How will Brad Stevens handle the rest of this Celtics season?PREGAME



BEN ROHRBACH

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As the Warriors’ lead ballooned to 30 by the end of the third quarter, Celtics fans grew restless at the Garden.

While saying that he wanted to move past the Rajon Rondo controversy regarding the point guard skipping a team flight to Sacramento, Celtics president of Danny Ainge revealed Wednesday morning that the team knew of Rondo’s plans in advance and requested that he remain with the team.

Gerald Wallace is officially out for the remainder of the season, the Celtics announced on Tuesday. He underwent separate arthroscopic surgeries to repair a torn meniscus on his left knee and bone spurs in his left ankle.

Gerald Wallace is officially out for the remainder of the season, the Celtics announced on Tuesday. He underwent separate arthroscopic surgeries to repair a torn meniscus on his left knee and bone spurs in his left ankle.

Thus ends the first season of the cumbersome three years and $30.3 million remaining on his contract when Boston acquired him in the trade that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Nets this past summer.

After failing to show up for his introductory press conference, he professed his love for David Ortiz and Tom Brady at Media Day. That’s where the highlights of his first Celtics season begin and end. The former NBA All-Star averaged 5.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.3 steals in 24.4 minutes over 58 games — all while regularly calling out his teammates over a lack of effort.

Meanwhile, Kelly Olynyk (toe) has shed his walking boot and could return from his two-game absence for Wednesday’s home tilt agains the Warriors. Likewise, Avery Bradley (ankle) will undergo an MRI to determine his status, according to reports out of Celtics practice.

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Ben Rohrbach

The Celtics‘€™ made a game of it, but that would be the extent of the C’€™s success against Indiana Saturday night at TD Garden.

The Celtics‘€™ made a game of it, but that would be the extent of the C’€™s success against Indiana Saturday night at TD Garden.

Brad Stevens‘€™ team ‘€“ carrying the NBA’€™s fourth-worst record against the team with the top mark in the league ‘€“ had it within two with 1:31 left. But a Paul George 3-pointer put things out of reach, helping hand the Pacers a 102-97 win over the Celts.

Jeff Green led the Celtics, scoring 27 points in 43 minutes, while Kris Humphries chipped in with 18 points and 10 boards after getting the start at center.

Playing a season-high 38 minutes, Rajon Rondo dished out 11 assists, but went just 4-of-11 from the floor. Jared Sullinger returned from a three-game hiatus due to a concussion, playing 24 minutes and scoring 10 points.

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WEEI

The Celtics revealed Friday that Gerald Wallace has a torn meniscus in his knee. He is likely to require surgery and could miss the remainder of the season.

Brad Stevens says an MRI has revealed a torn meniscus for Gerald Wallace. Says Wallace had been playing with pain for some time.

The Celtics revealed Friday that Gerald Wallace has a torn meniscus in his knee. He is likely to require surgery and could miss the remainder of the season.

 

Stevens said Wallace had been playing in pain for some time before an MRI showed the extent of the injury.

Wallace, who was averaging 5.1 points and 3.7 rebounds this season, had a strong game Wednesday with 12 points and 10 rebounds in a win over the Hawks.

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Jerry Spar

The Celtics announced Friday that they have signed 6-foot-5 guard Chris Babb to a 10-day contract.

Babb, who turned 24 two weeks ago, was playing for the D-League’s Maine Red Claws, averaging 12.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 37.5 minutes over 33 games.

Babb, who is known as a good 3-point shooter, played five games for the Celtics in the preseason, averaging 3.2 points in 6.0 minutes per game.