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Should the Boston Celtics Think About Trading Jeff Green?
January 21st, 2014 at 2:34 PM
What could we possibly write about once the trade deadline passes and the rumors are gone? We'll probably write about the lottery, tanking, and who could be potential additions in the summer.  ***PHOTO1*** We probably won't write about what's going on during the games though. That would be boring, right? So, let's dive...

Boston Celtics Still in Search for That Valuable Closer to Finish Off Close Games
January 20th, 2014 at 10:51 AM
In every sport a team needs a closer. Baseball even has a position called closer, to do just that. Close a game. The Boston Celtics, in their last two losses, have been lacking a closer.  ***PHOTO1*** In the past Celtic fans were used to watching Paul Pierce do this: ***VIDEO1*** Then, last year the...

A Look at Some Historical Comparisons for This Boston Celtics Team
January 14th, 2014 at 6:10 AM
The Boston Celtics dropped their ninth straight game on Monday night to the Houston Rockets. Putting them at the half way point to the franchise record 18 game losing streak they put together in 2006-07 before the modern Big Three was put together.  ***PHOTO1*** Thinking about how long this losing streak is,...

Kris Humphries Playing Himself into Boston Celtics Rotation, and Possibily Some Trade Rumors
January 12th, 2014 at 1:13 PM
***PHOTO1*** An eight game losing streak, and only one win since Christmas (we're looking forward to not writing that sentence soon...), can lead to a lot of blame and complaining. Instead, recently, Kris Humphries has been the focus of some positive vibes. His work rate has been superb. He does yeoman's...

Is the NBA Becoming the Fourth Professional Sport?
January 10th, 2014 at 4:55 AM
Attendance isn't the only way to measure a sport's popularity. However, it can explain how many people are willing spend money to see you sport live on a nightly basis. Right now, it seems like the NHL is surpassing the NBA in attendance across the league. Anyone that turns on an...

Defending 3-pointer Needs to Be More Important in Next Two Games of West Coast Trip
January 9th, 2014 at 12:43 PM
The Boston Celtics limp into Oakland for a back to back against the Golden State Warriors and then the Portland Trail Blazers. The Warriors are one of the hottest teams in the league. They just had a ten game win streak snapped on Wednesday night against the Brooklyn Nets. They...

Boston Celtics Really Struggling, with No Light at the End of the Tunnel
January 8th, 2014 at 4:18 AM
This is only going to get worse before it gets better. The Boston Celtics seem like they are in a full fledged tail-spin. Back-to-back blow out losses. One win since Christmas. Six of their next nine games on the road (a mini road trip against the Miami Heat, Orlando Magic,...

Jared Sullinger Should Be Sitting Out to Rest His Hand, Which is Drastically Affecting His Shooting Accuracy
January 6th, 2014 at 2:39 PM
The idea of Celtic Pride is older than the banners hanging from the rafters in the TDGarden. This summer "ubuntu" was retired when Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett left Boston. Jared Sullinger promised that this new group of Boston Celtics was going to play with Celtic Pride all year....

Rajon Rondo Speaks About a Possible Stint with the Maine Red Claws
January 3rd, 2014 at 10:45 AM
Rajon Rondo spoke on Thursday in Chicago about the possibility of playing a few games with the Maine Red Claws. An idea that came up earlier this week. Chris Forsberg wrote about it on ESPN. Rondo Would Embrace Camping with the Claws You can see the whole video interview HERE. ***PHOTO1*** Rondo had one loose moment...

Shifting Expectations Might Be Wearing on Some of the Boston Celtics
January 2nd, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Over the course of any season expectations change, sometimes on a daily basis, but typically at certain benchmarks of the season. The Boston Celtics started their season ready to prove to everyone that they are better than what people expected. They were going to play with Celtic Pride. Jared Sullinger...

A Look at the Week Ahead for the Boston Celtics
December 30th, 2013 at 9:42 AM
The holiday season is effectively over for the Boston Celtics. After playing only one game last week the Celtics will play four games between now and Sunday. Tuesday 1:00 vs. Atlanta Hawks Thursday 8:00 @ Chicago Bulls Friday 7:30 vs. New Orleans Pelicans Sunday 7:00 @ Oklahoma City Thunder ***PHOTO1*** Let's take a look at the...

Boston Celtics Stumble into a Holiday Vacation with More Questions than Answers
December 23rd, 2013 at 8:46 AM
The Boston Celtics dropped their third straight game on Sunday when they lost to the Indiana Pacers in one of the few laughers the team has been a part of this season. The other two losses last week were the result of tough fourth quarters and the opponents hitting some...

Boston Celtics’ Courtney Lee, Jeff Green, and Jordan Crawford Among Best Pull up Shooters in League
December 15th, 2013 at 2:52 PM
Last weekend we looked at some Boston Celtics shooting stats and surmised that they are pretty good in their mid-range accuracy, one of the best in the league in fact. Today, we decided to look at some individual stats that might not be highlighted on the TV broadcast. ***PHOTO1*** After combing NBA.com...

Paul Pierce Carries Boston Celtics to Atlantic Division Title with 102-98 Win Over Orlando Magic
April 19th, 2012 at 12:04 AM
Story Paul Pierce put up 29 points and 14 assists to power the Boston Celtics to a 102-98 win over the Orlando Magic. Former Celtic Glen Davis scored 27 to lead Orlando, and Jameer Nelson chipped in 21, but the Magic never found an answer for Pierce, who drilled an elbow...

Boston Celtics Buckle Down, Beat New Jersey Nets in Their Last Trip to Newark
April 15th, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Story Kevin Garnett scored 21 to lead four Celtics in double figures as the Boston Celtics beat the New Jersey Nets 94-82 Saturday night at the Prudential Center. The lone Celtic starter not to finish in double figures, Rajon Rondo, instead added 15 assists. Former Celtic Gerald Green scored 15 to...

Doug Collins: “I Wouldn’t Blink at Boston”
April 10th, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Are the Boston Celtics for real? Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doug Collins thinks so.  "They make you look bad," Collins said to the Associated Press, after his teams Sunday night drubbing at the hands of the Celtics. "They did it to Miami last Sunday. Did it to Indiana, and now they...

Boston Celtics Crush Philadelphia 76ers 103-79 for Stranglehold on Atlantic Division
April 8th, 2012 at 9:58 PM
Story Kevin Garnett scored 20 points and five players scored in double figures as the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 103-79. Rajon Rondo was the lone Celtic starter not to finish in double figures. Instead he put up 15 assists to stretch his double digit assists streak to 17. Nikola...

The Boston Celtics Just Won’t Go Away
March 31st, 2012 at 12:36 PM
We've all seen this before. We've all thought the Boston Celtics were done more times than we can remember. Every year we think they are too old, too injured, and too worn out to possibly keep competing. Then we turn around and there they are leading their division again. With...

Reaction: Philadelphia 76ers 103 – Boston Celtics 71
March 7th, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Story This was ugly. The Sixers started on a quick 6-0 run and it never got any better for Boston. Amidst the trade rumors Evan Turner had one of his best games as a pro, going for a career high 26 points. Meanwhile the Celtics really did not do anything well....

The Boston Celtics and Why They Always Win
March 7th, 2012 at 6:01 PM
The Boston Celtics play the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at 7:00, and if they win they will be in first place atop the Atlantic Division. Anyone who has followed the NBA this year has got to be wondering how this is possible. How can the Celtics, with everything they have gone...