A month into the season, and things are still going roughly for playoff hopefuls such as Boston and Dallas. Teams like the Clippers and 76ers are taking advantage of that. But a lot of powerful teams are still holding sway at the top of the conferences, and they’re continuing to make things tough on everyone […]
You should know how this goes by now, so lets get right into it… 1) Chicago Bulls (13-3) – Despite getting somewhat blown out by the Grizzlies this week, the Bulls retain their number one spot in our NBA Power Rankings. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: this team works. Every player’s […]
Another week in, and there are some noticeable changes. The East has a new leader. The Heat are collapsing. The tops of the conferences are starting to see some separation, while the lower part of the seeding is trying to establish itself. But it’s still very tight in between, so let’s look at what would […]
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 […]