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If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 11

Teams are coming up on the halfway mark on the season, and the West continues to have many of the league’s best teams, though race for #8 in the East is at least entertaining as well, albeit for a different reason. Indiana and Miami are well-entrenched in their respective seeds, while San Antonio is trying […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 9

Nine weeks into the season, the playoff teams are starting to come into view. Seeding, though, is very much up for grabs in various patches throughout the brackets. Any of five teams right now could walk away with home-court advantage through the Finals, so the top of the brackets aren’t exempt by any means. With […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 8

The season is already two months old, and things still aren’t looking much better for the East. The West is breeding much better competition overall, but both conferences are still pretty tight. And with Indiana and Miami, the West certainly isn’t guaranteed to produce the next NBA Champion. A lot is still going on all […]

State of the Celtics: Rondo Cleared for Full Contact, But Leads Slipping Away

The Boston Celtics had a tough time this week as they held a 19-point advantage after the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night (thanks in part to a great tip-in play), but collapsed over the final three quarters to end up losing 107-106. They may have won their other two contests against […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 7

Seven weeks are gone in the NBA season, and three teams are above .500 in the East. Beyond the front few teams, the teams are as clustered as they can be, and especially in the East several teams ranked ninth and lower are in the running. Trading season is off and running, and many teams […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 6

We’re now past 20 games into the season, and things remain especially bleak in the East for any non-Miami or Indiana team. The West has a bit of a clique on top, though many more Western teams still have a pretty good chance to make a run. In both conferences, teams are clustered all around […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 5

The season is already almost a quarter of the way over, and it’s still a hot-bed of competition. In the West, all but Utah and Sacramento are within two games of a playoff spot. In the East, four teams, including a division winner, are sub-.500 but in the playoffs. Another two, including the third seed, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 4

A month is gone in the NBA season on Thanksgiving, and there’s plenty of room for movement. Other than Indiana and Miami, no East team is above .500. Meanwhile, three .500 or better teams in the West aren’t even in the playoffs. Seeding is still very clogged up, so anyone could be anywhere in not […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 3

It’s three weeks into the season now, and we’re getting a sense of who will be a contender and who will be playing for ping pong balls. The Pacers, Spurs and Blazers are doing quite well for themselves, while the Bucks and Jazz are having quite a bit of difficulties. The West is still populated […]

VIDEO: Doc Rivers Press Conference Following Sunday’s Loss to Pistons

It has been a roller coaster-like season for the Boston Celtics, especially for their head coach Doc Rivers. To start 2013, the Celtics seemed to have turned it around, winning six straight games after losing four in a row. Now, they have lost three straight, unable to escape the label of being a .500 team […]

Garnett, Celtics Fall Back to .500 With Loss to Pistons

After winning six straight games, the Boston Celtics were looking to be one of the teams contending for home-court advantage in the playoffs, but three straight losses is not what the Doc ordered. Two of those three losses were to teams well below .500 and the game against the Chicago Bulls on Friday night should […]

Thanks for the Memories: Darko Leaves Celtics

Thanksgiving is upon us, but I can hardly give thanks for the tragic news out of the Boston Celtics. Brace yourselves, Celtics fans. Darko Milicic will no longer be wearing the Celtic green. He left before Sunday’s game against his former team, the Detroit Pistons, for personal reasons, as his mother has taken ill in […]

Celtics Report Card: Three Strikes and You’re Out

On Wednesday night, the Boston Celtics let a home game slip away against the then 8-22 Detroit Pistons. Strike one. The next night, the C’s couldn’t manage to replicate their Sunday afternoon performance against the Derrick Rose-less Chicago Bulls, losing 89-80 and allowing Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer 23 points each and a combined 60 […]

Celtics Bludgeoned by Pistons… Again

In all fairness, the Detroit Pistons (11-22) have been doing much better as of late. However, the Boston Celtics losing five of six games – including two to the Pistons in the last week – does not inspire confidence in the fans. The Celtics’ 96-81 loss at the Palace of Auburn Hills Sunday evening punctuates […]

Gordon’s Four Treys Lead Pistons Past Celtics

Even the best teams can’t play their starters for 48 minutes, and neither the Boston Celtics nor the Detroit Pistons are among the best teams. Both teams needed contributions from their benches Wednesday night at TD Garden, and the Pistons’ reserves won. Reserve guard Ben Gordon hit four fourth-quarter three-pointers, part of a 22-point night […]