Celtics forward Kevin Garnett and Suns coach Alvin Gentry had words for one another in the final seconds of the C's 115-103 victory over Phoenix on Wednesday night. Things escalated when Rajon Rondo then attempted a three-pointer with the C's holding a 10-point lead, which led to a technical foul from Jared Dudley.
"Alvin Gentry was asking me for tickets for the first round of the playoffs," Garnett said after the game. "I told him I'll hook him up, so that's what that was."
Celtics coach Doc Rivers shared his opinion on the exchange, saying he doesn't believe in such behavior from coaches.
"I thought their bench, their coaches were talking," Rivers said, "which I don't think you should ever [do] if you have a suit and tie on and and actually can't play. I don't think toy should be doing a lot of talking to the players on the floor. It's just my...
The Celtics fended off a fourth-quarter comeback attempt by the Suns Wednesday night a 115-103 victory over Phoenix at TD Garden.
Kevin Garnett led the way for the Celtics with 28 points, all of which were scored in the first three quarters. He also contributed 11 rebounds. Rajon Rondo also picked up a double-double, his 25th of the season, totaling 16 points and 15 assists on the night. Paul Pierce had 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Ray Allen had 19 points.
The Celtics led by as many as 29 points in the third quarter, though they saw their lead shrink to as little as nine points in the fourth quarter. In winning, they picked up their sixth victory in their last seven contests.
Troy Murphy made his Celtics debut, wearing No. 30 and totaling one point and two rebounds in 13 minutes.
Suns teammates Vince Carter and Channing Frye collided in the third...
Having missed out on Corey Brewer, the Celtics are hoping to wrap up a deal with free agent swingman Sasha Pavlovic quickly, according to a source. Pavlovic played 10 games with the Mavericks and four with the Hornets this season. The 27-year-old Pavlovic saw action in 71 games with the Timberwolves last season and was a part-time starter with the Cavaliers for four seasons before that. He's 6-foot-8 and can play both the off guard and small forward positions.
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Newly signed Celtics forward/center Troy Murphy will be active for Wednesday night's game against the Suns. Prior to the game, he discussed his decision to sign with Boston.
After being bought out by the Warriors, Murphy, who began the season with New Jersey, narrowed his choices of potential suitors to the Celtics and the Heat before ultimately signing with the C's.
"I think it's the way they play," Murphy said of choosing the Celtics over the Heat. "I think watching both teams, I think I fit in better with the way Boston plays, the way they spread the floor, and I just like the way they play."
Murphy, who averaged has averaged 11.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game since entering the league in 2001, said he weighed the Celtics' chances of prolonged playoff success before making his choice.
"That was the most important factor," he said....
Patriots offensive lineman Stephen Neal is listed as "reserve/retired" on the NFL's internal transaction report, an indication he is going to retire. The news, which was first reported by ESPN Boston, indicates Neal's career has likely come to an end. (UPDATE, 6:37 p.m.: The Patriots issued a statement saying that Neal is indeed retiring, and will speak with the media on a conference call on Thursday.) A former collegiate wrestler at Cal State-Bakersfield who signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2001, the 34-year-old Neal became a full-time starter in 2004 at right guard, starting 81 of a possible 86 games over the course of his professional career. Neal suffered a shoulder injury midway through the 2010 season and ended the year on injured reserve.
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