Ticket went up pretty hard for a pass from Ray Allen, dunked it, and then grimaced in pain before letting go of the rim. When he landed, he jogged up the floor until he could get a stoppage in play. He then limped over to the Celtics bench area. He then sat on the bench for quite a while, with an agonized look on his face. Finally, he hobbled off the floor with the C's trainer.
A short while later, (that felt like 5 years to C's fans) the Celtics announced that the x-rays were negative, which rules out a break or fracture. Multiple media-outlets are reporting that: A) It is not a knee injury-it's a "lower-leg injury" and B)That a Celtics player was quoted as saying it was "worse than it looked." KG obviously did not play in anymore of tonight's game, and will have an MRI back in Boston tomorrow.
My personal opinion is that it is a strain of his right calf. When players go up for a dunk, they put alot of pressure on their calves by pushing off for lift. That is how they propel themselves up in the air. I noticed that when KG went up for that dunk, he really pushed-off with alot of effort. Tomorrow will be a long day for us as Celtics fans. We will simply have to wait, and hope.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
The sparks that lit the 2nd-half fire though were Marquis Daniels and Big Baby. Quisy's defense was huge down the stretch, and he also scored at will in the paint. Quisy had a great line tonight: 12 pts, 4 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal & 5 rebounds. Baby shot lights out in the 2nd half and tallied 14 points. P.P. led the C's and all-scorers with 21 points.
The Celts now fly to Detroit where they will face the Pistons tomorrow in the 2nd of a back-to-back. Tip-off tomorrow is at 7:30pm.
(Video courtesy of Jose 3030)
Thursday, December 23, 2010
|"Swear to GOD those refs were straight CHUMPS man.."|
This was just frustrating to watch. I actually got yelled at by TD Garden security for yelling "BULLSH*T" at the refs. Check out the full recap and box score from Chuck at RedsArmy.com.
C's are now off until their showdown with the Magic on Christmas Day. Tip-off is at 2:30pm. Have a Merry Christmas everyone!
(video courtesy of ESPN Boston's C.Forsberg)
Posted by KWAPT at 12:24 AM
Sunday, December 19, 2010
|18 points, 10 rebounds & 12 assists.|
13 straight wins for the Celtics, and a triple-double of 18, 10 & 12 for The Truth.
Without Rajon Rondo in the lineup, Paul Pierce became the "point forward" as Doc called him postgame, and dished out 12 assists to help the Celtics beat the Pacers 99-88 at the Garden today. Shaquille O'Neal returned to the lineup and had 11 points & 5 rebounds in 21 minutes. Shaq scored early and often, but got into foul-trouble later in the game. Nate Robinson again was solid in the starting point-guard role, dropping in 18 points and playing with an unmatched hustle & energy all afternoon. Glen Davis was great off the bench, chipping-in 18 points and pulling down 6 rebounds. Marquis Daniels also continued to contribute, scoring 8 points to go along with 4 rebounds and 1 steal.
The Celtics are absolutely cruising right now, and as Paul Pierce said after the game, are not even playing their best basketball yet. Next up for the green; the Sixers come to town on Wednesday night. Tip-off at the Garden is at 7:30pm, and I'll be there. Check here and RedsArmy.com for my pics, video and more. Check out John's recap of today's win on RedsArmy.com for more analysis and stats.
Posted by KWAPT at 4:04 PM
Thursday, December 16, 2010
|"We got this."|
|"I own the paint."|
One of them, Von Wafer, went down with back spasms early in the game. Could it get any worse..? Well, for these Celtics and their leader Doc Rivers, adversity is just motivation. The C's fight, fight and then fight some more to beat the Hawks tonight 102-90 at TD Garden. Ray Allen again led the C's in scoring- he had 18 points to lead the 6 Celtics that were in double-figures this evening. With a serious big-man shortage in Boston right now, Glen Davis' 18 points and 10 boards off the bench were huge to say the least.
This team just continues to defy the odds. They are focused beyond belief right now. It is absolutely scary to think how great this team will be once they are completely healthy and have had some continuity. Scary.
C's now get a couple of days off before hosting the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. Doc Rivers was quoted as saying that Shaq could indeed play on Sunday, and CSNNE reported that Jermaine O'Neal is also very close to coming back soon. Tip-off on Sunday at the Garden is at 1pm.
