I will devote the entire Four-Point Play to the NBA Finals against Lakers, which saw the Celtics win 4-2. I will analyze the play of MVP Paul Pierce, how the Celtics contained Kobe Bryant, why Phil Jackson kept starting Vladamir Radmanovic, and how the “numbers” played out in Game 6. 1. Paul Pierce was named […]
After 22 long years, the NBA Title is coming back to Boston. The Celtics jumped out fast and never looked back Tuesday night, embarrassing the Lakers 131-92 in Game 6 to claim the franchise’s 17th NBA Title. The vaunted Celtics defense stepped up huge, keeping the Lakers at bay throughout most of the game, holding […]
In an extremely unfortunate circumstance, the Celtics team plane has been delayed in Los Angeles do to “mechanical malfunctioning.” As a result, the plane has been grounded and the Celtics are still in L.A., waiting for a plane to arrive to take them straight to Boston. More from the Boston Globe’s Marc J. Spears, as […]
The Celtics fought the whole way after going down early in the first quarter by 19 points. However, they were not able to come back all the way against the Lakers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals as they had in Game 4. Eddie House hit a three pointer with a few seconds left, […]
Back to Boston we go. Despite the best efforts by Paul Pierce (38 points in 48 minutes despite a very poorly timed turnover right at the end) and a furious comeback by the Celts (down 14 in the fourth) the Lakers prevailed in Game 5 103-98 and now the NBA Finals shifts back to Boston. […]
Celtics center Kendrick Perkins is out for Game 5 against the Lakers with shoulder and ankle injuries. Leon Powe will start in his place at center opposite Pau Gasol. If the Celtics win Game 5 in Los Angeles, they will be crowned NBA Champions and will raise Banner #17, an NBA record. BEAT LA!
Allow me to set the scene. Ray Allen absolutely crosses Sasha Vujacic up near the end of the amazing Celtics comeback in Game 4. Back on the Lakers bench, presumably the Lakers water boy comes to Vujacic. Here’s what he did… Don’t remember it? Well here’s the video.
For the moment, the Game 5 status for center Kendrick Perkins is uncertain as the team isn’t sure if he’ll be able to go. If he doesn’t suit up, expect Leon Powe or P.J. Brown to take is starting slot at center opposite Pau Gasol. Perk strained his left shoulder in Boston’s 97-91 victory Thursday […]
In the spirit of the Celtics amazing comeback in Game 4 against the Lakers, I could only think of one other thing: the Celtics comeback against the New Jersey Nets all in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the 2002 Eastern Conference Finals. You think of Antione Walker‘s inspirational speech, you think of The […]
The Celtics were down 24 points in the second quarter but then they put their foot on the gas pedal and made the greatest comeback in the NBA Finals as well as the playoffs. The Celtics won Game 4 97-91 and took a 3-1 series lead in the Finals. The Lakers blew this one after […]
In this edition of the Celtics Four-Point Play, I’ll comment on Paul Pierce’s Game 1 dramatics, do a recap of Games 1-3 of the NBA Finals, offer my opinion of the Tim Donaghy situation, talk about Rajon Rondo’s injured ankle in a small preview of Game 4. 1. Paul Pierce was carried off the floor and wheelchaired […]
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo isn’t practicing because of a left ankle bone bruise. Rondo says he’ll continue to get treatment on the ankle, and he expects to play in Game 4 on Thursday night. Rondo says he rolled his ankle in Tuesday night’s NBA finals game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Celtics […]
There are so many “ifs” one can talk about after their team loses a tough game, especially if that tough game is in the NBA finals. There is one “if” in particular though that I believe would truly have changed this game. My “if” is that if Paul Pierce had performed to the ability that […]
Magic Johnson ripped the Lakers for their unagressive play thus far in the NBA Finals. Their poor play has led to a 2-0 series lead for the Celtics, and that has Magic fuming. See his interview below:
The game seemed to be just about over when the Celtics were up by 22 points late in the second half, but the problem was that they were playing Kobe Bryant and the L.A. Lakers who have played quite a few late-game upsets recently. However, the Celtics were able to hold the Lakers and take […]