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Saltalamacchia Pens Thank You to Red Sox Fans

When I learned that Jarrod Saltalamacchia wouldn’t be coming back to the Boston Red Sox, I can’t say I was heartbroken. Sure, Salty had put together a career year, hitting .273/.338/.466 with 14 home runs, 40 doubles, and 65 RBIs. But you could dig your way to China using the holes in his swing, and […]

Miscellaneous Thoughts on Celtics-Heat

Normally, I would consider the Boston Celtics taking on the Miami Heat a must-see game. But Danny Ainge traded away Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and any semblance of an actual rivalry, and I decided to actually live my life instead of being held hostage by Kelly Olynyk, Kris Humphries, and the rest of the Celtics’ […]

Ray Allen Turns Back on Celtics, Wins Ring with Heat

Ray Allen just won his second ring, and it was not in as Celtic uniform. Last summer Allen was given the choice between a bigger contract that came with a starting role in Boston vs heading to South Beach to play with LeBron James and a chance at a ring. This past week it was […]

Spurs on the Brink: What now, Pop?

On the brink of winning their fifth NBA title in the Tim Duncan era, the San Antonio Spurs did not only cough up their best shot of taking down the defending champions in Miami, they may have already lost Game 7 too. Up five with just under 30 seconds left in regulation, the Spurs trotted […]

Can The Spurs Beat the Heat?

Okay, once again the Heat are the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA Championship. This sucks. I’m making myself sick right now just thinking of LeBron lifting the Larry O’Brien Trophy and handing it off to Ray Allen and Battier and the Birdman and all the rest of those despicable Miamians. Now that the Heat […]

“Shut the F— Up”: Riley, Ainge Exchange Pleasantries over LeBron’s Officiating Complaints

On Wednesday, the Chicago Bulls ended the Miami Heat’s franchise-record winning streak at 27 games with a 101-97 win, a game in which LeBron James recorded 32 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. James, however, was not about to graciously accept the end of the second-longest win streak in NBA history, instead choosing to go […]

Green’s Monster Game Not Enough For Celtics as Heat Extend Win Streak

It was deja vu for the Boston Celtics. In the 2007-08 season, the Celtics beat a Houston Rockets team on March 18 to end their 22-game win streak. Monday, the Celtics could not capitalize on a career-high 43 points from Jeff Green as the Miami Heat stretched their streak to 23 in a 105-103 victory. […]

Celtics Need to Play for Rest Rather Than Playoff Seeding

After winning three straight games, the Boston Celtics have just 23 games left before the playoffs are upon them. The Celtics still have a lot to prove on the road before the seeding is completed after the 82-game season. The Celtics stand just two games below the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference and that […]

Celtics Edge Heat in 2OT Thriller, Lose Rondo for Season

A reeling Celtics team had quite the swing of emotions on Sunday afternoon, starting with the devastating news that point guard Rajon Rondo will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. Very little on the court could possibly compete with that huge loss, but a 100-98 double overtime win against the rival […]

Should Celtics Fans Boo Ray Allen?

On Sunday, Ray Allen will return to Boston to play his former team for the first time since he took less money to play with LeBron James and the Miami Heat. Allen’s reception at the TD Garden will be among the top story lines. Should Celtics fans boo him as a traitorous enemy? Or cheer […]

Time to Rewrite The Truth About Paul Pierce?

Ever since being drafted 10th overall by the Celtics back in 1998, Paul Pierce has been “the guy” in Boston. The closer. The Captain. The Truth. Even when he wasn’t the only All-Star on the C’s, whether in his early days of sharing the floor with Antoine Walker or with the recent reincarnation of the […]

Christmas at the Garden

‘Twas Christmas at the Garden, and there was plenty of mirth. But someone was missing: Jesus Shuttlesworth. While the Celtics were happily giving each other gifts, Ray Allen’s in Miami, playing on the Heat’s second shift. Ray-ray left the Celtics; some found that uncouth. Players like Kevin Garnett, and of course The Truth!

SoB NBA Eastern Conference Power Rankings: Knicks No Joke

It’s the weekly semi-regular edition of the SoB NBA Eastern Conference Power Rankings! I can’t keep typing that out every week, so if someone out there in cyberspace has a catchy title for this column, by all means let me know in the comments. Let’s check back in with our Eastern Conference brethren to see […]

Barbosa, Celtics Can’t Out-shoot the Heat in Opening Night Loss

Leandro Barbosa scored 16 fourth quarter points in his debut in green as the Celtics rallied from 19 down only to come up short in a 120-107 opening day loss to the Miami Heat. Paul Pierce scored a team high 23 points, while Rajon Rondo got out to a hot start to the season with […]

The Celtics Quest For Banner 18 Begins Tonight

They said they were too old; They said they didn’t have an answer for the athleticism of the rest of the league; They questioned their heart, their talent and their drive, yet somehow the Celtics managed to take the indestructible Miami Heat to seven games in last season’s Eastern Conference Finals. Now one of their […]