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What Did We Learn from the Celtics Loss to the Nets?

The Celtics dropped a tough one to the Nets in Brooklyn last night, 102-97. Paul Pierce, despite an efficient 22 points on 8-for-12 shooting, clanked two free-throws late in the fourth quarter that basically sealed the game for the Nets. Rajon Rondo missed the game due to a sprained ankle and Leandro Barbossa got the […]

The Atlantic, Week 9: Evan Turner and Celtics Roster Continuity Trending Up

We’re in the home stretch of the NBA season, and Sports of Boston is on top of all the recent news and notes in “The Atlantic”. Will continuity help the Celtics? Is Evan Turner a budding star? Who will be on the Nets’ billboards this summer in Brooklyn? The playoffs are just weeks away for […]

The Atlantic, Week 8: The Trade Deadline Approaches

Welcome to a special NBA trade deadline edition of “The Atlantic!” Let’s “trend up” and “trend down” the latest rumors. Will the Big Three be broken up? Can Philly land a superstar to put next to Andre Iguodala? Will the Nets trade Deron Williams? The trade deadline is a week away: what are the teams […]

Celtics Report Card: No Need for Negativity

If there were any time for the Boston Celtics to make a statement, this past week was certainly a good one. Though Boston tackled only one team in the playoff picture during this four-game stretch, they had lost five straight before the break and were facing the three teams immediately surrounding them in the Eastern […]

The Atlantic, Week 7: Knicks’ Ticket Prices and Avery Bradley

In “The Atlantic,” Sports of Boston “trends up” and “trends down” the news and notes from the NBA’s grittiest division. How healthy are the Celtics? Can the Sixers fend off the surging Knicks? Are the Raptors tanking? Can the Nets’ swagger keep Deron Williams from fleeing in free-agency? The mysteries of  the Atlantic will be […]

The Atlantic, Week 6: Rondo, Lin and the Nets’ Trainers

We’re nearly halfway through the season in ‘The Atlantic’, Sports of Boston’s weekly ‘trending up’ and ‘trending down’ of the news from the NBA’s Atlantic division. Can Rajon Rondo‘s hot play get the Celtics offense back on track? Do the 76ers have one of the worst starting backcourts in the NBA? What does Brook Lopez‘s return […]

The Atlantic, Week 5: Paul Pierce and a Recent Harvard Grad Trending Up

Prepare for yet another installment of “The Atlantic,” Sports of Boston’s weekly look at who’s ‘trending up’ and ‘trending down’ in the NBA’s Atlantic Division! Paul Pierce is the hottest player in the Atlantic division, but do the Knicks have a new star? And are the Sixers on the brink of being considered a contender? […]

The Atlantic, Week 3: Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard and More

Welcome to “The Atlantic,” a weekly column where we ‘trend up’ and ‘trend down’ news and notes from the NBA’s Atlantic Division. The rumblings of Kevin Garnett’s decline are getting louder. Are the 76ers or the Nets in a better position to land Dwight Howard? Is there anything to be excited about in Toronto? What’s […]

The Atlantic, Week 2: Ray Allen & No One Else in Great Shape

Welcome to “The Atlantic,” a weekly column where we ‘trend up’ and ‘trend down’ news and notes from the NBA’s Atlantic Division. The Boston Celtics are riding Ray Allen’s hot hand. The Philadelphia 76ers are emerging as a powerhouse. Have the New Jersey Nets found their backcourt of the future? What’s going on this week […]

The Atlantic, Week 1

Welcome to “The Atlantic,” a new weekly column where we ‘trend up’ and ‘trend down’ news and notes from the NBA’s Atlantic Division. The New York metropolitan area has the stars it wanted. The Boston Celtics look to make one more run at an NBA title. The Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors hope to […]

Eastern Conference Preview, Part 1: The Non-Contenders

With the NBA season less than a week away, Sports of Boston will be previewing the entire Eastern Conference. In part one, let’s look at the teams that should finish in the lower half of the conference and miss the playoffs. Toronto Raptors Last season, Toronto finished with the third-worst record in the NBA. With […]

NBA Players Head Abroad: The Effects on International Basketball and the Future of the NBA

The NBA lockout will soon reach the two month mark, and with union leaders and NBA officials declining to meet with one another in the past few weeks, it appears the problems causing the lockout will not be resolved before the start of the new season. Many players, from star Deron Williams to rookie Kyle Singler, […]

Celtics Draft Pick E’Twaun Moore to Play in Italy?

UPDATE (7/28) – Moore reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with Benetton Treviso in Italy. —– It is looking increasingly likely that the NBA will not play a game in 2011. The players know this, and that’s why they have looked into playing overseas. Deron Williams was the first, but dozens are likely to follow. […]

Eleven Nets Three-Pointers Snap Celtics 9-Game Win Streak at New Jersey

The only time the Boston Celtics don’t dominate is on the second night of back-to-back games. This has been the pattern throughout the season, and it continued Monday night in New Jersey, where the Nets beat the Celtics, 88-79. With the loss, the Celtics fell into a tie with the Chicago Bulls for first place […]

Shaq Injured as Jazz Play Out of Tune, Get Blown Out in Boston

If you’re Al Jefferson’s mom…first watch out for Delonte West. (ZING!) Second, you had to be pretty disappointed in your son’s performance Friday night in his return to Boston. You also have to be jealous of Ray Allen’s mom, who watched her baby boy and his Celtics demolish the Jazz, winning 110-86 in a game that really […]