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Video: Brandon Bass Dunks on Nets’ Brook Lopez in Celtics’ Loss

For those of you Boston Celtics fans who have thrown in the towel on the regular season and are looking forward to the NBA playoffs in a little over a week (!!!), I don’t blame you. A likely first round matchup with the New York Knicks is much more enticing than the prospect of Doc […]

What Did We Learn from the Celtics Loss to the Nets?

The Celtics dropped a tough one to the Nets in Brooklyn last night, 102-97. Paul Pierce, despite an efficient 22 points on 8-for-12 shooting, clanked two free-throws late in the fourth quarter that basically sealed the game for the Nets. Rajon Rondo missed the game due to a sprained ankle and Leandro Barbossa got the […]

The Atlantic, Week 7: Knicks’ Ticket Prices and Avery Bradley

In “The Atlantic,” Sports of Boston “trends up” and “trends down” the news and notes from the NBA’s grittiest division. How healthy are the Celtics? Can the Sixers fend off the surging Knicks? Are the Raptors tanking? Can the Nets’ swagger keep Deron Williams from fleeing in free-agency? The mysteries of  the Atlantic will be […]

The Atlantic, Week 6: Rondo, Lin and the Nets’ Trainers

We’re nearly halfway through the season in ‘The Atlantic’, Sports of Boston’s weekly ‘trending up’ and ‘trending down’ of the news from the NBA’s Atlantic division. Can Rajon Rondo‘s hot play get the Celtics offense back on track? Do the 76ers have one of the worst starting backcourts in the NBA? What does Brook Lopez‘s return […]

The Atlantic, Week 4: Celtics’ Confidence and Andrea Bargnani Trending Up

Welcome to “The Atlantic,” a weekly column where we ‘trend up’ and ‘trend down’ news and notes from the NBA’s Atlantic Division. The Boston Celtics are no longer the most disappointing team in the Atlantic Division – the Knicks are. Is Andrea Bargnani a top-10 power forward? Can the New Jersey Nets still make the […]

The Atlantic, Week 2: Ray Allen & No One Else in Great Shape

Welcome to “The Atlantic,” a weekly column where we ‘trend up’ and ‘trend down’ news and notes from the NBA’s Atlantic Division. The Boston Celtics are riding Ray Allen’s hot hand. The Philadelphia 76ers are emerging as a powerhouse. Have the New Jersey Nets found their backcourt of the future? What’s going on this week […]

Eleven Nets Three-Pointers Snap Celtics 9-Game Win Streak at New Jersey

The only time the Boston Celtics don’t dominate is on the second night of back-to-back games. This has been the pattern throughout the season, and it continued Monday night in New Jersey, where the Nets beat the Celtics, 88-79. With the loss, the Celtics fell into a tie with the Chicago Bulls for first place […]

Robinson Starts and Stars: Celtics Blow Out Nets in New Jersey

Nate Robinson made his presence known from the very first shot of the game, a three-pointer from the top of the arch, which he drained. The message to the New Jersey Nets: don’t think this will be easy just because Rajon Rondo isn’t playing (sore hamstring). Given the starting opportunity, plus extended minutes due to […]

Fantasy Basketball Roundup: Week 20

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 Gerald Wallace (SF, PF), Charlotte Bobcats Wallace’s […]

Celtics Survive Scare, Surge Ahead to Beat Nets

We all know that captain Paul Pierce is clearly the team’s leader, but who knew that without him the Celtics would have trouble with one of the worst teams in NBA history? Believe it or not, the Nets led the Celtics at the half and after three quarters before the Celtics survived the scare and […]

Fantasy Basketball Roundup: Week 12

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 Chris Kaman (C), L.A. Clippers L.A.’s prized […]

Celtics Use 71 First Half Points to Power Past Nets

The Boston Celtics and New Jersey Nets met up Wednesday night in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Celtics were in the midst of a four games in five nights series and had just suffered a difficult loss to the pesky Atlanta Hawks. Playing the hapless Nets, they of the 3-34 record, was just what the […]

Fantasy Basketball Roundup: Week 7

I mentioned last week how I had to face a notorious streamer in one of my leagues and my concern over whether or not my honest, clean-cut ways of playing would have me triumph over the forces of evil. As it turns out, good always beats evil as I won that particular matchup by a […]

Celtics Beat Nets, Look Forward to Rest

Saturday night the Boston Celtics faced off against one of the worst teams in the NBA in the New Jersey Nets (0-7), but it was a much closer game then most people anticipated. After losing to the Phoenix Suns Friday night, the Celtics traveled to East Rutherford, New Jersey to take on the winless Nets […]

Celtics Murder Nets to Win Fourth Straight

All it took was a dose of the Atlantic Division, but it appears the Celtics are back in track after easily dispatching the Nets for their fourth straight victory, winning 105-85. The “C’s had a little trouble in sweeping the Raptors in back to back games, but they easily swept the Nets twice in a […]