The Celtics may have lost a stalwart defender in Kevin Garnett, but they still rank in the NBA's top 10 in scoring defense, which has been a key to a better-than-expected start.
First-year coach Brad Stevens has the Celtics surprisingly atop the Atlantic Division. CSNNE.com Celtics insider Sherrod Blakely passes out the grades at the quarter pole.
2yThe Celtics got close, but they never totally closed the gap and dropped the series opener.
2yFor the first time in a while, Doc Rivers had to make a game-time decision on whether or not to play Shaquille O'Neal. He chose to sit him, but there's a chance he could go for Game 2, and definitely for Game 3.
2yLeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh certainly have had their fair share of defeats at the hands of the Celtics. They hope that now together, they can finally overcome that.
2yThe Celtics have the Big Three. They're extremely important, but if the Celtics win the series, it will be because of Rajon Rondo.
2yThe Miami Heat power forward has worked throughout the season to figure out his role with the team.
2yThree NBA scouts share their opinions on what it will take for the Celtics to win their playoff series against Miami.
2yEddie House loves the guys he played with when he was in Boston. But when the Celtics and Heat face off on the court over the next week and a half, it's all business.
|12/6||vs. Den||4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 MST7:30 EST4:30 UAE (+1)01:3019:30 ET6:30 CT22:30|
|12/8||@ NY||9:00 PT10:00 MT11:00 CT12:00 ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 MST12:00 EST21:00 UAE18:0012:00 ET11:00 CT15:00|
|12/10||@ Bkn||4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 MST7:30 EST4:30 UAE (+1)01:3019:30 ET6:30 CT22:30|
|12/11||vs. LAC||4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 MST7:30 EST4:30 UAE (+1)01:3019:30 ET6:30 CT22:30|
|12/13||vs. NY||4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 MST7:30 EST4:30 UAE (+1)01:3019:30 ET6:30 CT22:30|
|12/3||vs. Mil||W 108-100|
|11/30||@ Mil||L 85-92|
|11/29||vs. Cle||W 103-86|
|11/27||vs. Mem||L 93-100|
|11/25||@ Cha||W 96-86|
|11/23||@ Atl||W 94-87|
|11/22||vs. Ind||L 82-97|
|11/20||@ SA||L 93-104|
|11/19||@ Hou||L 85-109|
|11/16||@ Min||L 88-106|
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In the latest installment of his exculsive diary for CSNNE.com, Celtics top pick Kelly Olynyk is ready to start his NBA career for real before plenty of family and friends in Toronto.