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Can Danny Ainge Set Off Fireworks this Offseason?

On Thursday, the Celtics Twitter account quoted Danny Ainge saying “I don’t think we’ve ever had cap space in the history of the Celtics, at least since I’ve been here. We need to spend it wisely.”  While Ainge is undoubtedly excited to test how attractive of a free agent destination Boston really is, and thus contradict the […]

Another Hard-Fought Loss: Celtics Lose 103-95, Go Down 3-0 in Series

We wanted the playoffs, and well, we got ’em.  The Celtics once again lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a game that – at times – felt like they could have won.  But now, it is time to accept that the Celtics are severely out-sized and inevitably outmatched in a series we should never have convinced ourselves […]

Celtics Lose Battle to Cavaliers, 113-100, but Not the War

The Celtics failed to contain the Cleveland Cavaliers’ big three in Sunday’s playoff matinee at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. While it was the first career playoff game for much of this Celtics team’s young core, it happened to be Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love’s introduction to the postseason as well. For Irving, who led […]

The Magic Number is One for the Celtics

The possibility of the Celtics making the playoffs as a potential seventh-seed was a mere pipe dream at the start of the season.  Celtics fans were looking at draft boards and comparing college prospects as the Celtics were seemingly destined to fall to the lottery for the second year in a row.  As it stands, if the […]

Celtics Release Shavlik Randolph, Sign Chris Babb, Ignite Trade Rumors

Danny Ainge just couldn’t forgive Shavlik Randolph for elbowing Kelly Olynyk in the face.  In reality, with Jared Sullinger back, there was simply no need for the bench-warming Randolph to take up a roster spot better served for developing players. Chris Babb, who played briefly with the Celtics last season (including two summer league stints with […]

Does Brad Stevens Deserve Consideration for Coach of the Year?

For over 50 years, the Red Auerbach Trophy has been awarded each season to the NBA coach whom  sportswriters have deemed the most exceptional. The award is presented prior to the postseason, thus, its recipient’s postseason performance is not a factor. Last year was the first time in 11 seasons that its recipient, Gregg Popovich, was awarded the honor and then […]

NBA All-Star Game Starters Announced, Illustrate Flawed Selection Process

Last Thursday, the NBA announced the starters for this year’s NBA All-Star game, as per the popular vote of the fans.  While the majority of this year’s selections seem fair, two of the most polarizing of choices, Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant, are members of big-market yet borderline-abysmal teams. Social media and members of the NBA […]

Breaking Down the Potential Jeff Green-to-Memphis Trade

It appears we have entered the peak of this year’s NBA trade season. Following the Rajon Rondo trade, contenders around the league have been scouring lottery-bound teams for unwanted talent. The GM of the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James (we all know David Griffin is just a pawn), has been especially active this year, having successfully […]

Is Kelly Olynyk the Real Deal?

On a CSNNE pre-game show last year, Tommy Heinsohn stated that Kelly Olynyk entered the league with more skill than Dirk Nowitzki. Tommy’s commentary over the years has brought us some undeniably hilarious gems ranging from baseless comparisons between Leon Powe and Moses Malone to an equally embarrassing comment on how Greg Stiemsma’s blocking ability was reminiscent of […]

Smart Era Gets Off to a Good Start with Win over T’wolves

While it was Evan Turner who got the start in Friday night’s matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves, it was Marcus Smart who closed out the game at the point guard position in a 114–98 Celtics victory. While the commentary was very much centered on the Rajon Rondo trade and the inaugural game of the Smart era, Kelly Olynyk […]

Celtics’ Comeback Bid Falls Short in Double OT Loss at Washington

The Celtics completed a home-and-home matchup last night against the Wizards in a double-overtime thriller that unfortunately resulted in a Boston loss. Splitting the series with a 14-6 Washington team is certainly nothing to be ashamed of, but it was still painful to watch this team lose to the Wizards in perhaps the most exciting game so far this […]

Celtics Defeat Lakers 113-96, All Is Right with the World

  Celtics beat Lakers. My favorite sentence ever. To me, it’s synonymous with good defeats evil. I can never get tired of watching Boston beat L.A., regardless of how meaningless the game is. However, the game itself was not the primary storyline entering last evening. Rajon Rondo and Kobe Bryant sharing breakfast together somehow became breaking news, […]

Don’t Blame Brad Stevens for Celtics’ Late-Game Woes

The Celtics could easily be a .500 team right now if a few more late shots had fallen in. Projections from various media sources predicted the C’s to be somewhere in the league’s bottom five at the end of this year. Bearing that in mind, while also considering just how tough their schedule has been so […]

Celtics Defeat Winless 76ers, Avoid Embarrassment

Nobody in the NBA wants to be the first team to lose to the 76ers. Thankfully, the Celtics did not become that team on Wednesday night. However, the Celtics can still accomplish this feat when the  two teams face each other again December 15th, and with the way Philly is currently playing, I would not be […]

Free Throw Shooting the Difference as Suns Edge Celtics in Nail-Biter

After Rajon Rondo went 0-for-2 from the free throw line at one point eary in the game, I though to myself, “the games this year have been so close, poor free throw shooting will likely decide this one.” Sure enough, down four with 2.6 seconds on the clock, Rondo was shooting three free throws after Alex Len fouled […]