Celtics 98, Grizzlies 80: Boston Keeps The Winning Going Against Memphis

Kevin Garnett amassed 24 points and nine rebounds as the Boston Celtics clobbered the Memphis Grizzlies, 98-80, on Super Bowl Sunday at TD Garden in Boston, MA. Boston improved to 13-10 and has won eight of its last nine games.

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Celtics Schedule 2012: Lakers Come To Boston On Thursday

The Boston Celtics play three games this week, playing twice at home before going on the road on Friday.

Thursday 's matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers takes center stage, earning national television coverage. The two games sandwiching the Lakers are significantly less interesting. The Charlotte Bobcats come to the Garden on Tuesday as arguably the worst team in the league having lost 11 straight. The Toronto Raptors are only doing moderately better at 8-17 on the season. The Celtics will be on the road however, where they've compiled a 4-4 record this season.

Here's the complete Celtics weekday schedule with TV/Radio information:

Tuesday, 2/7: Celtics vs. Bobcats (7:30 p.m. ET, TV/Radio: CSN/WEEI)

Thursday, 2/9: Celtics vs. Lakers (8:00 p.m. ET, TV/Radio: TNT)

Friday, 2/10: Celtics at Raptors (7:00 p.m. ET, TV/Radio: ESPN and CSN/WEEI)

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Paul Pierce Named Eastern Conference Player Of The Week

Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week Monday after averaging 22.0 points, 6.3 assists and 5.8 rebounds per game to lead his team's 4-0 week, the league announced.

Pierce struggled at the beginning of the year due to a heel injury that allowed him to participate in just one preseason practice, but has worked himself back into shape quickly as his conditioning gets better.


Related: Boston Celtics clobber Memphis Grizzlies 98-80

His lines from the week:

  • Tuesday vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: 20 points, six assists, four rebounds, 8-12 shooting
  • Wednesday vs. Toronto Raptors: 17 points, eight assists, six rebounds, 4-6 3-pt shooting
  • Friday vs. New York Knicks: 30 points, seven rebounds, five assists, 4-10 3-pt shooting, 10-12 free throws
  • Sunday vs. Memphis Grizzlies: 21 points, six rebounds, six assists

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker was named Western Conference Player of the Week.

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Celtics Vs. Grizzlies Final Score: Boston Clobbers Memphis, 98-80

Kevin Garnett and the Boston Celtics kept the winning going, as KG amassed 24 points and nine rebounds in 33 minutes to lead the C's to a big 98-80 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Super Bowl Sunday at TD Garden in Boston, MA.

Garnett made 9-of-12 field goals and Boston shot 49.3 percent in the win. Paul Pierce added 21 points and six rebounds and Ray Allen scored 12. Rajon Rondo, playing in his second game back, had five points but racked up 14 assists.

Chris Wilcox scored 12 and rookie JaJuan Johnson added 10 points of the bench for Boston.

Rudy Gay finished with a team-best 21 points, but Memphis was held to 36.8 shooting. O.J. Mayo added 15 points off the bench, Dante Cunningham and Sam Young scored 10 points apiece and ex-Celtics guard Tony Allen did not play.

Boston returns to the court on Tuesday evening when it hosts the Charlotte Bobcats.


Final - 2.5.2012 1 2 3 4 Total
Memphis Grizzlies 16 19 26 19 80
Boston Celtics 24 19 26 29 98

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Celtics Vs. Grizzlies: Brandon Bass Out; Pregame News And Notes

As the Boston Celtics try to keep the wins coming against the Memphis Grizzlies at noon EDT on Super Bowl Sunday, they will have to do so without key reserve Brandon Bass, who will miss the game with a knee injury. However, Jermaine O'Neal will play for Boston after having an MRI on his knee Saturday, the results of which will be discussed by him after the game.

"Jermaine O'Neal's fine," said Celtics head coach Doc Rivers (via Celtics on Twitter). "But no Brandon today. I think it's just accumulation of the games. He had some swelling."

Rajon Rondo will be playing in his second game back after injuring his right wrist in the middle of January on a flagrant foul against the Toronto Raptors. Rondo had seven points and seven assists in the Celtics' comeback win over the New York Knicks on Friday night.

"Today's game will be more normal to Rondo than the last game," Rivers said (via Celtics on Twitter). "But he still hasn't had a (real) practice."

Tony Allen is returning to the city where he played for the first six years of his career. The ex-Celtic and current Grizzlies guard said he was "comfortable" and "around a great group of guys" in Memphis, which motivates him. Still, he is happy to be coming back to Boston.

"I love coming back here," Allen said (via Celtics on Twitter). "It's emotional. I've got a resume of winning (with the Celtics)."



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Celtics Vs. Grizzlies: Jermaine O'Neal Will Play For Boston On Sunday

Jermaine O'Neal had an MRI on his right knee on Saturday and did not practice. The results are expected on Sunday, and O'Neal was a game-time decision for the Celtics against the Memphis Grizzlies at noon EDT on Super Bowl Sunday.

One hour before the game, O'Neal confirmed to reporters that he would play on Sunday.

O'Neal suffered the knee injury in the Celtics' comeback win over the New York Knicks on Friday night. O'Neal played 20 minutes in the win Friday and finished with two points on 1-of-4 shooting to go along with four rebounds.

In 18 games this season, O'Neal is averaging 5.7 points and 5.2 rebounds for Boston. In his career, O'Neal has averaged 13.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocks with the Celtics, Heat, Raptors, Pacers and Trail Blazers in 17 NBA seasons. His best season came in the 2003-2004 campaign, in which he averaged 20.1 points and 10.0 rebounds in 78 games.

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Celtics Vs. Grizzlies: Boston Looks To Keep Winning Against Memphis

Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics (12-10) welcome back old friend Tony Allen and his Memphis Grizzlies (12-11) at 12:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday afternoon at TD Garden in Boston, MA (TV/Radio: NBATV,CSNNE/WEEI 93.7 FM/850 AM).

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