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Celtics haven't practiced since April

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08:08 AM ET 06.08 | Somewhere, Allen Iverson is thinking he's found his own dream team. One of the many responsibilities for Jeff Twiss, the Celtics' media relations director, is updating reporters each day on the team's practice times. In this postseason it has pretty much been a robo call: the Boston Celtics will not practice today. ... Rajon Rondo joked last week that he thought the last time the team had a real practice was "probably like nine months ago." He is not that far off. The last time the Celtics practiced was before the start of the playoffs in April -- and that was only because they were given an extra day between the end of the regular season and the start of their first-round series with the Atlanta Hawks.

The New York Times

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June 8, 2012  08:34 AM ET
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Unless through some miracle the Celts manage to win Game 7 against Miami, they should be ashamed of themselves. That was not just a loss last night - it was a royal butt-kicking. The Celts had everything in their favor - playing on their home court, everyone healthy, a psychological edge from being ahead in the series, and the support of fans across the country hoping that the Celts would seize the opportunity to dethrone the evil Emperor James.Now they squandered that opportunity and will likely lose Game 7 as well. Just as last year, the weak Eastern Conference has not been able to stop Lebron and the Heat, and it's the team out of the West that has to save the league by getting the job done. Most probable outcomes going forward: Heat win Game 7; Thunder over the Heat in 6 games in the Final.

Good win by the Heat last night. I think the Heat win game 7, but we shall see. Good luck to both teams!

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June 8, 2012  08:39 AM ET

The Celtics had the same plight as every other team. This is a non story so whats the point?

June 8, 2012  08:41 AM ET

Haven't practiced since April? How in the world is this good stratagy or coaching?

Luck and a lot of it apparently played a big part in this post season!

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June 8, 2012  08:43 AM ET
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...This is a non story so whats the point?

To fill FN! What's the point of commenting on a non story?

I see a non story and move on without comment! Makes my day not so dissapointing!

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June 8, 2012  09:04 AM ET
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To fill FN! What's the point of commenting on a non story? I see a non story and move on without comment! Makes my day not so dissapointing!

I will say this for ya, you're a constant....always looking for confrontation. Tip..get over yourself and move on.

June 8, 2012  09:07 AM ET
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I will say this for ya, you're a constant....always looking for confrontation. Tip..get over yourself and move on.

You call that confrontation? I was trying to make your half emtpy glass, half full!

Sorry you're so sensitive.

June 8, 2012  09:08 AM ET
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I will say this for ya, you're a constant....always looking for confrontation. Tip..get over yourself and move on.

I agree with you...life is too short.

June 8, 2012  09:09 AM ET
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You call that confrontation? I was trying to make your half emtpy glass, half full! Sorry you're so sensitive.

It's all good Eli....how are you doing this morning, sir?

June 8, 2012  09:12 AM ET

Their age really showed last night but they have a rest day before gm 7....so I pretty sure they wont practice so they wont jinx themselves

June 8, 2012  09:13 AM ET
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Unless through some miracle the Celts manage to win Game 7 against Miami, they should be ashamed of themselves. That was not just a loss last night - it was a royal butt-kicking. The Celts had everything in their favor - playing on their home court, everyone healthy, a psychological edge from being ahead in the series, and the support of fans across the country hoping that the Celts would seize the opportunity to dethrone the evil Emperor James.Now they squandered that opportunity and will likely lose Game 7 as well. Just as last year, the weak Eastern Conference has not been able to stop Lebron and the Heat, and it's the team out of the West that has to save the league by getting the job done. Most probable outcomes going forward: Heat win Game 7; Thunder over the Heat in 6 games in the Final.

I couldn't have said it better myself. The Celtics blew a golden opportunity. What are the odds they go into Miami and close it out? A coach told me a long time ago, "when opportunity knocks, you can't be in the shower."

 
June 8, 2012  09:14 AM ET
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Their age really showed last night but they have a rest day before gm 7....so I pretty sure they wont practice so they wont jinx themselves

LOL Looks like the Heat and OKC in the finals...not sure how a team that doesn't practice for almost two months makes it this far into the playoffs...LOL!

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