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If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 10

We’re a full 10 weeks into the season now, coming up on the halfway mark, and the league is as exciting as ever. The eight playoff teams in each conference are beginning to separate themselves from #9-#15 a little, but within that top group, it’s still a veritable free-for-all for positioning. Of the 16 playoff […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 9

With 2013 finally here, everything is still as tight as ever. Yet again, a #1 seed changed hands, as did each #8, for that matter. No playoff team is more than a game away from at least one other team. Teams are going back and forth as much as they ever have, so let’s look […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 8

2012 is coming to a close, but it’s not doing much to change the volatility in the NBA standings. Both conferences have new leaders. The races to fill out the bracket are as close as ever. Truly, no team is safe, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 7

Coming up on the end of the year, no one’s really separating themselves from the pack. The races for both #8 seeds are logjams. The West’s race for #1 continues to be a revolving door. Slides and rises continue to run rampant across the NBA, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 6

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 […]

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 […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 5

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 […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 4

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 […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 3

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 […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 2

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 […]

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 […]

Video: Kevin Garnett Ignores Ray Allen at Celtics-Heat Opening Game

How can you not love Kevin Garnett for giving Ray Allen the cold shoulder at the Celtics-Heat NBA opener Tuesday night?

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 […]

NBA Power Rankings: The Best, the West, and the Rest

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 […]