// J.R. Smith

Celtics Erase Fourth Quarter Deficit, Fall Short in Loss to Knicks

The Celtics season is over, and another off-season of uncertainty now faces the team. The Knicks led by as many as 26 points early in the fourth quarter, but the Celtics, led by Avery Bradley rattled off a 20-0 run and got the lead all the way down to four before the offense disappeared again […]

Celtics Refuse to Die, Force Game 6 Against Knicks

There was no funeral like the Knicks hoped. Led by Kevin Garnett’s 16 points and 18 rebounds, five Celtics contributed double figures in a 92-86 win over the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. Carmelo Anthony once again struggled on offense going against Jeff Green and Brandon Bass. Anthony finished with 22 […]

JET, Celtics Hang on in OT to Avoid Knicks Sweep

After blowing a 20-point third quarter lead, the Boston Celtics managed to hang on in overtime to beat the New York Knicks in Game 4 of their first round playoff series, 97-90. With the win, the Celtics sent the series back to New York for Game 5 on Wednesday. Jason Terry finally showed up to help […]

Celtics Move to the Brink of Elimination with Game 3 Loss to Knicks

The Celtics scored under 80 points for the third straight game and now trail the Knicks 0-3 in their seven game playoff series after a 90-76 loss in Boston on Friday night. Jeff Green led the Celtics with 21 points and 9 rebounds, but seemed to turn the ball over every time the Knicks double […]

Celtics Roll Over In Second Half, Lose Game 2 to Knicks

The Celtics scored just 23 points in the second half and went without a field goal in the last nine and a half minutes as they lost game 2 of their playoff series with the New York Knicks, 87-71. Carmelo Anthony was once again brilliant for the Knicks, and finished with 34 points. Recently crowned […]

JR Smith, Knicks Send Celtics to Fifth Straight Loss

The ‘good’ JR Smith showed up at the TD Banknorth Garden for the Knicks and erupted for 32 points and seven rebounds in a 100-85 win over the Garnett-less Celtics. Not only was Kevin Garnett sidelined for the Celtics, but Courtney Lee also missed his second straight game with an ankle injury. One has to […]

Rajon Rondo’s Triple-Double Not Enough to Push Celtics Past Carmelo Anthony, Knicks

With his 27th career triple-double (20th on national television), Rajon Rondo  tried to bring the Celtics back into Thursday’s contest with the Knicks, but his efforts weren’t enough as the Celtics dropped their fifth straight game, 89-86 . Rondo finished with 23 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds all while making 10-of-19 shots from the field, […]

Celtics Fall to Hot-Shooting Knicks

Led by Carmelo Anthony’s triple double, the hot-shooting New York Knicks defeated the Boston Celtics, 118-108, Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. The game resulted in a season-split between the teams. The Knicks improved to 14-5 under interim coach Mike Woodson.

The Atlantic, Week 6: Rondo, Lin and the Nets’ Trainers

We’re nearly halfway through the season in ‘The Atlantic’, Sports of Boston’s weekly ‘trending up’ and ‘trending down’ of the news from the NBA’s Atlantic division. Can Rajon Rondo‘s hot play get the Celtics offense back on track? Do the 76ers have one of the worst starting backcourts in the NBA? What does Brook Lopez‘s return […]

Fantasy Basketball Roundup: Week 8

In the past week, nobody has picked up a player in the Sports of Boston Fantasy Basketball League. Either everyone is very satisfied with their team or nobody is paying attention. That kind of crime would be worse than Lamar Odom’s fantasy value (oh, petty cheap shot by me). Injuries Chauncey Billups (PG), Denver Nuggets […]

Fantasy Basketball Roundup: Week 7

I mentioned last week how I had to face a notorious streamer in one of my leagues and my concern over whether or not my honest, clean-cut ways of playing would have me triumph over the forces of evil. As it turns out, good always beats evil as I won that particular matchup by a […]

Fantasy Basketball 2009-10 Draft Preview

The 2009-10 basketball season is just a couple days away and many fantasy leagues will be drafting their teams this weekend. This is why I took it upon myself to comprise a top-10 list for each position, along with likes/dislikes. In addition to the lists, I will give you the secret to finding success when […]

Fantasy Basketball Review: Week 23 (3-30 – 4-5)

The finals have arrived. In each of my leagues, this week starts the two-week showdown between the two best teams. Two men enter, one man leaves. The months of agony and patience all come down to this one matchup. Just don’t blow it. Oh, and good luck and all that crap. Injury Roundup Allen Iverson […]

Celtics Beat Up Denver Without Garnett

The Celtics continued to win without Kevin Garnett for the second straight game, making Monday night’s victim, the Denver Nuggets, look absolutely pathetic. The C’s went into Denver and easily took this one 114-76. Ray Allen was the leading scorer with 26 points while Paul Pierce pitched in 22. The two of them will need to continue […]