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Celtics’ Big Three Retrospective Part III: End of an Era

This is part three of a three part series as Sports of Boston looks back at the Celtics’ New Big Three Era. Part one here. Part two here. Celtics Accomplishments in Five Year Span The Celtics failed to win a championship after 2008. All of Boston is left to wonder “what if Kevin Garnett didn’t […]

Celtics’ Big Three Retrospective: Valiant Effort in 2012

This is part two of a three part series as Sports of Boston looks back at what was an incredible and challenging run with the Celtics’ New Big Three. Look for part three on Friday. Part One here. Celtics Grind Out Injury Plagued Regular Season From day one, the 2011-2012 Celtics were never given a […]

Celtics’ Big 3 Retrospective: 2008 Championship Restores Celtic Pride

This is part one of a three part series as Sports of Boston looks back at what was an incredible and challenging run with the Celtics’ New Big Three. Look for parts two and three on Wednesday and Friday. What the Big 3 Meant to Boston When Danny Ainge made the moves in 2007 to […]

Avery Bradley Injury Status: Out for Rest of Postseason

When the Boston Celtics embarked on the 2011-2012 season — heck, two months ago — would anyone have imagined that Avery Bradley missing the rest of the postseason would be devastating news? After suffering innumerable shoulder separations all season, including three during the playoffs, Bradley underwent season-ending surgery on his left shoulder on Friday. According to this […]

Celtics Loss Lowers Expectations

The Philadelphia 76ers didn’t show us how tough they are last night, nor how strong their will is, nor how much fortitude they have. Instead, last night, the Boston Celtics showed us how complacent they are, how uninterested they can be, and how little they want to fight. After scoring 36 points in the first […]

Celtics Implode in Second Half of Game 4; Series Tied 2-2

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 […]

Celtics Miss Shots, Opportunity and Fall to Sixers in Game 2

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 […]

Celtics-76ers Round 2 Preview: Can Ray Allen Contribute?

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Rondo Gets Everyone Involved, Celtics Beat Bucks in Regular Season Finale

Rajon Rondo missed the only shot he took but finished with 15 assists and four steals, as the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 87-74 on the last night of the NBA’s regular season. Paul Pierce scored 12 points in just seven minutes in what may have been his last NBA regular season game with […]

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 […]