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Celtics Handle Bucks in Potential Playoff Preview

Paul Pierce picked a great time to catch fire. The Celtic’s small forward scored 18 of his game-high 24 points in the second half, to help his team cruise past the Bucks 105-90 on Saturday night in Milwaukee. The Celtics won their 50th game of the season without Kevin Garnett, who was given the night […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 4-10-10

The final ballots are in with less than a week remaining in the NBA regular season. It’s been a long strange trip to say the least. When we at Sports of Boston started our bi-weekly NBA Power Rankings back in December, the Celtics and Lakers were far and away the two most dominant teams in […]

Bogut-less Bucks: Still a Threat in the Playoffs?

When I first heard that Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut went down hard after a dunk and sprained his right wrist, broke his right hand, and dislocated his right elbow, my first three thoughts were as follow: ouch, Ouch, OUCH! (In that order.) My fourth thought: That really sucks for the Bucks. My fifth thought: That’s […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 23

Just one week remains in the season, and only one spot remains to be filled. It’ll be either Toronto or Chicago, and it’s pretty hard to go against Chicago after all those injuries to Toronto. Four divisions and one conference are locked up. Dallas has a magic number of two for their division, Utah and […]

Celtics Need to Finish Strong

At 82 games, the NBA regular season is a marathon, especially for an older team like the Boston Celtics. So the big question is, should the Celtics sprint to the finish line, or coast into the postseason allowing their veteran starters to rest? It’s an interesting question, and not an easy one to answer. The […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 22

We start off with some sad news: thanks to a victory Monday, the New Jersey Nets now have 10 wins, and will not set the record for worst ever NBA record. A Native American is now shedding a single tear in lament. Boston has also slipped a spot after another rough spot; at least Miami […]

Celtics Remaining Schedule: Scuffling for Seeds to End the NBA Season

With just over two weeks left in the season, teams are engaging in their last minute pushes to improve their position. Except for the Celtics, that is, who were embarrassingly slaughtered from start to finish by the Spurs on Sunday. When an opponent can look like the UConn women against you, that’s never a good […]

Ginobli’s 28 Pace Spurs Past Uninspired Celtics

The San Antonio Spurs (44-28) played like a team fighting for a playoff berth as they cruised past the Boston Celtics (47-26) 94-73 in front of a sellout crowd at the TD Garden on Sunday night. The Celtics, who have played well against Western Conference teams as of late, played a solid first quarter against […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 21

Three weeks remain in the schedule, and two more teams have punched their post-season tickets. There’s still a lot of close seeding to be hammered out. Remember last year when the Rockets could have ended anywhere from second to fifth on the season’s last day? Multiple teams could very well pull off something similar this […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 20

Another week gone, about 15 games to go, the Magic have become the latest team to clinch a playoff berth, Cleveland has become the first division winner, and the Nets are on pace to win just under 8.5 games. And the brackets are pretty much set by now. Chicago could pick up the 2.5 games […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 3-14-10

Most NBA players and coaches agree that March is the most trying month of the season. With the playoffs still well over a month away, teams are simply looking for consistency in the wake of injuries and long road trips. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Dallas Mavericks, two teams who made their teams significantly better at […]

Celtics Fall to Grizzlies in Boston for First Time Since ’06

OJ Mayo’s near perfect FG pct. was a microcosm of the near perfection the Memphis Grizzlies (34-31) achieved against the Boston Celtics (40-23) on Wednesday night at the TD Garden. The second year shooting guard out of USC made seven of eight shots for a total of 17 points, and went 2/3 from beyond the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 19

Another week is gone, but some special things have happened. Cleveland became the first team to win 50 games, which if you look back on the last couple of years, anoints them as the next NBA champions. Cleveland has also become the first team to clinch a spot in the playoffs, while New Jersey (on […]

Celtics Falter in Fourth Quarter Against Milwaukee

Tuesday night saw the Boston Celtics traveling to the Bradley Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks. It was the debut game for new Celtic Michael Finley (five points in eight minutes of play). Both the Bucks and the Celtics had been playing well recently, and both were clearly in the playoff picture. One would […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 18

Celtics and Nets; no thanks. But otherwise, there’s been plenty to look at. Utah has been relegated back to #4 while Dallas has cruised up to #2. #8 Portland is 4.5 games ahead of #9 Memphis, so there’s some huge space developing there; it looks like we may have our final eight West teams. Out […]