// Pau Gasol

Celtics Squeak by Lakers in Rematch

So there I was, sitting on my friend’s couch watching the Boston Celtics take on the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday night when Rajon Rondo is called for a technical foul for taunting the other team. My friend goes “Wow, wouldn’t that be terrible if they lost by one point?” Well yeah it would be, and […]

Beasts of the East Defeat Best of the West in NBA All-Star Game

The Eastern Conference All-Stars defeated the Western Conference All-Stars 141-139 in front of the largest crowd to ever watch a basketball game. A record 108,713 NBA fans descended upon Cowboys Stadium to watch the best athletes in the world (the U.S. Basketball team – plus Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Nash, and Pau Gasol) put on a […]

Fantasy Basketball Roundup: Week 7

I mentioned last week how I had to face a notorious streamer in one of my leagues and my concern over whether or not my honest, clean-cut ways of playing would have me triumph over the forces of evil. As it turns out, good always beats evil as I won that particular matchup by a […]

Lakers Defeat Celtics in Overtime

If Pau Gasol could pick one block of his season as his most important, he would probably pick Thursday night’s against Ray Allen that sealed the win for the Lakers in Boston. L.A. defeated the Celtics for the second time this year 110-109 in overtime in quite the nail-biter. There were some bad calls here and […]

Merry Christmas L.A.; Lakers Snap Celtics Win Streak

A Christmas showdown for the ages that one may not realize at first glance, was just a regular season game. The Celtics and the Lakers had a rematch of their NBA Finals meeting this past June where the Celtics dominated L.A. to win their 17th NBA title. The Lakers were looking for a bit of […]

Gasol, Spanish Basketball Team Pose for Offensive Photo

In this edition of the Four-Point Play, I’ll take a look at that offensive Spanish photo that has Chinese fans at the Olympics in an uproar. Also, who has the No. 1 selling jersey in China? Would Kobe Bryant actually consider playing in Italy? And…How’s team USA doing in Beijing? 1. Pau Gasol and the […]

Hold the Champagne: Celtics Lose Tough Game 5

The Celtics fought the whole way after going down early in the first quarter by 19 points. However, they were not able to come back all the way against the Lakers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals as they had in Game 4. Eddie House hit a three pointer with a few seconds left, […]

Celtics Complete Greatest NBA Finals Comeback Ever

The Celtics were down 24 points in the second quarter but then they put their foot on the gas pedal and made the greatest comeback in the NBA Finals as well as the playoffs. The Celtics won Game 4 97-91 and took a 3-1 series lead in the Finals. The Lakers blew this one after […]

Pierce, Celtics Take Tough Game 3 Loss

There are so many “ifs” one can talk about after their team loses a tough game, especially if that tough game is in the NBA finals. There is one “if” in particular though that I believe would truly have changed this game. My “if” is that if Paul Pierce had performed to the ability that […]

Celtics Fend Off Lakers in the 4th; Lead Series 2-0

The game seemed to be just about over when the Celtics were up by 22 points late in the second half, but the problem was that they were playing Kobe Bryant and the L.A. Lakers who have played quite a few late-game upsets recently. However, the Celtics were able to hold the Lakers and take […]

Injured Pierce Returns, Leads C’s Past Lakers

The game went back and forth the whole night and it was a battle throughout, but the Celtics were able to pull off a victory in this historic revival of the old Celtics and Lakers rivalry. The Celtics won this one, 98-88, and took an early 1-0 series lead. There were some scary injuries, a […]

An Outside Look at an Intriguing Matchup

By Atlanta Hawks Fan Shotgun Spratling Special to SportsofBoston.com (This is a part of Sports of Boston’s extensive coverage of the NBA Finals) With the storied franchises of the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers returning to face off in what once was a seemingly annual showdown known as the NBA Finals, commissioner David […]

Celtics Dominate En Route to 8th Straight Win

On Saturday Night, the Celtics absolutely dominated the Memphis Grizzlies in a 119-89 win. It was their eighth-straigh win, and it was the second game of a back-to-back. The Celtics didn’t look that tired. Kendrick Perkins, playing the best basketball in his life, recorded his fourth consecutive double-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 blocks. His […]

Lakers Get Pau Gasol

In what could be a return to the good ‘ol Celtics-Lakers rivalry, Kobe Bryant has finally received some help in Los Angeles. The Memphis Grizzlies traded Pau Gasol and a future 2nd round pick for Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, and the retired contract of Aaron McKie, the draft rights to Marc Gasol (Pau’s brother), and […]