Rajon Rondo (Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports)

With only 10 games left in the regular season, the Boston Celtics have lost three straight and eight of their last nine contests, including two straight to the Toronto Raptors this past week. The last win came against the Miami Heat, who the Celtics have beaten twice in three meetings this year. However, LeBron James did not play in the final game between the Celtics and Heat this season.

Rondo to be color commentator

Rajon Rondo may not be able to play on back-to-back nights, but he can still be part of the game. When the Celtics play against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night, the All-Star point guard will be behind the microphone beside Mike Gorman on Comcast Sportsnet’s television broadcast as the color commentator.

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Spurs vs Pacers: Week 20's prediction for the NBA Finals

Just a few weeks, 10 or so games, remain in the season. San Antonio continues to put themselves in a great position, but nothing is for certain with the Thunder close behind and so much of the standings still up for grabs. Some teams are settling in for ping pong balls, but plenty others have a great chance at making noise in the postseason, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Thursday, March 27 at 8:00pm: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 20 »

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Chris Babb (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Celtics announced on Friday the extension of shooting guard Chris Babb to a multi-year deal, the terms of which were not disclosed as per team policy, after the end of his second 10-day contract. Babb, an undrafted rookie out of Iowa State, has been with the team since February 28.

Babb, known as a defensive specialist during his time with the Cyclones, spent Summer League with Phoenix and training camp with Boston, then joined the Maine Red Claws, the Celtics’ D-League affiliate, when he was cut prior to the start of the regular season. He averaged 12 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.2 steals during his time in Maine.

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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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