Posts Tagged ‘Paul Pierce’

A reminder to Danny Ainge

Remember when you said this, Danny: (Red Auerbach) had a chance to trade Larry [Bird] (to Indiana) for Chuck Person and Herb Williams and (Steve) Stipanovich and he had a chance to trade Kevin [McHale] (to Dallas) for Detlef Schrempf and Sam Perkins. I was like are you kidding? I mean I feel that way […]

Whats Doin: Kendrick gets angry, throws bottle at nail salon

A weekly wrap of the things you should know in basketball. * If you haven’t already seen it, here’s The Kobe Dunk. * Andrew Bogut wants some payback on the Houston Rockets. * As the title of the article says, ‘Kendrick Perkins threw a Gatorade bottle at a nail salon after his wife argued with […]

Set the Celtics on fire

The recent news that Rajon Rondo has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season is not as big a deal as it may seem in the greater playoff picture this year. With Rondo, the Celtics were a borderline playoff team at best. Without him, they’re almost certain to miss the playoffs […]

Day 38 – We’ve seen this before

A quick 3-2-1 to cover this stunning Celtics victory… 3 votes – Kevin Garnett. What more can Boston ask of KG? Not only did he deliver another 20-10 and set the tone defensively, but he also knocked down two clutch free-throws that iced the game. If the Celtics go on to win this series, we’ll […]

Day 26 – Philly force Game 7, All-NBA teams announced

On the 26th day Philly slugged out another home win, which will send the series back to Boston for Game 7. The league also announced the All-NBA teams, with Chris Paul, Dwight Howard and LeBron James scoring top honours in both the All-NBA first team, and All-NBA defensive first team. They were joined in the […]

Day 19 – Fountain of youth

Oklahoma City of course have it, and the old men of the Celtics seemed to be drinking from it all game. Just a quick rundown of the points from me tonight, since nothing really out of the ordinary happened. The Celtics resumed normality in their series with a fairly convincing 107-91 win over Philadelphia, and […]

Day 4 – Death, Taxes and the Lakers

So the drama continues. Two road team wins and another potentially serious injury (J-Smoove). Seems like all you can count on is the Lakers these days. On to the votes… 3 votes – Paul Pierce. With three minutes left in the third quarter, the Celtics looked cooked. The Hawks were up by eleven, were getting […]

JT’s Playoff Odyssey

What’s it like to be an NBA sportswriter? Well, courtesy of NBAMate I had the chance to find out, by attending two games in Chicago and New York during the first round of the playoffs. As experiences go it was off the charts, a dream come true for a life long hoops fan. ‘Surreal’ is […]

Day 7 – Where the Celtics and Lakers rolled

Before we get into it today, some quick exciting news. The folks over at have kindly asked us to help them promote this game we so dearly love by showing their Daily Zap video here at NBAMate. We of course obliged. We’ll be including the Daily Zap video within our latest Playoff Diary post which is […]

2010 NBA Finals – Game 7 Retro Diary

I didn’t get to see Game 7 live. One of the tragedies of these 2010 NBA Finals has been the scheduling – in the Land Downunder, not one Finals game was played on a Saturday or a Sunday. Very frustrating. I followed the game on the play-by-play, and later that afternoon I read all the […]