// Dirk Nowitzki

Celtics Send Rondo to Mavs in Exchange for Pupu Platter

Just this morning I wrote about the Rajon Rondo rumor mill starting up again, and Boston Celtics being able to look forward to spending the next month or so reading rumor after rumor, story after story about whether, where, and when Rondo would be traded. Danny Ainge and the Celtics have preempted the rumor mill […]

Nowitzki, Mavericks Crush Shorthanded Celtics

Hmm… let’s see. The Celtics struggled badly with rebounds Monday night against the Dallas Mavericks. They also couldn’t move the ball offensively, find open shots or accomplish anything in the paint. The Celtics played the Mavericks without Kevin Garnett (family matter), Brandon Bass (knee) and Rajon Rondo (two-game suspension). They lost to the Mavericks, 89-73. […]

Mavericks Contain Celtics Rally, Win 90-85

The Dallas Mavericks came into Boston on Wednesday night and defeated the Celtics 90-85 in a tight game that included four technical fouls. After a rough start to the season that saw the defending champion Mavericks with a surprising 1-4 record, Dallas (6-5) got back over .500 thanks to clutch play from Dirk Nowitzki down […]

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 […]

Heat’s NBA Finals Loss Lies Solely Within

In Dallas, they shout in triumph. In Chicago, they sigh with relief. In Boston, they mock with schadenfreude. In Miami, they stare silently in disbelief. And in Cleveland, they laugh and laugh and laugh. All because the Miami Heat lost the NBA Finals… in six games… on their home court. The Miami Heat practically cruised […]

All-Star MVP Bryant’s Double-Double Leads West Over East

On his home court and on the cusp of history, Kobe Bryant could not be denied. Bryant scored 37 while grabbing 14 boards, powering the Western Conference to its 24th victory at the NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles on Sunday, beating the Eastern Conference All-Stars 148-143. Bryant, who collected three assists and three steals […]

Shaq and KG Lead Animated All-Stars

KG, Shaq & co. appeared on Fox’s “The Cleveland Show” on Sunday, and were thankfully as funny as they are talented on the court. During game moments, LeBron James even got an assist on Shaq’s bucket. And between KG, James, and Shaq all deciding not to dribble anymore, Dwight Howard getting emotional, Dirk Nowitzki getting […]

Kevin Garnett and Shaquille O’Neal to Appear on “Cleveland Show”

UPDATE: Hilarious. The episode’s up on Hulu in case you missed it. Be absolutely sure to check out the last line in the episode. Best ever. ——————– Before the All-Star Game in Los Angeles a week from Sunday, Kevin Garnett and Shaquille O’Neal will make a stop in Stoolbend, Virginia this Sunday. At 9:30pm EST, […]

Kidd Hits Clutch 3, Celtics Let Win Slip Away Against Mavericks

With less than three minutes to go, Kendrick Perkins hit a layup to give the Celtics a 97-91 lead over the Dallas Mavericks Friday night at the Garden. In the back-and-forth affair, it seemed the C’s were starting to take the upper hand and a few more baskets would end it. But, they never came. […]

Nowitzki Buries Game Winner for Dallas, Sinks Celtics

The Celtics nearly overcame a 10-point halftime deficit but fell just short to the Dallas Mavericks 89-87 Monday night at the American Airlines Center. The game was the second in two nights on the road for the C’s, a situation they haven’t fared well in this season. The Celtics now sit at 0-2 in the […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 4-10-10

The final ballots are in with less than a week remaining in the NBA regular season. It’s been a long strange trip to say the least. When we at Sports of Boston started our bi-weekly NBA Power Rankings back in December, the Celtics and Lakers were far and away the two most dominant teams in […]

Celtics Remaining Schedule: Scuffling for Seeds to End the NBA Season

With just over two weeks left in the season, teams are engaging in their last minute pushes to improve their position. Except for the Celtics, that is, who were embarrassingly slaughtered from start to finish by the Spurs on Sunday. When an opponent can look like the UConn women against you, that’s never a good […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 3-27-10

With just a little over two weeks remaining in the regular season, the race for the NBA playoffs is heating up. Elite teams like the Lakers and Cavaliers look to continue playing winning basketball in order to solidify the top seed in their respective conferences, while the Raptors and Trailblazers will try to fend off […]

Celtics Complete Texas Sweep With Win Over Mavericks

With the Men’s NCAA Tournament capturing the nation’s attention this weekend, the Boston Celtics quietly continued their winning streak. The latest win came Saturday night in Dallas where the C’s took down the Mavericks 103-92. The Celtics (45-24) and Mavericks (46-23) met back on Jan. 18 in Boston where Dirk Nowitzki dropped 37 on a […]

Fantasy Basketball Roundup: Week 18

Every Monday, I will report on the events of the past week of fantasy basketball. I will go over each position and what particular player that week stood out from all the rest. As always, I will start off with this week’s notable injuries to report on. Injuries Shaquille O’Neal (C), Cleveland Cavaliers The Cavs’ […]