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Saturday, 22 April 2017 05:05

Celtics Beat w/ Mike Gorman 4/23/17

206: Mike Gorman | Chicago Bulls v Boston Celtics | Game 4 ECQF NBA Playoffs Pre-Game
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News: Al Horford Returns to Boston Celtics After Birth of Daughter | Danny Ainge Keeps Boston Celtics in Trade Rumors | Powered by CLNS Radio
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Friday, 13 May 2016 15:00

Celtics Beat w/ Mike Gorman 5/15/16

157: Mike Gorman | 2015-16 Season in Review Show | Boston Celtics Trade Commodities w/ Mike Walsh

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Skip Perham and the good people at Comcast SportsNet had the pleasure of hosting myself, along with a number of influential members of the social media community for Wednesday's 91-79 win against the Toronto Raptors.           

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Saturday, 21 November 2015 20:02

Celtics Beat w/ Mike Gorman 11/22/15

132: Mike Gorman | Boston Celtics Week Recap v OKC Thunder, Rockets, Mavs | Brooklyn Nets Pre-Game Show

 
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LeBron James isn't the only person "coming home" this year.

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Monday night's Boston Celtics game was amazing. Yes, you read that correctly, I said the loss was amazing. Before you accuse me of being an advocate of tanking, let me explain why losing to the Chicago Bulls (80-94) for the 2nd straight night qualifies as "amazing."

Rajon Rondo!

That simple. Rondo treated Celtics Nation to a much needed respite from frustration, agony, draft-speculation, Jeff Green bashing, tank-talking, Avery Bradley's contract and Coach Brad Stevens' performance review. Not to mention, Celtics' fans had a very rare glimpse into the mind of the perplexing Rajon Rondo.

In a much anticipated broadcasting debut (and a brilliant marketing ploy by CSNNE), Rajon Rondo sat along side the legendary Mike Gorman for not 1, but 2 full quarters! It was debatable whether Rondo would ever relinquish his mic to Cedric Maxwell for the remainder of the broadcast.

In the meantime, Twitter was ablaze with reactions, criticisms and high-praise for the captain's work, filling in for Tom Heinsohn. Here are some reactions from Boston bloggers, media, beat reporters, locker room crews and over-all great basketball minds. In addition to checking out the reactions to Rondo around Twitter, consider below a list of "must-follows" in Celtics-Nation. By clicking on their Tweets below, you will be linked to their websites (where applicable) and/or their Twitter feeds. As a bit of public service, I've also compiled a list below that will provide direct links to everyone's Twitter handles; like I said, these people are a must-follow!

Enjoy!

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BOSTON -- Rajon Rondo was finally back in the TD Garden and the offense never looked better. No, he didn’t make the fastest recovery from an ACL tear in history. The Boston Celtics’ star point guard returned from his rehab in Florida to watch his team (from the bench) put up 66 first half points -- the most in any half this season -- en route to a 118-107 win over the Atlanta Hawks (40-33) on Friday night.

Jason Terry (24 points) found his stroke. He knocked down four of his seven three-pointers in the first half. Paul Pierce notched his third triple-double (20 points, team-high 10 assists, and 10 rebounds), all in the absence of Rondo. And Jeff Green -- fresh off his second game-winning layup of the season -- scored a game-high 27 points.

If that wasn’t enough, the Celtics (38-34) faithful might’ve found a new favorite bench player in Shavlik Randolph. As Tommy Heinsohn said “he’s won this crowd over with about four rebounds.” Actually, he had far more than four rebounds. Randolph had his best game by far in a Boston uniform scoring nine points and pulling down a game-high 13 rebounds in 22 minutes of action. He even added a couple big blocks.

The defense might’ve been an issue for the Celtics -- they allowed 100+ points for the third time in four games without Kevin Garnett -- but the offense was more than good enough.

Boston ran up and down the court, getting out in transition and that was a key to the game for a smaller lineup. No one ran faster than Terrence Williams who flew through the Hawks defense with 6:28 left to go in the second quarter and took off from near the foul-line for a monstrous slam to give Boston a 46-41 lead.

