Emily Austen

Pretty sure there's a lid on the #Celtics basket right now. NOTHING is falling for them. Portland leads 88-77 w/ 5:05 to play.

Jared Weiss

#Blazers run now at 16-5 in the first half of the fourth quarter. Lead 88-77.

Scott Souza

An Avery Bradley night - misses his first 5 shots, makes his next 4, has now missed his last 6. #Celtics down 86-77 w/ 6:43 to go.

Jared Weiss

Celtics finally get to Kaman and triple stuff him.

Jared Weiss

#Blazers are on a 14-5 run in the first four minutes of the quarter.

Rich Levine

Celtics have done well limiting Lillard and Aldridge tonight but there's only so much you can do against Kaman and Steve Blake.

Jay King

Kelly Olynyk, still scoreless. Just three shots for the Celtics best shooter over 25 minutes.

Jessica Camerato

There is something great about Gerald Wallace and Chris Kaman competing in a close game. Nearly 43,000 regular season minutes between them.

Scott Souza

Portland scores first 8 pts of the fourth quarter, and just like that #Celtics face their biggest deficit of night at 80-72 w/ 10:13 left.

Gary Washburn

POR is 14-for-23 from field in second half. #celtics can't score consistently.

Gary Washburn

#blazers begin 4Q with an 8-0 run and now lead 80-72 at 10:13 mark.

Jared Weiss

Zeller is doing a nice job reading Chris Kaman’s footwork. But he isn’t getting any lift to defend the jump hook.

Jared Weiss

Wes Matthews finally gets in the game, drilling a dagger in Crash’s face.

Gary Washburn

Officials review Blake's 3-pointer, call it a 2. tied at 72 after 3Q

Jared Weiss

#Blazers three earlier in the quarter reduced to a two and it’s now tied at 72 at the start of the fourth.

Gary Washburn

#celtics trail #blazers 73-72 after 3Q. Rondo 14, Sullinger and Green 13; Aldridge 19, Kaman and Batum 12, Blake 9 in 15 min

Marc D'Amico

It's a tight one at the Garden, as the Blazers lead the Celtics 73-72 after three. Green leads the C's w/ 14, while Rondo/Sully each have 13

Emily Austen

The #Blazers have a one-point lead over the #Celtics heading into the final frame.

Jay King

Steve Blake just made Evan Turner look rather silly.

Jared Weiss

Steve Blake just went temporary Iverson. Very temporary.

Jay King

Gerald Wallace remains one of the toughest dudes in the gym.

Abby Chin

Gerald Wallace doing a number on Chris Kaman defensively. Getting low and Kaman can't find any breathing room! #CelticsTalk

Jared Weiss

Clearly TA has been watching the #Celtics game tonight. RT @danecarbaugh: Tony Allen with his best Rondo impression. vine.co/v/O1hQivggtgY

Abby Chin

#Blazers fans remember seeing a missed layup from Gerald Wallace. But Rajon Rondo makes good to cut the deficit to 2. #CelticsTalk

Gary Washburn

James Young scores 22 points on 7-for-16 shooting, 3-for-9 3pt and 8 rebs in 34 min in NBADL Maine's 120-102 win over Delaware

Gary Washburn

As much as Avery Bradley works on his 3-pointer, he's shooting just 30.6% for the season. May be time to cut down on the attempts #celtics

Jessica Camerato

Will this continue the rest of the game? Aldridge + Lillard = 8/24 FG

Jessica Camerato

Just pick up the phone and call RT @peterstringer YIKES. RT @washingtonpost: "Text neck" is becoming an 'epidemic' ...wapo.st/159f4lT

Marc D'Amico

The Celtics are flying around on defense (POR shooting only 35%) and lead 49-44 at halftime. Green: 12 pts, 3 rebs. http://t.co/U3pFokq0AQ

Jared Weiss

#Celtics lead 49-44 at the half. Jeff Green leads all scorers with 12, but Rondo is right behind with 10. Aldridge leads POR with 11 and 7.

Gary Washburn

#celtics lead #blazers 49-44 at half. Green 12, Rondo 10, Olynyk 7 rebs; Aldridge 11, Kaman 8.

Scott Souza

Good first half for #Celtics against a very good Blazers team. Held Portland to 35% shooting, lead 49-44.

