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If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 14

There’s been some movement over the past week, particularly in the lower seeds of the Western Conference, where the Grizzlies have faded back out of the race, 1.5 games behind the Blazers. The lower East seeds have kept playoff spots, but have shuffled the first round match-ups around. Also, remember when the Celtics lost only […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 1-29-10

After six straight weeks atop the SoB NBA Power Rankings, the Lakers have finally been dethroned by the Cavaliers. But, the defending champions didn’t fall far. They sit at the No. 2 spot just ahead of the Hawks. The streaking Nuggets, who are 9-1 in their last ten games, shot up four places from No. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 13

The season’s cruising along, and it won’t be long before we’re talking playoffs. As expected, the Lakers have a comfortable West lead, and the Cavaliers are right back where they were last season. And thanks to some recent good fortune, so are the Celtics. The East’s final spots have stabilized nicely, while the West’s final […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 9

Coming up on the end of 2009, the NBA season still has plenty of excitement left. Three East teams are still sub-.500 and in the playoff picture. The Lakers are taking control of the West while the East is once more up for grabs. A six-game Cavaliers winning streak is the longest active one in […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 8

Some interesting moves have occurred this past week. The Bulls just can’t seem to get their act together. The surging Knicks are just half a game out of a playoff spot. After winning their first ten home games, the Suns have lost their last two. The Lakers and Celtics both look to be getting back […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 12-18-2009

Hello ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the first installment of Sports of Boston’s bi-weekly NBA Power Rankings. In my rankings, the defending champion Lakers claim the No. 1 spot, followed closely by the 2007-2008 champion Celtics.  The surprising Atlanta Hawks sit at No. 3, while Dwayne Wade’s Heat sneak in to claim the last […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 7

What fun we’re having. The Celtics are starting to build a mini lead in the conference. Three sub-.500 teams are in the playoffs, giving the best teams a virtual bye. The Lakers are doing just as well as everyone thought, but they’re not running amok with the West. Yao-less Houston is still pushing for a […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 6

Things are hot, with both conferences’ 8 seeds leading their closets contenders by half a game. The West is once again making its case for the elite conference, with not one team below .500 team in sight of a playoff spot. Speaking of which, the Nets actually won last week. Twice. And they’re only 15.5 […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 5

Another week, another set of shakeups. The Suns are dropping, and the Nets set a new NBA record Wednesday by dropping their 18th straight game to start the season. Washington and Charlotte are coming up nicely, while Milwaukee is slipping from early season highs. And our personal favorite, the Celtics, are starting to once again […]

Celtics Earn Extra Rest in Blowout of Jazz

The Celtics were rewarded with a three day mini vacation after enduring eight games in 12 days. Apparently it wasn’t long enough though.  The Celts came out on fire to bury the Jazz 105-86, which allowed for a 4th quarter extension of the vacation  for most of the Celtics starters. In a game  in which Boston never […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 0

It might seem a little soon to start this column after the second day of games, but there’s already been some interesting developments. Besides, this is the only way the Timberwolves and Thunder will make it in, so I’ll humor them. The Wizards were the first team to reach 100 points in a game, and the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Preseason

It’s been a big preseason so far, with many new rosters and strategies to test out across the league. We’ve seen plenty of teams have their positions in the standing from last year shaken up, while several new faces have jumped into the fray. And we’ve seen plenty of regular season starters get regular playing […]

The Glen Davis Scenarios

What is going on with Glen “Big Baby” Davis and the Celtics? We’ve been hearing all along that Danny Ainge would let the market decide Davis’ value, and that the C’s were going to wait to match whatever offer sheet the forward signed. The Boston Herald is reporting two contradictory stories related to Davis. One […]

Celtics Open Summer League Play With Rout of Jazz

As players are trying to make statements about their worth in the NBA, the Celtics’ Orlando Summer League team made a collective statement in their opening game Monday night, crushing the Utah Jazz 87-56. Bill Walker led the summer squad with 14 points, while big man Nick Fazekas added 13, including 9 straight in the […]

Garnett Injured in Loss to Jazz

The Celtics suffered two rare losses Thursday night against the Jazz. They held a 66-60 lead after the third quarter and by as much as 11. Then, Utah outscored Boston 30-19 in the fourth while shooting 12-17 from the field to earn the comeback win, 90-85. How did the Celtics manage to blow the lead? […]