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  1. Wizards 101, Celtics 88: Slow start dooms Boston

    Chris Forsberg

    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. ...

    Blog | December 27, 2014
  2. Turnovers plague sloppy C's

    Chris Forsberg

    BOSTON -- By the fourth quarter of Wednesday's 110-107 loss to the Toronto Raptors, even the Boston Celtics seemed amazed by all the different ways they were finding to turn the ball over. Jeff Green pushed the ball out of bounds coming out of a s...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  3. Little turnover means chemistry on C's staff

    Chris Forsberg

    BOSTON -- You don't need to search his office wall for a diploma from the Tom Thibodeau School of Defense. Just watch Boston Celtics assistant coach Darren Erman run players through defensive drills and you can see he absorbed an awful lot as a Thibo...

    Blog | October 04, 2014
  4. Notebook: Rondo plans to sit Wednesday

    Chris Forsberg

    BOSTON -- Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo showed glimpses of his old self yet again Sunday, making a season-high 18 assists with no turnovers while leading his team to a 118-111 triumph over the Detroit Pistons. But there are reminders that he...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  5. Celtics ready for Rajon Rondo

    Chris Forsberg

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- A seasoned veteran gave Jared Sullinger some simple advice last season: Keep your hands up when Rajon Rondo has the ball. Jim Davis/The Boston Globe/GettyWith the Celtics owning the league's worst assist-to-turnover ratio, Rajon...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  6. Notebook: Turnover bug returns

    Chris Forsberg

    BOSTON -- Part of the reason that the Boston Celtics have played more consistent basketball in recent weeks has been better ball security after the team appeared to have eradicated an early season turnover bug. As Courtney Lee glumly put it after Wed...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  7. Practice: Searching for 48-minute effort

    Chris Forsberg

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- The Boston Celtics are 5-2 in their past seven games, they've made strides in a lot of areas of glaring weakness at the start of the season (turnovers, defensive rebounding, transition defense) and they are about to embark on a two-...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  8. Turning over a new leaf

    Chris Forsberg

    BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics entered Friday's game against the Denver Nuggets ranked 25th in the league in turnover percentage at 17.3 percent. Giveaways have plagued the team for much of the year, particularly early in the season with Boston hoverin...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  9. Celtics can ill afford to throw it away

    Chris Forsberg

    BOSTON -- The magic number appears to be 14. If the Boston Celtics commit anything north of that number in turnovers, go ahead and put a tick in the loss column. Brian Babineau/NBAE/Getty ImagesJordan Crawford made 10 of 12 shots and finished wit...

    Blog | November 23, 2013
  10. Boston Celtics done in by turnovers as Indiana Pacers win going a...

    Chris Forsberg

    Too many turnovers are dooming the C's, who can ill afford any mistakes.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2013
  11. Wallace (knee) leaves game vs. Grizzlies

    Chris Forsberg

    Boston Celtics swingman Gerald Wallace bruised his right knee in the third quarter of Monday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies and will not return. Wallace had not attempted a field goal over 27:33, but had 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 turnovers an...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  12. Postgame: Bradley and turnovers

    Chris Forsberg

    The Boston Celtics turned the ball over a head-shaking 21 times during Sunday's 87-77 loss to the Detroit Pistons, including three times in the final 102 seconds of what had been a one-possession game. Two of those turnovers belonged to Avery Bradley...

    Blog | November 03, 2013
  13. Assist/turnover ratio in focus

    Chris Forsberg

    After spotlighting the play of rookie point guard Phil Pressey earlier, here's a look at Boston's leaders in assist/turnover ratio this preseason: 2.86 - Courtney Lee (20 assists, 7 turnovers) 2.18 - Phil Pressey (24, 11) 2.11 - Gerald Wallace (...

    Blog | October 27, 2013
  14. 2013 NBA playoffs -- Boston Celtics done in by turnovers in Game ...

    Chris Forsberg

    The Celtics led the Knicks for much of Game 1 but were done in by turnovers.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2013
  15. Celtics not winning this giveaway

    Chris Forsberg

    BOSTON -- After losing Rajon Rondo to a season-ending injury in late January, the Celtics' turnover rate surprisingly dipped. Not surprisingly, those lack of giveaways were a primary reason for Boston's ability to surge even without their All-Star po...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  16. From negative to positive

    Chris Forsberg

    We could harp on the bad -- and there was plenty of it, like the 19 turnovers, the poor shot selection, Jeff Green's dud in his first trip back to Oklahoma City, Kevin Garnett's off shooting night and a poor effort overall by Boston's bench -- but th...

    Blog | March 10, 2013