A frustrated Kevin Garnett took exception with the boos that rained down on the parquet during Boston's 106-96 loss to the Washington Wizards on Friday night. The Celtics heard it from the TD Garden crowd as the Celtics fell behind by 28 in the second quarter. "Well, I mean we are at home, we look for our fans to give energy, to give us a spark when the times are tough," Garnett said. "It doesn't help when the boos happen but we are a group of veterans and we are a group that is a real team.

Andray Blatche had 31 points and 11 rebounds, Shaun Livingston added 25 and the Washington Wizards raced out to a 28-point second-quarter lead as the Celtics were manhandled in a 106-96 loss Friday night at TD Garden. The Wizards scored 18 straight points bridging the first and second quarters as part of a 27-2 run as Washington built a 47-19 advantage. Rajon Rondo led Boston with 17 while Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were a combined 7-of-24. Nate Robinson hit consecutive 3-pointers in the final minute to help draw Boston to with six twice.

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have requested waivers on forward Marcus Landry. Landry, a 6-foot-7 forward, was acquired by the Celtics along with guard Nate Robinson on February 18. Landry appeared in one game for the Celtics after he was acquired from New York and played three minutes. In 18 combined games for New York and Boston this season Landry averaged 2.4 points and 1.1 rebounds in 6.2 minutes per game.

Celtics coach Doc Rivers made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning and talked about Rasheed Wallace's recent behavior, including a run-in between the player and coach during Sunday's win over Cleveland. "I don't know what exactly happened with Rasheed," Rivers said. "I know he felt that the official said something to him. Once that started, I could see Rasheed was not coming back [emotionally], let's say. Once you get to the that state where emotionally you're over the line ...

No matter how much they insist that the regular season is meaningless from here on out, the Celtics needed to get a win Wednesday night against the Raptors.



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The Celtics got back to their winning ways with a 115-104 victory over the Raptors in Toronto Wednesday night as Rajon Rondo scored 21 points and Michael Finley came off the bench to score 14. Read more in the Fast Break.

It doesn’t matter if the Knicks came into the game with 49 wins or 49 losses. The Celtics biggest problem was not their opponent. In many ways, they beat themselves.



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The Celtics lost to the Knicks, 104-101, in a back-and-forth battle in New York. Danilo Gallinai led all players with 31 points. Earl Barron, who recently signed a 10-day contract with the Knicks, posted a double-double with 17 points and 18 rebounds. Ray Allen led the Celtics with 17 points. The Celtics failed to move up in the Eastern Conference standings after the Atlanta Hawks lost to the Charlotte Bobcats.

WALTHAM -- Doc Rivers said he has worked things out with Rasheed Wallace following their on-court dispute in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Cavaliers. The two spoke at practice on Monday before the team's trip to New York for Tuesday's game with the Knicks. "Rasheed's emotional, he's been emotional and some of that won't change. I can accept that," Rivers said. "As a coach, when an emotional hijack happens, your job is to get your team to function. You can't focus on the one at that point." 

 

There really wasn’t anything on the line Sunday afternoon when the Celtics hosted the Cavaliers, except for pride.



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