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SoB NBA Power Rankings: 12-30-09

Hello loyal readers, and welcome to the second edition of Sports of Boston’s bi-weekly NBA Power Rankings. We decided to set it up a little different this week. Four of our experts (Andrew Kipp, KC, Teddy Byrne, and John Scullane) ranked who they think are the top 10 teams in the NBA . The teams […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 8

Some interesting moves have occurred this past week. The Bulls just can’t seem to get their act together. The surging Knicks are just half a game out of a playoff spot. After winning their first ten home games, the Suns have lost their last two. The Lakers and Celtics both look to be getting back […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 7

What fun we’re having. The Celtics are starting to build a mini lead in the conference. Three sub-.500 teams are in the playoffs, giving the best teams a virtual bye. The Lakers are doing just as well as everyone thought, but they’re not running amok with the West. Yao-less Houston is still pushing for a […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 6

Things are hot, with both conferences’ 8 seeds leading their closets contenders by half a game. The West is once again making its case for the elite conference, with not one team below .500 team in sight of a playoff spot. Speaking of which, the Nets actually won last week. Twice. And they’re only 15.5 […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 4

We’re a month through the NBA season, and plenty of strong teams are vying for early winning streaks, pride, and momentum. The Suns are holding off the perennially dominant Lakers in the West (with the Nuggets and Mavericks not far behind), while the Hawks are beating out the Big Three teams (Celtics, Cavaliers, and Magic) […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 3

It’s been fun so far, with plenty of surprise teams making a run at the brackets in the early going. And the Nets have turned into the Detroit Lions of basketball, starting 0-12. Wouldn’t 0-82 be awesome to see? Despite the roughness of the two-game stretch, the Celtics are jumping back to where we expected, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 2

It’s been a fun week. The Bulls lost to the Nuggets when a basket, under review, was deemed fired off too late. The Celtics and Suns continue to impress. And Milwaukee leading the division? Pabst Blue Ribbon is a more popular Wisconsin product. And we’ve got the Mavs holding onto the division over the Spurs, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 1

Plenty of action has already manifested itself, and we’re only through a week of the season. The Celtics are still undefeated, sharing the honor with Denver as the only unbeaten teams left. However, the close call with Minnesota was a tad much for my taste. After trying twice unsuccessfully, Denver is finally looking like they […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Preseason

It’s been a big preseason so far, with many new rosters and strategies to test out across the league. We’ve seen plenty of teams have their positions in the standing from last year shaken up, while several new faces have jumped into the fray. And we’ve seen plenty of regular season starters get regular playing […]

Garnett Returns, Rockets Prevail In Fourth

At least this one doesn’t count. The Houston Rockets muscled past the Boston Celtics Wednesday night, 96-90, in the Celtics’ preseason opener. The Rockets were led by a 21-point effort from their floor general, Aaron Brooks. The only Celtic to score in double figures was training camp invitee Michael Sweetney, who finished the contest with […]

McGrady-less Rockets Beat Celtics in Boston

When things are going bad (and they are now that the Celts have lost six of their last eight games), someone named Von Wafer hits a huge shot to beat you. The Celtics suffered such a fate Wednesday night as the Rockets guard (filling in for an injured Tracy McGrady) hit a go-ahead three-pointer with […]

Celtics Outlast Rockets 103-99

On a historic election evening, the Celtics did their best to earn a third victory against a strong Houston squad. The Rockets came in undefeated at 3-0 on the season, led by their own big three of sorts in Yao Ming, Tracy McGrady, and Ron Artest. The Celtics improved to 3-1 and handed the Rockets […]

Celtics Player Review: Sam Cassell

When the rumors started flying about Sam Cassell coming to Boston, I was very excited. Here was the third-oldest guy in the NBA who was still averaging a little over 14 points per game and about to join a team that just needed a few more pieces in order to make it perfect to the […]

Celtics Four-Point Play 3-19

In this edition of the Celtics Four-Point Play, I will take a look at the NCAA tournament, the significance of Houston’s winning streak, the current Celtics road trip, and Garnett’s response to the owner of the Timberwolves. 1. The NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament will begin tomorrow with all first round games being played […]

Rockets Grounded at 22 Thanks to KG’s 22

The Rockets’ historical 22-game winning streak is now history, thanks to the Celtics. The Celtics and Rockets played to a hotly contested first half, which saw the score tied 40-40. The C’s pulled away in the second half however, racing ahead to a lead as high as 27 points en route to a dominating 94-74 victory. Kevin […]