Paul Pierce is sometime soon going to join Celtics lore as one of the greats in the
history of the franchise. Let’s hope he can add another championship to his legacy sure to include his jersey in the TD Garden rafters along greats such as Larry Bird, John Havlicek, Kevin McHale,Dennis Johnson,Bob Cousy, Robert Parish, and Bill Russell!
During the Celtics 103-91 victory Paul Pierce showed that he’s still got game! He scored a whopping 40 points on 13 of 16 shooting and going a perfect 6 for 6 from the free throw line!
Rajon Rondo chipped in an extra 20 points along with 8 assists while Jason Terry and Kevin Garnett had 15 and 12 respectively. Pierce scored his points as he has done many times in his career under pressure as the Celtics were playing poor defense and nearly blew a 20-point lead.
Cavaliers Head Coach Byron Scott admitted reluctantly after the game” There was nothing we could do with him(Pierce) tonight” Scott also referred to Pierce as a future Hall of Famer! I guess Byron Scott would know because he’ll probably be a future Hall of Famer himself! All in all it was an impressive Basketball display from a long-time seasoned veteran Paul Pierce. A rarity these days, as not only has the 35 year old Pierce had a long 10 years plus career but he has spent his entire playing career in one uniform, that of the Boston Celtics!!!!
The Celtics are still working on playing more consistently like this…for now they are hovering around .500 with a 13-12 record but are very much in the Atlantic Conference playoff race! They bounced back last week to win at home against a tough Philly team and then beat Dallas in a wild Texas double overtime shootout which they won 117-115. They lost to Houston in an emotional reunion with Kevin McHale and Kevin Garnett where the game was just a backstory to the meeting of the two greatest Kevins to play the game. A game in which McHale was dealing with some of the hardships of life with some help from his friend/protege’ KG! The week also saw losses to San Antonio and Chicago before Pierce put his own punctuation mark on this Celtics Season and the fact that they will be in it until the end! Go Celts Go!
Earlier in this season, some were speculating as to whether Paul Pierce was going to be able to produce like he had in years past. His numbers were mediocre at best it seemed. But Wednesday Paul Pierce came out and showed that he is still “The Truth.”
Wednesday the Celtics defeated the Cavaliers 103-91 with Paul Pierce being a +29 on the floor. Pierce scored 40 points that night going 6 for 7 from three point range, 13 for 16 from the floor, and a perfect 8 for 8 from the free throw line. He also added 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, and 1 block. To sum it all up, Pierce was stellar. His shooting percentage was off the charts after shooting 43% on the year leading up to this game. Pierce’s 40 points helped end the Celtics three game losing streak.
Overall, it was a great night for the Celtics, with Rondo scoring 20 points and dishing out 8 assists, and Jason Terry and Kevin Garnett combining for 27 points. If the Celtics want to keep moving on this road towards victory, this is what they need to be seeing. Their big men need to step up, Rondo needs to be on point, and Pierce needs to keep shooting well. If all these things can be accomplished, the Celtics just might be on their way to banner number eighteen.
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The Celtics just cannot seem to build up any type of consistency right now, a troubling sign considering there are some much-improved teams in the Eastern Conference this season.
As of now Boston is 12-11 on the season, which is only good for third place in the Atlantic Division. They’re currently a game back of the Brooklyn Nets for second and 5.5 games back of the New York Knicks for the top spot.
The Celtics are in the middle of a tough road trip that’s seen them already play and lose to the Houston Rockets (101-89) and San Antonio Spurs (103-88).
On Tuesday night they will try and close out the trip on a positive note when they pay a visit to the Chicago Bulls. The NBA picks for this one will vary, but you know Boston will come out with a lot of energy to end this little slide they’re on.
The Celtics are sitting at 11-9 on the season, putting them in fourth place in a very competitive Atlantic Division. It’s time to take a look at their upcoming opponents this week to see if they can build up some momentum.
With the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers all playing sound basketball, the Celtics can no longer afford to slack off during the regular season, or they risk losing out on a playoff spot.
Boston has now alternated wins and losses over their last seven games heading into Wednesday’s home date with the Dallas Mavericks. The public may be all over the Celtics with their NBA picks for this matchup, but the Mavericks are performing at a reasonably high level even without Dirk Nowitzki on the court.
The schedule only gets tougher for the Celtics though, as they’ll play two road games over the week.
As the Boston Celtics 2013 season continues its topsy-turvy trajectory, everyone’s still guessing whether or not they’ll make it to the playoffs. Rondo is out but the Celts seem to be on fire! The Celtics defense broke out of inconsistency to propel the team to a run of better performances against Philadelphia, the Trail Blazers and 76ers.
The Celtics’ longest winning streak this term has been three games, which when combined with point-guard Rajon Rondo’s ridiculous shoving of the Nets’ Kris Jeffiries and the resultant 2-game suspension might add up to a very poor season.
Fortunately, the Celts beat the OK Thunder 108-100, before going on to claim an overtime victory over Orlando in Florida. Rondo will now be back, and the whole silly Nets issue put behind them, so let’s hope the Celtics don’t buckle and continue this progress. The win over upstarts Portland didn’t hurt either, with Jeff Green really doing the business by scoring 19 points.
Week 4 of the NBA season was very up and down for the Boston Celtics. On the up side of things they battled their way back above.500. On the downward side, star point-guard Rajon Rondo was suspended for two games after a senseless shoving match in their loss against the New Jersey Nets on Wednedsday Night! Furthermore, the week would end on a big upswing as the Celtics won by 20+ points on Friday night against the Portland Blazers.
Next up a Saturday December 1, 2012 matchup against the difficult to beat Milwaukee Bucks will show if the Rondo-less win streak will continue!
Speaking of streaks. Sadly, we will not know if Rondo could have beaten Magic Johnson’s record of most games with at least 10+ assists! In a scuffle with the Brooklyn Nets” Kris Jeffiries, Rondo was ejected from the game after the “Shove heard around the NBA World!” This happened early in the contest, after a hard foul on teammate Kevin Garnett caused Rondo to push Jeffiries sparking a team shoving match flareup! The league office decided this was inappropriate and Rondo will be suspended for 2 games. The team was in disarray and lost the contest to the early-season league leading Brooklyn Nets 83-95!
Fortunately, for the Celtics this was the only let down of the week! After beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-100 in impressive fashion last week, they steadily climbed above the .500 mark to win in OT down in Orlando 116-110. They also beat Portland handily at home 96-78. So needless to say the Celtics are soaring again. If you also like to watch NCAA it’s easy to bet on College Basketball as well. One more game without Rondo and then he should be back and ready to go but if the Celtics keep playing team basketball like they did Friday night, they should be fine either way! In fact #4 Jason Terry and #8 Jeff Green stepped up to score 17 and 19 points respectively!
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