The Celtics tied their season-high with 118 points, but it was by far the most they’ve put up in regulation alone. As a team, the Celtics hit 54.2 percent of their field goals (45-83) and 47.8 percent of their three-pointers (11-23) on the night.

Mike Scott, the rookie forward from Virginia, led the Hawks with 19 points on the night. Josh Smith was terribly inefficient, a far cry from the last time he faced the Celtics, going 7-23 from the floor. 17 of those attempts came in the first half.

Even without Al Horford, Atlanta out-rebounded Boston, 40-37. Seven Hawks grabbed at least three rebounds. You couldn’t blame their offense.

Boston might’ve wanted it a little more. With just less than six minutes remaining, the game still within reach, Avery Bradley and Brandon Bass were fighting for a loose ball like their lives depended on it. Bass wound up with the ball in his hands and passed it to Green. Though he was having another great night, Green whipped the ball across the court to Terry who stepped into one of his five three-balls. That gave Boston an 105-94 lead with 5:46 left and Atlanta never threatened.

Every player who stepped onto the court scored. It was a good Friday indeed. The Celtics were simply better than good on offense. They were great.

The Celtics, who are now 22-6 when scoring at least 100 points, will try to continue yet another winning streak in New York on Sunday night against the Knicks.

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[caption id="attachment_56003" align="aligncenter" width="502"]photo credit - AP Photo/Michael Dwyer photo credit - AP Photo/Michael Dwyer[/caption]With the trade deadline a little more than a week away, anybody in the media would be lucky to sit down with the President of Basketball Operations for the Boston Celtics.During the second quarter of tonight's Celtics-Bulls broadcast on Comcast SportsNet New England, Danny Ainge sat in with announcers Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn as he occasionally does to talk about the team's present and future.The very first question Gorman asked was about the health of the team, considering the roster now has three players considered "out for the season". Gorman talked in particular about Rajon Rondo initially who recently had his surgery to repair an ACL tear in his knee. Yeah, Rajon had it yesterday afternoon and both the doctor, Dr. [James] Andrews and Rajon thought it went very good, very clean surgery with no surprises. The fact that he was able to get it done so quickly is a good sign whereas Leandro he's gotta wait four weeks or the MCL to heal and but um, he should be fine as well. Ainge also alluded to the injury to Leandro Barbosa in Monday night's loss to the Charlotte Bobcats in which Barbosa tore his ACL and also damaged his MCL.Next on the injury agenda came Jared Sullinger, who was in attendance at the game tonight seated right behind Ainge's usual spot. Gorman and Ainge exchanged barbs about how Sullinger looked, with Gorman saying that Sullinger looked skinny. Ainge: Yeah I saw Sullinger in the locker room, so he's maybe just been on IV's lately and he's been off the pizza I hope but Sullinger is in a good place and he feels he could be better than before the surgery and um, we're hoping that he can get in shape and he really was limited and you know that's why he did slip in the draft and he has had back issues and a genetic disc issues so hopefully this can take care of it and he can come back better. Heinsohn jumped in and asked the question of whether or not the team was aware of Sullinger's back issues before the draft. Ainge said that of course they were, and were monitoring him throughout the process including adding extra staff and providing exercises for Sullinger to perform. Ainge included that it was more of a corrective surgery than anything.Gorman moved on to ask Ainge his current thought on where the team would go from here with three of its top eight players in the rotation out of the lineup and the trade deadline approaching. Well, this week we have the All-Star break coming up which is coming at just about the right time for us and then we have the trade deadline coming up and they'll be a lot of discussions and we'll have to explore everything. Further discussion by Gorman revolved around the Developmental League and whether or not the needs of the team at this time, including a point guard may come from there or even overseas to which Ainge reiterated that they would be looking everywhere.Ainge provided a bit of color commentary as well including a breakdown of a foul on Kevin Garnett that he mentioned should have been a "no-call".When it came to talk of how the team has been playing particularly without Rondo and the ups and downs the team has gone through between 6-game losing streaks and 7-game winning streaks. Ainge shared that he felt that when Rondo was in there even during that losing streak that he was playing some of his best basketball.Heinsohn talked to Ainge about how he was upset about all the talk that the team was playing better without Rondo and Ainge agreed that it was ridiculous and praised the rest of his team, including guys like Jason Terry and Courtney Lee for stepping up.Ainge went on to talk about the league in general at the trade deadline and from his discussions with other GM's didn't think that there were going to be many big moves. When the topic of the salary cap was brought up by Gorman in reference to any restrictions that the team may have going forward, Ainge claimed that they have 3 veteran minimum contracts that can be signed. He hopes they have opportunities for big discussions over the next ten days but there may not be any.Getting back to his current team, Ainge divulged a couple of injuries that have been suffered by players who have been playing through it. Paul Pierce has apparently been playing with a pinched nerve in his neck. Jason Terry had played with a knee injury earlier in the season that caused Ainge to allege that may have been the cause of his struggles. Right on queue, Jeff Green hit Terry with a kick-out pass for a wide open 3-pointer. Ainge: Terry knows how to find those open holes. Again referring back to his team's play minus its All-Star point guard, Ainge claimed he thought thay they are just healthier and playing freer.Towards the end of Ainge's visit with Gorman and Heinsohn, as they were talking about injured players, Gorman brought up the fact that Ainge met with Greg Oden. Ainge downplayed the meeting and simply said the Oden came in as a free agent and they became acquainted and had their doctors look at him but that other teams had done the same.A little more play-by-play and color commentary by Ainge, a former broadcaster himself, ensued as the Celtics lost an early lead with an ice cold second half and finished up the half down by one.Gorman, who was told by Ainge that he should start a rumor not unlike the ridiculous ones that he hears all the time, said simply that he'd start one that says that Ainge hopes to have the opportunity for a lot of big discussions.Stay tuned to CLNS Radio as our Celtics Beat Team and Locker Room crew will have all the angles covered during the All-Star Break and more importantly, the trade deadline.  
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No Shortage of Storylines for the Boston Celtics in 2012  

