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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 […]

Celtics Remaining Schedule: Scuffling for Seeds to End the NBA Season

With just over two weeks left in the season, teams are engaging in their last minute pushes to improve their position. Except for the Celtics, that is, who were embarrassingly slaughtered from start to finish by the Spurs on Sunday. When an opponent can look like the UConn women against you, that’s never a good […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 3-27-10

With just a little over two weeks remaining in the regular season, the race for the NBA playoffs is heating up. Elite teams like the Lakers and Cavaliers look to continue playing winning basketball in order to solidify the top seed in their respective conferences, while the Raptors and Trailblazers will try to fend off […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 21

Three weeks remain in the schedule, and two more teams have punched their post-season tickets. There’s still a lot of close seeding to be hammered out. Remember last year when the Rockets could have ended anywhere from second to fifth on the season’s last day? Multiple teams could very well pull off something similar this […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 20

Another week gone, about 15 games to go, the Magic have become the latest team to clinch a playoff berth, Cleveland has become the first division winner, and the Nets are on pace to win just under 8.5 games. And the brackets are pretty much set by now. Chicago could pick up the 2.5 games […]

Cleveland Rocks Boston 104-93

In a bout of deja vu, the Celtics kept it pretty close for the first three quarters, then fell apart at the seams, falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, 104-93. The 1st quarter was a matter of streaks; the Cavs went on a 7-0 run to lead 9-4, then the Celtics led 12-9, and […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 3-14-10

Most NBA players and coaches agree that March is the most trying month of the season. With the playoffs still well over a month away, teams are simply looking for consistency in the wake of injuries and long road trips. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Dallas Mavericks, two teams who made their teams significantly better at […]

Celtics Fall to Grizzlies in Boston for First Time Since ’06

OJ Mayo’s near perfect FG pct. was a microcosm of the near perfection the Memphis Grizzlies (34-31) achieved against the Boston Celtics (40-23) on Wednesday night at the TD Garden. The second year shooting guard out of USC made seven of eight shots for a total of 17 points, and went 2/3 from beyond the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 19

Another week is gone, but some special things have happened. Cleveland became the first team to win 50 games, which if you look back on the last couple of years, anoints them as the next NBA champions. Cleveland has also become the first team to clinch a spot in the playoffs, while New Jersey (on […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 18

Celtics and Nets; no thanks. But otherwise, there’s been plenty to look at. Utah has been relegated back to #4 while Dallas has cruised up to #2. #8 Portland is 4.5 games ahead of #9 Memphis, so there’s some huge space developing there; it looks like we may have our final eight West teams. Out […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 2-27-10

The All-Star break is officially over and the push for the NBA Playoffs has begun. This week’s SoB NBA Power Rankings feature the same ten teams as our 2/12 rankings, but things have shaken up a little bit. The top four teams (LA, Cleveland, Orlando, Denver) remain the same. The LA Lakers reclaimed the No. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 17

After another week, the brackets are shifting a tad. A little seed jostling here and there, made possible by winning streaks followed by losing ones. It enabled Phoenix to overtake Oklahoma City, and allowed Milwaukee to sneak in completely under the radar. The Cavs, despite a disappointing end to their winning streak, recovered enough to […]

Pierce-Less Celtics No Match for LeBron…or Anyone

So can we put to rest the debate of which member of the Big Three is most important? After an embarrassing 108-88 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on national television, the Celtics look to be no match for the Cavs with or without Paul Pierce, but one thing’s for certain: the Celtics cannot beat the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 16

There was an All-Star break in the middle of last week, but there’s still plenty going on. The Lakers and Cavs are the clear favorites to meet in the Finals, while the Nets, despite a win in Charlotte Tuesday, are still on track to set the NBA’s all-time worst record at 8-74. And it seems […]