Basketball

January 25, 2009 - 9:56 am
At the start of the fourth quarter ... Celtics 103, Mavs 78 - The Celtics are in cruise control but they allowed the Mavericks to score 31 points in the third quarter. - No dunks from Gerald Green tonight but there's always the possibility of a few highlight clips with Bill Walker on the court. On...
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January 25, 2009 - 9:24 am
I suppose there exists a possibility wherein the Mavericks could get back in this one, but it doesn't seem likely. The Celtics probably won't shoot 65 percent in the second half, nor are they likely to hit 10-of-13 from 3-point range again. But this is the end of a long road trip for the Mavs and...
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January 25, 2009 - 8:37 am
At the half ... Celtics 74, Mavs 47 Second Quarter Observations: 7: the number of field goals Dirk Nowitzki has attempted. 0: the number of field goals he has made. - The Dallas Mavericks looked unmotivated in the first quarter and the Celtics enter the second with a 38-23 lead. The Garden crowd,...
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January 25, 2009 - 7:51 am
We are live on a Sunday afternoon from the Garden for today's matinee between the Dallas Mavericks and the Boston Celtics . The champs come into this one on a roll, winners of seven straight and off a mighty impressive Florida sweep. The Mavs have won three of four, including a blowout win at...
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January 24, 2009 - 10:12 am
There was a media circus on Saturday at Health Point with several outlets taking advantage of what has become a rare Boston Celtics practice. - Tony Allen , who has missed the last 10 games with an ankle injury, consistently knocked down long-range jumpshots after practice. However Doc Rivers , who...
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January 23, 2009 - 4:47 am
When is there a possibility that 22 points and nearly 11 rebounds per game not good enough for an All-Star selection? When you play on the 13-27 Minnesota Timberwolves . "Big Al" Jefferson has been quietly running up the leaderboards since being traded from the Boston Celtics in July of 2007. His...
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January 22, 2009 - 7:01 pm
The Orlando Magic had the best record in the East, so it was only fair to say they were the best team. At least that was the credit the Boston Celtics were giving them before Thursday's match up. But of the 41 games the Magic had played entering the game, only one had been against the Celtics. It...
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January 22, 2009 - 10:16 am
When rumors began buzzing about the Boston Celtics need for a back up center. Alonzo Mourning'€™s name had been mentioned in the mix of veteran big men. On Thursday, Mourning put those rumors to rest when he announced his retirement from basketball. "I truly feel it's best that I retire,"...
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January 21, 2009 - 7:10 pm
Bill Walker has close ties to his community. So close, in fact, that he tattooed the numbers of his childhood address on his neck. When the Boston Celtics rookie got recalled from the NBA Development League this month, he was eager to give back to the city he's now calling home. Last weekend Walker...
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January 21, 2009 - 5:43 pm
Here's something that I'm almost positive has not happened this season to the Boston Celtics this year. At one point in the third quarter, the Miami Heat scored on 10 of 11 possessions. You can't score in practice on 10 of 11 possessions. At the end of that run that saw Dwyane Wade score 10 points...
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