Boston Celtics

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Lack Of Execution Down Stretch Dooms Celtics In Game 5

The Celtics couldn’t shake the pesky Hawks in Tuesday night’s 87-86 Game 5 loss in Atlanta, with some poor execution doing them in at the end.


Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics reacts after missing the winning shot in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Hawks in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Celtics’ Pierce Sore, But Sprained Knee ‘Going To Be Fine’

Celtics captain Paul Pierce didn’t let a sore knee slow him down in Boston’s 101-79 Game 4 victory over the Hawks, scoring a team-high 24-points in under 17 minutes of play.


Celtics forward Paul Pierce in Game 2 of their 2012 playoffs series against the Atlanta Hawks. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Pierce Does It All For Celtics In Game 2 Win

With their star point guard out for Game 2, the Boston Celtics turned to an old reliable to carry the load.


Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce shoots against the Atlanta Hawks in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 1, 2012 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Celtics Even Series Against Hawks With 87-80 Win

Paul Pierce battled through another tough shooting night to score 36 points and the Boston Celtics wiped out Atlanta’s 11-point lead in the second half even without Rajon Rondo, stunning the Hawks 87-80 on Tuesday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs.


Joakim Noah and Rajon Rondo

Rondo Suspended For Game 2

Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended for Game 2 of the opening-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks.

670 The Score–04/30/2012

Official Marc Davis ejects Rajon Rondo in the closing minutes of a loss to the Atlanta Hawks in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on April 29, 2012 at Philips Arena in Atlanta. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Facing Suspension, Time For Celtics’ Rondo To Smarten Up

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo needs to smarten up.


Keyon Dooling #51 of the Boston Celtics drives to the basket against Mike Bibby #20 of the New York Knicks during the game on April 17, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Dooling With Toucher & Rich: ‘Extremely Confident’ Heading Into Round 1

Veteran point guard Keyon Dooling spoke with Toucher & Rich about being the Vice President for the NBA Players Association during the lockout, the seven game suspension of Ron Artest and hyping up Celtics guard Avery Bradley.


Ian Eagle. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ian Eagle Has Meltdown, Fires At Partner Mike Fratello

Eagle went off in an awkward exchange with partner Mike Fratello, accusing him of using a patronizing tone with him earlier in the broadcast.

670 The Score–04/16/2012

Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls takes a shot against (L-R) Jermaine O'Neal #7 and Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics during the game on February 16, 2012 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bulls Notebook: Thibs ‘Hopeful’ For Rose’s Return

As for Derrick Rose, he noted before Thursday night’s game that he’ll play Sunday in New York.

670 The Score–04/06/2012

Tom Thibodeau of the Chicago Bulls gives instructions to Ronnie Brewer and Mike James. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bulls Sign Mike James For Rest Of Season

Now in his fourth stint with the Bulls this season, Mike James will stay with the team for the rest of the year.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

Derrick Rose.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Rose Practices, But Not Optimistic About Playing Thursday

Derrick Rose practiced Wednesday at the Berto Center and is once again a game-time decision against the Celtics Thursday.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Luol Deng

Shepkowski: A Different Deng Sans Derrick

With Derrick Rose again out it was Deng that was perhaps the most key-cog in getting the Bulls offense going as he had a career-night from beyond the arc, hitting 6/9 three-point attempts in route to matching Carlos Boozer with a game-high 23 points.

670 The Score–02/16/2012

Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls takes a shot against (L-R) Jermaine O'Neal #7 and Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics during the game on February 16, 2012 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Boozer, Deng Lead Bulls Over Celtics 89-80

Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng each scored 23 points, and the Chicago Bulls escaped with an 89-80 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night after blowing a 16-point lead.


Derrick Rose. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Thibodeau: Derrick Rose ‘Very Close’ To Return

“(Rose) went thru his workout and didn’t have problems” Thibodeau said. “Feeling a lot better but we’re just going to wait and see how he feels tomorrow.”


Derrick Rose

Schuster: Rose A Game-Time Decision, But Unlikely To Play

Officially the point guard is listed as a game time decision for tonight’s game against Boston at the United Center, but the likelihood is that he’ll miss another game with his bad back.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rondo’s Triple-Double Carries Celtics Over Bulls

Rajon Rondo recorded a triple-double with 32 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the Boston Celtics to a 95-91 win Sunday over the Chicago Bulls, who were without star guard Derrick Rose.


Derrick Rose

Rose Regrets Playing On Injured Toe

Derrick Rose sat out Friday’s shootaround in Cleveland and while he wasn’t ruled out of tonight’s game against the Cavaliers, it doesn’t look good.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2012

Boston Celtics v Chicago Bulls

Rose Plans To Play Vs Celtics

Derrick Rose is improving, but will be a game time decision against the Celtics Friday night.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2012

Joakim Noah and Derrick Rose

Full Bulls Schedule Released

After their four-game west coast swing to start the season, the Bulls won’t travel out of the Central or Eastern timezones the rest of the season.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2011

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26:  (L-R) Maurice Evans, Derek Fisher, Billy Hunter, NBA Commissioner David Stern, NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, and Peter Holt speak to members of the press to announce a tentative labor agreement to end the 149-day lockout on November 26, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

NBA Owners, Players Reach Tentative Deal

After nearly two years of bickering, NBA players and owners are back on the same side. “We want to play basketball,” Commissioner David Stern said.