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Rondo, Garnett Help Celtics Corral Bulls

Now that the NBA can resume as normal after the first “LeBron Bowl,” the Celtics got back to business Friday night doing the things they do best: play solid defense, protect the ball, and let Rajon Rondo run the show. The Celtics point guard did just that, ringing up 19 assists and three steals against […]

Celtics Fend Off Bulls in OT

Kevin Garnett poked the ball away from behind Joakim Noah as he dribbled up the court with just a few seconds left in overtime to seal the win for Boston in a 110-105 final against the Chicago Bulls. Another overtime game (the second in as many games for the Celtics) for these two teams who […]

The Couch Potato Report: Supersized Edition

Nobody likes a whiner. So I won’t start off this week’s “Couch Potato Report” whining about why there wasn’t a “C.P.R.” last week. I won’t tell you that my awkwardly big feet kicked the switch of my surge protector underneath my computer, powering down my PC and leaving my unsaved, nearly completed article left as […]

The Couch Potato Report: Red Sox, Wrestling, and The Manliest Movie EVER!

The dog days of August continue, and as the days start to get shorter and shorter, the menu of sports programming gets larger and larger. Thursday night, we were finally able to enjoy the birth of another Patriots season, with the Pats topping the reigning champion Saints in their preseason opener. Preseason football is about […]

Ten Things I Hate About “The Decision” Pt. 2

(And now, the exciting conclusion:) 6. What We Missed Out On “I couldn’t stop running it over and over and over in my mind: the vague and distant suspicion that we never understood what happened that night.” – Patrick Kenzie, “Gone Baby Gone” Here were the possible storylines coming out of free agency: LeBron goes […]

Ten Things I Hate About “The Decision” Pt. 1

WARNING: The following article may be suspected of baseless and fatalistic Internet whining, or of peanut gallery shots taken out of frustration.  It is guilty of neither.  I promise to offer at least as much substance as there is complaining within.  If unsatisfied by this list, you may exchange this story for a full refund […]

Bulls’ Backcourt Beats Up Boston

The Chicago Bulls hosted the Boston Celtics at the United Center Tuesday night. The Bulls were looking to keep their playoff hopes alive, needing a victory to do so. For the Celtics, there was still a chance to win the three-seed for the playoffs, however it would take a victory Tuesday, Wednesday, and an Atlanta […]

SoB Game(s) of the Year: Celtics-Bulls First Round Playoff Series

We here at Sports of Boston are looking back at the year that was in 2009, and will be issuing honors for Boston’s Player of the Year, Game of the Year, and Story of the Year, in the 2009 Sports of Boston Awards Show. In 2008’s inaugural Show, one of the most painful losses in Boston […]

Bulls Win Epic Game 6 in 3OT, Force Game 7

Through five games, the first round series between the Bulls and Celtics has been extremely exciting, and Game 6 was no different after a triple-overtime game that spanned four hours. Unfortunately, the Bulls took Game 6 and forced Game 7 back in Boston by winning 128-127. Ray Allen was superb in the loss and if it was not […]

Celtics Fend Off Pesky Bulls for 3-2 Series Lead

In a tight game, Boston managed to come out on top 106-104 to take the 3-2 series lead in what has been an exciting first round of playoff basketball. It all came down to Brad Miller, who missed two free throws with 2.0 seconds left in overtime that would have tied the game. Paul Pierce really […]

Bulls Tie Series in Double-OT Win Over Celtics

The Celtics and Bulls are playing in what is easily the best series so for in the NBA Playoffs. Two players, Rajon Rondo and Derrick Rose, are enjoying their coming-out parties on the national stage, and the Bulls are emerging as a future contender in the East. After Chicago’s thrilling 121-118 double-overtime victory in Game […]

Celtics Blow Out Bulls; Lead Series 2-1

The Celtics went into Chicago looking to win at least one game out of the next two to try and recover the home court advantage they lost after losing Game 1. They did just that and destroyed the Bulls 107-86 in impressive fashion to take the 2-1 series lead. The game was all Celtics and the Bulls […]

Bulls Shock Celtics, Win Game 1

Some players make a name for themselves in the playoffs after a strong regular season. Last year, Paul Pierce earned national recognition for his incredible playoff run. Years ago, Vince Carter did the same for the Raptors. This year, the player that takes his game to the next level more than anyone may be Bulls […]

Celtics End Season on High Note, Beat Wizards

The Celtics finished another great season with a win against the Washington Wizards, 115-107. The Big Three did not play and regular starters Rajon Rondo and Kendrick Perkins each saw less than 15 minutes of action. As a result, the Celtics went with a creative starting five with Rajon Rondo, Stephon Marbury, Kendrick Perkins, Tony Allen, and Leon […]

Garnett Improves in 96-80 Win Over Bulls

Playing in his 1,000th career game, Garnett was better than in his previous outing (game 999 if you’re counting). He finished with 18 points (7-11 shooting) and 10 boards to lead the Celtics to a 96-80 win over the Bulls on Halloween. Believe it or not, KG is the fastest player to 1,000 games at […]