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The Bill Simmons Face, the Luck of the Irish, Mallory Edens, and Other Thoughts on the NBA Draft Lottery

The NBA Draft Lottery was Tuesday night, and it sure didn’t disappoint. Well, unless you’re a Celtics fan, after Boston ended up with the #6 pickĀ in spite of a 33% chance of landing in the top three. Just ask Bill Simmons: But nonetheless, despite the disappointment, the lottery provided plenty in the way of entertainment, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 21

Just two weeks remain in the season. The Jazz and Lakers are still in a dead heat for the final spot, while the others are pretty safe, if not mathematically clinched. Still, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to play for. Avoiding Miami in the first round will certainly be a good race. The top spot […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 17

Now a week into March, the brackets are pretty set. The East is definitely set, with 7.5 games separating #8 from #9. The Lakers are still making a case in the West, but 2.5 games back may be too much when you have a poor road record in a powerful conference. Right now, Miami is […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 16

We’re coming up on 60 games played in the season, and there’s still a lot to play for. Miami and San Antonio are still the teams to beat, but it’s a lot closer amid the rest. In particular, the race to avoid the worst West seeds is getting very heated, especially with San Antonio and […]

Pierce Leads Celtics to Exciting Overtime Win Over Jazz

The Boston Celtics’ players showed a ton of heart on the second game of a back-to-back against the Utah Jazz on Monday night and came away with the 110 -107 overtime win. Paul Pierce came alive with seven of the 13 points in the overtime period. PierceĀ flirted with a triple-double with 26 points, seven rebounds […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 15

The All Star Game is this weekend, and the playoff teams are starting to come into the picture. Miami is rebuilding a lead in the East, as San Antonio is starting to do out West. The teams in the middle are still fighting for position, which is extra important in order to avoid the hardest […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 14

There’s not much not to like about the season 14 weeks in, unless your team is well on its way to the #1 pick. San Antonio and Miami are still in the lead, and plenty of other teams are where they were last week, with some minor changes. Of course, that means many different teams […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 13

We’re now officially past the halfway point of the season, and things are still fairly close. It’s looking more and more like we’ll see the Heat and Celtics in the first round, but other than that, who knows? The top of the West remains volatile, as does a large swath of the East. Teams could […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 12

12 weeks into the season, we finally have two #1 teams remaining the same from the previous week. The Heat are creating a bit of space while the Thunder have some tough competition at the top. The West is also producing some additional teams fighting for the last playoff spots, while the East is pretty […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 7

Coming up on the end of the year, no one’s really separating themselves from the pack. The races for both #8 seeds are logjams. The West’s race for #1 continues to be a revolving door. Slides and rises continue to run rampant across the NBA, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 6

Six weeks in now, and there’s still plenty to fight for. Neither #1 is at all safe, nor is any #8. Divisions, standings and everything else in the NBA is routinely getting tossed around without a moment to rest. With such volatility afoot, let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 4

We’re a month into the season now, and there’s no shortage of stories. Both conferences have new leaders, the races for #8 are as crowded as ever and the Wizards still have hope for a 0-82 season. It’s still a logjam up and down the standings, meaning anything can happen, so let’s look at what […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 3

Another week is over in the NBA, and no team has yet to carve out any sort of niche for themselves. The top of the West is looking to be a revolving door, while the Knicks are holding onto the East for now, but Miami can never be counted out. We’re seeing which select teams […]

Celtics Win Third in a Row Despite Rondo Injury

The Boston Celtics won their third straight, and fifth in six games, with a 98-93 win against the Utah Jazz at the TD Garden. Paul Pierce led the way for the C’s with a game-high 23 points, 15 of them in the 3rd quarter, and three field goals from beyond the arc. Celtics Bench Stepped […]

Posterized: Jeff Green Throws Down on Ex-Celtic Al Jefferson

With just over seven minutes left in the fourth quarter of Wednesday night’s game against the Utah Jazz, Jeff Green finally showed off the side Celtics fans have all been waiting for – the aggressive, angry, in-your-face Jeff Green from the preseason. After a pumpfake from the corner, Green drove to his right, rose up […]