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SoB NBA Eastern Conference Power Rankings: Knicks No Joke

It’s the weekly semi-regular edition of the SoB NBA Eastern Conference Power Rankings! I can’t keep typing that out every week, so if someone out there in cyberspace has a catchy title for this column, by all means let me know in the comments. Let’s check back in with our Eastern Conference brethren to see […]

What Did We Learn from the Celtics Loss to the Nets?

The Celtics dropped a tough one to the Nets in Brooklyn last night, 102-97. Paul Pierce, despite an efficient 22 points on 8-for-12 shooting, clanked two free-throws late in the fourth quarter that basically sealed the game for the Nets. Rajon Rondo missed the game due to a sprained ankle and Leandro Barbossa got the […]

Dooling Re-Signs with Celtics, Pietrus Probably Won’t

Keyon Dooling‘s agent, Kenge Stevenson, says that the 12 year veteran has re-upped with the Celtics for a one year veteran minimum contract. Dooling provides the Celtics with another guard capable of running the offense while Rajon Rondo rests. Dooling will join Rondo, Avery Bradley, Courtney Lee, Jason Terry and Dionte Christmas in what is […]

Celtics Playoff Report Card: A Moment of Appreciation

If you had told me two months ago that the Boston Celtics would host the first two games of a second-round playoff series, I would have laughed. Or maybe I would have scoffed and said I’m just looking forward to Red Sox season. Either way, I would have been very, very wrong. Before the Celtics […]

Garnett Leads Celtics to Series-Clinching Win

The Boston Celtics clinched their first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks Thursday, winning a thriller Game 6 at TD Garden, 83-80. Kevin Garnett led the way for Boston, scoring 28 points and adding 14 rebounds.

Pierce, Rondo Help Celtics Crush Hawks in Game 4

Atlanta Hawk Joe Johnson drained a jumper 19 seconds into Sunday’s Game 4 against the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden. The Hawks never led after that. What should have been a basketball game turned out to be a massacre. Between Paul Pierce‘s lethal shooting and Rajon Rondo‘s mesmerizing passing, the Celtics crushed the Hawks, […]

Rondo’s Triple-Double Gives Celtics 2-1 Series Lead in Overtime

Rajon Rondo had his 7th career triple-double with 17 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists to lead the Boston Celtics past the Atlanta Hawks in overtime, 90-84, Friday night at the Garden. The victory gave the Celtics a crucial 2-1 series lead over the Hawks in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Joe Johnson scored 29 points […]

Pierce, Celtics’ Defense Grit Out Tough Win Over Hawks in Game 2

Paul Pierce scored 36 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, powering the Celtics to an 87-80 Game 2 playoff victory over the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday night. He was also caught on camera “Tebowing” late in the fourth quarter. Josh Smith had 16 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for the Hawks, but he left midway through […]

Rondo Gets Tossed as Smith, Hawks Beat Celtics in Game 1

Josh Smith scored 22 points and grabbed 18 rebounds as the Atlanta Hawks took game one of their NBA playoff series with the Boston Celtics, 83-74. Rajon Rondo led the Celtics with 20 points, 11 assists and 4 steals, but got ejected with a minute to play and the Celtics down just 4. Rondo Gets […]

Celtics vs. Hawks: Playoff Preview

The Celtics open their 2012 title quest with a first-round matchup against the Atlanta Hawks. The series tips off Sunday evening in Atlanta.

Bradley Can’t Carry Shorthanded Cetics Past Hawks

Avery Bradley scored a career-high 28 points, but the Boston Celtics fell to the Atlanta Hawks, 97-92, Friday night. Joe Johnson led the Hawks with 30 points while Josh Smith chipped in 19 points and 12 rebounds.

Celtics Outlast Hawks in OT

The Boston Celtics continue to play like a team of champions. After defeating the Miami Heat on Tuesday, the team beat the Atlanta Hawks in overtime, 88-86, Wednesday night on the road. The Celtics could very well face the Hawks again in the first round of the playoffs. Garnett was a key contributor for Boston, […]

Rajon Rondo Replaces Joe Johnson on All-Star Team

Rajon Rondo will be joining teammate Paul Pierce in Orlando this weekend. No, he’s not on a trip to recruit Dwight Howard (though, that would be nice). He’s going to be an Eastern Conference All-Star, replacing injured Hawks guard Joe Johnson (knee). Rondo, who missed eight games this season with a sprained wrist, has made […]

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.

Ten Things I Hate About “The Decision” Pt. 2

(And now, the exciting conclusion:) 6. What We Missed Out On “I couldn’t stop running it over and over and over in my mind: the vague and distant suspicion that we never understood what happened that night.” – Patrick Kenzie, “Gone Baby Gone” Here were the possible storylines coming out of free agency: LeBron goes […]