Emily Austen

The #Celtics are up 49-44 on the #Blazers at the half. Green: 12 pts, Rondo: 10 pts, Sully: 9 pts.

Jay King

Christian Laettner would have made that at the buzzer, Sully.

Jared Weiss

Sully almost pulled off a reverse Laettner!

Jared Weiss

Jeff Green squares up Aldridge and blows by him with the left hand.

Steve Bulpett

Holy hoops. @univofdayton over @BostonCollege, 65-53. Marianists over Jesuits.

Jared Weiss

Aldridge keeps backing Sully down then getting easy short jump hook. Stevens subs in Bass, who holds him off, but LA hits it anyway #Celtics

Emily Austen

The #Celtics defense looks good tonight. Holding the #Blazers to just 31.7% shooting from the field. Boston leads 43-34 in the 2nd quarter.

Jessica Camerato

Can we pause for a second for a 2-on-2 game between Rondo/Bradley and Lillard/Matthews?

Jared Weiss

Good hustle by Bradley to just hone in a loose ball and get on the board with his first points. LA responds by going to work on Sully.

Jared Weiss

Dame gets his first basket as Rajon Rondo wouldn’t dare commit a foul.

Jared Weiss

Evan Turner finally makes a useful pass on the break!

Jared Weiss

Lillard still cannot shake Bradley, or hit a shot. 0/6 now.

A. Sherrod Blakely

#Celtics up 37-27 in the second quarter. Feelin' good or nervous Nellie? Thoughts? #Celticstalk

Marc D'Amico

Brad Stevens to Tyler Zeller (two points, four rebonds) during the timeout: "That's some good, physical stuff TZ!"

Mark Murphy

Stevens had said he needed to use players who could help defend better. Right now Gerald Wallace is looking like a very smart choice.

Scott Souza

Gann Academy of #Waltham Sr. Jonny Zackman #Celtics Hero Among Us. Lifeguard gave CPR to Charles rower having heart attack, saving his life.

Jay King

The Celtics defense has been really good?

Jared Weiss

Stevens walking Rondo up to check in. Some scheme adjustments should be coming.

Chris Forsberg

Celtics quizzed on westernmost state in US during JumboTron break. Gerald Wallace guessed Wyoming.

Scott Souza

#Celtics rookie Marcus Smart expected to practice this week, could play Friday (full story) shar.es/1Xe3Sm via @metrowestdaily

Jay King

Gerald Wallace, on the Jumbotron, reveals that he thinks Wyoming might be the western-most state.

Jared Weiss

“What’s the westernmost state in the USA?” Marcus Smart: “Sacramento?” Gerald Wallace: “Wyoming?” #Celtics

Jessica Camerato

Always good to talk to Chris Kaman when he comes to town. Learn something new after every conversation with him.

Jared Weiss

Evan Turner’s energy is taking over this game. Not sure I’ve written that since he was in Philly.

Jared Weiss

Great rotations and recovery by the Celtics D on that possession that ended with a Kaman jumper.

Abby Chin

And just like that Gerald grabs the loose ball and gets the #Celtics out in transition. #CelticsTalk

Brian Robb

Brad Stevens puts in Gerald Wallace for the first time in a few games, and the veteran nicely rewards him with a steal.

Jared Weiss

Gerald Wallace gets in the second unit and immediately starts running point. This will be fun.

Jay King

GERALD WALLACE HAS BEEN UNCAGED AND HIS HAIR STILL LOOKS BEAUTIFUL

Abby Chin

Gerald Wallace checks into the game... Haven't seen him on the court for a while. #Crash #CelticsTalk

Jared Weiss

After Stevens said the #Celtics transition defense was a major problem, they didn’t give a single fast break point in the first quarter.

Gary Washburn

#celtics lead #blazers 23-21 after 1Q; Rondo 8, Sullinger 7, Green 6, Olynyk 7 rebs; Batum 8, Lopez 5, Aldridge 4 pts, rebs.

Jared Weiss

7 rebounds for Kelly Olynyk going against Robin Lopez. Damian Lillard has been held scoreless so far.

Marc D'Amico

The Celtics are on top of the Trail Blazers 23-21 after the first. Rondo already has 8 pts, 2 rebs, 2 asts. Sully: 7 pts, 3 rebs, 2 asts.

Mark Murphy

Green, Olynyk and Bradley off to a combined 2-13 start. Green has both makes.

