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Report: Rajon Rondo Could Play In Celtics Regular Season Opener

Report: Rajon Rondo Could Play In Celtics Regular Season Opener

dimemag.com boston.com ESPN.com Updated 10 hours ago
It seems like yesterday that the internet was abuzz with unsubstantiated rumors that Rajon Rondo broke his hand while at a trampoline park. But that was over three weeks ago, and the Boston Celtics star apparently has a chance to play in his team’s seas…
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  • C's, Nets play experimental 44-minute game

    C's, Nets play experimental 44-minute game

    ESPN.com boston.com Oct 19 (yesterday)
    The Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 95-90 in an experimental, 44-minute preseason game on Sunday afternoon at Barclays Center.
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  • The Celtics Won't Wind Up Surprising Us, Will They?

    The Celtics Won't Wind Up Surprising Us, Will They?

    boston.com Oct 19 (2 days ago)
    No one is picking the Celtics to do much better than they did last year. But what if they wind up being pretty decent?
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  • That Didn’t Last Long: Celtics ‘Likely’ to Waive Will Bynum

    That Didn’t Last Long: Celtics ‘Likely’ to Waive Will Bynum

    boston.com nba.com ESPN.com Oct 18 (2 days ago)
    Twenty-four hours after being acquired from the Detroit Pistons, point guard Will Bynum’s days in green may be over before they began.
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  • Michael Jordan Opposes LeBron & Dirk’s Appeals To Shorten S…

    Michael Jordan Opposes LeBron & Dirk’s Appeals To Shorten Season

    dimemag.com Oct 16 (4 days ago)
    This coming Sunday, the Nets and Celtics will play a 44-minute exhibition game, the first of its kind. It’s an exploratory measure in an effort to give players more rest, and this is the first test case (not sure how one game provides enough information…
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  • GIF: Marcus Smart Gets Steal, Dives To Save Loose Ball, Hits Cl…

    GIF: Marcus Smart Gets Steal, Dives To Save Loose Ball, Hits Clutch Three

    dimemag.com Oct 16 (4 days ago)
    The Boston Celtics will surely be pleased should Marcus Smart make just the defensive knack and all-out hustle he showed on this sequence from last night’s exhibition against the Toronto Raptors commonplace this season. If Smart can consistently knock d…
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  • Bill Simmons Thinks The Celtics Will Trade Rajon Rondo...to the…

    Bill Simmons Thinks The Celtics Will Trade Rajon Rondo...to the Knicks?

    boston.com Oct 16 (5 days ago)
    Bill Simmons released his Celtics preview on Grantland on Thursday and had a surprising theory about what the Celtics should do with star point guard Rajon Rondo.
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  • Evan Turner Ejected For Throwing Ball At Ref (Video)

    Evan Turner Ejected For Throwing Ball At Ref (Video)

    dimemag.com Oct 16 (5 days ago)
    Evan Turner was running point guard for the Celtics last night during their preseason game against the Raptors. He was doing pretty well, too, shooting the ball efficiently (5-of-9), and getting his teammates involved (six dimes). Except, it was a pass …
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  • 3 Things We Learned From the Celtics' 92-89 Loss to the Raptors

    3 Things We Learned From the Celtics' 92-89 Loss to the Raptors

    boston.com Oct 15 (5 days ago)
    Three things we learned after the Boston Celtics dropped a tight one to the Toronto Raptors Wednesday night in preseason action.
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  • Keep Him or Cut Him? Exploring What the Celtics Should Do With …

    Keep Him or Cut Him? Exploring What the Celtics Should Do With Vitor Faverani

    boston.com Oct 15 (5 days ago)
    Vitor Faverani's knee issues will keep him sidelined for at least the first two months of the regular season. Given the Celtics' pending roster crunch, should the center be a candidate to be cut?
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  • Five Things We Learned During Rajon Rondo's Impromptu Twitter Q…

    Five Things We Learned During Rajon Rondo's Impromptu Twitter Q-and-A

    boston.com Oct 15 (6 days ago)
    Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo showed off some personality Tuesday night, as he fielded a number of questions from his followers in an impromptu Twitter Q-and-A.
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  • NBA experimenting with 44-minute preseason game between Celtics…

    NBA experimenting with 44-minute preseason game between Celtics, Nets

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Oct 14 (7 days ago)
    In an experimental effort to examine shorter NBA games, the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics will shave a minute off each quarter and play a one-time only 44-minute preseason game at Barclays Center on Sunday. "At our recent coaches' meeting, we ha…
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  • NBA's Latest Experiment: Sunday's Celtics-Nets Game Will Run 44…

