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Book Review: “When the Game was Ours” by Jackie MacMullan

Jackie MacMullan’s When the Game was Ours is the story of Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Larry Bird. The story starts with Bird’s and Johnson’s appearance at the April 1978 World Invitational Tournament in Kentucky, an electrifying few seconds in which the two future superstars and Hall of Famers hit each other with a series of […]

Celtics, Doc Rivers Agree on 5-Year Contract Extension

After last year’s loss in the NBA Finals, Doc Rivers was uncertain about returning, but opted gave it one more chance to win another title with the same group. As you know, the Celtics were recently eliminated by the Heat, a team that came together to beat the Green-team. This time, after the season-ending loss […]

Oopsies! Playoff Loss Shows Why Deadline Deals Hurt The Celtics

My Momma always told me “Brian, If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Celtics GM Danny Ainge could have used my Momma. After a 97-87 Game 5 loss to the Miami Heat ended the Celtics season, it became all too clear that the gambles Ainge took at the trade deadline left him with nothing but […]

The Perkins-Green-Krstic Trade: Was It Worth It?

Another regular season has come and gone, and the Celtics will be the No. 3 seed In the Eastern Conference come playoff time. Not too shabby, especially considering Danny Ainge took a mammoth risk by trading the defensive rock of the team, Kendrick Perkins, to the Thunder for someone that the average basketball fan probably […]

Celtics Right Ship in Possible First Round Preview

Boston needed a win to keep pace with Chicago, and they got it Wednesday, beating the Indiana Pacers at the TD Garden 92-80. The first thing to note was that it was “Mike and Tommy” night at the Garden. CSN-NE broadcasters Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn are in their 30th season calling Celtics games, making […]

Were We Wrong to Hate Danny Ainge at the Trade Deadline?

With newly acquired Thunder guard Nate Robinson having knee surgery that will cause him to miss 4-6 weeks, and with Kendrick Perkins out for Oklahoma City as well since February 22 with knee problems of his own, Celtics Nation has to wonder: is it possible Boston got the better end of the recent trade? Did […]

Perk-olations on the Celtics Trade

We saw Kendrick Perkins transform from a ham-handed, pudgy and angry teenager into the main player in the Celtics’ championship ensemble of toughness. Kevin Garnett brought the fire. Paul Pierce brought the balls. Ray Allen brought the smooth. Kendrick Perkins brought the tough. A sudden and austere move by Danny Ainge, Perk’s disappearance was Keyser […]

Celtics Back on Track in Win Over Clippers

The Clippers tried to get the better of the Celtics in L.A. once more, but with a big 3rd quarter, the Celtics beat the Clippers 99-92. Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic made their Celtics debuts, and had fairly decent ones at that. Krstic got two offensive rebounds (of his six and Boston’s 14) and the […]

Celtics, Delonte West Agree on Deal

Delonte West has played a big part in Celtics success the last few years — without ever playing a game for the team. He was the key part of a Summer 2007 deal that sent him, Wally Szczerbiak, and No. 5 pick Jeff Green to the then-Seattle Supersonics for Ray Allen and Glen ‘Big Baby’ […]

Can Antoine Walker Make it Back to the NBA?

After spending the last two years out of the NBA, devastating financial issues related to gambling and other debt have prompted former Celtic Antoine Walker to attempt a comeback to the NBA. Back in 2002, I remember watching a playoff game between the Celtics and the 76ers, back when Walker was the unquestioned leader and […]

For Tony Allen Three is the Magic Number

Tony Allen is taking his talents to southwestern Tennessee. There was no gaudy, made-for-TV special (probably would have been broadcast on ESPN 8: The Ocho live from his garage) but having agreed to a three-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies worth just over $3 million per year, Allen is leaving the only NBA home he […]

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 […]

Did Ainge and Savard Make Boston Look Dirty?

For anyone hoping to garnish some good will in a sports nation that has all but fallen in love with hating us, you can forget it. Between Marc Savard “biting” Dan Carcillo during a post-whistle scuffle in Game 2 of the Bruins-Flyers series, and Danny Ainge tossing a towel in the air to distract Cleveland […]

The Aughts: The Greatest Sports Decade That Almost Never Happened

On the warm Sunday afternoon of October 11, just before 4 p.m., shortstop Erick Aybar settled under Dustin Pedroia’s pop up, ending the 2009 ALDS in front of a deflated crowd at Fenway Park. The inning was officially scored: 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 7, Red Sox 6. Just like that, […]

Not Extending Ray Allen a Smart Move

Entering his 15th season in the NBA, there isn’t a lot Ray Allen hasn’t experienced. He’s been traded three times, called three different time zones home, and has been a part of two different “Big Threes.” NBA All Star games? He’s been to nine of them, winning the 3-point contest in 2001. Olympic Gold? Check. […]