Orlando Magic forward Rashard Lewis has recently tested positive for an elevated testosterone level and will be required to serve a ten game suspension. Lewis is the sixth player to test positive for performance-enhancing drugs since the NBA began testing ten years ago. The reported drug found in his system was DHEA, which is considered a definite precursor to steroids. Lewis did not think he was taking any type of illegal substance, and clarified that what he took was all purchased over the counter. The suspension will cost him $1.6 million of his $18 million earnings this season.
Lewis has already decided to speak out on the subject. “First and foremost I take full responsibility for the situation and accept the corresponding penalty,” said Lewis. “I apologize to Magic fans, my teammates and this organization for not doing the research that should come with good judgment.” Lewis will definitely be back in action when the Magic take on the Boston Celtics at the TD Banknorth Garden Friday, November 20th.
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NBA league officials have just released all of the team schedules for 2009. The Celtics will first be challenged on Tuesday, October 27th against the Cavaliers in Cleveland, which should serve as one of the premiere opening match ups. They will then host a stretch of three games against the Bobcats, Bulls, and Hornets. The C’s will have to wait until Friday, November 20th to get their revenge on the Magic. Orlando and Boston are going to meet again on Christmas day but this time at the Amway Arena. They’ll see Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat for the first time on November 29th, but will host them at the Garden on February 3rd. March 24-28 should be an important stretch at home for Boston, as they are set to face the Nuggets, Kings, and Spurs to get an idea of the West coast. Be ready for another exciting year as the Boston Celtics begin another quest to earn their 18th franchise championship!2009-2010 Boston Celtics Schedule
Tuesday, October 27 @ Cleveland Cavaliers 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 28 vs Charlotte Bobcats 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 30 vs Chicago Bulls 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 1 vs New Orleans Hornets 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 3 @ Philadelphia 76ers 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 4 @ Minnesota Timberwolves 8:00 p.m.
Friday, November 6 vs Phoenix Suns 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 7 @ New Jersey Nets 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 11 vs Utah Jazz 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 13 vs Atlanta Hawks 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 14 @ Indiana Pacers 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 18 vs Golden State Warriors 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 20 vs Orlando Magic 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 22 @ New York Knicks 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 25 vs Philadelphia 76ers 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 27 vs Toronto Raptors 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 29 @ Miami HEAT 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 1 @ Charlotte Bobcats 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 3 @ San Antonio 8:00 p.m.
Friday, December 4 @ Oklahoma City 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 8 vs Milwaukee Bucks 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 10 @ Washington Wizards 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 12 @ Chicago Bulls 8:00 p.m.
Monday, December 14 @ Memphis Grizzlies 8:00 p.m.
Friday, December 18 vs Philadelphia 76ers 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 20 vs Minnesota Timberwolves 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 22 vs Indiana Pacers 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 25 @ Orlando Magic 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 27 @ Los Angeles Clippers 9:30 p.m.
Monday, December 28 @ Golden State Warriors 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 30 @ Phoenix Suns 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 2 vs Toronto Raptors 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 6 @ Miami HEAT 7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 8 @ Atlanta Hawks 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 10 @ Toronto Raptors 1:00 p.m.
Monday, January 11 vs Atlanta Hawks 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 13 @ New Jersey Nets 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 14 vs Chicago Bulls 8:00 p.m.
Monday, January 18 vs Dallas Mavericks 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 20 @ Detroit Pistons 7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 22 vs Portland TrailBlazers 7:30 p.m.
Monday, January 25 vs Los Angeles Clippers 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 28 @ Orlando Magic 8:00 p.m.
Friday, January 29 @ Atlanta Hawks 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 31 vs Los Angeles Lakers 3:30 p.m.
Monday, February 1 @ Washington Wizards 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 3 vs Miami HEAT 8:00 p.m.
Friday, February 5 vs New Jersey Nets 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 7 vs Orlando Magic 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 10 @ New Orleans Hornets 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 16 @ Sacramento Kings 10:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 18 @ Los Angeles Lakers 10:30 p.m.
Friday, February 19 @ Portland TrailBlazers 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 21 @ Denver Nuggets 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 23 vs New York Knicks 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 25 vs Cleveland Cavaliers 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 27 vs New Jersey Nets 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 2 @ Detroit Pistons 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 3 vs Charlotte Bobcats 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 5 @ Philadelphia 76ers 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 7 vs Washington Wizards 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 9 @ Milwaukee Bucks 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 10 vs Memphis Grizzlies 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 12 vs Indiana Pacers 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 14 @ Cleveland Cavaliers 3:30 p.m.
Monday, March 15 vs Detroit Pistons 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March vs New York Knicks 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 19 @ Houston Rockets 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 20 @ Dallas Mavericks 9:00 p.m.
Monday, March 22 @ Utah Jazz 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 24 vs Denver Nuggets 7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 26 vs Sacramento Kings 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 28 vs San Antonio Spurs 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 31 vs Oklahoma City Thunder 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 2 vs Houston Rockets 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 4 vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 6 @ New York Knicks 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 7 @ Toronto Raptors 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 9 vs Washington Wizards 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 10 @ Milwaukee Bucks 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 13 @ Chicago Bulls 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 14 vs Milwaukee Bucks 8:00 p.m.
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Multiple sources are reporting that Glen “Big Baby” Davis is heading to the New Jersey Nets. Kenyon Dooling, Yi Jianlian, Eduardo Najera, and the 2010 first round pick are among the possible assets the Celtics may be after. Two drafts ago, Danny Ainge expressed serious interest in Yi before opting to trade the pick. As the C’s may also be looking to deal Gabe Pruitt, the deal may be expanded to include more teams and more players.