If there’s ever a time to do a tacky Celtics countdown column – this is it. You can always use ringing in the New Year to, I don’t know; count down the ten biggest Boston Celtics stories of the year.

Rather than a more advanced column reflecting on 2012 in the Boston Celtics world, here’s a more simplistic piece that counts down the ten biggest stories of the year. What garnered the most national attention, what captivated the Celtics audience the most, and quite frankly, what were the most relevant storylines during the 2012 calendar year for the Boston Celtics?

There was actually a lot more than anticipated, so I think it’s fair to give a shout out to some honorable mentions:  

Greg Stiemsma  

When Greg Stiemsma was in Celtics camp during the winter of 2011, he was, to be fair, an afterthought. But with quality play during the pre-season coupled with the Celtics lack of big man depth – Stiemsma made the team.

However, as the calendar turned to 2012, Stiemsma became the Celtics back-up center. And just two days into the New Year, Celtics’ color commentator Tommy Heinsohn said that Stiemsma’s “timing reminds him of Bill Russell.”

From that point forward, Stiemsma became somewhat of a cult hero in Boston. Mocked by people outside of Boston, yet revered by Celtics fans – Stiemsma became what Brian Scalabrine was for the Celtics from 2008-2010. Hey, he even got a steamboat horn played over the loud speakers every time he entered the game.

But as the season went on, Stiemsma became one of the league’s more effective shot blockers and a valuable member of the Celtics rotation. Unfortunately, his surprising play and his capabilities went noticed outside of Boston, and that earned him a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves this past summer.  

Los Angeles Clippers Success  

One of the pivotal pieces to the Kendrick Perkins trade was a first round draft choice sent Boston’s way that was the Los Angeles Clippers’. It was top 10 protected in 2012, and the protections would weaken year-by-year. Many Celtics fans thought they had a gem.

