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  1. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe: "All those years, all those playoff series, and we've never seen anything like this around here. One playoff game in which the visitor leads late, real late, and loses? Sure. It happens. You know, you can't win 'em all. ...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  2. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe: "I can hear the weeping and wailing among the faithful. 'Perk? Perk! How could they give up Perk?' Well, here's how: You trade Perk if in return you get someone who is a much more accomplished basketball player and one w...

    Blog | February 25, 2011
  3. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe: "The Knicks made the Celtics dig very deep to bag this one. The score doesn't lie: This was an old-fashioned NBA game showcasing extraordinary offensive skill, the kind of entertainment spectacle that made the league gre...

    Blog | December 16, 2010
  4. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe: "It was won in the beginning. It was preserved in the end. "Leads come and go in the NBA, where great shooters reside and where the 24-second clock eliminates the idea of holding the ball. Funky stuff happens at the end ...

    Blog | May 17, 2010
  5. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe: "The Celtics had to sign Rajon Rondo long-term, didn't they? He's far too good to be allowed to slip away, and what was their alternative? They have nice backup guards, but no true backup point guard. If one of their vet...

    Blog | November 03, 2009
  6. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe: "The principals on both sides understand that this was only the beginning of a very long journey. By the next time they meet, in 121 days, we will have gone through Thanksgiving, Christmas, Elvis's Birthday, the Super Bo...

    Blog | October 28, 2009
  7. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe: "The time has come to appreciate the lovable spunk of this Celtics team. There is no Kevin Garnett, nor is there a Leon Powe. James Posey and P.J. Brown are home watching on the high-def. The entire experience is di...

    Blog | May 13, 2009
  8. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Celtics vs. Lakers Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe: "Embrace it. Ogle it. Relish it. But, above all, believe it. The Boston Celtics did not just win franchise championship No. 17 last night. They snatched it. They swallowed it. They demanded it. So th...

    Blog | June 18, 2008
  9. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Celtics vs. Lakers Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe: "That was all prelude to the 'Leon Powe Show' in the first 4 1/2 minutes of the fourth quarter. Powe brought the crowd to its feet on the first Boston possession when he beat the shot clock with an a...

    Blog | June 09, 2008
  10. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Celtics vs. Lakers Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe: "Don't get cocky. Resist the urge to fire off that sarcastic e-mail to your old college roommate currently residing in Reseda. Just appreciate the fact that the championship of the world's greatest ba...

    Blog | June 06, 2008
  11. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Celtics vs. Pistons Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe: "It was 100-99, Celtics. 1:04 remaining. Once a 17-point lead, even a 15-point lead way back in the beginning of this very period. Out of bounds play underneath their own basket. Celtics need a ...

    Blog | May 29, 2008
  12. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Celtics vs. Cavaliers Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe: '"The Truth' may be a reach, but he sure lived up to his Captain's title yesterday. Paul Pierce brought his certified 'A' game to a deciding seventh game against the Cavaliers. He stood tall in the ...

    Blog | May 19, 2008
  13. July 16th. Big NBA Day.

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kelly Dwyer Next-to nothing happened in the NBA over the weekend, but I've already made three quarts of iced tea, I've but eight hours until PTI (fingers crossed for a Bob Ryan appearance), and I'm going to treat today like we're hours away...

    Blog | July 16, 2007