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Celtics Fall in OT Despite Rondo’s 44

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 […]

Eastern Conference Finals Preview: Epilogue to a Celtics Era?

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 […]

Garnett and Celtics Overcome James, Heat

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 […]

NBA Eastern Conference Preview, Part 2: Playoff Teams

After previewing the Eastern Conference’s non-contenders in Part 1, Sports of Boston concludes with a look at the likely playoff-bound teams.

Miami’s Big 3 Dominate Boston’s Big 3, Heat Take 2-0 Series Lead

The Miami Heat’s LeBron James was an unstoppable force in Tuesday’s Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the Boston Celtics. In the paint, through the lanes, from the key, from beyond the arc, it didn’t matter: James hit shots from every angle and spot on the floor. The Celtics could not contain him, […]

Twice as Nice, Garnett-less Celtics Take 2-0 Series Lead

No Kevin Garnett? No problem for the Boston Celtics, who made the Heat look like high school players trying to keep up with the big boys on the court. The Celtics blew by the Heat to take a two-game lead in the first round of the NBA playoffs on Tuesday night with a blowout win […]

Pierce Helps Celtics Clinch Atlantic

As if there was any doubt, the Celtics officially clinched the Atlantic Division Wednesday night. The 2nd place 76ers can win no more than 51 games (the C’s current win total), and the Celts have already won the season series tie-breaker. In a game without Ray Allen (out with an elbow injury), Kevin Garnett (out […]

Celtics Never Give up in Loss to Heat

The Celtics and Heat played a close game in the first half with many lead changes, but a┬ástrong third quarter for Miami led to a big lead to start the fourth. However, the Celtics fought back throughout the final quarter and managed to get within one point, but still came up short against Miami in […]

Welcome to the NBA: The Thunder?

In this edition of the Four-Point Play, I’ll look into the new NBA team in Oklahoma City. I’ll also discuss how stupid Mario Chalmers is, Ben Gordon’s possible move to Russia, and the Celtics taking yet another tour with the Larry O’Brien Trophy. 1. It was widely reported Wednesday that the new NBA team in […]