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Author: John Karalis

Hospital Celtics return; Al Horford to miss multiple games

By: John Karalis | December 12, 2018 What remains of the Boston Celtics are in Washington to take on the Wizards tonight. Once again, the Celtics will be undermanned. The bigger news is that Al Horford will once again miss action due to pain in his left knee. According to Brad Stevens, Horford was diagnosed with Patellofemoral pain syndrome in his left knee. That is a long, ominous sounding thing, but it’s really very common. Chances are you a few of you reading this (and definitely one of us writing this) has it. Patellofemoral pain syndrome is pain at the...

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Digging deeper into Robert Williams' big night for the Boston Celtics

By: John Karalis | December 11, 2018 Robert Williams was pretty good for the Boston Celtics last night. Sure, he’s got a lot to work on, but he showed a lot as well. Here’s a deeper look into what he provided for the Celtics. Sure he blocked three shots, two of them belonging to Anthony Davis, but he also contested a bunch of shots too, like this one that came after the first block. He forced Davis into a tough fadeaway because of his length and ability to gets so high on his contests. Davis eventually found ways to score,...

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Your Morning Dump… Where the Boston Celtics scoring has exploded

By: John Karalis | December 10, 2018 Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The Celtics remain one of the league’s finest defensive units with the NBA’s second highest (102.1) defensive rating. But this latest surge has pushed their offensive numbers up the list. In the wake of their 133-point performance in Chicago, they are now 11th in offensive rating (109.1), sixth in assist percentage (62.4), and, in perhaps the truest measure of their rise, third in...

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Your Morning Dump… Where Terry Rozier wants you lil busters to shut up

By: John Karalis | December 9, 2018 Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “We’ve won our last couple games so we want to keep it going,” Rozier said. “And everybody can shut up. Because everybody’s been very annoying when we’ve been losing. Very annoying.” NBCS Boston: Terry Rozier sends blunt message to Celtics’ critics after Bulls rout I spoke to Trevor Booker, who is trying to come back to the NBA after a foot injury, for the...

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