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If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 12

12 weeks into the season, we finally have two #1 teams remaining the same from the previous week. The Heat are creating a bit of space while the Thunder have some tough competition at the top. The West is also producing some additional teams fighting for the last playoff spots, while the East is pretty […]

Garnett, Celtics Fall Back to .500 With Loss to Pistons

After winning six straight games, the Boston Celtics were looking to be one of the teams contending for home-court advantage in the playoffs, but three straight losses is not what the Doc ordered. Two of those three losses were to teams well below .500 and the game against the Chicago Bulls on Friday night should […]

Celtics Lose Overtime Heartbreaker to Bulls

In a game that they didn’t deserve to win, the Celtics still had multiple chances to do just that, dropping an overtime thriller to the Chicago Bulls, 100-99. Trailing for most of the game, the Celtics were outplayed by an undermanned Bulls squad in their second frustrating loss in a row. They trailed for nearly […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 11

We’re well into January, and there’s still plenty of story-lines to follow. The Celtics and Nets are up; the Hawks are down. The race for both #1s and the West’s #8 are still very much up for grabs. Teams are jumping all over each other all the time, so let’s look at what would happen […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 10

We’re a full 10 weeks into the season now, coming up on the halfway mark, and the league is as exciting as ever. The eight playoff teams in each conference are beginning to separate themselves from #9-#15 a little, but within that top group, it’s still a veritable free-for-all for positioning. Of the 16 playoff […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 9

With 2013 finally here, everything is still as tight as ever. Yet again, a #1 seed changed hands, as did each #8, for that matter. No playoff team is more than a game away from at least one other team. Teams are going back and forth as much as they ever have, so let’s look […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 8

2012 is coming to a close, but it’s not doing much to change the volatility in the NBA standings. Both conferences have new leaders. The races to fill out the bracket are as close as ever. Truly, no team is safe, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 7

Coming up on the end of the year, no one’s really separating themselves from the pack. The races for both #8 seeds are logjams. The West’s race for #1 continues to be a revolving door. Slides and rises continue to run rampant across the NBA, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs […]

Lessons In Panic: Celtics Can Learn From Patriots

So, I’m watching the Celtics in the midst of losing on the road to the Chicago Bulls. The C’s may still pull this one out to improve to a whopping 13-11. But down by nine after three quarters, it just feels like the high-energy, Derrick Rose-less Bulls are going to drop Boston to .500. I’m […]

Rondo, Celtics Fall to .500 With Loss to Bulls

The Boston Celtics lost their third straight contest and fell to 12-12 on the season with a 100-89 loss to the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on Tuesday. The Celtics made it interesting in the third quarter thanks to their point guard Rajon Rondo, who finished with 26 points and 8 rebounds, but the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 6

Six weeks in now, and there’s still plenty to fight for. Neither #1 is at all safe, nor is any #8. Divisions, standings and everything else in the NBA is routinely getting tossed around without a moment to rest. With such volatility afoot, let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of […]

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 […]

Brian Scalabrine Retires, Returns to Boston

Bust out the “Hope” signs. Dust off those ironic posters you used to bring with you to the TD Garden. Heck, gas up the duck boats while you’re at it. Brian Scalabrine is coming back to Boston… sort of.

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 17

Finally, the playoff schedule is starting to take shape. All but two spots have been clinched, but it’s really just one that’s up for grabs. It’s still a battle for the West title, too, so expect that to get pretty heated. So far, only the Celtics and Pacers have locked themselves into a particular seed, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 16

We’re now less than two weeks from the conclusion of the regular season, and only seven spots (three divisions) have been locked up so far. Few teams are very secure in a seed, which means there’s still plenty to play for. So where does that leave everyone? Let’s look at what would happen if the […]