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2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Preview

Starting on Saturday, Spain will host the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, where Team USA will look for its second straight championship and fifth overall, which would tie Yugoslavia for the most ever. The United States will be bringing a young and inexperienced team to the tournament, but one that still has to be considered the […]

Bass, Celtics Overcome Sloppy Play to Edge Bulls

The Boston Celtics (28-24) have won eight of nine games after an ugly 71-69 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday nigh from the TD Garden. Both teams were without their star point guards, and offensive woes were the theme of the night as the Bulls suffered 22 turnovers and Brandon Bass had a game-high […]

Rajon Rondo Paces Celtics Past Bulls in Chicago

It wasn’t always easy, but the Celtics took a lead early and never relinquished it en route to a 101-96 victory over the Bulls on Monday in Chicago. Rajon Rondo led his team out of the gates early with his play on both ends of the court and finished with a team-high in every statistical […]

NBA Power Rankings: The Almighty to Unsightly Edition

So far, things have not exactly gone as planned in the NBA season. Expected playoff contenders have struggled mightily (don’t give me that look, Kobe, I like my job), and teams missing their star players have overachieved (kind of in for d rose?). It’s still early of course, but I guess that’s why it’s the SoB […]

Miami Heat Win NBA Finals, Set Up Potential Dynasty

The Miami Heat crushed the Oklahoma City Thunder, 121-106, to win the NBA Finals Thursday. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all played great, but it was Mike Miller who sparked the Heat’s fire in Game 5. Miller came off the Heat bench for 23 points on 7-for-11 shooting in 23 minutes of playing […]

Celtics Disappear in Second Half, Fall to Deng-Led Bulls

Luol Deng had 26 points, six rebounds and four steals, as the Derrick Rose-less Chicago Bulls defeated the Boston Celtics, 93-86, Thursday night in Chicago. Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 22 points and eight rebounds, but could only muster five points in the second half. With the loss, Boston now trails Indiana by three […]

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 […]

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 […]

Celtics Fail to Rebound, Lose Ugly Game to Bulls

Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer scored 23 points apiece, while Rajon Rondo had 17 points, eight assists and seven rebounds as the Derrick Rose-less Chicago Bulls wore the down the Boston Celtics, 89-80, Thursday night in Chicago. Kevin Garnett had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics and Joakim Noah pitched in 15 and […]

Celtics Report Card: A Week to Forget

The NFL season is over. As if that wasn’t miserable enough, the Boston Celtics were unable to vanquish their most hated and bitter rivals (the Los Angeles Lakers), losing when Pau Gasol’s ugly mug and disgusting neckbeard scared the ball away from the basket at the end of overtime. Then they couldn’t even bounce back […]

Rondo’s 32 Points, Triple-Double Lead Celtics Over Bulls

The shortened NBA season presents different obstacles for every team on a week to week basis, as each game has slightly more significance than in previous seasons. This week the Celtics have a challenge of their own: playing the Eastern Conference leading Chicago Bulls twice in five days. On Sunday, Bulls star Derrick Rose was […]

NBA Eastern Conference Preview, Part 2: Playoff Teams

After previewing the Eastern Conference’s non-contenders in Part 1, Sports of Boston concludes with a look at the likely playoff-bound teams.

Celtics’ Schedule Released, Play Heat, Bulls Four Times

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 […]

Rose, Bulls Topple Celtics 97-81

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 […]

Rose, Thibodeau-Led Bulls Trample Celtics

On Saturday night against the Bulls, the Celtics were finishing up a stretch of five games in seven days. They ripped through the first four games, going 4-0 with wins over Toronto twice, Minnesota, and San Antonio. Saturday’s game was also the second night of a back-to-back, and with this aging team with older legs, […]