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.

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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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Celtics GM Danny Ainge has somehow managed to revive Birthdaygate, when Rondo skipped the team flight to Sacramento so he could celebrate his birthday in LA. (Photo courtesy of WEEI)

In the never-ending saga of BirthdayGate, when Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo skipping the team flight to Sacramento in order to celebrate his birthday with family in L.A., Boston continues to hold a clinic on how not to run a PR department.

Seemingly over and done with once Rondo and Celtics GM Danny Ainge held court behind closed doors to hash it out, the story suddenly resurfaced when Ainge decided to share further details in a radio interview on Wednesday morning.

“He let Brad [Stevens] know and he let me know that he was going to stay in L.A. an extra day, and we didn’t think that he should,” Ainge told Boston’s CBS Sports radio station. “But it was his choice and [we told him] there may be consequences if you stay. It was that simple.”

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Gerald Wallace (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens told reporters on Friday that an MRI on small forward Gerald Wallace‘s knee revealed a torn meniscus, knocking him out indefinitely. Wallace had missed just one game all season, averaging 5.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.3 steals while shooting 50.4% from the field.

The 6’7″ Wallace is in his first season in Boston, his 13th in the NBA, after being acquired from the Nets in the offseason. His offensive production is down significantly from his peak years and he’s playing only 24.4 minutes per game, his lowest average since he joined the Bobcats through the expansion draft prior to his fourth pro season. But the 2006 league leader in steals, a former All-Defensive First Team selection, is still a strong defensive presence, and the Celtics will surely miss his intensity on D. Continue reading Gerald Wallace Out Indefinitely with Torn Meniscus »

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Pacers vs Thunder: Week 16's prediction for the NBA Finals

Now that the All-Star break is over, the final stretch of the season has begun. The East’s top eight have a fairly good lead over the rest, while Memphis is still knocking on the door out West. Seeding is still a jumble in the middle of both conference brackets as well. A lot will be decided in the final month and a half, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs as of Thursday, February 27 at 9:30pm: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 16 »

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Rajon Rondo/Birthday Cake (Photos by Andrew D. Bernstein/Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

After a lackluster trade deadline, the Boston Celtics have continued to struggle with a 1-4 record since the All-Star break, including an 0-4 west coast trip. The Celtics now stand at 20-39 and are currently the fifth worst team in the NBA.

Rondo skips game for birthday

Rajon Rondo may be the “star” on this team, but his antics have got to stop with the “C” on his chest.

Rondo skipped one stop on the Celtics four-game west coast trip to celebrate his 28th birthday party with friends and family. Sure, the point guard deserves to have some time off, but why not celebrate his birthday on an off day? Continue reading State of the Celtics: Rondo’s Birthday Party, Celtics Struggles Continue »

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