Category: ‘Round 1: Celtics-Hawks’

Boston Celtics Beat Atlanta Hawks 83-80 in Game 6 to Move on to Round 2
May 11th, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Story Kevin Garnett scored 28 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, blocked five shots, and added three steals, and the Boston Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks 83-80 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. The win eliminates Atlanta and the Celtics will now move on to face the Philadelphia 76ers in Round 2....

Playoff Focus: Kevin Garnett in the Post
May 10th, 2012 at 5:05 PM
The Atlanta Hawks match up pretty well with the Boston Celtics and, going into Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Hawks with Boston up 3-2, there don't appear to be too many matchups the Celtics can exploit. Rajon Rondo has an obvious advantage over Jeff Teague, but Teague...

Boston Celtics were Never Going to Move to Semifinals the Easy Way
May 9th, 2012 at 3:15 PM
Last night the Boston Celtics failed to eliminate the Atlanta Hawks in game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, missing an opportunity to earn themselves some much needed rest and recuperation before moving on the round two. They had a 10 point first half lead, rallied from down 12 to...

Boston Celtics Don’t Close the Deal, Lose to Atlanta Hawks 87-86 to Extend Series
May 9th, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Story Al Horford scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks staved off elimination, beating the Boston Celtics 87-86 to bring the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals to 3-2. Rajon Rondo scored 13 points and added 12 assists for the Celtics, Ray Allen added 15 off the bench, and Boston rallied...

Can Anyone Slow Down Rajon Rondo?
May 8th, 2012 at 4:19 PM
Boston Celtic point guard Rajon Rondo has always had a penchant for big games. His affinity for nationally televised matchups is well documented, and practically all of his best performances has come under the NBA's brightest lights. Celtic fans have often seen this as a double edged sword because, while...

All the Boston Celtics Need is One More Fast Start
May 7th, 2012 at 2:17 PM
The Boston Celtics had struggled in the first quarter through the first three games of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Atlanta Hawks. They managed to break the 20 point barrier just once and have repeatedly failed to come out and jump on the Hawks the way they should. This...

Boston Celtics Get Away with One, Beat Atlanta Hawks 90-84 to Take 2-1 Series Lead
May 5th, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Story Rajon Rondo recorded his seventh career playoff triple-double and the Boston Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks in overtime 90-84 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Joe Johnson scored 29 for the Hawks, and Atlanta rallied from an 11 point fourth quarter deficit to force overtime despite playing without...

Playoff Focus: Keyon Dooling – Next Man Up
May 3rd, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Boston Celtic shooting guard Ray Allen remains out with an ankle injury and every day his status becomes more and more unclear. Allen was first injured in a Celtic win over the Washington Wizards in late January and he has repeatedly re-aggravated the injury over the course of the second...

Boston Celtics Rally Past Atlanta Hawks, Win 87-80 to Tie Series
May 2nd, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Paul Pierce scored 36 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and the Boston Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks 87-80 in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. The series now goes back to Boston tied at one. The Celtics were without Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen and trailed by as much...

Paul Pierce – Time for the Captain to Step Up
May 1st, 2012 at 5:27 PM
Boston Celtics' Captain Paul Pierce has always had a terrific sense of the game. That is to say, Pierce has a knack for knowing exactly what his team needs of him at any given time during any given game. He has always been able to tell when it's time take...

Can the Boston Celtics Win Without Rajon Rondo
April 30th, 2012 at 5:56 PM
Rajon Rondo will be suspended for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. In the closing seconds of the Boston Celtics' Game 1 loss to the Atlanta Hawks Rondo made contact with official Marc Davis and was ejected from the game. NBA rules state that any player who makes contact...

Boston Celtics Open Playoffs with No-Show, Lose to Atlanta Hawks
April 29th, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Josh Smith scored 22 points and grabbed 18 rebounds as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Boston Celtics 83-74 Sunday night at Philips Arena. Kevin Garnett scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Boston and Rajon Rondo added 20 and 11 assists, but was ejected in the games closing seconds...

Can the Boston Celtics Win Without Ray Allen?
April 29th, 2012 at 5:21 PM
The Boston Celtics won a lot of games without Ray Allen this year. Thanks to the emergence of second year guard Avery Bradley the Celtics have survived multiple stretches without their star sniper in the lineup, going 16-4 in the 20 games Allen missed. Allen missed the season's final nine...

Playoff Focus: Brandon Bass and the Boards
April 27th, 2012 at 7:11 PM
The Boston Celtics will open the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, April 29th, at Philips Arena at 7 pm. The next three days will feature innumerable series breakdowns as writers from all over the world will try to pinpoint which matchup will determine the series. However...

Boston Celtics to Open Playoffs on Sunday
April 26th, 2012 at 6:25 PM
The Boston Celtics will open the 2012 Playoffs on Sunday against the Atlanta Hawks. Home court advantage will be determined by the end of Thursday night.