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Keep an eye on: Ramon Sessions

11.07.08 at 5:24 pm ET
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Pregame: Celtics vs. Bucks

His name is Ramon Sessions (pronounced Rah-mawn) and chances are you’ve never heard of him.

His jersey number is close to his assists per game

His jersey number is close to his assists per game

Sessions is one of the those good players hidden by a losing record. Up until this summer, you didn’t get much press in Milwaukee unless your name was Michael Redd and even then the coverage was limited. But Sessions began to come into his own last season and has carried that progress over into his sophomore year. Now his ball handling is earning him shout-outs on the BottomLine and recognition as a sleeper in fantasy keeper leagues.

He may have a ways to go before he earns full-time starter status (he’s headed back to the bench now that Luke Ridnour is healthy), but in the meantime Sessions is a promosing PG worth keeping an eye on.

  • Averaged 8.3 assists in 38 minutes in first three games of the season
  • Last season became first rookie in over 15 years to have a 20 point, 20 assist night
  • Has been mentored by Charlie Villanueva and earned early praises from new head coach Scott Skiles

The Bucks will play the Celtics twice in two weeks when the Cs travel to Milwaukee on November 15. Stay tuned for more on Sessions and his teammates then.

Read More: Charlie Villanueva, Milwaukee Bucks, Ramon Sessions, Scott Skiles

Live from the Garden: Celtics vs. Bucks

11.07.08 at 5:20 pm ET
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Join Paul Flannery and me tonight as we bring you the latest as the Celtics take on the Bucks tonight at the Garden. Paul will keep you posted on the first and third quarters and I’ll have you covered for the second and fourth. So check back for the latest action from the game and news and notes from both locker rooms.

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Celtics-Thunder Live Blog

11.05.08 at 6:00 pm ET
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We are live from my Ikea chair for tonight’s game between the Celtics and Thunder. So many questions will be answered tonight: Was Ray Allen’s revival a one-night deal, can the C’s win back-to-back games on the road, are the Thunder any good?

Check back early and often for continuous live-blogging goodness.
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Live Blogging Tonight

11.05.08 at 1:30 pm ET
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Come one, come all to tonight’s Celtics-Thunder live-blogging extravaganza. We’ll be doing it right here in this very space, and we’ll be kicking it old-school from our couch, like God and Will Leitch intended, and without that fancy Cover It Live contraption.

We’ll be watching for signs of a back-to-back letdown, making fun of the Thunder (seriously, how long did it take those geniuses to come up with that logo? Five seconds?) and hanging on every word from Mike and Donny.

Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. What else do you guys have to do tonight, besides sweating the senate election returns from Georgia, of course.

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Rondo: Celtics Have to Repeat for Obama

11.04.08 at 11:11 pm ET
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If there was any doubt of the Boston Celtics motivation to defend their title, Rajon Rondo has found another source of inspiration. For Rondo it’s not about what he’d win but rather who he’d get to meet. He explains on his Election Day YardBarker.com blog entry:

Rondo wants to get back here in '09

Rondo wants to get back here in '09

“I just got back in the locker room. We just got the W in Houston, and I had to blog. OBAMA IS THE PRESIDENT! I can’t even explain how I feel right now. All I have to say is that we have to repeat, because we have to go back to the White House to meet Obama. I’m glad to see that everyone got out and voted today. I made sure I voted last week before we left for this road trip because I knew how important this election was going to be. Every vote counted! Thanks to everyone that got out and voted today. God Bless America. We did it.”

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Instant Analysis: Joe D. Blows Up the Pistons

11.03.08 at 1:00 pm ET
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The Chauncey Billups-Allen Iverson rumors had been out there for a couple of days, but it was still a bit of a shock to see it actually happen. The Nuggets get Billups, Antonio McDyess, and Cheikh Samb (whose name defies spell-check) and the Pistons now have The Answer some seven years after almost getting him from the Sixers. The hold-up in that deal was Matt Geiger’s refusal to give up his trade-kicker, which earned him some honorary MVP votes from the Philly media when the Sixers made it to the NBA Finals that year. (And now you know.)

At any rate, the trade is unique in that it ends two eras, one successful the other not so much, and changes the NBA landscape considerably. After the jump, what it all means. Read the rest of this entry »

Read More: Allen Iverson, Chauncey Billups, Cheikh Samb, Joe Dumars

Sunday Celtics Thoughts

11.02.08 at 1:41 pm ET
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Just passing along a few Celtics-related items…

It’s not that the C’s blowout loss in Indiana was completely unexpected. (The NBA: Where sleep-deprived blowouts happen). What is disconcerting is that this sort of thing never happened last year.

The Celtics were 8-0 in road games the night after home games last season, which reveals something about their A) Preparedness, B) Professionalism and C) Mental toughness. I’ll be curious to see what happens Tuesday against Houston, but if getting run off the floor against a mediocre Indiana squad doesn’t get their attention, nothing will.

After the jump, three more things while trying to figure out what to do if a Cheetah gets loose on your plane.

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