// Kevin Durant

Rondo Should Stay, Boston’s Great, and What Kendrick Perkins Was Really Trying to Say

It’s been a few days since former Boston Celtic Kendrick Perkins returned to his old stomping grounds, and I can’t get his interview with the local media out of my mind — but not for the reason you might think. He gave hope to Celtics fans far and wide for Rajon Rondo’s impending free agency. “I think […]

Celtics, Nets to Play Experimental 44 Minute Game in NBA Preseason

There’s a Neil Young song called “My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)” and another titled “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black).” This is what this experimental 44 minute preseason game between the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets feels like: an NBA decree completely out of the blue as the Celtics venture […]

State of the Celtics: Rondo Returns, Big Trade Opens Up Space on Court

After a tough two-week stretch, the Boston Celtics find themselves tied for the fourth worst record in the NBA and have lost 11 of their last 12 contests, including the last three by a combined 12 points to the Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, and Miami Heat. Rajon Rondo is finally back on the floor, […]

Clay Buchholz Rises Above Cheating Allegations

The implications of a cheating accusation in baseball can be enormous. Jack Morris, a color commentator for the Toronto Blue Jays radio broadcast, put Clay Buchholz and the Boston Red Sox at risk of these implications when he accused the starting pitcher of throwing a “spitter.” However, the hard throwing righty demonstrated mental fortitude and […]

Pierce Goes Toe-to-Toe With Durant as Celtics Beat Thunder

This was the Celtics team we were promised in the preseason. Paul Pierce scored 27, and Jeff Green added 17 from the bench as the Celtics overcame the Thunder and 29 points from Kevin Durant, 108-100. The Celtics’ bench outscored the Thunder’s bench, 35-13. Rajon Rondo dished out 16 assists and grabbed 8 rebounds. Kevin […]

Rondo’s Big Night Can’t Save Celtics in Loss to Spurs

Rajon Rondo scored 23 points to go with 15 assists, but it wasn’t enough to push a listless Celtics defense past the Spurs, 112-100. Tim Duncan had 20 points and 15 rebounds, while Tony Parker added 26 points and 6 assists for a Spurs team that shot 58 percent from the field and 50 percent […]

Celtics’ News Roundup, 6/18-6/23: 2013 Title Odds, Garnett’s Future, Royce White

Rondo and Garnett among NBA’s most popular jerseys internationally The NBA released it’s top-10 internationally sold jerseys on Thursday. Kevin Garnett was the fourth most popular jersey, while Rajon Rondo’s #9 sold the seventh most. Both Celtics’ players ranked above the likes of Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant.  Arch-rival, Kobe Bryant, was the […]

Miami Heat Win NBA Finals, Set Up Potential Dynasty

The Miami Heat crushed the Oklahoma City Thunder, 121-106, to win the NBA Finals Thursday. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all played great, but it was Mike Miller who sparked the Heat’s fire in Game 5. Miller came off the Heat bench for 23 points on 7-for-11 shooting in 23 minutes of playing […]

Five Reasons Not to Worry About Celtics-Heat Game 7

So much for my Saturday night. As much as the Boston fan in me wanted the Celtics to win Game 6 and advance to the NBA Finals, I also had vain hopes of doing fun things in New York City on a Saturday besides sitting on the couch at my apartment pulling my hair out […]

Video: CSNNE Shows Stark Difference Between Heat, Celtics Big 3′s

Nothing sums up the differences between the Heat and the Celtics than this video posted on CSNNE.com. This Miami Heat team has always been about flash and arrogance, as opposed to being able to get your hands dirty when you needed to in order to win the big game. The latter is exactly what the […]

Has the Novelty Worn Off for NBA All-Star Saturday?

All-Star Weekend is supposed to be for the fans, and this year most fans didn’t find Saturday’s events very good. We got to see the game’s biggest stars in street clothes cheering for most of the night. Back in the 80s, the dunk contest was bigger than the All Star Game; this year, it was […]

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 Can’t Overcome Westbrook’s Hot Shooting, Lose to Thunder in Perkins Return

Russell Westbrook hit a pair of key three-pointers in the game’s final two minutes, part of a 26-point night that lifted the Oklahoma City Thunder over the Boston Celtics, 97-88. Kevin Durant added clutch moments of his own, and leading everyone with 28. Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 24 points. Kevin Garnett and Jermaine […]

Celtics Get Out Hustled, Blown Out by Pacers

Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce scored 21 a piece, but that wasn’t enough to lift the sluggish Celtics over the Indiana Pacers, as they fell 97-83 Saturday night in Indianapolis. Danny Granger scored 21 for the Pacers, while Darren Collison and Paul George each had 17. The Celtics shooting woes continued as they shot 38 percent […]

Celtics’ Schedule Released, Play Heat, Bulls Four Times

With the theatrics of the lockout finally over, basketball fans are ready for the games to be played. Well, it’s now time to break out your calenders and circle the marquee games. The Celtics announced their 2011-12 schedule Tuesday night, a compacted 66-game schedule that will span from Christmas Day against the Knicks until the […]