The Celtics open their 2012 title quest with a first-round matchup against the Atlanta Hawks. The series tips off Sunday evening in Atlanta.
Rajon Rondo missed the only shot he took but finished with 15 assists and four steals, as the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 87-74 on the last night of the NBA’s regular season. Paul Pierce scored 12 points in just seven minutes in what may have been his last NBA regular season game with [...]
Paul Pierce might be nearing the finish line of a career that will end in the Hall of Fame and a spot in the TD Garden rafters. But if these are Pierce’s last games, The Truth wants to go out in style. Pierce scored a game-high 29 points and recorded a career-best 14 assists, carrying [...]
On March 15th, Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics came ever so close to finally moving on from the Big 3. In the final hours of this season’s trade deadline, the Celtics had a trade in place to send the aging, injured Ray Allen to the Memphis Grizzlies for O.J. Mayo and a draft pick. [...]
Led by Carmelo Anthony’s triple double, the hot-shooting New York Knicks defeated the Boston Celtics, 118-108, Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. The game resulted in a season-split between the teams. The Knicks improved to 14-5 under interim coach Mike Woodson.
Normally a loss to the lowly Toronto Raptors (missing Jose Calderon and Andrea Bargnani, no less) would have me in fits. But this is no normal season, and this wasn’t a normal week. The Boston Celtics took two of three in their one and only back-to-back-to-back of the season, including a win without any members [...]
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 [...]
Luol Deng had 26 points, six rebounds and four steals, as the Derrick Rose-less Chicago Bulls defeated the Boston Celtics, 93-86, Thursday night in Chicago. Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 22 points and eight rebounds, but could only muster five points in the second half. With the loss, Boston now trails Indiana by three [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Greg Stiemsma played his best defense of the season in his Wisconsin homecoming as the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks 100-91 Thursday night. Stiemsma recorded five blocks and four steals off a Celtics’ bench that scored 29 points combined. Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 25 points and nine rebounds, passing Clyde Drexler for [...]
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 [...]
Over the last month every imaginable trade rumor involving the Celtics’ ‘Big 4′ core has crept into the headlines. Was Danny Ainge really shopping Rajon Rondo? Was half the league interested in Ray Allen and his expiring contract? Did the Celtics really offer Paul Pierce to several teams? While the deadline stands just hours away, [...]
What We Learned This Week Week of March 3 – March 10 Peyton Manning Got Cut From a 2-14 Team What a scrub! I hope the poor guy can somehow catch on with another team. It will be strange to see Peyton Manning in another uniform (or another helmet) but Johnny Unitas with the [...]