to the roster appears to be having an immediate impact in the rotation.

Barbosa's role not-so Blurry - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

With Rondo currently leading the NBA in minutes per game (40.8), Rivers is looking for ways to reduce his floor time without sacrificing the Celtics' production. As he alluded to after last Friday's loss to the 76ers, Rondo coming off the floor has basically doomed Boston's offense the way Kevin Garnett's absence has crippled its defense. But Barbosa on Monday kept things clicking better than he has for the majority of the season, and it resulted in Rondo playing just over 37 minutes (a number that'll help Rivers sleep a little better at night). In addition to scoring his own points, he found Garnett for a jumper at the 7:09 mark, a point in the frame when points were crucial as the Bulls were in the midst of scoring on four of five straight possessions.

Things will be reshuffled again when Avery Bradley returns, but it is nice that Barbosa has shown that he can fill in at times to give Rondo a little bit of rest.


Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/13

Herald Rondo in charge as Celts beat Bulls
Celtics score solid road win over Bulls
Jeff Green puts stock in KG’s commentary
Bulls’ Derrick Rose takes next step in rehab
Mike D’Antoni’s energetic offense may be powerful enough for Lakers
Rajon Rondo leads Celtics to 101-95 win over Bulls
Globe Final: Celtics 101, Bulls 95
Leandro Barbosa working on his chemistry with Celtics
Kevin Garnett’s dunks, Rajon Rondo’s passes lead Celtics to big win over Bulls

Celtics Green Comments from the Other Side - Bulls 11/12
Celtics Beat Bulls 101-95
Rookie Round-Up: Week 2
Five things Celtics must do to win tonight
Celtics Life Doc: "We're still looking for ourselves"
DeMarcus Cousins continues to be a knucklehead; Should the Celtics make a play for him?
Another milestone: Kevin Garnett
Rondo's borderline triple-double leads Celtics to 101-95 victory
Celtics-Bulls highlights and box score
Celtic's show improvement with win over Bulls

CelticsBlog Celtics final score: Celtics hang on to beat Bulls 101 - 95
Wilcox freed: Chris Wlicox gets minutes and delivers effort
Business trip: Just what the Doctor ordered
Celtic Thunder Comments from the Other Side - OKC/Pistons 11/12
ESPN Rivers: 'We're still looking for ourselves'
Doc on D'Antoni: 'Hell of a coach'
Power rankings: C's fall back a spot
Rapid Reaction: Celtics 101, Bulls 95
Road is where the heart is
Dooling's dark past, bright future
Barbosa's role not-so Blurry
Doc Rivers still faithful to Proviso East

Lex Nihil Novi Bill Walton and the 1976-77 Portland Trailblazers (game 2)
Small Ball: Some Early Findings
Boston Reverses Recent Trends in W
C's Roll Over Suns (85-86)
Barbosa, Like the Rest of the C's, are Thinking too Much
Celtic Nation 11/12/12: Celtics @ Bulls Stat Pack
Regular Season Game-7: Boston Celtics @ Chicago Bulls 101-95
CLNS Radio Game #7: Rajon Rondo Leads Boston Celtics to 101-95 Victory over Chicago Bulls
Boston Celtics News from Around the Web: Daily Links for Tuesday, 11/13
Red's Army Recap: Rondo leads Celtics to best win of the season
Your Morning Dump..Where C’s are Starting to Find Their Way

Celtics.com Ford Keys to the Game: Celtics 101, Bulls 95
CSNNE Green helped by Pierce's presence on the court|
Rondo and the assist record
Celtics escape Chicago with a hard-earned win, 101-95
Ford Keys to the Game: Celtics 101, Bulls 95
Green helped by Pierce's presence on the court
Rondo and the assist record
Celtics escape Chicago with a hard-earned win, 101-95
Bass: The Jet is gassed up
Amica Game Recap
Celtics-Bulls review: C's limit Bulls in transition
Marshall: 'C's better when they move the ball'
Bass overcomes dislocated finger to help C's to victory
Celtics use road trip to bond on and off the court
Comcast Business Edge Postgame Report
Mailbag: Can C's bigs handle the rebounding load?
Wakeup Call: Crawford may be ready for Opening Day

NESN Celtics, Other NBA Teams’ Christmas Day Uniforms Do Away With Pesky Secondary Colors (Photos)
Celtics Remain Near Top of Odds Chart to Reach NBA Finals, Take on Rival Bulls Monday
Celtics Live Blog: Rajon Rondo Falls One Rebound Short of Triple-Double as C’s Beat Bulls 101-95
Rajon Rondo Keeps Double-Digit Assist Streak Alive, But Milestone Overshadows His Multi-Faceted Contributions
Celtics Hub Baby Steps: Celtics 101, Bulls 95
Something to Build On: Celtics 101, Bulls 95
Exploring Boston’s Inconsistent (But Improving) Pick-And-Roll Defense
Celtics Town Now that’s more like it: Boston Celtics beat Chicago Bulls 101-95
Green Street C-mail: Answering inbox full of Celtics questions
Fast Break: Rajon Rondo, Celtics get the better of Bulls
Mass Live Rajon Rondo brilliant as Boston Celtics down Chicago Bulls, 101-95, in most impressive win to date

Celtics Title Town Rondology: Celtics Way
Recap: C's escape Chicago with 101-95 win
Rondo a man on fire
Celtics Morning Joe: No problem on the road
Hangtime Blogs Uh-Oh … Is LeBron Even Better?
Bulls’ Rookie Teague Passes Test In Rondo ‘Reboot’
Sorting Out The Lakers’ Mess
SI.com Mike D'Antoni, Phil Jackson react to surprising Los Angeles Lakers coaching hire
Hiring D’Antoni makes sense for Lakers in short term and long run
Sheridan Hoops Lakers trouble overshadows Celtics issues
Pro Basketball Talk Report: Heat now on top of Kenyon Martin’s list

Ball Is Life “3 Dumb Rookie” Celtics accused of stealing a woman’s purse
Chicago Tribune Chicago Bulls: Chicago Bulls have no answer for Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo
CSN Chicago Rivers talks Bulls, Thibodeau, Robinson
WEEI Bullish: Rondo, C's hold off Bulls
BlogaBull Bulls vs. Celtics final score: new closing lineup almost catches cooled-off Boston, falls short 101-95
Hoopmix Tape NBA & Adidas Unveil Their “Big Color Christmas” Uniforms
LA Times Phil Jackson gets call from Lakers and it's not what he expected
Lucid Sports Fan Ok, I'm a little insane about this double digit assist streak
Sports Grid Keyon Dooling Is Piecing His Life Back Together After Suffering A Nervous Breakdown
NBA.com In a dizzying decision, Lakers turn to D'Antoni to right ship
Daily Herald Bulls ‘try’ too late as Celtics hold on
CBS Sports Gorman On Toucher & Rich: Chris Wilcox Thanking Celtics With Strong Play
SB Nation Keyon Dooling and what we don't know about athletes


Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/12

Herald Danny Ainge travels with patience
NBA roundup: Grizzlies beat Heat 104-86 for 5th straight win
Globe Celtics coach Doc Rivers makes two changes to starting lineup
What They Were Thinking: Jason Terry
Celtics encouraged by second half against Bucks
Celtics Green KG to Green: Some Nights You've Got to be an (expletive)
Rajon Rondo is a Bargain
Be Careful What You Wish For
Random Thoughts on the Lakers Mess
Celtics Life Congrats to Rondo on assist record
(Late) impressions from 76ers game
Why doesn't the NBA credit assists on made free throws?
Afternoon Delight: Rejected Demand

SB Nation What could go wrong for Mike D'Antoni and the Lakers
CelticsBlog The Birth of a Season - The NBA 2012-2013 Season @ Two Weeks Old
Paul Pierce has been consistently good this year
Celtics tighten up interior defense
About Courtney Lee - shooter's struggles a concern
Celtic Thunder Comments from the Other Side - OKC/Cavs 11/11
ESPN Mailbag: Growing pains or concerns?
C's searching for early sub lineup
C's going (really) green on Christmas
W2W4: Celtics vs. Bulls (Game 7 of 82)

