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.
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 […]
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 […]
Apparently, some dude on the Knicks is having a decent season. Jerry something-or-other. Played for Yale, I think. Were he a Celtic, I might show more enthusiasm for point guard Jeremy Lin and the seven consecutive wins his team has rattled off since his move into the starting spot. And it appears I nearly got […]
Prepare for yet another installment of “The Atlantic,” Sports of Boston’s weekly look at who’s ‘trending up’ and ‘trending down’ in the NBA’s Atlantic Division! Paul Pierce is the hottest player in the Atlantic division, but do the Knicks have a new star? And are the Sixers on the brink of being considered a contender? […]
The Boston Celtics and New York Knicks opened the NBA season in New York today, the Knicks won a close one 106-104 over the Celtics. Paul Pierce sat out this game with a bruised heel, Sasha Pavlovic started in his place. The Celtics got off to a slow start but turned it around in the […]
After previewing the Eastern Conference’s non-contenders in Part 1, Sports of Boston concludes with a look at the likely playoff-bound teams.
With the theatrics of the lockout finally over, basketball fans are ready for the games to be played. Well, it’s now time to break out your calenders and circle the marquee games. The Celtics announced their 2011-12 schedule Tuesday night, a compacted 66-game schedule that will span from Christmas Day against the Knicks until the […]
Not a whole lot to write about tonight. Not much going on. Well, ok, the Boston Celtics blew out the New York Knicks, 113-96, to take a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. They never fell behind or were even tied after scoring their first bucket. I probably ought to mention that Ray Allen […]
Can I get a mulligan? Seriously. My Wednesday night was a roller-coaster, I left work and immediately found out my first piece was being published here at SoB. On Facebook and Twitter, reaction was overwhelmingly positive. I felt like the Internet gave me one big congratulatory handshake and pat on the back. Then Melo happened. Suddenly, I felt like Joey […]
Rajon Rondo may have scored 30 points, but it was Kevin Garnett who stole the show. Garnett sank the game winning shot with 14 seconds left to give the Celtics a 96-93 victory and give the Celtics the 2-0 series lead. Rajon Rondo got off to a hot start, as he scored 14 of the Celtics’ […]
There a particular moments in a person’s life they never forget. These can be moments of accomplishment, such as graduating college. Or, these could be moments of euphoria like the first time you get drunk. Personally, one of these moments that registered in a particularly potent way was the first time I saw Varsity Blues. […]
It’s not Jets versus Patriots and it’s definitely not Yankees versus Red Sox, but when the Knicks (42-40) take on the Celtics (56-26) in the first round of the 2011 NBA Playoffs, it’s going to be yet another chapter in the war between Boston and New York. Two of the greatest sports cities in the […]
It was supposed to be a preview of arguably the most intriguing first round matchup of the playoffs, but with the “Big 4,” Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups all watching from the bench it was more of a glorified pickup game. The Celtics bench got to play as the starters for the second straight night. […]
Monday Night, the Bulls dismantled the Kings by 40 points (!!!), meaning the Celtics would need a win against a new-look Knicks squad to keep pace atop the Eastern Conference. At first, that was a tall task, as the Knicks led by 14 points at the half and by 15 at one point in the […]