// Dirk Nowitzki

Rasheed Wallace Fined Yet Again

The Boston Celtics’ Rasheed Wallace was hit with another fine this year, this time for $35,000 because of his comments about the officials following the Celtics’ 99-90 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. This was the second time he was hit with a fine for criticizing the officials’ calls; his last fine was for […]

Dirk, Ice-Cold Mavs Get Hot, Beat Celtics

Coming into Monday night’s game at the TD Garden, the Mavericks had lost three of four games, including a 22-point loss to the Raptors on Sunday. This should have been easy for the Celtics, right? Not so fast, as the C’s had lost two straight at home heading into Monday. Something had to give. First, […]

Fantasy Basketball Roundup: Week 10

With the end of football’s fantasy season being so hectic, I have been neglecting my basketball teams lately. As a result, I dropped to 10th in one of my leagues, thanks in large part to leaving Kevin Durant on my bench all week. Yes, I know I have to get my s**t together, so don’t […]

Fantasy Basketball Roundup: Week 8

In the past week, nobody has picked up a player in the Sports of Boston Fantasy Basketball League. Either everyone is very satisfied with their team or nobody is paying attention. That kind of crime would be worse than Lamar Odom’s fantasy value (oh, petty cheap shot by me). Injuries Chauncey Billups (PG), Denver Nuggets […]

Video: Carl Landry Loses Teeth in Dirk Nowitzki’s Elbow

Talk about a bizarre injury. In a game between the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets on Friday night, Dallas forward Dirk Nowtizki charged to the basket and elbowed Rockets forward Carl Landry in the mouth. Dirk hit the floor on impact and Landry immediately went to the bench for help. As a result of the […]

Fantasy Basketball Roundup: Week 2

I hate basketball streamers. They are worse than people who stream pitchers in a baseball league. In one of my other leagues, there is a guy who has been streaming for four or more seasons, and it has resulted in four straight finals appearances and a championship. I personally don’t advocate streaming, I think a […]

Fantasy Basketball Review: Championship Week

One valuable lesson was learned for the Championship Week matchup in the Sports of Boston Friends and Family League. I was facing Shotgun from The BlueWorkhorse for all the marbles in the first annual league championship. Our teams were strongĀ (obviously), but I was rotating three roster spots due to injuries by streaming players through free […]

Fantasy Basketball Review: Week 17 (2-16 – 2-22)

With just one month left in the regular fantasy season, you should start making a push for a playoff spot. If you are like me in one of my other leagues, you have no shot at making the playoffs. However, I will still be trying to the very end. I can’t stand it when someone […]

Pierce, Rondo Lead Comeback Over Mavericks

In the last game before the All-Star break, the Celtics seemed ready to pack it in early as they were down by 15 in the third quarter. Late in that frame, Kevin Garnett received three fouls (two personals, one technical) in a span of just 10 seconds and had to be benched to avoid fouling […]

Celtics Dominate Mavericks 124-100

When the Celtics are on, they can beat any team in the NBA on any night. A talented, but underachieving Mavericks squad came to Boston on Sunday, looking to end the Celtics’ seven-game winning streak. Instead, the Celtics dominated every facet of the game in a 124-100 victory for their eighth straight win overall. Ray […]

Fantasy Basketball Review: Week 12 (1-12 – 1-18)

That’s it: we need to get the trading season started in the SoB Friends and Family League. My colleague Pete alleged that everyone is satisfied with their team, which is why there hasn’t been any activity. If you’re a team in the top 6 of your league, you should be satisfied, and it would be […]

Fantasy Basketball Review: Week 2 (11-3 – 11-9)

Two weeks in and where do you stand? Don’t sweat it, this is a marathon, not a sprint. What I haven’t seen much of this season is a breakout performer. It just seems the usual suspects are the ones who are the best, which is what is supposed to happen. We will see though, we […]

TGIF: Sports of Boston Basketball Draft

Welcome to the inaugural Sports of Boston Friends and Family Basketball league draft. Like our previous fantasy leagues, we use Yahoo! Fantasy Sports. This is a 12-team league and we set up the scoring categories as such: FG% FT% 3PTM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO The roster spots contain slots for: PG,SG,G,SF,PF,F,C,Util,Util,Util, and three […]

Celtics Four-Point Play 3-26

In this edition of the Four-Point Play, I’ll take a look at the KG winning Player of the Week, the Garden’s identity crisis, the “retirement” of Chris Webber, and the effect of Dirk Nowitzki’s injury on the rest of the NBA. 1. Earlier this week, Kevin Garnett was named the Eastern Conference player of the […]

Celtics Messed With Texas, and Won

When the season began, the mood surrounding the Celtics was pure optimism. We all knew the team had gotten better with acquisitions of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Eddie House, James Posey, and on and on and on. What we couldn’t have imagined was the Celtics going 8-0 against the Lakers, Mavrericks, Rockets, and Spurs. The […]