|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 26, 2014 at 9:10 PM||comments (1)|
This wasn't the prettiest game of the year, but it had some touching moments in the first quarter, and before the game when the Garden gave KG and Pierce a proper salute. As for the game, both teams struggled to score the...Read Full Post »
|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 24, 2014 at 11:15 PM||comments (0)|
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The Kevin Durant-less Thunder picked apart Boston in the second half. The Celtics were in the game, trailing the Thunder 50-46 at the half. But the Thunder never looked back after out scoring Boston 27-13 in the third quarter. The Celtics wouldn't rally in this one at home, they lost 101-83 to OKC.
Jeff Green scored a team-high 16 points for Boston on 7-of-17 shooting (just 1-of-8 beyond ...
|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 21, 2014 at 11:25 PM||comments (0)|
After trailing by 18 in the first half, the Celtics made this one a game. The Celtics hounded the Heat all night, and the C's eventually took a 84-82 lead in the 4th quarter. Down the stretch the Celtics couldn't make the shots that they needed to. Rondo went to the free throw line with 40 seconds to go with the Celtics down 90-86. As for Rondo, this wasn't his finest hour. He missed both free throws, and he was field goal less for the night shooting 0-of-8, and missing 3 of his 4 free throws...Read Full Post »
|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 15, 2014 at 11:40 PM||comments (0)|
The Celtics didn't make this easy, they had an 18 point lead late in the third quarter, and they entered the 4th up 16. The Celtics held off Toronto in the end, 88-83. This was a big game for Sully, he ended with a career high 20 rebounds, and he also finished with 20 points. This was the first 20-20 game since Garnett did it in his first game as a Celtic in 2007.
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The Celtics wanted this game badly, they showed it by grabbing a season-high 58 rebounds, out reboundi...
|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 13, 2014 at 10:20 PM||comments (0)|
The Celtics jumped out on the Rockets 27-19 in the first quarter, and things fell apart since that point. The Rockets changed the game when they came out firing in the second quarter. The Rockets out scored the Celtics 33-16 in the frame, and it set the tone for things to come. The Celtics showed some life in the 4th quarter, Brooks got some playing time, and he made the best of his opportunity, not at the stat sheet, with just 2 points, but he looked good, and got his shots up.
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|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 11, 2014 at 12:40 AM||comments (0)|
I wanted to go outside and scream from the top of my lungs after this one. I wanted this one so much. The Celtics hung around in this one, and they played hard once again. The Celtics held a two-p...Read Full Post »
|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 8, 2014 at 11:00 PM||comments (0)|
The Celtics fought and clawed back into this game more then a few times, they fell behind 16 a couple of times, and they nearly stole the game. The Celtics lost 111-105, but with an action packed final minute, where the Celtics got within 4 points, and then nearly stole the ball with 16 seconds to go. Bayless was called for a questio...Read Full Post »
|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 5, 2014 at 10:45 PM||comments (0)|
The Celtics remained within distance for most of the first half, but things took a turn for the worse after the half. A 10-0 run by Oklahoma City midway through the third quarter opened up a 21-point lead for the hosts. The Celtics kept fighting but couldn't get closer than 14 ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 4, 2014 at 3:10 AM||comments (0)|
The Celtics are riding a three game skid, and things seem to be falling apart for the young Celtics who were once the surprise story of the 2013-14 season. The overachieving Celtics dropped another one at home Friday night, 95-92, to the Pelicans. The Celtics couldn't put the ball in the basket, the...Read Full Post »
|Posted by shawn cassidy on December 28, 2013 at 2:15 PM||comments (1)|
First Half stats
The Celtics jumped out on the Cavs to take a 59-44 lead after the first half. Jeff Green led the Celtics with 15 points. Lee led the Celtics with 10 points in the first half off the bench. The Celtics shot 58% from the field, behind AB sh...Read Full Post »
|Posted by shawn cassidy on December 18, 2013 at 11:40 PM||comments (0)|
The Pistons rallied from a 21-point first-half deficit, to beat Boston, 107-106. The Pistons were still up seven with little more than three minutes to go when Boston went on one last run. The Celtics generated a couple timely second-chance baskets. Sullinger had a tip-in, then -- after Wallace drew a foul hustling for an offensive rebound, just like "Crash" does -- Sullinger drilled a 3-pointer with 61 seconds remaining that gave Boston a 105-104 lead. Jennings...Read Full Post »
|Posted by shawn cassidy on December 16, 2013 at 10:20 PM||comments (0)|
Jared Sullinger scored a team-high 24 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go along with 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Jared had a huge 4th quarter in which he scored 17 points in the final quarter. Sullingers big quarter helped the Celtics prevail against a Sota team right there in the thick of things.The Celtics won 101-98, and improve to 12-10 on the season.
