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Fantasy Basketball Review: Week 21 (3-16 – 3-22)

In Yahoo! leagues, the playoffs begin in Week 21. The past 20 weeks have been a grueling testament to how dedicated you truly are and how much you stack up to the best of the best in your league. I was fortunate enough to make it to the show in one league and in my […]

Fantasy Basketball Review: Week 20 (3-9 – 3-15)

A Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of you out there! Entering the final week of the fantasy regular season, I hope you were bitten by the luck of the Irish and are in position for the playoffs. To those who have already locked up a playoff spot, I hope you see the pot of […]

West Dominates East 146-119 in All-Star Game

Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, playing on the same team for the first time in nearly five years, showed a little of what could have been (a.k.a. more NBA titles) in the Western Conference’s dominating 146-119 win. Kobe (game-high 27 points) and Shaq (17 points in 11 minutes) were named co-MVPs, as each player won the award for […]

Lakers Defeat Celtics in Overtime

If Pau Gasol could pick one block of his season as his most important, he would probably pick Thursday night’s against Ray Allen that sealed the win for the Lakers in Boston. L.A. defeated the Celtics for the second time this year 110-109 in overtime in quite the nail-biter. There were some bad calls here and […]

Merry Christmas L.A.; Lakers Snap Celtics Win Streak

A Christmas showdown for the ages that one may not realize at first glance, was just a regular season game. The Celtics and the Lakers had a rematch of their NBA Finals meeting this past June where the Celtics dominated L.A. to win their 17th NBA title. The Lakers were looking for a bit of […]

TGIF: Sports of Boston Basketball Draft

Welcome to the inaugural Sports of Boston Friends and Family Basketball league draft. Like our previous fantasy leagues, we use Yahoo! Fantasy Sports. This is a 12-team league and we set up the scoring categories as such: FG% FT% 3PTM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO The roster spots contain slots for: PG,SG,G,SF,PF,F,C,Util,Util,Util, and three […]

Giddens, Miles Officially Sign with Champs

In this edition of the Four-Point Play, I’ll look into the official signings of J.R. Giddens and Bill Walker, the reason Darius Miles is now a Celtic, and I’ll recap the Gold Medal-winning U.S. Olympic basketball team. 1. The Celtics officially signed J.R. Giddens, luring him away from a few European teams to sign a […]

Celtics Player Review: Ray Allen

One of Boston’s heralded “Big 3,” Ray Allen was a key acquisition for the Celtics and a huge factor in the Celtics’ 17th NBA Championship. Allen was brought to the Celtics from the Sonics (with Glen Davis) in exchange for Wally Szczerbiak, Delonte West, and No. 5 pick Jeff Green. When the trade was announced, I […]

Celtics Player Review: Tony Allen

Tony Allen went through a year of recovery this past season after a devastating knee injury derailed his 2006-2007 campaign. Allen did come back to play through the entire 2007-2008 season but his numbers were down from how he played before his injury. Before his injury, Allen was basically the team’s best player after Paul Pierce […]

Celtics Pass With Flying Colors in 2007-2008

KC did a piece earlier in the Celtics season in which he reviewed and issued grades for each individual player on the team. Now that the season is over I’ll take a look at all of the players on the team and give them a grade and a little bit of review on how I […]

Celtics: Season in Review

It is really funny to look back at what I predicted way back on October 5, 2007 for the then-upcoming NBA season. To recap one of the greatest seasons in Celtics history, I find it necessary to turn back to that initial preview and find out how bad I was at my guesses. Don’t worry, […]

Celtics Four-Point Play: Banner #17 Edition

I will devote the entire Four-Point Play to the NBA Finals against Lakers, which saw the Celtics win 4-2. I will analyze the play of MVP Paul Pierce, how the Celtics contained Kobe Bryant, why Phil Jackson kept starting Vladamir Radmanovic, and how the “numbers” played out in Game 6. 1. Paul Pierce was named […]

Hold the Champagne: Celtics Lose Tough Game 5

The Celtics fought the whole way after going down early in the first quarter by 19 points. However, they were not able to come back all the way against the Lakers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals as they had in Game 4. Eddie House hit a three pointer with a few seconds left, […]

Celtics Stumble, Back to Boston

Back to Boston we go. Despite the best efforts by Paul Pierce (38 points in 48 minutes despite a very poorly timed turnover right at the end) and a furious comeback by the Celts (down 14 in the fourth) the Lakers prevailed in Game 5 103-98 and now the NBA Finals shifts back to Boston. […]

Celtics Complete Greatest NBA Finals Comeback Ever

The Celtics were down 24 points in the second quarter but then they put their foot on the gas pedal and made the greatest comeback in the NBA Finals as well as the playoffs. The Celtics won Game 4 97-91 and took a 3-1 series lead in the Finals. The Lakers blew this one after […]