Kevin Garnett scored 20 points and the Boston Celtics won their sixth consecutive contest over the San Antonio Spurs 90-83 last night at the AT&T Center. The C’s are currently the most successful team on the road with an 8-1 away record this season. “Guys are locked in, it’s a great focus right now,” said Kendrick Perkins. “Guys came on this road trip to get wins.”
Boston claimed the early ten point advantage to end the first quarter. They came up with just 16 points in the fourth as the defense stepped up, holding San Antonio to 20 to solidify the victory. Rajon Rondo played floor general yesterday with 12 points, 12 assists and six rebounds. Ray Allen and Rasheed Wallace contributed with 12 and 13.
The Celtics are set to make their last stop for now against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday before hosting the Bucks next Tuesday. “That’s the make or break of the trip,” said Rasheed Wallace. “It’ll be a downer if we don’t go in there tomorrow and come out with a W.” Boston Celtics tickets are now available!
Ray Allen caught fire with 27 points, hitting five of six from downtown as the Boston Celtics went on to defeat the Charlotte Bobcats 108-90 last night at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Celtics are starting to look like the premier team people witnessed during the seasons initial games when they started out at 6-0. Celtics head coach Doc Rivers saw Allen as yesterday’s clear MVP choice, saying “Ray made shots early. When your shooter makes shots, the floor opens a little bit more for you. It opened up our low-post game.”
The C’s were in control from the jump, walking into the locker room with a 23 point lead at the half. Charlotte won the remaining two quarters despite their lack of success early on. “You could have taken five people from the stands and they’d have run their stuff and I think it would have been just as competitive,” said Bobcats coach Larry Brown. “It was like the varsity against the JV.”
Paul Pierce and Kendrick Perkins contributed with 21 and 16 to cover the majority of the scoring behind Allen. During the post-game conference Gerald Wallace said “I think even Doc Rivers had 12 points.” Boston is scheduled to matchup with the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, December 3rd.
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Kevin Garnett led his team with 24 points (11 of 12 shooting) as the Boston Celtics went on to defeat Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat 92-85 last night at American Airlines Arena. The game was tight down the stretch until Ray Allen supplied final dagger 3-ball with 1:38 left to play. “You never can take anything for granted,” said Allen. “Every win is much needed. So you just have to create momentum. That’s important.”
Rajon Rondo controlled the tempo once again for Boston with 13 points and 11 assists. Paul Pierce and Kendrick Perkins produced 31 combined as Allen followed up with 11. The C’s have three more road games ahead this week against the Charlotte Bobcats, San Antonio Spurs, and Oklahoma City Thunder before making their way back to Boston to face the Milwaukee Bucks December 8th.
Wade netted a game-high 27 points and Michael Beasley finished with 18 for Miami. The Heat have lost five of their last seven but certainly show better than their record. “Tonight, there’s a lot of good things in a loss,” said Wade. “We were right there. The seasoned team, the veteran team made the plays they had to make at the end. They made the shots we had to make. We had good shots. We just didn’t make them and we missed free throws as well.” Miami will next travel to Portland to matchup with the Trail Blazers on Tuesday, December 1st.
Kevin Garnett broke the final tie in overtime at the buzzer, nailing the go-ahead jump shot from the top of the key for the Boston Celtics to defeat the New York Knicks 107-105 last night at Madison Square Garden. Paul Pierce led Boston with 33 points, playing decoy in the final possession with the assist to the wide open KG. “I knew they were going to sort of follow Paul and he’s going to draw a lot of attention,” said Garnett, “and I just had to make the shot.”
New York was up seven in the fourth quarter before the Celtics were able to come back and force the extra time. After losing to the Orlando Magic Friday night, the Celtics found themselves struggling against a Knicks team with just three wins this regular season.
“We played better today. Not the way we’d like to, of course, but better,” said Pierce. “We’re going to build on that. We’re still a work in progress.” Rajon Rondo was one rebound away from a triple-double with 14 points and 10 assists. Kendrick Perkins had a huge night for Boston with 16 points and 13 boards. Al Harrington netted 30 points for New York along with David Lee and Nate Robinson’s 41 combined.
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The Boston Celtics avoided their third consecutive loss yesterday against the Golden State Warriors, controlling the tempo each quarter at the TD Garden to eventually take the game 109-95. Rajon Rondo produced quite the statline, scoring 18 points with 12 assists and 7 rebounds. He definitely changed the momentum for the C’s with 12 points during their big run in the third quarter.
“He was terrific in the second half,” said Boston coach Doc Rivers of Rondo. “He came out in the third quarter and played with unbelievable speed and energy.” Former Celtics forward/center and new found Warrior Mikki Moore had some promising words for his old teammate, saying “That might be the only player in the league who can average a triple-double for a season.”
