9:29 PM EST, Sun December 28, 2014

Crowder house: Newcomer looks to distinguish himself on C's crowded roster

Boston Celtics fans that watched until the end of Saturday's loss to the Washington Wizards were hungry for a silver lining and newcomer Jae Crowder provided about the best they could find. With the obvious caveat of it being trash time in a lopsided game in which both teams had emptied their benches, Crowder produced an eyebrow-raising 15-second sequence in which he (1) Grabbed a defensive rebound, (2) hit a 3-pointer as a trailer in transition, (3) stole the ball as the Wizards advanced past midcourt, and (4) produced an and-one layup going the other way.
Washington Post 2 hours ago

Wizards’ tough road test starts Monday in Houston

Unsolicited and unprompted, Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens ventured where very few people outside the Washington Wizards organization have gone this season during his pregame session with the media 90 minutes before his team confronted the Wizards on Saturday. Read full article >>
Boston Herald 13 hours ago
C’s-ing shot for restart

C’s-ing shot for restart

For the Celtics, 2014 will be looked upon as one long run-on sentence of relatively incremental change — with a sonic punctuation mark.Unable to acquire the impact to add to an All-Star point guard and young core, Danny Ainge did his best to shed questionable contracts and add assets, mainly in the form of draft picks, both this year’s (Marcus Smart, James Young) and future selections.

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Boston Globe 9 hours ago

Watch: Kevin Garnett Blows in David West's Ear, Draws Technical Foul

Even in his 20th season, Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett still has plenty of tricks up his sleeve to get under the skin of opponents.
Boston Herald 13 hours ago
Celtics: Looking back and ahead

Celtics: Looking back and ahead

2014 KEY MOMENTS1. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett return as NetsThe high temperature in Boston was just 26 degrees Fahrenheit on Jan. 26, but it was significantly warmer inside TD Garden as Pierce and Garnett came back to town and played as Nets for the first time. Pierce fought back tears, and KG, too, drank in the loud appreciation.2. Rajon Rondo turns 28
Boston Herald 21 hours ago
Wizards start strong, never let up on Celtics

Wizards start strong, never let up on Celtics

WASHINGTON — If nothing else, you have to admire the logic.The last time the Celtics were here, a mere 19 days ago, they had their best success once they found themselves trailing the Wizards by 23 points. Sufficiently inspired that night, they proceeded to rally all the way to a lead and force two overtimes before succumbing by a point.So last evening the Celts appeared to be intent on falling far behind as soon as possible so they’d have more time to mount their comeback. Unfortunately for their interests, the Wizards weren’t having it.

Get Smart: Rookie struggles, sits vs. Wiz

One day you're getting showered with praise by a future Hall-of-Famer, the next you're getting yanked early due to struggles at both ends of the floor. Such is life for Boston Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart. Little more than 24 hours after Kevin Garnett praised the No. 6 pick in June's draft for his "work ethic and how hard he plays," Smart endured a series of first-quarter turnovers and struggled to slow John Wall as the Washington Wizards raced away early Saturday en route to a 101-88 triumph over the Celtics at the Verizon Center.

Wizards 101, Celtics 88: Slow start dooms Boston

The Boston Celtics were enduring a disastrous first quarter heavy on turnovers and John Wall driving 360 layups when Jared Sullinger swiped at a rebound opportunity late in the frame and accidentally tipped in a shot for the Washington Wizards. That about summed up Boston's night. The Wizards scored 15 of the game's first 17 points, led by 18 after the first frame and as much as 22 overall, en route to a 101-88 triumph over the Celtics at the Verizon Center.
Washington Post Dec 27, 2014

Wiz Insider: Wizards vs. Celtics: Game 29 discussion thread

The Washington Wizards (20-8) and Boston Celtics (10-17) conclude their season series with their third meeting at Verizon Center on Saturday night and the final matchup will feature a significant difference from the first two.Read full article >>

Wizards vs. Celtics: Game 29 discussion thread

The Washington Wizards (20-8) and Boston Celtics (10-17) conclude their season series with their third meeting at Verizon Center on Saturday night and the final matchup will feature a significant difference from the first two. Washington won’t have to contend with point guard Rajon Rondo, who was traded to the Dallas Mavericks on Dec. 18 […]
Newark Star-Ledger Dec 27, 2014
Nets escape with 109-107 win over Celtics

Nets escape with 109-107 win over Celtics

The Nets escaped with a 109-107 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday in a game that ended with Jared Sullinger's shot at the buzzer rimming out. The miss came after Jarrett Jack nailed a tiebreaking jumper in the lane with 28 seconds to play and finished with 27 points.
Boston Herald Dec 27, 2014
Celtics Notebook: Smart’s OK with rough ’n’ tumble

Celtics Notebook: Smart’s OK with rough ’n’ tumble

The more Marcus Smart plays, the more he gets an NBA-level welcome.The Celtics rookie stole the ball from Nets guard Deron Williams in the second quarter yesterday — his first of four steals — and barely had turned up court when the Nets veteran drove him out of bounds with a shoulder to the chest.Brandon Browner would have approved.

KG talks changing of Celtics guard

BOSTON -- It will always be a bit strange for Kevin Garnett to come back to TD Garden, but something felt particularly odd about Friday's visit. Each time Garnett returns, there are fewer familiar faces on the other side of the court. In the aftermath of last week's trade that delivered Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, the Boston Celtics are now completely devoid of members of the 2008 championship squad. "I've been getting a lot of 'Rest in peace' texts and stuff, so I had to change my number," Garnett joked after his Brooklyn Nets rallied for a 109-107 triumph in a Friday matinee.
Boston Globe Dec 26, 2014

Kevin Garnett Talks Rondo Trade, Retirement, and His Appreciation of Boston

In what may have been his final visit to Boston, Kevin Garnett opened up about Danny Ainge's decision to trade Rajon Rondo, his future, and his relationship with Celtics fans.

Veteran KG's love tap to rookie Smart

@mrtrpledouble10 / via CSN ScreenshotMarcus Smart earned praise from Kevin Garnett for his hustle.BOSTON -- No player appreciates grit and hustle more than Kevin Garnett, so it was noteworthy that, after Boston Celtics rookie Marcus Smart went to the floor to corral a loose ball in the third quarter of Friday's game, Garnett gave him a little love for the effort. The sequence started with Garnett setting a pick on Smart to try and free ball-handler Jarrett Jack.
Green Street | WEEI Dec 26, 2014

Fourth-quarter dud leads to Celtics’ loss to Nets

BOSTON — If the Boston Celtics had a Christmas hangover they could only hide it for three quarters. Headaches and nausea spread throughout the sellout crowd at the TD Garden after the Celtics squandered a seven-point lead during the forth quarter of their Friday matinee against the Nets, eventually losing, 109-107, Friday afternoon (Box Score).  […]

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  • Jameer Nelson

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    Jameer Nelson starts for the Celtics in his first regular-season game back in Orlando

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    Kelly Olynyk

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