The Boston Bruins are having no trouble with their old rival the Montreal Canadiens. The Bruins looked unstoppable on Saturday, dismissing the Canadiens 5-1 on the strength of their power play. The Bruins who lost in seven games to Montreal in last year’s opening round can close out the series with two wins in Montreal this week.
The Bruins had three power play goals, two coming from Marc Savard and the other assisted by Savard to Ryder. After two periods of play the game was already in the bag at 5-1.
Action resumes tonight with Game 2 at Montreal. The Bruins will be down two defenseman. They lost Matt Hunwick to an emergency spleen operation and Milan Lucic will be serving a one game suspension for a cross check in game 2. Boston Bruins playoff tickets are available for all remaining games and rounds.
The Boston Celtics headed into today’s Round 1, Game 1 Playoff game against the Chicago Bulls without the services of their emotional and defensive leader, Kevin Garnett. The result was not what the Celtics wanted. Ray Allen and Paul Pierce struggled and Rajon Rondo’s strong effort wasn’t enough to stop the Bulls in a 105-103 OT loss at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston. Garnett watched from the bench for the 1st half but ever the fierce competitor KG couldn’t stay for the 2nd half without being able to help.
The game was mostly a battle of point guards as Boston’s Rajon Rondo had 29 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists and Chicago’s Derrick Rose had 36 points in his playoff debut. Pierce added 23 points for the Celtics but Ray Allen had a terrible shooting day going 1-12 and missing a big shot in OT.
The Celtics will be back in action on Monday with a chance to even up the series. Boston Celtics playoff tickets are available for all games.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers confirmed this morning that All-Star forward Kevin Garnett will not be available at all for the 2009 post-season. Sources say Garnett is only 70 percent healed from his knee injury, which first bothered him in a game against the Utah Jazz on February 19th. He will continue to get treatment with hopes of coming back for the later rounds of the playoffs.
After a 20 minute work-out session early this morning, Rivers knew that there was no chance for Garnett to come back for the first two rounds. “This was an honest run today, you couldn’t fake your way through it.” said Rivers. “The guy is a warrior, you can see him trying to mask it, but after 20 minutes of running, there’s just no way…If he can’t get through biking and working out without swelling and stiffness and his leg locking, I just don’t know how you play in the playoffs.”
Game one of the first round will be held Saturday, April 18th at the TD Banknorth Garden vs. the Chicago Bulls. Boston Celtics tickets are now available.
With two games left to play in the 2009 regular season, the defending champion Boston Celtics are ready to make their next run at an NBA title. They will either match up for the opening round against the Philadelphia 76ers or the Chicago Bulls. The Sixers are currently a 1/2 game ahead of the Bulls with a 40-40 record. Chicago has one game left against the Raptors, and Philly will be challenged by the Celtics and the #1 seeded Cleveland Cavaliers in their final two games.
The C’s have matched up against the Sixers very well this year, winning all three contests thus far. They went 2-1 against the Bulls, losing in Chicago last March. With home court advantage on their side, Boston should be able to handle either team in a series.
Kevin Garnett recently stated that he will be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season. They are going to need him for the playoffs in round 2 when they run into the Cavs. After losing 76-107 last Sunday in Cleveland, Boston will be fired up to prove themselves as real contenders. If Garnett comes back healthy for the post-season and the rest of the C’s continue to play their game, the Celtics could be in the midst of possibly earning their second straight NBA championship.
Regardless of who they play, the Celtics are set to host game 1 of the 1st round this Saturday at the TD Banknorth Garden. Tip off will likely be 12:30 or 1:00 pm. Celtics Playoff tickets are now available.
Rajon Rondo scored 31 points with nine rebounds and five assists to help the Boston Celtics hold on to win against the New Jersey Nets 106-104 last night in Boston. Eddie House and Ray Allen chipped in with 15 and 12 points, hitting five of nine shots together from beyond the arc. The win helped the C’s keep their one-game advantage for second place over the Orlando Magic.
Last year head coach Doc Rivers was able to rest the big 3 in the last weeks of the regular season. With four games left to play this time around the starters will be apart of the action. “The more important thing is just building on something going into the playoffs,” said Celtics captain Paul Pierce. We’ve won five in a row, but we want to be playing well.”
