// Jermaine O’Neal

Celtics’ Big Three Retrospective: Valiant Effort in 2012

This is part two of a three part series as Sports of Boston looks back at what was an incredible and challenging run with the Celtics’ New Big Three. Look for part three on Friday. Part One here. Celtics Grind Out Injury Plagued Regular Season From day one, the 2011-2012 Celtics were never given a […]

Celtics’ Big 3 Retrospective: 2008 Championship Restores Celtic Pride

This is part one of a three part series as Sports of Boston looks back at what was an incredible and challenging run with the Celtics’ New Big Three. Look for parts two and three on Wednesday and Friday. What the Big 3 Meant to Boston When Danny Ainge made the moves in 2007 to […]

Buyout Season: 5 Newly Free Agents That Could Join Celtics

The Celtics’ acquisitions during buyout season have been a mixed bag in recent years. On one hand, P.J. Brown, Sam Cassel and Stephon Marbury all contributed during long playoff runs. On the other hand, Miki Moore, Troy Murphy and Carlos Arroyo struggled to get on the court in their brief stints with the club. With […]

Latest Celtics Possibilities with NBA Trade Deadline Hours Away

Over the last month every imaginable trade rumor involving the Celtics’ ‘Big 4′ core has crept into the headlines. Was Danny Ainge really shopping Rajon Rondo? Was half the league interested in Ray Allen and his expiring contract? Did the Celtics really offer Paul Pierce to several teams? While the deadline stands just hours away, […]

Celtics Starters Dominate Bucks, Win Second Straight

The Boston Celtics have heard the same criticisms over and over this season: Their starters are too old. They can’t put up big scores. They can’t rebound. Wednesday night at the TD Garden, at least for a night, they silenced their critics. Every Celtic starter scored in double digits, and the Celtics grabbed a season-high […]

Nowitzki, Mavericks Crush Shorthanded Celtics

Hmm… let’s see. The Celtics struggled badly with rebounds Monday night against the Dallas Mavericks. They also couldn’t move the ball offensively, find open shots or accomplish anything in the paint. The Celtics played the Mavericks without Kevin Garnett (family matter), Brandon Bass (knee) and Rajon Rondo (two-game suspension). They lost to the Mavericks, 89-73. […]

Celtics Fail to Rebound, Lose Ugly Game to Bulls

Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer scored 23 points apiece, while Rajon Rondo had 17 points, eight assists and seven rebounds as the Derrick Rose-less Chicago Bulls wore the down the Boston Celtics, 89-80, Thursday night in Chicago. Kevin Garnett had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics and Joakim Noah pitched in 15 and […]

Celtics Twice Nearly Claimed Knicks’ Jeremy Lin Off Waivers

Apparently, some dude on the Knicks is having a decent season. Jerry something-or-other. Played for Yale, I think. Were he a Celtic, I might show more enthusiasm for point guard Jeremy Lin and the seven consecutive wins his team has rattled off since his move into the starting spot. And it appears I nearly got […]

Gordon’s Four Treys Lead Pistons Past Celtics

Even the best teams can’t play their starters for 48 minutes, and neither the Boston Celtics nor the Detroit Pistons are among the best teams. Both teams needed contributions from their benches Wednesday night at TD Garden, and the Pistons’ reserves won. Reserve guard Ben Gordon hit four fourth-quarter three-pointers, part of a 22-point night […]

Celtics Report Card: Forgetting Football Ever Existed

After going 4-0 last week, the Boston Celtics were already potentially poised to put up some straight A’s. They had their revenge (93-90 over the Cleveland Cavaliers), wiped out the dinosaurs (a 36-point drubbing of the Toronto Raptors), got gritty in MSG (beating the New York Knicks 91-89), and proved themselves against a younger, more […]

Pierce and Bass Gives Celtics Fourth Straight Win

Paul Pierce keeps getting stronger. His Celtics keep getting stronger with him. Pierce scored 24 points, and Kevin Garnett and Brandon Bass both scored double-doubles, leading the Celtics to an 89-70 win over the New Jersey Nets Wednesday night at the TD Garden. After an 0-3 start, the Celtics are now 4-3, just percentage points […]

Pierce Returns, O’Neal Stars, as Celtics Win Home Opener

Paul Pierce returned to the Celtics Friday night hoping to help re-align and settle the offense. The result: triple-digit scoring nights from five players (including Pierce), 60 percent accuracy from the Celtics’ starters, and a 96-85 victory over the Detroit Pistons in the Celtics’ home opener. The Pistons remain winless.

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 […]

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 […]

Celtics Kick Off Abbreviated Preseason With Close Win in Toronto

Boston Celtics basketball finally got underway Sunday in Toronto, with Boston narrowly coming out on top 76-75. The game featured Boston blowing another double-digit lead like they many times last season, but the Celtics just managed to hold off a potential buzzer beater to walk away with the victory. In fact, Toronto scored the first […]