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LeBron James
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John Tomase
June 13, 2018 - 1:09 pm
LeBron James should have only one thought as he enters free agency: championships. The Celtics should have only one concurrent thought: championship window. That extra word makes all the difference, and that's when it hits you: James needs the Celtics more than they need him. It's crazy, on one...
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LeBron James Jayson Tatum
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John Tomase
May 27, 2018 - 12:59 pm
The Celtics and Cavaliers play Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night, and I've got a mess of thoughts about this one, so let's just dive right in. ESPN's Mark Jackson let loose this whopper late in Cleveland's Game 6 victory at home: "If LeBron gets this Cavaliers team to the...
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James Harden
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John Tomase
May 25, 2018 - 1:02 pm
The Celtics reaching the Finals is by no means a foregone conclusion. LeBron James need only defend his home floor on Friday night to force a Game 7 in Boston, and bet against James in that one at your own peril. However, the C's have been the better team overall in taking a 3-2 lead into Game 6...
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Terry Rozier
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John Tomase
May 18, 2018 - 4:58 pm
By Danny Dragin And then there were two -- series, that is. The Celtics are clearly in control vs. the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference, while the Warriors wrested home-court advantage away from the Rockets in Houston. WEEI.com's Danny Dragin called a Celtics-Warriors final last week, and he's...
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Marcus Smart
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John Tomase
May 15, 2018 - 11:49 am
Klay Thompson caught a pass all alone on the left wing, took one dribble to set himself, and drilled a 3-pointer with no Rockets even remotely threatening his airspace. "Jaylen Brown would've closed out on that," I thought. Down the other end, Houston cleared out for James Harden, or Chris Paul, or...
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Al Horford
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John Tomase
May 11, 2018 - 12:02 pm
By Danny Dragin The conference finals have arrived and no one is surprised to see the Cavaliers, Warriors or Rockets representing. But the Celtics? Without Kyrie? Amazing. And guess what? According to WEEI.com's Danny Dragin, the run doesn't end here. He believes it will be C's-Warriors in the...
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Jayson Tatum
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John Tomase
April 13, 2018 - 11:22 am
By Danny Dragin The NBA season is over and the matchups are set. WEEI.com's Danny Dragin has moved on to the next phase of his weekly power rankings -- capsule previews and predictions for the first round of the playoffs. Eastern Conference 1. Toronto Raptors (59-23) vs. 8. Washington Wizards (43-...
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Kyrie Irving
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John Tomase
March 11, 2018 - 11:49 am
By Danny Dragin It feels like the Rockets will never lose, but the Warriors are hanging tough. Here's another edition of WEEI.com's NBA Power Rankings, courtesy Danny Dragin. (All records through Friday, last week's ranking in parentheses). 1. Houston Rockets (1): 51-13 James Harden continues his...
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James Harden
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WEEI
March 02, 2018 - 3:16 pm
By Danny Dragin The NBA is entering its home stretch, and that means another installment of Danny Dragin's NBA power rankings (previous rank in parentheses). 1. Houston Rockets (1): 47-13 James Harden came out this week and said, "This is probably the best team I've ever been a part of from top to...
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Celtics guard Marcus Smart isn't much of a shooter.
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John Tomase
February 23, 2018 - 12:17 pm
By Danny Dragin With the NBA returning to action following the All-Star break, it's time for this week's installment of Danny Dragin's power rankings. The rankings didn't move much, since no one played last week, but let's get up to speed before the home stretch begins shortly. (Last week's rank in...
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