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Sunday , Apr , 11 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Doc Rivers: Rasheed Will Be Judged on Playoffs

Celtics coach Doc Rivers last night called Wallace’s season “up and down” and that’s putting it kindly. 

But there’s still time for Wallace to win over Celtics fans. 

“The bottom line,” Rivers said, “is he will be judged and our team will be judged by how we play in the playoffs. If he has a great playoff run, I don’t think anyone is going to say it was a disappointing Rasheed Wallace. If he has a great playoff run, they’re going to say, ‘That’s what we brought him here for.’ I think somebody is going to write that. If he has a poor one, obviously it’s going to go the other way.” 
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Saturday , Apr , 03 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Kevin Garnett Fined $25K for ‘Michael f*cking Jordan’ Comment

Boston forward Kevin Garnett was fined $25,000 Friday by the NBA for criticizing game officials and using inappropriate language.

Garnett made the comments after the Celtics lost a 109-104 decision to Oklahoma City in Boston. He referred to a free throw discrepancy, in which Boston was 13-of-17 for the game as a team while the Thunder's Kevin Durant was 15-of-15 alone and Oklahoma City had 34 overall.

"We were playing Michael (expletive) Jordan tonight, the way he was getting the whistle," Garnett said in a post-game news conference. "Durant damn near shot more free throws than our whole team. That's the game." 


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Wednesday , Mar , 31 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

What’s Wrong with Marquis Daniels?

Daniels’ recent performances have been marked by tentativeness and, in turn, a cutback in playing time as coach Doc Rivers looks for ways to blend Michael Finley and Nate Robinson into the lineup. The recent re-emergence of Tony Allen has taken a bite out of Daniels’ playing time as well.

After playing season lows of six minutes against both the Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets, Daniels was in for 12 during Sunday’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs. But he also hasn’t had an assist or steal in the last six games, dating back to one dish against the New York Knicks on March 17 and a pick in the same game.

Changing dynamics on the Celtics and Daniels’ recovery from thumb surgery have become a debilitating combination for the swingman.

Daniels, however, is at a loss for a reason. 


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Sunday , Mar , 14 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Kendrick Perkins: Cavs Are Better without Shaq

"They still haven"t won nothing," he said Saturday of Cleveland. "They're just the best team in the league. They still haven't done nothing we haven't done. Right now, they're the best team in the league and we just got to go at them."

O'Neal has been sidelined with an injured right thumb he suffered against the Celtics on Feb. 25. The Cavs hope to get O'Neal back for the playoffs, but have gone 7-1 without the legendary center.

"In my opinion, I think they're better," Perkins said. "They can run more. You've got Anderson Varejao, who's more of an active body. He gets LeBron (James) open a lot - opens up the paint for him.
"I think they're a better team. Obviously Shaq can help them, but I think they're better - a more fast-paced team."