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Celtics suffering through a brutal stretch

Celtics suffering through a brutal stretch

Wow these are not the Boston Celtics we’ve become accustomed to seeing. The mighty mighty Boston Celtics.  The arrogant, but with reason Boston Celtics.  The solid veteran Celtics that always seem to have an answer. No this is not the Celtics of very recent memory.  These particular Celtics are suffering through a brutal stretch having lost five straight games.  News that wouldn’t be all that alarming if it weren’t for the fact that their recent 5-game losing … Read entire article »

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Rookie Greg Stiemsma giving Celtics unexpected lift upfront

Rookie Greg Stiemsma giving Celtics unexpected lift upfront

The Boston Celtics are getting an unexpected lift upfront from 26-year old rookie center Greg Stiemsma this season. In four Celtics’ games Stiemsma, the 2009-10 D-League defensive player of the year for the Sioux Falls Skyforce, is putting in an efficient 5.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in just 17.5 minutes of action per game. With 15-year vet Jermaine O’Neal (hamstring) sitting out Monday night’s contest against the visiting Washington Wizards Stiemsma highlighted his fine beginning … Read entire article »

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Suns not making wide-open spot up shots

Suns not making wide-open spot up shots

The Phoenix Suns have gotten off to a pretty abysmal start to this 2011-12 NBA season and their lack of early success may, surprisingly, almost hinge entirely on their inability to make wide-open spot up shots. Coming into their early Monday afternoon affair with the Golden State Warriors, the usually ultra-efficient perimeter shooting Suns are knocking down just 40.3% of their attempts from the field and only 25.9% of their shots from three-point distance – early … Read entire article »

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