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  1. Boston’s offense is problem, fixes may have to come from within

    Jan 25, 2013, 12:39 PM EDT

    Doc Rivers, Rajon Rondo

    Boston is two games below .500 and it’s become evident this isn’t a problem isn’t gong away easily. Boston’s offense is 21st in the NBA scoring just one point per possession (100 per 100 possessions, via Hoopdata, well below the league average of 102.7). Thing is, that’s slightly better than the 98.7 the Celtics averaged…

  2. Report: Celtics interested in J.J. Redick to help shooting

    Jan 25, 2013, 9:59 AM EDT

    J.J. Redick

    Despite GM Danny Ainge’s protestations that the Celtics wouldn’t be shaking things up at the deadline, the loss to the New York Knicks at home Thursday was a sign they may want to shake things up at the deadline. Their biggest need is a big and help scoring some points inside (Timofey Mozgov?) but they…

  3. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Kyrie Irving outduels Rajon Rondo

    Jan 23, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Kyrie Irving, Avery Bradley

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while waiting five days for that goat cheese fire to butn itself out… Thunder 109, Clippers 98: This was a four-point game at the half, then Kevin Durant happened. The Clippers were without their star in Chris Paul — bruised knee — but…

  4. Doc Rivers: We need to find right player combos “or we’re going to get some guys out of here”

    Jan 21, 2013, 1:55 AM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Boston Celtics

    Doc Rivers is frustrated. And he should be — his Celtics were just plain bad in a loss to the Pistons on Sunday. They shot just 39.8 percent and were handled pretty easily by the Pistons. After the game, Rivers let those frustrations spill over when talking to the media, reports A. Sherrod Blakely of…

  5. The Extra Pass: Rookie Report

    Jan 18, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

    The Extra Pass is a new daily column that’s designed to give you a better look at a theme, team, player or scheme. Today, we ask you to put down your TPS report and pick up the Rookie Report: Since we’re near the halfway point of the season, it’s time to revisit the rookie class…

  6. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Dallas makes the Clippers work for it

    Jan 10, 2013, 8:01 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Clippers

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the games yesterday in NBA action. Or, what you missed while listening to an ice record… Spurs 108, Lakers 105: The Lakers went on a 13-2 run in the fourth quarter to make this game interesting down the stretch, but in the end the result was the fifth straight Los…

  7. Report: Celtics, Mavericks among four teams trying to work Cousins trade

    Dec 31, 2012, 10:53 AM EDT

    DeMarcus Cousins, Harrions Barnes

    Know this — the scenario about to be laid out tells you what DeMarcus Cousins and his people are thinking and hoping for. What it does not do is tell you the reality of the situation. Not in the least. The reality here is a complex dynamic that starts with Cousins firing his long-time agent…

  8. Want to know if the Clippers are for real? Ask the Celtics (who lost to them by 29)

    Dec 28, 2012, 3:11 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin, Jared Sullinger

    I’ve done some sports talk radio spots the last few days around the nation and this still seems to be the question on a lot of sports fans lips: Are the Clippers really that good? Like title contender good? Why don’t you go ask Doc Rivers or the Celtics? Or Rajon Rondo? Or Paul Pierce?…

  9. Quote of the Day: Doc Rivers compliments Sullinger. Sort of.

    Dec 26, 2012, 2:31 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers looks on in the second quarter of their NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in New York

    “Jared was wonderful. He’s such a smart player. When you watch him, you don’t see rookie. You just see a big fat guy playing basketball.” —Doc Rivers, Celtics coach, throwing some kind words toward Jared Sullinger… sort of. Quote via the Boston Globe. Sullinger had a 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting, plus 7 rebounds in…

  10. Celtics show promise in Christmas win. Nets… it wasn’t pretty.

    Dec 25, 2012, 4:22 PM EDT

    Jared Sullinger, Andray Blatche

    Boston should be better than a .500 team, which is how they came into Christmas Day. We keep expecting them to have a nice easy win, a jumpstart to start finding their groove. They need to find a team that would roll over and pretty much die for them. Enter the Nets on Christmas. How…

  11. Reggie Evans receives warning for flopping (VIDEO)

    Nov 18, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green reacts after Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans steals the ball in the second half of their NBA basketball game in New York

    Reggie Evans, as Steve Kerr mentions in the video clip above, was somewhat featured in the video compilation that the league put together to show teams and media before the season to demonstrate the types of plays that players would be warned for this year under the new rules against flopping. Apparently, he didn’t get…

  12. New Celtics learn the hard way: Driving in Boston sucks

    Nov 9, 2012, 9:04 AM EDT

    boston gridlock

    If you’re not from Boston and you visit there (and you should), I have two words for you: Mass Transit. Take the T. Walk, Boston is a very walkable city. Take cabs. Take the dang Duckboat. But think twice about driving. I’m from Los Angeles and I don’t like driving in Boston. There are a…

