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Brandon Bass Scores Playoff-High 27, Boosts Celtics Past Sixers

Brandon Bass set a playoff-high and tied his career-high with 27 points, as the Boston Celtics cruised past the Philadelphia 76ers, 101-85, in Game 5 Monday night at TD Garden.  The Celtics now hold a crucial 3-2 over the Sixers in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Semi-final series. Rajon Rondo recorded 14 assists and 13 points, […]

Celtics Implode in Second Half of Game 4; Series Tied 2-2

The Boston Celtics built a big lead Friday night in Philadelphia, then quit. The Philadelphia 76ers, on the other hand, never quit. And once they pulled back into the game, that sustained effort translated into unstoppable momentum, a 92-83 victory over the Celtics in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, and a 2-2 series […]

Can the Celtics Carry Momentum Into Game 4?

With a stunning 82-81 loss Monday night to the upstart eight-seed, the Boston Celtics found themselves knee-deep in questions. What happened to the Celtics’ advantage in big-game experience and late-game execution? Would Paul Pierce‘s knee injury kill the Celtics’ enough offense? And why was Brandon Bass shooting more than anyone on Boston’s roster, considering Kevin […]

Celtics Playoff Report Card: A Moment of Appreciation

If you had told me two months ago that the Boston Celtics would host the first two games of a second-round playoff series, I would have laughed. Or maybe I would have scoffed and said I’m just looking forward to Red Sox season. Either way, I would have been very, very wrong. Before the Celtics […]

Celtics-76ers Round 2 Preview: Can Ray Allen Contribute?

The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers are no strangers to each other. Along with sharing the same division and the rivalry that goes along with it, the Celtics and Sixers have had stretches in history where the two have had to battle each other in the playoffs for Eastern Conference supremacy year after year. Historical […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 17

Finally, the playoff schedule is starting to take shape. All but two spots have been clinched, but it’s really just one that’s up for grabs. It’s still a battle for the West title, too, so expect that to get pretty heated. So far, only the Celtics and Pacers have locked themselves into a particular seed, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 16

We’re now less than two weeks from the conclusion of the regular season, and only seven spots (three divisions) have been locked up so far. Few teams are very secure in a seed, which means there’s still plenty to play for. So where does that leave everyone? Let’s look at what would happen if the […]

Celtics Report Card: Better than the Red Sox

I’m just going to go ahead and say it: 2-2 looks a whole lot better than 0-3. Maybe it isn’t fair to compare the Boston Celtics’ week, as they round into end-of-season form, to that of the Boston Red Sox, but after witnessing the debacle in Detroit, somehow I find myself forgiving Boston’s basketball darlings […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 15

After another week, we’re starting to see some teams punch their postseason tickets, and some teams bow out. The Thunder have weakened themselves out of the #1 spot out West. The Wildcard races are also pretty close as well, which should make the last 10 games or so that much more entertaining. So with the […]

Garnett, Rondo and Celtics Dismantle Slumping 76ers

Kevin Garnett scored a game high 20 points, and Rajon Rondo dished out 15 assists, as the Boston Celtics improved their Atlantic division lead to three games in a 103-79 victory over the reeling Philadelphia 76ers.

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 14

After another week, the drama is picking up in some areas. The 76ers have slid clear out of the division lead. The Knicks are out Amar’e Stoudemire and Jeremy Lin, but have a decent lead on the last spot, for now. The Lakers are running into a mini tough patch, and the Clippers are making […]

Garnett and Celtics Defeat Jazz, Keep Pace with 76ers

Kevin Garnett had 23 points and 10 rebounds, outlasting the 19 points and 12 rebounds from former Celtic Al Jefferson, as the Boston Celtics defeated the Utah Jazz 94-82 Wednesday night at the TD Garden. The victory ensures that the Celtics remain in a tie with the Philadelphia 76ers for first place in the Atlantic […]

Pierce’s Season-High Against Bobcats Moves Celtics into Atlantic Division Tie

Paul Pierce led all scorers with 36 points and pulled down 10 boards, and the Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Bobcats, 102-95, on the second night of a back-to-back. Kevin Garnett contributed 24 points as Monday’s victory moved the Celtics into a first-place tie with the Philadelphia 76ers in the Atlantic division. Former Duke guard […]

Celtics Report Card: 76 Reasons to be Dissatisfied with 3-1

When I tuned in at the end of the first quarter in Atlanta to find the Boston Celtics down 15-12, I thought for a second I was having flashbacks to the week before, when I went to see my alma mater’s girls’ basketball team in the state championship. Imagine my pleasant surprise when I begrudgingly […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 13

March is coming to an end, and it’s time for some tactical maneuvering. Teams that could use some help will be looking for some help via bought out free agents and the D-League. San Antonio already made a big move signing Boris Diaw after his buyout by Charlotte. Ryan Hollins was brought on by the […]