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Celtics Playoff Report Card: A Moment of Appreciation

If you had told me two months ago that the Boston Celtics would host the first two games of a second-round playoff series, I would have laughed. Or maybe I would have scoffed and said I’m just looking forward to Red Sox season. Either way, I would have been very, very wrong. Before the Celtics […]

Garnett Leads Celtics to Series-Clinching Win

The Boston Celtics clinched their first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks Thursday, winning a thriller Game 6 at TD Garden, 83-80. Kevin Garnett led the way for Boston, scoring 28 points and adding 14 rebounds.

Horford, Hawks Survive Celtics to Force Game 6

Al Horford recorded 19 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks, helping the previously lifeless Atlanta Hawks survive the Boston Celtics Tuesday night, 87-86, to force a Game 6. Rajon Rondo stole a Josh Smith inbounds pass with 10 seconds left in the game, giving the Celtics a chance to win the game. Horford and Smith […]

Pierce, Rondo Help Celtics Crush Hawks in Game 4

Atlanta Hawk Joe Johnson drained a jumper 19 seconds into Sunday’s Game 4 against the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden. The Hawks never led after that. What should have been a basketball game turned out to be a massacre. Between Paul Pierce‘s lethal shooting and Rajon Rondo‘s mesmerizing passing, the Celtics crushed the Hawks, […]

Rondo’s Triple-Double Gives Celtics 2-1 Series Lead in Overtime

Rajon Rondo had his 7th career triple-double with 17 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists to lead the Boston Celtics past the Atlanta Hawks in overtime, 90-84, Friday night at the Garden. The victory gave the Celtics a crucial 2-1 series lead over the Hawks in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Joe Johnson scored 29 points […]

Under-reacting to Pierce’s Performance

Let’s not overreact. Let’s not do what The Sports Hub’s Felger and Mazz did today. Let’s not pretend what happened in Game 2 was something more than it really was. Paul Pierce recorded 36 points and and grabbed 14 rebounds in Game 2 against the Hawks. Is 36 points impressive?  Sure.  Is 14 rebounds impressive? […]

Pierce, Celtics’ Defense Grit Out Tough Win Over Hawks in Game 2

Paul Pierce scored 36 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, powering the Celtics to an 87-80 Game 2 playoff victory over the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday night. He was also caught on camera “Tebowing” late in the fourth quarter. Josh Smith had 16 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for the Hawks, but he left midway through […]

As Suspected, Rondo Suspended for Game 2

It’s official, Celtics fans. Rajon Rondo will serve a one-game suspension for making contact with a referee, forcing him to sit out Game 2 in Atlanta. With the Celtics miraculously back within four points with 41 seconds to play in Sunday’s Game 1, Rondo objected strongly to referee Marc Davis’s foul call on Brandon Bass […]

Rondo Gets Tossed as Smith, Hawks Beat Celtics in Game 1

Josh Smith scored 22 points and grabbed 18 rebounds as the Atlanta Hawks took game one of their NBA playoff series with the Boston Celtics, 83-74. Rajon Rondo led the Celtics with 20 points, 11 assists and 4 steals, but got ejected with a minute to play and the Celtics down just 4. Rondo Gets […]

Celtics vs. Hawks: Playoff Preview

The Celtics open their 2012 title quest with a first-round matchup against the Atlanta Hawks. The series tips off Sunday evening in Atlanta.

Celtics Report Card: Resting the Starters (I Guess)

The Boston Celtics have locked up the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. But because NBA playoff rules for some reason give the #5 seed home-court for the first round if they have a better record, the Celtics may have to start on the road. That makes sense, except that it completely obsoletes the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 17

Finally, the playoff schedule is starting to take shape. All but two spots have been clinched, but it’s really just one that’s up for grabs. It’s still a battle for the West title, too, so expect that to get pretty heated. So far, only the Celtics and Pacers have locked themselves into a particular seed, […]

Bradley Can’t Carry Shorthanded Cetics Past Hawks

Avery Bradley scored a career-high 28 points, but the Boston Celtics fell to the Atlanta Hawks, 97-92, Friday night. Joe Johnson led the Hawks with 30 points while Josh Smith chipped in 19 points and 12 rebounds.

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 16

We’re now less than two weeks from the conclusion of the regular season, and only seven spots (three divisions) have been locked up so far. Few teams are very secure in a seed, which means there’s still plenty to play for. So where does that leave everyone? Let’s look at what would happen if the […]

Celtics Outlast Hawks in OT

The Boston Celtics continue to play like a team of champions. After defeating the Miami Heat on Tuesday, the team beat the Atlanta Hawks in overtime, 88-86, Wednesday night on the road. The Celtics could very well face the Hawks again in the first round of the playoffs. Garnett was a key contributor for Boston, […]