The Celtics have been under the microscope in the East ever since they emerged as potential contenders again under Brad Stevens. They were obviously in a rebuilding stage when the Celtics parted ways with long time coach Doc Rivers, who saw only one championship with them in 2008. It did not come as a surprise when Brad Stevens, the former Butler head coach that brought the team to their first Final Four in school history, went 25-57 in his first year. The actual surprise was the Celtics never missing the playoffs every season after that.Brad Stevens is remarkable at utilizing the players he has and setting them up to succeed through well-crafted play calling. As his roster grew each year with more and more talent, he was able to improve their playoff success. With the All-Star break over and the playoff push in full effect, I wanted to see how the Celtics have fared in the past five years during this time; the pattern is surprising.Continue reading “Celtics Post All-Star Break History”
Since 1959, the Boston Celtics have faced the Lakers in the NBA Finals 12 times, most recently in 2010.
It’s a rivalry that helped save the NBA in the 1980s, and was revitalized just a decade ago, as the teams faced each other in the finals twice in three seasons. With a combined 33 championships between the two franchises, the Celtics and Lakers are considered the premier teams in basketball… and now a new battle is ensuing. Continue reading “Anthony Davis: Boston or Los Angeles?”
Welcome back! After a long wait, we are back with the Hold My Drink
Podcast. Khaled, Kennedy, and Fredy are joined by Chief Joe Perez and Unscripted’s Al. Topics include Patriots demolishing the Chargers, what is wrong with the Celtics, are we excited for Kanye’s album, and predictions for this weekend’s Championship games.
Around 5 PM on Wednesday, after having helped set up, I rolled out dressed all fancy for an event at the TD Garden hosted by the Sports Museum of New England (where I work) called “The Tradition.” Continue reading “Bring Back Kendrick Perkins”
Listen, 1/4 of the season is where all the hot takes come to thrive! Whether it’s the Warriors are nothing right now and the NBA is more wide open than ever, or the fact that the Celtics are a glorified 4th seed. Whether the hot takes are lukewarm or scorching hot, I want them in my veins.
I love overreactions from the local networks like when NBC Sports Boston called Boston “Loserville,” completely forgetting the recent success all Boston teams have had. But fuck it, let’s get national (sorta) on these bitches and explore the different surprises around the league! Continue reading “Biggest Surprises 1/4 into the NBA Season”
Alright, this may get a lot of scrutiny, but this is a friendly space; I am just brainstorming. When I saw the Celtics take on the Knicks this past Saturday, early on, they reminded me of the Celtics of last season. The starting lineup was Irving-Brown-Tatum-Horford-Baynes, and they were up 26-10. Obviously the game ended a bit closer (103-101), but it made me think of something discussed during the offseason: should Gordon Hayward come off the bench?
Well, lets compare Hayward’s current situation to Andre Iguodala in 2014.