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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 […]

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, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 4

A month is gone in the NBA season on Thanksgiving, and there’s plenty of room for movement. Other than Indiana and Miami, no East team is above .500. Meanwhile, three .500 or better teams in the West aren’t even in the playoffs. Seeding is still very clogged up, so anyone could be anywhere in not […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 3

It’s three weeks into the season now, and we’re getting a sense of who will be a contender and who will be playing for ping pong balls. The Pacers, Spurs and Blazers are doing quite well for themselves, while the Bucks and Jazz are having quite a bit of difficulties. The West is still populated […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 2

Two weeks into the season is a great time for surprise teams to make an early impression, and that’s been happening so far. Miami isn’t the one running away with things. Houston and Brooklyn are having trouble establishing themselves. Phoenix, Portland, Charlotte and Philadelphia are all among the teams doing fairly well early. Everyone has […]

Pierce Rests, Celtics Lose Laugher to Bobcats, 100-74

Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers decided to rest aging star Paul Pierce for tonight’s contest against the Charlotte Bobcats. Turns out he probably didn’t have to. None of Boston’s starters played more than 30 minutes as the Bobcats ran away with this one in the second half, outscoring the Celtics by 23 points en route […]

Mullens, Bobcats End Pierce’s Celtics’ 7-Game Win Streak

The Celtics came up just short as Paul Pierce and Avery Bradley both missed three-point shots in the final 15 seconds in their 94-91 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats. The Celtics came off an exciting triple-OT win over the Denver Nuggets at the TD Garden on Sunday, and couldn’t close the deal on the back-end of […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 4

We’re a month into the season now, and there’s no shortage of stories. Both conferences have new leaders, the races for #8 are as crowded as ever and the Wizards still have hope for a 0-82 season. It’s still a logjam up and down the standings, meaning anything can happen, so let’s look at what […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 3

Another week is over in the NBA, and no team has yet to carve out any sort of niche for themselves. The top of the West is looking to be a revolving door, while the Knicks are holding onto the East for now, but Miami can never be counted out. We’re seeing which select teams […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 2

Just two weeks into the season, the Lakers have already made a coaching change, even spurning Phil Jackson, who expected to return to the team. The Knicks are the only unbeaten team left, while the Celtics are taking a while to get their depth going. Memphis, San Antonio and Miami are going strong, and even […]

Pierce’s Season-High Against Bobcats Moves Celtics into Atlantic Division Tie

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 […]

Pierce Makes History, Celtics Handle Bobcats

Paul Pierce had 15 points, nine assists and eight rebounds Tuesday night, moving into second all-time in Celtics’ scoring as the Celtics coasted to a 94-84 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats. Kevin Garnett continued his strong play for the Celtics with 22 points and seven rebounds. Reggie Williams led the NBA worst 3-22 Bobcats 21 […]

Eastern Conference Preview, Part 1: The Non-Contenders

With the NBA season less than a week away, Sports of Boston will be previewing the entire Eastern Conference. In part one, let’s look at the teams that should finish in the lower half of the conference and miss the playoffs. Toronto Raptors Last season, Toronto finished with the third-worst record in the NBA. With […]

Down 13 In 4th, Short-Handed Bobcats Shock Celtics 83-81

The Celtics lost five of nine heading into Friday night’s game against the Bobcats, but Charlotte was without leading scorer Stephen Jackson or second-leading rebounder Tyrus Thomas for the game, so the Celtics should have been able to take out the Bobcats with ease at home. For the first three and a half quarters, that was […]

Celtics Back Down Against Bobcats

They just can’t win on the second game of back-to-backs. All season long the Boston Celtics have struggled to win in the second game of a back-to-back series. Things were no different Monday night as they took the loss to the Charlotte Bobcats 94-89. So far this season Boston is 5-7 when also playing the […]