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Wakefield’s All-Star Nod Highlights Past Week

Welcome to the first installment of The Starting Nine. This column will take a look back at the past week for the Red Sox, and I will make nine comments, opinions, observation, etc. that stuck out to me throughout the week. This past week saw the Sox finish up inter-league play with Atlanta, a three […]

Stephon Marbury: 2008-2009 Celtics Review

The bad boy of the New York Knicks, Stephon Marbury, was given a shot at redemption this year with the Celtics. After sitting on the sidelines for a year with New York, Marbury was able to arrange a buyout of his contract with the Knicks and was signed as a free agent by the Green […]

Eddie House: 2008-2009 Celtics Review

Eddie House  had a much better year than last and continues to be a threat off the bench for the Celts. He was able to start appearing in different situations not just as a point guard, but also has a shooting guard on occasion too. House really benefited from the arrival of Stephon Marbury as […]

Save Leon Powe Petition is a Little Ridiculous

The Celtics have decided to part ways with forward/center Leon Powe after not offering him a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent. General manager Danny Ainge does not necessarily want to sign Powe since he will most likely not be ready to play until mid-December. They have not completely ruled out re-signing him […]

Tony Allen: 2008-2009 Celtics Review

Toward the end of last year, Tony Allen seemed to fully recover from his knee injury that sidelined him for much of the 06-07 season, which had appeared to be the beginnings of a breakout year. He showed flashes in 07-08, punctuated by that great 360-degree dunk to finish of the Lakers in the finals […]

Celtics Player Review: Mikki Moore

I actually had never heard of Mikki Moore when the Celtics were interested in him midway through the season. He did not have much hype and it seemed like he was just going to add a little bit of height for the C’s bench. That was just about all Moore was for the Celtics, and he did not […]

Celtics Player Review: Brian Scalabrine

SCALLLL!! The chants for the redhead never stop when Brian Scalabrine comes into a game. This season proved no different as Scalabrine continued to be a fan favorite despite his lackluster playing skills. However, Scal proved his worth in the playoffs this season and became a solid backup for the very depleted Celtics bench.

Celtics Player Review: Gabe Pruitt

Not much happened this season for Gabe Pruitt in his second year in the NBA. He saw some action here and there but never really found much of a role with the team this season. His role was diminished further after the acquisition of Stephon Marbury. The young guard also had some personal problems after […]

Celtics Player Reviews: J.R. Giddens and Bill Walker

Let’s begin the Celtics season reviews with the rookie pair that could someday leave their mark on the NBA and hopefully on the Celtics. J.R. Giddens and Bill Walker were the top two draft picks for the Celtics before last season. Giddens was the Celtics’ first round pick and Walker was acquired from a trade with Washington […]

Was the Celtics Season a Letdown?

Last summer I made a very early and bold prediction that the Celtics would repeat as champions again and that Tony Allen was going to develop into their dominant sixth man. Well, now we know that both of these predictions turned up wrong, and if those were my two big hopes for the season, then […]

Celtics Give up Game 6 to Orlando

Game 6 was a terrible game, as both teams played poorly the whole way through. There were dumb fouls, turnovers, and missed shots all over the place. This hardly looked like two of the three best teams in the Eastern Conference fighting to play in the next round. However, Orlando came out the victorious, beating Boston 83-75 […]

Big Baby Hits Buzzer Beater in Game 4 Win

The Celtics were in control of Game 4 for much of the second half, but Orlando would not go away. With just a few seconds left in the game, the Magic found themselves up by one point. However, the ball found its way to Glen “Big Baby” Davis, not the one who would normally take […]

Eddie House and the Celtics Tie Up Series 1-1

If someone told me that Paul Pierce only played 16 minutes and only scored three points in a critical Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals I would have panicked immediately. The sad part about this statement is that most of it is true and Pierce was that ineffective due to foul trouble early in […]

Celtics Comeback isn’t Enough; Orlando Takes 1-0 Lead

Boston found themselves down by as much as 22 points early in the minutes of the third quarter, but made a valiant effort to get back into this very tough Game One match-up against the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference semi-finals. Thanks to great play by Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, and yes, Brian Scalabrine, […]

Bulls Win Epic Game 6 in 3OT, Force Game 7

Through five games, the first round series between the Bulls and Celtics has been extremely exciting, and Game 6 was no different after a triple-overtime game that spanned four hours. Unfortunately, the Bulls took Game 6 and forced Game 7 back in Boston by winning 128-127. Ray Allen was superb in the loss and if it was not […]