Avery Bradley added 19 points on 9-of-17 shooting. Green had one of his rough nights with just 8 points, to his credit...Read Full Post »
|Posted by shawn cassidy on December 13, 2013 at 11:45 PM||comments (1)|
The Celtics jumped out on the Knicks at the end of the first quarter, and into the second quarter to take a 17 point lead. The Knicks would chip away, and late in the third the Knicks would take the lead. The Knicks led by 11 points, and it looked bad for the Celtics. Brad Stevens remained calm, and so did his team who chipped away. The Celtics would prevail to win Friday night 90-86 after coming from behind,
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|Posted by shawn cassidy on December 11, 2013 at 11:40 PM||comments (2)|
Jamal Crawford went into tonights game, leading the NBA in 4th quarter points averaging 7 in the final quarter. He made the Celtics pay in the final minutes hitting back-to-back three's to extend the Clippers to 8, and the Celtics couldn't survive that attack by Jamal Crawford. The Celtics had the lead for a good chunk of the night, they had a 45-39 halftime lead, and they hung around in the 4th coming within 2 points more then a few times.
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Chris Paul nearly had a triple-doubl...
|Posted by shawn cassidy on December 3, 2013 at 11:15 PM||comments (0)|
The Celtics built a 13 point lead in the first quarter but the Bucks would hang around for the entire night. When it looked like the Celtics were going to put the Bucks away the Bucks would come right back into the game.The Celtics finally put some space between the Bucks in the 4th and finished off the Bucks 108-100.
Jordan Crawford scored a team-high 25 points on 8-of-14 shooting (4-of-7 beyond the 3-point...Read Full Post »
|Posted by shawn cassidy on December 1, 2013 at 1:50 AM||comments (0)|
The Bucks were 2-13 heading into Saturday nights game. Two of Milwaukee's three victories this season have come against the Celtics. The Bucks beat the Celtics, 105-98 in Boston. Jared Sullinger scored 21 points and had 14 rebounds, while Jeff Green and Jordan Crawford added 18 points apiece for the Celtics.
The Celtics jumped out on the Bucks posting 27 points, and holding the Bucks to 19 points. The Bucks turned it up on Boston in the second quarter out scoring the Celti...Read Full Post »
|Posted by shawn cassidy on November 29, 2013 at 11:20 PM||comments (0)|
The Celtics had this game from the tip. The Celtics went on a 19-3 run to start the game, and they had the Cavs shooting 1-of-14 during the 19-3 run. The Celtics held the Cavs to 10 first quarter points on 21% shooting. The Cavs cut the lead to 10 after trailing by 25 in the first half. The Celtics would take control for good in the third quarter.
The Celtics got another big game out of Green who had 31 points. Crawford had a triple-double behind 11 points, 10 assists, and ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by shawn cassidy on November 27, 2013 at 11:35 PM||comments (0)|
The first quarter did the Celtics in they lost the frame 27-13. The Celtics couldn't contain Conley in the first quarter. The Celtics won the rest of the quarters and they nearly pulled off a comeback in the final minutes. The C's lost 100-93 Wednesday night to a Grizz team searching for a win. Sully had a huge 4th quarter with 17 points. Sullinger finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds.
Jeff Green was strong with 26 points, and his performance wasn't loud, but it was noti...Read Full Post »
|Posted by shawn cassidy on November 22, 2013 at 9:45 PM||comments (3)|
The Celtics had a 50-42 lead at halftime, and every thing look good despite Olynyk leaving the game with a sprained ankle. Jordan Crawford was 9-9 at the half with 19 points, and everything seemed great. The Celtics had the best defensive team on notice for the first 24 minutes. Once the 3rd quarter started the P...Read Full Post »
|Posted by shawn cassidy on November 21, 2013 at 12:00 AM||comments (1)|
The Celtics hung around for about 36 minutes against the defending West Champs. The Spurs turned it up in the 4th behind Danny Green's three-pointers, and Celtic turnovers. The Celtics had 17 turnovers in the game. Jared Sullinger, made his first start of the season he had a double-double by halftime, and finished with a team-high 19 points and a career-high 17 rebounds.
The Celtics starting unit came...Read Full Post »