  13. Garnett says Sullinger is like Perkins… without the defense

    Nov 7, 2012, 10:38 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics' Sullinger has ball stripped from his hands by Milwaukee Bucks' Sanders during their NBA basketball game in Boston

    Kevin Garnett really likes Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger. The highest praise for him might be this — on a veteran, contending team Doc Rivers is giving him nearly 19 minutes a game. Kevin Garnett tried to pay him a better compliment — comparing him to Kendrick Perkins on the Celtics official Web site. “He reminds…

  14. Four teams that could head off a Lakers vs. Heat NBA final

    Oct 29, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT

    Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett

    It’s the consensus of prognosticators (and me as well) — the NBA finals will be the Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers. Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James. You can already sense David Stern drooling like a Pavlovian dog thinking about the television ratings. What teams could destroy David Stern’s dream? There are four. While we…

  15. Signs point toward Brandon Bass starting for Celtics

    Oct 25, 2012, 8:32 AM EDT

    Brandon Bass, Rajon Rondo

    The cult of Jared Sullinger is growing fast in Boston. The rookie power forward out of Ohio State slipped down the draft board because of injury reports and because he’s not as athletic, he doesn’t play above the rim like some of the guys taken in front of him. But he can play — he’s…

  16. GMs predict Heat to beat Lakers for title, LeBron to get MVP

    Oct 22, 2012, 12:28 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat - Game Five

    The Lakers are the sexy new girl on the block, the latest super team to land the disgruntled star of another franchise, the team everybody says can challenge the Miami Heat for an NBA title. But NBA GMs still think the Heat get the ring. And LeBron gets another MVP. The NBA conducts an annual…

  17. Celtics Bass, Pierce suffer minor injuries Thursday night

    Oct 19, 2012, 10:10 AM EDT

    Paul Pierce

    Neither one is likely all that serious, and this year’s Celtics have the depth to deal with these kind of things better that past squads, but still this is not ideal. Both Paul Pierce and Brandon Bass came out limping after the Celtics preseason beat down of the Nets Thursday night. Pierce injured himself in…

  18. Kevin Garnett has found himself a pupil in Jared Sullinger

    Oct 18, 2012, 3:41 PM EDT

    Italy Celtics  EA7 Emporio Armani Basketball

    Jared Sullinger is the kind of rookie who fits in on a veteran Celtics team. He’s not a guy who came in with a big ego, he’s not a guy who came in with a high-flying game. He’s more old school, lots of moves below the rim. That’s why Kevin Garnett likes the guy. That…

  19. Even in preseason, risks of small ball begin to show

    Oct 15, 2012, 12:04 PM EDT

    Matt Barnes, Ray Allen

    In Shanghai we saw it — Chris Bosh and the assortment of other Heat centers could do little to slow the bigger, stronger DeAndre Jordan short of fouling him. With Chris Paul feeding him the rock, Jordan shot 8-for-8 in a Clippers win. In Hartford we saw it — the Knicks went to the Raymond…

  20. The Celtics may bench Brandon Bass for Jared Sullinger. Quick question: Why?

    Oct 13, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

    Brandon Bass

    From the Boston Herald: “I have no comment on that question. No comment,” Bass responded when asked if he cared whether he started. “We have to keep getting better as a team. I think (coach Doc Rivers) will make the best decision for the team.” Rivers raised eyebrows earlier in the week when he speculated…

  21. Friday And-1 Links: Discussing coming out in the NBA

    Oct 12, 2012, 9:15 PM EDT

    NBA: NOV 16 Pistons v Lakers

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • Statistically speaking, there is somebody playing in the NBA right now who is…

  22. Could Jared Sullinger become rookie starter for Celtics?

    Oct 11, 2012, 8:41 AM EDT

    Italy Celtics  EA7 Emporio Armani Basketball

    Jared Sullinger slid down the draft board back in June because doctors had red-flagged his back. There might be surgery needed. He fell all the way to the Celtics, a team with a solid veteran power forward in Brandon Bass — a guy who hit some big shots and played a role in the team…

  23. Kevin Garnett can’t be bothered to learn rookies’ names

    Oct 9, 2012, 4:33 PM EDT

    Italy Celtics  EA7 Emporio Armani Basketball

    Hey rook, Kevin Garnett will bother to learn your name when you prove it’s worth his time. And you are nowhere close. Nowhere. Close. It’s almost a running joke, around the Celtics facilities Garnett does not bother to call Boston’s crop of rookies by their names. Hasn’t in the past, he’s not going to start…

  24. Rondo thinks this year’s Celtics are “our best shot”

    Oct 9, 2012, 10:07 AM EDT

    Rajon Rondo

    Optimism is running very high in Boston. Last season the Celtics made a run all the way to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, then this summer the Celtics added Jason Terry and Jeff Green — they got deeper and better. So expectations are high. And Rajon Rondo is talking them up. Here is…

  25. Monday And-1 links: Royce White joins Rockets; more camp notes

    Oct 8, 2012, 11:05 PM EDT

    Royce White

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like men love Mila Kunis. • Rookie Royce White joined the Houston Rockets training…

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