Jared Weiss

Dagger from Steve Blake cuts the #Celtics lead to two as they are up on the #Blazers 23-21. 8 dazzling pts for Rondo. Aldridge just 1/7 FG.

Jared Weiss

Aldridge finally gets a field goal, but only on a tip in of his own miss on a wide open jump hook.

Jared Weiss

LaMarcus Aldridge is now 0/6 from the field.

Gary Washburn

Rondo getting best of Lillard so far. Rondo:8 pts, 2 rebs, 2 ast; Lillard: 0 pts 1 reb and 0 ast. #celtics #blazers BOS leads 20-15

Jared Weiss

It shows how Bradley is more concerned with his mechanics than what shot he is supposed to take. That’s a positive as far as I’m concerned.

Jared Weiss

…Bradley has developed a hop in his shot to improve his balance and decided to hop into the shot for a two rather than step back for 3.

Jared Weiss

There was a missed transition shot earlier by Avery Bradley that was pretty notable in that he could’ve taken a three, but took short two...

Jay King

Aldridge has missed some shots he could make, but Celtics (gasp) making it tough on an All-Star inside. POR 1-for-11 right now. 11-5, Boston

Jessica Camerato

#HeadbandRondo tonight. He has 4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist in first 5 minutes. #celtics

Jared Weiss

Olynyk got what looked like a soft foul call, but his rotation onto Lopez was pretty impressive.

Scott Souza

Much maligned #Celtics D held Portland to 2 points on 0-for-8 shooting in first 4:42 of game. Blazers got their first basket at 7:18 mark.

Brian Robb

Jared Sullinger is doing a hell of a job attempting to contain Aldridge in the post. So far so good.

Jessica Camerato

For Celtics tweeps who don't get to see the Trail Blazers on TV that often, there's a lot of talent to watch tonight on this roster.

Jay King

What an outlet pass from Sully to Jeff Green there. Nothing prettier than a full-court pass.

Marc D'Amico

With the Pats' big win, it's on to Causeway Street for Celtics and Blazers, @Sean Grande and Max have the call right now on 100.7 FM @wzlx

Abby Chin

#Patriots and #Revs get wins today. Now it's the #Celtics turn! Tipoff on @csnne 5 minutes away. #CelticsTalk http://t.co/4E44GqW0pe

Jay King

Stevens: James Young's preseason injury "clearly hurt" his development. Powell could potentially get chance tonight masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Jay King

Smart expected back to practice in middle of week; Faverani could be out until January masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Jared Weiss

#Celtics Video: Brad Stevens discusses Vitor Faverani possibly being out until January: clnsradio.com/boston-celtics… via @CLNSRadio

Marc D'Amico

That's all for @AmericanExpress Home Court Advantage. Tune in on @CSNNE for more pregame with @Abby Chin @CSNTommy @Kyle Draper and company!

Kyle Draper

#celtics pregame live w me & @sherrodbcsn begins right now on @CSNNE #celticstalk #blazerstalk #nba

Sean Grande

The Celtics, hosting Portland tonight, have lost 15 straight and 25 of their last 26 against the Western Conference. We're live 5:30 @wzlx

Jared Weiss

#Celtics Video: Brad Stevens on Faverani possibly out til 2015, Young to D-League and defensive woes: youtu.be/gAEUH7UFqvQ?li… via @CLNSRadio

Greg Dickerson

Tommy Kelley w a sack and blk fg on consecutive plays for arz.why can't pats get players like hi.....um wait never mind that. My bad

Marc D'Amico

Up next on @AmericanExpress Home Court Advantage, @Sean Grande chats Blazers/Celtics w/ @Emily Austen. #AMEXCeltics

Marc D'Amico

We are live on the website and mobile app for @AmericanExpress Home Court Advantage for pregame coverage vs. Portland vs. Boston!

Jay King

Stevens on Young: "I really thought he was on his way – and maybe even ahead of where we thought he’d be – before he got hurt in preseason."

Marc D'Amico

Where do you expect the C's offense to rank at season's end? Tweet w/ #AMEXCeltics & we may use on @AmericanExpress Home Court Advantage.

Jared Weiss

Stevens said that transition defense is a major problem statistically for the #Celtics as well as holding ground in the interior.

Jay King

(2) Part of his answer: "Dwight is a guy that we could see using in spots tonight, especially defensively."