Celtics-Heat Playoff Series

Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics looks on during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2011 NBA Playoffs against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on May 3, 2011 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Celtics Not Panicking, But Have ‘All In Mentality’

This group of Celtics have never faced an 0-2 series hole in the playoffs, but the NBA veterans are not ready to panic just yet.

05/06/2011

NOVEMBER 16: Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics laughs with John Havlicek before practice on November 16, 2010 at the Boston Sports Club in Waltham, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Celtics Get Visit, Words Of Advice From Havlicek

The Celtics got a visit from John Havlicek on Thursday, who gave them some words of wisdom to coming back from their 0-2 hole against the Heat.

05/06/2011

Doc Rivers reacts to a call in a game against the San Antonio Spurs (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Down 0-2, Doc Rivers Wants Celtics To Get Aggressive

The Celtics still believe they have a shot at the franchise’s 18th title, but first they have to recover from an 0-2 deficit against the Miami Heat.

05/06/2011

Shaquille O'Neal (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Shaq Expected To Return In Game 3

Shaquille O’Neal will finally make his return to the Celtics in Game 3 Saturday night against the Heat.

05/05/2011

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat handles the ball against Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs on May 1, 2011 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Celtics Look To Heal Up Before Saturday’s Game 3 Against Heat

Coach Doc Rivers had very specific instructions for the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. Go golfing. Avoid hanging out with each other. Most importantly, try to stay away from the game of basketball.

05/04/2011

MAY 03: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat drives against Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2011 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 3, 2011 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Celtics Struggle Closing Out Quarters Against Heat

The Celtics say their biggest problem in their series against the Miami Heat has been their inability to close out quarters.

05/04/2011

Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics drives against James Jones #22 of the Miami Heat in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2011 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Celtics Pierce ‘Day To Day’ With Strained Achilles

Celtics forward Paul Pierce suffered a strained left Achilles in the first quarter of Tuesday night’s 102-91 loss, but should be okay by Saturday’s Game 3 in Boston.

05/04/2011

MAY 01: Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics posts up Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat during game one of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2011 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 1, 2011 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

‘Confident’ Celtics Ready To Bounce Back In Game 2

The Celtics have lost four Game 1’s in the last four years, following each of them up with a Game 2 victory.

05/03/2011

Shaquille O'Neal #36 and Ray Allen #20 of the Boston Celtics sit on the bench and talk against the New York Knicks in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs on April 17, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Shaq Doubtful For Game 2, ‘Likely’ To Play In Game 3

Boston center Shaquille O’Neal is listed as doubtful for Tuesday’s Game 2 of the Celtics’ Eastern Conference
semifinal series against the Miami Heat.

05/03/2011

MAY 01: Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics reacts after his second technical foul resulting in ejection during Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2011 NBA Playoffs against the Miami Heat. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Pierce, Celtics Want Improvements In Game 2 Against Heat

Paul Pierce knows he’ll have to behave better if the Celtics are going to avoid getting into a quick two-game hole in their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Heat.

05/03/2011

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