Unfortunately, the Clippers traded for Chris Paul and became one of the ten best teams in the league overnight. Still, Celtics fans kept a close eye on Los Angeles’ junior varsity team all of 2012 hoping they’d still be the Clippers.

That was far from the case, as the pick ended up being a late first rounder in a weak draft. The Celtics used the pick to select Fab Melo, who is not even on the current active roster.  

The Dwindling Interest of the Celtics in Boston  

While the Celtics still remain a dark horse title contender – they are unable to generate the buzz in the city of Boston that their 2008-2011 teams did. While the Celtics may still have a large global following, (they are the second most ‘Liked’ American sports franchise on Facebook if that means anything), they are a distant fourth in terms of popularity in Boston.

When the NBA returned from the lockout, television ratings in Boston plummeted. And while the Celtics have still been selling out games, scores of empty seats have been a norm at the Boston Garden due to lack of sales on the secondary market.

This has continued into this year as well, as games are regularly being sold for under face value.

For Celtics fans and management, it is concerning that even though the Celtics are putting a respectable product on the court; interest only kicks up when the playoffs start.  

Chris Wilcox Heart Ailment  

After losing Jeff Green to open heart surgery in December of 2011, the Celtics were hit again.

From a basketball and team standpoint, the real shame was Wilcox was just beginning to play well for the Celtics, highlighted by showcase matinee games against the Grizzlies and Bulls.

It was an unfortunate incident for Chris Wilcox. However, physically he has seemed to make a full recovery. Still, with Green and Wilcox being hit with heart issues in a matter of months – it rekindled some bad memories from Celtics fans of former players who had heart issues before.

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The Top 10  

10.) Boston Celtics 2012 Off-Season  

This loses points because after the Celtics made a run all the way to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals – most believed they would bring much of their core back and add to it.

While there was some drama around Kevin Garnett returning, it still would have been surprising to see Garnett walk away from a team that had a 3-2 series lead over the eventual champions with that sixth game being played in Boston.

So the Celtics brought back Garnett, and added to it with what was perceived to be, the most talented supporting cast Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Rajon Rondo ever had.  

9.) Celtics’ Struggle to Open Up 2012-13 Campaign  

With last night’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, the Celtics stand at a mediocre 14-14 with a negative point differential, and another loss staring them right in the face up in Oakland.

Worse, the Celtics have played much of the easy part of their schedule. They play 15 out of 31 days in January, see the Clippers, Lakers (twice), Nuggets (twice), and Bulls in February, and have a road-heavy schedule in which they play 16 times in 31 days in March. They also have seven more games with the two top Eastern Conference teams – the Knicks and the Heat.

While some early season disorganization with a team that has nine new players can be somewhat expected – no one saw this. The Celtics’ once vaunted defense is now nothing more than the league average, their struggle on offense and the boards continue from prior seasons, and their bench, which was supposed to be a strength, is almost as bad as it was last year.

There’s still a lot of time for these Celtics, however the time in the calendar year of 2012 has just about ended.

And that’s what this column is about, right? Top 10 Boston Celtics stories of 2012?  

8.) Rajon Rondo’s Roller Coaster 2012 Campaign  

After a Chris Paul-Rajon Rondo swap didn’t come to fruition in December 2011, many were wondering how Rondo would handle it. Would he use it as motivation? Would he pout? Would he sulk?

During the early parts of 2012? Not well. For much of the season, Rondo was posting his worst numbers (outside of assists) since 2008 when he was just a role player on a Celtics team that had three Hall of Famers still in their prime.

Now he was their best player, but was a guy who wasn’t bringing it every night. And because of it, Rondo trade rumors were picking up again at the trade deadline (Rondo for Gasol? Rondo for Steph Curry?)

Still, despite some of his poor games, such as a goose egg against Kyrie Irving, Rondo had some eye-popping stat lines on national TV against Chicago, New York, and Miami that made one reconsider Boston’s need to move Rondo.

