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If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 9

Another week down, and despite the Christmas loss, the Celtics still have a comfortable lead. They and the Heat will be able to feast on first round jobbers at this rate. It looks like the Spurs will have a relatively easier time too; teams 2-6 in the West have each lost their last game, and […]

Streak Over as Celtics Let One Slip in Orlando

Earlier in the week, Celtics Coach Doc Rivers had warned his team about the perils of a Christmas Day game. With holiday distractions abound, he knew the chances his team could come out flat were high. With a brilliant first and final four minutes of the game, Orlando used eight impeccable minutes to sink the […]

Meet the New Magic, Same as the Old Magic

With football season winding down and Christmas on the horizon, its that time of year when the NBA officially moves toward the front of the sporting crowd. With a full slate of five Christmas Day games and league GMs clamoring to make more trades than ever before, the Orlando Magic find themselves firmly installed in […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 8

Two months into the season, with Christmas’ quintuple header on the horizon, and there’s plenty to talk about. The Eastern Conference is once again inferior (11-16 and you’re going places), five West teams (versus two Eastern teams) have reached 20 wins, and a team affiliated with Michael Jordan is horrendous. The Lakers are still 4.0 […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 12-17-10

There’s a new top dog in this week’s edition of the SoB NBA Power Rankings. Our very own Boston Celtics, currently riding a 12 game win-streak, dethroned the Los Angeles Lakers to earn the No. 1 spot. The Celtics benefited from first place votes from John and KC. I ranked the San Antonio Spurs slightly […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 7

The Celtics have a decent lead, but someone lit a fire under Miami, who’s holding steady. Dallas finally dropped a game to give San Antonio a bit of a cushion. Each playoff team finally has ten wins, and the Spurs have become the first to 20. It’s still very close in the middle, and several […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 6

Ah, the East. Where you can be .381 and still make the playoffs. Where #5 and #6 can both be better than #4. And then there’s the West. Where a team that would challenge in the East is middle of the pack. Meanwhile, Dallas has built up 10 straight wins to challenge the Spurs, who […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 5

Another week gone, and we’re coming up on LeBron’s return to Cleveland, which is sure to result in military activity not seen within U.S. borders since the Civil War. And for the first time in recent memory, the last playoff team from the West has a losing record. Chicago and Indiana are continuing to fight […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings: 11-30-10

A lot has changed in the NBA during the month of November. The San Antonio Spurs currently own the best record in the NBA, the struggling Miami Heat have fallen out of our top 10, and Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets have come back to reality after their torrent 8-0 start. One thing, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 4

Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of “If the Playoffs…” For this past week’s NBA action, the Hornets have built a losing streak, the Clippers have built a winning streak, and despite missing out on Rajon Rondo and beating Toronto, Boston is still on top of the East. Plenty of teams are still jostling for position […]

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 2010-2011 Schedule: Five Must-See Games

Earlier this week, the Boston Celtics released their full schedule for the upcoming 2010-2011 season. The entire basketball world knew that the C’s would open the season against the recently revamped Miami Heat. Though basketball fans eyes are pinned to Miami’s troika of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh, there are actually 81 other […]