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Lessons In Panic: Celtics Can Learn From Patriots

So, I’m watching the Celtics in the midst of losing on the road to the Chicago Bulls. The C’s may still pull this one out to improve to a whopping 13-11. But down by nine after three quarters, it just feels like the high-energy, Derrick Rose-less Bulls are going to drop Boston to .500. I’m […]

Rondo, Celtics Fall to .500 With Loss to Bulls

The Boston Celtics lost their third straight contest and fell to 12-12 on the season with a 100-89 loss to the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on Tuesday. The Celtics made it interesting in the third quarter thanks to their point guard Rajon Rondo, who finished with 26 points and 8 rebounds, but the […]

Rondo Shows Potential to be a Future Hall of Famer

At 26 years old and a mere six years into his professional career, Boston Celtics’ point guard Rajon Rondo is already being considered a future candidate for the Basketball Hall of Fame. While averaging 13 points and 12.8 assists per game, and beginning the 2012-2013 regular season with 12 double-doubles is impressive, Rondo’s hot temper […]

Stern’s Fining of Spurs Sets Dangerous Precedent for Celtics, NBA Coaches

David Stern has done it again. The NBA commissioner’s latest misguided show of power was his decision to fine the San Antonio Spurs $250,000 for doing a “disservice to the league” by resting four starters for last Thursday’s game at Miami. In that game, Gregg Popovich, one of the NBA’s most decorated coaches, managed to show […]

What Did We Learn from the Celtics Loss to the Nets?

The Celtics dropped a tough one to the Nets in Brooklyn last night, 102-97. Paul Pierce, despite an efficient 22 points on 8-for-12 shooting, clanked two free-throws late in the fourth quarter that basically sealed the game for the Nets. Rajon Rondo missed the game due to a sprained ankle and Leandro Barbossa got the […]

Jason Terry and Celtics Nation Need to be Reminded There Are 82 Games in an NBA Season

The Celtics are 2-2. Get over it. You can look at this one of two ways. Either the Celtics have played four games and are yet to really hit their groove, or “OH MY GAWD DUDE THE CELTICS ARE IN FRIGGIN’ TROUBLE. ALL WE GOT IS RONDO, PIERCE AND GARNETT AND THESE OTHER DUDES BLOW […]

The Celtics Quest For Banner 18 Begins Tonight

They said they were too old; They said they didn’t have an answer for the athleticism of the rest of the league; They questioned their heart, their talent and their drive, yet somehow the Celtics managed to take the indestructible Miami Heat to seven games in last season’s Eastern Conference Finals. Now one of their […]

Brian Scalabrine Retires, Returns to Boston

Bust out the “Hope” signs. Dust off those ironic posters you used to bring with you to the TD Garden. Heck, gas up the duck boats while you’re at it. Brian Scalabrine is coming back to Boston… sort of.

Doc Rivers Takes Blame for Ray Allen Leaving the Celtics

Boston Celtics head coach, Doc Rivers, told Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski in an interview on Wednesday that it was his decisions over the years that may have led to Ray Allen‘s departure from the Boston Celtics. Rivers told Yahoo! that giving point guard Rajon Rondo control of the offense and substituting Avery Bradley into the […]

Ray Allen Will Be Booed in Return to Boston

A few weeks ago Ray Allen decided to take his three point shooting talents to South Beach and join The Miami Heat‘s Big Three. It was a decision that has left many Boston Celtics fans scratching their heads and has been the hot topic of discussion on Causeway Street. Allen, 36, turned down the Celtics offer […]

Boston Celtics 2012 Draft Targets: Royce White

Royce White: 21 years old, 6’8, 261 Position: Forward School: Iowa State Overview: White would be a top-10 pick if it weren’t for his well documented anxiety disorder. White is a strong, energetic forward who can get to the rim at will. White led the Iowa State Cyclones in an upset over the reigning champs […]

Celtics’ News Roundup, 6/18-6/23: 2013 Title Odds, Garnett’s Future, Royce White

Rondo and Garnett among NBA’s most popular jerseys internationally The NBA released it’s top-10 internationally sold jerseys on Thursday. Kevin Garnett was the fourth most popular jersey, while Rajon Rondo’s #9 sold the seventh most. Both Celtics’ players ranked above the likes of Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant.  Arch-rival, Kobe Bryant, was the […]

Boston Celtics 2012 Draft Targets: Fab Melo

Fab Melo: 21 years old; 7’0″; 255 lbs School: Syracuse Position: Center Background: Fab Melo made huge improvements in his game during his sophomore season at Syracuse. Melo was named Big East Defensive Player of the Year and was the anchor of Syracuse’s zone. He enters the NBA as a well polished rebounder and shot blocker […]

Eastern Conference Finals Preview: Epilogue to a Celtics Era?

How did we get here? The Celtics started the season 15-17, and the Big Three era looked finished by the All-Star Break. Three months later, the Celtics have become just the fourth team in NBA history to make a Conference Finals after having a losing record at the All-Star Break. The Miami Heat are making […]

Celtics Playoff Report Card: Philly “Phew!” Edition

After the Boston Celtics gutted out an 85-75 win to advance over the Philadelphia 76ers, I could only wrap my head around one thought: Phew! Despite clearly outclassing the Sixers in talent and experience, the Celtics made it interesting with close, defensive slugfests (offending most NBA purists) and a bevy of injuries. And so, in […]