As the playoffs began – Rondo went from mercurial, up-and-down borderline star to the unquestioned best player on the Celtics who carried them to a Game 7 victory in the Conference Semi-Finals against Philadelphia, as well as putting forth historic performances and nearly knocking off the eventual champion Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Going into the 2012-13 season, there was even some talk that Rajon Rondo had an outside chance at winning the MVP.

While winning the MVP, or even garnering some first place votes is highly unlikely – consider where Rajon Rondo was in February of 2012, and where he is now. That is quite the story.  

7.) Celtics Make Second Half Charge  

When the Celtics entered the All-Star break – they were on a five game losing streak and had a record of 15-17. They were coming off two blowout losses on national television, and the team looked dead in the water. There were talks on whether the team should blow it up and begin the rebuilding process right away.

But all of a sudden, the team started to win games. And more and more and more. By mid-April, they were considered the classic team that no one wanted to play in the post-season and were a dark horse contender.

When the season ended, the Celtics posted the best record after the All-Star of any team in the Eastern Conference and ended up stealing the Atlantic Division for the fifth consecutive year.

After how this team looked by the All-Star break, how in God’s name did this happen? Well, here’s one of the biggest reasons…  

6.) Renaissance KG  

No player had more of a turnaround, not just on the Celtics, but in the entire NBA than Kevin Garnett.

Garnett was a fading star. After mysterious knee surgery left him hobbled for much of the 2010 campaign – it was beginning to look like the end of the line for Kevin Garnett.

When he started off the season miserably, including Doc Rivers indirectly calling him ‘old’ – Garnett’s mortality became the face of an aging, once proud team.

But the Celtics started to turn it around as soon as Garnett magically found the fountain of youth. And I mean magically. Here’s a guy who had knee surgery that left him with one leg for the longest time, was in his 17th year, and was 35 years old and had played 40,000 plus minutes.

Slowly but surely Garnett started posting better numbers, and his defense became historic. Once Garnett was moved to center full-time in February, Garnett played his best basketball since 2008. And defensively, well, there wasn’t anyone better in the league.

While some could see it coming with Rondo, one would be hard pressed to see things turn around for Garnett. He was an aging Hall of Famer who was seemingly on his way out with retirement or a bench role for a contender awaiting him in the near future.

During the early stages of the 2012-13 season, while Garnett has predictably slipped slightly, he still remains the most valuable player on the Celtics.  

5.) Avery Bradley  

Just Avery Bradley.

Not Avery Bradley Emerging. Not Avery Bradley’s Injury.

Avery Bradley.

Starting on January 1st, 2012 – Avery Bradley went from a bust. To maybe one of the worst players in Celtics history. To…well, still a bust. To someone who had a trait about him that may keep him around in the league for a few years. To a borderline rotation player. To a rotation player. To a guy Celtics fans were interested in seeing in the starting lineup. To a very intriguing player and a possible key piece for future Celtics teams down the line. To, “Holy [crap]! Did you see that block on Wade?!” To a pivotal piece to a possible deep Celtics playoff run. To “We have no chance to beat the Heat without Bradley.” To a player Rajon Rondo looks at as the savior for the 2012-13 Celtics.

Um….

Wow.  

4.) Derrick Rose Tears ACL

A Non-Celtics story that became a Celtics story.

The second Derrick Rose tore his ACL in the waning moments of an already sealed playoff victory against the Philadelphia 76ers – this writer received an onslaught of texts about the Celtics making a Finals run.

While unfortunate, the Rose injury changed the landscape of the Eastern Conference. And more importantly – for the Celtics. With Rose, the Bulls were a team that had the Celtics’ number, particularly with their size as they could easily exploit the Celtics’ inability to hold their own on the boards. Before Rose went down, the Celtics 2012 season seemed like it was going to come to an inevitable end in a five game destruction against Chicago.

But without him, the Bulls became just another team and from that point forward – many were pointing to a Celtics-Heat Eastern Conference blood war as inevitable.

