April 18, 2013 |
WITH HEAVY HEARTS, the Celtics gathered Tuesday to practice. They were supposed to be preparing for a game against Indiana at TD Garden, but that game was canceled in light of the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon Monday. The NBA office had the final say about whether to cancel the game, and it announced the decision Monday night. Celtics president Rich Gotham said, from the team's perspective, the cancellation was not about public fear but "it was more a feeling about what's the right thing to do in this situation.
May 12, 2012
The 76ers were 2-1 against Boston during the regular season, including a 32-point home victory March 7. Here is a look at those games: 76ers 103, Celtics 71 March 7 at the Wells Fargo Center This game was all Sixers. Evan Turner made big news by scoring a career-high 26 points and pulling down nine rebounds as six Sixers scored in double figures. The victory ended a two-game losing streak and put the Sixers two games ahead of the Celtics for first place in the Atlantic Division.
April 28, 2010 |
The Boston Celtics have a few days off to prepare for the second round of the NBA playoffs and a matchup with LeBron James. Ray Allen scored 24 points, making five three-pointers in the second half to help the Celtics beat Miami, 96-86, last night in Boston and eliminate the Heat in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series. The Celtics will play the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference semifinals that will open Saturday in Cleveland. "I think it's a great matchup. It's great for basketball - such a classic series," said Paul Pierce, who scored 21 points.
May 12, 2012
Here is the 76ers Eastern Conference semifinals playoff schedule May 12: 76ers at Boston, 8 p.m. May 14: 76ers at Boston, 7 p.m May 16: Boston at 76ers, 7 p.m. May 18: Boston at 76ers, TBD May 21: x-76ers at Boston, TBD May 23: x-Boston at 76ers, TBD May 26: x-76ers at Boston, TBD x-If necessary
January 26, 2013
The Boston Celtics, leading by 29-10 after the first quarter, fell to the host Atlanta Hawks, 123-111, in double overtime. It was Boston's sixth straight loss. Atlanta's Kyle Korver led all scorers with 27 points while making 8 of 12 three-point shots. Kevin Garnett had 24 points for the Celtics. Elsewhere: Dwyane Wade scored 29 points and sparked a pivotal run to help the host Heat defeat the Pistons, 110-88, and earn their fourth victory in a row. Kings intrigue An NBA spokesman confirmed billionaire Ron Burkle talked for two hours with commissioner David Stern at the league's New York offices Thursday to discuss his interest in the Kings.
February 9, 2013
The Celtics' Paul Pierce scored 24 points and led a third-quarter surge that paced host Boston over the Los Angeles Lakers, 116-95, Thursday night. The Celtics improved to 6-0 since losing point guard Rajon Rondo for the season with a knee injury. Kobe Bryant scored 27 to lead the Lakers, who suffered their worst loss of the season despite the return of Dwight Howard after he missed three games with a sore right shoulder. Williams' knee surgery Atlanta Hawks guard Lou Williams had reconstructive knee surgery Thursday and will now begin a long rehabilitation period that could leave his status in question for the start of next season.
May 13, 2008 |
All roads point to trouble for Boston. LeBron James scored 21 points, jamming in a powerhouse dunk over a defenseless Kevin Garnett in the final two minutes, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Celtics, 88-77, in Game 4 last night to tie the best-of-seven series at two games each. The top-seeded Celtics are 0-5 on the road in the playoffs, having lost three times to Atlanta and twice to Cleveland. Boston was 31-10 on the road during the season. James survived another weak shooting game, hitting on just 7 of 20 from the field.
May 25, 1988 |
There were two fights Mike Tyson would have enjoyed, $14,500 worth of fines, the pass that lost a series, a crash more suited to the Indianapolis 500 and two players who declared Larry Bird overrated because of his skin color. And the basketball was superb. It was last season's NBA Eastern Conference final, won by Boston, 4-3, when Bird came through with 37 points and the Celtics beat the Detroit Pistons, 117-114, in the seventh game. Boston-Detroit II will begin at 8:05 tonight at the Boston Garden, and the cast of characters hasn't changed.
April 10, 2012 |
BOSTON - It had been a long time since 76ers coach Doug Collins could heap such praise after watching his team play. Problem was, following Sunday's game against Boston, the subject of Collins' adulation wasn't his own team, but instead the Celtics. Of course, finding positives with his own team has been a little hard to come by recently. But what Collins said about his friend Doc Rivers' team was what he no doubt wanted his players to hear. Before and after the Sixers fell, 103-79, to the Celtics, Collins poured praise over Boston like gravy on mashed potatoes, while, at the same time, sending a message to his players, if any of them cared to listen.
December 23, 1990 |
The Boston Celtics announced yesterday that they have signed Derek Smith, the former 76er recovering from knee surgery. Smith, signed for the rest of the season, will begin his term with the Celtics on the suspended list and stay there until he completes his rehabilitation. It apparently will be a month before he will be activated by the Celtics. "He's an example of somebody with a lot of heart," said forward Kenny Payne, one of Smith's closest friends on the Sixers. "He's a guy who bad situations seem to follow, but they always work out for him. I never expected to see him in a Boston uniform, but they're a good team and they got a good player.