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Celtics Refuse to Die, Force Game 6 Against Knicks

There was no funeral like the Knicks hoped. Led by Kevin Garnett’s 16 points and 18 rebounds, five Celtics contributed double figures in a 92-86 win over the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. Carmelo Anthony once again struggled on offense going against Jeff Green and Brandon Bass. Anthony finished with 22 […]

Celtics Roll Over In Second Half, Lose Game 2 to Knicks

The Celtics scored just 23 points in the second half and went without a field goal in the last nine and a half minutes as they lost game 2 of their playoff series with the New York Knicks, 87-71. Carmelo Anthony was once again brilliant for the Knicks, and finished with 34 points. Recently crowned […]

Celtics vs Knicks: What We Learned From Game 1

The Celtics dropped game 1 of their best-of-seven first round playoff series to the New York Knicks, 85-78. The Celtics’ led by as many as seven points late in the third quarter, but couldn’t hang on. Game 2 is set for Tuesday night back at Madison Square Garden. What did the Celtics and their fans […]

2013 NBA Playoffs Expert Picks

The playoffs are upon us, and it’s time to bring you our selections for the first round. There are certainly plenty of storylines to follow: another step in the Boston/New York rivalry, Chicago without Derrick Rose, Golden State and Brooklyn returning to the postseason and others. The Eastern Conference was the easier to choose, with […]

Celtics, Knicks Clinch First Round Matchup in NBA Playoffs

You can rest easy, Celtics fans. The Miami Heat won’t be waiting in the first round. One night after sitting Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in a 109-101 loss to the Heat, the Boston Celtics stars returned to trounce the Orlando Magic, 120-88, Saturday at the Amway Center. Courtney Lee led the Celtics with 20 points on 7-of-10 […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 22

The playoffs are really starting to come into the picture with a week left in the season. Five of six divisions and the Eastern Conference are locked up. 15 of 16 teams have punched their tickets, leaving the Lakers and Jazz in a dogfight for the final spot, though Dallas is still holding out hope. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 21

Just two weeks remain in the season. The Jazz and Lakers are still in a dead heat for the final spot, while the others are pretty safe, if not mathematically clinched. Still, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to play for. Avoiding Miami in the first round will certainly be a good race. The top spot […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 20

20 weeks into the season, and things are starting to come down to the wire. There isn’t much time left at all to make a move, yet only five teams have been mathematically eliminated so far. The Heat have opened a sizable lead in the East, while even San Antonio isn’t out of the woods […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 19

The season is nearing an end, but there’s still plenty of movement afoot. The teams are just about set (though there is still some room to make it into the brackets in the West), though many teams are within a win or two (or as many losses) from changing multiple seeds at once. A pair […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 18

There’s not much time left in the season. All teams have passed 60 games, but only Miami has clinched a playoff spot so far. And nobody has clinched ping pong balls yet, but will next game, in all likelihood. The biggest race by far is for the lowest seeds in the West; #7-#9 are separated […]

Green Beats Buzzer to Nudge Celtics Over Pacers

The Celtics capped an 11-0 run to end the game on a beautifully executed Doc Rivers play and left Indianapolis victorious, beating the Pacers 83-81. Jeff Green handed the ball off to Kevin Garnett at the top of the key and slipped past a posted-up Paul Pierce for the screen on David West to find […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 16

We’re coming up on 60 games played in the season, and there’s still a lot to play for. Miami and San Antonio are still the teams to beat, but it’s a lot closer amid the rest. In particular, the race to avoid the worst West seeds is getting very heated, especially with San Antonio and […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 15

The All Star Game is this weekend, and the playoff teams are starting to come into the picture. Miami is rebuilding a lead in the East, as San Antonio is starting to do out West. The teams in the middle are still fighting for position, which is extra important in order to avoid the hardest […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 14

There’s not much not to like about the season 14 weeks in, unless your team is well on its way to the #1 pick. San Antonio and Miami are still in the lead, and plenty of other teams are where they were last week, with some minor changes. Of course, that means many different teams […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 13

We’re now officially past the halfway point of the season, and things are still fairly close. It’s looking more and more like we’ll see the Heat and Celtics in the first round, but other than that, who knows? The top of the West remains volatile, as does a large swath of the East. Teams could […]