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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 […]

Phil Jackson is Feeling the Stress

I might even go out on a limb and say Phil Jackson’s rattled right now. Earlier this week, Jackson did his ceremonial passive-aggressive trash talk to one of the opposing teams better players. As reported by the Boston Globe, Jackson said Boston has “a smackdown mentality’’ and that Garnett “was smacking Howard’s arm and finally […]

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 […]

Celtics Return to Finals with Rout of Magic

A Bruins-like meltdown was never going to happen. It was a cute story, but the Boston Celtics are not like other sports franchises. With 17 Championship Banners and a team of ring-bearing veterans, they are no strangers to pressure-cooker playoff contests. After giving Orlando a puncher’s chance with two straight losses, the Celtics finally put […]

Phil Jackson Passes Red Auerbach, Wins 10th NBA Title

Phil Jackson won his 10th NBA Championship Sunday night, setting the NBA record for most as a head coach. He passed Celtics legend Red Auerbach, who won nine NBA titles as a head coach, including a record eight in a row. Jackson won his first six titles with the Bulls of the 1990s, led by […]

If Only the Celtics Were Healthy…

First, allow me to congratulate the Lakers. Like it or not, the Celtics’ chief rival won their 15th NBA Title Sunday night. Kobe Bryant won his fourth title, and more importantly, Phil Jackson won his 10th Larry O’Brien Trophy as a head coach, passing Red Auerbach for most in NBA history. Watching the Lakers dispatch […]

NBA Playoff Pick ‘Em Results: NBA Finals

The NBA season has finally come to an end, and on Sunday, the apocalypse happened: the Lakers were crowned as NBA Champions for the 15th time. Four of the SoB “experts” chose the Lakers to win it all, with the other four possibly influenced by their hate for L.A. In a stunningly close NBA Playoff […]

NBA Playoffs Expert Picks: NBA Finals

Well, the NBA Finals are here, and in shocking fashion, the Cleveland LeBrons or the Celtics aren’t representing the East. The Magic are there, after beating both the Celtics and Cavs consecutively in the East playoffs. Representing the West is the mighty Los Angeles Lakers, who have a lot to play for. Kobe Bryant is […]

NBA Finals Award to be Named After Bill Russell

NBA commissioner David Stern announced Saturday that the award for the Finals MVP will be named after Celtics legend Bill Russell. Russell never won the award himself (the award was created late in Russell’s career in 1969), but was a 5-time NBA MVP. He won 11 World Titles with the Celtics as a player and […]

Doc Gets Ring, Then Gets Paid

Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Celtics and head coach Doc Rivers have agreed on an extension that will keep the coach with the team through the 2010-2011 season. Rivers, who made $5 million during his championship season, is set to make $5.5 million per year with incentives totaling up to $7 million annually. It […]

Celtics Player Review: Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett is the most intense player I have seen on the Celtics in my lifetime. KG (or the “The Big Ticket”) was one of the major pieces to this Championship winning team. Garnett was a powerhouse the whole season. From the moment the Celtics finalized the deal to bring him to Boston to the […]

Celtics Player Review: Ray Allen

One of Boston’s heralded “Big 3,” Ray Allen was a key acquisition for the Celtics and a huge factor in the Celtics’ 17th NBA Championship. Allen was brought to the Celtics from the Sonics (with Glen Davis) in exchange for Wally Szczerbiak, Delonte West, and No. 5 pick Jeff Green. When the trade was announced, I […]

Celtics Player Review: James Posey

James Posey was the reliable sixth man the entire season for Boston. He has already come and gone, but did his job well in his one year in Beantown. Posey was usually the first one into the game from the bench (depending on who was coming out, of course). The defensives stops and three-point shooting […]

Celtics Player Review: Eddie House

Eddie House had a decent first year in Boston, coming into town to provide the role of the back-up point guard for Rajon Rondo for most of the season. His quickness and ability to catch and shoot the ball were the strongest parts of Eddie’s game. He had the ability to get the ball up […]