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Mickael Pietrus Taken Over


Mickael Pietrus Taken Over
With the department cause at share, the 76ers taken over like a group that well earned to remain in first.

The Birkenstock boston Boston celtics were more worried about a team mate than the rankings.

Elton Company obtained 20 factors, and Spencer Hawes had 12 factors and 10 gets back to help Chicago keep its hold on top of the Ocean Division with a 99-86 success over the Birkenstock boston celtics on Exclusive evening.

The Birkenstock boston celtics would have got first with a win, banging out a Sixers group that has presented that identify for all but a few days this interval. The Sixers outscored Birkenstock boston by 20 factors in the third 1 / 4 to take management.

There was a serious turn when Birkenstock boston celtics defend Mickael Pietrus eventually left on a footing and was sent to the medical center after an uncomfortable impact overdue in the first 50 %. He was detailed as having a doubtful shut go trauma. Pietrus came hard on his tailbone, and his go nearly hit the trial. He immediately clutched the again of his go with both arms and combined over on his part.

Coach Doc Waters said Pietrus had X-rays and an MRI. Pietrus also was planned for an MRI on Exclusive evening, but the group said he will not be said to the medical center. Pietrus will invest the evening in Chicago and be re-evaluated Sunday.

The Sixers dressed in down a Birkenstock boston celtics group worried about its damaged team mate and already enjoying short-handed. Pietrus began in place of Ray Allen, who sat out with a aching eventually left rearfoot. Secure Avery Bradley also eventually left Boston's 9th immediately street activity with a strained eventually left rearfoot.

"I believed the damage, exhaustion, everything, type of all found up to us," Waters said.

But it was Pietrus, more than the ranking, that eventually left the Birkenstock boston celtics serious on the common. He gone down to the trial after he collided with 76ers defend Lou Williams on a generate down the isle, got his go and was down for at least 10 moments. Instructors from both groups maintained to him.

The Birkenstock boston celtics circled Pietrus, and a number of gamers took a joint as the swingman was put on a footing and taken out. Several Birkenstock boston celtics sat on the common with their brains bowed.

"It seemed terrible," Waters said. "I just saw his throat take. You realized that was bad. He was putting up on the earth, so that's not very excellent either."

His damage pulled the fun environment in the important activity right out of the market. The Birkenstock boston celtics were only a half-game behind the 76ers. Kevin Garnett and John Cut each obtained 20 factors. Rajon Rondo had 17 helps.

"We shouldn't reduce that way," Cut said. "It was a enormous activity for us, and we took a take a phase again nowadays."

Williams obtained 11 of his 19 factors in it all 1 / 4. Jrue Vacation had 15 and Andre Iguodala 14 to give instructor Doug Collins his 400th profession success. He's the Fortieth instructor in NBA record to hit that complete.

"My son got up from his nap nowadays, and he was in the restroom," Collins said, choking again holes, "and [Collins' daughter] observed him in there hoping that Pop-Pop could get his 400th win nowadays."

The Sixers, who had missing four of five, reverted to their beginning interval type in the third with an definitely major attempt. Led by a resurgent Company, the Sixers used an 11-0 run to take the cause for excellent. Company created seven of 10 photos and obtained 14 factors in the interval -- he had only three holders and six factors in the first 50 %.

"When we were successful, they didn't need a lot," beginning this interval, Company said. "I said, when they need me, I'd be ready. That was a activity title like nowadays. They required me to phase up and I did."

Brand strolled off to a noisy ovation when he was subbed out overdue in the 1 / 4. The Sixers taken 65 % (15-of-23) in the third, the emphasize arriving on a lovely alley-oop from Iguodala to Williams for a 78-66 cause.

"I can't say enough these Sixers," Silver eagles QB Eileen Vick published on Tweets.

If the Birkenstock boston celtics can't surpass the Sixers, they can point to their previous two game titles in Chicago as a key purpose. The Sixers thumped the Birkenstock boston celtics 103-71 on Goal 7. The Sixers lead 94 factors for only the second interval in six game titles.

"We look ahead to conference them one a longer interval," Iguodala said.

Rondo had 10 helps in the first 50 %, and Garnett obtained 14 factors to help Birkenstock boston cause 49-43. The Birkenstock boston celtics created 10 of their first 15 photos and led by as many as 10 factors.

The Sixers got a increase when part-owner Will Jackson came to a energetic ovation in the second 1 / 4. He was on his seat, doffed his 76ers cap toward the audience and indicated at the lovers in his second activity this weeks time. With the "Fresh Prince" rooting them on, the Sixers went on an 8-0 run and linked the overall activity at 38-all.

Smith recommended Collins on No. 400.

"This is definitely absurd, to be here for Coach, and an proprietor of my home town group, and seated on the earth," Jackson said. "We defeat Birkenstock boston. Ray Chicken damaged my child years, so this is amazing. So Coach, best wishes, and I'm satisfied to be here."
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Golden State Warriors

Once again, the Enthusiast advised us that there is no income cap on pregame events. They saved no cost Xmas evening before their NBA period operator.

