The Celtics announced Thursday that they have waived forwards Stephane Lasme, Keith “Tiny” Gallon, and guard Mario West.  Lasme, a 6-foot-8 215 lbs forward, averaged 4.1 points and 2.6 rebounds in 12.6 minutes per game during the 2010 preseason for the Celtics. West, a 6-foot-5 210 lbs guard, appeared in all eight preseason games for the Celtics averaging 0.7 points and 0.7 rebounds in 7.3 minutes per game. Gallon, a 6-foot-9 290 lbs forward, was signed by the Celtics on Oct. 19 and dressed for the game against New Jersey on Oct. 20.

 

Chris Mannix from Sports Illustrated joined Dale & Holley to talk about the Celtics, the Heat and why LeBron James should have kept his Twitter messages to himself. Mannix thinks that Kevin Garnett will have a bounce-back season and put himself back into the mix of elite players in the NBA. "I think that Garnett is a great player, even now," Mannix said. "I think that knee is all the way back. I see him moving on the court a different way than I saw last year.

Doc Rivers didn’t coach the Celtics Wednesday night, but his imprint was all over his team's second-half comeback against the New Jersey Nets i



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Following his team's 102-97 win Wednesday night in the preseason finale against New Jersey, Celtics captain Paul Pierce said he believe that his current team of veterans has a 'window' of opportunity to win another NBA title. 

 

The Celtics cut Stephane Lasme and Mario West after Wednesday's game with the Nets, which makes it likely that Von Wafer will be on the final 15-man roster, but Wafer said he has not been told definitely yet whether he has made the team. "No, not yet," Wafer said. "If I don’t, I just want to go somewhere and play basketball. I’m 25 years old, it’s time for me to play."

 

Paul Pierce scored a game-high 17 points while Shaquille O'Neal scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Celtics beat the New Jersey Nets, 107-92, in their preseason finale at TD Garden. The Celtics finished the preseason 7-1. 

 

We are on the brink of a historic NBA season, one that has been several years in the making.



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The Celtics and Miami Heat are getting ready to open the season next Tuesday night at TD Garden in one of the most anticipated regular season games in NBA history. And Ray Allen, for one, believes the general public is much more excited to see the new-look Miami team with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh than the defending Eastern Conference champion Celtics.  

 

Celtics coach Doc Rivers underwent a biopsy Sunday morning after his doctor found a spot on his throat three weeks ago. The good news for the coach is that the results came back clean. "They found cancerous lesions," Rivers said after the team conducted an open practice for season ticket holders at TD Garden. "They had to make sure there was nothing there, and there was nothing, so I’m good. I’m going to be around for a while it looks like." 

 

Let's get this out of the way right from the start: Lawrence Frank is not Tom Thibodeau.



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