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Celtics Today 3 hours ago

There's More To Fandom

Celticsblog has a pretty good piece on Rondo today.  The gist was this:Great players are incredibly hard to find in the NBA. You have to get lucky somehow - in the draft, free agency, what have you - to land even one of them. Assembling two or three of them in order to become a contender? Sometimes seems like it takes a miracle. When you get a transcendent talent in the fold, you do what you can to keep it. That's how this league works. And the Celtics, bless their hearts, understand that principle better than anyone.Russell. Cousy. Havlicek. Cowens. Bird. McHale. Pierce. All were Celtics...

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Boston Herald 17 hours ago
Celtics in on experiment

Celtics in on experiment

NEW YORK — As experiments go, well, nothing blew up yesterday afternoon in the borough of Brooklyn. The shrinking of the preseason game between the Celtics and Nets was much ado about four minutes.The Celts took a 95-90 victory in the game shortened from 48 to 44 minutes, scoring more than they had in two of their regulation losses during this exhibition season.
New York Daily News 17 hours ago
Brooklyn Nets clocked by Celtics in shortened preseason game

Brooklyn Nets clocked by Celtics in shortened preseason game

The data is in for the NBA’s experiment and, as you might expect, a game can go quicker with fewer TV timeouts and a minute slashed off every quarter. The official time of Brooklyn’s 95-90 preseason loss to the Celtics at the Barclays Center Sunday was 1 hour and 58 minutes.

Gamebook: All about that Bass

Brandon Bass has carved out a nine-year NBA career in large part because of a reliable mid-range jumper. But the league has discovered a great value in moving players like Bass back a couple feet beyond the 3-point arc and so he has been encouraged this offseason to explore the occasional trifecta. Behind the scenes, we've seen Bass working on his 3-point shooting, but he's hesitated to pull the trigger during game action this preseason. Entering Sunday's tilt in Brooklyn, Bass has attempted just one 3-pointer -- and missed it -- last week against the New York Knicks.
Tim Bontemps / New York Post 19 hours ago
Nets fall to Celtics in experimental 44-minute preseason game

Nets fall to Celtics in experimental 44-minute preseason game

The NBA made a small bit of history Sunday afternoon by having the Nets and Celtics play a 44-minute preseason game in Brooklyn, one the Celtics won 95-90 inside Barclays...
New York Daily News 19 hours ago
Are you Kidd-ing? Jason spins story about Brooklyn Nets breakup

Are you Kidd-ing? Jason spins story about Brooklyn Nets breakup

Jason Kidd has always been a little bit delusional, or maybe he understands that denial is the best course when the truth is ugly. He has denied, for instance, that he faked a migraine while playing with the Nets.
Knicks moving forward without Andrea Bargnani

Knicks moving forward without Andrea Bargnani

Derek Fisher hopes to solidify his playing rotation later this week, but Andrea Bargnani’s continued absence will offer further opportunities for the other power forwards on the Knicks to impress the coaching staff.
Newsday 21 hours ago

Four-man battle to be Knicks' starting power forward

On Opening Night last season, the Knicks' starting power forward was Carmelo Anthony. That is unlikely to be repeated Oct. 29 when the Knicks open this season against the Bulls at the Garden.
Marc Berman / New York Post 22 hours ago
Kurt Rambis looks to ease pressure on Derek Fisher

Kurt Rambis looks to ease pressure on Derek Fisher

As associate coach, Kurt Rambis has aided rookie Derek Fisher in writing up practice plans, selecting training-camp offensive and defensive drills and often giving a discourse in triangle amid their...

Jordan's game stands out in loss

NEW YORK -- Upon hearing that his coach had jokingly confused him for one of the best centers in NBA history, all Jerome Jordan could do was chuckle. “Jerome who?” Lionel Hollins asked after Jordan had 17 points on 7-for-7 shooting in Sunday’s preseason game against the Boston Celtics. “I thought that was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar out there.” Jordan is trying to make the Brooklyn Nets’ 15-man roster heading into the regular season.
Boston Globe 22 hours ago

3 Things We Learned From The Celtics Win In the First Ever 44-Minute NBA Game

The Celtics came from 17 points down in the first half to beat Brooklyn in an experimental NBA preseason game.
Toronto Sun 23 hours ago
Raptors amazed by fan support at open practice

Raptors amazed by fan support at open practice

Toronto’s fan-base picked up where it left off at the team’s open practice on Sunday.

Watching the clock: The 44-minute game

The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets played an experimental 44-minute preseason game on Sunday that featured 11-minute quarters and fewer mandatory timeouts. Aided by a breezy 19-minute first quarter, the game -- a 95-90 triumph by Boston -- finished in less than two hours, about 17 minutes faster than the standard 48-minute regular-season game. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he noticed the change midway through the quarters while preparing to sub -- and had to remind himself that, say, six minutes on the clock meant only five minutes elapsed instead of the usual six -- and it certainly bit...

Rapid Reaction: Celtics 95, Nets 90

The biggest knock on Boston Celtics rookie Marcus Smart during the exhibition season is that he has struggled shooting the ball, particularly beyond the 3-point arc. While coach Brad Stevens acknowledged a need for greater offensive consistency from the rookie, he suggested Smart's shooting woes were not much of a concern. Smart provided the go-ahead bucket with a straightaway late in the fourth quarter as the Celtics defeated the Brooklyn Nets 95-90 in an experimental 44-minute exhibition game on Sunday at the Barclays Center.

Fisher: No minutes limit for Amar'e

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- For the first time in a long time, Amar'e Stoudemire is not playing with a minutes restriction. Stoudemire has played with minutes restrictions for most of the past two seasons. Last year, he wasn’t permitted by the Knicks’ medical staff to play in both games of a back-to-back for much of the year. He also couldn’t play more than 30 minutes in a game for the first 50-plus games. The restrictions were in place in an effort to keep Stoudemire healthy.

Atlantic Player News

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  • Willie Reed

    Willie Reed

    Nets sign Willie Reed

  • Vitor Faverani

    Vitor Faverani

    Keep Him or Cut Him? Exploring What the Celtics Should Do With Vitor Faverani

  • Tyler Zeller

    Tyler Zeller

    Tyler Zeller stepping into his role better

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