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If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 3

Last year, the Nets threatened to break the NBA’s 82-game season-worst 9-73 (.110) record of the 1972-1973 Philadelphia 76ers, and this year, the Clippers are on pace for 7-75. So who’s Blake Griffin again? Stay tuned each week for updates on that, but for now, all teams have finally lost a game, and the Spurs […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 2

After one more week, things are looking quite different. Two unbeatens remain, and the top of the East is starting to sort of look how some expected it to. The Hornets and Lakers are still dueling for top honors; they first meet in New Orleans on December 29, which would make for a huge game […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings: 11-7-10

The 2010-2011 NBA season is nearly two weeks old, which means it’s time for us basketball junkies here at Sports of Boston to bring you the first installment of the SoB NBA Power Rankings. So, just in case your forgot, here’s how this works: Our three NBA experts (John Scullane, KC Downey, and myself), have each […]

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 […]

Celtics: Look Before You Leap into the Chris Paul Bandwagon

Word on the street is that Chris Paul wants out of New Orleans, and he wants out now. Being one of the premier point guards in the league, if not the best, he’ll undoubtedly have no problem finding a gig in another city, should this request really solidify. It seems there’s a vibe going around […]

Tom Thibodeau To Go?

The NBA coaching carousel never stops spinning and the current darling of the circuit is Boston Celtics assistant coach and defensive wunderkind Tom Thibodeau, who has drawn interest from the New Orleans Hornets, Chicago Bulls, and New Jersey Nets. In light of the Celtics recent defensive lapses against the Orlando Magic, and with ESPN reporting […]

Celtics Blow Yet Another Lead in Loss to Hornets

Without Chris Paul, the Hornets are supposed to be a vulnerable squad. Against the Celtics on Wednesday night, they seemed that way, at least through the first two quarters. The C’s held a 55-43 lead at the half, and all was good. Then, the worst thing that could have happened to the Celtics actually happened: […]

Celtics Survive Second Half Swarm by Hornets

In what was becoming a terrible Sunday for Boston sports fans (the Bruins 1-0 loss to the Rangers, Yankees now up 3-1 in the World Series), the Celtics managed to salvage a game against the Hornets as well as the weekend. Boston’s performance was nothing  flashy but adjustments down the stretch allowed the Celtics pulled out a 97-87 win […]

The Glen Davis Scenarios

What is going on with Glen “Big Baby” Davis and the Celtics? We’ve been hearing all along that Danny Ainge would let the market decide Davis’ value, and that the C’s were going to wait to match whatever offer sheet the forward signed. The Boston Herald is reporting two contradictory stories related to Davis. One […]

Celtics Beat Hornets, Lose Ray Allen

Lately, the knock against the Celtics was that they couldn’t beat the best from the West. Last year, they dominated the Western Conference in the regular season, but this year seemed different. They were swept by the Lakers this year, losing last week by one point in overtime. They also took a tough loss to […]

Globe: Brown Likely to Stay Retired

According to the Boston Globe, former Celtics forward/center P.J. Brown will likely be in attendance at New Orleans Arena Wednesday night when the Celtics take on the Hornets. Apparently, if he talks to Celtics brass, it won’t be about his return to the NBA. “It’d be great to get him back, but I just don’t think he’s coming back,” Doc Rivers said. […]

Posey Awarded with Ring, Celtics Awarded with Win

The Celtics made a nice gesture Friday night in giving James Posey his own special championship ring ceremony for helping the Celtics win Banner No. 17. Instead of helping the C’s pursue their 18th World Championship, Posey bolted for more guaranteed years and more money to play for the New Orleans Hornets. Last year, the […]

Celtics Finally Give Rivers More Green

In this edition of the Four-Point Play, I’ll take a look at the Celtics signing of Doc Rivers, the availability of tickets this year for the C’s, the new NBATV schedule, and a magazine naming the Hornets as the favorites to win it all. 1. Doc Rivers earned a new contract extension to coach the […]

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 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 […]