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Larry Legend’s last game

On Saturday afternoon, NBA TV broadcast Game 7 of the 1992 Eastern Conference semifinals between Boston and Cleveland, played at the Richfield Coliseum on Sunday, May 17. The defending champion Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan would take on the...

History of Celtics retired numbers

The biggest quandary that players have when coming to Boston is trying to find a number that hasn’t been retired. There have been 23 numbers retired by the Celtics, more than by any other team by far. We all...

The 1981 Eastern Conference Finals: the greatest playoff series ever

The 1981 Eastern Conference Finals series between fierce foes Boston and Philadelphia is arguably the greatest post-season series in NBA history, especially among non-Finals series. Certainly, it was as good or better than any series in the last 40...

Celtics’ streaks quiz

If one wishes to try the harder All-Star edition of the quiz, try to answer the questions without looking at the multiple choice offerings; extra points only apply as possible if the correct answer to the original question is...

Appreciating the 2001-02 Boston Celtics

On January 8, 2001 Rick Pitino stepped down as head coach of the Boston Celtics. Jim O’Brien was named interim head coach and a new era had begun. There were no championships during this era and it doesn’t even...

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown aggressive in Team USA win over Spain

To be an effective scorer in the NBA, you need to get easy buckets. If you’re a big man, that could mean at-the-rim attempts in the restricted area. If you’re a perimeter shooter, open corner 3’s can...

Tommy Heinsohn: player, coach, broadcaster, Celtics legend

I have a confession. I love Tommy Heinsohn. It really amuses me when opposing fans complain about Tommy and call him “that old guy on the Celtics broadcast.” They really don’t have a clue that Tommy has forgotten...

History Week roundtable: where were you on June 16th, 2008?

Where were you when the Celtics won the title in 2008? Tim MacLean: I was in my living room watching it with my mom. She’s a huge basketball fan and it was one of the last times I watched a...

Nineteen what-ifs over the last nineteen Celtics seasons

It’s History Week here at CelticsBlog, and that means it’s time for reflection and introspection - an opportunity to appreciate the NBA moments that are most meaningful to us and to theorize about what could have been. This article...

A chemistry lesson on History Week: Celtics bonding during Team USA training camp

Even with all the advancements in analytics and player efficiency, it’s difficult to account for team chemistry. Cutting down on low percentage mid-range shots or forgoing offensive rebounds in favor of transition defense might eke out a few...

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Cardinal collapse at USC, 82-78 (OT)

Stanford played perhaps its best half of the season today. They also played another 25 head-scratching minutes. At their...