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State of the Celtics: True Colors Starting to Show

The Boston Celtics lost both games last week and now have lost three straight to fall to 12-17 on the season, before getting a win over the Cavs on Saturday. This puts them one game behind the Toronto Raptors in the Atlantic Division and seventh in the Eastern Conference. January is a tough month for […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 8

The season is already two months old, and things still aren’t looking much better for the East. The West is breeding much better competition overall, but both conferences are still pretty tight. And with Indiana and Miami, the West certainly isn’t guaranteed to produce the next NBA Champion. A lot is still going on all […]

State of the Celtics: Rondo Cleared for Full Contact, But Leads Slipping Away

The Boston Celtics had a tough time this week as they held a 19-point advantage after the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night (thanks in part to a great tip-in play), but collapsed over the final three quarters to end up losing 107-106. They may have won their other two contests against […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 7

Seven weeks are gone in the NBA season, and three teams are above .500 in the East. Beyond the front few teams, the teams are as clustered as they can be, and especially in the East several teams ranked ninth and lower are in the running. Trading season is off and running, and many teams […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 6

We’re now past 20 games into the season, and things remain especially bleak in the East for any non-Miami or Indiana team. The West has a bit of a clique on top, though many more Western teams still have a pretty good chance to make a run. In both conferences, teams are clustered all around […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 5

The season is already almost a quarter of the way over, and it’s still a hot-bed of competition. In the West, all but Utah and Sacramento are within two games of a playoff spot. In the East, four teams, including a division winner, are sub-.500 but in the playoffs. Another two, including the third seed, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 4

A month is gone in the NBA season on Thanksgiving, and there’s plenty of room for movement. Other than Indiana and Miami, no East team is above .500. Meanwhile, three .500 or better teams in the West aren’t even in the playoffs. Seeding is still very clogged up, so anyone could be anywhere in not […]

Celtics Need Overtime to Grind Out Another Win Over Wizards

Brandon Bass rattled off five unanswered points in overtime to give the Celtics the advantage they needed to overcome the Washington Wizards for a second straight game, 100-94, Wednesday night in Boston. Kevin Garnett attacked the Wizards for 20 points, 13 rebounds and 2 blocks, while Rajon Rondo added 18 points, 14 assists and 3 […]

Pierce, Celtics Escape in Narrow Win Over Wizards

Paul Pierce scored 27 points and broke an 84 all tie with a timely three pointer late, as the Celtics escaped Washington with their first win of the season over the Wizards, 91-88. Pierce  and Jeff Green put the Celtics up by 11 with back-to-back three point buckets with around 9 minutes left to play, […]

Celtics Report Card: 76 Reasons to be Dissatisfied with 3-1

When I tuned in at the end of the first quarter in Atlanta to find the Boston Celtics down 15-12, I thought for a second I was having flashbacks to the week before, when I went to see my alma mater’s girls’ basketball team in the state championship. Imagine my pleasant surprise when I begrudgingly […]

Ray Allen Shoots Celtics to 2nd Win in as Many Nights Over Wizards

Ray Allen scored 27 points and hit 6 three pointers as the Boston Celtics knocked off the Washington Wizards for the second straight night,  100-92. The Celtics were also led by Captain Paul Pierce who had 21 points and 8 rebounds. The still winless Wizards were led by Andray Blatche who had a season-high 28 […]

Rondo’s Triple-Double, Garnett’s Tenacity Propel Celtics by Wizards

Rajon Rondo recorded his first triple-double of the season as the Boston Celtics easily dispatched the Washington Wizards 94-86 Sunday evening in the nation’s capitol. The Celtics took the lead at 10:52 in the first quarter on a Paul Pierce 3 pointer and maintained a lead for the duration of the contest. Rondo recorded 14 […]

Eastern Conference Preview, Part 1: The Non-Contenders

With the NBA season less than a week away, Sports of Boston will be previewing the entire Eastern Conference. In part one, let’s look at the teams that should finish in the lower half of the conference and miss the playoffs. Toronto Raptors Last season, Toronto finished with the third-worst record in the NBA. With […]

Delonte West Injured In Celtics’ Loss to Wizards in OT

Wait, what? Yes that is correct, the Boston Celtics dropped yet another game to the Washington Wizards on Monday night. Of course it was the Celtics “B team” that handed the Wizards the 95-94 victory. With Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett out of action for Boston, the C’s bench just couldn’t […]

Rondo Leads Celtics To 104-88 Victory Over The Wizards

The Celtics got back to their winning ways Friday night at the Garden as they defeated the Washington Wizards 104-88. All five Celtic starters scored in double figures and three starters had double-doubles. Rajon Rondo led the way for the Celtics with 20 points and 14 assists, Paul Pierce scored 22 points and grabbed eight […]