Lex Nihil Novi Carlos Arroyo Leads Jazz to W, Despite Huge Game from Garnett (03-04)
Grampa Celtic Eulogizes the 1989 Celtics (The Season without Bird)
Grampa Celtics Weighs in on the Boston-Philly Rivalry
Alcindor v. Chamberlain: Game 9 (Wed, Apr 14, 1971)
CLNS Radio Rasheed Wallace: Should the Celtics Have Signed Him?
CLNS Radio: Jeff Green Is Not a Good Basketball Player
NBA Power Rankings: Week 2
Red's Army Enemy Chatter: Bucks fans have a mild dislike for NBA officiating
Taking Stock: Celtics – Bucks
Photo Gallery: Celtics-Bucks
Your Morning Dump… Where Chris Wilcox is a difference maker
GreenLights: Celtics vs Bucks Including Jeff Green’s Big Fourth Quarter

Celtics.com Game Preview: Celtics at Bulls
CSNNE Garnett: Green was 'Greedy Jeff'
Rivers still working to reduce Garnett's minutes
Pierce searching for rhythm in new Celtics offense
Maxwell gives his take on Celtics' starting lineups
Wakeup Call: Magic sheds no tears over Brown's departure
Celtics-Bulls preview: Stopping transition
Celtics to wear new-look uniforms on Christmas vs. Nets
NESN Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, Jeff Green Show Celtics Can Still Perform Well Until Teamwide Consistency Develops
Jeff Green Shows Up With Some Great Defense in Fourth Quarter in Celtics’ Win Over Bucks (Video)
Celtics Live Blog: Rajon Rondo, C’s Travel to Chicago to Face Nate Robinson, Bulls

Celtics Town Mike D’Antoni chosen as next coach of the Los Angeles Lakers
Mass Live Danny Ainge on Boston Celtics: 'I think that has crossed my mind, that our guys think they can turn it on'
Celtics Title Town Celtics Morning Joe: Pierce still a big deal
Rondology: Celtics Way
Hangtime Blogs Sixers Bynum Out Until January?
SI.com Three-Pointers: Grizzlies rout Heat thanks to unexpected Ellington barrage
Celtics' loss to Sixers shows there's still a lot of work to be done
Press Herald Red Claws' Taylor made to coach basketball
CSN Chicago Bulls try to stop Rondo's run at history
Examiner Hinrich day-to-day, questionable for Monday vs. Celtics

Yahoo Celtics-Bulls Preview
Bleacher Report Breaking Down How Rajon Rondo Exploits Inferior Backcourts
Chicago Now Who can stop Rajon Rondo?
News OK Oklahoma City Thunder: Kendrick Perkins tries to get himself going by picking a fight
Pro Basketball Talk Lakers handling of Phil Jackson, coaching search a jumbled mess
Enterprise News Celtics look to build on win over Bucks
Sun Times Bulls’ Nate Robinson has tough matchup against Celtics’ Rajon Rondo -
RealGM Celtics Pacing An Aging Kevin Garnett


Celtics tighten up interior defense

The biggest worry from the first few games of the year (for me at least) has been the lack of defensive dominance that we have all grown accustomed to with this team. Perhaps last night was the first step in getting back to those basics.

For C's, more good than bad and ugly - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

The Bucks posted 10 first-quarter field goals (on 14 attempts) within 5 feet of the hoop and Samuel Dalembert basically held a dunk party in front of (and on top of) Boston's defense. The Celtics cleaned up their interior woes on the fly, limiting Milwaukee to 14-of-29 shooting from inside 5 feet the rest of the way. Keep in mind that the Celtics held opponents to 55.8 percent shooting inside of 5 feet last season (third best in league), but this season that number had skyrocketed to 63.7 percent (third worst in the league entering Saturday's game).

It is amazing how many faults are covered up with good defense. Sometimes that takes time to refine. We've got all season.


Paul Pierce has been consistently good this year

Last year it was rough to see Pierce start off the year hurt (and end the year hobbled). But so far this year he's been the Truth that we all know and love.

Pierce is Captain Consistency - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

Saturday's fourth-quarter shootout with Monta Ellis is perhaps the most glaring example of Pierce's scoring exploits, but his go-ahead 3-pointer with just over 2½ minutes to play against the Washington Wizards helped guide Boston to its first win of the season last weekend. And then there was Friday night. Even though the C's ultimately fell to the 76ers, Pierce was one of the only ones giving Boston a fighting chance. He scored 10 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter on 4-of-6 shooting, splashing a 3-pointer, a jump shot, a pair of layups, and a free throw during the final frame.

We just need more contributions from the bench to keep him fresh and healthy all year long.


Road trip just what the doctor ordered

Sometimes you just have to get away.

C’s hold on for deer life - BostonHerald.com

"It’s a big win for us, because we haven’t been playing well," said Paul Pierce [stats] after going for 25 points. "Tonight we grinded it out. We were down early, down double figures. "I told the guys that sometimes a road trip can bring you together — you know, an early road trip like this against two good quality teams (the Celtics are in Chicago tomorrow night) who’ve been playing well. Maybe this is just what the doctor ordered."

The Celtics better not take the Bulls too lightly. They aren't exactly killing teams that are missing their best players this year.


Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/11

Herald C’s hold on for deer life
Green finally asserts himself
Ex-Celt has Moore game with Magic
Pierce, Garnett help Celtics rally past Bucks
Globe FInal: Celtics 96, Bucks 92
Celtics coach Doc Rivers makes two changes to starting lineup
Paul Pierce, Celtics get even with Bucks

Celtics Green Comments from the Other Side - Bucks 11/10
The Streak
Celtics Climb Back to .500 with 96-92 Win Over Bucks
Happy Birthday Perk!!!
Your Gerald Green Dunk of the Day
Third Time's a Charm
Celtics Life Doc's dilemma
The disappearance of the Boston Celtics (without Kevin Garnett)
Celtics beat Bucks in a close one, 96-92
Celtics 96 Bucks 92 highlights
CelticsBlog Celtics final score: Celtics hold off Bucks 96 - 92
FLCeltsFan Happy Birthday Perk!!!!
Practice Notes: The Ever Quotable Perk

ESPN Rapid reaction: Celtics 96, Bucks 92
For C's, more good than bad and ugly
Lex Nihil Novi Mountain Man Talks about his Dad
Bench Scores Only 20 in W
Celtic Nation Regular Season Game-6: Boston Celtics @ Milwaukee Bucks 96-92.
CLNS Radio Celtics Post Game Show vs Bucks: On-Demand
Game #6: Boston Celtics Bounce Back, Beat Milwuakee Bucks 96-92
Red's Army Recap: Solid 2nd half propels C’s to win in Milwaukee
Celtics.com Ford Keys to the Game: Celtics 96, Bucks 92

CSNNE Mailbag: Mike Brown firing & defensive concerns
Solid 4th quarter lifts Celtics, 96-92
Amica Game Recap
Celtics-Bucks review: Jennings a non-factor
At last, a win C's feel good about
Marshall: 'Love the energy level' for Celtics
Comcast Business Edge Postgame Report
No more Mr. Nice Guy for Green
Should Jeff Green get more playing time with starters?
NESN Celtics Live Blog: Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett Lead C’s Back Into Win Column
Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, Jeff Green Show Celtics Can Still Perform Well Until Teamwide Consistency Develops

Celtics Hub Patient Has A Pulse: Celtics 96, Bucks 92
Celtics Town Celtics 96, Bucks 92: Boston Gears Up in Second Half
Mass Live Jeff Green, Paul Pierce lead the way late as Boston Celtics outlast Milwaukee Bucks, 96-92
SI.com Lakers fans eye Jackson comeback, chant ‘We want Phil’ at Staples Center
Press Herald On Basketball: Red Claws arrive, with plenty of tales from backgrounds
WEEI Jason Terry postgame with Grande and Max
Paul Flannery, SB Nation, joins Ryder to explain how the Celtics can be fixed
Doc: Despite win, C's 'not playing great'
Telegram NBA: Darko Milicic not Boston Celtics' solution at center
Brew Hoop Final Score: Boston Celtics 96, Milwaukee Bucks 92

