// Tony Allen

Hold the Champagne: Celtics Lose Tough Game 5

The Celtics fought the whole way after going down early in the first quarter by 19 points. However, they were not able to come back all the way against the Lakers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals as they had in Game 4. Eddie House hit a three pointer with a few seconds left, […]

Celtics Four-Point Play: Finals Preview

In this edition of the Celtics Four-Point Play, I will talk about the NBA Finals. I’ll analyze the impact of Kendrick Perkins, the possibility of seeing Tony Allen, how Kobe Bryant ranks in among the top players in the NBA, and I’ll offer my full NBA Finals prediction. 1. Kendrick Perkins has averaged 7.2 points […]

Hawks Continue to Surprise, Upset Celtics in Game 4

No one expected this series to go to a fifth game, and certainly no one expected it to go a sixth game. But after tonight’s loss, the series is going to return to Boston on Wednesday night for game five and then back to Atlanta for game six on Friday. The heat was on early […]

Celtics’ Bench Manages to Hold Onto Win in OT

Despite the Big Three’s presence in the lineup tonight, this game was once again another test for the Celtics’ bench players. After sitting out Saturday night’s game against Charlotte, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce petitioned to Celtics coach Doc Rivers to play tonight against Milwaukee. The Big Three were limited to just about […]

No Ray, No KG, No Problem!

Kevin Garnett missed the game with his strained abdominal muscle. Ray Allen missed the game with the flu. Paul Pierce scored 7 points on 2-9 shooting. So how much did the Celtics lose by? Lose? To prove just how bad the Miami Heat are, the Celtics had four players with 20 points or more and […]

Celtics Making the Grade at Season’s Midpoint

The Celtics have played 41 games. They have remarkably won 34 of them. Thus, it should come as no surprise that the Celtics midseason report card will feature many outstanding grades. Let me start by giving Danny Ainge and Doc Rivers each an A for their outstanding performances. Danny gets the mark for bringing in […]

Celtics Back on Track

The Celtics took care of business on Friday night, easily beating the Philadelphia 76ers, 116-89. Boston was down by 3 at the half, but outscored Philadelphia by 30 points the rest of the way. Ray Allen led the C’s in points again with 23 points and also added 6 assists. With the win, the C’s […]

C’s Shift Focus to Detroit after Surviving Against Grizz

Celtics coach Doc Rivers and captain Paul Pierce would love to exact revenge against the Pistons Saturday night.(Courtesy of NBA.com) The Celtics may have been looking forward to Saturday’s clash with the Detroit Pistons, but they still hung on to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-96 (NBA.com Box Score) Friday night. Tony Allen came off the […]

Rick Pitino, What Were You Thinking?

What was Rick Pitino thinking? Why did he trade away Chauncey Billups for Kenny Anderson? Sure, Anderson was a veteran point guard and was pivotal for the C’s during the 2001 playoffs, but let’s be honest. Pitino really screwed up this one. Billups has become one of the top point guards in the Eastern Conference as […]

Celtics Four-Point Play (10/31)

Here’s the Celtics Four-Point Play to appear every Wednesday on Sports of Boston. This is where I will compile four (4) small and related Celtics facts and offer my own spin on a variety of Celtics news stories. The general format will be a short blurb about the story first, then my reaction tabbed underneath […]

Celtics Four-Point Play (9/19)

Here’s the Celtics Four-Point Play to appear every Wednesday on Sports of Boston. This is where I will compile four (4) small and related Celtics facts and offer my own spin on a variety of Celtics news stories. The general format will be a short blurb about the story first, then my reaction tabbed underneath […]

Globe: Tony Allen Cleared to Play

Thanks to the Boston Globe’s Marc Spears: The Celtics are cautiously optimistic that guard Tony Allen will be ready once training camp begins. Allen missed the final 48 games of last season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Celtics executive director of basketball operations Danny Ainge said today that Allen […]

Player Preview: Tony Allen

Celtics guard Tony Allen suffers a torn ACL last season during the C’s franchise-record 18-game losing streak. (Courtesy of YouTube.com) Last year, guard Tony Allen‘s season did not end as planned. Take a minute and check out the YouTube video to the right to play video of Tony Allen’s final in-game action last season on […]