Monday, November 30, 2009

Road Warriors..




Celtics start latest road trip on a high note by beating the Heat 92-85 last night. KG led the C's with 24 points on 11 of 12 shooting from the field and 2 of 2 shooting from the line. Ticket scored on an array of lay-ups, alley-oops and jump shots. It was by far the best he's looked all year. Kendrick Perkins had yet another stellar night on both ends of the floor, scoring 14 points to go with 13 boards and 3 blocks. Rondo dished out 11 assists and put in 13 points, 2 of them on an amazing shot that you can watch (courtesy of RedsArmy.com) below. Not the best of nights for the C's bench, as they combined to shoot 6 of 16 from the field. But Miami's bench was also a non-factor going 6 of 19 from the floor. DWade led Miami, and all-scorers, as usual, with 27 points. The Celtics now have a day off before facing the red-hot Bobcats in Charlotte tomorrow night. Tip-off is at 7pm...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

That's more like it..

Celtics comfortably beat the Raptors at the Garden tonight 116-103. Ray Allen dropped in 20 and Perk shot a perfect 8 of 8 from the field to score 18. This was an exciting game. Had some great shooting by Turkoglu for the Raps, a great dunk on Chris Bosh by Paul Pierce and I had a great seat 2 rows behind the Celtics' bench which was simply awesome. It was very enjoyable to hear Doc in the timeouts, hear KG and 'Sheed going at it w/each other and the refs, and not to mention the 1st win at home on a Friday night in 3 weeks. The C's now go on the road for about a week. 1st up, the Heat in Miami this Sunday. Tip-off is at 6pm. Here are some pics and video from the game that I filmed from my phone...
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Friday, November 27, 2009

Raps in town..


Chris Bosh and the Toronto Raptors are in town tonight. The Celtics have lost their last 3 Friday night home games in a row. I hope to help them break that trend tonight. I finally found a good seat I could afford after scouring the internet for the last 3 days. I will be in Section 22 in the 1st row. I hope to have some great pics and video here later on tonight. Tip-off at the Garden is at 7:30pm...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

KG beats the buzzer..





I was there to witness the Celts beating the Knicks today 107-105 on KG's buzzer-beater. My stomach was in KNOTS and I would've been crushed if we lost to the Knicks. It was obvious KG was struggling with his shot today, but when it really mattered he came through. Kendrick Perkins had another great game-4 blocks and 13 boards to go along with 16 points. Paul Pierce led all scorers with 33 points and buried 6 of his 7 three-point attempts. Rondo was all over the floor today, on offense and defense. He was 1 rebound short of a triple-double and had 4 steals. For the 2nd unit, Eddie House had his best game in a while, scoring 10 points and hitting 2 three-pointers. It was alot of fun for me to see the Celts on the road, especially at the world-famous Madison Square Garden. Here are some pics and video I shot today...

Ray of Hope....




A friend of mine went to Ray Allen's "Ray of Hope" benefit on Thursday night. Here are some pics she snapped off. Thanks Xianghong for the great pics!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

What's goin' on....??

Frustrating start to my weekend. Celts went down to the Magic 83-78 last night at the Garden. The C's couldn't hit much of anything shot-wise (30 of 87 from the field)
and Vince Carter didn't seem to miss at all. I don't want to dwell on this loss. The C's have some serious issues to address, and I feel confident they will-I'll leave it at that. Right now I am trying to enjoy my weekend with my family in New Jersey. Tomorrow I'll be at MSG for Celtics-Knicks, and will be checking out the world-famous NBA Store afterwards. Check here late tomorrow for pics, video, etc. Here is the only good thing that seemed to come out of last night's game for me-Aztec Gino, my sister and me on CSN....

Monday, November 16, 2009

Regroup and refocus...


Not a good weekend for the C's. Back-to-back losses, finger-pointing (from fans/media) and disappointment. We all know that expectations are high for this team, and anything short of Banner 18 will be a letdown. Marquis Daniels said on his Twitter tonight that it's time to "regroup n refocus". I believe they will do just that. They now have a full 3 days to get it together. I have all the faith in the world that they will. It's simple-they are a very talented group, but the age of some of their core players may hold them back. It will be up to the bench to come with energy in those instances. It will also be up to Doc and his staff to juggle minutes and make sure they are not burning guys out over the long 82 games that is an NBA season. I am very excited for this coming week. It will be all Celtics all the time for me. I will be going to both the Golden State and Orlando games on Wed. and Fri. at the Garden, then down to NYC for Knicks-C's at MSG next Sunday. I have family in the NYC area and will be visiting them. I hope to have some good pics and video of my trip posted here and on Twitter. Goodnite Celtics fans all over the world....

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Lack of motivation..?


Celtics drop their 2nd game of the season tonight to the Hawks, 97-86 at the Garden tonight. Here are my observations:(watched on TV) At times, Celts were late getting back on D, Hawks were WAY more active on the glass, we shot an atrocious 1 of 15 from beyond the arc, and at times, we simply did not seem motivated. I called in to CSL tonight and spoke on these observations. The consensus between myself and the show's hosts was that the Celts just were not up for this game-or at least didn't seem to be. I am not here to bash the Celts, I am just stating what I saw as the reason(s) why we lost tonight. I noticed guys standing around underneath a bit, and also guys complaining to the refs when they probably should've been getting back on defense. Most of the current players on the C's roster have won a championship, have had multiple All-Star selections, won awards on many different levels of bball etc etc. It just appeared to me that tonight the Celts rested on their laurels. I am not concerned at this point in time. If this type of stuff is still going on as the season progresses however, then I can see it being a serious problem. Nevertheless, a very disappointing night at the Garden and on couches and recliners across CelticsNation. Next up, the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse. It will be Marquis Daniels' return to his old stomping grounds. Tip-off tonight is at 7pm.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

C's roll 105-86..



