Six weeks in now, and there’s still plenty to fight for. Neither #1 is at all safe, nor is any #8. Divisions, standings and everything else in the NBA is routinely getting tossed around without a moment to rest. With such volatility afoot, let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of […]
‘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!
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 […]
We’re now in December, and the NBA races are still as close as ever. Both #1s are still very close. The teams continue to endlessly jostle at the bottom of the playoff standings. Even Washington finally won a game. Anyone could jump or fall several spots in the blink of an eye, so let’s look […]
We’re a month into the season now, and there’s no shortage of stories. Both conferences have new leaders, the races for #8 are as crowded as ever and the Wizards still have hope for a 0-82 season. It’s still a logjam up and down the standings, meaning anything can happen, so let’s look at what […]
Another week is over in the NBA, and no team has yet to carve out any sort of niche for themselves. The top of the West is looking to be a revolving door, while the Knicks are holding onto the East for now, but Miami can never be counted out. We’re seeing which select teams […]
Just two weeks into the season, the Lakers have already made a coaching change, even spurning Phil Jackson, who expected to return to the team. The Knicks are the only unbeaten team left, while the Celtics are taking a while to get their depth going. Memphis, San Antonio and Miami are going strong, and even […]
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 […]
How can you not love Kevin Garnett for giving Ray Allen the cold shoulder at the Celtics-Heat NBA opener Tuesday night?
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 […]
The 2012-13 NBA season gets set to kick off tonight as the Boston Celtics face the defending champion Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks take on the new look Los Angeles Lakers. While I hope desperately the emotional ceremony bestowing LeBron James with his first championship ring distracts the Heat just enough to open the […]
The Celtics held their annual media day on Friday to announce the beginning of training camp and their campaign for the 2012-2013 NBA Season. Among the excitement, some interesting things were said. Kevin Garnett apparently lost Ray Allen’s phone number. Paul Pierce says he’ll retire when Garnett retires. Chris Wilcox and Jeff Green now share […]
Boston Celtics head coach, Doc Rivers, told Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski in an interview on Wednesday that it was his decisions over the years that may have led to Ray Allen‘s departure from the Boston Celtics. Rivers told Yahoo! that giving point guard Rajon Rondo control of the offense and substituting Avery Bradley into the […]
A few weeks ago Ray Allen decided to take his three point shooting talents to South Beach and join The Miami Heat‘s Big Three. It was a decision that has left many Boston Celtics fans scratching their heads and has been the hot topic of discussion on Causeway Street. Allen, 36, turned down the Celtics offer […]
Following the Celtics Game 7 loss to the Miami Heat, one of the questions raised entering the offseason of the team was the future of Ray Allen. It seemed clear that between possible conflict between himself and Rajon Rondo, as well as his demotion to the bench in favor of Avery Bradley that Allen would […]