Orlando Sentinel Pensive Mike Brown didn't deserve messy Lakers divorce
SB Nation Celtics vs. Bucks final score: Boston slips past Milwaukee, 96-92
Celtics legend Kevin McHale takes leave of absence from Rockets
Identity theft: Boston Celtics have strayed from their modus operandi
Enterprise News In need of help when Garnett exits
Struggles continue for Jeff Green
Pro Basketball Talk Kevin McHale to take immediate leave of absence from Rockets
Wellesley Patch Sun Life and the Celtics Launching Mobile Photo Booth
Opposing Views Nets, 76ers, Celtics, Knicks, Raptors: An Early Glance at the Atlantic Division
Fox Sports Phil Jackson reportedly likely to return as coach of Lakers
DLeague Digest Where do these guys come from? Breaking Down the D-League Draft


Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/10

Herald Not the best defense
Wonderin’ if Celtics wanna get back
Frustration keeps building for Green
Monta Ellis, Bucks drop Wizards to 0-4 with 101-91 win
Lakers rout Warriors 101-77 after Mike Brown’s firing
Serge Ibaka scores 25, Thunder beat Pistons 105-94
Knicks beat Mavericks 104-94 to stay unbeaten
Globe Final: 76ers 106, Celtics 100
Celtics have an identity crisis early in the season

Kevin Garnett is carrying the Celtics, and that is a major problem

Boston Celtics fall to Philadelphia 76ers, 106-100

Celtics Green Random Thoughts on Celtics 106-100 Loss to the Sixers
Comments from the Other Side - Sixers 11/19
Preview: Celtics (2-3) at Bucks (3-1) 11/10
Celtics Life Great, Bring in Phil Jackson.
Celtics drop below .500, lose to Philly 106-100
Glen "Big Baby" Davis calls Kevin Garnett for advice
CelticsBlog Celtics final score: Celtics fall to Sixers 106 - 100
'The Frustration Is There' As Celtics Fall To 2-3 Against Sixers
Doing Work: Celtics Learning to Play Complementary Basketball
Celtic Thunder Comments From the Other Side - OKC/Pistons 11/9
ESPN Rapid reaction: Sixers 106, Celtics 100
Glum Green: 'Got to stay positive'
What to do without KG
GameCenter: Where's the D?
C's enduring the 'Grind Days'
W2W4: C's vs. Bucks (Game 6 of 82)

Lex Nihil Novi Mitch Kupchak: 1-15 may be Breaking Point (or maybe not)
Big Al to Dwight: Get That Sh%t Outta Here!
Mike Brown's Solution: More World Peace!
Mike Brown Canned -- Noooooooooooo
Stuck in First Gear
Alcindor v. Chamberlain: Game 8 (Sun, Apr 11, 1971)
Garnett (19, 17, & 4) Leads Wolves Past Bulls (03-04)
CLNS Radio Boston Celtics' Defensive Problems Haunt Them Again
Video: Doc Rivers on Jeff Green, "He's an easy target"
CLNShow: Today at 1 pm, EST - discussing the state of the Boston Celtics & LA Lakers
Red's Army Analyzing the Shot Chart: Courtney Lee
Your Morning Dump… Where Jeff Green looks like a broken and beaten man

CSNNE Doc on Lakers firing Brown: 'I think it's awful'
Celtics rally in 4th, but Sixers hold on, 106-100
Amica Game Recap
Young Sixers make most of playoff experience

C's have to get better when KG's off the floor
Rondo: More talk needed on defense
Green's struggles mirror his team's
Blakely: Celtics-Bucks preview
Scalabrine breaks down holes in Celtics defense

NESN Celtics Live Blog: Evan Turner, Jrue Holiday Torch C’s as Sixers Hand Boston 106-100 Loss
Kevin Garnett Cannot Play 48 Minutes a Night, So Celtics Must Find Ways to Play Well Without Him
Mike Brown Firing Reminds Doc Rivers, Doug Collins That Public Dismissals Are Part of Business
Celtics Live Blog: Red-Hot Brandon Jennings, Bucks Look for Two Straight Wins Over C’s

Celtics Hub Forgettable: Sixers 106, Celtics 100
Celtics-Sixers Report Card
Celtics Town Boston Celtics deteriorate into ‘chaos’ when Kevin Garnett is on the bench, says Rajon Rondo
What’s wrong with the Boston Celtics’ defense? Kind of everything.
Green Street Fast Break: Rajon Rondo’s not enough vs. 76ers
Bad Jeff Green is a sad Jeff Green
Doc Rivers has had it with the lineup questions
Paul Pierce explains why Celtics ‘really disturbing’ transition D is his biggest worry
Kevin Garnett finding out ‘who’s willing to fight’
WEEI Pierce: C's don't have 'losing genetics'
Liberty Ballers Sixers hang on, beat Celtics behind Holiday and Turner reaction thread

Hangtime Blogs Knicks Grind Their Way To 4-0
SI.com Mike Brown: Was Princeton offense to blame in Los Angeles Lakers coach's firing?
Telegram Doc Rivers feels for Mike Brown after firing
Slam Online Mickael Pietrus Still Looking for an NBA Contract
Katie Couric.com What I Learned from Keyon Dooling
NBA.com Denton: Davis Gets Advice from Garnett
Grantland Does Joey Crawford Really Hate Tim Duncan? A Scientific Investigation


Rondo doesn't have time for friends

The topic of "hating" other teams came up in a recent Rondo interview, and while he said that "hate" is a strong word, he doesn't really feel the need to be friends with opponents.

Rondo: 'I don't have time for friends' - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

"That should be everyone’s mentality. We are competing -- there’s no friends on the court. Even if you were playing against a family member like your mother, you still go out there and try to beat her. It’s just a matter of competing. We love to win, I’m very competitive. Anything I do, I want to win. I don’t have time for friends. I don't talk to a lot of these guys in the offseason, so why I should talk to them on the court and try to be their friend?

That's old school. It isn't always pretty, but it makes sense.


Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/9

Herald No additional penalty for Garnett
Whatever it is, Brandon Bass’ role crucial
Kevin Durant helps Thunder edge Bulls 97-91
Globe Celtics have an identity crisis early in the season
Why Tommy Heinsohn is a Celtics institution -
Celtics Green Is Jeff Green the Classic Underachiever?
Excuse Me While I Enjoy This Moment
Celtics Life Rajon Rondo says he'll beat Usain Bolt, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen in a race
Afternoon Delight: The Angle We Didn't See
Paul Pierce: "Carmelo (Anthony) has given me the most fits" to guard

SBNation Explaining the world through Kevin Garnett quotes
CelticsBlog Free Wilcox! Chris Wilcox need some more minutes
Will Glen Davis Reach The Next Level In Orlando?
What's in a win: Washington Wizards Game
Celtic Thunder New Alternate Uniforms for the Thunder
Comments from the Other Side - Bulls 11/8
ESPN Rondo: 'I don't have time for friends'
So far, ain't easy being Green
Sullinger taking charge
W2W4: Celtics vs. 76ers (Game 5 of 82)
Doc Rivers is calling on Jeff Green to be more effective for the Boston Celtics

Lex Nihil Novi Jo Jo White Leads C's to 8th Straight Win (72-73)
Ronald Murray Leads Sonics Over KG and Wolves?
Mountain Man in All His Glory
Bird Best Rookie Since Walton
Who Stole My Gig?
Celtic Nation 11/9/12: Celtics vs. 76ers Stat Pack
CLNS Radio Celtics Locker Room Video: Chris Wilcox says he's not 100% yet
Mike Macchi's Poll: LA Lakers or Boston Celtics?
Video: Paul Pierce gets social, does Doc Rivers impression
Red's Army Photo Gallery: Celtics-Wizards
Red’s fascination with Ralph Sampson nearly cost us the Big 3
Keyon Dooling shares his powerful story with Katie Couric
Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics haven’t figured out Jeff Green yet
RedsArmy presents Fan Friday #30: “Celtic Airlines”

