Brandon Bass set a playoff-high and tied his career-high with 27 points, as the Boston Celtics cruised past the Philadelphia 76ers, 101-85, in Game 5 Monday night at TD Garden. The Celtics now hold a crucial 3-2 over the Sixers in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Semi-final series. Rajon Rondo recorded 14 assists and 13 points, [...]
The Boston Celtics built a big lead Friday night in Philadelphia, then quit. The Philadelphia 76ers, on the other hand, never quit. And once they pulled back into the game, that sustained effort translated into unstoppable momentum, a 92-83 victory over the Celtics in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, and a 2-2 series [...]
Evan Turner hit two go-ahead buckets and a pair of free throws late in the fourth quarter to lift the Philadelphia 76ers over the Boston Celtics, 82-81. Turner finished the game with 10 points and 6 rebounds and was aided by teammate, Jrue Holiday’s 18 points as the Sixers pulled even with the Celtics in [...]
The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers are no strangers to each other. Along with sharing the same division and the rivalry that goes along with it, the Celtics and Sixers have had stretches in history where the two have had to battle each other in the playoffs for Eastern Conference supremacy year after year. Historical [...]
Kevin Garnett scored a game high 20 points, and Rajon Rondo dished out 15 assists, as the Boston Celtics improved their Atlantic division lead to three games in a 103-79 victory over the reeling Philadelphia 76ers.
Welcome to a special NBA trade deadline edition of “The Atlantic!” Let’s “trend up” and “trend down” the latest rumors. Will the Big Three be broken up? Can Philly land a superstar to put next to Andre Iguodala? Will the Nets trade Deron Williams? The trade deadline is a week away: what are the teams [...]
Evan Turner scored a career-high 26 points and added nine rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers crushed the Boston Celtics, 103-71, Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The victory now pulls the 76ers two games ahead of the Celtics for the Atlantic Division lead and the fourth-seed in the playoffs.
For almost three quarters, nothing was going the Boston Celtics’ way. The Philadelphia 76ers were playing a switching, active and stingy defense that confused and offset the Celtics offensive ball movement. Even when the Celtics got good looks at the basket, the ball always seemed to rim out at the last second, leading to under [...]
Sometimes, it’s better to be good than lucky. When you’re on an eight-game winning streak, it’s always better to be both. Going for their ninth straight win, the Celtics were in serious jeopardy of losing the streak late in their game against the Philadelphia 76ers when Andre Iguodala (14 points, 11 assists) hit a hook [...]
Every Monday, I will report on the events of the past week of fantasy basketball. I will go over each position and what particular player that week stood out from all the rest. As always, I will start off with this week’s notable injuries to report on. Injuries Al Harrington (PF, C), New York Knicks [...]
Oh no! I am facing a notorious streamer this week in one of my leagues. Since he started this strategy, he is has won two league championships in a row. Personally, I don’t like facing streamers (obviously), but hey, as long as the league is set up to let you get away with it, then [...]
Uh-oh, I committed a cardinal sin for any fantasy owner. I missed setting my lineups in one league this week, and as a result, I lost 5-4. Any serious fantasy sports player will tell you that the #1 rule is to never forget to set those lineups. Hey, I’m human baby, I make mistakes. More [...]
The Celtics were without Kevin Garnett (out until the playoffs) and Ray Allen (serving a one-game suspension), and still managed to beat the slumping, yet playoff-bound Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday night 100-98. Paul Pierce put up an incredible effort without his star teammates, scoring a game-high 31 points on 12-16 shooting and seven three-pointers. Another Allen [...]
With just one month left in the regular fantasy season, you should start making a push for a playoff spot. If you are like me in one of my other leagues, you have no shot at making the playoffs. However, I will still be trying to the very end. I can’t stand it when someone [...]
The Celtics were able to grab their 12th straight win in Philadelphia against the 76ers 100-99. This game went down to the final seconds with Ray Allen hitting a game winning three-pointer with 0.5 seconds left on the clock. The Celtics were lucky to pull this one off after some really sloppy play especially shown [...]