// Tommy Heinsohn

Video: Celtics’ Sullinger Completes Amazing Tip-In Play vs. Pistons

Boston Celtics color commentator (and gigantic homer) Tommy Heinsohn: “Well there’s 0.2 on the shot clock, so nothing’s gonna happen here unless it’s the best tip-in play of the century.” 0.2 seconds later… (Video courtesy of the Boston Globe)

Celtics Hold Off Clippers, Win Fourth Straight Without Rondo

Boston had to hold off a late surge, but they successfully defeated the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday to win their fourth in a row, all without Rajon Rondo. Boston led by as many as 19 points, but allowed the Clippers hope before putting them away for good in a 106-104 victory. Things started off quickly, […]

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 […]

Sports Media Musings: Jack Edwards, Sports Hub, WEEI, ESPN

Excuse me, while I channel my innerĀ Richard Deitsch… While watching Game 2 of the Spurs/Grizzlies series on NBA TV Wednesday night, I noticed the announcers were based in San Antonio. This was madeĀ apparent right from the moment Matt Bonner hit a 3-point shot and the call was something along the lines of, “Red-Rocket for three…Yes!” […]

Celtics Right Ship in Possible First Round Preview

Boston needed a win to keep pace with Chicago, and they got it Wednesday, beating the Indiana Pacers at the TD Garden 92-80. The first thing to note was that it was “Mike and Tommy” night at the Garden. CSN-NE broadcasters Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn are in their 30th season calling Celtics games, making […]

Celtics Survive Comeback Attempt to Defeat Suns

For the majority of the game, it appeared that Phoenix was laying down. Then, that completely reversed, but Boston managed to hold on and managed to win 115-103. A 10-0 run by Boston, to go up 16-8, forced a Phoenix timeout 3:51 in. Phoenix cut the lead to 18-15 before Boston resumed their run. By […]

Wizards Defeat Celtics in Washington

I don’t like it any more than you do. With both O’Neals, Shaq and Jermaine, out with knee troubles, the Celtics needed to come out strong. They did the opposite, and due to a hungry John Wall and Co, their own complacency and a few bad calls here and there, the Celtics lost to the […]

Celtics Skin Bobcats on Road

It wasn’t a pretty game, but mostly for the Bobcats, who lost to the Boston Celtics 93-62. That’s the lowest number of points allowed by the Celtics in a game all season. With Shaquille O’Neal out one more game with a sore calf, Semih Erden filled in, and played 40:42. Charlotte started out good early, […]

Poor Officiating Gift Wraps Game For Raptors, Celtics Lose 102-101

Aside from the 1st quarter, the Celtics looked rather flustered and unable to do much with the ball. Coupled with horrendous officiating (Tommy Heinsohn will be hoarse until the Hawks game Monday with all the yelling he was doing), including a blatantly blown no-call on a foul at the end which directly decided the game’s […]

Celtics Continue Preseason Roll Over Knicks

The Boston Celtics looked like a rejuvenated team in Connecticut Saturday, taking down the New York Knickerbockers 97-84. They found new life while retaining much of their skills and other aspects from the previous year, including breath-taking maneuvering and (unfortunately) poor three-point defense and crooked referees. Both teams traded punches and dunks, going back and […]

Celtics Handle Bucks in Potential Playoff Preview

Paul Pierce picked a great time to catch fire. The Celtic’s small forward scored 18 of his game-high 24 points in the second half, to help his team cruise past the Bucks 105-90 on Saturday night in Milwaukee. The Celtics won their 50th game of the season without Kevin Garnett, who was given the night […]

Celtics Finally Keep a Lead to Beat Raptors

It wasn’t always pretty, but the Celtics hung on in Toronto to win 115-104. You could tell it wouldn’t always be a fun night when Rondo and Ray Allen committed bad pass turnovers within 31 seconds of each other shortly into the game, with Rondo adding another later on. This led to the Celtics being […]

Cleveland Rocks Boston 104-93

In a bout of deja vu, the Celtics kept it pretty close for the first three quarters, then fell apart at the seams, falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, 104-93. The 1st quarter was a matter of streaks; the Cavs went on a 7-0 run to lead 9-4, then the Celtics led 12-9, and […]

Denver Ends Boston’s Hopes of a Road Trip Sweep

The Celtics are a team of spurts, and Sunday was no different, as the Celtics fell to the Nuggets 114-105. Things just went from bad to worse for Boston, with the Nuggets getting second chance rebounds and stops on the defensive end, and not letting Boston do much of anything. They took a 17-8 lead […]

A Critique of Tommy Heinsohn

OK, so here’s Wikipedia’s definition of a color commentator: “A color commentator (color analyst, analyst) is a sports commentator who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. The term is of North American origin. The color commentator provides expert analysis and background information, such as statistics, strategy […]