CSNNE Through four games, issues apparent for Celtics
First-year Celtics share Boston driving experiences
Doc: Could take 'a little longer' to get Celtics up to speed
Court Vision: How to maximize Jeff Green's talents
Doc on Olympics: 'That was a ball'
Welsh: Rondo's become 'very capable' outside shooter
Celtics-Sixers preview: C's getting to the line
NESN Jeff Green Comparisons to James Worthy Natural As Forward Patterned Game After Worthy, Among Others
Kevin Garnett, Celtics Still Long Way From Perfection, But Defense Proves It Can Get Crucial Stops When Needed
Celtics Live Blog: Paul Pierce, C’s Shoot for Three Consecutive Wins as Sixers Come to Town
Celtics Hub Ainge: “We Haven’t Really Figured Out Jeff Green”
Celtics Town What is up with Jeff Green?
Jason Terry makes his REAL Boston Celtics debut
Green Street Celtics GM Danny Ainge on The Big Show: ‘We haven’t really figured out’ Jeff Green
Irish Coffee: Celtics no longer intimidate NBA dregs

Mass Live Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird does not like when Shawne Williams ribs him about Michael Jordan
Doc Rivers thinks quite highly of Jeff Green's potential, but wonders if and when Boston Celtics forward will realize it
SI.com How injuries to Derrick Rose, Dirk Nowitzki, Amare' Stoudemire affect respective teams
Mike Brown's job already in jeopardy with Los Angeles Lakers?
Cleveland.com Who is surprised that Jared Sullinger is finding a role in the NBA? No one who understood his game at Ohio State
MetroWest Daily News Celtics' Wilcox takes steps forward
Bleacher Report Did Rajon Rondo Improve His Jump Shot at All This Offseason?
WEEI Rajon Rondo, Celtics PG, on his leadership role on the team
Jackie MacMullan, ESPN, on the legacy of David Stern and the Celtics
Rondo on M&M: 'We don't like anyone'
Lucid Sports Fan Why can't there be assists on made free throws?


The Jet finally soars for Boston

You knew he had to break out of his shooting slump at some point. It was great to see Jason Terry start filling his role as bench scorer.

JET soars for first time in Boston - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

Terry scored a season-high 16 points on 7-of-15 shooting, adding three assists and some important defense down the stretch of both regulation and the extra session. "Yeah, they've been begging for it, man, and I was finally able to give it to them tonight," Terry happily proclaimed of his trademark plane celebration he broke out at the Garden for the first time during regular-season play. "The JET don't just come out for nothing. I mean, we're losing, you won't see no runway, none of that. But, we needed a spark, we needed some energy, and the fans responded well to it."

Now about Courtney Lee's slump....


Wilcox "saved the game" with his effort

Continuing the "effort" theme from this morning...

Green Street " Doc Rivers has another unmistakable message for his team

"I thought Chris Wilcox saved the game for us, singlehandedly, with his effort. And I thought it was obvious. He didn’t do anything but played hard and played with great effort. And I thought that that leadership led everybody else into doing. Kevin, always, I always exclude him because he always plays the right way. But we’ve got to get more guys that play harder, better. I don’t care about ‘well,’ you know, I don’t care if we play ‘well’ or not, because that’s just human. If you can make shots or not, it happens. But we just have to play with a better focus and we’ve got to run our schemes better."


Doc: "It's not who starts, ...or finishes"

You've heard the phrase, "it's not who starts, but who finishes." Well Doc turns that a bit on its ear.

Quick hits from Doc Rivers - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

"No, it's funny, I was going to say that question has always bugged me. It doesn't bother you, but it's who finishes. It's who plays the most, really. It's not even who starts or who finishes. It's who is involved in the game the most on a daily basis. ... I understand the question, media-wise, because [it's] the starting lineup. But, if I was a player, that would have been something I would have not worried about. Now, if I hadn't played at all, then I would worry."

Sounds like Darko should worry a bit.


Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/8

Herald Despite win, C’s effort not there
Celts avoid Wash.-out with OT win
Chris Wilcox delivers inspiring outing
A Sichting sighting in Boston
Randy Foye, Jazz drop Lakers to 1-4 start
Globe Final: Celtics 100, Wizards 94 (OT)
Sullinger gets second straight start for Celtics, against Wizards
Celtics’ win over the Wizards not too much to be proud of
Celtics hold off Wizards, 100-94, in overtime

Celtics Green Comments from the Other Side - Wizards 11/7
NBA Rooks: Countdown to a Dream

Celtics Get 100-94 Win in OT
KG's Interviews are Priceless
Wrap-Up - Chris Wilcox Saved the Game
Rev Dooling is Back with the Celtics
Darko is Still the Serbian Gangster
Celtics Life CelticsLife 5-on-5. First Thoughts on the Boston Celtics
Pre-game chatter before Celtics-Wizards
Boston 100, Washington 94 - Celtics Outlast Wizards in Overtime
Celtics 100, Wizards 94 highlights
So when will Jerry Sloan become the new Lakers coach? "
Rajon Rondo's quest for leadership

CelticsBlog Celtics final score: Celtics edge Wizards in overtime 100 - 94
Celtics need more consistent effort
ESPN Rapid reaction: C's 100, Wizards 94 (OT)
Notebook: Not what C's drew up
GameCenter: Wilcox rescues C's
JET soars for first time in Boston
Chris Wilcox rescues Boston Celtics by making big impact despite little court time
Lex Nihil Novi Garnett Goes for 28, 17, 5 and 4 in W (03-04)
C's Make it 7 Straight (72-73)
Bench Scores 41 in OT Win
Bill Walton and the 1976-77 Portland Trailblazers (game 1)
Celtic Nation Fantasy Basketball: Evan Turner and Rubio 11-5
Engine Trouble
Regular Season Game-4: Washington Wizards@Boston Celtics 104-110 OT

CLNS Radio Celtics Locker Room Report: Sullinger Starts Again and Doc on the Lack of Good Big Men in the NBA
Celtics Post Game Show vs Wizards – On Demand
Boston Celtics hang on in overtime for first home win of season
Red's Army Jeff Green: Doc’s biggest challenge yet?
Recap: Celtics continue to win ugly, beat Wizards in OT
Your Morning Dump… Where KG says we can’t fast-forward through the chemistry issues
The Walter McCarty Blog: On being a Rookie.
Celtics.com Ford Keys to the Game: Wizards 94, Celtics 100 (OT)
CSNNE Rivers: Celtics bench nowhere near where it needs to be
Moore making a name for himself with Magic
Celtics top Wizards in overtime, 100-94
Doc: Terry 'did a lot of good things for us defensively'
Wizards see Celtics as 'vulnerable'
Comcast Business Edge Postgame Report
Bass doesn't start, but finishes with 'big plays'
Celtics-Wizards review: Garnett more rounded
Amica Game Recap

NESN Celtics Live Blog: Rajon Rondo, C’s Survive Scare to Beat Wizards in Overtime
Doc Rivers Believes JaJuan Johnson Has ‘NBA Talent’ But Ex-Celtics’ Success Depends on ‘Mental Makeup’
Chris Wilcox Sets Tone With Energy Off Bench in Celtics’ Overtime Victory Over Wizards
Celtics Not Satisfied But Willing to Accept Any Type of Win and Other Impressions From Boston’s Victory Over Wizards
Celtics Hub Nor’easter Nail Biter: Celtics 100, Wizards 94
Celtics Town Doc Rivers: “Jeff Green is hard on me”
The Celtics miss Bradley’s full-court defense but JET doesn’t
All’s well? Boston Celtics edge Washington Wizards 100-94
Green Street Celtics-Wizards Live Blog
Fast Break: Celtics survive another Wizards scare
Jason Terry de-ices the ‘Jet’ and makes a golf analogy
The newest Kevin Garnett analogy is a weird one
Chris Wilcox: Wednesday’s performance ‘motivation for me to keep going’
Brandon Bass says he’s just going to play ‘with a whole lot of energy’

