It felt a bit like a baseball series. The Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 92-79, on Saturday in Boston, a night after losing to them by one in overtime in Philadelphia, 95-94. Rajon Rondo averaged a triple-double in the two contests with 11.5 points, 12.5 assists, and 11 rebounds per game. Rondo also recorded 6 [...]
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 [...]
After previewing the Eastern Conference’s non-contenders in Part 1, Sports of Boston concludes with a look at the likely playoff-bound teams.
The Celtics were able to grab their 12th straight win in Philadelphia against the 76ers 100-99. This game went down to the final seconds with Ray Allen hitting a game winning three-pointer with 0.5 seconds left on the clock. The Celtics were lucky to pull this one off after some really sloppy play especially shown [...]