Latest 2007–08 Boston Celtics season Stories

2009-04-16 09:30:00

Injured Boston Celtics star Kevin Garnett may miss the NBA playoffs, Coach Doc Rivers said Thursday. Rivers said Garnett is not ready to go, and could be out for the entire playoff run, the Boston Globe reported. The coach said it was possible, but not likely that Garnett might be able to play later in the playoffs. Garnett has been under treatment for an injury to his right knee. The defending champion Celtics open the playoffs at home Saturday against the Chicago Bulls.

2009-04-15 22:21:41

Eddie House hit five 3-pointers in the final period Wednesday and a collection of backup players lifted Boston to a 115-107 victory over Washington. With the defending champion Celtics locked into the second seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, stars Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett were all held out on the final night of the regular season. Glen Davis wound up leading Boston with 21 points and House had 20. Boston will meet Chicago in the opening round of the playoffs after an...

2009-04-03 22:20:23

A 21-point effort by Paul Pierce Friday helped the Boston Celtics pull away in the fourth quarter and sweep the season series from Atlanta with a 104-92 win. The Celtics led by as many as 18 points in the final period before a late Atlanta run. Boston has won seven straight regular-season games against Atlanta, although the Hawks took the Celtics to seven games in their opening-round playoff series last year. Rajon Rondo added 20 points for Boston, winners of four straight and eight out of...

2009-03-23 22:07:49

Ray Allen scored 20 points Monday to pace the Boston Celtics to a 90-77 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Rajon Rondo added 14 points, seven assists and five steals for the Celtics, who won their fourth straight game and remained one game ahead of Orlando for the second seed in the NBA Eastern Conference. The Magic, who won 106-102 at New York Monday, host the Celtics Wednesday. Kendrick Perkins had 12 points and 13 rebounds for Boston. Zach Randolph had 17 points and 14 rebounds for the...

2009-03-23 14:35:19

Cleveland forward LeBron James and New Orleans guard Chris Paul were selected the NBA players of the week, the league said Monday. Paul took the honor for the NBA Western Conference and James for the Eastern Conference for their play in games March 16-22. James was second in the Eastern Conference in scoring, averaging 30.3 points per game as the Cavaliers were 4-0 on the week. He had three double-doubles, including a 43-point, 12-rebound performance Wednesday against Orlando. It was the...

2009-03-13 22:10:27

Leon Powe enjoyed a career-best effort Friday night in carrying the Boston Celtics to a 102-92 victory over Memphis. Powe scored 30 points, the highest total of his three NBA seasons, and grabbed 11 rebounds. He also blocked five shots, helping Boston halt its first two-game losing streak in more than two months. Ray Allen pitched in 22 points and Paul Pierce had 17. The Celtics bounced back from their most one-sided loss of the season, a 23-point setback against Miami Wednesday. Boston's...

2009-03-06 22:43:56

Paul Pierce scored 29 points Friday night and Boston slowed down LeBron James to bring the Celtics a 105-94 win over Cleveland. Boston (49-14) moved into a virtual tie with Cleveland (48-13) for the best record in the Eastern Conference. Still playing without injured superstar Kevin Garnett, Boston shot 54 percent from the field and piled up 31 assists. Leon Powe contributed a season-high 20 points and also claimed 11 rebounds. Boston improved to 5-2 since Garnett was sidelined. James made...

2009-02-26 00:22:44

Zach Randolph's layup with 19 seconds to play put Los Angeles in front Wednesday and the Clippers pulled off an unlikely 93-91 victory over Boston. With Kevin Garnett out of action and Paul Pierce in and out of the game with a bruised hand, Boston wilted down the stretch in the finale of a six-game road trip. The Celtics saw their lead over Cleveland dwindle to two games in the battle for the best record in the Eastern Conference. Randolph scored 30 points and his offensive rebound led to a...

2009-02-11 22:22:16

A 30-point effort from Paul Pierce Wednesday gave Boston an 89-77 win over New Orleans and spoiled the return of star guard Chris Paul. The Celtics produced an eight-point run in the fourth quarter to break open a close game and hand the Hornets their sixth loss in eight outings. Kevin Garnett added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics, who lost Ray Allen during the game with a sprained thumb. X-rays were negative. Paul, who had been averaging 21.5 points a game for the Hornets, had...

2009-02-03 22:07:10

Ray Allen made two three-pointers in the final 30 seconds Tuesday to deliver the Boston Celtics a 100-99 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Allen finished with 23 points. Paul Pierce had 29 points, seven rebounds and six assists as the Celtics extended their winning streak to 12 games. Rajon Rondo had 20 points, eight assists and five rebounds, and Glen Davis 12 points and 11 rebounds for Boston. The Celtics were again without Kevin Garnett, who missed a second straight game with the flu....

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