Kevin Garnett's No. 5 could be next to be retired by Celtics

Kevin Garnett's No. 5 could be next to be retired by Celtics

There could be another number being retired by the Celtics in the near future. After getting his No. 34 retired over the weekend, speaking to ESPN, Paul Pierce believes Kevin Garnett’s No. 5 is next. “Without a doubt, KG’s number will be [the next one] retired in Boston,” said Pierce. “It’s going to happen.” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said there have been internal discussions, but the final decision would come from ownership. Some have argued Garnett didn’t…

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Isaiah Thomas 'has absolutely no love at all for LeBron' according to report

Isaiah Thomas 'has absolutely no love at all for LeBron' according to report

It’s going to take Isaiah Thomas a while to get over his 15 or so games alongside LeBron James. According to Fox Sports One’s Chris Broussard, Thomas does not harbor positive feelings towards his former Cavaliers teammate. “I was talking to somebody yesterday close to Isaiah, and they said he has absolutely no love at all for LeBron, like this is real,” Broussard said Tuesday on Undisputed (as noted by NESN.com). “He felt like LeBron kind of talked down to…

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Ray Allen congratulates Paul Pierce, reflects on 2008 championship season on Instagram

Ray Allen congratulates Paul Pierce, reflects on 2008 championship season on Instagram

Former Celtics guard Ray Allen is attempting to make amends with his old Boston counterparts. Allen, who did not attend Paul Pierce’s jersey retirement ceremony at the TD Garden Sunday afternoon, took to Instagram Tuesday night to congratulate Pierce on his accomplishment and reflected on the 2008 season, which saw the Celtics go from last place in the Eastern Conference the season prior to hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy as NBA champions. “What we did in 2008 was special,” he wrote. “Not only…

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Paul Pierce reflects on getting number retired by Celtics

Paul Pierce reflects on getting number retired by Celtics

It was an emotional night at TD Garden Sunday evening.  Following the Celtics blowout loss to the Cavaliers, Paul Pierce’s No. 34 was lifted into the rafters as his legacy was officially cemented into franchise history as one of the greatest players to ever play for the organization. Surrounded by family, former head coach Doc Rivers, former teammates such as Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and Antoine Walker and Celtics legends Robert Parish and Satch Sanders, Pierce fought back tears at center court as…

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Cavaliers 121, Celtics 99: New-look Cavs dominate Celtics

Cavaliers 121, Celtics 99: New-look Cavs dominate Celtics

The Cavaliers are a better team than they were before last Thursday’s trade deadline and proved it Sunday at TD Garden.  Before fans got to see Paul Pierce’s No. 34 lifted into the rafters, they got to witness nothing short of a complete beating at the hands of the Cavaliers — a 121-99 Celtics blowout loss. LeBron James flirted with a triple-double (24 points, 10 assists, 8 rebounds) while he led the seven Cavaliers who scored in double figures. But what was second…

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Robert Parish: Paul Pierce best offensive player in Celtics history

Robert Parish: Paul Pierce best offensive player in Celtics history

It’s not a number retirement party without a few bold statements. And Saturday night Robert Parish offered a doozy. Speaking to the media prior to a dinner celebrating Paul Pierce’s No. 34 going to the TD Garden rafters Sunday, the former Celtics center put Pierce on a pedestal not everyone might believe he belongs. Parish’s proclamation? The honoree was the best offensive player in Celtics history. That’s right, even better than Larry Bird. “I think that Larry (Bird) and John…

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Joe Johnson is headed to Houston, not Boston

Joe Johnson is headed to Houston, not Boston

There will be no reunion between Joe Johnson and the Celtics. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN the 36-year-old forward is ready to sign with the Rockets, having reportedly chosen Houston over Golden State and Boston. Johnson, who has agreed to a buyout with Kings, will be eligible to join his new team after clearing waivers Monday. He had been with Sacramento after being included in a three-team trade, sending him packing from Utah. Johnson was a former first-round pick…

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NBA Power Rankings: Cavaliers make most noise at a wild trade deadline

NBA Power Rankings: Cavaliers make most noise at a wild trade deadline

Friday means it’s time for NBA power rankings, brought to you by WEEI.com’s Danny Dragin. This week’s installment will focus on the just completed trade deadline. Who were the winners, losers, and bystanders? 1. Golden State Warriors (1): 41-13 The Warriors are one of the few teams unaffected by the trade deadline. There were rumors wanted Avery Bradley to strengthen their backcourt defense, but nothing ever came from that. Also they got blown out by the Thunder on Tuesday. 2….

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Jayson Tatum can't make 3-pointers anymore, and the reason is obvious

Jayson Tatum can't make 3-pointers anymore, and the reason is obvious

On Dec. 20, Jayson Tatum dove for a loose ball against the Heat as the league’s leading 3-point shooter. He came up clutching his mangled right pinky and has shot them like Marcus Smart ever since. If you’re looking for a reason why Tatum’s 3-point shooting has dropped from .515 on Dec. 20 to .315 in the 23 games since, that dive is the first and only place to start. Tatum badly dislocated the pinky on his shooting hand when…

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Celtics tried to get Tyreke Evans right until trade deadline but failed, report says

Celtics tried to get Tyreke Evans right until trade deadline but failed, report says

The Celtics decided to stand pat at the trade deadline, but not before making an extended push for Memphis guard Tyreke Evans, according to a report. Per USA Today’s Alex Kennedy, the C’s offered Memphis two second-round picks and youngster Guerschon Yabusele for Evans, but were rebuffed. The Wizards also reportedly offered two second-rounders, but the Grizzlies held firm on their desire to receive a first-rounder for Evans, who’s on an expiring contract. According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, the Nuggets…

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