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NBA Store Selling Thunder ‘Beat The Heat’ Shirts…Before Celtics-Heat Game 7

The Celtics already should be inspired to win Game 7 Saturday night in Miami after an awful Game 6 loss, an amazing show of support from the TD Garden faithful and the fact that this truly might be the final run Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce together. But, leave it to the NBA […]

LeBron and Heat Crush Celtics to Force Game 7

LeBron James scored 45 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and the Miami Heat cruised past the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, 98-79. Rajon Rondo had 21 points and 10 assists but also seven turnovers, as the Celtics now find themselves with their backs against the wall facing a Game 7 […]

Video: Celtics-Heat Game 4 Ends in 89-89 Tie (Um, What??)

So, there you have it. According to WMTW-TV (Maine) anchor Meghan Torjussen (or more likely her very confused producer), the Celtics are now down 2-1-1 in the best-of-7 series against the Heat.

Celtics Even Series, Beating Heat in Game 4 Overtime Thriller

The Boston Celtics held on and evened the Eastern Conference Finals at two games apiece with an overtime win over the Miami Heat, 93-91, Sunday night. The Celtics nearly let the win slip away, blowing an 18-point first-half lead.

So Tired of the LeBron James Storyline

Someone should probably tell the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder that they’re wasting their time. For that matter, the NBA should just step in and cancel the rest of this Celtics-Heat series. What should have a battle between two ideologies–young vs. old, flashy vs. scrappy, the individual vs. the team–has been all but […]

Celtics Fall in OT Despite Rondo’s 44

The Boston Celtics threw everything they had at the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals Wednesday night. They overcame two second-half Heat leads, played their Big 4 for 43-plus minutes each, and even got a career-best 44 points from Rajon Rondo, who played the entire game. They did all that, and […]

2012 NBA Playoffs Expert Picks: Third Round

Four teams remain in the NBA. It’s the Celtics and Heat, both with injury problems, and the Spurs and Thunder, both with plenty of stars. Both series promise to be loaded with intrigue, so let’s get to it. It’s looking a lot like the Heat and Spurs will meet in the Finals; all of our […]

Eastern Conference Finals Preview: Epilogue to a Celtics Era?

How did we get here? The Celtics started the season 15-17, and the Big Three era looked finished by the All-Star Break. Three months later, the Celtics have become just the fourth team in NBA history to make a Conference Finals after having a losing record at the All-Star Break. The Miami Heat are making […]

Celtics Playoff Report Card: Philly “Phew!” Edition

After the Boston Celtics gutted out an 85-75 win to advance over the Philadelphia 76ers, I could only wrap my head around one thought: Phew! Despite clearly outclassing the Sixers in talent and experience, the Celtics made it interesting with close, defensive slugfests (offending most NBA purists) and a bevy of injuries. And so, in […]

2012 NBA Playoffs Expert Picks: 2nd Round Results

After the second round, there are some exciting results. The Celtics just managed to hold off Philadelphia’s incredible run, while Miami overcame Chris Bosh’s injury to overcome the Pacers. And once more, the Spurs and Thunder steamrolled their opponents, having lost a combined one game so far. None of that was entirely surprising to our […]

Avery Bradley Injury Status: Out for Rest of Postseason

When the Boston Celtics embarked on the 2011-2012 season — heck, two months ago — would anyone have imagined that Avery Bradley missing the rest of the postseason would be devastating news? After suffering innumerable shoulder separations all season, including three during the playoffs, Bradley underwent season-ending surgery on his left shoulder on Friday. According to this […]

Celtics Loss Lowers Expectations

The Philadelphia 76ers didn’t show us how tough they are last night, nor how strong their will is, nor how much fortitude they have. Instead, last night, the Boston Celtics showed us how complacent they are, how uninterested they can be, and how little they want to fight. After scoring 36 points in the first […]

Brandon Bass Scores Playoff-High 27, Boosts Celtics Past Sixers

Brandon Bass set a playoff-high and tied his career-high with 27 points, as the Boston Celtics cruised past the Philadelphia 76ers, 101-85, in Game 5 Monday night at TD Garden.  The Celtics now hold a crucial 3-2 over the Sixers in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Semi-final series. Rajon Rondo recorded 14 assists and 13 points, […]

Celtics Implode in Second Half of Game 4; Series Tied 2-2

The Boston Celtics built a big lead Friday night in Philadelphia, then quit. The Philadelphia 76ers, on the other hand, never quit. And once they pulled back into the game, that sustained effort translated into unstoppable momentum, a 92-83 victory over the Celtics in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, and a 2-2 series […]

Can the Celtics Carry Momentum Into Game 4?

With a stunning 82-81 loss Monday night to the upstart eight-seed, the Boston Celtics found themselves knee-deep in questions. What happened to the Celtics’ advantage in big-game experience and late-game execution? Would Paul Pierce‘s knee injury kill the Celtics’ enough offense? And why was Brandon Bass shooting more than anyone on Boston’s roster, considering Kevin […]