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If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 22

We start off with some sad news: thanks to a victory Monday, the New Jersey Nets now have 10 wins, and will not set the record for worst ever NBA record. A Native American is now shedding a single tear in lament. Boston has also slipped a spot after another rough spot; at least Miami […]

Celtics Remaining Schedule: Scuffling for Seeds to End the NBA Season

With just over two weeks left in the season, teams are engaging in their last minute pushes to improve their position. Except for the Celtics, that is, who were embarrassingly slaughtered from start to finish by the Spurs on Sunday. When an opponent can look like the UConn women against you, that’s never a good […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 3-27-10

With just a little over two weeks remaining in the regular season, the race for the NBA playoffs is heating up. Elite teams like the Lakers and Cavaliers look to continue playing winning basketball in order to solidify the top seed in their respective conferences, while the Raptors and Trailblazers will try to fend off […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 21

Three weeks remain in the schedule, and two more teams have punched their post-season tickets. There’s still a lot of close seeding to be hammered out. Remember last year when the Rockets could have ended anywhere from second to fifth on the season’s last day? Multiple teams could very well pull off something similar this […]

Celtics Sing Blues in Utah, Lose 110-97

Winners of five of their last six games entering Monday night and fresh off a sweep in Texas, the Celtics seemed ready to win yet another road game, as they looked to build on a 12-point lead near the end of the first half. Instead, the Jazz went on a 7-0 run to close the first […]

Celtics Complete Texas Sweep With Win Over Mavericks

With the Men’s NCAA Tournament capturing the nation’s attention this weekend, the Boston Celtics quietly continued their winning streak. The latest win came Saturday night in Dallas where the C’s took down the Mavericks 103-92. The Celtics (45-24) and Mavericks (46-23) met back on Jan. 18 in Boston where Dirk Nowitzki dropped 37 on a […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 20

Another week gone, about 15 games to go, the Magic have become the latest team to clinch a playoff berth, Cleveland has become the first division winner, and the Nets are on pace to win just under 8.5 games. And the brackets are pretty much set by now. Chicago could pick up the 2.5 games […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 3-14-10

Most NBA players and coaches agree that March is the most trying month of the season. With the playoffs still well over a month away, teams are simply looking for consistency in the wake of injuries and long road trips. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Dallas Mavericks, two teams who made their teams significantly better at […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 19

Another week is gone, but some special things have happened. Cleveland became the first team to win 50 games, which if you look back on the last couple of years, anoints them as the next NBA champions. Cleveland has also become the first team to clinch a spot in the playoffs, while New Jersey (on […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 18

Celtics and Nets; no thanks. But otherwise, there’s been plenty to look at. Utah has been relegated back to #4 while Dallas has cruised up to #2. #8 Portland is 4.5 games ahead of #9 Memphis, so there’s some huge space developing there; it looks like we may have our final eight West teams. Out […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 2-27-10

The All-Star break is officially over and the push for the NBA Playoffs has begun. This week’s SoB NBA Power Rankings feature the same ten teams as our 2/12 rankings, but things have shaken up a little bit. The top four teams (LA, Cleveland, Orlando, Denver) remain the same. The LA Lakers reclaimed the No. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 17

After another week, the brackets are shifting a tad. A little seed jostling here and there, made possible by winning streaks followed by losing ones. It enabled Phoenix to overtake Oklahoma City, and allowed Milwaukee to sneak in completely under the radar. The Cavs, despite a disappointing end to their winning streak, recovered enough to […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 16

There was an All-Star break in the middle of last week, but there’s still plenty going on. The Lakers and Cavs are the clear favorites to meet in the Finals, while the Nets, despite a win in Charlotte Tuesday, are still on track to set the NBA’s all-time worst record at 8-74. And it seems […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 2-12-10

The top-ranked Cleveland Cavaliers and the LA Lakers maintained their stranglehold on the top two spots in the fifth installment of Sports of Boston’s NBA Power Rankings. Once again, the Cavs were unanimously voted the top team in the league by our NBA experts, with the Lakers sitting just three points back. The Orlando Magic, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 15

We’ve seen a lot of seed juggling over the past week. Utah’s former nine-game win streak helped, but Cleveland is opening a wide lead thanks to their active 12-game win streak. Two non-division leaders are in the #3 positions, because of Utah’s performance and Boston’s failure to capitalize on a rough Hawks’ loss. There’s still […]