OAKLAND -- With a 105-103 win against Golden State on Wednesday, the Celtics have now won eight of their last 10 games and coach Doc Rivers believes they are finally coming together.
"A lot of things are going on. Number one our team is really close right now. You can feel the spirit," Rivers said. "They knew they were struggling. Early [in the year] they would have been upset with each other. You could see one guy mess up and play and everyone had resolve. They just got over it instead of getting on guys."
Rivers noted that Paul Pierce accepted blame for a botched possession late in the game that led to a forced jump shot. But given another chance, Pierce made the pass to kick it to an open Kevin Garnett for the game-winner.
"He was the criminal in that one, but he came in and said, 'Hey my fault guys. That’s basically why I gave him the ball back at the end," Rivers said. "Usually when you make a...
Kevin Garnett's 20-foot wide open jumper with 5.1 seconds remaining lifted the Celtics to a 105-103 win over the Warriors, Wednesday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland. Nate Robinson missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer with one second remaining as the Celtics survived.
With rumors continuing to swirl about what the Celtics might do leading up to Thursday's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline, the team took the court and barely took care of the Warriors to improve to 2-1 on their season-long eight-game road trip. In addition to his game-winner, Garnett connected on 11-of-15 from the field and was an offensive force, scoring 24 points and grabbing seven rebounds. Brandon Bass added 22 for the Celtics, who improved to 23-19 on the season.
Mickael Pietrus was the star early for the Celtics, as he drilled his first four attempts from 3-point range and finished 5-of-6 from long distance, accounting for all 15 of his points on the night....
OAKLAND -- Celtics coach Doc Rivers greeted the media before his team played the Warriors by asking sarcastically if we had any gossip for him. When informed about Dwight Howard's ever-changing situation in Orlando, Rivers was genuinely surprised. "It’s good being unaware, let me just say," he said.
As for his own team, Rivers said he would be surprised if there was trade involving his core players, but he added, "You never know."
"Last year I may have made that statement and we traded nine guys," Rivers said. "It felt like nine [it was actually five]. This thing goes pretty quickly. I guess you’re telling me Dwight’s thing is back in play, so you never know."
The Celtics are in the market for a big man, especially now that Chris Wilcox will undergo aortic surgery later this month and is out for the season.
"It’s obviously tough. It's tough for Chris," Rivers...
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Celtics received bad news regarding forward Chris Wilcox, who will have aortic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic on March 29 and will miss the rest of the season. The surgery is expected to repair Wilcox's condition and he should be able to resume playing next season, the team said in a release.
From the release:
"Wilcox has long had an aortic abnormality that remained stable throughout his 10-year NBA career. However, as a precautionary measure, the Celtics medical staff scheduled frequent aortic scans for Wilcox, and a recent scan showed a significant enlargement of his aorta. After several follow-up tests, doctors recommended surgery."
“While we are saddened that Chris will not be able to play again this season, the most important thing is his health, and we were fortunate to have access to an amazing team of specialists to evaluate Chris’s case,” said Celtics President of Basketball...
The Patriots have agreed to a three-year deal with free agent defensive lineman Jonathan Fanene, according to a league source. Fanene is a 6-foot-4, 292-pounder out of Utah who has played seven seasons in the NFL, all with Cincinnati. The 29-year-old had his best season in 2009 when he started 10 games and finished with 36 tackles (18 solo) with six sacks and an interception.(The agreement was first reported by Aaron Wilson of FoxSports.com.)
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Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
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Christian recaps the Red Sox 5-2 victory over Cleveland.
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox DH, who almost hit for the cycle in the win over the Indians at Fenway.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
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Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Jim Polito of WTAG in Worcester joins us for a few minutes to talk about the district attorney and how the show should stick to sports.
Turtleboy from Turtleboy Sports joins the guys to talk about the cop killer.
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Jackie MacMullan of ESPN calls in to discuss who she thinks the Celtics are going to draft with the #3 pick, and also gives her opinion on what trades the Celtics could pull off this off-season.
There are so many good, young players on the Red Sox that it's hard to pick out the top 3. Glenn, Lou and Christian debate which of the young guys on the Sox are the most valuable and which ones could possibly be traded for a starting pitcher.
Kevin Love sat out for the entire 4th quarter for the second straight game against the Raptors, and Glenn, Lou and Christian can't believe the excuse Tyronn Lue gave to the media.
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