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Pierce Not Enough as Celtics Fall to Blazers

Paul Pierce recognized that the rest of his team’s shots were off on Sunday night, so he took things into his own hands. Despite 23 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds from Pierce, the Celtics couldn’t overcome the Trail Blazers in  Portland and fell 92-86. Kevin Garnett hit a hook shot over LaMarcus Aldridge to […]

How About Greg Oden to the Celtics?

In what seemed like a panic-stricken move at this past season’s trade deadline, Danny Ainge pulled the trigger in a surprising move with the Oklahoma City Thunder, sending away Kendrick Perkins and breaking up the bond between the Celtics’ starting five. The Celtics were left with uncertainty at the center position with Shaquille O’Neal, Jermaine […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 4-16-11

The NBA Playoffs are upon us, and it’s time for the basketball junkies here at Sports of Boston to bring you our final NBA Power Rankings for the 2010-2011 season. After sitting atop the SoB NBA Power Rankings for the last three months, the San Antonio spurs were dethroned by the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls, […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 3-22-11

The San Antonio Spurs continued their dominance of the SoB NBA Power Rankings this week, coming it at No. 1 yet again. The Spurs still have the NBA’s best record, but they may sputter down the stretch after losing Tim Duncan to a sprained ankle Monday night. The All-Star center is expected to be out […]

Celtics Grind One Out Over Blazers 88-78

Ray Allen led the way for visiting Boston as the Celtics led most of the way in an 88-78 victory over the Blazers in Portland. Allen was the top scorer for Boston with 18, including 3-of-6 from three point range. Paul Pierce had 17, and Rajon Rondo added 11. Semih Erden saw lots of court […]

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 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 […]

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 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 […]

Boston a Possibility for Rudy Fernandez

Disgruntled guard Rudy Fernandez wants out of Portland. According Jason Quick, of the Oregonian, the Celtics could ultimately be Fernandez’s destination. The 25-year-old Spaniard is entering his third season in the NBA. Fernandez, who has played exclusively off the bench, is looking for a bigger role with his new team. Standing at 6’6”, Fernandez possess […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 23

Just one week remains in the season, and only one spot remains to be filled. It’ll be either Toronto or Chicago, and it’s pretty hard to go against Chicago after all those injuries to Toronto. Four divisions and one conference are locked up. Dallas has a magic number of two for their division, Utah and […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 22

We start off with some sad news: thanks to a victory Monday, the New Jersey Nets now have 10 wins, and will not set the record for worst ever NBA record. A Native American is now shedding a single tear in lament. Boston has also slipped a spot after another rough spot; at least Miami […]

Celtics Remaining Schedule: Scuffling for Seeds to End the NBA Season

With just over two weeks left in the season, teams are engaging in their last minute pushes to improve their position. Except for the Celtics, that is, who were embarrassingly slaughtered from start to finish by the Spurs on Sunday. When an opponent can look like the UConn women against you, that’s never a good […]