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Lakers Force Game 7, Trounce Celtics 89-67

Jeff Van Gundy noticed something early in the game. The Celtics were playing like a team that was comfortable with their one game lead in the series. Urgency must have been left behind as the Celtics fell to the Lakers 89-67, tying the series at 3 games a piece and forcing a Game 7 Thursday […]

O Captain, My Captain: Pierce Gets Celtics Closer to 18th Banner

Despite a late run and a very huge scare by the Los Angeles Lakers in the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the Boston Celtics were able to hold onto to for the 92-86 win and 3-2 lead, their first series lead in the NBA Finals. The Celtics also became the first […]

Celtics Come Up Huge, Pull Even With Lakers in Finals

It certainly wasn’t pretty, but it was exciting. It was chippy. It was physical. It was hard-fought. It was a huge win for the Boston Celtics, who evened their best-of-seven NBA Finals series with the Los Angeles Lakers at two games a piece, with a 96-89 victory at TD Garden in Boston on Thursday night. […]

Rondo and Allen Help Celtics Overcome Lakers in Game 2

The Boston Celtics did what they had to do in a Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, defeating the Lakers 103-94 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.  Game 2 was all but a must-win for the Celtics, who will head back to Boston feeling pretty optimistic about their chances to take […]

Celtics’ Lack of Execution Puts Lakers Ahead 1-0

The Celtics looked absolutely lost against the Lakers Thursday in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Los Angeles owned the Boston Celtics after only trailing 2-0 in the opening minutes, and continued to pound in the baskets left and right. The Lakers easily won 102-89 and will look to continue their momentum into Sunday’s Game […]

NBA Playoffs 2010: Celtics-Lakers NBA Finals Series Preview

Other than Cavaliers-Lakers, it’s the matchup the NBA was hoping for, and they got it. For the second time in three seasons, the Boston Celtics will butt heads with their arch rival, the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals. The Celtics come into the contest with a veteran, battle-tested group, ready to claim its […]

I Hate L.A.; Five Reasons to Loathe the Lakers

With the NBA Finals only hours away, and with Lakers reporters acting beyond childish, it is time to resurrect the Top 5 reasons for Boston Celtics fans to hate all things Los Angeles Lakers. No. 1 Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant is an awesome basketball player. The NBA’s best player debate is a two-man race between […]

Nate Robinson: The Diminutive Dandy

“Stay engaged. At some point you’re going to win a game for us. I can’t tell you when. I can’t tell you when you’re going to play. I can’t tell you if you’re going to play, on what night at least, but at some point you’re going to win a game for us.” – Doc […]

Rondo’s Stellar Play May Force Cavs to Pick Their Poison in Game 5

Celtic’s point guard Rajon Rondo recorded 29 points, 18 rebounds, and 13 assists in the Game 4 victory over Cleveland on Sunday, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is the second-best player in this series behind LeBron James. However, it was King James who took a backseat on Sunday, something he hasn’t […]

Kevin Durant: The One That Got Away?

It’s hard to say what’s most impressive about Kevin Durant. Is it his graceful fadeaway, the one that has opposing fans shaking their heads as soon as it leaves those comically gigantic hands? Is it his insistent leaner, in which he throws his rail-thin frame against an opponent, holds onto the ball until the last […]

Which Is Better? Playoff Edition: NBA vs NHL

With the Bruins dropping the puck on their run to the Stanley Cup Finals on Thursday night, and the Celtics ready to tip off against the Heat on their journey to grab title No. 18, I thought now would be a most appropriate time to partake in one of my favorite and most cliché sports […]

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 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. […]

Celtics Squeak by Lakers in Rematch

So there I was, sitting on my friend’s couch watching the Boston Celtics take on the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday night when Rajon Rondo is called for a technical foul for taunting the other team. My friend goes “Wow, wouldn’t that be terrible if they lost by one point?” Well yeah it would be, and […]

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. […]