The Celtics had done what they wanted for three quarters; limit the Miami transition game, hold LeBron James in check (relatively), and get contributions from all of their starters to earn a 73-73 tie heading into the final frame. However, some cold shooting from the Celtics and clutch baskets by the Heat in the fourth [...]
So much for my Saturday night. As much as the Boston fan in me wanted the Celtics to win Game 6 and advance to the NBA Finals, I also had vain hopes of doing fun things in New York City on a Saturday besides sitting on the couch at my apartment pulling my hair out [...]
Nothing sums up the differences between the Heat and the Celtics than this video posted on CSNNE.com. This Miami Heat team has always been about flash and arrogance, as opposed to being able to get your hands dirty when you needed to in order to win the big game. The latter is exactly what the [...]
In the waning minutes of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Celtics were down 20 points on their home court. The Big 3 and Rajon Rondo found themselves sitting on the bench watching the reserves play mop-up duty. Many of the fans at the TD Garden, with the game so clearly out of [...]
LeBron James scored 45 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and the Miami Heat cruised past the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, 98-79. Rajon Rondo had 21 points and 10 assists but also seven turnovers, as the Celtics now find themselves with their backs against the wall facing a Game 7 [...]
The Boston Celtics continued to deny the media narrative of them being too “old-and-slow” throughout this postseason (and the last four), defeating the Miami Heat 94-90 on Tuesday to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Boston Celtics held on and evened the Eastern Conference Finals at two games apiece with an overtime win over the Miami Heat, 93-91, Sunday night. The Celtics nearly let the win slip away, blowing an 18-point first-half lead.
Someone should probably tell the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder that they’re wasting their time. For that matter, the NBA should just step in and cancel the rest of this Celtics-Heat series. What should have a battle between two ideologies–young vs. old, flashy vs. scrappy, the individual vs. the team–has been all but [...]
The Boston Celtics threw everything they had at the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals Wednesday night. They overcame two second-half Heat leads, played their Big 4 for 43-plus minutes each, and even got a career-best 44 points from Rajon Rondo, who played the entire game. They did all that, and [...]
The Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics, 93-79, at AmericanAirlines Arena Monday, taking a 1-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals. Celtics Start Slow Less than 48 hours after the Celtics clinched their series win over the Philadelphia 76ers, they took the floor in Miami to face the Heat. The quick turnaround seemed to [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
There’s a million reasons to love sports. You can love it for the rivalries. Maybe, you love it for the thrills; or subconsciously, because everyone loves to complain, you may love sports for the lolls. Some people love sports for the tradition, kind of like a holiday. The natutre of the beast is unpredictable. It’s not dubbed “March Sanity”, [...]
The Tampa Bay Lightning held the Boston Bruins to just eight shots in the second period of Monday’s Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals at the TD Garden. The Bruins only needed two. Goals by Nathan Horton and Brad Marchand in the second period gave the Bruins the lead, and Tim Thomas stopped 33 [...]
The Eastern Conference Finals will come back to Boston at a dead heat on Monday, as the Bruins managed to blow a 1st period 3-0 lead, allowing Tampa Bay to score five unanswered goals in the following two periods for a final score of 5-3. Although the Bruins come away from their road trip with [...]