Celtics Title Town Celtics Morning Joe: KG's a DirecTV guy
Doc not pleased with Rondo's choices?
Hangtime Blogs NBA History From ‘Big O,’ Thompson, S. Jones Hits Auction Block
SI.com Magic upset over Joakim Noah’s garbage-time burger try
Bullets Forever Washington Wizards clipboard: Jan Vesely and team defense vs the Boston Celtics
MetroWest Daily News Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger 'starting' to make red flag look ridiculous
Celtics 100, Wizards 94 (OT): C's survive in overtime

Pro Basketball Talk Garnett says Sullinger is like Perkins… without the defense
Report: Pacers contact Mickael Pietrus after Granger news
USA Today Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Celtics teach Wizards old-man moves (VIDEO)
Bleacher Report Boston Celtics: Doc Rivers Is Wrong Starting Jared Sullinger over Brandon Bass
SB Nation Jason Terry finally shows signs of life in Celtics' overtime win against Wizards
Kevin Garnett explains how chemistry works
WEEI Brandon Bass postgame with Grande and Max

Star Tribune Reusse: Vagabond Stiemsma may have found a home
Washington Times Celtics outlast Wizards in overtime, 100-94
Twin Cities.com Timberwolves' Greg Stiemsma seizes a rare moment in the spotlight
Telegram Cold Celtics heat up to beat Wizards
Indy Sports Legends Pacers show interest in Mickael Pietrus in wake of Granger injury
ProJo Celtics not the only team playing smaller
Rivers remembers broadcaster Durham
Washington Post Trevor Booker on his ‘idol’ Kevin Garnett
The Classical Rajon Rondo, Cubist
CBS Sports Scalabrine On Toucher & Rich: What’s Going On With Green?


Another quick Q&A with a Wizards blog

What can I say? I can't get enough of the Wizards blogs.

Truth About It " DC Council Opening Statements: Wizards at Celtics, Game 3

What's the status of the Celtics over the past week?

Practice, practice, practice. So far all they’ve been able to do is focus on three bad games (two losses and one squeaker win against a team missing their two best players—the Wizards). They aren’t playing defense the way they want to, and they have to face Doc’s disappointed face and Kevin Garnett’s terrifying glare. Methinks they’ll be ready for Wednesday.

See more at the link above.


Pacers lose Granger, may add Pietrus

Bad news for a team that had aspirations to become a contender. Good opportunity for our friend Pietrus.


Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/7

Herald Deep roots of defense
Sullinger: KG praise means a lot
Russell Westbrook leads Thunder past Raptors 108-88
KG searches for offensive balance
Globe For Jared Sullinger, a chance to go beyond the comparisons
Kevin Garnett says Celtics are a ‘work in progress’
Celtics Green Preview: Wizards (0-2) at Celtics (2-1)
Jason Terry is a Celtic - Parking Cars
Rookie Round-Up: Week 1 - Sullinger Shines
Celtic Minute and Practice Report

Celtics Life Mack in Maine: D-League PG provides NBA Insurance
Kevin Garnett on consistency: Celtics are either "hard as sh#t to beat" or "trash"
Atleast, the Boston Celtics aren't as bad as the Los Angeles Lakers
KG compares Sullinger to Perkins
SB Nation Doc Rivers 'concerned' about Rajon Rondo's minutes
CelticsBlog Q&A with Bullets Forever (Wizards blog)
Kevin Garnett compares Jared Sullinger to Kendrick Perkins
Celtic Thunder Comments from the Other Side - Raptors 11/6
ESPN Practice report: Defense still the focus
Podcast: Gotham talks C's on Herd
Help is on the way?
Will it click? Terry's cautionary tale
Five on fire: KG & playing with an edge
Boston Celtics' Big Three counting on help from bench

Lex Nihil Novi Wicks and Rowe: They were Actually Quite Good in College
Wicks and Rowe weren't Always the Wicks and Rowe of Celtic Fame
Remembering the 88-Game Streak (game by game)
Sidney Wicks, Curtis Rowe, Bill Walton and the UCLA 88-Game Win Streak
CLNS Radio Celtics Post Game Show vs Wizards, immediately following the game
Red's Army Doc’s not going to bail out his bench
Your Morning Dump… Where the Garnett/Sullinger ticket is a winning one
Celtics.com Rivers Opens Gym Doors for Open Practice
KG Compares Sullinger to Perkins
CSNNE Celtics assistant Longabardi takes defensive lapses personally
Sullinger reminds Garnett of former C's center Perkins
For Celtics' Lee, knowing role is half the battle
Celtics starters aren't going to bail bench out
Does Rondo need time to grow into leadership role?

NESN Doc Rivers Draws Hard Line Against Overplaying Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce In Early Season Despite Celtics’ Struggles
Kevin Garnett’s Practice Habits Spur Celtics Teammates to Greater Emphasis on Preparation
Celtics Town Sully learned it from his father
Green Street Celtics notes: Doc Rivers announces ‘if we can’t win with [KG] off the floor , we just won’t win’
Why Kevin Garnett comparing Jared Sullinger to Kendrick Perkins matters
I want Mike Longabardi ‘to take it personally when teams score’
Celtics Title Town Celtics Morning Joe: Another morning, and another day talking about defense
Celtics by the Numbers: Last years bench scoring compared to this years
Hangtime Blogs Flopping Aside, New Flagrant Foul Replay Rule Could Have Bigger Impact
SI.com Rasheed Wallace: Classic photographs
Stan Van Gundy doesn't think NBA's new flopping rule will be effective
NBA fines Hornets coach Monty Williams for criticizing concussion policy

ProJo Dooling to discuss childhood abuse with Katie Couric
NY Post Wallace makes impact with Knicks sooner than expected
MetroWest Daily News Garnett wants consistency from Celtics
Bleacher Report Why Limiting Rajon Rondo's Minutes Is Not an Option for Boston Celtics
Washington Times Martell Webster calls Wizards' game vs. Celtics a 'must-win'
Washington Examiner Seraphin readies for rematch with Garnett
CBS Sports Mike Gorman On Toucher & Rich: Sullinger Has Shot At Rookie Of The Year
Nashua Telegraph Sullinger earns consideration from Rivers


Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/6

Herald The search for Rondo’s right minutes average
Jared Sullinger paid attention to dad
Jason Terry plans to back up talk with play
Carmelo Anthony keeps Knicks perfect with win over 76ers
ESPN radio announcer Jim Durham dies at 65
JJ Barea, Donald Sloan get NBA’s 1st 2 flopping warnings
Globe Celtics getting defensive
Rivers puts pressure on Celtic reserves
Celtics have been losing bench battle, but Jason Terry hopes to even score
Globe 10.0 - How much will Jared Sullinger contribute this season?
What we’ve learned about the Celtics
For NBA flops, let players police themselves?

