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Video: Mickael Pietrus Injured, Leaves Celtics-76ers Game on a Stretcher

The Celtics lost to the 76ers 99-86 Friday night…but they lost much more than a game. Swingman Mickael Pietrus suffered a dangerous head injury and needed to be taken off the court on a stretcher. Watch the video (after the jump)…

Celtics Loss Overshadowed by Pietrus Injury

Heading into the Boston Celtics Friday night prime time game with the Philadelphia 76ers, the hope of moving into first place in the Atlantic division with a victory gave optimistic fans a good feeling in what has been a tough season. Unfortunately, by the end of a disappointing 99-86 loss to the 76ers, the biggest […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 12

There’s already only 1/3 of the season remaining, and there’s no shortage of entertainment. There are lots of close races, including divisions and the final playoff spots. There hasn’t been much movement in the seeding, though, except for the Lakers rising up and putting some room between them and the Clippers. And now that the […]

The Atlantic, Week 9: Evan Turner and Celtics Roster Continuity Trending Up

We’re in the home stretch of the NBA season, and Sports of Boston is on top of all the recent news and notes in “The Atlantic”. Will continuity help the Celtics? Is Evan Turner a budding star? Who will be on the Nets’ billboards this summer in Brooklyn? The playoffs are just weeks away for […]

Celtics Report Card: Lakers Drown C’s Optimism

After blowing a five-point lead against the Los Angeles Lakers with less than three minutes to go, the Boston Celtics effectively ruined my Sunday evening with a whole new meaning to “March Madness.” The Celtics were also flat-out flattened by the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, losing by 32 with first place in the Atlantic division […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 11

After another week of NBA action, the playoff spots are starting to become solidified, but who gets what is still much less concrete (especially in the West). The Bulls and Thunder still lead the way, though the Heat aren’t exactly exiting gracefully. The Celtics and Knicks continue to disappoint, while the Rockets and Spurs continue […]

The Atlantic, Week 8: The Trade Deadline Approaches

Welcome to a special NBA trade deadline edition of “The Atlantic!” Let’s “trend up” and “trend down” the latest rumors. Will the Big Three be broken up? Can Philly land a superstar to put next to Andre Iguodala? Will the Nets trade Deron Williams? The trade deadline is a week away: what are the teams […]

Evan Turner and 76ers Send Message, Obliterate Celtics

Evan Turner scored a career-high 26 points and added nine rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers crushed the Boston Celtics, 103-71, Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The victory now pulls the 76ers two games ahead of the Celtics for the Atlantic Division lead and the fourth-seed in the playoffs.

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 10

Just now we’re reaching the 10-week mark of the season, and it’s already more than halfway through. The Bulls, Heat and Thunder continue to be the teams to beat, while the lower half of the brackets are fighting to avoid them (though they have made great progress to secure a spot to begin with). The […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 9

It’s All-Star Weekend, and we’re now halfway through an abbreviated season. The Heat, Bulls and Thunder all continue to be on top, while other predicted contenders are continuing to bring up the rear and middle of the brackets. Better things were expected from Boston and New York, but that’s where they are. The race for […]

The Atlantic, Week 7: Knicks’ Ticket Prices and Avery Bradley

In “The Atlantic,” Sports of Boston “trends up” and “trends down” the news and notes from the NBA’s grittiest division. How healthy are the Celtics? Can the Sixers fend off the surging Knicks? Are the Raptors tanking? Can the Nets’ swagger keep Deron Williams from fleeing in free-agency? The mysteries of  the Atlantic will be […]

The Atlantic, Week 6: Rondo, Lin and the Nets’ Trainers

We’re nearly halfway through the season in ‘The Atlantic’, Sports of Boston’s weekly ‘trending up’ and ‘trending down’ of the news from the NBA’s Atlantic division. Can Rajon Rondo‘s hot play get the Celtics offense back on track? Do the 76ers have one of the worst starting backcourts in the NBA? What does Brook Lopez‘s return […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 7

Well into February, there’s still plenty of action in the NBA, especially in the suddenly turbulent West. The Knicks are Rockets are among teams making a resurgence, while teams like Dallas are continuing to fortify their positions. With plenty of new standings to go over, let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started […]

The Atlantic, Week 5: Paul Pierce and a Recent Harvard Grad Trending Up

Prepare for yet another installment of “The Atlantic,” Sports of Boston’s weekly look at who’s ‘trending up’ and ‘trending down’ in the NBA’s Atlantic Division! Paul Pierce is the hottest player in the Atlantic division, but do the Knicks have a new star? And are the Sixers on the brink of being considered a contender? […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 6

Another week by, and the All-Star starters are already in place. Only one, Carmelo Anthony, isn’t from a currently seeded team, so it should be a good game. In the meantime, teams are still shaking things up. Houston is falling while Miami is going back up. But Chicago and Oklahoma City are still running the […]