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Sports World Full of Obama Fans

Usually politically quiet, sports stars come out in favor of new prez

(Newser) - Barack Obama's powers of inspiration and unification reach beyond the political world: "All around the country, athletes responded to the new president," Gwen Knapp writes for the San Francisco Chronicle. The inauguration sparked tears from big men who take physical punishment for a living, and Obama's rise has... More »

For Lakers, It's Tonight or Never

To break Celtics curse, Lakers have to show up for Game 3

(Newser) - The Boston team that dominated the court in Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals isn't the same Celtics crew that eked out wins against Atlanta, Cleveland, and Detroit. But the Lakers may only have just noticed that, writes Mark Heisler in the Los Angeles Times. For Kobe &... More »

C's Best Cavs, Take 3-2 Series Lead

(Newser) - Someone is going to have to win in Boston to keep the Celtics from winning their 17th NBA title. Cleveland hopes for one more chance. Kevin Garnett had 26 points and 16 rebounds, Rajon Rondo added 20 points and 13 assists, and the Celtics beat the Cavaliers 96-89 on Wednesday... More »

Celtics Top Punchless Cavaliers

Boston wins Game 2 handily as LeBron struggles again

(Newser) - Paul Pierce and Ray Allen found their shooting touch. LeBron James can only hope he left his in Cleveland. Pierce scored 19 points, Kevin Garnett added 13 with 12 rebounds, and Allen broke out of a seven-quarter scoring drought with 16 points to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cavaliers... More »

Hawks Force Celtics to Game 7

Joe Johnson's three-pointer with a minute remaining holds up

(Newser) - Atlanta just won't let go of its first trip to the postseason in nine years. The playoff team with the worst record did it again to the team with the best mark, forcing an improbable Game 7 with the Boston Celtics, as Joe Johnson hit a crucial 3-pointer with 1:... More »

Celtics Top Hawks, Lead Series 3-2

(Newser) - Takedowns and menacing gestures. Double technicals and flagrant fouls. And the Boston Celtics are heading to Atlanta to try to deliver the knockout punch. Paul Pierce scored a playoff-high 22 points and Ray Allen hit three 3-pointers in the middle of the third quarter Wednesday night to turn back the... More »

Allen, Garnett Lead Celtics to Win Over Hawks

Game 1 loss leaves Atlanta winless against Boston this season

(Newser) - Ray Allen scored 18 points and Kevin Garnett had 16 as the two newcomers who led the Boston Celtics to the NBA's best record sparked them to a 104-81 win last night in their playoff opener against the Atlanta Hawks. Rookie Al Horford led the Hawks with 20 points and... More »

Celtics Prevent Hawks From Clinching

Cassell, Boston keep Atlanta from reaching playoffs for first time since 1999

(Newser) - Sam Cassell and Boston's backups outplayed Atlanta's starters in the fourth quarter, and the Celtics prevented the Hawks from clinching their first playoff berth since 1999 with a 99-89 victory tonight. Atlanta would have ended the NBA's longest playoff drought with a victory, because Indiana lost to Charlotte earlier today.... More »

C's Cough Up Lead, Beat Bucks in OT

New Big Three return to lead the Green

(Newser) - The Big Three were back to build a big lead, but the Boston Celtics' reserves coughed it up and had to come back in overtime for a 107-104 victory over Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday. Eddie House's 3-pointer gave Boston a lead with 1:29 left in overtime, and the Celtics... More »

Celtics Top Bobcats Without Big Three

Stars don't play, but Powe helps Boston clinch home-court

(Newser) - Even without the Big Three, the Boston Celtics had enough firepower to make history. Leon Powe had 22 points and nine rebounds, leading a makeshift lineup of Celtics who were never threatened in a 101-78 win over the Charlotte Bobcats last night that not only clinched home-court advantage throughout the... More »

Pierce, Celtics Swat Hornets in Rematch

Hawks stave off charging Bulls, Magic best Bucks

(Newser) - The Big Three all hit double digits last night, as the Celtics cruised to a 112-92 victory over the Hornets, the AP reports, avenging a loss in New Orleans last week. Paul Pierce led the pack with 27 points, and was joined by Kevin Garnett's 21 and Ray Allen's 12.... More »

Celtics Finish Impressive Texas Sweep

Allen hits winning shot as Boston downs Dallas

(Newser) - The Boston Celtics accomplished something last night that no team in the NBA has done in six seasons: complete a three-game sweep in Texas. The Celtics finished off the rare feat with a 94-90 win over the Dallas Mavericks, reports the Associated Press. Boston gave San Antonio its first loss... More »

Celtics Defense Stops Rockets' Streak at 22

Kings blast past Warriors, Suns get 5th straight over Blazers

(Newser) - The Rockets had followed 22 straight games with victorious press conferences, and nothing short of the NBA's best team could change that tune. With a decisive 94-74 win, the Boston Celtics ended Houston's win streak and held them to their lowest score this season. "I've never seen defense like... More »

Pierce, Celtics Top Spurs 93-91

Allen-less Boston bests defending champs

(Newser) - The Boston Celtics came from behind and defeated the San Antonio Spurs 93-91 in Texas, despite being without the services of all-star Ray Allen, who missed his second consecutive game with a jammed left ankle. The Celtics other two stars stepped up in his absence; Paul Pierce scored 22 points... More »

Absent Allen, Celtics Cruise Past Bucks

Jefferson hits winning shot for Nets, Suns explode against Kings

(Newser) - Kevin Garnett scored 19 points and Kevin House had 17 as the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 99-77, reports the Associated Press. Ray Allen sat out with a bruised heel. With Allen out, recent signing Sam Cassell made his biggest contribution so far to the Celtics as he hit... More »

Celts, Big Three Top Sonics for 10th Straight

Magic rout Clippers, Knicks stop bleeding against Heat

(Newser) - Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett had 18 point apiece, with Paul Pierce contributing 14 points (all in the first quarter) and eleven assists as the Big Three last night led Boston to a 111-82 rout of the woeful Supersonics, the AP reports. The win is the Celts' tenth straight. Seattle... More »

Sixers Can't Overcome Slow Start Vs. Celtics

Red-hot Boston snaps Philly's four-game winning streak

(Newser) - Boston blazed out to a 15-0 lead and never looked back in a 100-86 win in front of a sold-out crowd in Philadelphia, its ninth consecutive victory. The Celtics pushed the Sixers into a mostly perimeter offense in which they shot 32% and had only 11 points on the fast... More »

McGrady Boosts Rockets to 18th Straight Win

Celtics blow past Grizzlies, Blazers outscore Knicks

(Newser) - Tracy McGrady scored 41 points and dished out nine assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a 106-96 win over the New Orleans Hornets last night, reports the Houston Chronicle. The win is the 18th in a row for the Rockets, the fourth longest streak in NBA history. Chris Paul... More »

Celtics Outlast Haggard Bobcats

Despite strong effort from undermanned Charlotte, C's survive, 108-100

(Newser) - Despite only being able to field a roster of nine men, Charlotte put up a fight yesterday before succumbing to Boston 108-100, the Boston Herald reports.  "We're playing with what we have," said Bobcats' coach Sam Vincent. With the lineup chipped away by injury, Charlotte still started... More »

'Big Three' Drop Third Straight

Re-fueled Suns make easy work of Celtics 85-77

(Newser) - With two straight losses behind them, and the offensive heavyweight Phoenix up next, the once-unbeatable Celtics focused on defense. Boston managed to hold the Suns to just 85 points, but 39% shooting led to a season-low 77 points, and a season-first third consecutive loss. "Tonight we were bad,"... More »

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