ESPN.COM reports that the Detroit Pistons have signed free agent Josh Smith to a 4-year-deal worth $56 million. Smith also considered the Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets. Early speculation had Smith going to Houston in a sign and trade to join newly acquired Dwight Howard, but an offer was never made. Reportedly close friend, Rajon Rondo, […]
Welcome to the most exciting part of the NBA off-season Celtics fans: Free Agency! Unfortunately for Boston, the Celtics rebuilding phase has taken over the spotlight, so the expectations of signing any big-time free-agents this summer are abnormally low. After trading Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn, the Celtics have officially begun to take […]
The Celtics’ 2012-13 season came to a close on Friday, as the New York Knicks came away from TD Garden with an 88-80 win in game 6 of their first-round playoff series. It was the end of a rollercoaster season for the Celtics: they got off to a bad 14-17 start but won six straight […]
The streaky Boston Celtics may be beginning to turn things around as they live on the fringe of the Eastern Conference top-eight. After pulling away from the Pacers on Friday to end a four-game losing streak, the Celtics topped the Atlanta Hawks, 89-81 on Saturday night. The Celtics trailed 38-53 at halftime, but outscored the Hawks […]
14 games into the 2012-13 season, the Celtics are dead last in the NBA in rebounding, and it’s not even close. At 36.9 boards per game, Boston trails the next worst team, Portland, by nearly two full rebounds, and the first-place Pacers by an outrageous 11.5. It’s not just a case of the Celtics games […]
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 […]
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.
Al Horford recorded 19 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks, helping the previously lifeless Atlanta Hawks survive the Boston Celtics Tuesday night, 87-86, to force a Game 6. Rajon Rondo stole a Josh Smith inbounds pass with 10 seconds left in the game, giving the Celtics a chance to win the game. Horford and Smith […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Celtics open their 2012 title quest with a first-round matchup against the Atlanta Hawks. The series tips off Sunday evening in Atlanta.
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.
After previewing the Eastern Conference’s non-contenders in Part 1, Sports of Boston concludes with a look at the likely playoff-bound teams.