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Celtics Return to Finals with Rout of Magic

A Bruins-like meltdown was never going to happen. It was a cute story, but the Boston Celtics are not like other sports franchises. With 17 Championship Banners and a team of ring-bearing veterans, they are no strangers to pressure-cooker playoff contests. After giving Orlando a puncher’s chance with two straight losses, the Celtics finally put […]

Phil Jackson Passes Red Auerbach, Wins 10th NBA Title

Phil Jackson won his 10th NBA Championship Sunday night, setting the NBA record for most as a head coach. He passed Celtics legend Red Auerbach, who won nine NBA titles as a head coach, including a record eight in a row. Jackson won his first six titles with the Bulls of the 1990s, led by […]

If Only the Celtics Were Healthy…

First, allow me to congratulate the Lakers. Like it or not, the Celtics’ chief rival won their 15th NBA Title Sunday night. Kobe Bryant won his fourth title, and more importantly, Phil Jackson won his 10th Larry O’Brien Trophy as a head coach, passing Red Auerbach for most in NBA history. Watching the Lakers dispatch […]

NBA Playoff Pick ‘Em Results: NBA Finals

The NBA season has finally come to an end, and on Sunday, the apocalypse happened: the Lakers were crowned as NBA Champions for the 15th time. Four of the SoB “experts” chose the Lakers to win it all, with the other four possibly influenced by their hate for L.A. In a stunningly close NBA Playoff […]

NBA Playoffs Expert Picks: NBA Finals

Well, the NBA Finals are here, and in shocking fashion, the Cleveland LeBrons or the Celtics aren’t representing the East. The Magic are there, after beating both the Celtics and Cavs consecutively in the East playoffs. Representing the West is the mighty Los Angeles Lakers, who have a lot to play for. Kobe Bryant is […]

NBA Finals Award to be Named After Bill Russell

NBA commissioner David Stern announced Saturday that the award for the Finals MVP will be named after Celtics legend Bill Russell. Russell never won the award himself (the award was created late in Russell’s career in 1969), but was a 5-time NBA MVP. He won 11 World Titles with the Celtics as a player and […]

Doc Gets Ring, Then Gets Paid

Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Celtics and head coach Doc Rivers have agreed on an extension that will keep the coach with the team through the 2010-2011 season. Rivers, who made $5 million during his championship season, is set to make $5.5 million per year with incentives totaling up to $7 million annually. It […]

Celtics Player Review: Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett is the most intense player I have seen on the Celtics in my lifetime. KG (or the “The Big Ticket”) was one of the major pieces to this Championship winning team. Garnett was a powerhouse the whole season. From the moment the Celtics finalized the deal to bring him to Boston to the […]

Celtics Player Review: Ray Allen

OneĀ of Boston’s heralded “Big 3,” Ray Allen was a key acquisition for the Celtics and a huge factor in the Celtics’ 17th NBA Championship. Allen was brought to the Celtics from the Sonics (with Glen Davis) in exchange for Wally Szczerbiak, Delonte West, and No. 5 pick Jeff Green. When the trade was announced, I […]

Celtics Player Review: James Posey

James Posey was the reliable sixth man the entire season for Boston. He has already come and gone, but did his job well in his one year in Beantown. Posey was usually the first one into the game from the bench (depending on who was coming out, of course). The defensives stops and three-point shooting […]

Celtics Player Review: Eddie House

Eddie House had a decent first year in Boston, coming into town to provide the role of the back-up point guard for Rajon Rondo for most of the season. His quickness and ability to catch and shoot the ball were the strongest parts of Eddie’s game. He had the ability to get the ball up […]

Celtics Release 2008-09 Regular Season Schedule

It seems just yesterday that we were watching the Celtics overcome a 22-year drought from an NBA Championship by beating the Lakers in the Finals, but here we are today already looking at the schedule for next season’s reigning champs. The Celtics open up this season with a bang. They start out at home on […]

Celtics Player Review: Glen “Big Baby” Davis

One of the most lovable players on the Celtics, Glen “Big Baby” Davis has started his career off with a bang. No, he did not have outstanding numbers or Rookie of the Year recognition, but Glen Davis did make a “bang” everytime he fell into the crowd or onto photographers somewhere during a game. The […]

Celtics Player Review: Sam Cassell

When the rumors started flying about Sam Cassell coming to Boston, I was very excited. Here was the third-oldest guy in the NBA who was still averaging a little over 14 points per game and about to join a team that just needed a few more pieces in order to make it perfect to the […]

Celtics Pass With Flying Colors in 2007-2008

KC did a piece earlier in the Celtics season in which he reviewed and issued grades for each individual player on the team. Now that the season is over I’ll take a look at all of the players on the team and give them a grade and a little bit of review on how I […]