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Boston Celtics Finally Run Out of Gas, Lose to Miami Heat 101-88 in Game Seven
June 11th, 2012 at 5:38 PM
Story After grinding out wins and fighting through adversity for an entire season, the Boston Celtics finally ran out of answers in the fourth quarter of Game Seven against the Miami Heat Saturday night. Rajon Rondo recorded his 10th career postseason triple-double, putting up 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 14 assists,...

Lebron James Scores 45 to Lead Miami Heat to 98-79 Victory Over Boston Celtics to Force Game Seven
June 8th, 2012 at 9:44 AM
Story With the Miami Heat on the brink of elimination Lebron James came up with arguably the best game of his career, scoring 45 points and grabbing 15 rebounds to lead Miami to a 98-79 victory over the Boston Celtics to force a Game Seven Saturday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. James...

The Boston Celtics’ Best Players Play Like Their Best Players, the Miami Heat’s Do Not
June 7th, 2012 at 5:45 PM
When the Boston Bruins were in the midst of a losing streak during the 2011 NHL regular season NESN's Andy Brickley famously said "you need your best players to be your best players." He was talking about hockey, but the point he made resonates across all of sport. When the...

Boston Celtics Refuse to Lose, Beat Miami Heat 94-90 in Game Five to Take 3-2 Series Lead
June 6th, 2012 at 1:24 PM
Story Kevin Garnett scored 26 points and ripped down 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce came alive in the fourth quarter, and the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 94-90 in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena to take a 3-2 series lead. Lebron James scored a...

How Chris Bosh’s Return Impacts Boston Celtics’ Chances Against Miami Heat
June 5th, 2012 at 1:33 PM
Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh has been out since sustaining an abdominal strain in game one of Miami's Eastern Conference Semifinal series against the Indiana Pacers. After sitting out the final five games against Indiana and the first four against Boston, all indications are that Bosh will return in time...

Boston Celtics Survive Game Four, Beat Miami Heat 93-91 in Overtime to Even Series
June 4th, 2012 at 1:21 PM
Story Dwyane Wade missed a potential game winning three at the end of overtime and the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 93-91 in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals to even the series at two apiece. Miami had two chances to walk out of Boston with a win and...

Boston Celtics Get Back in Series with 101-91 Game Three Win Over Miami Heat
June 2nd, 2012 at 1:27 AM
Story Rajon Rondo scored 21 points and added 10 assists, Kevin Garnett poured in 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 101-91 in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals to bring the series back to 2-1. Lebron James scored 34 to lead Miami,...

Despite Rajon Rondo’s Valiant Effort the Boston Celtics Fall to the Miami Heat 115-111 in Overtime
May 31st, 2012 at 2:05 PM
Story Rajon Rondo scored 44 points, dished out 10 assists, and grabbed eight rebounds, but it wasn't enough as the Boston Celtics lost to the Miami Heat in overtime 115-111 Wednesday night at American Airlines Arena. Rondo is the first player in NBA postseason history to have at least 44 points, 10...

Boston Celtics Fall Apart in Second Half, Lose to Miami Heat 93-79 in Game One
May 29th, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Story Lebron James scored 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Dwyane Wade added 22 points and seven assists, and the Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 93-79 in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals to take 1-0 series lead. Kevin Garnett scored 23 to lead Boston, and Rajon Rondo added...

Rondo Saves the Day, Boston Celtics Beat Philadelphia 76ers 85-75 in Game Seven
May 27th, 2012 at 7:01 PM
Story Rajon Rondo recorded his ninth career playoff triple-double, registering 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists, and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 85-75 in Game Seven to move on to the Eastern Conference Finals. Boston will now face the Miami Heat with Game One tipping off Monday night....

Boston Celtics Never Get Going, Lose to Philadelphia 76ers 82-75 to Force Game Seven
May 24th, 2012 at 9:50 AM
Story Jrue Holliday scored 20 points and the Philadelphia 76ers staved off elimination, beating the Boston Celtics 82-75 in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals to force Game Seven back in Boston on Saturday. Paul Pierce scored 24 to lead the Celtics, and Kevin Garnett added 20, but no other...

Putting Brandon Bass’ Game Six in Perspective
May 22nd, 2012 at 10:42 PM
When Boston Celtic coach Doc Rivers was asked about Brandon Bass' performance in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Philadelphia 76ers, in which the Celtic forward scored a career playoff high 27 points, Rivers deadpanned. "The ball went in for one thing," the Celtic coach said with...

Boston Celtics Beat Philadelphia 76ers 101-85 to Take 3-2 Series Lead
May 21st, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Brandon Bass scored career playoff high 27 points, Rajon Rondo added 13 points and 14 assists, and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 101-85 in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals Monday Night at TD Garden to take a 3-2 series lead. Elton Brand scored 19 to lead...

Boston Celtics and the Importance of Kevin Garnett
May 21st, 2012 at 10:53 AM
Kevin Garnett has been absolutely brilliant during the first two rounds of the 2012 NBA playoffs. He came up with one of the best games of his Celtic career in game six of Boston's first round series to eliminate the Atlanta Hawks. He carried them to victory in game one...

Boston Celtics Only Play Their Best After They Have Already Played Their Worst
May 17th, 2012 at 10:29 PM
We've all heard stories about that boxer who had to get in the ring and take a couple punches before they really get going. That's kind of how the Boston Celtics are. In the last five years they have won nine playoff series. Of those nine only two have gone...

Boston Celtics Bounce Back, Thrash Philadelphia 76ers 107-91 to Retake Control of Series
May 16th, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Story Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Rajon Rondo all had double-doubles and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 107-91 in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals to take 2-1 series lead. Garnett had 27 points and 13 rebounds, Pierce added 24 and 12, and Rondo chipped in 23 points...

Is the NBA Trying to Screw the Boston Celtics?
May 15th, 2012 at 4:12 PM
The Boston Celtics shot nine free throws last night in their 82-81 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. They are just the eighth home team in the past 25 years of the NBA to attempt less than ten free throws. Conspiracy theories are generally...

Boston Celtics Collapse, Lose to Philadelphia 76ers 82-81 to Even Series
May 14th, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Story Jrue Holliday scored a game high 18 points and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Boston Celtics 82-81 to even the Eastern Conference Semifinals at one game apiece. For the second straight game Boston played absolutely terrible for three quarters, and this time they were not able to come all the...

Greg Stiemsma or Ryan Hollins? It’s Time for Doc Rivers to Make up His Mind
May 14th, 2012 at 6:55 PM
There are few people left who will level criticism at Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers. While he took a fair amount of heat during his early years in Boston, with the "fire Doc" chants cresting during the Celtics' abysmal 2006-2007 season when they went on a franchise record 18 game...

Boston Celtics Outlast Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1, Win 92-91 to Take 1-0 Series Lead
May 13th, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Story Kevin Garnett scored 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Rajon Rondo recorded his eighth career playoff triple-double, and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 92-91 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals to take a 1-0 series lead. Andre Iguodala scored 19 to lead Philadelphia, who led by 13 late...