// Yao Ming

Big Man Options for Celtics in Free Agency

After Danny Ainge pulled the trigger on the deadline day trade that sent Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to the Thunder in exchange for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic, the Celtics suddenly became dangerously thin at the big man position. Now, entering an offseason full of uncertainty, that void has only expanded. As of now, […]

The NBA All-Star Game: Who Belongs Now, Who Belongs in the Future?

This weekend, the NBA’s most talented players will convene for the 2011 All-Star Game at Staples Center in Los Angeles. A pointless exhibition, the honor of achieving All-Star status is likely more important to many players than the actual game itself. The game acts as a showcase for the league, stretched out over a three-day […]

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 […]

Stop Laughing Right Yao: Could the Rockets Center be Done for?

So, this might not directly affect us as Celtics fans, but anytime someone of Yao Ming’s stature looks like he could be leaving the NBA, it causes ripples. The giant Chinese superstar suffered a hairline fracture of one of the bones in his foot during a playoff loss against the Lakers in Houston. Initial reports […]

Celtics Offseason Watch: Big Baby, House, Yao and more

As free agency nears, the Celtics not only have holes to fill on their roster, but also have some free agents of their own to negotiate with. The hottest of these names is forward Glen “Big Baby” Davis. The Boston Globe is reporting that Danny Ainge will extend a qualifying offer to Davis by the […]

Fantasy Basketball Review: Week 20 (3-9 – 3-15)

A Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of you out there! Entering the final week of the fantasy regular season, I hope you were bitten by the luck of the Irish and are in position for the playoffs. To those who have already locked up a playoff spot, I hope you see the pot of […]

McGrady-less Rockets Beat Celtics in Boston

When things are going bad (and they are now that the Celts have lost six of their last eight games), someone named Von Wafer hits a huge shot to beat you. The Celtics suffered such a fate Wednesday night as the Rockets guard (filling in for an injured Tracy McGrady) hit a go-ahead three-pointer with […]

Fantasy Basketball Review: Week 2 (11-3 – 11-9)

Two weeks in and where do you stand? Don’t sweat it, this is a marathon, not a sprint. What I haven’t seen much of this season is a breakout performer. It just seems the usual suspects are the ones who are the best, which is what is supposed to happen. We will see though, we […]

Celtics Outlast Rockets 103-99

On a historic election evening, the Celtics did their best to earn a third victory against a strong Houston squad. The Rockets came in undefeated at 3-0 on the season, led by their own big three of sorts in Yao Ming, Tracy McGrady, and Ron Artest. The Celtics improved to 3-1 and handed the Rockets […]

Fantasy Basketball Review: Week 1 (10-27 – 11-2)

Welcome to the fantasy basketball season! After one week of play, owners are currently in a panic and they hate their losing team. On a related note, owners are already claiming victory and are shoving it in everybody’s face. The important question here is: Which category do you belong in? Well, exercise some modesty if […]

Gasol, Spanish Basketball Team Pose for Offensive Photo

In this edition of the Four-Point Play, I’ll take a look at that offensive Spanish photo that has Chinese fans at the Olympics in an uproar. Also, who has the No. 1 selling jersey in China? Would Kobe Bryant actually consider playing in Italy? And…How’s team USA doing in Beijing? 1. Pau Gasol and the […]

Rockets Grounded at 22 Thanks to KG’s 22

The Rockets’ historical 22-game winning streak is now history, thanks to the Celtics. The Celtics and Rockets played to a hotly contested first half, which saw the score tied 40-40. The C’s pulled away in the second half however, racing ahead to a lead as high as 27 points en route to a dominating 94-74 victory. Kevin […]

Yao Injury Ends His Season

OUCH! It’s easy to say now that the Houston Rockets, who have won 12 in a row and are the hottest team in the NBA, are officially done. 7’6″ center Yao Ming will be out for the season and playoffs with a stress fracture in his foot. Reaction: What more is there to say? For […]

C’s Fly High Over Rockets

The Celtics used a big first quarter to help power a 97-93 win (NBA.com Box Score). The Rockets outscored the C’s in every quarter except the first, but Boston hung on behind Kevin Garnett’s 26 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 blocked shots. With the win, Boston improved to 27-3, which is tied for the best 30-game […]

Celtics Four-Point Play (9/27)

Here’s the Celtics Four-Point Play to appear every Wednesday (I know, today’s the belated edition) 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 […]