// greg stiemsma

Still-Winless Celtics Crushed in New Orleans

Many analysts questioned whether the Boston Celtics could handle the extra back-to-backs and back-to-back-to-backs engendered by the lockout-shortened NBA season. If Wednesday’s road game against the New Orleans Hornets is an indication, the answer is a definite “no.” The Hornets got double-digit scoring nights from five players – including four starters Wednesday – crushing the […]

Burning Questions Surrounding the Quest for Banner #18

The Boston Globe published 18 “burning” questions for this upcoming Celtics season on Monday in honor of team’s pursuit of their 18th championship banner. Some questions – “Have the Celtics been passed by the Bruins in popularity?” (probably, but how does that affect the upcoming season?) and “Can Keyon Dooling make fans forget Delonte West?” […]

Strong Start Powers Celtics to Second Preseason Win Over Raptors

Doc Rivers gave his starters the first half of Wednesday’s home game against the Toronto Raptors, then turned it over to the bench. The Boston Celtics bench played virtually the entire second half, maintaining a large first-half lead to beat the Raptors, 81-73. A two-game preseason might not say much, but the Celtics finished theirs […]