January 10, 2014 |
Boston point guard Rajon Rondo, who has been out for nearly a year since injuring his right knee, hopes to return to the Celtics lineup before the NBA All-Star break, he told reporters Friday. “It's just a feeling,” Rondo said after the team's shoot-around. “I'll probably just wake up that morning and play. "It may be this month, next month. It'll be before the All-Star break. " Rondo, who began full workouts in December, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a game against the Miami Heat last Jan. 27. Celtics Coach Brad Stevens said there is no target date and one has not been discussed.
January 8, 2014 |
This time, it was not an emotional moment for Clippers Coach Doc Rivers to face his former team. This time, the game was all about the Clippers being focused on getting past a not-very-good bunch of Boston Celtics. It wasn't an easy game for the Clippers, but with Blake Griffin leading the way, Los Angeles defeated Boston, 111-105, Wednesday night at Staples Center. BOX SCORE: Clippers 111, Celtics 105 Griffin had 29 points, six rebounds and eight assists to help send the Celtics to their sixth consecutive loss.
January 7, 2014 |
Clippers VS. BOSTON When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 24-13, Celtics 13-21 (before Tuesday's game). Record vs. Celtics: 1-0. Update: It'll be the second time Clippers Coach Doc Rivers has faced his former team this season, but Rivers said it won't be as emotional because this game is in L.A. Rivers spent nine seasons in Boston, winning an NBA championship in 2008.
December 17, 2013
Josh Smith scored 30 points, Greg Monroe had 13 points and 12 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons handed Indiana its first home loss of the season Monday night, stunning the Pacers, 101-96. The Pistons won for the second time in six games, ended a six-game skid in the series and ended a nine-game losing streak in Indianapolis. Lance Stephenson had a season-high 23 points, and Luis Scola scored 13 of his season-best 18 in the fourth quarter for Indiana (20-4), whose 11-0 start at home was the best in franchise history.
December 11, 2013 |
BOSTON - Doc Rivers paused for about 10 seconds as he tried to collect his thoughts, his emotions still getting the best of him as he tried to explain how much his return to the site of his biggest moments as an NBA coach affected him. His eyes turned red as they welled up with tears, leaving Rivers still overwhelmed after his Clippers beat the Boston Celtics, 96-88, Wednesday night at TD Garden. Rivers coached the Celtics for nine seasons, winning a championship in 2008, and now he was back in Boston for the first time since he moved to Los Angeles in June to become coach of the Clippers.
December 10, 2013 |
BOSTON - Doc Rivers is returning to the site of his most glorious moments as an NBA coach. Rivers is bringing his new team, the Clippers, to face his old team, the Boston Celtics, a team he led to an NBA championship in 2008 and to the NBA Finals in 2010. He spent nine seasons with the Celtics before he bolted from Boston last June, rather than stick around for a rebuilding project, to join the Clippers to become the coach and senior vice president of basketball operations.
September 17, 2013 |
UCLA Coach Jim Mora was preaching team play to the Bruins before practice and to the media afterward. His shining example? Former Boston Celtics center Bill Russell, whom Mora knows. Mora said he showed a video about Bill Russell to the Bruins because Russell was, in Mora's opinion, “the greatest winner of team sports. He played 21 years of organized basketball and won 18 championships. Everything about him was about the team, the team winning.” Sorry, Jim, the Lakers-heavy fan base in Los Angeles stopped listening as soon as you said “Bill Russell.” ALSO: Bob Cantu officially an assistant for Tim Floyd at UTEP Sounds of silence for Florida Panthers vs. Nashville Predators Tim Tebow rally flops in Jacksonville, but Russia still wants him
July 5, 2013 |
The hiring of Brad Stevens as the new coach of the Boston Celtics has drawn plenty of commentary, and former Lakers and Bulls coach Phil Jackson has tweeted his two cents' worth. Stevens, the highly successful coach at tiny Butler University, was a surprise selection Wednesday by Celtics President Danny Ainge to replace the highly respected Doc Rivers on the Boston bench. Stevens, who is only 36 and spent 13 years at Butler, guided the Bulldogs to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA championship game while compiling an astounding record of 166-49 in six seasons as head coach.
July 4, 2013 |
Brad Stevens, who built tiny Butler University into an NCAA powerhouse, will try to guide a rebuilding project with the Boston Celtics and point guard Rajon Rondo, the veteran leader whom Stevens must now decide whether he will build around. Of course, Stevens will try to accomplish something at which most college coaches fail: become a success in the NBA. The Celtics already know, having watched current NCAA champion Rick Pitino of Louisville spin his wheels in the pro ranks to a record of 102-146 in four seasons.