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KG and Allen off to San Antonio 03.19.09 at 11:44 am ET
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Ray Allen (elbow) and Kevin Garnett (knee) are traveling to San Antonio with the Boston Celtics on their team charter, according to multiple reports. Garnett has not played since February 19 against the Utah Jazz. Allen sat out of Wednesday’s game against the Miami Heat. The Celtics will play the Spurs on Friday night.

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Too many whistles while he works 03.18.09 at 11:21 pm ET
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‘€œFoul on number seven, Mikki Moore.’€

Those words have become all too familiar since Moore joined the Boston Celtics in February.

Moore has fouled out of the last two games, including Wednesday night’s overtime win against the Miami Heat. (He was gone after playing less than 17 minutes.) Over the last five games, he has been whistled for a league-leading total of 26 personal fouls. (Recap here)

‘€œI’m playing aggressive, trying to do the right thing, and most of my calls are just touch fouls,’€  Moore said after the game.  ‘€œThat’s why I’m frustrated. But a foul is a foul. I have to make my fouls count.’€

Moore explains there is a difference between a good foul and a bad foul. He should know. He led the NBA with 310 personal fouls during the 2008 season.

‘€œA bad foul is when it goes negative to the team, when it’s a turnover,’€ he said. ‘€œLike if it’s an offensive foul or if I try to come off somebody’s back and get an offensive rebound. That’s a real bad foul. And if it’s low on the shot clock and I foul a jumpshooter, that’s a bad foul. But if it’s just a hustling foul or I’m going for a loose ball, I don’t think that’s a bad foul.’€

Moore admits that part of his foul trouble has come with learning a new system. He is anxious to get adjusted, but knows he has to be patient.

‘€œI’ve got to stop trying so hard,’€ he said. ‘€œKG told me tonight, ‘Just relax and play, man. Stop trying to do everything.’ That’s what I’ve got to start doing.’€

Garnett’s advice was echoed by head coach Doc Rivers.

Said Moore, ‘€œHe said, ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day so you’ve got to keep working hard.”€

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Competition among friends at 10:47 pm ET
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Bill Walker and Michael Beasley were more than roommates at Kansas State. They were each other’s toughest competition.

‘€œOh man, we competed at everything,’€ Walker recalled earlier this season. ‘€œOn the basketball side, out of basketball, video games, we competed in every thing. Everything was a competition.’€

On Wednesday night the rookies faced off as Walker and the Boston Celtics took on Beasley and the Miami Heat. (RECAP HERE) Just like their friendship, the game was a back and forth battle. But it still doesn’t compare to their one-on-one games back in college.

‘€œThat’s probably the most intense basketball I’ve played in my life,’€ Beasley said. ‘€œWhen he won, I didn’t want to leave. And I when I won, he’s not leaving. So sometimes you could win three or four straight and he just won’t quit, or vice versa. I remember there were times we were in the gym until four or five o’clock in the morning just playing one-on-one.’€

Walker dubbed Beasley, ‘€œThe Beast from the East,’€ and the two saw everything has a chance to win. Little things walking to the car became a race. Game days were another opportunity to one up each other.

‘€œHonestly, we prepared for a game by bringing our Xbox into the locker room and then playing games until pregame stuff,’€ Beasley said. ‘€œWe’d always play as ourselves and be Kansas State versus Kansas State.’€

Their must-win mentalities pushed one another to become better than they were before.

‘€œIt teaches you a lot about yourself,’€ said Walker. ‘€œEspecially when you go up against somebody that’€™s just as competitive as you are and he’€™s skilled in the same manner you are, that really challenges you.’€

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Not over yet at 9:38 pm ET
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The stage was set for Paul Pierce to be the hero. But after running down the clock, his last second shot circled off the rim. It’s overtime for the Celtics and Heat, tied at 100 apiece.

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A foul first half at 8:14 pm ET
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The Celtics were already shorthanded before the whistles started blowing. But their bench became depleted when their big man could not stay out of foul trouble in the first half. The Celtics are in tough shape at the end of the second quarter:

Mikki Moore: 4 fouls in 8 minutes

Glen Davis: 4 fouls in 14 minutes

Kendrick Perkins: 3 fouls in 17 minutes

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He couldn’t wait til next month at 7:40 pm ET
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March really isn’t the best time of the year to see Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers hit a three against the Boston Celtics. Just brings back all sorts of bad memories …

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Wade out against Celtics at 6:34 pm ET
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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade will not play on Wednesday night against the Boston Celtics with an strained right hip flexor.

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