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Celtics Report Card: One Month in, C’s Need Work

Welcome to our weekly Celtics report card! In this space, I’ll evaluate the team’s performance over the past week, assigning grades from “F” to “A+” (though be forewarned, there will be no liberal arts college grade inflation). To come up with a letter grade, I will use a combination of statistics (looking at the box […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 4

A month into the season, and things are still going roughly for playoff hopefuls such as Boston and Dallas. Teams like the Clippers and 76ers are taking advantage of that. But a lot of powerful teams are still holding sway at the top of the conferences, and they’re continuing to make things tough on everyone […]

The Atlantic, Week 3: Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard and More

Welcome to “The Atlantic,” a weekly column where we ‘trend up’ and ‘trend down’ news and notes from the NBA’s Atlantic Division. The rumblings of Kevin Garnett’s decline are getting louder. Are the 76ers or the Nets in a better position to land Dwight Howard? Is there anything to be excited about in Toronto? What’s […]

Celtics Can’t Overcome Westbrook’s Hot Shooting, Lose to Thunder in Perkins Return

Russell Westbrook hit a pair of key three-pointers in the game’s final two minutes, part of a 26-point night that lifted the Oklahoma City Thunder over the Boston Celtics, 97-88. Kevin Durant added clutch moments of his own, and leading everyone with 28. Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 24 points. Kevin Garnett and Jermaine […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 3

Another week in, and there are some noticeable changes. The East has a new leader. The Heat are collapsing. The tops of the conferences are starting to see some separation, while the lower part of the seeding is trying to establish itself. But it’s still very tight in between, so let’s look at what would […]

Celtics Get Out Hustled, Blown Out by Pacers

Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce scored 21 a piece, but that wasn’t enough to lift the sluggish Celtics over the Indiana Pacers, as they fell 97-83 Saturday night in Indianapolis. Danny Granger scored 21 for the Pacers, while Darren Collison and Paul George each had 17. The Celtics shooting woes continued as they shot 38 percent […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 2

After another week of the season, there’s not too many signs of anything settling down. Several teams are getting to their expected positions, as well as some surprise teams. After a terrible start, Boston is now knocking on the door. Philadelphia has shot way up, and Dallas has sneaked their way to #8. Even Cleveland’s […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 1

The NBA season is finally here, and with the new year, a week’s already gone by. But there have been plenty of early surprises. Boston and Dallas are among teams that were expected to do well, but have so far just tanked. Indiana and Portland are among the teams that are taking advantage to get […]

Celtics’ Schedule Released, Play Heat, Bulls Four Times

With the theatrics of the lockout finally over, basketball fans are ready for the games to be played. Well, it’s now time to break out your calenders and circle the marquee games. The Celtics announced their 2011-12 schedule Tuesday night, a compacted 66-game schedule that will span from Christmas Day against the Knicks until the […]

Sorting Through the Rumors: Is Rajon Rondo Being Shopped?

It’s become an annual NBA offseason gala event, the Rajon Rondo trade rumors. In a way it makes a lot of sense: Rondo has a ton of potential, but at the close of every season he leaves fans and management wondering if he is truly a piece you can build a championship team around. There have been […]

Nate Robinson Cited for Peeing in Public Near New York City

Former Celtic Nate Robinson, currently with the Oklahoma City Thunder, was cited for urinating in public just before 2 a.m. Friday. He was reportedly peeing on bookstore in White Plains, New York. Robinson was taken to police headquarters and has been ordered to show up in court on June 22. The offense typically carries a […]

Oopsies! Playoff Loss Shows Why Deadline Deals Hurt The Celtics

My Momma always told me “Brian, If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Celtics GM Danny Ainge could have used my Momma. After a 97-87 Game 5 loss to the Miami Heat ended the Celtics season, it became all too clear that the gambles Ainge took at the trade deadline left him with nothing but […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 23

Just one more week left until the playoff situation is officially known, and once again, the Celtics find themselves just trying to get healthy. And the Spurs’ former stranglehold on the #1 seed is weakened, but it may be too little too late for anyone to catch them. Five of the six divisions are locked […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 22

Just two more weeks to go and we’ll know who makes it into the playoffs. Nine of 16 spots are punched so far, including three of the six divisions. Some of the top teams are having pretty big struggles, and others are taking advantage. Memphis is building a little bit of space out west, while […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 21

Just a few more weeks left. The Lakers, Celtics and Bulls have clinched their divisions, while the Heat, Magic, Spurs and Mavericks have all clinched playoff spots. There’s a good amount of room between all #8s and #9s, but nothing’s guaranteed there just yet. There are four teams in the West and five in the […]