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 [...]
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.
Paul Pierce might be nearing the finish line of a career that will end in the Hall of Fame and a spot in the TD Garden rafters. But if these are Pierce’s last games, The Truth wants to go out in style. Pierce scored a game-high 29 points and recorded a career-best 14 assists, carrying [...]
Led by Carmelo Anthony’s triple double, the hot-shooting New York Knicks defeated the Boston Celtics, 118-108, Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. The game resulted in a season-split between the teams. The Knicks improved to 14-5 under interim coach Mike Woodson.
Normally a loss to the lowly Toronto Raptors (missing Jose Calderon and Andrea Bargnani, no less) would have me in fits. But this is no normal season, and this wasn’t a normal week. The Boston Celtics took two of three in their one and only back-to-back-to-back of the season, including a win without any members [...]
Boston got a good challenge from lowly New Jersey, but even the presence of Rex Ryan couldn’t get the Nets past Boston (who took the win 94-82). Boston had trouble getting ahead of New Jersey early, and couldn’t get past a five-point lead in the first five minutes without New Jersey immediately making a move [...]
Kevin Garnett‘s24 points and 9 rebounds and Paul Pierce‘s 27 and seven were enough to overcome 36 points, seven rebounds and seven assists from Lebron James, as the Boston Celtics defeated the Miami Heat, 115-107, Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. The Celtics now trail the idle Indiana Pacers by just two games for the third [...]
I’m just going to go ahead and say it: 2-2 looks a whole lot better than 0-3. Maybe it isn’t fair to compare the Boston Celtics’ week, as they round into end-of-season form, to that of the Boston Red Sox, but after witnessing the debacle in Detroit, somehow I find myself forgiving Boston’s basketball darlings [...]
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.
Luol Deng had 26 points, six rebounds and four steals, as the Derrick Rose-less Chicago Bulls defeated the Boston Celtics, 93-86, Thursday night in Chicago. Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 22 points and eight rebounds, but could only muster five points in the second half. With the loss, Boston now trails Indiana by three [...]
Don’t look now, but the Boston Celtics are playing like they have a fighting chance at contending for one last championship in the Big Three era. The Celtics have charged into both first place in the Atlantic and the top half of the Eastern Conference with five wins in a row and seven of their [...]
After entering the night tied with the Philadelphia 76ers at the top of the Atlantic Division, a Boston Celtics 100-79 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves made them the sole possessor of the division lead, as the 76ers had the night off. The win was fueled by Kevin Garnett playing against his former team, with whom he spent [...]
Paul Pierce led all scorers with 36 points and pulled down 10 boards, and the Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Bobcats, 102-95, on the second night of a back-to-back. Kevin Garnett contributed 24 points as Monday’s victory moved the Celtics into a first-place tie with the Philadelphia 76ers in the Atlantic division. Former Duke guard [...]
When I tuned in at the end of the first quarter in Atlanta to find the Boston Celtics down 15-12, I thought for a second I was having flashbacks to the week before, when I went to see my alma mater’s girls’ basketball team in the state championship. Imagine my pleasant surprise when I begrudgingly [...]
Just two days after the emotional head injury to Mickael Pietrus, the Celtics returned to action Sunday, defeating the Washington Wizards 88-76. The win completed Boston’s season sweep of the Wizards, who fell to a woeful 11-37 record. It was also the C’s sixth straight at home, improving their record to 17-8 at the TD [...]