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LeBron Makes Good On Promise, Cavaliers Hand Celtics Historic Loss In Game 2

by Andrew Perna

May 20, 2017 3:14 AM

What's in store for Games 3 and 4 if the Cavaliers can play better? 140 points? More than 25 made threes? Can LeBron best Michael Jordan's 63, or is he playing too efficiently to take on that type of the scoring load? Read more »

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Celtics Run Off Home Floor By Cavs In Game 1

by Andrew Perna

May 18, 2017 3:03 AM

The lack of a rim protector was something the Celtics were able to get away with during the regular season and the early rounds, but was a badly exposed flaw by LeBron and the Cavs. Read more »

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Celtics Win Game 7, Approach Current Ceiling

by Andrew Perna

May 16, 2017 2:21 AM

The hard truth is that the Celtics have achieved as much as they can this season. It will be compelling to see what they can do against the Cavaliers and who on the roster shows an ability to give them hope against the defending champions going forward. Read more »

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Celtics Clean Up Errors, Use Collective Effort To Win Game 5

by Andrew Perna

You can typically determine how the Celtics will fare based on three very basic stats -- threes, rebounds and turnovers. They won all three in Game 5. Read more »
Tactical Quandaries: Celtics Vs. Wizards Series Preview

by Brett Koremenos

How the Wizards will stop the Isaiah Thomas-Al Horford pick-and-roll and how Boston will prevent Iso-John Wall from taking over the series. Read more »
Avery Bradley Continues To Provide Stabilizing Presence For Celtics

by Andrew Perna

After relying on Avery Bradley to help support Thomas emotionally during an impossible time, the Celtics have placed a huge defensive weight on his shoulders while also asking him to be assertive with the ball in his hands. Read more »
Celtics Fail To Rebound Both Literally And Figuratively

by Andrew Perna

As fallible as they looked in Game 1, the optics were even worse for the Celtics in Game 2 with time to adjust to the advantages the Bulls exploited in the series opener. Read more »
Ten-Year Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

Beyond strictly looking at wins and losses, net rating gives a clear picture of team performance. The following infographics show the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »
Prospect Report: Markelle Fultz Of Washington

by Rafael Uehara

Markelle Fultz will give his team's general manager some flexibility for how to build a team around him. Here's how he would fit in with the Lakers, Celtics, 76ers and Suns. Read more »
Turning Twice-Discarded, Volume-Scorer Isaiah Thomas Into An Offensive Machine

by Brett Koremenos

What has made Isaiah Thomas so special is he's combined efficient volume three-point shooting with what he already does well: fearlessly attack the basket. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2017 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 4.0

by Keith P Smith

With the NBA Trade Deadline behind us and rosters locked in for the most part, it is time for an updated look at what all 30 teams cap space picture looks likes for the summer of 2017. Read more »
Eastern Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

While the Knicks, Bulls, Hawks and Heat could be either buyers or sellers, there are a number of teams in the East that will be aggressive at the deadline. Read more »
Should The Celtics Already Be Thinking About Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball?

by Jonny Auping

Breaking up the Celtics' backcourt of Isaiah Thomas or Avery Bradley for Markelle Fultz or Lonzo Ball would be a one-step-backwards, two-step-forward strategy. Read more »
Celtics Remain On Asset Treadmill, Perhaps With More Miles To Log

by Andrew Perna

Every few months, with the cupboard still stocked, we opine whether Danny Ainge should pull the trigger on a deal and move some of the assets that either have or will soon begin depreciating. Read more »
The Final NBA Days Of Rajon Rondo

by Colin McGowan

All that's left from when Rajon Rondo was dominating games in ways that weren't totally comprehensible is his ego and his rage, and he's in some sense defined by that. Read more »
2016 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The Warriors and Cavaliers remain atop our year-end rankings but there's considerable change behind them, most notably the Raptors, Bucks and 76ers. Read more »
Five Question Season Preview: Atlantic Division

by Brett Koremenos

On Al Horford's impact on an already good Boston defense, how the Knicks can move away from the Triangle, whether the Nets should keep Brook Lopez, how Toronto will replace Bismack Biyombo and Brett Brown's Spurs-style offense with Philadelphia. Read more »
Why Avery Bradley Should Be Considered More Foundation Than Asset For Celtics

by Jonny Auping

Avery Bradley and Al Horford are a match made in basketball nerd heaven. They are two of the rare NBA players who take nothing away from their teammates while still having a level of production that's independent of the roster around them. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Boston Celtics

by Colin McGowan

At least in the imagination, the Celtics are the most enticing rival LeBron will have faced since returning to Cleveland: a squad drilled by one of the league's better strategists, with a deep bench, and a new star who should pull them out of the East's grubby middle. Read more »
Marcus Smart And Boston's Point Guard Quest

by Dave DuFour

If Marcus Smart can improve his shooting to league average, with all of his other qualities taken into account, he could evolve into just the All-Star Boston is looking for and not just a one-way defensive stopper. Read more »