    NBA's Latest Experiment: Sunday's Celtics-Nets Game Will Run 44 Minutes

    boston.com Oct 14 (7 days ago)
    For reasons that aren't clear, the NBA is making one preseason game shorter.
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  • Report: NBA Considering Shortening Length Of Games To 44 Minute…

    Report: NBA Considering Shortening Length Of Games To 44 Minutes

    dimemag.com Oct 14 (7 days ago)
    The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets will play a 44-minute exhibition at the Barclays Center on Sunday. The game, which will feature 11-minute quarters, is the first legitimate implementation of the league’s ongoing consideration of shortening games fro…
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  • Three Things We Learned From the Celtics' Preseason Loss to the…

    Three Things We Learned From the Celtics' Preseason Loss to the Knicks

    boston.com Oct 11
    The Celtics dropped their second straight preseason contest Saturday night, this one a 96-80 decision to the New York Knicks at Mohegan Sun.
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  • Chris Bosh Says Playing For Cavs Will Be “Very Difficult” For K…

    Chris Bosh Says Playing For Cavs Will Be “Very Difficult” For Kevin Love

    dimemag.com Oct 9
    Basketball isn’t played on paper. Point guards aren’t pitchers, and centers aren’t goalies. It’s always remiss to expect players on new squads or just-formed super-teams to enjoy the success basic talent levels suggest. The 2007-2008 Boston Celtics are …
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  • Tom Thibodeau Approves Of Doug McDermott’s “Swag”

    Tom Thibodeau Approves Of Doug McDermott’s “Swag”

    dimemag.com Oct 9
    The persona of Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau revolves around a voice that could crack glass, his strong-side defensive principles, which helped the 2008 Celtics win a title, and his curmudgeonly insistence his players give their all every night during the r…
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  • 4 Things We Learned From Celtics' Preseason Win Over Knicks

    4 Things We Learned From Celtics' Preseason Win Over Knicks

    boston.com Oct 8
    The Celtics got their first real taste of NBA-level competition Wednesday night and were up for the challenge, handily defeating the New York Knicks 106-86 at the XL Center in Hartford.
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  • James Young Will Miss Preseason Game vs. Knicks

    James Young Will Miss Preseason Game vs. Knicks

    boston.com Oct 8
    James Young will not suit up for the Celtics on Wednesday night due to a strained left hamstring.
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  • Three Things We Learned From the Celtics' Preseason Opener

    Three Things We Learned From the Celtics' Preseason Opener

    boston.com Oct 7
    The Celtics turned a close, sloppy first half into a rout against the 76ers in their first game action of the preseason.
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  • Kevin Garnett’s Amusing Update On Rasheed Wallace

    Kevin Garnett’s Amusing Update On Rasheed Wallace

    dimemag.com Oct 6
    For a certain generation of basketball fan, Rasheed Wallace is everything you’ve ever wanted in an NBA player. The former Pistons, Blazers and — on the downside of his career — Celtics and Knicks forward was eminently quotable and probably the most uniq…
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  • Video - Celtics Top Nets In Shortened Game 00:50

    Celtics Top Nets In Shortened Game

    Oct 19
    Playing in an experimental 44-minute preseason game, the Celtics defeated the Nets 95-90.
  • Video - Celtics Deal For Will Bynum 02:58

    Celtics Deal For Will Bynum

    Oct 17
    Chris Forsberg discusses the deal that sent center Joel Anthony from Boston to Detroit in return for guard Will Bynum.
  • Video - NBA To Test Shorter Game 03:10

    NBA To Test Shorter Game

    Oct 14
    Ohm Youngmisuk discusses a test run the NBA is giving to 44-minute games during Sunday's preseason matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics.
  • Video - The Worst Division In The NBA 05:13

    The Worst Division In The NBA

    Oct 10
    Henry Abbott and Jordan Brenner preview the Atlantic Division, likely the worst in the NBA.

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    Oct 20
    In a preseason clash of the Cavaliers and the Bulls, two things became clear: The Cavs are primed to be a fearsome offensive juggernaut, and Derrick Rose really and finally looks like he's back, writes Brian Windhorst.
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    Oct 20
    Less than two weeks before their first regular-season meeting, LeBron James believes the Chicago Bulls are better than his Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • NBA: LeBron's building goals for trip to Rio

    Oct 11
    LeBron James' main goal for the Cavs' trip to Rio was to help his team get in the groove, Brian Windhorst writes.
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    Oct 11
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