Kevin Garnett netted 12 points for Boston that included a thrilling quarterback pass drained from the other 3-point line to end the half. Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kendrick Perkins all showed up to play scoring 19, 15 and 15. Corey Maggette led the Warriors with 23 points and eight rebounds. The Celtics are next set to host the defending Eastern Conference champion Orlando Magic Friday, November 20th. Orlando is 9-3 so far this season and coming off a strong 108-94 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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The Boston Celtics won every quarter but the fourth which eventually led to their 105-86 blowout over the Utah Jazz yesterday at the TD Garden. Each block of time was competitive aside from the start of the second half, where the C’s took over to stretch the point advantage by 20. Rajon Rondo notched a double-double for Boston. His best play of the night was when he sprinted the entire length of the court for a layup at the buzzer to end the third.
“It was just our ‘Get out of the way’ play,” said Rondo. “Rasheed (Wallace) came up and set a great pick and left me one-on-one with a big.” Sheed himself along with Marquis Daniels produced a solid 22 points combined off the bench. Kevin Garnett scored 18 with four rebounds and two steals.
Rival PG Deron Williams netted 13 points with seven rebounds and four assists. He seemed very displeased with his team and their lack of effort following the loss. “Right now, we’re soft,” he said. “There’s no way around it. We have to toughen up.”
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After the Phoenix Suns handed them their first loss of the regular season, the Boston Celtics made sure they weren’t going to fall into any bad habits against the New Jersey Nets Saturday night. Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo led in scoring with 16 apiece as the C’s went on to win 86-76, leaving the Nets defeated at 0-7.
Even though New Jersey couldn’t hold on in the end, they definitely gave Boston a run for their money. “We expect that short-handed guys are going to come out and play hard. We didn’t take them for granted, they just played hard and executed,” Pierce said. “We’re playing a team that’s desperate. They haven’t won. They’ve got everything against them.”
Center Brook Lopez posted a game high 23 points with seven rebounds. The young seven-footer was glad to see his team fight to the end with one of the leagues premier teams. “We were right there,” said Lopez. “We all showed we can be competitive.”
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Rajon Rondo took charge as floor general and scored 14 of his 18 points in the third quarter as the Boston Celtics beat out the Minnesota Timberwolves 92-90 yesterday at the Target Center. Rondo and the rest of the starting five all produced double digit numbers for the C’s.
Minnesota looked as though they were the dominant team of the night through the first half. Eventually Boston’s veteran leadership overcame the inexperienced and young Timberwolves roster.
“We played hard, we played with a lot of energy,” said Wolves forward Oleksiy Pecherov. “We just have to learn how to finish these games. We’ve been playing the last three games with great effort. To lose at the end of the game is kind of hard. It’s what we need to learn about.” Pecherov and former Celtics big man Al Jefferson led Minnesota in scoring with 24 and 18.
Kevin Garnett posted a nice stat line against his old squad with 12 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks. “I’m so numb when I come in here,” said Garnett. “I sort of put my face on as I say. I get so intense…It’s easy to come in here and focus because I don’t have any of my old teammates here anymore.”
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Rasheed Wallace was more than comfortable in his hometown last night during Boston’s 105-74 romping over the Philadelphia 76ers. The premier 6th man netted six threes while gathering six rebounds and two steals. Whenever traveling to the place of his upbringing, Sheed will always make it a point to perform at his best.
“It’s home. A lot of friends and family don’t get the opportunity to see me play,” said Wallace. “Everybody can’t get that league pass and all that stuff. It’s always fun to come back here and play.”
Paul Pierce led the 5-0 Celtics in scoring with 21 points. Eddie House and Rajon Rondo added insurance to the blowout with 12 and 11. Philadelphia hit just 1 of 15 from beyond the arc. Andrew Iguodala and Thaddeus Young were the only Sixers to reach double digit numbers.
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Rajon Rondo racked up 10 assists for the fourth straight game and more importantly extended his contract as the Boston Celtics defeated the New Orleans Hornets 97-87 Sunday at the TD Garden. His new contract promises at least $55 million over the next five years.
All-Star PG Chris Paul on the other side of the court last night led the Hornets with 22 points and eight assists. Despite his efforts, New Orleans simply couldn’t hang with the Celtics through all four quarters. “They are on top; we are on the bottom. We want to get where they are,” said Paul. “I am a huge advocate for the Boston Celtics. They’ve established themselves as a team that won’t beat themselves.”
Paul Pierce led the C’s in scoring with 27 points. Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen came up with 17 and 14 each. Boston will now travel to Philadelphia to square off against the 76ers on Tuesday before facing the Timberwolves in Minnesota the following night. Their next home game will be on Friday, November 6th when the Phoenix Suns come to town.
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