Celtics Green Avery Bradley's Looking Good
The Newlin Thing
KG's Top 10 Dunks as a Celtic
First Flopping Warnings Issued
When Am I Ever Gonna Use This?
Be Still My Heart: Rondo Teaching Algebra
Celtics Life History lesson - C's slow start a concern
It's not easy wearing the green
4 reasons Jet is still taxiing
Big Baby Davis is 4th in the league in scoring
CelticsBlog Election day: Sullinger for starting power forward
Brandon Bass is still a closer
Prediction: Celtics elect to beat Washington in a landslide

SB Nation Doc Rivers 'concerned' about Rajon Rondo's minutes
Knicks go old school in hot start
2012 NBA schedule: Wizards have three days off before Boston rematch
Celtic Thunder Player Power Rankings
ESPN Bass: 'I've got to be more active'
Bench turbulence doesn't detour JET
What is Rondo's magic number?
Video: Legler on concern for C's
Tweet, Tweet: Celtics on Twitter
Practice notes: Defense still the focus
Jason Terry promises Boston Celtics bench will deliver
Sitting concussed players the only choice
Lex Nihil Novi Celts Top Pick Out of Shape ('89)
Celts' Top Rookie Starting to Earn Some Minutes (January 24, 1990)
Smith Contributes Again, Scoring 7 Points in 8 Minutes (1/28/1990)
Michael Smith Scores 16 Points in 24 Minutes (2/4/1990)
Jackie Mac Bids Farewell to Michael Smith (11/3/1991)

CLNS Radio Boston Celtics News from Around the Web: Daily Links for Tuesday, 11/6
Red's Army The most hilarious flop ever draws league warning
Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics reserves are in an adjustment period
Brandon Bass trying to remain positive about yo-yo rotation
Celtics.com Celtics Strive for a Complete Performance
CSNNE Rivers looking to keep Rondo's minutes in check
Rivers not concerned about Celtics rotations
Green needs more from Green
Celtics need time to find the right mix
Terry still adjusting to Rivers' system on Celtics
Vote for Rich: The Next President of Boston Sports

NESN Rajon Rondo Teaches Some Algebra During Stop at Burke High School
Vote: Which Boston Athlete Would Make the Best Politician?
Celtics Hub Tuesday Notebook: Rondo’s Minutes, Bench Struggles, C’s Fall in Power Rankings
Celtics Town Devolution: The Boston Celtics’ disappearing offense
Download and listen to last night’s King of the Court podcast with brilliant author, and huge Celtics fan, Michael Nye
Green Street Doc Rivers: Celtics are ‘probably behind’ where they need to be
Brandon Bass on his role: ‘You wake up and you don’t know what to expect’
Celtics Title Town Rondology; Energy/Rest, Yin/Yang...
Celtics Morning Joe: Rondo and Sully stay after class
Is Bass the weak link?
Jason Terry promises backups will deliver

SI.com Bill Walton: Rare, classic photographs
Washington Post Wizards face ‘must-win’ game?
Toronto Sun KG won't intimidate Raptors' Anderson
Bleacher Report Jason Terry's Irrational Confidence Will Get Boston Celtics Spinning Their Tires
Russell Westbrook and 7 NBA Stars Still Searching for Their Rhythm in 2012-13

Who Should Celtics Fans Despise More This Year, Miami Heat or L.A. Lakers?
Enterprise News CELTICS NOTEBOOK: Rondo getting plenty of playing time
Celtics’ new bench has not been productive

Washington Times Randy Wittman will keep Wizards' starting five intact for time being
Hoopsworld NBA Power Rankings Week One
Pro Basketball Talk Dwight Howard doesn’t like center being taken off All-Star ballot
Doc Rivers wants to keep Rondo’s minutes under control
Pro Jo Rivers stresses importance of home success


Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/5

Herald Doc Rivers, Celtics on quest for consistency
Lakers give coach a moment of respite from hot seat
Magic use huge 2nd half run, upend Suns 115-94
Globe Jeff Green of Celtics returns to native Washington for first time since his heart surgery
Jared Sullinger’s NBA education is coming slowly but surely for Celtics
Celtics Green The Best of Tommy
Boston Celtics Weekly Recap – November 4th
Comments from the Other Side - Wizards 11/4
Red Claws Draft Jeremiah Rivers
What's the Problem?

Celtics Life Video evidence on why Rondo is a far superior point guard than Westbrook
Thoughts from last night's "win"
Rondo's assist streak now of "Stocktonian" proportions
Making the case for Jared Sullinger as a starter
CelticsBlog Jason Terry explains Celtics' "speed bumps" early in the season
Waiting on the Celtics bench to step up
Celtic Thunder Perk Makes a Difference
ESPN C's identity crisis solved (for a night)
Terry diary: D.C. was a must-win
GameCenter: Celtics 89, Wizards 86
C's still leaning on Big Three ... for now
Starting to show promise
Jared Sullinger makes impact in first start for Boston Celtics

Lex Nihil Novi Grampa Celtic Eulogizes the 1982 C's
Grampa Celtic Eulogizes the 1983 C's
Lakers Look to Make More History
Did Y'all See Jerry Sichting on the Wizards' Bench?
Bob Ryan Sizes Up the Celtics 1989 Draft Prospects
The 1989 Draft: Looks Like it's Michael Smith v. Tim Hardaway
Red on Michael Smith: "He Plays a Lot Like Larry"
Celtic Nation On the Board…
Work in progress………

CLNS Radio Game #3: Boston Celtics Locker Room Report
Celtics Daily Links for Sunday, November 4
CLNS Radio's Boston Celtics Weekly Wrap Up

NBC Sports Jason Terry Wore John Wall's Shorts To Bed Before Saturday's Game
Red's Army Photo Gallery: Celtics vs Wizards
Must-listen for Celtics fans: “A.G.E. Open Season”
Your Morning Dump… Where Jared Sullinger is getting the rookie treatment
CSNNE For Sullinger, it's just a start
Comcast Business Edge Postgame Report
Rondo not surprised circus shot went in
Celtics need a chemistry lesson
Blakely: Garnett's defensive wisdom crucial for Celtics
All in the family: Red Claws draft Jeremiah Rivers
Maxwell: Problem with Celtics has been the bench
NESN Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo Must Do More Than Post Empty Stats And Other Impressions From Celtics' Win Over Wizards

Celtics Hub Leftover Thoughts on the Wizards Win
Green Street Fast Break: Celtics claim an uneasy win over Wizards
This Rajon Rondo play was pretty awesome
Celtics Title Town Celtics Morning Joe: Does KG need to move back to Power Forward?
The Green Avenger: Rivalry Unsolved Part 1
Waiting for more from Terry and Green
Hangtime Blogs Never. Leave. Allen. In. Left. Corner.
Windham Patch Windham Singer to Perform for Celtics Again
ProJo Celtics 89, Wizards 86: Pierce leads Boston to first victory
SB Nation Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy still a gamblin' man
Washington Post Wizards vs. Celtics: Rally falls short in Washington’s home opener
Truth About It Need To Know Basis: Wizards vs Celtics, Game 2


Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/3

Herald The Bucks stomp here
C’s curbing enthusiasm
Return to Boston bit ‘weird’ for Marquis Daniels
Paul Pierce & company out of sorts
Bobcats snap losing streak at 23 games
Knicks roll past Heat 104-84 in New York opener
James Harden has 45, Rockets beat Hawks 109-102
Glen Davis scores 29, Magic hold off Nuggets 102-89
Clippers send Lakers to 0-3 start with 105-95 win
Globe Final: Bucks 99, Celtics 88
Celtics Fall to Bucks in Home Opener
Celtics showed a failure to communicate in their home opener
Boston Celtics Dropped by Milwaukee Bucks
Celtics lose home opener to Milwaukee Bucks

Celtics Green Comments from the Other Side - Bucks 11/2
Uncle Drew Chapter Two
Preview: Celtics (0-2) at Wizards (0-1) 11/3
KG is Priceless and Other Celtics Thoughts
Bucks Spoil Home Opener 99-88
Video: Jason Terry - Guerrilla Headbanding
Celtics Life Lakers-Celtics and the ties that bind them
For all those panicking about the Celtics
Danny's man was always Leandro Barbosa
A look back on Kevin Garnett metaphors
Here's to Slow Starts

Celticsblog Celtics final score: Celtics blown out by Bucks 99 - 88
What Ubuntu? Bucks Beat Celtics At Their Own Game
Kevin Garnett's pack of hyenas need to be more aggressive
Celtics still searching for urgency, familiarity after loss to Bucks
Celtic Thunder Comments from the Other Side - Blazers 11/2
ESPN Rapid reaction: Bucks 99, Celtics 88
Garnett: Hyenas and history
Notebook: Daniels preaches patience
No panic, but C's seeking urgency
GameCenter: Bucks 99, Celtics 88
Rondo: 'I gotta be better'
W2W4: Celtics vs. Wizards (Game 3 of 82)
Boston Celtics still look good on paper, but they've looked awful on the court so far
Ray Allen regresses in second act for Heat

