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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Paul Pierce dropped 15 points before sitting out the entire fourth quarter as the Celtics went on to dominate the Charlotte Bobcats 92-59 last night in Boston. Now 2-0 and well rested after winning over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, the C’s have proved to be at the top of their game heading into early November. “It’s great we could rest our bodies,” said Pierce.”The more rest, the better. That means we’re playing well, especially the starters.”
Ray Allen netted a game-high 18 points from his 38 minutes played. Rajon Rondo racked up another double-double with 10 points and 11 assists. Gerald Wallace led Charlotte with just 10 during in their dismal 59 point effort. “I don’t know if they call that coaching,” said hall of fame head coach Larry Brown. “Our team wasn’t prepared. Weren’t ready to play. That’s nobody’s fault but the coach.”
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The Cavaliers after finishing the 2008 regular season 39–2 in Cleveland started their 2009 campaign with a loss on their own stage. The Boston Celtics came into the Quicken Loans Arena last night and handled the Cavs 95-89 to officially open the 2009-2010 NBA regular season. The Celtics were down early but rallied back and proceeded to carry a double digit lead through most of the second and third quarters.
Paul Pierce led Boston with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett followed with 16 and 13, respectively. “It was a good Day One,” said Pierce. “Psychologically, you want to go into a team’s building and win, especially in a place where we haven’t won in a few years. It’s great to come here and get a win. We know when we come here next time that we can do it again.” The victory marked the first Celtics victory in Cleveland since 2004.
Cavaliers franchise player LeBron James netted 38 points while racking up eight assists, four blocks, and four rebounds. Shaquille O’Neal certainly proved to be in shape and ready in a Cavs uniform with 10 points and 10 boards. The difference maker in yesterday’s contest was points off the bench. Celtics reserves scored a combined 26 points to Cleveland’s 10. “I liked what happened tonight because everyone contributed,” said Celtics head coach Doc Rivers. “It was as much of a team win as you can get.”
The Celtics are ready for a string of home games after a great start on the road. The TD Garden will welcome the Charlotte Bobcats tonight before the Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Hornets make their way to town October 30th and November 1st.
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In a bold initiative, Ace Ticket builds and opens a television studio in their flagship location. Comcast SportsNet will move Celtics Pre and Post Game Shows to new Ace Ticket Studio on October 28.
Boston, MA – Comcast SportsNet and Ace Ticket announced today that the regional sports network will host its Celtics Pre-Game Live and Celtics Post Game Live studio shows from the Ace Ticket Studio on Causeway Street for every 2009-10 Boston Celtics home game.
The store front studio, located at 109 Causeway Street, inside the Ace Ticket flagship location and directly across the street from TD Bank Garden will premiere with the home opener on Wednesday, October 28. Before and after every home game, studio host Gary Tanguay and NBA analyst Donny Marshall will preview and break down the game…
The studio will feature 12 high definition cameras that Comcast SportsNet will operate remotely from its Burlington studios. Celtics fans will be able to view the telecast from the Ace Ticket Studio and from the street as the studio will be lined with 6 glass panels that extend from Causeway to Friend Street.
“The Ace Ticket Studio represents a first for Comcast SportsNet and it brings our telecast to a new level. Sports is about the experience and giving fans a chance to experience our Celtics telecast is an exciting way to begin this much anticipated season,” said Bill Bridgen, Comcast SportsNet’s executive vice president and general manager.
“The store front location directly across from the Garden will give our customers and Celtics fans a front row seat as Comcast SportsNet puts on its award winning telecast,” said Ace Ticket founder and CEO, Jim Holzman. “Ace Ticket continues to expand its presence in Boston and to work with Comcast SportsNet gives a high profile opportunity to reach our consumers.”
Comcast SportsNet will use the studio throughout the year, during Bruins telecasts, and extensively on Celtics game night as it will provide an exclusive location to interview Celtics front office officials, visiting team representatives and high profile fans attending the games.