I was at the Garden for another C's victory last night. During the early 1st half, it looked as though the Jazz would keep this game close, but the C's really swarmed on defense and went on to win 105-86. All 5 starters were in double-figures, and everyone really contributed. KG led all scorers with 18, and continued to prove that his knee is fine. Especially so on an amazing dunk over 2 defenders that was set-up by a Rondo alley-oop. Marquis Daniels really impressed me again-he had 10 points, 3 boards and 3 assists. The Celtics D also forced Utah to use up all or most of the shot-clock on many of their possessions. Next up for the Green, the Hawks are in town tomorrow night. Tip-off is at 8pm, as the game will be nationally televised on ESPN. Here are a couple pics I got from my phone last night, as well as a video courtesy of John from RedsArmy.com. Near the end of the video, you can see myself and BPaul from GinosJungle.com. BPaul stands up just to the left of the basket and has all black on. I am seated next to him in a green shirt....

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

All-Star voting has started...

You can now vote for your favorite Celtics to go to the new Texas Stadium and participate in NBA All-Star 2009-10. There is a widget over on the right-hand side of this page. Those making this year's ballot include: KG, P-Dub, Rondo, Perk and Ray. You can also write-in anyone you like. I wrote-in Marquis Daniels. Vote for our boys in Green. Here's a little flashback to the Big Ticket from all-star 2007....

Monday, November 9, 2009

Reloaded....

C's are off again tomorrow and return to action Wednesday at the Garden. The Utah Jazz are in town, which means another marquee point guard match-up. This time for Rondo, it will be Deron Williams. The Jazz beat the Knicks tonight (Knicks actually beat themselves) at MSG and are now 3-4. Tip-off on Wednesday is at 7:30pm. I will be there and should have some pics and video. I really like the new "ReLoaded" marketing campaign the Celtics have unveiled this season....

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Josh Boone=Juwana Mann


On the road again...


Celtics will try to get back to their winning ways in New Jersey tonight. They fell to the Suns 110-103 last night at the Garden. The Suns were running and gunning all evening, and the C's just could not get stops (or hit free-throws) when they really needed to. No word on if Scal will play tonight. He's been listed as "day-to-day" for a bit now. Tip-off at the Izod Center is at 7:30pm...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Squeeeek!



Celtics squeek out a win in Minny tonight, 92-90 over the Wolves. In a sloppy game where the Wolves seemed to hit every shot, Rondo, Ray, KG and company came up with big plays when it really mattered. Rondo had 14 of his 18 points in the 3rd quarter, and seemed to be open every time one of his teammates looked for him. Kendrick Perkins continued his defensive onslaught with 3 blocks, and also pulled down 8 boards and scored 13 points. Minnesota's Oleksiy Pecherov was a thorn in the C's side all night. He seemed to hit every shot he threw up at the basket, and led all scorers with 24 points. The C's are off tomorrow, and return to action at home on Friday night when the Suns are in town. Tip-off at the Garden is @7:30pm. Not sure if I'm going yet or not. Goodnite Celtics fans.....

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Smoked.

Rasheed Wallace and the Celtics absolutely smoked the Sixers at the Wachovia Center tonight. Final score:C's 105 76er's 74. Wallace scored 20 points off the bench tonight and drained 6 of the 8 threes he attempted. The Sixers shot an awful 36% from the field and even uglier 6% from 3. Yes, you're reading that right- 6 percent from beyond the arc. Paul Pierce again led all scorers with 21 points tonight. The real story however was the 2nd unit: 'Sheed played extremely well in front of alot of family and friends in his native Philly, EHouse dropped in 12 points on 4 of 5 shooting from downtown and Shelden Williams contributed 11 points and 7 boards. Marquis Daniels continued to do a bit of everything with 3 rebounds, 4 assists, a steal & 6 points. C's play the 2nd of a back-to-back tomorrow night in Minnesota vs the Wolves. Tip-off is at 8pm. Here is some video of 'Sheed's great night. Thanks to BigMck and John at RedsArmy.com for posting this clip...

Monday, November 2, 2009

Locked and loaded..

So I found out in the back of a cab on my way to work this morning that the Celtics had signed Rondo to an extension. It is for 5 years and worth $55 million dollars. I have not heard one negative comment from any of my friends or any of the Celtics bloggers I follow. I think everyone agrees this kid is extremely talented, athletic and smart. I know this is a huge cliche, but once he develops a better jumpshot, the sky is the limit for Mr. "You Got Rondo'ed". C's are off tonight, and travel to Philly next to face the Sixers tomorrow at 7pm.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Celtics win 97-87..


Got home a little while ago from the Celts 97-87 win over the Hornets. Paul Pierce led the C's, and all scorers, with 27 points. Ray Allen added 17 and 'Sheed 12 off the bench. This was by far the most competitive game of the young season and featured dunks, plenty of 3's and a couple of sick blocks-one by Perk and the other by KG. Rondo and CP3 got in each others' grill at one point and this was just an exciting game. Next up for the C's, the Sixers in Philly on Tuesday. Tip-off is at 7pm at the Wachovia Center. Here is a short clip I shot of the fabulous Celtics Dancers and a pic of KG giving DWest an earful....
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Rondo vs CP3


Chris Paul, old friend Pose and the Hornets are in town tonight to face the C's. Most fans/friends I have been talking w/this morning are looking forward to the Rondo-CP3 match-up. Should be alot of fun. I haven't confirmed yet, but should be at the game and hope to post some pics/videos later tonight. Tip-off at the Garden is at 6pm. Go Celtics!