Stephon Marbury (in the midst of his 24/7 webcast, StarburyTV) may have an offer to rejoin the Boston Celtics according to Marc Berman of the New York Post. Rumors of a deal that may potentially bring Bruce Bowen to Boston are circulating as well. Stay tuned for more updates and more 2009-2010 Boston Celtics news!
After the resounding succeses that were the Las Vegas and Phoenix NBA All Star games, next season’s edition is slated to be bigger and better. The Dallas Mavericks will be hosting the event at the brand new, 80,000 seat Cowboys Stadium. The state of the art new home of “America’s team” features massive 72 by 160 foot LED screens that will ensure that every fan in attendance will have a clear view of the action. The Mavericks last hosted the All Star Weekend in 1986, at Reunion Arena.
Mavs owner Mark Cuban had previously rejected an offer for the team to host the event, citing that season ticket holders for host teams generally do not have a chance to attend. The arrangement at Cowboys Stadium will ensure that all season ticket holders will have an opportunity, though premium tickets will still be in high demand.
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After a three-hour meeting in Detroit, Rasheed Wallace has agreed to a two-year midlevel contract with the Boston Celtics. The C’s will be getting a solid shooter a forward/center for $5.8 million per year. The Celtics reportedly sent Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Wyc Grousbeck, and Doc Rivers separately to meet with the veteran and sell him on joining the green. Free agents are not allowed to sign until July 8th, but Wallace has reportedly committed to the Celtics deal.
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The Boston Celtics were not able to make it in the playoffs without Kevin Garnett. The veteran big man was out for most of the second half of the season, and all of the postseason. Garnett underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from the affected knee, which team doctors are saying was a success. The Big Ticket is expected to start the 2009-2010 Celtics season on time, and should be at 100%.
“I expect Kevin to return to active duty in full force and be that consummate two-way professional that he has shown all of us throughout his fantastic NBA career,” Doc Rivers told the AP in a press conference.
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Both the Boston Bruins and the Boston Celtics had their seasons end with game 7′s at home this week. The Bruins lost an overtime thriller to the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night. Scott Walker hit the game winner to earn the former New England franchise (the Hurricanes were previously the Hartford Whalers) a date with Sidney Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins in the conference championships. The Orlando Magic sent the Celtics packing on Sunday, led by a dominating performance by center Dwight Howard. Paul Pierce was 4-13 from the floor, and only managed to knock down one three in a 101-82 loss. The absence of Kevin Garnett and Leon Powe left the Celtics in a difficult position throughout the playoffs.
Though the action at the Garden is done, baseball weather is in full effect at Fenway park! In addition, the Patriots will be starting mini-camps and practices in the coming months.
The Boston Celtics continue to play in some of the best postseason games in NBA history. Last night’s 92-88 win over the Magic was no exception. Boston overcame a 14 point 4th quarter deficit to take a 3-2 lead in games. The Celtics fought back with help from an unlikely source, Stephon Marbury. Marbury had 12 4th quarter points as the Celtics got great support from their bench. “Big Baby” Davis had a team high 22 points for Boston.
The Celtics can close out the series on Thursday night in Orlando but the way this postseason has been going for Boston, expect a game 7 back in Boston on Sunday. Celtics tickets are available for a potential game 7 right now. The winner of this series will play the heavily favored Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Boston Celtics beat the Orlando Magic 112-94 to tie up the series at a game apiece. Led by Eddie House’s dominant 31-point effort, and Rajon Rondo’s third triple-double of the playoffs, the Celtics hope to carry their newfound momentum to Orlando. “I’ve seen some great shooting shows in my life, but that was unbelievable,” Magic Coach Stan Van Gundy said of the C’s 4th quarter clinic. Magic center Dwight Howard finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds, seeming lost at times. The win was Boston’s first at home in the playoffs against the Magic, including a meeting between the two in 1995.In the midst of House’s dominant 20-point second half, he was the recipient of a head slap from Magic Guard Rafer Alston, resulting in a double technical. Alston will miss game three as a result.
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The Magic led by as many as 28 points in Monday night’s series opener against the Boston Celtics. In his first game back after being suspended, Dwight Howard racked up 16 points, 22 rebounds, and three assists. The Celtics mounted an impressive comeback in the fourth quarter, getting within 3 points on a Paul Pierce 3. With 6.6 left on the clock the Celtics fouled JJ Reddick, who made both shots to give Orlando the 95-90 win.
“The last 16 minutes was a debacle,” Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy said of the Magic’s late-game play. “We were sort of trying to run out the clock, and you can’t do that in games like this. Especially in the playoffs, teams are going to keep fighting and keep coming back.”
Despite the Magic putting the brakes on, Boston had trouble scoring. Both Ray Allen and Kendrick Perkins were held to single digits in scoring. Team captain Paul Pierce has led the Celtics to huge playoff comeback wins (down 21 points to Beat New Jersey in 2002, and down 24 points to the Lakers in game 4 of last-year’s finals), but the team was not able to pull it off on Monday. “We can’t wait until we’re down 25, 26 points until we wake up,” Pierce told the AP’s Jimmy Golen. “There’s no excuses for us not to be ready.”
Game 2 of the series will be on Wednesday night at 8pm at the TD Banknorth Garden. Boston Celtics playoff tickets are available now!