1:54 PM EDT, Mon October 20, 2014
Rajon Rondo May Return For Celtics Regular Season Opener

Rajon Rondo May Return For Celtics Regular Season Opener

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens gave an encouraging health update on injured point guard Rajon Rondo Monday afternoon while speaking to reporters.

Rajon Rondo not ruling out opener

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said there's a possibility that Rajon Rondo could be ready for game action on opening night later this month, but the point guard cautioned against setting a firm timeline while he recovers from a fractured left hand. Rondo underwent a reevaluation last week that showed encouraging progress, but he has not been cleared for contact with nine days to go before the Celtics host the Brooklyn Nets to open the 2014-15 season on Oct.
Boston Herald 13 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.

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.
Boston Globe 19 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.

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.

W2W4: C's vs. Nets (Preseason Game 7)

The Boston Celtics visit the Brooklyn Nets in exhibition play on Sunday afternoon at the Barclays Center (3 p.m., CSN). Here's what to watch for: • 44-minute game: The Celtics and Nets are playing an experimental 44-minute game with 11-minute quarters and fewer mandatory timeouts. Stevens has expressed appreciation for the NBA's willingness to try new ideas, but admitted the shorter games could negatively impact rotation players. From a national perspective, the actual game action will take a back seat to how the shorter game time impacts rotations and the overall game length.
Boston Globe Oct 19, 2014

The Celtics Won't Wind Up Surprising Us, Will They?

No one is picking the Celtics to do much better than they did last year. But what if they wind up being pretty decent?
Boston Herald Oct 19, 2014
Wyc Grousbeck’s wish defused

Wyc Grousbeck’s wish defused

It is time to let Wyc Grousbeck out of jail for a crime he didn’t commit. Here on the dawn of a new season, in the spiring of “Auld Lang Syne,” may we let old quotations be forgotten, raise a cup of kindness and let the Celtics co-owner off the hook for his F-bomb.
Boston Herald Oct 19, 2014
Evan Turner turns boyhood tribulations, NBA critics into driving motivation

Evan Turner turns boyhood tribulations, NBA critics into driving motivation

Evan Turner was 5 years old when he bolted away from his mother on a Chicago sidewalk, straight into traffic.Iris James didn’t have time to react, beyond blurting a quick, horrified prayer as her son was hit by a car. Impact knocked him into the air, and he landed head-first in the street.But her plea was answered. The bloodied child got to his feet and stumbled back into his mother’s desperate embrace. Though no bones were broken, Turner spent two days in the hospital, and has a long scar on the top of his head as a memento.
Boston Herald Oct 19, 2014
Celtics Notebook: Will Bynum might not suit up for Celts

Celtics Notebook: Will Bynum might not suit up for Celts

NEW YORK — The newest Celtic wasn’t at practice yesterday, and he won’t be in uniform today against the Brooklyn Nets.In fact, there is a fair possibility that Will Bynum, picked up for Joel Anthony Friday, may never find himself in the club’s duds.According to sources, however, the Celtics will hold off on making a decision on the 31-year-old point guard until they see what other moves are available.

Bradley: Maine man on a mission

Paul Pierce started laughing the moment Avery Bradley walked into the locker room. The Boston Celtics were in Charlotte in February 2011, and Bradley had just been recalled from the NBA Development League for emergency depth. The rookie's hair had grown out while on assignment, and Pierce howled at the sight before asking Bradley, "Are there no barbershops in Maine?" The laughing stopped a couple of days later. Bradley, his confidence rebuilt after a nine-game stint with the team's minor league affiliate, was having an eyebrow-raising practice.
Nets and Celtics to play 44-minute game on Sunday

Nets and Celtics to play 44-minute game on Sunday

The Nets and Celtics will be the NBA’s test subjects at Barclays Center Sunday afternoon, as they will play a 44-minute preseason game as an experiment to see how a...

Agent: C's + Bynum taking 'deep breath'

Will newly acquired Will Bynum stick on the Boston Celtics' roster? From ESPN.com's Marc Stein: Mark Bartlestein, agent for Celtics' Will Bynum, says he and Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge have been in ongoing talks regarding Bynum's future. Bartlestein said sides plan to "take a deep breath" and play out next week before the Celtics decide whether to keep or waive newly acquired guard. Says Bartelstein: "We're going to evaluate the landscape and figure out what's best for Will and the Celtics.

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