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02/03/2011 - 8:13pm
Suns' Gentry on KG: 'Lost respect for him'

Suns coach Alvin Gentry joined KTAR in Phoenix and discussed Celtics forward Kevin Garnett. He discussed the incident in which Garnett hit Suns forward Channing Frye below the belt in the fourth quarter of an 88-71 Phoenix victory over the Celtics last Friday night.

 

"If you're asking me, yeah, I lost a little respect for him," said Gentry. "I mean, I love his competitive nature, but there's no place for what he was doing in our game."

 

"I used to be a big fan of his," Gentry added. "I think some of the antics he's pulled lately, I mean you don't need to do that as a star player. I've never seen Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant or even a Dwyane Wade do that."

 

Garnett was not suspended for the play, Gentry was distressed both by the low blow and his suggestion that the Celtics forward purposely slid his foot underneath Frye as the forward went up for a...

02/03/2011 - 8:11pm
Celtics place four on All-Star team

Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo were all named to the 2011 NBA All-Star Game on Thursday night, joining head coach Doc Rivers on the Eastern Conference team. It's the ninth time in NBA history that four teammates have been named to one squad, and the first since 2006 when the Pistons had four. The Celtics have done it three times — 1953, 1962 and 1975. For more Celtics news, check out weei.com/celtics.


02/03/2011 - 6:00pm
Ainge: KG 'building reputation' as trash talker

Celtics president Danny Ainge joined The Big Show for his weekly visit Thursday and touched on a number of topics, including the win last Sunday over the Lakers and the recent controversy surrounding Kevin Garnett.

 

Ainge was asked if Garnett  -- who was ejected for a low blow on Channing Frye in last Friday's loss at Phoenix  -- is the "most despised" player in the NBA today.

 

"I don't think so," said Ainge of Garnett, who was suspended for a game in the 2010 playoffs for an elbow to the face of Miami's Quentin Richardson. "You know, I think KG, first of all, plays for Boston. Everyone wants to beat you, it's always a full house everywhere we go. And KG is just kind of building a reputation of a guy who is talking a lot of trash … I don't think KG has really changed his act and he's been playing this way his whole career. But yeah, no one really cares if you do that in Minnesota...

02/03/2011 - 5:18pm
Delonte takes step toward return

WALTHAM  -- Delonte West took another significant step in his attempt to return from a broken right wrist when he went through a full shootaround and skeleton practice with the Celtics on Thursday at their practice facility.

 

"He didn't practice," coach Doc Rivers said. "He just did the shootaround and the shooting and that's about it."

 

But Rivers acknowledged it was significant that West could take part in catch-and-shooting drills without any protection whatsoever on his wrist, broken on Nov. 24 in home game vs. New Jersey. 

 

"That's nice. He did run through all of our skeleton stuff so obviously, the next step will be him going through a practice," said Rivers before adding that there is still no specific timetable for West to return to game action. "I have no idea. No time soon I don't think but I'm not sure."

 

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02/03/2011 - 4:59pm
Doc : 'I should get 4' All-Star reserves

WALTHAM -- After getting snubbed by the fans and being left without a single All-Star starter, the Celtics could get their retribution when All-Star reserves are announced Thursday night. The Celtics have four viable candidates in Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett. By virtue of having the top record in the Eastern Conference, Doc Rivers will have the honor of coaching the East All-Stars on Feb. 20 in Los Angeles. 

 

"I think I should get four guys on the roster," Rivers said following practice Thursday. "If I don't, I'd be very disappointed and if I do, I'll just play them all together. That way we can run offense in the All-Star Game. That'd be a first."

 

The Detroit Pistons had four All-Stars on the Eastern squad in 2006 but it is very rare for one team - no matter how good their record - to place four players on a team. 

 

"If it happens, and let's...

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