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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 […]

Latest Celtics Possibilities with NBA Trade Deadline Hours Away

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: Professor Paps, Peyton’s Place?

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 […]

Celtics Handle Blazers 104-86

Coming off the worst loss in the “Big Three” era, the Celtics delivered a beat down of their own, dominating the Portland Trail Blazers 104-86 Friday night at the TD Garden. Boston jumped out to a 27-17 lead after the first quarter behind a balanced offensive attack. Led by Rajon Rondo (8), all five Celtics […]

Despite the Attention, Rondo Not the Centerpiece of a Champion

On Wednesday, SoB’s very own Bobby Doherty made the case that the Boston Celtics could rebuild around Rajon Rondo, referencing the 2007-2008 championship team as a model for Rondo as the team’s centerpiece. Agree to disagree. Is Rondo a starting point guard on a contender? Absolutely. He’s proven that with his championship ring, multiple playoff […]

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.

Like in 2007-08, Championship Celtics can be Built Around Rondo

Michael Felger said on Felger and Mazz Tuesday that “teams can not be built around a point guard. It does not work” I disagree: with the proper players around Rajon Rondo, he can lead a team and win championships. He might not average 20 points per game, but he can absolutely be the foundation of something […]

Celtics Report Card: No Need for Negativity

If there were any time for the Boston Celtics to make a statement, this past week was certainly a good one. Though Boston tackled only one team in the playoff picture during this four-game stretch, they had lost five straight before the break and were facing the three teams immediately surrounding them in the Eastern […]

Celtics Starters Dominate Bucks, Win Second Straight

The Boston Celtics have heard the same criticisms over and over this season: Their starters are too old. They can’t put up big scores. They can’t rebound. Wednesday night at the TD Garden, at least for a night, they silenced their critics. Every Celtic starter scored in double digits, and the Celtics grabbed a season-high […]

Sloppy Celtics Hold off Cavaliers

The Boston Celtics (16-17) and Cleveland Cavaliers (13-19) have gotten used to unexpected drama. That’s kind of the season these two teams have had thus far: the Celtics somewhat surprisingly towards the middle of the Eastern Conference, and the Cavaliers joining them as a borderline playoff team. For Boston, coming out of the All-Star Break […]

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 […]

Nowitzki, Mavericks Crush Shorthanded Celtics

Hmm… let’s see. The Celtics struggled badly with rebounds Monday night against the Dallas Mavericks. They also couldn’t move the ball offensively, find open shots or accomplish anything in the paint. The Celtics played the Mavericks without Kevin Garnett (family matter), Brandon Bass (knee) and Rajon Rondo (two-game suspension). They lost to the Mavericks, 89-73. […]

Celtics Report Card: Three Strikes and You’re Out

On Wednesday night, the Boston Celtics let a home game slip away against the then 8-22 Detroit Pistons. Strike one. The next night, the C’s couldn’t manage to replicate their Sunday afternoon performance against the Derrick Rose-less Chicago Bulls, losing 89-80 and allowing Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer 23 points each and a combined 60 […]

Celtics Fail to Rebound, Lose Ugly Game to Bulls

Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer scored 23 points apiece, while Rajon Rondo had 17 points, eight assists and seven rebounds as the Derrick Rose-less Chicago Bulls wore the down the Boston Celtics, 89-80, Thursday night in Chicago. Kevin Garnett had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics and Joakim Noah pitched in 15 and […]