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NBA Eastern Conference Preview, Part 2: Playoff Teams

After previewing the Eastern Conference’s non-contenders in Part 1, Sports of Boston concludes with a look at the likely playoff-bound teams.

Eastern Conference Preview, Part 1: The Non-Contenders

With the NBA season less than a week away, Sports of Boston will be previewing the entire Eastern Conference. In part one, let’s look at the teams that should finish in the lower half of the conference and miss the playoffs. Toronto Raptors Last season, Toronto finished with the third-worst record in the NBA. With […]

Playing With ESPN’s NBA Trade Machine

The NBA is in a lockout. This is terrible news because there will be no more basketball and no more trades. Luckily for us, ESPN has the Trade Machine, which allows people to try to pull off fake trades and see if the deals would work for both teams. It’s a genius idea because fans […]

2010-2011 Celtics Regular Season Wrap-Up

The Celtics finished the 2009-10 regular season 50-32. This season, they finished 56-26. The 2010 Celtics finished fourth in the Eastern Conference, beating the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic before losing in seven games to the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals. The 2011 Celtics finished third, and will face the New […]

Perk-olations on the Celtics Trade

We saw Kendrick Perkins transform from a ham-handed, pudgy and angry teenager into the main player in the Celtics’ championship ensemble of toughness. Kevin Garnett brought the fire. Paul Pierce brought the balls. Ray Allen brought the smooth. Kendrick Perkins brought the tough. A sudden and austere move by Danny Ainge, Perk’s disappearance was Keyser […]

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, […]

Season-High Points for Rondo Lead Celtics Past Magic

All season long, Rajon Rondo has been more than happy to pass the ball to the Boston Celtics’ many strong shooters. Against the Orlando Magic on Sunday at home, he was a strong Celtics shooter. Rondo’s 26 points complimented a Celtics defense that held the Magic to just 34.4 percent shooting, including 3-24 shooting from […]

Celtics Win in Garnett’s Return

With the clock ticking down on the Orlando Magic, Kevin Garnett reaches around Jameer Nelson and sends the ball up court to a wide open Ray Allen who is then fouled and sent to the free throw line to secure the 109-106 victory. As if there couldn’t have been a better way to end his […]

Streak Over as Celtics Let One Slip in Orlando

Earlier in the week, Celtics Coach Doc Rivers had warned his team about the perils of a Christmas Day game. With holiday distractions abound, he knew the chances his team could come out flat were high. With a brilliant first and final four minutes of the game, Orlando used eight impeccable minutes to sink the […]

Meet the New Magic, Same as the Old Magic

With football season winding down and Christmas on the horizon, its that time of year when the NBA officially moves toward the front of the sporting crowd. With a full slate of five Christmas Day games and league GMs clamoring to make more trades than ever before, the Orlando Magic find themselves firmly installed in […]

Making Sense of a Nonsensical Season: Celtics 2009-2010 Review

On January 20, the Boston Celtics played one of the ugliest games of their season, letting Charlie Villanueva catch fire, and lost, with little more than a whimper, to the Detroit Pistons, 92-86.  The team shot 5 for 19 from behind the arc, turned the ball over 19 times, and had a -10 rebound margin […]

Celtics Return to Finals with Rout of Magic

A Bruins-like meltdown was never going to happen. It was a cute story, but the Boston Celtics are not like other sports franchises. With 17 Championship Banners and a team of ring-bearing veterans, they are no strangers to pressure-cooker playoff contests. After giving Orlando a puncher’s chance with two straight losses, the Celtics finally put […]

NBA Rescinds Perk’s Technical; Celtics Still Cling to 3-2 Series Lead

A week ago the Boston Celtics had a 3-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals to a team most probably thought they could not compete with. They had a 3-0 series lead with Game 4 on their own home turf. How could one not possibly expect the Celtics to be able to close the […]

Magic Romp Celtics, Send East Finals Back to Boston

The Orlando Magic took another step toward making NBA history on Wednesday night by blowing away the Boston Celtics 113-92 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Magic are trying to become the first team to come back from a 3-0 series deficit, and with the Series now standing at 3-2, they may […]