The Boston Celtics continued to deny the media narrative of them being too “old-and-slow” throughout this postseason (and the last four), defeating the Miami Heat 94-90 on Tuesday to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Boston Celtics held on and evened the Eastern Conference Finals at two games apiece with an overtime win over the Miami Heat, 93-91, Sunday night. The Celtics nearly let the win slip away, blowing an 18-point first-half lead.
After Wednesday’s crushing loss in Game 2, many wondered how the Celtics would be able to respond at home in Game 3. I mean, they played just about as well as they possibly could (Rajon Rondo had a legendary, historically significant effort), yet the team fell in overtime. But, the C’s were home in Game […]
Someone should probably tell the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder that they’re wasting their time. For that matter, the NBA should just step in and cancel the rest of this Celtics-Heat series. What should have a battle between two ideologies–young vs. old, flashy vs. scrappy, the individual vs. the team–has been all but […]
The Boston Celtics threw everything they had at the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals Wednesday night. They overcame two second-half Heat leads, played their Big 4 for 43-plus minutes each, and even got a career-best 44 points from Rajon Rondo, who played the entire game. They did all that, and […]
The Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics, 93-79, at AmericanAirlines Arena Monday, taking a 1-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals. Celtics Start Slow Less than 48 hours after the Celtics clinched their series win over the Philadelphia 76ers, they took the floor in Miami to face the Heat. The quick turnaround seemed to […]
Need any motivation before the Eastern Conference Finals begin? I’m sure Doc Rivers played this video to his Celtics players before Game 1 of their series against the Heat. “You Three Kings came down here to win championships…LeBron, tell us about that” Yeah LeBron, tell us about that…
How did we get here? The Celtics started the season 15-17, and the Big Three era looked finished by the All-Star Break. Three months later, the Celtics have become just the fourth team in NBA history to make a Conference Finals after having a losing record at the All-Star Break. The Miami Heat are making […]
After the Boston Celtics gutted out an 85-75 win to advance over the Philadelphia 76ers, I could only wrap my head around one thought: Phew! Despite clearly outclassing the Sixers in talent and experience, the Celtics made it interesting with close, defensive slugfests (offending most NBA purists) and a bevy of injuries. And so, in […]
Kevin Garnett‘s24 points and 9 rebounds and Paul Pierce‘s 27 and seven were enough to overcome 36 points, seven rebounds and seven assists from Lebron James, as the Boston Celtics defeated the Miami Heat, 115-107, Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. The Celtics now trail the idle Indiana Pacers by just two games for the third […]
Don’t look now, but the Boston Celtics are playing like they have a fighting chance at contending for one last championship in the Big Three era. The Celtics have charged into both first place in the Atlantic and the top half of the Eastern Conference with five wins in a row and seven of their […]
The Boston Celtics won their eighth straight game at home and fifth overall Sunday, blowing out the Miami Heat, 91-72. Rajon Rondo shined on the national stage, picking up his NBA-leading fifth triple-double of the year with 16 points, 14 assists, and 11 rebounds. Rondo helped hand the Heat their worst loss of the season. […]
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 […]
With Peyton Manning announcing that he has been cleared to play next season, there has been no shortage of coverage on the topic. And it’s not without justification–an NFL with Big Manning is probably a more exciting NFL. Good for him. What is curious, however, is the fact that the news was announced just days […]
Welcome to “The Atlantic,” a weekly column where we ‘trend up’ and ‘trend down’ news and notes from the NBA’s Atlantic Division. The Boston Celtics are no longer the most disappointing team in the Atlantic Division – the Knicks are. Is Andrea Bargnani a top-10 power forward? Can the New Jersey Nets still make the […]