Boston Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens believes his team is deep and interchangeable enough to be able to keep a fresh rotation in at all times and simply outlast his opponents in the upcoming 2014-15 NBA Season.
“I think we need to utilize our depth,” Stevens said on Monday. “We have enough depth and it’s one of our strengths, and we need to use it as a strength.”
“We’re going to keep fresh bodies out there and kind of outlast people,” concurred Forward Brandon Bass stated. “Most teams around the league have a bunch of players playing [35 to 40] minutes a game. I think that if we can keep everybody at a reasonable amount of minutes, I think we can outlast teams.”
The Celtics open the season at home against Kevin Garnett and the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday October 29th. Plenty of affordable tickets and great seats are still available so be sure to get yours now and come out to support your Boston Celtics!
The 2013/ Media Day passed with little noise or new news. With head Coach Doc Rivers, Big Ticket Kevin Garnett and now Paul Pierce gone, there was little the now Rajon Rondo led team could espouse to be happy about.
New Celtic Gerald Wallace was looking forward to an “open window” of championship runs with the New Jersey Nets when a draft day trade sent him south.
“Being traded is a process nobody likes to go through,” Wallace said.”This trade kind of caught me off guard. You kind of sit back and look at yourself and wonder what happened. There’s always a period where it’s tough, especially coming from a playoff team where we were completing for a championship, and then coming here and starting the process all over again.”
The Celtics open the preseason against the Toronto Raptors October 7th. Tickets for that game and the new season are available so be sure and get yours and cheer on your Boston Celtics!
When the Boston Celtics won game five of the first round of their Eastern Conference quarter finals match up with the New York Knicks, hope became more than a word. It became a reality.
Nobody said it was going to be easy but now it’s a series. We had an opportunity tonight to close it and we didn’t get it done,” Knicks Coach Mike Woodson said. “At the end of the day I still say we control our destiny and there’s a lot of basketball left to be played.”
The Celtics beat the Knicks at their own game shooting 50% from the arc (11-22) in route to a solid 92-86 victory.
“It’s another Game 7 for us. Every game since we’ve been down 3-0 has been Game 7 for us and that’s the way we’ve been viewing it instead of thinking of it as a 3-0 game,” Celtics Coach Doc Rivers said. “You want to win the Game 7’s and we’re looking at each one of these as Game 7’s, so it’s still a ton of pressure on us. We’re playing a really good basketball team and we know that.”
The Celtics know what’s at stake and, win or lose, will come to play. Playoff veteran Kevin Garnett, who pulled down 18 rebounds in game 5, knows that if his team can force a game 7 in New York, all pressure falls on their shoulders.