// Kevin Durant

Durant-less Thunder Roll Through Celtics 89-84

After a letdown loss like Friday night’s 89-84 drubbing at the hands of a depleted Thunder squad, the Celtics are no doubt reminding themselves that this is an 82-game season and titles don’t get passed out in November. Oklahoma City came to town as it was announced earlier in the evening that superstar Kevin Durant […]

Celtics Hold off Durant, Thunder

Coming into this game, everyone knew that Kevin Durant was going to score a lot, and he did, but with a strong play from the Celtics defense and bench, Boston was able to come away with the 92-83 victory. The Oklahoma City Thunder came back in the third quarter to erase a 22-point deficit down […]

The Couch Potato Report: Supersized Edition

Nobody likes a whiner. So I won’t start off this week’s “Couch Potato Report” whining about why there wasn’t a “C.P.R.” last week. I won’t tell you that my awkwardly big feet kicked the switch of my surge protector underneath my computer, powering down my PC and leaving my unsaved, nearly completed article left as […]

The Couch Potato Report: Red Sox, Wrestling, and The Manliest Movie EVER!

The dog days of August continue, and as the days start to get shorter and shorter, the menu of sports programming gets larger and larger. Thursday night, we were finally able to enjoy the birth of another Patriots season, with the Pats topping the reigning champion Saints in their preseason opener. Preseason football is about […]

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 […]

Ten Things I Hate About “The Decision” Pt. 1

WARNING: The following article may be suspected of baseless and fatalistic Internet whining, or of peanut gallery shots taken out of frustration.  It is guilty of neither.  I promise to offer at least as much substance as there is complaining within.  If unsatisfied by this list, you may exchange this story for a full refund […]

If the Ping Pong Balls Fell Right…Or Did They?

The Celtics just finished their second run to the finals in three seasons, coming up just short of Banner 18, what would have been the second title over that short span. The Celtics recent playoff success of course comes on the heels of the worst period of C’s basketball in their history. The previous 14 […]

Kevin Durant: The One That Got Away?

It’s hard to say what’s most impressive about Kevin Durant. Is it his graceful fadeaway, the one that has opposing fans shaking their heads as soon as it leaves those comically gigantic hands? Is it his insistent leaner, in which he throws his rail-thin frame against an opponent, holds onto the ball until the last […]

Celtics Fall to Rockets in OT

The Boston Celtics (47-28) lost their third game in a row on Friday night, falling to the Houston Rockets (38-37) 119-114 in overtime at the TD Garden. On this night it wasn’t Kevin Durant, but Luis Scola who did his best Michael Jordan impression, scoring 27 points and snatching 11 rebounds in the win over […]

Durant, Thunder Rumble Over Celtics

Kevin Durant continued his “Durant for MVP” tour across the NBA, delivering a powerful performance in leading his Thunder to their first win against the Celtics since moving to Oklahoma City, 109-104. The Thunder have now beat every team in the NBA since bolting Seattle two years ago. Durant, who scored 37 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and […]

Celtics Remaining Schedule: Scuffling for Seeds to End the NBA Season

With just over two weeks left in the season, teams are engaging in their last minute pushes to improve their position. Except for the Celtics, that is, who were embarrassingly slaughtered from start to finish by the Spurs on Sunday. When an opponent can look like the UConn women against you, that’s never a good […]

Fantasy Basketball Roundup: Week 22

Every Monday, I will report on the events of the past week of fantasy basketball. I will go over each position and what particular player that week stood out from all the rest. As always, I will start off with this week’s notable injuries to report on. Injuries Vince Carter (SG, SF), Orlando Magic Carter […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 3-27-10

With just a little over two weeks remaining in the regular season, the race for the NBA playoffs is heating up. Elite teams like the Lakers and Cavaliers look to continue playing winning basketball in order to solidify the top seed in their respective conferences, while the Raptors and Trailblazers will try to fend off […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 3-14-10

Most NBA players and coaches agree that March is the most trying month of the season. With the playoffs still well over a month away, teams are simply looking for consistency in the wake of injuries and long road trips. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Dallas Mavericks, two teams who made their teams significantly better at […]

Fantasy Basketball Roundup: Week 18

Every Monday, I will report on the events of the past week of fantasy basketball. I will go over each position and what particular player that week stood out from all the rest. As always, I will start off with this week’s notable injuries to report on. Injuries Shaquille O’Neal (C), Cleveland Cavaliers The Cavs’ […]