Spurs vs Pacers: Week 19's prediction for the NBA Finals

The NBA season is nearing its end, and the playoff picture is starting to come into focus. Teams are starting to be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, while Miami and Indiana have have punched their tickets. Many teams are still pretty close together, with minimal space between them. With so much left on the line in the last 15 games or so, let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Thursday, March 20 at 8:00pm: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 19 »

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Chris Babb (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Boston Celtics have been streaky of late over the past two weeks. After two loses at home to the Indiana Pacers and the Golden State Warriors, they won two against the Brooklyn  and the Detroit Pistons at the Garden. The Celtics have lost two in a row, including a close game at the Pacers and a blowout without Rondo at TD Garden against the New York Knicks.

The green team is looking like a high draft pick candidate, but with 17 games left the Celtics could find themselves higher than tied for fourth in the lottery standings.
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This may seem like the most obvious article we’ve ever written, but in case you haven’t been keeping track of the Celtics while the Bruins continue to win and the NFL’s free agent frenzy kicks into high gear, the C’s aren’t very good. Continue reading Celtics Clinch Losing Season; Set to Face Suns »

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Spurs vs Pacers: Week 18's prediction for the NBA Finals

The NBA season is reaching its climax, yet only two teams have clinched spots. For that matter, no teams have been mathematically eliminated, at least for the moment. The West is as strong as it’s been in recent memory, including three teams not in the brackets that would be if they were suddenly transplanted to the East. That means no easy rides for anyone in the West, leaving an interesting Finals for what will likely be either Indiana or Miami. That doesn’t mean either should take anyone for granted, nor should any other team do the same with plenty to be decided, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Thursday, March 13, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 18 »

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Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo tallies one of his 18 assists against the Pistons to pass Bill Russell for fifth place on the franchise assists list. (Boston Globe)

Sunday night was a milestone for Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, and it wasn’t because he once again dominated the floor like he did before his ACL injury.

Sure, Rondo put on a show against the Detroit Pistons by racking up 18 (!) assists to go along with 11 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals, and ZERO turnovers. But the real milestone was Rondo passing the legendary Bill Russell to move into fifth place in franchise history on the all-time assists list.

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Rajon Rondo helped New Zealand native Louis Corbett fulfill his dream of seeing the Celtics play, easily the highlight of the season. (Photo courtesy of Celtics official Twitter account)

Other than the merciful end of the season, there isn’t much to look forward to as a Boston Celtics fan. The Celtics are 20-41, good (bad?) for the fourth worst record in the league. Even if you fully support tanking for the 2014 NBA draft, it’s hard to revel in each additional loss that brings Boston closer to the NBA cellar. It’s soul-numbing to check the box score the next morning and pump your fist in relief that they lost. It’s gotten to the point where I’ve pretty much stopped watching the Celtics. Sorry, the development of Kelly Olynyk doesn’t quite cut it for me.

But Wednesday night’s loss to the Golden State Warriors proved the exception to the rule that is this miserable Celtics season. Even a 20-point drubbing at the hands of the Dubs couldn’t take away from the highlight of the season, which included Tupac’s doppelgänger and, most heartwarmingly, the Celtics fulfilling a New Zealand boy’s wish to see the Celtics before he loses his vision to retinitis pigmentosa.

Continue reading Louis Corbett and the Tupac Doppelganger: The Highlight of the 2013-14 Celtics Season »

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Thunder vs Pacers: Week 17's prediction for the NBA FInals

With just about 20 games left, teams are still having a difficult time separating themselves from the rest of the pack. While the conference heavyweights are known, the vast majority of both conference brackets could still be thrown this way and that without a moment’s notice. With so much to play for, let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Thursday, March 6, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 17 »

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