Celtics drop fourth straight as comeback falls short vs. Grizzlies

The Celtics are now losers of four games in a row after falling to the Memphis Grizzlies, 110-106.

The loss didn’t come due to lack of effort from the second unit, as a lineup consisting of Terrence Williams, Jordan Crawford, Jeff Green, Shavlik Randolph, and D.J. White erased a 21-point deficit with 7:00 left and brought it to two points after a pair of Crawford free throw with 0:18 on the clock.

Crawford finished the game with 21 points on 5-13 shooting. Paul Pierce led the C’s with 26 points on 10-17 from the field and six rebounds. Kevin Garnett and Courtney Lee both missed the game with ankle injuries.

Jerryd Bayless led the way for Memphis with 30 points on 11-20 shooting from the field. Griz center Marc Gasol missed the game due to an abdominal tear.

The C’s jumped out to an early lead against the Griz, and actually led after the first quarter, but a big second quarter by Memphis gave them a healthy lead going into the half, and they kept a decent lead on Boston for the majority of the game.

Boston hopes to snap their four-game skid on Tuesday night against the Knicks.

What they’ll be saying: It was hard to envision the Celtics beating the Grizzlies on the second night of a back-to-back, especially without two of their starters in Garnett and Lee. On one hand, it’s nice that the bench made a comeback and gave the team a chance to win, on the other, it’s hard to envision some of those players with any minutes come postseason. Crawford should get some burn, but he remains one of the most up-and-down players on the C’s – in every sense. The C’s need to make sure Garnett is healthy once the postseason comes around, but if that means falling all the way back to the No. 8 seed (they’re just 1.5 games ahead of the Bucks) and playing the Heat in the first round, it will be an extremely tough task from the start.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.

International

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.

News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

International

Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."

Entertainment

Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

NBA

Carmelo Anthony agonizing over Knicks future as season…

There’s still the cloud hanging over the franchise’s head as to the pending free-agent status of All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.

NFL

Jets host players with eye toward NFL Draft

The Jets hosted a number of NFL Draft hopefuls for workouts on Thursday, with an eye toward some under-the-radar players.

NFL

Chris Johnson: I wanted to go to 'a…

Now that Chris Johnson is a Jet, the team has to figure out if one of the most explosive players in the NFL over the last half decade has anything…

NHL

Rangers' speed versus Flyers' size makes interesting playoff…

Among the myriad aspects that will make this Metropolitan Division semifinal series fascinating will be the battle between the Rangers' speed and the Flyers' size,…

Tech

VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.

Tech

#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.