After covering the 2008 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans for Hoopsworld, I was excited to cover the festivities again this year. But what was supposed to be a quick flight to Dallas turned into a 22-hour journey that had too many twists and turns not to share.

Thursday, Feb. 11



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With trade rumors swirling around a possible acquisition of Knicks guard Nate Robinson, the Celtics found themselves locked in an early offensive struggle against one of the fastest-paced teams in the league.



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“It’s not right. I think it's all of our jobs to rectify this travesty.”

Bill Walton on Dennis Johnson not being elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006



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DALLAS — All-Star Weekend is viewed by many players as friendly competition. Yet for Kevin Garnett, it still was very much a game that he wanted to win. After the East defeated the West on Sunday night, Garnett’s teammates revealed the impact he made on the squad.



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The first significant NBA trade deadline domino to fall came over the weekend when the Mavericks acquired Caron Butler from the Wizards, completing a long-rumored exchange.



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DALLAS – You could hear Paul Pierce coming from down the hallway. He strutted into the interview room clutching his newest piece of hardware and sporting a smile from ear-to-ear.

“I came to win!” he proclaimed with a laugh.



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At what point does a string of bad performances become a problem that can’t be fixed? At what point does the Celtics' run of uninspired second-half play inspire Danny Ainge to do something to change the mix?



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Before we dive into the Ray Allen trade rumors, let’s start with a premise: The Celtics don’t want to trade him for two reasons.



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A week ago after a nationally televised loss, the Celtics stood up after their latest fourth-quarter collapse against an elite team and accepted collective responsibility for their breakdown.



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