Vince Carter led the Nets in scoring with 33 points while pulling down 12 boards. New Jersey had previously been eliminated from the playoffs when the Pistons beat the Knicks last Wednesday. “To fall short is just disappointing,” said Carter. “I think people were picking us to be last in the league – in the East, period. We showed otherwise.
The Celtics will next be heading down to Detroit to match up against the Pistons tomorrow night at 8:00 pm. Boston Celtics tickets are still available here at Aceticket.com!
A win over potential the postseason opponent New York Rangers gave the Boston Bruins home ice advantage for the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Bruins will go into the postseason as the top team in the East, and are just one game behind NHL-best San Jose. The Bruins will make a run for the President’s Trophy in the next four games, traveling to Ottawa tonight, hosting Montreal at the Garden on Thursday April 9th, going to Buffalo on Saturday April 11th, and finishing the season with a road game against the Islanders on Sunday April 12th.
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Ray Allen hit the go ahead 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining for the Celtics to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 111-109 in double overtime. After missing the rim completely on an attempted jump shot with 33 seconds left in the period, Allen remained poised and drained the one they really needed.
“That’s Ray,” said Celtics captain Paul Pierce. “He’s a future Hall of Famer, and great players find a way. When Ray shoots and misses shots, it doesn’t discourage him.” Pierce led the Celtics in scoring with 32 points, followed by Allen with 22. Rajon Rondo and Eddie House supplied 39 combined points for the Celtics, and were two of the major factors for Boston’s second half comeback.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers couldn?t be happier with last night?s results going into the last few games of the regular season. “There were so many times when we were down and could’ve gave up, and just made big shots,” said Rivers. “Our guys executed down the stretch.”
Boston remains one game ahead of the Orlando Magic for second place in the Eastern conference with the win. They will host the Atlanta Hawks next this Friday night at 7:30 pm. Boston Celtics tickets are now available!
Glen Davis stepped up down the stretch, scoring 15 of his 19 points in the final 10 minutes of the Celtics’ 103-84 contest against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night in Boston. He took an elbow to the head in the third quarter and was taken in for stitches. Until then he had only contributed with 2 points for the C’s.
“I was just ready to win, just tried to push the lead up as much as possible because we were supposed to blow these guys out,” said Davis. “Luckily I got this in the head and it sparked something in me for some odd reason.”
The win put the Celtics ahead of the Orlando Magic for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. They remain five games behind Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers with just seven to play. Paul Pierce led Boston in scoring with 27, and Eddie House and Ray Allen followed up with 16 and 14. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant led Oklahoma City with 23 and 21 points. After being outscored 32-16 in the fourth quarter, the result marked their fifth loss in their last 6 games.
The Celtics will next host the Charlotte Bobcats this Wednesday April 1st at 7:30 pm. Boston Celtics tickets are still available
In a battle for the second spot in the Eastern Conference standings with the playoffs just weeks away, the Orlando Magic found a way in the final minutes to stay ahead of the Boston Celtics. Dwight Howard had 24 points, 21 rebounds, and blocked the potential go ahead lay up by Paul Pierce with 3.8 seconds left. Rashard Lewis finished with 21 points, and Hedo Turkoglu contributed with 13 points and four assists.
With the win the Magic were able to claim their second straight Southeast Division title.
Pierce led Boston in scoring with 26 points and Ray Allen followed with 16 in their efforts. The Celtics may have a tough road ahead for the post-season if they have to travel to Orlando and Cleveland on their quest to get back to the championship. “Our guys don’t care about home court. They want to get healthy,” said Celtics head coach Doc Rivers. “And when we get healthy, we’re willing to lace up against anybody.”
The Celtics will travel to Atlanta for their next game against the Hawks this Friday at 7:30 pm. They will need to put together a win streak for their final 9 games to regain home court advantage.
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The Jonas Brothers are set to open up their international tour in Lima, Peru on May 19th. They will be performing July 17th at the TD Bank north Garden in Boston, MA. The tour will promote their newest album “Lines, Vines, and Trying Times,” which is expected to be released in June.
The Brothers are most well known for their popular hits “SOS,” “When You Look Me in the Eyes,” and “Burnin’ Up.” They first were introduced to mainstream in 2007 with their self titled album “Jonas Brothers,” and continued to find success with their third studio album “A Little Bit Longer” in 2008. Don’t miss the opportunity to see one of the most successful pop bands today.
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