With their star point guard out for Game 2, the Boston Celtics turned to an old reliable to carry the load.
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.
Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended for Game 2 of the opening-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks.
Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo needs to smarten up.
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.
Eagle went off in an awkward exchange with partner Mike Fratello, accusing him of using a patronizing tone with him earlier in the broadcast.
As for Derrick Rose, he noted before Thursday night’s game that he’ll play Sunday in New York.
Now in his fourth stint with the Bulls this season, Mike James will stay with the team for the rest of the year.
Derrick Rose practiced Wednesday at the Berto Center and is once again a game-time decision against the Celtics Thursday.
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.
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.
“(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.”
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.
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 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.
Derrick Rose is improving, but will be a game time decision against the Celtics Friday night.
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.
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.
The Miami Heat are already favored to win the 2012 NBA Title, but the Chicago Bulls are listed on one site with the second best odds.
Shaquille O’Neal announced on Twitter Wednesday that he is “about to retire” after 19 seasons in the NBA.