(video courtesy of Chris Forsberg)
Posted by KWAPT at 11:41 PM
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
|You can't handle The Truth|
This game absolutely lived-up to all the hype. The local and national media had been pushing this game down our throats all week, and it actually was just as good as advertised. The Knicks were in control for most of this game. Amar'e had his way in the paint, Felton was dribble-driving and Gallinari's dunks and other heroics kept the sellout crowd into the contest. The Knicks led 90-83 heading into the 4th quarter.
But the C's hung around, and made the usual clutch plays when it mattered most: a Big Ticket follow dunk with 2:03 left, a Ray Allen 3 with 1:02 left, and of course Paul Pierce with a classic "The Truth" step-back jumper with 0.4 left.
Amar'e Stoudamire was an absolute monster again, bringing his streak of games with 30+ points to 9 straight, finishing with a game-high 39 points.
Pierce led the C's with 32, Ray continued his great play with 26 and Ticket dropped in 20. ESPN has the entire box score here.
No rest for the Celts. They will fly back to Boston tonight and face the Hawks at the Garden tomorrow. Tip-off will be at 8pm, as TNT has the game.
(video courtesy of NBAfufu)
Posted by KWAPT at 10:40 PM
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
"Muscular Ghandi" features some great highlights from a clearly rejuvenated Kevin Garnett. Celtics fans, the media and his teammates all agree that the Big Ticket is finally fully healed from his knee injury, and having his best season in a long time:
Posted by KWAPT at 5:36 PM
Saturday, December 11, 2010
But the Celtics came out focused and determined in the 2nd half and took control quickly. Ray and Big Baby both had 16 to lead the C's, but defense was the name of the game tonight. The Celtics had 10 blocked-shots, and Paul Pierce, Marquis Daniels and company held Gerald Wallace to 9 points on 2 of 15 shooting. Speaking of Quis, his defense has been fantastic all year, and he put together another great stat line tonight: 10 points, 6 boards, 3 steals and 2 of 3 from downtown. The Celtics are firing on all cylinders and doing it without Kendrick Perkins, J.O. and DWest. It's pretty clear that when this team is completely healthy, they will be tough to beat.
The bruised and battered C's now get a much needed 3 days off. Next up, what should be an entertaining night at MSG vs the rejuvenated Knicks on Wednesday. Tip-off will be at 7pm.
(video courtesy of "NBA_video")
Thursday, December 9, 2010
|"Jump on-I got you homie."|
Rondo once again had double-digit assists, handing out 14 to go with 19 points. Ray Allen struggled a bit, but hit some huge shots and drilled clutch free-throws to finish with a game-high 23. Glen Davis also was big off the bench scoring 16, pulling down 7 boards and hitting a huge jumper with less than a minute to play in the 4th.
It didn't look good rebounding-wise, as the C's were beat on the glass most of the game, but this team once again showed it's championship pedigree by doing what it takes to win in the closing minutes: grabbing rebounds, playing great defense and of course hitting big shots. C's improve to 18-4 on the year and now are off until Saturday when they face the 'Cats in Carolina. Tip-off is at 7pm.
(video courtesy of nbafufu)
Posted by KWAPT at 11:08 PM
|Baby shoots a free-throw|
|KG getting ready before tip-off|
|2nd unit heads to court after timeout|
I'm really wiped-out, so this will be a short post. For all the stats/notes from tonight, check out Chris Forsberg's Celtics blog
So now the C's fly out to Philly to face the 76er's. Who knows which C's will play tomorrow as Rondo, Shaq and Baby are all under the weather and/or banged-up. Tip-off will be at 8pm, as this is a TNT national broadcast.
The pics & video were all filmed on my phone from my seat at the game tonight.
Posted by KWAPT at 12:26 AM
Saturday, December 4, 2010
|It ain't easy being Quisy|
My good friends over at Celtics Late Night Show will be doing a live post game show at the conclusion of tomorrow's contest. I plan on calling-in live from the Pru to share my thoughts on the game. So make sure to tune in live tomorrow and check it out!
