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Marbury Signs With Celtics, Will Wear Number Eight

Posted by Ace Staff on February 27th, 2009

The Boston Celtics have signed Stephon Marbury to a 1.3 million dollar contract. Marbury will make the prorated league veteran minimum salary, and will be wearing the number 8. As the Celtics only have 11 active players at the moment, Marbury may suit up for tonight’s game. Marbury is a solid low-risk, high-reward signing; as the C’s will either get a solid veteran presence at guard, or have the option to cut Marbury with little consequence against the cap. “We are very excited to have a player of Stephon’s caliber joining our team” Celtics president of Basketball operations told the Globe’s Mark Spears. “Our entire organization is confident in the belief that Stephon can play an important role in helping us to win another championship.” The Celtics face the Indiana Pacers tonight in Boston at 7:00pm. Boston Celtics tickets are available now!

Thomas Has Shutout, Assist Against Ducks

Posted by Ace Staff on February 27th, 2009

Boston Bruins goaltender was involved in both the offensive and defensive sides of the ice last night. In addition to a 35-save shutout, Thomas racked up his second assist as a Bruin. Thomas passed the puck from the crease to Michael Ryder at the blue line, who ricoched a shot off of a defenseman to give the Bruins their fourth goal of the night. “A goalie’s assists aren’t really important. If I get 98 more maybe there’s a bonus in my contract,” Tomas told the AP’s Jimmy Golen. “If (only) they could get me six goals every game. We set the bar high.” Ryder would rack up another goal, along with Matt Hunwick and Byron Bitz. Chuck Kobasew also had two goals on the night, including one of the B’s two power play goals. After a dismal mid-February, the Bruins have bounced back to score six goals in their last two games. The Bruins face off against Washington at home on Saturday afternoon. Boston Bruins tickets are available now!

Clippers Stun Celtics

Posted by Ace Staff on February 26th, 2009

Zach Randolph helped the Clippers with 30 points and 12 boards to come away with a win against the Boston Celtics 93-91 last night at the Staples Center.  Baron Davis and Marcus Camby also had big nights, scoring 16 and 14 points and combining for 18 rebounds.  Boston lead LA at the end of the first half 50-46, but the Clippers were in control from there.  They were able to win the 3rd and 4th quarter both by three points to hold off the heavily favored Celtics. The Clippers haven’t been able to create much success this season, and they have been waiting for something like last night to get them going.  “It was one of those games that you cherish,” said Clippers  guard Baron Davis.  “It’s a good start getting everyone healthy.  That’s going to help us be a threat as the end of the season approaches.” As the Clippers are on the upside of their injury troubles, Boston is struggling more than ever.  Brian Scalabrine and Kevin Garnett were already out with injuries for the game, and Paul Pierce dislocated his right thumb in the third and fourth quarter.  Although he played through the pain, he missed the go ahead shot for Boston with 20 seconds remaining.  “It seems like someone is going down every week,” said Pierce.  “The most important thing right now is just to battle through it and try to get healthy.” The Celtics will finally be coming back to Boston for their next game against the Indiana Pacers on February 27th.  They have currently been  talking to Stephon Marbury with hopes that he will fill the roster.   The team agrees that they will be more than happy to have him if he can be open to team ball and stay on his best behavior. Boston Celtics tickets are available now!

Bruins Break Out of Slump, Dominate Panthers 6-1

Posted by Ace Staff on February 25th, 2009

On Tuesday night the Boston Bruins looked to get out of their 2-week-long, 1-4-2 slump. A tough  overtime loss to Philly was followed by a 2-5 drubbing by Western Conference leader San Jose. A rough 1-3-1 road trip, including two tough losses in Florida. Boston took full advantage of an opportunity to get a bit of revenge on the Panthers. The Bruins came out firing on all cylinders, getting on the board after just 48 seconds with an unassisted Patrice Bergeron goal. Mark Stuart put in a Michael Ryder and Blake Wheeler assist to give the B’s an early 2-0 lead. Despite a Kamil Kreps goal later in the first, the Panthers would never manage to hold a lead. Rookie Byron Bitz scored two consecutive goals late in the 2nd and early in the 3rd. Bitz was playing in his 20th career game for the black and gold, and got the crowd fired up. “Couple times in college—but 20,000 people’s different than 4,000, so it was pretty cool” Bitz told the AP. Though he missed the hat trick, Bitz enjoyed his success on the ice. “It would have been nice if it worked out but it?s not that big a deal”. Aaron Ward and Michael Ryder each added a goal to put the game way out of reach for Florida. The Bruins will host the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night at 7:00pm. Boston Bruins tickets are available now!