Lex Nihil Novi Expect a Lineup that Includes Lee, Barbosa, and Terry
We Need a Nickname for Dan Shaughnessy
Opening Night was Memorable in 1985, Too
How the 1985-86 C's Bounced Back from an Opening Night Disappointment
This Might Take Longer than Expected
Purple Fall to 0-3, as Chris Paul Tallies as Many Dimes as Entire Laker Team
Kobe Was Right about One Thing: This Laker Team is Historic
That 70's Show
Knicks Crush Heat?
When Buffalo and Boston Swapped Franchises, and How Larry Bird Almost Never Played for the Celtics
Bird v. Rondo: Which Triple Double was More Impressive?
Celtic Nation Identity Crisis
11/3/12: Celtics @ Wizards Stat Pack
What it is to be a C

CLNS Radio Celtics Struggle to Find Identity in Loss to Bucks
Game Preview: Boston Celtics at Washington Wizards
Celtics Daily Links for Saturday, November 3
Red's Army Recap: Milwaukee embarrasses Celtics in home opener
Your Morning Dump… Where KG wants the Celtics to hunt like hyenas
Taking Stock: Celtics – Bucks
Rondo Unveils the Nike Foamposite Stealth in the C’s Loss
CSNNE 5 ways for Celtics to develop consistency
Bucks' Jennings makes his presence known

Amica Game Recap Bucks 11/2
Comcast Business Edge Postgame Report
Marshall: 'No trust' in Celtics offense
Celtics-Wizards: What to look for
Celtics-Bucks review: Jennings leads the way

NESN Doc Rivers Seeking Sense of Urgency From Celtics After Starting Season With Two Losses
Jason Terry Takes Lack of Bench Production Upon Himself And Other Impressions From Celtics' Loss to Bucks
Celtics Live Blog: Kevin Garnett, C's Aim to Get Back to Winning Ways in Washington
Bill Russell Tells Kyrie Irving's 'Uncle Drew' to Get Team Together, Recruit Elderly Kevin Love (Video)
David Ortiz Watches Celtics Melt Against Bucks at TD Garden on Same Night He Re-Ups With Red Sox
Celtics Town Bucks trample Celtics 99-88
Video: Rajon Rondo is not a happy camper
Celtics Hub Just Two Games: Celtics 88, Bucks 99
Green Street Fast Break: Bucks stampede Celtics in Garden debut
Kevin Garnett: Celtics ‘still a work in progress’
Jason Terry: ‘These are growing pains’
Kevin Garnett’s ‘pack of hyenas’ Celtics speech
Doc Rivers: ‘I don’t see the urgency yet’
Rajon Rondo: ‘I’ve got to do a better job on the ball’

Mass Live Rajon Rondo on whether Boston Celtics trust themselves: 'I don't know. I mean, we say we do but on the court it shows'
Rasheed Wallace after debut with New York Knicks: 'I accept my Brian Scalabrine role. I'm cool with it'
Hangtime Blogs Celtics Have Own ‘Uh-0′ Problems
SI.com Court Vision: Dwight Howard’s goofiness growing tiresome in Los Angeles
Hornets’ Anthony Davis to miss time after suffering concussion
Press Herald Red Claws reach out for NBA experience
Telegram Boston Celtics earn fans' anger
Brew Hoop Bucks final score: Bucks blast Celtics, 99-88
Enterprise News CELTICS NOTEBOOK: Fond memories of TD Garden crowd
ProJo Bucks 99, Celtics 88: Milwaukee blitzes Boston in home opener
Rivers says he couldn't reach Allen until Tuesday's game
Grantland The Basketball Jones - The Triangle Blog
Bleacher Report What Would It Take for the Boston Celtics to Win the Championship?


Tonight's prediction: Jeff Green goes BIG tonight

It was supposed to be a coming out party for #8, but he finished 0-4 from the field with only three rebounds and one steal in the loss to the Heat on Tuesday. After some opening night jitters, I'm betting Jeff Green lives up to the hype tonight.


Melo to get a lot of playing time, ...in Maine

As expected, the plan for Fab Melo is to give him lots of time to develop in the D-League.

Ainge: 'Our team's going to be good' - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

"We like what we've seen in Fab so far in practice in September when he was here before the season. Fab puts in his work, he's working hard in the weight room. We need to get him stronger, and Fab is a late bloomer in basketball. He took up the game late and he's got a lot to learn about the game itself. He has good athletic instincts, but he does need to learn about execution, both offensively and defensively ... we hope to get Fab to Portland, Maine [with the Red Claws of the D-League] and get a lot of playing time this year and a lot of individual instruction. We see him as a guy that could be a contributing center, even a starting center, in this league at some point in his career."

Exactly the right plan. He's always available for an emergency injury situation, but other than that, his timeline is set to start at least a year from now. Maybe longer.

Speaking of the Red Claws, they'll be having the D-League draft tonight.


Pierce, Rondo not making excuses

There are a lot of reasons (read: excuses) you can give for the Celtics poor first game defensive effort. New teammates, new season, long layoff, etc. But hommie don't play 'dat. And by hommie I mean Paul Pierce.

Celtics make no excuses for poor defense - Framingham, MA - The MetroWest Daily News

But Pierce was having none of it. The Celtics were flat out bad defensively in allowing 54 percent shooting and 120 points in a 13-point loss, and Pierce wasn’t going to sugarcoat that. "As individuals, we’ve got to take the blame because we were out there," Pierce said. "There’s no way we should give up (120) points no matter what type of defensive scheme we run. We might as well sit on the sideline and watch them run up and down the court if we’re going to give up 120 points."

Rondo was happy to point the blame back at himself and the core players as well.

"It wasn't just those guys," Rondo said. "It was myself, Kevin, who were thinking a lot. There was a stretch of the third quarter when I was thinking too much. It's not just the new guys, it's the core as well."

That's leadership and accountability. A good first step.


Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/2

Herald Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade exchange more barbs
Celtics look to fix communication breakdown
Globe For Celtics, time to turn talent into a team
Kevin Garnett’s return was critical factor in the Celtics’ retooling
Celtics Green Glue Guys
Downs Among 8 Invited to Red Claws Camp
Who's the Punk??
Practice Report 11/1
Bucks (0-0) at Celtics (0-1) 11/2

Celtics Life Celtics owner: "We've got 12 starters"
Afternoon Delight: What Really Happened at the Ring Ceremony
Full Rondo and Barbosa highlights from Game 1 versus the Miami Heat
Video: Uncle Drew: Chapter 2
CelticsBlog CelticsBlog - CLNS Bill Russell Ball Sweepstakes
Video breakdown of game one Celtics vs. Heat
Celtic Thunder Thunder: One on One with Perk
Perk's Coachable Moment
ESPN Rondo's flagrant upheld
C's-Heat rivalry just tipping off
Ainge: 'Our team's going to be good'
C's look to re-establish Garden dominance
Downs lands with Claws

James Harden and Rajon Rondo among best glue guys (insider)

Bleacher Report Rookie Progress Report: Where Each Boston Celtics Rook Stands at Start of Season
Dwyane Wade's Hypocrisy Will Fuel Boston Celtics' War Path to Title
Boston Celtics: Jeff Green Is the Player to Watch in Home Opener
Lex Nihil Novi It Wasn't All Fun and Games for Ray
Celtics Win Despite Surrendering 58 Fourth-Quarter Points (72-73)
Wolves Drop Below .500 with Loss to Kings (03-04)
Alcindor v. Chamberlain: Game 4 (Fri, Feb 5, 1971)
Larry Bird: 37 Minutes, 0-9 from the Floor?
Celtic Nation Punk Play?
11/2/12: Celtics vs. Bucks Stat Pack
CLNS Radio Nick Gelso to appear on Celtics Talk Radio tonight at 7 pm, EST
Red's Army Enemy Chatter: Boston isn’t the easiest place to play
Rondo takes a shot at Wade’s “dirty” past
Brandon Bass: “Best Bet Bass”
Your Morning Dump… Where the C’s have a failure to communicate

