Kevin Garnett

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Carmelo Anthony Suspended After Celtics Tiff

Confronted Kevin Garnett multiple times

(Newser) - Carmelo Anthony has been suspended for a game after a series of verbal face-offs with Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics. The New York Knicks forward will sit out tonight's game against the Indiana Pacers, ESPN reports. "There are no circumstances in which it is acceptable for a... More »

Pistons Head Home 'All-Square'

Detroit beats Boston on the road to tie series

(Newser) - The Detroit Pistons proved that a visiting team can win in Boston. Now they can reach the NBA finals without having to do it again. Richard Hamilton nailed 25 points, and the Pistons beat the Celtics 103-97 last night, tying the Eastern Conference finals at one game apiece and seizing... More »

Rondo Dishes Out Another Celts Home Win

Hot-and-cold guard key to each win in Boston's baffling playoff run

(Newser) - Kevin Garnett may have notched the most points with 26, but it was Rajon Rondo who really hurt the Detroit Pistons in Boston's Game 1 win last night. The blossoming point guard logged more than 40 minutes on the court, finishing with 11 points, seven assists, and five steals to... More »

C's Best Cavs, Take 3-2 Series Lead

(Newser) - Someone is going to have to win in Boston to keep the Celtics from winning their 17th NBA title. Cleveland hopes for one more chance. Kevin Garnett had 26 points and 16 rebounds, Rajon Rondo added 20 points and 13 assists, and the Celtics beat the Cavaliers 96-89 on Wednesday... More »

James, Cavs Batter Homesick Celts

Cleveland evens series as Boston remains winless on the road in the playoffs

(Newser) - Back to even, and back to Boston—with authority. LeBron James scored 21 points, jamming in a powerhouse dunk over a defenseless Kevin Garnett in the final two minutes, as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the homesick Celtics 88-77 in Game 4 on Monday night to tie the best-of-seven series at... More »

Cavaliers Get Back Into Series With Celtics

Solid defense helps Cleveland cut Boston's lead to 2-1

(Newser) - It was the Boston Celtics, not Ben Wallace, feeling dizzy after this one. Wallace started Game 3 despite occasional dizziness from an inner ear infection and had one of his best performances since joining Cleveland in a midseason trade. His defensive presence inside was a major factor in the Cavaliers'... More »

Celtics Top Punchless Cavaliers

Boston wins Game 2 handily as LeBron struggles again

(Newser) - Paul Pierce and Ray Allen found their shooting touch. LeBron James can only hope he left his in Cleveland. Pierce scored 19 points, Kevin Garnett added 13 with 12 rebounds, and Allen broke out of a seven-quarter scoring drought with 16 points to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cavaliers... More »

Celtics Frustrate James in Game One

Garnett scores 28 in defensive struggle; Boston prevails, 76-72

(Newser) - LeBron James couldn't make a basket down the stretch—or at virtually any other time—and the Boston Celtics eked out a 76-72 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night in the opener of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Kevin Garnett scored 28 points to make up for an off... More »

Garnett, Celts Finally Finish Off Feisty Atlanta

Boston earns date with LeBron, Cleveland in the second round

(Newser) - Kevin Garnett had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce scored 22 points, and the Celtics turned back the pesky Atlanta Hawks with a 99-65 victory Sunday in Game 7 of their playoff series, earning a second-round matchup with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Round 2 begins Tuesday night,... More »

Hawks Force Celtics to Game 7

Joe Johnson's three-pointer with a minute remaining holds up

(Newser) - Atlanta just won't let go of its first trip to the postseason in nine years. The playoff team with the worst record did it again to the team with the best mark, forcing an improbable Game 7 with the Boston Celtics, as Joe Johnson hit a crucial 3-pointer with 1:... More »

Celtics Top Hawks, Lead Series 3-2

(Newser) - Takedowns and menacing gestures. Double technicals and flagrant fouls. And the Boston Celtics are heading to Atlanta to try to deliver the knockout punch. Paul Pierce scored a playoff-high 22 points and Ray Allen hit three 3-pointers in the middle of the third quarter Wednesday night to turn back the... More »

Johnson, Hawks Surprise Celtics Again 97-92

All-star scores 35 as series returns to Boston tied 2-2

(Newser) - Forget about a Boston sweep. The Hawks are headed back to Beantown all tied up with the mighty Celtics. Joe Johnson scored 35 points—20 in the fourth quarter—and Josh Smith added 28 points and seven blocks for Atlanta, which surprised the Celtics again 97-92 on Monday night to... More »

Smith Soars Over Celtics

Hawks trim first round series deficit to 2-1

(Newser) - Led by high-flying Josh Smith, the Atlanta Hawks finally showed they can beat the Boston Celtics. Good timing. Smith scored 27 points—and give him a perfect 10 in his own personal dunking contest—to lead the Hawks to a 102-93 victory Saturday night that breathed life into their long-shot... More »

Rondo Leads Celtics to Win Over Hawks, 96-77

Boston holds 2-0 series lead

(Newser) - Rajon Rondo outplayed Mike Bibby and helped the Boston Celtics silence Atlanta and its blustery point guard. Bibby was booed every time he touched the ball after shooting 4-for-17 from the field in the first two games. Kevin Garnett had 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Rondo added 12 points,... More »

Allen, Garnett Lead Celtics to Win Over Hawks

Game 1 loss leaves Atlanta winless against Boston this season

(Newser) - Ray Allen scored 18 points and Kevin Garnett had 16 as the two newcomers who led the Boston Celtics to the NBA's best record sparked them to a 104-81 win last night in their playoff opener against the Atlanta Hawks. Rookie Al Horford led the Hawks with 20 points and... More »

Celtics Prevent Hawks From Clinching

Cassell, Boston keep Atlanta from reaching playoffs for first time since 1999

(Newser) - Sam Cassell and Boston's backups outplayed Atlanta's starters in the fourth quarter, and the Celtics prevented the Hawks from clinching their first playoff berth since 1999 with a 99-89 victory tonight. Atlanta would have ended the NBA's longest playoff drought with a victory, because Indiana lost to Charlotte earlier today.... More »

C's Cough Up Lead, Beat Bucks in OT

New Big Three return to lead the Green

(Newser) - The Big Three were back to build a big lead, but the Boston Celtics' reserves coughed it up and had to come back in overtime for a 107-104 victory over Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday. Eddie House's 3-pointer gave Boston a lead with 1:29 left in overtime, and the Celtics... More »

Celtics Top Bobcats Without Big Three

Stars don't play, but Powe helps Boston clinch home-court

(Newser) - Even without the Big Three, the Boston Celtics had enough firepower to make history. Leon Powe had 22 points and nine rebounds, leading a makeshift lineup of Celtics who were never threatened in a 101-78 win over the Charlotte Bobcats last night that not only clinched home-court advantage throughout the... More »

Celtics' Turnaround Reaches Record Proportions

Boston's 60th win a romp over Indiana, 92-77

(Newser) - The Celtics' 60th win of the season was a 92-77 joyride against the Pacers, marking a 36-win improvement over the previous year—tying the 1996-97 Spurs for the best turnaround in league history. It was Boston's 41st win by at least 10 points, and it featured a typical 20-point, 11-rebound... More »

Pierce, Celtics Swat Hornets in Rematch

Hawks stave off charging Bulls, Magic best Bucks

(Newser) - The Big Three all hit double digits last night, as the Celtics cruised to a 112-92 victory over the Hornets, the AP reports, avenging a loss in New Orleans last week. Paul Pierce led the pack with 27 points, and was joined by Kevin Garnett's 21 and Ray Allen's 12.... More »

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