1. Why the Doc Rivers Effect Gives Boston Celtics a Fighting Chance in Playoffs

    Being down 2-0 after squandering halftime leads in Game 1 and Game 2 is not a situation the Boston Celtics want to be in, but that does not mean the veteran Celts should be counted out of their first-round series with the New York Knicks ...

    Grant Rindner Written by Grant Rindner about 2 years ago 1,252 reads 1 comments

  2. BOS vs. NYK: Game-by-Game Predictions

    The series that kicks off the 2013 NBA playoffs happens to be one of the most storied and eagerly anticipated matchups of the entire postseason...

    Grant Rindner Written by Grant Rindner about 2 years ago 8,500 reads 94 comments

  3. Projecting Boston Celtics' Playoff Rotation

    Well folks, it's official. The seventh-seeded Boston Celtics will head to New York to begin their first-round playoff series against the Atlantic Division champion Knicks ...

    Grant Rindner Written by Grant Rindner about 2 years ago 6,708 reads 21 comments

  4. How Boston Celtics Match Up Against Every Potential Conference Playoff Opponent

    Basketball analysts always talk about veteran teams as being able to flip a switch in the postseason and raise their level of play dramatically, and with the Boston Celtics limping ...

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  5. Events That Drastically Changed Course of the Boston Celtics' Season

    To say that the Boston Celtics have had a rough 2012-13 season would be putting it mildly. Battling a laundry list of injuries and inconsistency, the Celtics have had easily their most trying campaign since Kevin Garnett joined the franchise...

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  6. Which Boston Celtics Role Player Will Be Most Important in the Playoffs?

    Sitting at seventh in the Eastern Conference with a 39-36 record, it is hard to fathom that the Boston Celtics were widely expected to be a top-three seed in the playoffs before the 2012-13 season tipped off...

    Grant Rindner Written by Grant Rindner about 2 years ago 2,576 reads 12 comments

  7. How San Antonio Spurs Can Top Run-and-Gun Western Conference Challengers

    With a 55-19 record and another Southwest Division crown all but guaranteed, 2012-13 has been yet another successful regular season for the San Antonio Spurs ...

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  8. Why It's Downright Wrong to Blame Carmelo Anthony for NY Knicks Shortcomings

    When the New York Knicks acquired Carmelo Anthony from the Denver Nuggets , the team finally nabbed the franchise star it had been missing since the Patrick Ewing era...

    Grant Rindner Written by Grant Rindner about 2 years ago 4,566 reads 55 comments

  9. Playoff-Bound NBA Teams That Won't Lose at Home in Postseason

    The whole goal of the NBA 's regular season is essentially to ensure yourself as many home games as possible in the postseason...

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  10. Why Tyson Chandler Is More Important Than Ever to NY Knicks

    For an NBA team, it doesn't seem like replacing 10.7 points, 11 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game would be a particularly difficult thing. But for the New York Knicks , a box score belies the importance of All-Star center Tyson Chandler ...

    Grant Rindner Written by Grant Rindner about 2 years ago 2,404 reads 15 comments

  11. Meet the NBA's Next Wave of Championship Contenders

    No matter how successful teams like the San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics have been over the past decade, every title window has to eventually close, and as ...

    Grant Rindner Written by Grant Rindner about 2 years ago 16,995 reads 161 comments

  12. Updated Playoff Odds for Every NBA Team

    With less than 20 games left in the regular season for most NBA teams, this is the time of year when squads will either rise to the occasion and string together some wins to solidify ...

    Grant Rindner Written by Grant Rindner about 2 years ago 16,124 reads 48 comments

  13. Warning Signs NY Knicks Are Destined for Playoff Disappointment Again

    With a 38-22 record and home-court advantage likely ahead in the playoffs, the 2012-13 campaign has easily been the New York Knicks ' most successful in the last decade...

    Grant Rindner Written by Grant Rindner about 2 years ago 2,996 reads 31 comments

  14. Ranking the Fastest Players in the NBA Playoff Race

    No matter how talented a player is defensively or in the half court, sometimes there is simply no substitute for speed...

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  15. NBA Players Embarassing Themselves This Season

    The potential for uncertainty and surprise is part of what makes watching the NBA so compelling. On any given night, a star could emerge from obscurity or a struggling veteran could turn the back the clock for one vintage performance...

    Grant Rindner Written by Grant Rindner about 2 years ago 550 reads 1 comments

  16. Are the New York Knicks Suffering Growing Pains or Showing Their True Colors?

    When the New York Knicks began the 2012-13 NBA season in blistering fashion by winning 19 of their first 24 games, the question was how long could the Knicks keep up this torrid pace...

    Grant Rindner Written by Grant Rindner about 2 years ago 2,077 reads 15 comments

  17. Can Thomas Robinson Help Houston Rockets Compete in Short-Term?

    During a NBA trade deadline that consisted primarily of cap-conscious trades and marginal role players being dealt for second-round draft picks, the Houston Rockets made one of ...

    Grant Rindner Written by Grant Rindner about 2 years ago 4,541 reads 8 comments

  18. 10 Players Who Should Have Been Dealt at NBA Trade Deadline

    Raise your hand if you were excited by the results of the NBA's trade deadline. Didn't think so. The 2013 trade deadline, despite holding a lot of promise that high-profile players ...

    Grant Rindner Written by Grant Rindner about 2 years ago 10,433 reads 0 comments

  19. NBA Players Likeliest to Go HAM After Trade Deadline

    After months of hype and speculation, the 2013 NBA trade deadline passed without any real major moves. When J.J. Redick headlines the crop of players shipped out, it clearly was not the most exhilarating of days...

    Grant Rindner Written by Grant Rindner about 2 years ago 1,472 reads 5 comments

  20. NBA Trade Rumors: Buying or Selling the Latest League Buzz

    There is only one time of the year when the average person does not envy an NBA player: the February trade deadline...

    Grant Rindner Written by Grant Rindner about over 2 years ago 21,607 reads 30 comments

  21. Last-Minute NBA Trade Deadline Shopping Lists for Each Team

    For every NBA front office, the All-Star break is the perfect time to reflect on their roster, how they fared in the first half of the season and what they need to tweak heading into the stretch run...

    Grant Rindner Written by Grant Rindner about over 2 years ago 45,435 reads 105 comments

  22. An NBA All-Star Celebrity Game We'd Actually Like to See

    When done correctly, there are few events more entertaining than an NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. For fans, the novelty of watching someone they've never seen play sports lace up a ...

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  23. NBA Trade Rumors: Latest Speculation Entering All-Star Break

    No time in the NBA season is quite like the trade deadline. Players who have been on the block all year are suddenly being sought after by every club in the league, and names you ...

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  24. Crucial Problems NY Knicks Must Solve in Season's 2nd Half

    Standing at 32-17 and in first place in the Atlantic Division, the New York Knicks do not have too much to complain about in the 2012-13 season...

    Grant Rindner Written by Grant Rindner about over 2 years ago 4,304 reads 42 comments

  25. Why Carmelo Anthony Has a Legitimate Case for 2013 NBA MVP

    The focus of the NBA 's 2013 MVP race may be on LeBron James and Kevin Durant, but there is a third superstar small forward who is making a strong case for the award: Carmelo Anthony ...

    Grant Rindner Written by Grant Rindner about over 2 years ago 5,456 reads 33 comments