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Celtics Starters Dominate Bucks, Win Second Straight

The Boston Celtics have heard the same criticisms over and over this season: Their starters are too old. They can’t put up big scores. They can’t rebound. Wednesday night at the TD Garden, at least for a night, they silenced their critics. Every Celtic starter scored in double digits, and the Celtics grabbed a season-high […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 6

Another week by, and the All-Star starters are already in place. Only one, Carmelo Anthony, isn’t from a currently seeded team, so it should be a good game. In the meantime, teams are still shaking things up. Houston is falling while Miami is going back up. But Chicago and Oklahoma City are still running the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 5

After another week of action, things are starting to really heat up. Houston is rising, while Orlando is falling. Even Milwaukee’s getting in on the action. It looks like plenty will be shaken up in the rest of the season, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Sunday, January […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 1

The NBA season is finally here, and with the new year, a week’s already gone by. But there have been plenty of early surprises. Boston and Dallas are among teams that were expected to do well, but have so far just tanked. Indiana and Portland are among the teams that are taking advantage to get […]

Eastern Conference Preview, Part 1: The Non-Contenders

With the NBA season less than a week away, Sports of Boston will be previewing the entire Eastern Conference. In part one, let’s look at the teams that should finish in the lower half of the conference and miss the playoffs. Toronto Raptors Last season, Toronto finished with the third-worst record in the NBA. With […]

Celtics Suffocate Bucks, Set Team Record For Fewest Points Allowed In Shot Clock Era

The Celtics snapped their two game losing streak Sunday night with an easy win over the Milwaukee Bucks 87-56. The Celtics answered many questions and proved that their defense is still very potent. The defense helped create a new franchise record for fewest points allowed by the Celtics in a single game in the shot clock era (56). Ray Allen went 6-10 from […]

Pierce Leads Short-Handed Celtics Past Bucks

The Celtics have welcomed five new players in the last 10 days (soon to be six with the addition of Carlos Arroyo, though the C’s let go D-Leaguer Chris Johnson to make room), and they needed every last one of them Sunday night against the Bucks. With Delonte West, Von Wafer, Glen Davis, Jermaine and […]

Have The Knicks Caught Up With The Celtics?

Carmelo Anthony played his first game with the New York Knicks Wednesday night, scoring 27 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in a win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Although this win was against a 22-35 team, it started the Knicks second half of the season on the right foot. New York made this trade with intentions […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 10

Another week into the season, and Boston is losing some credibility, and donating it to Miami. First a losing streak, and then Minnesota almost beats Boston. Some complacency, some abysmal “officiating,” and that’s what you get. The James-less Cavaliers are dangerously close to being the worst team in the NBA. The Spurs continue to crush […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 9

Another week down, and despite the Christmas loss, the Celtics still have a comfortable lead. They and the Heat will be able to feast on first round jobbers at this rate. It looks like the Spurs will have a relatively easier time too; teams 2-6 in the West have each lost their last game, and […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 8

Two months into the season, with Christmas’ quintuple header on the horizon, and there’s plenty to talk about. The Eastern Conference is once again inferior (11-16 and you’re going places), five West teams (versus two Eastern teams) have reached 20 wins, and a team affiliated with Michael Jordan is horrendous. The Lakers are still 4.0 […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 7

The Celtics have a decent lead, but someone lit a fire under Miami, who’s holding steady. Dallas finally dropped a game to give San Antonio a bit of a cushion. Each playoff team finally has ten wins, and the Spurs have become the first to 20. It’s still very close in the middle, and several […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 3

Last year, the Nets threatened to break the NBA’s 82-game season-worst 9-73 (.110) record of the 1972-1973 Philadelphia 76ers, and this year, the Clippers are on pace for 7-75. So who’s Blake Griffin again? Stay tuned each week for updates on that, but for now, all teams have finally lost a game, and the Spurs […]

Pierce Tops 20,000 Points as Celtics Top Bucks in Overtime

Paul Pierce has made a career out of driving to the hoop with sufficient herky-jerk motion to draw the foul and get himself to the free-throw line. He has shot more free throws and made more free throws than anyone else in Celtics history. So, it was only fitting that it was at the free-throw […]

Celtics Reserves Can’t Hold off Bucks

In the last game of the season, already booked for the playoffs, did anyone really expect to see the Celtics‘ Big Three play? Well they didn’t and you can add Kendrick Perkins to the list of DNPs as well. So with the backups and Rajon Rondo in the game, the Celtics ended up losing 106-95 to the Milwaukee Bucks, who […]