Posted by KWAPT at 8:09 PM
Friday, December 3, 2010
Shaq lived-up to his "no layups" catchphrase tonight by patrolling the paint with no regard for human life. He made it clear to the Bulls that nothing would come easy in his house.
But the real story was the tandem of Ticket and Rondo. Garnett continues to shine and show the naysayers that now that he has fully recovered from 2009's knee surgery he is as good as ever. Ticket grabbed board after board tonight and made many tough shots in the paint as well as midrange jumpers. And R.R. put on yet another dazzling display of steals, passes and pure wizardry. This was Rajon's 8th game of the young season with 15 or more assists.
The Celtics will now head to the brand-new Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. to face the Nets on Sunday. Tip-off is at 1pm. I am in Jersey visiting family this weekend and will be there when the C's and Nets face off. I am very excited to experience the Nets' new arena. I have heard nothing but great stuff about it. And of course it's always a thrill to cheer on my Celtcs in enemy territory. Should be a fun afternoon. I'll post pics @RedsArmy.com on Sunday night.
Posted by KWAPT at 11:06 PM
Thursday, December 2, 2010
I am thoroughly exhausted from going right to the game from work, from being old, and from yelling, jumping up & down and sweating out this win tonight. The Garden crowd got frustrated tonight, but we stayed behind our Celts and willed them to victory. And oh yeah, Ray Allen hit a huge three-pointer with about 10 seconds left.
It's way past my bedtime, but if you'd like to see the boxscore, check it out courtesy of ESPN.
Here is a clip of Ray's game-winner shot by my boy MrTripleDouble from his seats in Section 15. I am off to NYC/NJ on Friday morning and will be there when the C's play the Nets in New Jersey on Sunday. C's next play on Friday night against Chicago. Tip-off at the Garden will be at 8pm.
Posted by KWAPT at 12:16 AM
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
The Celts played lock-down defense, and quickly set the tone for the rest of the night. Led by Paul Pierce's 3, (and 11 points) the Celtics finished with 8 blocked-shots and held the Cavs to 39% from the field. The Celts meanwhile nailed 50% of their shots.
Rajon Rondo scored a season-high 23 points, most of them on blow-by layups that had the Cavaliers swatting at air all night. Marquis Daniels tied his highest point total as a Celtic with 16 and played great defense once again. Nate put in 8 and Big Baby dropped 17 in another fine effort from the bench.
C's now fly back to Boston and face the Blazers tomorrow at TD Garden. The Blazers will also be playing for the 2nd time in 2 nights. I will be at the Garden tomorrow night for the game, which will tip-off at 7:30pm.
Posted by KWAPT at 9:38 PM
Friday, November 26, 2010
Celts came out firing on all cylinders tonight. KG was dunking, Ray was nailing 3's, and Rondo, in his return from a hamstring injury, was dishing. The boys in green were up by 11 after 1. But the Raps crashed the boards and scored 32 points in the 2nd quarter to stay in the game. Rebounding was a problem tonight, especially on the offensive side. Raps pulled down 17 offensive rebounds to Boston's 8.
But Kevin Garnett's season-high 26 points & the C's dominance down-low were the difference. Shaq put in 16 as well as the C's scored a ridiculous 64 points in the paint. SugarRay added 17, Pierce 18 and Glen Davis chipped in 18 off the bench.
The C's now have 3 full days off before returning to Cleveland for the 2nd time this year on Tuesday. Tip-off will be at 7pm EST Tuesday night.
(video from dicko321))
Posted by KWAPT at 10:55 PM
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
|The Beast wishes crowd Happy Thxgiving|
When Delonte West went down near the end of the 1st half tonight, things looked really bad in Boston. The C's were really struggling and the Nets were in control. But at the beginning of the 2nd half, as we learned D.West's wrist was broken, the C's started to turn things around.
Behind Shaq's game-high 25 points, some clutch-shooting by Ray and Nate, and some all-around balling by Marquis, the C's beat a determined Nets team 89-83 tonight at the Garden. Delonte landed hard on his right wrist late in the 1st half, and the C's announced later in the game that he did in fact break it. There is no timetable for his return.
|"What's that? You want more?"|
The Captain put in 18 points, Nate and Ray both hit clutch 3's down the stretch and Marquis had an all-around solid game. He had 4 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals and a block. It seemed that he was always in the right place all game long.