And sure enough, that’s what happened.And that never would have been the case had Tom Thibodeau removed Rose from an already decided game.  

3.) Boston Celtics Stand Pat at Trade Deadline  

While the Celtics were beginning to play better basketball (they were 15-17 at the All Star Break and 23-19 at the trade deadline) – many still expected them to blow up their team and commence the rebuilding process.

Even Danny Ainge was spending much of that day shopping Paul Pierce around (to New Jersey, who ultimately settled for Gerald Wallace), as well as Ray Allen (and as we later found out – he was all but traded to Memphis.)

Ainge was never able to strike a deal that would have been worthwhile, so he threw up his hands and kept the team he had. Most in the media, and even fans, eviscerated Ainge for not being bold enough (of all people) and going against what he had said in the past in which he criticized Red Auerbach for keeping the Original Big Three together far past its expiration date. Many felt it was hypocritical that Ainge ended up doing the same thing, and the Celtics action at the trade deadline (or lack there of) dominated Boston sports talk radio for days.  

2.) 2012 Eastern Conference Finals  

Honestly, this could take up nearly the entire column. The 2012 Eastern Conference Finals were the biggest stories in Boston. And I say stories, plural, because every game was its own story that dominated conversation both nationally and locally for nearly two weeks.

Game 1 had a Heat sweep looking inevitable.

Game 2 was an overtime classic that featured a historic, but not-good-enough performance from Rajon Rondo. This writer also heard something about questionable calls/no calls that were made in this game as well.

Game 3 saw the Celtics get right back in the series, as well as the KG knuckle push-ups. Although the biggest part of that night was, well – that night. Anyone who attended that game or was in Boston that night knows what this writer is talking about. Boston was on fire that Friday night back in early June.

Game 4 was arguably signature game of the 2012 NBA season.

Game 5 saw the Celtics, (WHAT?!?!?) move to one win from the NBA Finals, and more importantly, possibly end the Heat Dynasty before it even began.

Game 6 brought the signature LeBron James game – the greatest individual performance I have ever seen, or ever will see, in person.

Game 7 was Game 7.

While the Celtics struggled to garner interest from Bostonians for much of the year, a match-up with the detestable, vile Miami Heat changed that. Bars were packed, ESPN was setting TV ratings, and the Garden was like, well, the Garden. The Real Garden.

Not only that, the Heat-Celtics series made it seem like the equally exciting Oklahoma City-San Antonio Western Conference series wasn’t even happening. This series dominated the national talk shows and networks. Of course, any series that features LeBron James has a tendency to do that, but hey – it is what it is.

It’s hard to possibly imagine how there would be a bigger story than this, but…  

1.) Ray Allen Signs with the Miami Heat

Yes, this gets the nod.

And quite frankly, it isn’t even close.

For as much talk and excitement came out of the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals – take that and multiply it by ten and you get Ray Allen’s defection.

This ended up being not just the biggest Celtics story, but one of the biggest stories in Boston for the 2012 sports year. And consider: the Patriots lost another SuperBowl to the Giants, the Bruins went back to being the Bruins, Bobby Valentine, AND as stated, the Celtics were way off of everyone’s mind for nearly the entire year.

Yet the Allen’s defection dominated the Boston airwaves for nearly a full week, with some people still venting to this day. Heck, look at CLNS Radio. Before Allen signed with the Heat, the Celtics coverage on the site was as dead as a Kennedy brother.

The second Allen signed with the Heat? Well, that triggered an emergency Celtics Late Night Show that aired in a matter of hours. And what seemed like a million columns. Even this writer got in on the fun and wrote what turned out to be one of the more popular columns on the site in 2012.

Even for this writer, who has a clear open disdain for Allen, and has had long before he jettisoned to Miami – even I know. Face it: There was no bigger Boston Celtics story than Ray Allen in 2012.

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Here’s to 2013. And here’s to doing this again next year when “Celtics Trade for Kevin Love” is next year’s number one Celtics story.

We hope…  

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