Celtics.com There's No Place Like Home for the Celtics
Simple as That: C's Revert to Defensive Roots
CSNNE Downs joins Red Claws camp as Celtics Affiliate Player
Appreciate Rondo's contract
Which Boston rival would you like to see implode the most?
Rivers, Rondo fire back at Wade over 'punk' comment
Breaking down the kickoff of the NBA season
Pierce: 'We need better communication'
Rivalries of Boston
NESN Rajon Rondo Clearly Still Harbors Ill Feelings Toward Dwyane Wade for Physical Plays
Steve Nash's Bruised Knee, Kobe Bryant's Strained Foot Are Hardly Reasons Enough to Bury Lakers Already
Celtics Realize Defense Must Improve Going Forward (Video)
Celtics Live Blog: Paul Pierce, C's Open Up for Home Fans Against Bucks

Celtics Town The Celtics still have to figure out who they are
Fab Melo likely to see “a lot of playing time” with Maine Red Claws this year
Green Street Box and 1: Inside Celtics, Heat and ‘punk plays’
Doc Rivers goes on D&C to talk Ray Allen, state of Celtics and his failed pursuit of Tim Duncan
Who’s a dirtier player: Rajon Rondo or Dwyane Wade?
Celtics Title Town Rondology: Balance Between Offense and Defense
Celtics Morning Joe: Could Heat vs Celtics become one of the greatest rivalries?
Lakers News: Kobe attacks on slow start
C's Playbook: Game 1 @ Miami Part 2
SI.com Rajon Rondo fires back at Dwyane Wade for 'dirty plays'
SB Nation Media roundup: Bob Ryan has found perfect home on NBA TV
Celtics vs. Bucks: Boston takes on Milwaukee in home opener

Enterprise News Celtics move on to home opener
Telegram Tuning In: Give Tommy Heinsohn points for passion
Rajon Rondo nominates Dwyane Wade for Oscar
KJ Online NBA D-LEAGUE: Red Claws busy as draft nears
Press Herald Red Claws loading up for draft
Herald News Celtics make no excuses for poor defense
JS Online Bucks' season opens with challenge in Boston
Preview: Bucks at Celtics
Metro West Daily News Celtics guard Rajon Rondo makes it personal with Heat star Dwyane Wade

Complex 8. Danny Ainge — The 20 Most Annoying White Players in NBA History
Journal Gazette Ants set to draft ex-Boiler Johnson
WEEI Danny Ainge talks about Ray Allen
Hammer and Nails Former Boiler Star JaJuan Johnson Moves To The Developmental League
Smoking Section 10 Under-The-Radar NBA Rookies
WBUR Following Loss, Celtics Season Still Promising


He said, he said: Doc on the opener

Doc Rivers appeared on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Show this morning to talk about opening night in Miami, the #20 drama, and what the Celtics need to do to improve.


Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/1

Herald Opener not good start
Clippers in play for Ray Allen in free agency
C’s break down season-opening loss
Lakers drop 2nd straight, fall to Blazers 116-106
Spencer Hawes’ double-double lifts 76ers past Denver 84-75
Globe Globe 10.0 - Do the Celtics need time to jell?
Celtics need to get it together defensively
Last shots from Celtics-Heat opener

Celtics Green Paul Pierce Loves Halloween
Another Ref Rant
Swagger - The Good Old Days
Celtics Life Today's letter, Celtics fans, is 'P' as in pick-and-roll
Takeaways from Celtics-Heat
The perplexing dilemma of Jeff Green
Civil Rights leaders are actually complaining that the Timberwolves are too white
Brazilian blur impresses Doc in debut
CelticsBlog The Celtics defense needs to impove
Jeff Green's very bad day against the Heat
Time to move on from the game 1 Miami Heat drama
Celtic Thunder Perk is Having None of This

ESPN Video: Was KG's snub of Allen justified?
Green's a beat behind
JET soars in Sixth Man predictions
Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green vows to play with more heart after loss to Miami Heat

Voices: Is Rajon Rondo a dirty player?
Lex Nihil Novi A Good Ass-Kicking can be Educational
Celtics Edge Maravich and Atlanta Hawks (72-73)
Matt Harpring and Jazz Too Much for Garnett, Wolves (03-04)
Fakers are Still the Fakers
Celtic Nation Count Snubula
Tweaking Needed
Ying and Yang
Fantasy Basketball – 10/30
Sharp Captain

CLNS Radio The Battle of the Broadcasters: Tommy Heinsohn vs Gary Tanguay
Bold Fantasy Basketball Predictions

Win a Bill Russell Autographed basketball from CLNS & CelticsBlog
Red's Army Bigger punk: Rajon Rondo or Dwyane Wade?
Photo gallery: Celtics-Heat NBA Opening Night
More proof that Doc Rivers is simply a hell of a human being
Your Morning Dump… Where Legler has no problem with Rondo’s hard foul on Wade
CSNNE Garnett distracted from Rondo, Allen spat
Was Garnett right to ignore Allen?
Knicks-Nets game postponed as New York recovers from Sandy
What we saw isn't what we'll get with Green
Bass 'terrific' in season opener against Heat
Ryan: Allen-Garnett exchange 'predictable'

NESN Ray Allen's 'Peace Offering' to Kevin Garnett Won't Be Enough to Stop Bad Blood Between Celtics, Heat
Vote: Are You on Kevin Garnett or Ray Allen's Side?
Delonte West Begs for Job Via Twitter, Cites Bleacher Report as Reference
Celtics Hub Bench Bigs Questions
Celtics Town Jeff Green knows he has to be better
Defense isn’t likely to be a problem for the Boston Celtics all year
Petulant child or not, I still love Kevin Garnett
Green Street Poll: What exactly did Tuesday night in Miami prove?
Leandro Barbosa gives Doc Rivers a ‘feel-good’ moment in loss
Box and 1: Inside Celtics, Heat and ‘punk plays’
Mass Live Kevin Garnett's tortilla comes to mind as Boston Celtics look for chemistry following opening loss to Miami Heat
Celtics Title Town Celtics Morning Joe: Green not satisfied
C's Playbook: Game 1 @ Miami
The Celtics will fix their defensive issues

Hangtime Blogs For Chicago To Win, It Has To Get Grimy
SI.com James Harden signs five-year deal with Houston Rockets
Delonte West uses Twitter to lay out his NBA résumé
WEEI How will the Celtics hold up during the season
Brian Windhorst, ESPN.com, on the Garnett-Allen relationship
STL Sports Minute Wiber: Kevin Garnett's competitive fire is refreshing -
News Sentinel Mad Ants target Purdue great JaJuan Johnson
Dimemag Was Rajon Rondo’s Clothesline Of Dwyane Wade A Dirty Foul?
CBS Sports Round One in Celtics-Heat is a sign of bare-knuckle battles to come
Terry Not Happy With ‘Bad Performance’ Against Heat
Thomsen On Toucher & Rich: Newcomers ‘Not Celtics Yet’
Sporting News Minnesota Timberwolves are too white? Argument doesn't stack up

Miami Herald Fan gets chance to repay former Boston Celtics player Art ‘Hambone’ Williams
Sportige Boston Celtics - Can't Win With Kevin Garnett This Bad
Bleacher Report Kevin Garnett Must Focus on Salvaging Career, Not Making Enemies
SB Nation Heat-Celtics show gets better, but the game reveals all


Jeff Green's very bad day

Jeff Green looked lost and confused on the court in game one. Basically the opposite of what we saw in preseason and what we have been hoping for since he signed that huge contract in the offseason.


The Celtics will defend better

The Celtics will defend better. They pride themselves on defense and it has always been their identity. It will always be their identity as long as Kevin Garnett is running up and down that court.

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