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Celtics Control The Tempo For Another Win

This was the type of game the Celtics need to play. There wasn’t a blowout at any point, the Celtics didn’t make desperate shots to interrupt momentum, and they kept beating down their opponent to defeat the Heat, 107-102. Last time against the Heat, Dwayne Wade mustered 44 points in a Celtics victory, and this […]

Celtics Defeat Wizards, Snap Three-Game Losing Streak

The Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards faced off Monday night in Washington D.C. Coming into the game, both teams were on streaks. Washington had won two in a row, whereas Boston had lost the last three, including two tough losses against Orlando and Los Angeles (Lakers), games in which Boston held leads late in […]

Celtics Lose in the Last Second Yet Again

Once again, the Celtics got a lead and once again they failed to maintain it on the last possession of the game, falling to the hated rival Lakers 90-89. Led by Rajon Rondo, who had a double-double in the first half alone, the Celtics had a chance to put the game away but handed the […]

Celtics Use 71 First Half Points to Power Past Nets

The Boston Celtics and New Jersey Nets met up Wednesday night in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Celtics were in the midst of a four games in five nights series and had just suffered a difficult loss to the pesky Atlanta Hawks. Playing the hapless Nets, they of the 3-34 record, was just what the […]

Boston Turns Up The Heat on Miami

So close, yet so far. Then so close again. Then a little farther away. That’s how the Celtics/Heat game went Wednesday, as the Celtics won a 112-106 overtime thriller. The game, which featured the returns of Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce, started out close and remained that way until the 4th quarter. The First Three […]

No Rondo. No Pierce. No Garnett. No Problem?

The last time I was certain the Celtics would lose was during their franchise-worst 24-58 season in 2006-2007. Somewhere in the first half of the infamous 18-game losing streak, I stopped thinking the Celtics would lose every night, in part because teams usually don’t lose that many games in a row in any sport, period. […]

Marquis Who? Two Allens Are Better Than One

When Marquis Daniels went out for surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb, everyone thought that the Celtics’ bench would struggle in his absence. So did I. I thought that without him coming off the bench there wouldn’t be a strong defender or player to score when needed. Of course I was wrong […]

The Ghosts of Celtics Past, Present, and Future

The Celtics of right now are not the Celtics of last month, or even last week. There have been a handful of changes in Boston lately, notably some new faces (which are really just old faces reincarnated), a loss (gasp!), and a trade rumor (which, for the time being, seems to be completely one-sided). As […]

Marquis Daniels Has Surgery on Broken Thumb: Out 6-8 Weeks

Key bench contributor Marquis Daniels will miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair his injured left thumb. The injuries to Daniels’ thumb and also his left wrist, which were re-aggravated during a recent practice, had been nagging him throughout the team’s recent four-game road trip. Despite the injury to one of their key bench […]

Celtics 2009-2010 Season Preview: Guards

It’s been a quiet coupe of months in Celtics Nation, but with October upon us, the Celtics season will soon begin. Sports of Boston will preview the team from all sorts of angles, giving you everything you need to get ready for the upcoming season. In this edition, we will explore the team’s guards. One […]

Celtics Finally Sign Marquis Daniels

Maybe Marquis Daniels saved Danny Ainge’s life once. Maybe he loaned Danny a lot of money when times were rough. Maybe Danny’s just being a nice guy. Marquis Daniels finally signed with the Celtics Tuesday, but just for the biannual exception of $1.99 million. Ainge had originally sought a sign and trade for Daniels with […]

Marquis Daniels to Join Celtics

Multiple sources are reporting that free agent forward, Marquis Daniels, has agreed to join the Celtics. The versatile 6’6″ wingman became a free-agent when the Pacers declined to pick up his $7 million option for the 2009-10 season. Daniels could join the C’s for the $1.9 million bi-annual exception, but it is believed that both […]

Tony Allen: 2008-2009 Celtics Review

Toward the end of last year, Tony Allen seemed to fully recover from his knee injury that sidelined him for much of the 06-07 season, which had appeared to be the beginnings of a breakout year. He showed flashes in 07-08, punctuated by that great 360-degree dunk to finish of the Lakers in the finals […]

Tony Allen Has Right Ankle Surgery

The Celtics announced Wednesday that guard Tony Allen underwent successful arthroscopic right ankle surgery and posterior tibial tendon repair at the New England Baptist Hospital. The C’s expect a full recovery and for Tony to be ready by the fall. Hopefully Allen can get it together this season and stay on the court. He’s a […]

Was the Celtics Season a Letdown?

Last summer I made a very early and bold prediction that the Celtics would repeat as champions again and that Tony Allen was going to develop into their dominant sixth man. Well, now we know that both of these predictions turned up wrong, and if those were my two big hopes for the season, then […]