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  1. Q&A: Coach Brad Stevens on His Surprising Celtics and the New Jor...

    Zach Lowe

    Boston shocked the NBA landscape twice within a two-week period last summer, first dealing Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn, and then hiring Brad Stevens seemingly out of nowhere as Doc Rivers's replacement. No one seemed to even know Steven...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  2. The beginning of a strange new season for the Celtics and the Net...

    Amos Barshad

    The beginning of a strange new season for Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, and their respective teams.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2013
  3. 28-Day NBA Warning: Say Hi to the Brooklyn Bad Guys

    Chris Ryan

    Imagine you're at a party. It's a pretty midsize affair; there are enough people — say 20 — that you can legit call it a party, but it's not like it's raging. You know these people and you like them, but you're ultimately a little bored w...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  4. B.S. Report: Matthew Berry, Bill's Dad, and Zach Lowe

    Bill Simmons

    In Part 1 of 2, Bill dials up ESPN's Matthew Berry to talk about Dwight Howard leaving the Lakers. Then Bill's dad comes on to talk about rebuilding the Celtics and the Boston sports scene. In Part 2, Bill talks to Grantland's Zach Lowe about the mov...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  5. Six Degrees of the Doc Rivers Trade

    Andrew Sharp

    There are two fairly recent precedents for what happened with the Clippers and Celtics and Doc Rivers over the past 10 days. The first began on June 5, 1995, when Pat Riley, while still under contract with the Knicks, sent a secret 14-point memo to t...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  6. Game 6 Madness: The Keys to a Killer Night of Playoff Basketball

    Zach Lowe

    Do you guys remember the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs? They're still in the playoffs, I swear! That Heat-Bucks series was actually this season. I know — it seems like it might have been Miami's first-round series last season, but it really ...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  7. Identity Problems: The Big Questions About Tonight's NBA Playoff ...

    Zach Lowe

    Tonight is a night for both rejoicing and sadness: Depending on the results of three crucial games, including two elimination games, this could be the last night featuring more than two games until next season opens. This is a bad thing for fans seek...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  8. CourtVision: Paul Pierce and Father Time

    Kirk Goldsberry

    A couple of weeks ago I was listening to Grantland's own Jonah Keri talk about some Reds pitcher who had "lost velocity" on his fastball. As he spoke, I wondered what the NBA equivalent of this would be. Baseball has radar guns that reliably identify...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  9. 'Inside the Playbook' NBA Playoffs Preview: Knicks, Celtics, Heat...

    Brett Koremenos

    In preparation for the NBA playoffs, this is the first of four entries breaking down one key play or action central to the success of each playoff-bound team. Check back later this week for the remaining 12 breakdowns. New York Knicks: The Carmel...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  10. Are the Celtics Really This Good Without Rajon Rondo?

    Zach Lowe

    The Celtics are 4-0 without Rajon Rondo and have scored 102.4 points per 100 possessions in that stretch, a mark that would rank 12th overall - about a dozen spots and 2.5 points better than what Boston's putrid offense has done for the season, per N...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  11. We Went There: Knicks-Celtics Bring the Rumors and Melodrama at N...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Just four days after their red, white, and blue football team was squeezed out of the NFL playoffs, Boston's sports fans rose from the ashes and reassembled to hoot and holler once more. This time greenly clad underneath L.L Bean parkas and North Fac...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  12. Sizing Up Small Ball: How the Celtics, Lakers, and the Rest of th...

    Zach Lowe

    Doc Rivers is a candid guy and a very good coach, but I'm not totally buying what he's selling here (via the Boston Herald): Although the Heat occupy his thoughts, Rivers said the current edition of the Celtics wasn't conceived with any one oppone...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  13. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: Miami Proves Better, Faster, Stronger T...

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. GTFO "Good job! Good effort" had...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  14. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: Celtics-Heat Get Whistled While They Wo...

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. Fight Club In Game 2 of the ...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  15. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: The Sixers Get a Smash and Grab, the Th...

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. From the Cradle: Evan Turner T...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  16. About Last Night: Nuggets Get Mamba'd

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Kobe Bryant scored 38 points and Andrew Bynum contributed 27 points and nine boards as the Lakers took a 2-0 lead on the Nuggets, winning 104-100. In dow...

    Blog | May 02, 2012