It’s an ever-changing landscape on the trade market right now, with multiple reports coming in that talks between the Celtics and Clippers involving Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers are heating up yet again as we suspected. With an endless flurry of reports and tweets hitting the web at every hour, it’s time to separate the [...]
With the Doc Rivers coaching watch heating up to a fever pitch in the past few days with a countless number of credible reports, we decided it’s time to get our crew back together and address the speculation. 1. On a scale of 1-10, how confident are you Doc Rivers will coach the Celtics next [...]
Despite all the rehab, Rajon Rondo is finding ways to keep busy this offseason. Just a couple weeks after appearing on E!’s Fashion Police show, the point guard was back on TV last night, in a fun segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live called Mean Tweets. In it, celebrities, or in this case NBA players, read [...]
The whispers around Paul Pierce’s future with the Celtics continue to surface in the fourth week of Boston’s offseason. Unconfirmed report after unconfirmed report has circled in, stating anything from Pierce’s house being on the market, to the team being “likely” to buy him out. Locally, plenty of Celtics fans seem resigned to the fact [...]
It was a tough start to the offseason last week for Terrence Williams. After standing out as one of the bright spots on the Celtics roster late last season, he was taken into custody last week with the disturbing allegation that he pulled a gun during a domestic dispute with his son’s mother and her [...]
What has Rajon Rondo been up to this offseason beyond rehabbing his ACL injury? Rubbing elbows with Joan Rivers, that’s what. Just one summer after spending some time showing off his fashion sense in an internship with GQ, Rondo went one-on-one with Rivers on E’s Fashion Police, since well he has some time on his [...]
And with that, the road trip mercifully ends. It’s only fitting that the C’s would allow this game to go to overtime. I mean, why not play an extra five minutes of basketball on a SEGABABA, on the road, and at the end of long roadtrip? It’s not exactly how they drew it up, and give Utah enough credit to fill the world’s fourth largest terminal lake for taking the C’s to the brink. They may not have played much defense, but they were as ferocious as a horse-headed crocodile!* The Jazz really made things difficult by making shots and hustling.* Seriously. Read the Great Salt Lake’s Wikipedia page.
It’s a make or miss league. You hear Doc say it all the time. Usually, he’s referring to those tough, game-changing buckets. The kind that can really break team’s will. Tonight, it was all about the wide-open variety. In the second half, the Celtics missed a lot empty-gymers. My unofficial count for missed threes in the third quarter: Jason Terry (1), Jeff Green (1), and Paul Pierce (2). Despite missing opens ones, Paul Pierce was an absolute killer tonight. Credit DeMarre Carroll for both making it hard on Pierce and for having four r’s in his full name. Neither are easy to pull off and Carroll makes it look easier than most. Even with Carroll’s effectiveness, Pierce was just too much. Sometimes, the isos induce eye-rolls. It was great to see Pierce convert would-be back-breaking jumpers into actual calls to the chiropractor.
Gordon Hayward has a huge advantage in looking like a cabbage-patch kid that got his hands on some stolen Nerdluck goods. I’m convinced his angelic mug completely disarms his opponents and causes them to not take him seriously. That is, until he destroys you (I’m looking at you Paul Pierce and Celtics’ transition defense). In addition, that mop-top exaggerates contact in a natural way Paul Pierce would kill for.
The Celtics had to have this game. After losing last night, it’s clear the Celtics weren’t going to take any chances. This is why Terrence Williams didn’t have to take hit shooting shirt off and Jordan Crawford shouldn’t have. Who knows? It may be an indication that both of them are falling out of favor. Personally, I hope not. I doubt either will be a meaningful contributor come playoff time. But I want to see them get a lot of minutes as the season winds down, the veterans rest up, and the playoffs are positioned.
With the Celtics leading 108-105, I thought of the perfect Tweet, yet wasn’t actually near my computer. “Don’t let DeMarre Caroll hit a long two and tie the game!” What was up with those Utah score keepers? I understand it’s hard to see where a player’s feet are on the opposite side of the court but that’s why the officials signal the difference. I happened to notice them right away. The first one I had to rewind and verify I wasn’t losing my mind. The second one was definitely a “aw, hell naw, not again!”