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Pierce Bounces Back In Celtics Win Over The Nets

Paul Pierce bounced back rather quickly after scoring only one point and going 0-10 from the field in Sunday’s win over the Miami Heat. Wednesday night, Pierce went 10-18 from the field and scored 31 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 94-80 win over the New Jersey Nets.  The Celtics are headed into […]

Robinson Starts and Stars: Celtics Blow Out Nets in New Jersey

Nate Robinson made his presence known from the very first shot of the game, a three-pointer from the top of the arch, which he drained. The message to the New Jersey Nets: don’t think this will be easy just because Rajon Rondo isn’t playing (sore hamstring). Given the starting opportunity, plus extended minutes due to […]

Shaq Too Big for Nets; Celtics Rally in Boston

At a conservative 325 pounds, Shaquille O’Neal outweighs the heaviest Net player by 60 pounds. That size differential was on full display Wednesday night at the TD Garden, where the Boston Celtics defeated the New Jersey Nets, 89-83. O’Neal scored 25 points (including 7-13 on free throws, three times sinking both) and grabbed 11 rebounds, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 1

The NBA season is underway, and the weekly installments of hypothetical playoff scenarios have returned for your viewing pleasure. As expected, the Lakers and Heat are doing quite well for themselves, and if it weren’t for that opening loss to the Celtics, Miami would be #1, even over the Lakers. Boston is still thriving with […]

Ten Things I Hate About “The Decision” Pt. 2

(And now, the exciting conclusion:) 6. What We Missed Out On “I couldn’t stop running it over and over and over in my mind: the vague and distant suspicion that we never understood what happened that night.” – Patrick Kenzie, “Gone Baby Gone” Here were the possible storylines coming out of free agency: LeBron goes […]

Ten Things I Hate About “The Decision” Pt. 1

WARNING: The following article may be suspected of baseless and fatalistic Internet whining, or of peanut gallery shots taken out of frustration.  It is guilty of neither.  I promise to offer at least as much substance as there is complaining within.  If unsatisfied by this list, you may exchange this story for a full refund […]

Live Blog: LeBron James Makes Decision – Bulls, Knicks, Heat, Cavs?

Join us below! Live Blog: LeBron James Decision – Where will he sign? Never before has Sports of Boston live-blogged a non-game, but only LeBron James and and his free agency decision can change what we do. Rumors over the last few days have had LeBron re-signing with Cleveland, joining Carlos Boozer and Derrick Rose […]

LeBron James to the Knicks? Where Else Could He End Up?

It became apparent to me that I needed to write this article after ESPN’s post-game show did not talk about the Celtics for the first 20 minutes because they were too busy analyzing LeBron James. So here it is: It’s a little earlier than expected, but the time has finally come. Teams outside of Cleveland […]

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 […]

New Jersey Nets a Win Over Boston

That was just embarrassing. It all of a sudden looks like the Celtics will definitely miss the playoffs, or at least be booted out in the first round, after they completely failed against the lowly Nets, 104-96. Defense was terrible, offense was terrible, and even with some questionable calls by the referees, a little more […]

Celtics Survive Scare, Surge Ahead to Beat Nets

We all know that captain Paul Pierce is clearly the team’s leader, but who knew that without him the Celtics would have trouble with one of the worst teams in NBA history? Believe it or not, the Nets led the Celtics at the half and after three quarters before the Celtics survived the scare and […]

Diagnosing the Ailing Celtics

The NBA regular season is almost half-way over and the Boston Celtics sit at 27-13. The record has the Celtics atop of the Atlantic Division and leading the Toronto Raptors by 7.5 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are the only Eastern Conference team with more wins than the C’s. Certainly, the Celtics are right where they want […]

Celtics Use 71 First Half Points to Power Past Nets

The Boston Celtics and New Jersey Nets met up Wednesday night in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Celtics were in the midst of a four games in five nights series and had just suffered a difficult loss to the pesky Atlanta Hawks. Playing the hapless Nets, they of the 3-34 record, was just what the […]

Celtics Beat Nets, Look Forward to Rest

Saturday night the Boston Celtics faced off against one of the worst teams in the NBA in the New Jersey Nets (0-7), but it was a much closer game then most people anticipated. After losing to the Phoenix Suns Friday night, the Celtics traveled to East Rutherford, New Jersey to take on the winless Nets […]

Rondo, Wallace Lead Celtics Comeback Over Nets

Playing without Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce, the Celtics looked like a shell of themselves for the first two quarters. The Nets took a 60-47 lead into the half, and it appeared the team would mail it in because it’s a preseason game. Who cares? Rajon Rondo does. Rondo played 40 minutes and led a Celtics comeback with […]