Post-game Reactions

It was a hard fought battle on weary legs, but the Celtics could not close the deal tonight against the Bobcats, dropping the contest 94-91 to the Charlotte Bobcats. The seven-game win streak is over, but there is bigger and much more unfortunate news for the C’s coming out of tonight.

Leandro Barbosa went down with a non-contact left knee injury at the end of the third quarter. Barbosa had to be carried off the court by Fab Melo and trainer Eddie Lacerte and Boston’s worst fears appeared to be confirmed after the game, as Kevin Garnett told reporters that Barbosa was likely out for the season. The reserve guard will have a MRI tomorrow, but given that the team has already been informed that Barbosa is done, it’s probably a mere formality it’s a serious enough energy to sidelined Barbosa for the remainder of the year.

Needless to say, the C’s third season-ending injury in as many weeks is an incredible blow to the Celtics and leaves them with only three healthy guards on the roster. In the short term, look for Boston to sign a guard to a 10-day deal in the short term for some additional insurance, but the team’s long term prospects take another serious hit with Barbosa going down.

We’ll have much more on Barbosa’s status and full game coverage in the coming hours here at the Hub.

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  • Youkilledkenny9

    We’re so close, but this almost forces Danny to make a move. What to do? Rebuild? Not rebuild, get a big man or a guard? Coming off a seven game win streak…but a loss to the dismal Bobcats? Truly, how do you justify any decisions? Poor Danny.

  • Jonathan

    Who can we sign for the minimum. Fisher, Iverson, Delonte, Terrence Williams, Arenas, Baron Davis, Bibby? This injury sucks, Hope Barbosa gets better.

  • Mark

    Good grief, not another season ending injury? With the lack of production from Lee and Bradley starting to add up this is the last thing we need. Who the hell is out there on the market right now?

    How can the team with the shamrock be this unlucky? Since KG went down in ’09 this club has had a major player, plus, lost every single year.

    • Rav

      The downside to a team stocked with aging veterans, I guess.

      • elroz

        Are you serious? Was Bradley, Green, and Wilcox last year all veterans? Is Rondo and Sullinger veterans? KG and PP have been durable ..its the younger players that have gone down.

        Barbosa by the way is not "old" and not a veteran with miles on his leges.

        Thank before you run your mouth.

  • Phil725

    Looking on the bright side; the guard scrap heap isn't nearly as depressing as the big man scrap heap is. You can pick up guards who are actually borderline NBA quality at this point in the season. I'd guess that the Cs will opt to sign more of an offensively focused guard (and I'm also guessing it won't be a name anyone's guessing now,) in hopes of him replacing Barbosa's production, but this does hurt.

    Just a bad day all around. A triple OT game the night before is no excuse to lose to the worst team in the NBA. It's just one game, but when has that ever mattered to the media vultures? The goodwill around this team is gonna take a big hit.

  • penfield

    Agree with Mark's post….every year since 08 Celtics have had major injuries. Don't wish any NBA player on any team (including Lakers) to suffer a major injury but can we share the love a bit

  • joe

    Sorry to hear about this. Hang in there guys and get healthy. You guys are the champs no matter what. Take care.

  • elroz

    Well its either very bad luck with this franchise – recall 1986 Len Bias; the Reggie Lewis; 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 playoff runs severely hurt by injuries… or – perhaps AND – the training staff must really be bad on this team… there must be a reason why many look to go to Phoenix and use their training staff.

  • elroz

    Got to go after Delonte — GOT TO!

    • Joe

      Delonte is the best contender

  • Joe

    Delonte West and Kenyon Martin…..go!

  • Switcharoo

    Dooling! It’s time

  • Switcharoo

    And then Dooling suits up and the Celtics run it all the way. What kind of Cinderella story would that make huh?

  • TOM

    It didn't look good at all. I hope that Lenardo is OK. Just seeing the replay makes me puke.

  • tbunny

    Brutal. Just brutal. This really sucks. The league should have some sort of compensation when a team has multiple season ending injuries. Maybe give them a bit more cap flexibility or something.

    • CelticsBIG3

      They give an injury exemption because those guys are taking up roster spots.

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