The Celtics are now off for Turkey Day and return to action Friday at the Garden for a rematch w/Toronto. Tip-off is at 7:30pm. Have a great Thanksgiving everyone.
(video courtesy of Chris Forsberg)
Posted by KWAPT at 10:17 PM
Monday, November 22, 2010
|"Enough bullsh*t. Let's smoke these fools tonight."|
The C's came out of the gate full of fire. Attacking, pushing the ball and defending- 3 staples of Celtic basketball. Shaq had his 2nd highest scoring game so far as a C, with 13 points to go with 11 boards in 21 minutes, and Nate & Ticket also had double-doubles: Ticket with 17 and 11 and Nate the Great with 16 and 10 assists. Nate also hit 4 of his 5 three-point attempts. It was just an old-fashioned beat down tonight.
The defense was also on point this evening, with Delonte West getting up for 2 highlight-reel blocks, and Marquis Daniels putting-back 3 Hawk's shots himself. The Green also continued to shutdown the opposition's two-guards. D Wade and Gilbert Arenas have already been victims, tonight it was Joe Johnson: held to 6 points on 2 of 10 shooting.
Celts now come home for a day off before facing the Nets at the Garden on Wednesday. Tip-off is at 7:30pm.
Posted by KWAPT at 9:39 PM
Mario West will also be calling-in to talk Celtics, Red Claws and answer your questions.
here at 6pm EST. Then immediately afterwards, watch the Celtics take on the Hawks in Atlanta on CSNNE at 7pm.
here at 6pm EST. Then immediately afterwards, watch the Celtics take on the Hawks in Atlanta on CSNNE at 7pm.
Posted by KWAPT at 5:38 PM
Sunday, November 21, 2010
End of story.
No time to wallow. C's are back at it tomorrow night against Atlanta in the ATL. Tip-off is at 7pm EST.
Here's the box score courtesy of YahooSports.
Posted by KWAPT at 3:55 PM
Friday, November 19, 2010
Couldn't have said it better myself KG. Just in from the Garden where the C's drop a frustrating one to Russell Westbrook and the OKC Thunder 89-84. Westbrook had 31 points and at times seemed like he was never going to miss.
|Man on a mission|
Celts just could not get into a rhythm tonight. They would get a huge play, like Rondo's put-back slam, but just couldn't follow it up with a good run or consecutive defensive stops. The C's missed their final 9 shots of the game. I really believe the whole "Durant is out" thing also possibly had the C's a bit too relaxed from the jump.
Short post for me tonight. Went straight to the Garden for pregame after work, so I'm exhausted.
C's now take tomorrow off to travel to Toronto. They face the Raptors on Sunday afternoon, with tip-off @1pm.
Posted by KWAPT at 11:51 PM
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Allen Iverson made his debut for Turkish team Besiktas Cola Turka on Tuesday. The Answer scored 15 points in his squad's 94-91 loss. Here's some footage of A.I. being introduced to the Turkish crowd, as well as his first points in classic A.I. fashion- an and-one dribble drive to the rack.
Some folks didn't care for A.I. when he played in the NBA, but I was always a fan of his exciting play and hard-nosed style. Best of luck overseas A.I. And don't be late for practice..
(video courtesy of EuroBasketTV)
Posted by KWAPT at 3:31 PM
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Shaquille O'Neal came out of the gate absolutely insane tonight, scoring bucket after bucket on dunks and layups in the 1st quarter. He finished with 18 and 6, the best performance of his very young career in green. Rondo again put up ridiculous dime numbers with 17 assists. He has now had 15 or more assists in 7 of the C's 10 games this year.
Paul Pierce failed to get a shot up at the end of regulation, but still had a great night, leading all-scorers with 28 points, including some key shots in the 4th and 9 of 9 shooting from the line.
Nate Robinson was excellent off the bench, putting in 15 points and nailing 3 hoops from downtown.
The C's now have a much-needed 3 days off before they face the Wizards back in Boston on Wednesday. This will be the first game of the year where Delonte West will be eligible to play. His 10-game suspension ended after tonight's game w/Memphis. It will also be Boston's first taste of super-rookie John Wall. Should be alot of fun. I am debating on buying myself a ticket for this one. Tip-off will be at 7:30pm...