This group might not be able to indication any amazing golf ball no cost providers. But they've seemingly finalized up every light-show and pyrotechnic expert in South Florida.

Let's evaluation the play-by-play from Sunday's pre-tipoff for every.

There were firing fire behind each backboard!

There was a very trippy projector screen present of measures video and pc graphics! The video was beamed onto four large sail-like linens that were decreased from the scoreboard!

And when the trippy projector screen present was done, the sail-like linens dropped!

And there, females and males, was your Wonderful Condition Enthusiast beginning lineup!

Which, of course, continues to be the concern -- at least as we switch into the non-pyrotechnic and non-trippy-projection stage of the period.

The Enthusiast came out of the checkpoint Saturday with the efficiency you'd anticipate against the Los Angeles Trimmers, the NBA's new "it" group.

In the first one fourth, there was much Enthusiast energy and bustle. Middle Andris Biedrins created his first three photos (that is not a misprint). Protect Monta Ellis hustled his fast palms into the moving past roads. Stephen Curry gutted it out with a painful rearfoot and decreased a photo. This was enough to counteract the excellent abilities of Trimmers guard Bob John and Trimmers energy monster.

But there's a lot more basketball to play. And anyone with an ounce of basketball savvy can look at the Warriors' roster, see basically the same players that went 36-46 a year ago, ponder the bench experience in sincere-but-very-green new head coach Mark Jackson, and sense what the future holds.

Mostly, it should look a lot like the past. For the past four seasons -- and most of the past 15 -- the Golden Staters have been the 180-degree mirror of the call-and-response philosophy espoused by 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.

Who's got it better than Warriors fans?

Almost everybody!

At the beginning of every season, for every professional franchise in every professional sport, there is a basic and self-evident question: Why on earth should people pay money to watch this particular team?

Jackson, before Sunday night's game, was asked that question about his Warriors. And he offered his answer.

"This is going to be the hardest-working team in the business," Jackson said. "They will not disappoint."

Notice that the man didn't promise winning. So at least he's smart. Unlike team owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber, who have talked big without producing anything remotely big, except a catchy team marketing slogan that says: "Big Things Are Here!"

If they say so. From here, the Warriors still look like a flawed team with a decent-but-not-amazing starting five -- Ellis, Biedrins, Curry, David Lee and Dorell Wright. But then you get to the bench. Sunday night, Jackson's first three substitutions were thin man Ekpe Udoh, just-acquired Brandon Rush and rookie Klay Thompson.

That rotation is simply not going to cut it as the months go by, especially not with the compressed schedule created after the NBA lockout. The Warriors will play four games in the season's first seven days. They will play 15 games in the 31 days of January. So it appears that when you deduct the days for travel between cities, there will be a chance to hold ... maybe two actual practices in the next six weeks. So even if Jackson turns out to be a good practice coach, we'll never know until 2012-13.

Jackson was intelligent enough to hire an experienced X-and-0 guy as an assistant coach in Michael Malone, a former Cavaliers and Hornets strategist. Presumably, that means Jackson's main mission will be as a motivator and locker room monitor in terms of team chemistry.

It's too early to get a read on that, too. Although the season's first major off-court crisis did not appear to be a factor Sunday night. Last week, Ellis' name surfaced in an accusation of sexual harassment by a former team employee who claimed that he had been "sexting" her with pictures of his private parts. Ellis didn't comment and the team issued an angry statement that claimed Ellis' relationship with the woman was "consensual" and said that her charges that the Warriors helped facilitate the harassment were groundless.

It was all very awkward and strange. But for the record, there was no obvious sign that it affected Ellis in Sunday's game. In fact, he made a brief speech to the crowd beforehand in which he didn't reference the accusations. He simply wished the crowd a Merry Christmas and said, "Let's get ready for a great season." Then, during player introductions, Ellis received the second loudest cheers of any Warriors player, behind only Curry.

That seemed awkward and strange, as well. But maybe the Warriors crowd was just desperate to cheer for ... something. That is, until the pregame flames behind the basket become the inevitable flameout by March.
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The Celtics Signing Chris Johnson to a 10-day Contract


The Celtics Signing Chris Johnson to a 10-day Contract: Boston Celtics signed center Chris Johnson to a 10-day contract on Thursday, a second-best in their exceedances (and still rang-up) frontcourt.

Johnson, a lean 6-foot-11 center at LSU, averaging 16.9 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game this season with the Dakota Wizards in the NBA Development League. Having spent time with Boston in spring training, he earned a call-cons the Portland Trail Blazers earlier this year and appeared in two games.

Johnson is the third big man in the LSU List Boston to join Shaquille O'Neal and Glen Davis. It is a troublesome right Achilles injury, and O'Neal, Johnson forced the Celtics to achieve, especially when the trade-off, and Kendrick Perkins, and Semih Erden Thursday in separate agreements.

"We had to camp," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said before Thursday's tilt against the Denver Nuggets with a new look. "He plays tonight. He does not know what he's doing, but he is there, and he is already there. We needed a body and can play a little '. It was a great D-League."

Johnson, ironically, was addressed No 86 (perhaps out of sheer necessity). This amount is, of course, was previously owned by Erden.
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