Another week of Basketball in the books means another Power Rankings column! We have a new #1 today: Congratulations Chicago! Away. We. Go.
After another week of the season, there’s not too many signs of anything settling down. Several teams are getting to their expected positions, as well as some surprise teams. After a terrible start, Boston is now knocking on the door. Philadelphia has shot way up, and Dallas has sneaked their way to #8. Even Cleveland’s [...]
The NBA season is finally here, and with the new year, a week’s already gone by. But there have been plenty of early surprises. Boston and Dallas are among teams that were expected to do well, but have so far just tanked. Indiana and Portland are among the teams that are taking advantage to get [...]
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 [...]
The NBA Playoffs are upon us, and it’s time for the basketball junkies here at Sports of Boston to bring you our final NBA Power Rankings for the 2010-2011 season. After sitting atop the SoB NBA Power Rankings for the last three months, the San Antonio spurs were dethroned by the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls, [...]
The Celtics have had their success so far this season against the Miami Heat, but Sunday night was a whole different story. With Chicago clinching the No. 1 seed in the East, the Heat and Celtics are now battling for the second and third seeds heading into the playoff. Miami definitely seemed to have more [...]
The Celtics struggled to find their offensive rhythm against the Chicago Bulls as they fell 97-81 Thursday night at the United Center. Derrick Rose stole the show once again for the Bulls, whose magic number is now one game to clinch the top spot in the East. Rose scored 30 points on 9-16 shooting and [...]
The Boston Celtics (54-23) will take their talents to the Windy City tonight when they take on Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls enter tonight’s game red hot, having won 16 of their last 18 games, and boast the East’s best home record at 34-5. The Celtics, on the other hand, come in [...]
Just one more week left until the playoff situation is officially known, and once again, the Celtics find themselves just trying to get healthy. And the Spurs’ former stranglehold on the #1 seed is weakened, but it may be too little too late for anyone to catch them. Five of the six divisions are locked [...]
Just two more weeks to go and we’ll know who makes it into the playoffs. Nine of 16 spots are punched so far, including three of the six divisions. Some of the top teams are having pretty big struggles, and others are taking advantage. Memphis is building a little bit of space out west, while [...]
Just a few more weeks left. The Lakers, Celtics and Bulls have clinched their divisions, while the Heat, Magic, Spurs and Mavericks have all clinched playoff spots. There’s a good amount of room between all #8s and #9s, but nothing’s guaranteed there just yet. There are four teams in the West and five in the [...]
The San Antonio Spurs continued their dominance of the SoB NBA Power Rankings this week, coming it at No. 1 yet again. The Spurs still have the NBA’s best record, but they may sputter down the stretch after losing Tim Duncan to a sprained ankle Monday night. The All-Star center is expected to be out [...]
20 weeks are gone, and while the Spurs are riding high, the Celtics now have to resort to a tiebreaker against Chicago to hold the top spot in the East. And don’t listen to Chicago or Doc Rivers; getting the top seed means a lot. The bottom of the East also has a tie to [...]
Just over a month remains in the season, and the Miami Heat got the highest ever rating on SportsCenter’s panic meter (9.99). The Lakers are on a roll, and Chicago has quietly positioned themselves as a legitimate contender, just 2.5 games out of the East’s lead. Each half of the bracket is starting to pull [...]