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NBA Playoffs 2010: Celtics-Lakers NBA Finals Series Preview

Other than Cavaliers-Lakers, it’s the matchup the NBA was hoping for, and they got it. For the second time in three seasons, the Boston Celtics will butt heads with their arch rival, the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals. The Celtics come into the contest with a veteran, battle-tested group, ready to claim its […]

Magic Romp Celtics, Send East Finals Back to Boston

The Orlando Magic took another step toward making NBA history on Wednesday night by blowing away the Boston Celtics 113-92 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Magic are trying to become the first team to come back from a 3-0 series deficit, and with the Series now standing at 3-2, they may […]

Patriots Not Interested in Acquiring JaMarcus Russell

Released by the Oakland Raiders earlier this month, former No. 1 pick JaMarcus Russell is still without a job, and it appears the New England Patriots aren’t the least bit interested in offering him one. Following his release by Oakland, it was widely agreed upon by those in and around the league that Russell’s career […]

Celtics Nip Magic to Build 2-0 Series Lead

For the second time in three nights, the Boston Celtics won a hotly contested game over the Orlando Magic at Amway Arena. Strong games from Rajon Rondo, who scored 25 points, and Paul Pierce, who finished with 28, allowed the C’s to nip the Magic  95-92, and take a commanding 2-0 Eastern Conference Finals series […]

Rondo’s Stellar Play May Force Cavs to Pick Their Poison in Game 5

Celtic’s point guard Rajon Rondo recorded 29 points, 18 rebounds, and 13 assists in the Game 4 victory over Cleveland on Sunday, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is the second-best player in this series behind LeBron James. However, it was King James who took a backseat on Sunday, something he hasn’t […]

Garnett, Perkins “Injured;” Necessary Precaution or Act of Gamesmanship?

It appears LeBron James isn’t the only player benefiting from the three day break between Games 2 and 3. Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers held an injured Kevin Garnett (right mid-foot strain), and Kendrick Perkins (hyper-extended right knee) out of practice on Wednesday. KG and Perkins sustained their injuries during Monday night’s Game 2 , […]

Celtics Let Game 1 Slip Away in Cleveland

Stealing a line from the great Charles Dickens, Saturday night’s Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers can only be described as a tale of two halfs. After building a seemingly stable eleven point lead at halftime, the Celtics were outscored 58-39 in the the final two quarters, […]

NBA Playoffs 2010: Celtics-Cavaliers Series Preview

The Boston Celtics made short work of the Miami Heat in their opening-round series, finishing off Dwayne Wade and Co. in just five games. Unfortunately, the road to the NBA Finals doesn’t get any easier for the C’s, as they prepare for a second-round series with LeBron James and the No. 1-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers. The […]

Patriots Release Adalius Thomas

The New England Patriots cut linebacker Adalius Thomas on Monday, and for most Patriot’s fans one word sums up his departure: finally. Or maybe one phrase: It’s about [insert expletive] time! Monday’s releasing of Thomas came as little surprise to many, and ended a three-year tenure that can only be described as a marriage from […]

Pierce’s Buzzer-Beater Has Celtics Thinking Sweep

Paul Pierce scored 32 points, including a buzzer-beating 21-foot jumper, helping the Boston Celtics defeat the Miami Heat 100-98 at America Airlines Arena in Miami on Friday night. Through the first three quarters of the game, it was a familiar re-run episode of Celtics vs. Heat. Boston’s “Big Three” and Rajon Rondo, all in double-figures, […]

Celtics Use Strong Second Half to Take Game 1 From Heat

The Boston Celtics held the Miami Heat to just 32 points in the second half en route to an 85-76 Game 1 victory at the TD Garden on Saturday night. Unfortunately the victory may have been a costly one for the Celtics. Kevin Garnett was hit with two technical fouls after elbowing Quentin Richardson in […]

Steelers Trade WR Holmes to Jets: Why?

What in the world is going on in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania? The Pittsburgh Steelers, a team that’s been under the microscope for all of the wrong reasons this offseason, made more news on Monday, trading Super Bowl-MVP wide receiver Santonio Holmes to the New York Jets for a fifth-round draft pick. Yes, you read that correctly. […]

Celtics Handle Bucks in Potential Playoff Preview

Paul Pierce picked a great time to catch fire. The Celtic’s small forward scored 18 of his game-high 24 points in the second half, to help his team cruise past the Bucks 105-90 on Saturday night in Milwaukee. The Celtics won their 50th game of the season without Kevin Garnett, who was given the night […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 4-10-10

The final ballots are in with less than a week remaining in the NBA regular season. It’s been a long strange trip to say the least. When we at Sports of Boston started our bi-weekly NBA Power Rankings back in December, the Celtics and Lakers were far and away the two most dominant teams in […]

Celtics Fall to Rockets in OT

The Boston Celtics (47-28) lost their third game in a row on Friday night, falling to the Houston Rockets (38-37) 119-114 in overtime at the TD Garden. On this night it wasn’t Kevin Durant, but Luis Scola who did his best Michael Jordan impression, scoring 27 points and snatching 11 rebounds in the win over […]