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State of the Celtics: Rondo Returns, Big Trade Opens Up Space on Court

After a tough two-week stretch, the Boston Celtics find themselves tied for the fourth worst record in the NBA and have lost 11 of their last 12 contests, including the last three by a combined 12 points to the Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, and Miami Heat. Rajon Rondo is finally back on the floor, […]

State of the Celtics: Rondo Considering D-League Rehab, Celtics Falling Fast

The Celtics failed to do anything good this week with contests against similar competition in the Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Pelicans. It was a tough weak because two of those loses combined for a total of four points against the Hawks and Pelicans. The Celtics are now 13-20 and are the ninth […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 9

Nine weeks into the season, the playoff teams are starting to come into view. Seeding, though, is very much up for grabs in various patches throughout the brackets. Any of five teams right now could walk away with home-court advantage through the Finals, so the top of the brackets aren’t exempt by any means. With […]

State of the Celtics: True Colors Starting to Show

The Boston Celtics lost both games last week and now have lost three straight to fall to 12-17 on the season, before getting a win over the Cavs on Saturday. This puts them one game behind the Toronto Raptors in the Atlantic Division and seventh in the Eastern Conference. January is a tough month for […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 8

The season is already two months old, and things still aren’t looking much better for the East. The West is breeding much better competition overall, but both conferences are still pretty tight. And with Indiana and Miami, the West certainly isn’t guaranteed to produce the next NBA Champion. A lot is still going on all […]

State of the Celtics: Rondo Cleared for Full Contact, But Leads Slipping Away

The Boston Celtics had a tough time this week as they held a 19-point advantage after the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night (thanks in part to a great tip-in play), but collapsed over the final three quarters to end up losing 107-106. They may have won their other two contests against […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 7

Seven weeks are gone in the NBA season, and three teams are above .500 in the East. Beyond the front few teams, the teams are as clustered as they can be, and especially in the East several teams ranked ninth and lower are in the running. Trading season is off and running, and many teams […]

State of the Celtics: Kris Humphries Making a Name for Himself

Even though the Boston Celtics finished with a 2-2 record this last week. they stand at 11-14 and remain one game above the 8-13 Toronto Raptors. With only three games this week, the Celtics need to take advantage of the weak competition in order to stay in the hunt for the fourth seed in the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 6

We’re now past 20 games into the season, and things remain especially bleak in the East for any non-Miami or Indiana team. The West has a bit of a clique on top, though many more Western teams still have a pretty good chance to make a run. In both conferences, teams are clustered all around […]

Video: Celtics Honor Doc Rivers in his Return

If anyone wondered whether the Boston faithful might boo Doc Rivers for forcing a trade to the Los Angeles Clippers (was it just me?), last night laid those doubts to rest. When the timeout before the second quarter arrived, the Boston Celtics honored Doc Rivers with a special tribute video covering his nine years with […]

State of the Celtics: Atlantic Division in Sights

The Boston Celtics finished the week with a 2-2 record, with their latest victory coming against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night by the score 108-100. Jordan Crawford once again led the way with 25 points, including four triples and 8-of-14 shooting from the field to go along with a team-high five assists. As a […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 5

The season is already almost a quarter of the way over, and it’s still a hot-bed of competition. In the West, all but Utah and Sacramento are within two games of a playoff spot. In the East, four teams, including a division winner, are sub-.500 but in the playoffs. Another two, including the third seed, […]

Video: Bradley’s Best Larry Bird Impression, Wallace’s Dunk Power Celtics Over Bucks

The Boston Celtics faced the Milwaukee Bucks for the third time this season on Tuesday night, faced with the ignominious task of avoiding three losses to the team with the worst record (3-14) and point differential (-9.5) in the NBA. Which is really saying something, with the haggard state of the Eastern Conference and the […]

State of the Celtics: Phil Pressey, Jared Sullinger Making Great Strides

With a 2-2 record last week, the Celtics have gained some ground in the Atlantic Division with the 6-10 record through 16 games. Riding a two-game win streak into tonight’s contests against the Memphis Grizzlies, the green team looks to keep it going with a full team effort that starts from the hot shooting Jordan […]

State of the Celtics: Defense/Offense Struggles Continue

Another week in the books for the Boston Celtics and, entering Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs, they have lost four straight, including a 24-point defeat against the Houston Rockets. The Celtics have had trouble on the offensive end in the last four games with an average of 88 points per game, but is that […]