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An All-Star Season
With Kendrick Perkins injured and Rasheed Wallace retired, the Celtics needed some heft inside and turned to a couple of O’Neals – future Hall-of-Famer Shaquille O’Neal and veteran forward Jermaine O’Neal. Overall, 21 players suited up for Boston in the 2010-11 season as the Celtics won 56 games and their fourth consecutive Atlantic Division title. […]
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An Encore in ’09?
The Celtics took a well-deserved victory lap in the 2008-09 team yearbook with six pages of essays and photos honoring the 2008 NBA World Champions. With much of the same core back, expectations were high for the first Celtics repeat championship since 1969. Boston succeeded in the regular season with 62 wins and another Atlantic […]
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Back-to-Back Atlantic Titles
Boston’s title defense got off to a great start in the 2008-09 season as the C’s won 27 of their first 29 games and the Big Three were all named All-Stars. Unfortunately, a leg injury kept Kevin Garnett from playing much of the second half of the season and the entire playoffs. Kendrick Perkins, along […]
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Battle of the Big Threes
The Celtics may have started the superteam trend in the 2007-08 season when they added Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett to Paul Pierce and won an NBA World Championship title. By the 2011 NBA Playoffs, the Celtics still looked like the beasts of the East when they swept the New York Knicks in the Eastern […]
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Big Three Memories
Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce faced off against Ray Allen, their former teammate and member of the Big Three, on January 27, 2013. The trio had previously helped lead the Celtics to the franchise’s 17th NBA World Championship title in 2008. In Allen’s first season away from Boston, Garnett led the Celtics with 24 points […]
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Boston’s New Big Three Rises
Following a last place finish in the 2006-07 season, the Celtics overhauled the roster. By adding superstars Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to join Paul Pierce – forming a new Big Three in Boston – the team completed one of the most stunning turnarounds in NBA history. Combined with Rajon Rondo and Kendrick Perkins, the […]
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Celebration in 2008!
Fans stormed the court after the Celtics won their 17th NBA World Championship title while Ray Allen, James Posey, Kendrick Perkins and Tony Allen celebrated. As Boston’s first title in 22 years, for many fans this was the first Celtics championship they could celebrate. “I grew up watching the Celtics with my father,” said one […]
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Celtic Holiday
Celtics big man Shaquille O’Neal posed with a fan during the team’s visit to Boston Children’s Hospital on December 7, 2010. The Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation has long partnered with the medical center, sponsoring events such as holiday parties with players and the hospital’s annual dinner and auction called Champions for Children’s. O’Neal joined Ray […]
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Enduring a Tough Season
Things went from bad to worse for the Celtics in the 2006-07 campaign, dropping 18 in a row at one point and winning only 24 games all season. Injuries cost team leader Paul Pierce half the season, breaking his streak of All-Star Game appearances, while Wally Szczerbiak played in only 32 games. One bright spot […]
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Framing The Big Three
Remember the new Big Three as they celebrated their NBA World Championship title in 2008 with this framed photo of the trio. “It seems like everything has worked out all year,” said Ray Allen. “We respect each other and we’re here sitting on Championship 17.”