During his weekly appearance on the The Big Show, Celtics president Danny Ainge was asked for his view of the situation involving Kevin Garnett and Detroit forward Charlie Villanueva. The Pistons' forward wrote on Twitter that Garnett called him a "cancer patient" during the Celts' Tuesday night win over the Pistons. Ainge was quick to support Garnett's assertion that he was referring to Villanueva's role on his team and not any medical situation.

 

In Ray Allen's appearance on the Dale & Holley show, the All-Star guard talked about what it means to score 20,000 points, whether he seriously considered leaving the Celtics this past summer and his reaction to the Kevin Garnett-Charlie Villanueva controversy. "I know Kevin and Charlie were going at it," Allen said. "One of the things people don’t know about Kevin is he wanted to go to UConn. He talks so much trash about UConn now because I went there. Charlie was the recipient of that trash talk because he went to UConn. I thought it was all in good fun.

During his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan Show, Celtics coach Doc Rivers explained his view of the situation involving Kevin Garnett and Detroit forward Charlie Villanueva, in which the Pistons' player said on Twitter that Garnett called him a "cancer patient" during the Celts' Tuesday night win in Auburn Hills. Rivers supported his player's assertion that Garnett was referencing Villanueva's presence on his team, not any medical condition.

 

Jermaine O’Neal has known Kevin Garnett for a long time, just about half his life from their days as high school players in South Carolina. He has seen Garnett work himself into such a frenzy that he actually needs to talk himself down.



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The Celtics had Doc Rivers exasperated. They had blown a five-point lead in the final minute of play and, in his words, “We really worked at getting it to overtime.”



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With the TD Garden crowd rising in anticipation, Paul Pierce became just the 36th player in NBA history to score 20,000 points when he made the first of two free throws with 13.3 seconds left in overtime during the Celtics' 105-102 win over Milwaukee on Wednesday night. Pierce followed that by converting the second to put the Celtics up four points, giving them a cushion they would need to win their third straight. 

 

In the last 24 hours, Kevin Garnett has been accused of calling Charlie Villanueva, "a cancer patient," while responding that he actually said that Villanueva was a cancer on his own team. He's also helped the Celtics win two games including a 105-102 overtime victory over the Bucks Wednesday night that featured a small scuffle between him and Andrew Bogut, which resulted in double technical fouls. After Garnett dunked on Bogut, Garnett threw an elbow and Bogut responded with a shove.

 

Paul Pierce had 12 of his 28 points in overtime and Rajon Rondo had another stellar game as the Celtics overcome a seven-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 105-102, Wednesday night at TD Garden. Pierce joined Larry Bird and John Havlicek as the only players in franchise history to reach the 20,000-point plateau in a career. He has 20,005 and reached the mark late in overtime. Rondo dished out another 15 assists and scored 17 points, making 7-of-10 from the field for the Celtics, who won their fourth straight. 

 

Paul Pierce became the third player in Celtics history to reach 20,000 points, eclipsing the milestone with a free throw with 13.3 second left in overtime against the Milwaukee Bucks. The 23rd point of the night for Pierce gave him 20,000 in his career, allowing him to join John Havlicek (26,395) and Larry Bird (21,791) as the only players in franchise history to reach the milestone.

 

Ray Allen said the first he heard of the 'Twitter war' between Detroit big man Charlie Villanueva and Celtics star Kevin Garnett was while he was on his way to Wednesday's game against the Bucks. Allen said athletes have to be careful what they say on and off the court, and now online.

 

"It's a very fragile world that we live in now," Allen said. "You almost have to have people around you to protect everything that you say and do and somebody has to watch you. As athletes, I think we have to be more responsible."