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Celtics Already Nearing Must-Win Territory As Playoff Push Intensifies

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BOSTON — This past week has proven that playoffs are, in fact, an attainable goal for this year’s Boston Celtics.

Unlike some more fortunate NBA teams, though, the Celtics won’t have the luxury of waiting around until late April for the postseason to start. 421 more words

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Al Jefferson Not Rushing Into Thoughts Of Late-Career Return To Boston

[nesn_embed service=springboard src=”http://cms.springboardplatform.com/embed_iframe/899/video/1488007/nesn003/nesn.com/10″%5DBOSTON — First LeBron James, then Kevin Garnett. Could Al Jefferson be the next player to come home?

The Charlotte Hornets big man wasn’t ready to contemplate such a possibility before taking on the Celtics — the team he began his NBA career with in 2004 — on Friday. 430 more words

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In Isaiah Thomas, Celtics Finally Have Found Much-Needed Closer

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BOSTON — The final possession of Celtics games earlier this season were a study in sloppiness.

Blown plays, subpar looks, questionable ball-handling and one ever-present question: Who would take the last shot? 588 more words

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David Pastrnak, Bruins' Young Stars Shine In Overtime Win Vs. Devils

Pastrnak was among Boston’s best players on the ice against New Jersey. He led the team with nine shot attempts, five shots on goal and two points. 507 more words

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Niklas Svedberg Shows 'Mental Toughness' In Bruins' Win Vs. Devils (Video)

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The Boston Bruins need a solid backup goaltender behind Tuukka Rask, and Niklas Svedberg made a strong case for the job Friday night. 154 more words

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Jae Crowder's Defense On Al Jefferson Turns Tide For Celtics Vs. Hornets

[nesn_embed service=springboard src=”http://cms.springboardplatform.com/embed_iframe/899/video/1487877/nesn003/nesn.com/10″%5DBOSTON — Jae Crowder’s play in the fourth quarter was anything but overlooked, but not all of the appreciation was directed at the right place. 563 more words

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Hockey East Roundup: Northeastern Earns Beanpot Revenge, Downs BU 6-5

[nesn_embed service=springboard src=”http://cms.springboardplatform.com/embed_iframe/899/video/1486213/nesn003/nesn.com/10″%5DNortheastern’s overtime loss to Boston University in the Beanpot championship game Monday understandably left a bitter taste in the Huskies’ mouths.

A huge victory in Friday night’s rematch should make things a little sweeter. 227 more words

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