The Boston Celtics got double-doubles from Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, plus double-digit scoring from three more, coming all the way from 27 down to beat the Orlando Magic 91-83 Thursday night at the Amway Center. It was Celtics’ biggest comeback in 16 seasons.
After previewing the Eastern Conference’s non-contenders in Part 1, Sports of Boston concludes with a look at the likely playoff-bound teams.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Every Monday, I will report on the events of the past week of fantasy basketball. I will go over each position and what particular player that week stood out from all the rest. As always, I will start off with this week’s notable injuries to report on. Injuries Tony Parker (PG), San Antonio Spurs Parker [...]
Every Monday, I will report on the events of the past week of fantasy basketball. I will go over each position and what particular player that week stood out from all the rest. As always, I will start off with this week’s notable injuries to report on. Injuries Chris Kaman (C), L.A. Clippers L.A.’s prized [...]
It’s been reported by multiple sources that Boston Celtics’ Rasheed Wallace has been fined $30,000 for calling out the officials after their game against Toronto. He called Toronto Raptor Hedo Turkoglu a flopper and said the referees were overly officiating because players were intentionally hitting the deck. This fine comes on the heels of several [...]
The Boston Celtics pushed their win streak to three with a convincing 116-103 victory over the visiting Toronto Raptors on Friday night. The big question coming into the game was whether or not the Celtics could defeat an inferior opponent in convincing fashion. It took a Kevin Garnett buzzer beater in overtime for the Celtics [...]
As free agency nears, the Celtics not only have holes to fill on their roster, but also have some free agents of their own to negotiate with. The hottest of these names is forward Glen “Big Baby” Davis. The Boston Globe is reporting that Danny Ainge will extend a qualifying offer to Davis by the [...]
The Celtics were in control of Game 4 for much of the second half, but Orlando would not go away. With just a few seconds left in the game, the Magic found themselves up by one point. However, the ball found its way to Glen “Big Baby” Davis, not the one who would normally take [...]
Usually, with their backs against the wall, the Celtics can battle back to take a game or series. After a 117-96 loss to the Magic in Game 3, the Celtics are down 2-1 in the series and face an uphill battle if they want to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. Can they continue their [...]
If someone told me that Paul Pierce only played 16 minutes and only scored three points in a critical Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals I would have panicked immediately. The sad part about this statement is that most of it is true and Pierce was that ineffective due to foul trouble early in [...]
Boston found themselves down by as much as 22 points early in the minutes of the third quarter, but made a valiant effort to get back into this very tough Game One match-up against the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference semi-finals. Thanks to great play by Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, and yes, Brian Scalabrine, [...]
The Celtics lost grip of the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference Wednesday night as the Orlando Magic held on late to beat the C’s, 84-82. The Celtics were down by as much as 16 points, but made a late-game comeback that eventually fell short when Paul Pierce (26 points) missed a shot in [...]
The Celtics, playing without Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo (sprained ankle), were down by as much as 22 points against the Magic, but got the game within three points late in the fourth quarter thanks to a tremendous effort from Ray Allen. However, after a missed three-point attempt to tie the game, a bad call [...]