Celtics Find No Contest In Denver

Posted by Ace Staff on February 24th, 2009

The Boston Celtics shot 50% from the field and 61% from 3 point range last night in Denver, leading to a 114-76 blow-out victory over the Nuggets.  Rajon Rondo covered his point guard duties well with 14 points, 8 assists, and 8 rebounds.  Paul Pierce (22 points) and Ray Allen (26 points) served as the main scorers for Boston, combining for 48 points.  Last nights victory marked their second win in a row after handling the playoff bound Suns in Phoenix last Sunday night 128-108. The C’s are gaining confidence that they can come together and win games without All-Star teammate Kevin Garnett, who should be cleared to play in 2-3 weeks after straining a muscle in his right knee.  Leon Powe stepped up last night, netting 16 points in his 30 minutes played.  Powe along with Glen Davis have recently been receiving more minutes due to KG’s absence and have assured their team they can pick up the slack. Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith scored for 19 and 18 points respectively for the Nuggets, but their efforts were not able to help Denver close the gap at any point in the game.  Boston lead at the half 60-37 and the lead blossomed even more from there.  The C’s were looking for revenge after Denver gave them one of their four total losses this season in November at the Garden.  Rajon Rondo said coach Doc Rivers “gave a great motivational speech.  He told us they bullied us last time.”  This time around the Celtics certainly showed who the better team was, increasing the deficit to 38 points by the time the final horn sounded. Look for the Celtics next game as they travel to LA this Wednesday to take on the Clippers at 10:30 pm. Boston Celtics tickets are available now!

Rondo Leads KG-Less Celtics Past Suns

Posted by Ace Staff on February 23rd, 2009

On Sunday afternoon the Boston Celtics improved to 10-0 when Rajon Rondo scores over 18 points. Rondo had more than that in the first half alone.  The C’s point guard had more than that in the first half alone, on the way to a career-high 32-point game. With KG out for 2-3 weeks with a a right knee strain, Rondo made a strong case for being included in any “Big-Three” talk in the short term. Rounding out the C’s top scorers, Ray Allen had 31 points, and Paul Pierce had 26 (going 10-10 from the free throw line). The Celtics overpowered the Suns, shooting over 63% from the field. “Guys step up and play their roles even better when Kevin is out,” Rajon Rondo told the AP’s Bob Baum. The Celtics face off against the Denver Nuggets on Monday night at 9:00pm. With the win, the Celtics are just half a game behind the Eastern Conference leader Cleveland Cavaliers. Boston Celtics tickets are available now!

Garnett Hurt in Loss to Jazz

Posted by Ace Staff on February 20th, 2009

In the middle of the Boston Celtics‘ Thursday night contest against the Utah Jazz, they not only lost an 11 point lead, but also Kevin Garnett. Garnett came down awkwardly on his right knee after a layup, and did not return for the rest of the game. The Celtics, in the midst of a 19-turnover game, could not hang on to their lead and fell back behind the Jazz, despite stellar play and a double double for Kendrick Perkins. Aside from the injury, the Celtics were hampered by sloppy offensive play. The C’s had a total of 19 turnovers, and missed almost a third of their free throws. “I think our defense was great and gave us a chance to win the game,” Doc Rivers tolds the AP’s Doug Alden. “It really came down to free throws by us and turnovers. We make our free throws, we win the game. And we if we don’t turn the ball over, we win the game.” The Celtics will try to get back on track against the  Phoenix Suns on Sunday. Boston Celtics Tickets are available now!

NCAA Sweet 16, Elite 8 Coming to Boston

Posted by Ace Staff on February 18th, 2009

The 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament goes through Boston this year. Part of the Northeastern leg of the tournament will be held in Boston. On March 26th and March 28th the eyes of the sports world will be fixed on the TD Banknorth Garden as the Northeastern Regional field is whittled down to a single Final Four representative. Each session includes tickets to multiple exciting games. The host of the tournament dates, Boston College, has knocked off two top teams this year, so expect them to make a strong showing in the tournament. NCAA Tournament Tickets are available now!

Celtics Interested in Raja Bell

Posted by Ace Staff on February 18th, 2009

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports that the Boston Celtics inquired about Bobcats’ vet Raja Bell. Bell proved himself to be very capable in the postseason with the Phoenix Suns, and seems to be the type of player that would easily fit into the C’s system. However, the green have been unsuccessful trying to move JR Giddens thus far, and are lacking in potential players to trade for Bell. Boston Celtics tickets are available now!

Bruins Beat Canes, First Team to 40 Wins

Posted by Ace Staff on February 18th, 2009

After a four game skid that included two regulation and two overtime losses, the Boston Bruins showed up big against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Carolina would start off the scoring with the a Matt Cullen goal in the 11th minute of the first period.  After that, it was all Bruins. Blake Wheeler put Boston on the board with a power play goal with less than three minutes left in the first. Sean Hnidy hit the back of the net on a David Krejci assist five minutes into the second. In the third period, the B’s opened it up. In just one minute of game time, Krejci scored on a power play, and Chuck Kobasew (fed by Zdeno Chara and PJ Axelsson) hit a shorthanded shot to give the black and gold a 4-1 lead. Patrice Bergeron put the nail in the coffin by scoring on an empty canes net with less than a minute left. Even after the losing skid, the Bruins still have the best record and most points in the NHL. Their 88 points are three ahead of the Western Conference best San Jose Sharks , and 11 ahead of the Washington Capitals; the closest team in the East. The Bruins will travel to Florida to face the Panthers on Saturday, February 21st. Boston Bruins tickets are available now!