Don’t look now, but the Boston Celtics are playing like they have a fighting chance at contending for one last championship in the Big Three era. The Celtics have charged into both first place in the Atlantic and the top half of the Eastern Conference with five wins in a row and seven of their [...]
The Boston Celtics won their eighth straight game at home and fifth overall Sunday, blowing out the Miami Heat, 91-72. Rajon Rondo shined on the national stage, picking up his NBA-leading fifth triple-double of the year with 16 points, 14 assists, and 11 rebounds. Rondo helped hand the Heat their worst loss of the season. [...]
This week’s theme: Separation. Things are really starting to sort themselves out, and the top teams in each conference are playing fantastic basketball right now. Not to mention that after two weeks on top, the Chicago Bulls have been knocked off their #1 spot.
The Boston Celtics are still searching for their first win of the season, while the Miami Heat have yet to lose, after the Heat beat the Celtics, 115-107, Tuesday night in Miami. Boston is now 0-2 start in this shortened season that will likely be the last for Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett [...]
After previewing the Eastern Conference’s non-contenders in Part 1, Sports of Boston concludes with a look at the likely playoff-bound teams.
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 [...]
The Boston Celtics’ Game 5 loss to the Miami Heat was less than 24 hours ago. While the pain is still fresh, here are a few concluding thoughts on the playoffs and the Celtics’ future. 1) The Celtics Big Three just don’t have the athleticism anymore. Game 2: game tied 80-80 with 7:09 left in [...]
LeBron James going to his knee, clutching Dwyane Wade while the two SuperFriends embraced, and doing his best Rod Tidwell impression said it all. The pure jubilation of the fickle Miami patrons said it all. Referee Bill Spooner emphatically signalling Miami Heat ball like he was a wide receiver catching a pivotal 3rd & 12 as Delonte West launched [...]
They were the golden standard in the Eastern Conference, the bullies on the block, the big brother other teams were forced to look up too; but not anymore. The Boston Celtics finally met their match. The Miami Heat eliminated the Celtics four games to one by handing them a Game 5 loss 97-87. The defeat [...]
LeBron James scored 35 points and added 14 rebounds as the Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics in overtime 98-90 to take a commanding 3-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Big Three of Miami accounted for 83 of Miami’s 98 points and also had 35 of their 45 rebounds. Dwyane Wade finished [...]
Despite what your eyes were telling you and everything you were hearing, did you really think this team would go down 3-0 to the Miami Heat? On their home court? In the waning moments of their glory days? No, you didn’t. Not these legendary players, in this historic city, underneath all those banners. So for now [...]
Rajon Rondo dislocated his elbow after he got tied up with Dwyane Wade in the third quarter of Game 3. Rondo was writhing in pain on the floor and had to be helped to the locker room. There, trainers popped Rondo’s elbow back in, and he returned to the game with one good arm while [...]
The Miami Heat’s LeBron James was an unstoppable force in Tuesday’s Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the Boston Celtics. In the paint, through the lanes, from the key, from beyond the arc, it didn’t matter: James hit shots from every angle and spot on the floor. The Celtics could not contain him, [...]
The Celtics opened their second round series against the Miami Heat Sunday afternoon and the heater must have been on high, because the Heat dominated the Celtics as they lost Game 1 99-90. Tally one up for the new Big Three, who outscored the old big three 67-50. “I thought they were prepared, they were [...]
There are going to be some great second round matchups in the 2011 playoffs, but Sunday’s game 1 between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics will kick off the series that everyone will have their eyes on. The starters for these two teams have combined for 69 All-Star appearances, 10 Championship rings, 5 NBA Finals [...]