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Four Men and a Baby: Celtics Rout Cavs in Pivotal Game 5 to Take 3-2 Series Lead

Looks like Spike Lee could be getting his wish. In the midst of a third quarter the Boston Celtics dominated, on their way to a stunning 120-88 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena, the tension began visibly and audibly rising among the hometown fans of Cleveland. And this was a tension not […]

Rondo’s Stellar Play May Force Cavs to Pick Their Poison in Game 5

Celtic’s point guard Rajon Rondo recorded 29 points, 18 rebounds, and 13 assists in the Game 4 victory over Cleveland on Sunday, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is the second-best player in this series behind LeBron James. However, it was King James who took a backseat on Sunday, something he hasn’t […]

Rondo, Celtics Pull Even With Cavs in 97-87 Win

“M-V-P! M-V-P! M-V-P!” The chants rained down for a more-than-deserving Rajon Rondo on Sunday afternoon at TD Garden, as he hit both of his free throws to put the finishing touches on a performance that will go down as one of the best in Celtics postseason history. Already the undoubted MVP for the team up […]

Cavaliers Crush Celtics in Boston to Take 2-1 Series Lead

This one was over before the chalk had settled from Lebron’s pre-game ritual. This one was a game where the Celtics were out-hustled, out-muscled, out-willed and out-classed on their home parquet that lead to the team’s worst home playoff loss in franchise history. This one was a result that will almost certainly lead to many […]

Garnett, Perkins “Injured;” Necessary Precaution or Act of Gamesmanship?

It appears LeBron James isn’t the only player benefiting from the three day break between Games 2 and 3. Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers held an injured Kevin Garnett (right mid-foot strain), and Kendrick Perkins (hyper-extended right knee) out of practice on Wednesday. KG and Perkins sustained their injuries during Monday night’s Game 2 , […]

Rondo, Allen Combine to Pull Celtics Even With Cleveland

The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers faced off for the second game in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Semifinals series. The first game saw the Celtics build a lead of 11, only to relinquish it in the third quarter due to poor bench play and cold shooting in the second half. On Monday, however, there would be […]

Celtics Let Game 1 Slip Away in Cleveland

Stealing a line from the great Charles Dickens, Saturday night’s Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers can only be described as a tale of two halfs. After building a seemingly stable eleven point lead at halftime, the Celtics were outscored 58-39 in the the final two quarters, […]

NBA Playoffs 2010: Celtics-Cavaliers Series Preview

The Boston Celtics made short work of the Miami Heat in their opening-round series, finishing off Dwayne Wade and Co. in just five games. Unfortunately, the road to the NBA Finals doesn’t get any easier for the C’s, as they prepare for a second-round series with LeBron James and the No. 1-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers. The […]

Pierce’s Buzzer-Beater Has Celtics Thinking Sweep

Paul Pierce scored 32 points, including a buzzer-beating 21-foot jumper, helping the Boston Celtics defeat the Miami Heat 100-98 at America Airlines Arena in Miami on Friday night. Through the first three quarters of the game, it was a familiar re-run episode of Celtics vs. Heat. Boston’s “Big Three” and Rajon Rondo, all in double-figures, […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 4-10-10

The final ballots are in with less than a week remaining in the NBA regular season. It’s been a long strange trip to say the least. When we at Sports of Boston started our bi-weekly NBA Power Rankings back in December, the Celtics and Lakers were far and away the two most dominant teams in […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 23

Just one week remains in the season, and only one spot remains to be filled. It’ll be either Toronto or Chicago, and it’s pretty hard to go against Chicago after all those injuries to Toronto. Four divisions and one conference are locked up. Dallas has a magic number of two for their division, Utah and […]

Celtics Blow Huge Lead, Get Big Win Over Cavs

The Celtics held a 22-point lead in the third quarter against the Cavaliers on Easter Sunday at the Garden, and for once, it seemed like they’d keep that lead. Every time the Cavs knocked down the lead, the Celtics built it right back up through the third quarter, but the Cavs chipped away enough to […]

Celtics Fall to Rockets in OT

The Boston Celtics (47-28) lost their third game in a row on Friday night, falling to the Houston Rockets (38-37) 119-114 in overtime at the TD Garden. On this night it wasn’t Kevin Durant, but Luis Scola who did his best Michael Jordan impression, scoring 27 points and snatching 11 rebounds in the win over […]

Celtics Need to Finish Strong

At 82 games, the NBA regular season is a marathon, especially for an older team like the Boston Celtics. So the big question is, should the Celtics sprint to the finish line, or coast into the postseason allowing their veteran starters to rest? It’s an interesting question, and not an easy one to answer. The […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 22

We start off with some sad news: thanks to a victory Monday, the New Jersey Nets now have 10 wins, and will not set the record for worst ever NBA record. A Native American is now shedding a single tear in lament. Boston has also slipped a spot after another rough spot; at least Miami […]