(video courtesy of Chris Forsberg)
Posted by KWAPT at 11:27 PM
Here's a clip where I talk w/Nick and John about the victory over Miami this past Thursday, tonight's road trip finale against Memphis, the return of Delonte on Wednesday night and much more:
(not sure why the video kept stuttering-my apologies)
Posted by KWAPT at 6:45 PM
Friday, November 12, 2010
|Nick Gelso aka "The SwagMaster"|
|KWAPT aka "Kobe Wears A Purple Thong"|
Join me at 5pm EST tomorrow evening for a live UStream session. I'll be joined by Nick Gelso from North Station Sports and we'll be talking everything Celtics. I did a few live UStream broadcasts last season, and they were all a very fun time.
You can get a UStream account very easily by logging-on to UStream.tv. We'll be taking your calls, chatting and discussing the latest Celtics news and happenings-including: last night's huge win over Miami, tomorrow's road-trip finale against the Grizz and upcoming homegames against John Wall and the Wiz & Kevin Durant's OKC Thunder. I really hope you'll all join us. The more the merrier! So log-on by using the following link tomorrow evening at 5pm: KWAPT Live!
Posted by KWAPT at 6:43 PM
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Celtics beat Miami for the second time this young season, 112-107 in Miami tonight. This was just a tremendous effort by the whole squad. Defense, offense, outside-shooting and most importantly, they kept the turnovers to a minimum. The Celtics only turned the ball over 8 times tonight. Anyone who has followed the Celts over the last two seasons knows that turnovers have been very costly for this squad.
The key to tonight's win though was SugarRay. Allen was absolutely torrid, putting in 33 points on 7 of 9 shooting from beyond the arc. Paul Pierce was in Captain mode, putting in 25 of his own, including some clutch baskets down the stretch. KG also had yet another solid game, tallying 16 and 13.
The bench also chipped in-especially Nate Robinson who had 12 points and 3 assists. Marquis Daniels did a stellar job defending DWade. Wade was held to 8 points, on 2 of 12 shooting. The C's now have tomorrow off before finishing this road-trip in Memphis on Saturday night. Tip-off will be at 8pm. I will also be doing a live UStream on Saturday evening at 5pm EST. Details coming tomorrow.
|I don't think so Wade|
|Where do you think you're going Queen James?|
(videos courtesy of Jose3030)
Posted by KWAPT at 11:07 PM
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
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Posted by KWAPT at 3:30 PM
Monday, November 8, 2010
C's lose a tough one on the road in Dallas, 89-87 tonight. Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry hit some clutch shots in the final minutes, and the C's just couldn't execute well down the stretch. Dallas finished the game with a 15-7 run.
Kevin Garnett continued to play well, going for 18 points and 15 boards, and Paul Pierce led the C's with 24.
Nowitzki led all-scorers with 25. Also of note, Jermaine O'Neal left the game in the first-half with an unknown injury and did not return. No updates from the C's yet.
C's now get a much needed and much deserved two days off. Next up, the Miami Heat-this time on their turf.
Should be a very fun game, and I'm sure that Shaq should be ready to go. Tip-off on Thursday for the nationally-televised rematch is at 8pm EST.
Posted by KWAPT at 11:11 PM
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Ray Allen led the C's with 19. But the bench really clinched this game-Semih Erden had his best game as a Celt scoring 9 points to go along with 4 boards and a 5-5 night from the charity stripe. Marquis Daniels had another solid game, putting in 7 to go along with a steal, an assist and a rebound. The C's bench destroyed OKC's 33-9 tonight. Kevin Durant was his usual fantastic-self, leading all scorers with 34.
The road trip doesn't get any easier. The C's now travel to Dallas to face the Mavs tomorrow in the 2nd of a back-to-back. Tip-off is at 8:30pm EST.
(video courtesy of Jose 3030)
Posted by KWAPT at 9:28 PM
Saturday, November 6, 2010
|The battle down low|
|Quis going hard in the paint|
|Thanks for the memories|
Here are some postgame videos courtesy of WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia:
Posted by KWAPT at 2:06 PM