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If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 4

A month into the season, and things are still going roughly for playoff hopefuls such as Boston and Dallas. Teams like the Clippers and 76ers are taking advantage of that. But a lot of powerful teams are still holding sway at the top of the conferences, and they’re continuing to make things tough on everyone […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 3

Another week in, and there are some noticeable changes. The East has a new leader. The Heat are collapsing. The tops of the conferences are starting to see some separation, while the lower part of the seeding is trying to establish itself. But it’s still very tight in between, so let’s look at what would […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 2

After another week of the season, there’s not too many signs of anything settling down. Several teams are getting to their expected positions, as well as some surprise teams. After a terrible start, Boston is now knocking on the door. Philadelphia has shot way up, and Dallas has sneaked their way to #8. Even Cleveland’s […]

Celtics Tie Franchise Low for Points in a Half, Fall to Pacers

The Indiana Pacers had six players score in double figures to combat Ray Allen’s 23 points as the Pacers beat the Boston Celtics 87-74 Friday night. The Celtics scored a mere 25 points in the first half to tie a franchise low for points in a half. The Celtics tied the 25-point low that was […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 1

The NBA season is finally here, and with the new year, a week’s already gone by. But there have been plenty of early surprises. Boston and Dallas are among teams that were expected to do well, but have so far just tanked. Indiana and Portland are among the teams that are taking advantage to get […]

NBA Eastern Conference Preview, Part 2: Playoff Teams

After previewing the Eastern Conference’s non-contenders in Part 1, Sports of Boston concludes with a look at the likely playoff-bound teams.

Sorting Through the Rumors: Is Rajon Rondo Being Shopped?

It’s become an annual NBA offseason gala event, the┬áRajon Rondo┬átrade rumors. In a way it makes a lot of sense: Rondo has a ton of potential, but at the close of every season he leaves fans and management wondering if he is truly a piece you can build a championship team around. There have been […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 23

Just one more week left until the playoff situation is officially known, and once again, the Celtics find themselves just trying to get healthy. And the Spurs’ former stranglehold on the #1 seed is weakened, but it may be too little too late for anyone to catch them. Five of the six divisions are locked […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 22

Just two more weeks to go and we’ll know who makes it into the playoffs. Nine of 16 spots are punched so far, including three of the six divisions. Some of the top teams are having pretty big struggles, and others are taking advantage. Memphis is building a little bit of space out west, while […]

Hibbert Dominates Depleted Celtics Frontcourt, Pacers Win

After Tuesday’s game, it’s safe to say if the Celtics’ big men aren’t fully healthy, the C’s will get absolutely eaten up inside during the playoffs. Why? The proof’s in the pudding. Tuesday night against the Pacers, the Celtics were down to three healthy bigs (and I use the term “bigs” loosely) in Kevin Garnett, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 21

Just a few more weeks left. The Lakers, Celtics and Bulls have clinched their divisions, while the Heat, Magic, Spurs and Mavericks have all clinched playoff spots. There’s a good amount of room between all #8s and #9s, but nothing’s guaranteed there just yet. There are four teams in the West and five in the […]

Celtics Right Ship in Possible First Round Preview

Boston needed a win to keep pace with Chicago, and they got it Wednesday, beating the Indiana Pacers at the TD Garden 92-80. The first thing to note was that it was “Mike and Tommy” night at the Garden. CSN-NE broadcasters Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn are in their 30th season calling Celtics games, making […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 20

20 weeks are gone, and while the Spurs are riding high, the Celtics now have to resort to a tiebreaker against Chicago to hold the top spot in the East. And don’t listen to Chicago or Doc Rivers; getting the top seed means a lot. The bottom of the East also has a tie to […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 19

Just over a month remains in the season, and the Miami Heat got the highest ever rating on SportsCenter’s panic meter (9.99). The Lakers are on a roll, and Chicago has quietly positioned themselves as a legitimate contender, just 2.5 games out of the East’s lead. Each half of the bracket is starting to pull […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 18

It won’t be long now until the playoffs begin, and there’s still a lot to be decided. Except for the Spurs, every playoff team is at most 2.5 games away from their nearest competition. The trade deadline passed, with spectacular results. Now, cuts will be looking for a new team in time to be playoff […]