|Bulls catch C’s at a ‘good time’||01.15.10 at 12:28 am ET|
Time after time this season, opposing head coaches have complained about their teams not responding to the physical challenge that is the Boston Celtics on the parquet.
Chicago’s Vinny Del Negro, who will always be associated with blowing a 35-point lead at Sacramento earlier this season, didn’t have to worry about his team’s toughness on Thursday night.
They went toe-to-toe with the Celtics, the same team that eliminated them last spring and came away with their first win in Boston in six tries, 96-83.
Whether it was Boston playing its fourth game in five nights, whether it was the Celtics being without Rasheed Wallace and Kevin Garnett again or whether it was just Chicago playing its best road game of the season, the Bulls walked out of TD Garden with a win that will last much longer in their memory banks than the loss will stick with the Green.
Afterward, both sides talked about Da Bulls taking it to Da C’s.
|Doc Rivers Fined by NBA||01.13.10 at 5:55 pm ET|
Boston Celtics Head Doc Rivers has been fined by the National Basketball Association. The NBA released the following statement:
Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers has been fined $25,000 for his conduct surrounding his ejection on Monday, January 11, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. The incident occurred with 6:16 remaining in the third quarter of Boston’s 102-96 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at TD Garden in Boston.
|Doc on Tech: ‘That’s on me’||01.11.10 at 11:51 pm ET|
Doc Rivers played the role of Bill Belichick on Monday night. He said responsibility for blowing his top and losing his cool while his team was losing the game was on him.
He admitted as much after his team dropped a 102-96 decision to the Atlanta Hawks at TD Garden, a game that turned on a dime when the Celtics head coach was assessed consecutive technical fouls for arguing a flagrant foul on Glen Davis when he tried to stop Marvin Williams from a lay-up with 6:16 left in the third and the Celtics up, 67-57.
|Sore left foot sidelines Sheed for week||at 11:40 pm ET|
The Celtics were without Rasheed Wallace for their game against Atlanta due to a sore left forefoot and could be without the big-man’s services for the next week, according to coach Doc Rivers.
“Looks like a week, maybe. It’s day-to-day but I would say maybe a week. Maybe less. It’s going to be day-to-day.” Rivers said, adding x-rays were negative on the player who was already filling in for another injured Celtic – Kevin Garnett.
The foot began bothering him Sunday night after Boston’s win in Toronto. The team decided to hold him out when it was determined he couldn’t push off.
The team was made aware of it shortly after Wallace came off the court following pregame warmups. Brian Scalabrine started in his place. In addition to Wallace, the Celtics were already without Garnett [right knee] and Marquis Daniels [left thumb].
|Doc tossed||at 9:58 pm ET|
Doc Rivers was ejected from Monday’s game against Atlanta when he was assessed two consecutive technicals by veteran official Bennett Salvatore midway through the third quarter after officials whistled Glen Davis for a flagrant foul on Marvin Williams.
|No Sheed for the ATL||at 7:27 pm ET|
The Celtics will be without Rasheed Wallace for their game against Atlanta. Kevin Garnett’s back-up is missing the game with a sore left forefoot.
Celtics spokesman Jeff Twiss said it wasn’t immediately known when he injured the foot and the team decided to hold him out when it was determined he couldn’t push off. The team was made aware of it shortly after Wallace came off the court following pregame warmups.
Brian Scalabrine started in his place. In addition to Wallace, the Celtics were already without Kevin Garnett [right knee] and Marquis Daniels [left thumb].
|Pierce, Rondo question marks for Miami||01.04.10 at 3:05 pm ET|
WALTHAM – Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo took some shots and did some light running but didn’t practice with the Celtics on Monday.
Assistant Tom Thibodeau, who filled in for Doc Rivers, ran practice and said Pierce and Rondo are day-to-day with right knee and left hamstring issues, respectively.
Thibodeau said no decision has been made on whether Pierce would travel with the team to Miami for Wednesday’s game against the Heat.