// Ray Allen

LeBron and Heat Crush Celtics to Force Game 7

LeBron James scored 45 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and the Miami Heat cruised past the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, 98-79. Rajon Rondo had 21 points and 10 assists but also seven turnovers, as the Celtics now find themselves with their backs against the wall facing a Game 7 […]

Celtics Build 24-Point Lead, Hold on to Beat Heat in Game 3

After Wednesday’s crushing loss in Game 2, many wondered how the Celtics would be able to respond at home in Game 3. I mean, they played just about as well as they possibly could (Rajon Rondo had a legendary, historically significant effort), yet the team fell in overtime. But, the C’s were home in Game […]

Celtics Fall in OT Despite Rondo’s 44

The Boston Celtics threw everything they had at the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals Wednesday night. They overcame two second-half Heat leads, played their Big 4 for 43-plus minutes each, and even got a career-best 44 points from Rajon Rondo, who played the entire game. They did all that, and […]

Emptying the Tank: Big 4, Lester, Theo, Thomas, Welker, Schilling, Media

I haven’t written a column in a while, so I figured I would chime in on a bunch of sports topics floating around the airwaves, newspapers and Twittersphere the past month. So let’s start with the… Celtics • Unfortunately, this team has more experience and guts than talent and playmakers to truly go the distance. […]

Eastern Conference Finals Preview: Epilogue to a Celtics Era?

How did we get here? The Celtics started the season 15-17, and the Big Three era looked finished by the All-Star Break. Three months later, the Celtics have become just the fourth team in NBA history to make a Conference Finals after having a losing record at the All-Star Break. The Miami Heat are making […]

Celtics Playoff Report Card: Philly “Phew!” Edition

After the Boston Celtics gutted out an 85-75 win to advance over the Philadelphia 76ers, I could only wrap my head around one thought: Phew! Despite clearly outclassing the Sixers in talent and experience, the Celtics made it interesting with close, defensive slugfests (offending most NBA purists) and a bevy of injuries. And so, in […]

Celtics Win Ugly Defensive Battle Against 76ers to Advance to Miami

Tough defense and poor shooting on both sides kept the scoring low, but in the end, Boston turned things on to crush Philly’s hope late. As a result of an 85-75 victory, Boston moves on to face the Miami Heat in the Conference Finals, a series that will begin Monday at 8:30pm EST. Boston started […]

Avery Bradley Injury Status: Out for Rest of Postseason

When the Boston Celtics embarked on the 2011-2012 season — heck, two months ago — would anyone have imagined that Avery Bradley missing the rest of the postseason would be devastating news? After suffering innumerable shoulder separations all season, including three during the playoffs, Bradley underwent season-ending surgery on his left shoulder on Friday. According to this […]

Celtics Loss Lowers Expectations

The Philadelphia 76ers didn’t show us how tough they are last night, nor how strong their will is, nor how much fortitude they have. Instead, last night, the Boston Celtics showed us how complacent they are, how uninterested they can be, and how little they want to fight. After scoring 36 points in the first […]

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 […]

Celtics Miss Shots, Opportunity and Fall to Sixers in Game 2

Evan Turner hit two go-ahead buckets and a pair of free throws late in the fourth quarter to lift the Philadelphia 76ers over the Boston Celtics, 82-81. Turner finished the game with 10 points and 6 rebounds and was aided by teammate, Jrue Holiday’s 18 points as the Sixers pulled even with the Celtics in […]

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 […]

Horford, Hawks Survive Celtics to Force Game 6

Al Horford recorded 19 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks, helping the previously lifeless Atlanta Hawks survive the Boston Celtics Tuesday night, 87-86, to force a Game 6. Rajon Rondo stole a Josh Smith inbounds pass with 10 seconds left in the game, giving the Celtics a chance to win the game. Horford and Smith […]