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No punishment for Rondo 04.29.09 at 4:37 pm ET
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According to the Boston Globe, an NBA official has confirmed Celtics guard Rajon Rondo will not face further action in response to his Game 5 foul on Brad Miller. The Bulls had argued Rondo committed a flagrant foul in the closing seconds of overtime. The Celtics and Bulls will play Game 6 on Thursday night in Chicago.

The league did hand down on punishment, though, on Wednesday. Dwight Howard was suspended for Game 6 of the Magic-76ers series for elbowing Samuel Dalembert in the face.

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KG was still heard at 8:29 am ET
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He hasn’t played in over a month but Kevin Garnett is still finding a way to make his voice heard during games. On Tuesday night, he made sure Bulls guard Ben Gordon got his message loud and here. Click here for the photo (via HoopsHype).

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Gordon’s return was expected at 12:36 am ET
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Doc Rivers has seen this before. Last season he watched Paul Pierce bounce back from a knee injury to save the day in the NBA Finals. So he wasn’t surprised when Ben Gordon, the Bulls most dangerous scorer, played through a problematic hamstring in a critical Game 5.

‘€œYeah I wasn’€™t worried about Ben Gordon being hurt,’€ he said. ‘€œI’ve seen that act before.’€

Gordon scored 26 points in 50 minutes during the Bulls overtime loss. Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro explained why he left his guard on the court for so long.

‘€œA few times I said, ‘€˜Ben, how are you? Are you alright?’€™ and he just said, ‘€˜Yeah, I’€™m fine’€™ or ‘€˜Yeah, I’€™m a little tight,’€™’€ Del Negro said. ‘€œBut he played 50 minutes so it wasn’€™t like I was going to take him out because once he gets tight it’€™s hard to get him loose again. So if he was fine then I was fine with him being out there because he’€™s such a threat.’€

Rivers gave Gordon credit for leading the Bulls on the scoreboard. But that’s not to say he overwhelmed by a comeback performance.

‘€œHe was terrific. You know, he made some unbelievable shots and honestly some of them were very well defended. We’€™ll take some of those shots and if he makes them, he makes them,’€ said Rivers. ‘€œBut overall he didn’€™t look injured to me.’€

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Pierce reveals favorite players to watch 04.26.09 at 2:17 pm ET
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During halftime of Game 4 between the Celtics and Bulls, ABC revealed Paul Pierce’s favorite five players to watch growing up:

1. Charles Barkley
2. Shaquille O’Neal
3. Magic Johnson
4. Michael Jordan
5. Dominique Wilkins

Click here to see Ray Allen’s favorite five shooters of all-time.

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D-League Season over for Giddens 04.25.09 at 4:50 pm ET
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J.R. Gidden’s postseason is over — with the Utah Flash, at least. The Celtics rookie led the Flash to the NBDL Finals before losing to the Colorado 14ers on Friday night, 123-104. Giddens, who was assigned to the Flash in March, posted 17 points , 15 rebounds, and 5 assists  in the loss. He averaged 17.2 points (57.8% FG) and 6.3 rebounds during the D-League playoffs. Giddens was selected by the Celtics with the 30th pick in the 2008 Draft.

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NBA Weekend Playoff Guide 04.24.09 at 4:11 pm ET
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Friday, April 24

(1) Cleveland Cavaliers @ (8) Detroit Pistons*
7:00pm EST, ESPN

(3) Orlando Magic @ (6) Philadelphia 76ers
8:00pm EST, ESPN2

(4) Portland Trail Blazers @ (5) Houston Rockets
9:30pm EST, ESPN

Saturday, April 25

(2) Denver Nuggets @ (7) New Orleans Hornets
1:00pm EST, ESPN

(3) San Antonio Spurs @ (6) Dallas Mavericks
4:00pm EST, TNT

(4) Atlanta Hawks @ (5) Miami Heat
6:30pm EST, TNT

(1) Los Angeles Lakers @ (8) Utah Jazz
9:00pm EST, ESPN

Sunday, April 26

(2) Boston Celtics @ (7) Chicago Bulls
1:00pm EST, ABC

(1) Cleveland Cavaliers @ (8) Detroit Pistons
3:30pm EST, ABC

(3) Orlando Magic @ (6) Philadelphia 76ers
6:30pm EST, TNT

(4) Portland Trail Blazers @ (5) Houston Rockets
9:00pm EST, TNT

* The Cavaliers (2-0) are the only team eligible to clinch a series victory this weekend.

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Simmons: 12 Celtics-Bulls Subplots 04.23.09 at 2:27 pm ET
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Two games in, Bill Simmons is already dubbing the 2009 Celtics-Bulls matchup as one of the best first round series ever played. In his most recent column he explored the scenario of ‘€œAn aging/injured/exhausted/depleted heavyweight (Boston) fights off a hungry young challenger that’s clearly coming into its own (Chicago).’€ Simmons examined 12 subplots of the series, ultimately resting it all in the hands of Ray Allen. (But not before sneaking in a jab against Joakim Noah.) Click here to read the column.

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