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  1. C's go down swinging

    Greg Payne

    BOSTON -- You knew they weren't going down without a fight. Brian Babineau/NBAE/Getty ImagesJason Terry and the Celtics nearly pulled off an epic comeback in Game 6 vs. the Knicks.Hopes of a Game 7 between the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks ...

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  2. Green Lantern: Shining in the playoffs

    Greg Payne

    NEW YORK -- Jeff Green sat before a group of reporters on the Madison Square Garden sideline, two days after the Boston Celtics fell to the New York Knicks in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series, expecting the inevitable talk of adj...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  3. Big-play Bass strikes again

    Greg Payne

    NEW YORK -- Based on the way things had already unfolded, perhaps it shouldn't have been surprising that Brandon Bass hit what head coach Doc Rivers deemed the "biggest shot of the game" in the Boston Celtics' 92-86 Game 5 victory over the New York K...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  4. Practice notes: Game 7 state of mind

    Greg Payne

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- The Celtics still have a ways to go before they hope to force a Game 7, but the team is taking a winner-take-all mindset to Wednesday night's Game 5 against the Knicks in New York. "Like I told them, what's the difference betwee...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  5. Forgotten KG extends Boston's season

    Greg Payne

    BOSTON -- Kevin Garnett probably didn't understand the gravity of his statement. Neither did Paul Pierce. Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/GettyKevin Garnett at work in Game 4 vs. the Knicks.Not long after Pierce admitted the Celtics sometimes forget abo...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
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  7. Terry ready to fight for season

    Greg Payne

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- Perhaps not wanting to add any fuel to the already raging fire that is the New York Knicks' 3-0 Eastern Conference first-round series lead over the Boston Celtics, Jason Terry did not want to discuss the elbow he absorbed from Knick...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  8. Pierce irked by lost opportunities

    Greg Payne

    BOSTON -- The prospect of being asked to do too much for the Celtics in the first two games of their first-round playoff series with the New York Knicks might not have been frustrating for Paul Pierce, but he likely crossed that threshold in Boston's...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  9. Green key to sustained offense

    Greg Payne

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- The Celtics are still determined to establish Kevin Garnett on offense early in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series with the Knicks on Friday, but doing so can't come at the expense of Jeff Green. Debby Wong/USA TODAY Spo...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  10. Ainge: Missing Rondo is no excuse

    Greg Payne

    Quick hits following Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge's weekly appearance on Boston sports radio WEEI (93.7 FM) Thursday. On whether he expects Kevin Garnett to be limited, physically, in Friday's Game 3: "No, listen,...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  11. Doc: We're asking too much from Pierce

    Greg Payne

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- A quick film session probably confirmed what Celtics head coach Doc Rivers already knew: Paul Pierce isn't Superman, even if Boston had been guilty of asking him to try to be during the opening two losses of its first-round playoff ...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  12. Doc puts faith in Crawford

    Greg Payne

    After playing Jordan Crawford just over 10 minutes in the Celtics' Game 1 loss of their first-round playoff series with the New York Knicks, head coach Doc Rivers vowed to give him more time in Game 2, and did so, as Crawford logged 25:15 of floor ti...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  13. Rivers: Pierce 'needs some help'

    Greg Payne

    NEW YORK -- Following the Celtics' 85-78 loss in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series with the New York Knicks, head coach Doc Rivers felt Jeff Green had been asked to do too much, between his scoring and having to defend Carmelo Anthony. But a...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  14. Green: 'I want to do it all' vs. Knicks

    Greg Payne

    NEW YORK -- After scoring 20 points in the first half of the Celtics' 85-78 loss to the Knicks in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference first-round series, Jeff Green mustered just six points over the final 24 minutes as he logged a game-high 45:35 of floo...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  15. C's goal for Game 2: Establish KG

    Greg Payne

    NEW YORK -- As important as his defense is for the Boston Celtics, Kevin Garnett's offense received the most attention following Boston's 85-78 loss in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series with the New York Knicks. Over 36:36 of floor time,...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  16. Crawford ready for more minutes, shots

    Greg Payne

    NEW YORK -- Celtics guard Jordan Crawford did two things for the first time in his career in the opening game of Boston's first-round playoff series with the New York Knicks Saturday: He played in the postseason and he played more than 10 minutes wit...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  17. Ball movement lacking in opening loss

    Greg Payne

    NEW YORK -- When the Celtics take the floor Tuesday night for Game 2 of their opening round playoff series against the New York Knicks, coach Doc Rivers is hoping to see a more cohesive effort from his team. Rivers pinpointed a lack of ball moveme...

    Blog | April 21, 2013