Rajon Rondo's departure would make the Celtics' future much murkier.
It's no coincidence that Jared Sullinger has struggled during Boston's skid.
Jeff Green is having his best season, but it hasn't translated into team success.
Rajon Rondo broke out his A-game as the Celtics dominated rival L.A.
Anyone else wonder what Rondo and Kobe talked about at breakfast?
Rajon Rondo is doing some things well, but the Celtics need more.
The C's must find a way to get Kelly Olynyk more involved in the offense.
Restless mailbaggers are already calling for Celtics roster tweaks.
The Celtics' expected strength -- their stingy defense -- has been a bust.
The Celtics found no silver lining in a near-upset of LeBron's Cavs.
The Celtics can use the Cavs' visit on Friday as a huge motivator.
In an unlikely early-season scenario, the C's offense is putting up elite numbers.
Rajon Rondo's early success doesn't figure to go unnoticed for long.
Mailbag: The Celtics' three-guard alignment is an intriguing look.
Brad Stevens' expectations for his team are outlined clearly in the locker room.
Rajon Rondo needs to re-establish himself as being worthy of the spotlight.
The Celtics could ride their defense to more wins than most expect.
The 3-pointer could be the Celtics' best weapon this season.
Celtics rookie James Young is just scratching the surface of his potential.
The C's will find out how good they are in a hurry in a tough first month.
The C's may find that mental toughness they were missing last season.
Avery Bradley says a D-League stint in Maine launched his NBA success.
Evan Turner is showing no signs of letting up on or off the court.
Can the Celtics play top-10 defense? It's not as crazy as it sounds.
Celtics rookie Dwight Powell hopes he's found his home in Boston.
Brad Stevens will mix and match players to figure out his best roster.
Tyler Zeller's ability to get up and down the floor has enthusiasm running high.
Kelly Olynyk is poised to become a big part of Brad Stevens' rotation.
As the Celtics begin training camp, Brad Stevens can focus on the future.
Rajon Rondo is sticking with his story; Danny Ainge is sticking with his guard.
Celtics president Rich Gotham sees a bright future.
Solid shooter Marcus Thornton could have a big impact off the Celtics bench.
Brad Stevens has had his eyes on Tyler Zeller for quite some time.
The Celtics' best bet is to wait for a 2015 summer blockbuster.
With the Celtics still sorting their moving pieces, mailbaggers wonder what's next.
The Celtics will need to do some maneuvering to add veteran bodies.
The Celtics' race to rebuild could benefit from a slow and steady pace.
There were no fireworks as the C's added Marcus Smart and James Young.
As the NBA draft arrives, where does Rajon Rondo fit in Boston's plans?
With the draft days away the Celtics have plenty of options to consider.
The Celtics must consider all their options for Thursday's NBA draft.
Noah Vonleh would be thrilled to get a draft-night call from his hometown team.
Draft mailbag: Trading down might be the Celtics' best bet.
Colton Iverson hopes to earn a spot on the C's after playing in Turkey last year.
It may not sound appealing to C's fans, but a slow rebuild could beat a quick fix.
What's next for the Celtics? Here are six scenarios on the table.
With another instance of bad luck, the Celtics have had enough of the lottery.
The Celtics hope their luck in the draft lottery is about to change.
At NBA combine, Danny Ainge and the C's rely on their own measuring system.
Danny Ainge's window of opportunity is here, though the future is murky.
As the C's end a miserable campaign, Ainge is optimistic about the offseason.
Brad Stevens wants to see the best of the Celtics over the last few games.
C's rookie guard Phil Pressey was one ray of sunshine in a miserable March.
Brad Stevens knows a big man would help Boston's defense immensely.
Mailbag: As the season winds down, the C's are still seeking the right combos.
A nine-stitch wound to his face couldn't stop Rajon Rondo from trying to win.
How Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley play together will be something to watch.
Rajon Rondo missed a triple-double but did more than enough to beat the Heat.
The Celtics' recent regression is wearing on Brad Stevens and Kris Humphries.
Rajon Rondo enjoys the support of Wyc Grousbeck, who wants his PG to stay.
Jeff Green has 17 games to prove he can be an impact player for Boston.
Celtics rookie Kelly Olynyk has been looking pretty sharp of late.
Rajon Rondo passed Bill Russell for fifth on the Celtics' all-time assists list.
Paul Pierce praised Rajon Rondo after the C's finally got the best of the Nets.
A look at where the Celtics stand in the cutthroat battle for last.
Jordan Crawford reflected on his time in Boston after the Warriors routed the C's.
While most 20-40 teams would mail in the last 22 games, not these Celtics.
Up from the D-League, Chris Babb aims to bring energy to the lifeless Celtics.
Rajon Rondo has shown he's still able to get under opponents' skin.
Gerald Wallace made the most of a tough first year in Boston.
Let's join Rajon Rondo and the C's in considering Birthdaygate case closed.
Birthdaygate stirs up old questions on Rondo, but it's best if we just move on.
Rajon Rondo's defiance allows the issue of his absence to fester.
Could Jimmer Fredette be a trade-deadline consolation prize for the Celts?
Give Kris Humphries credit for continuing to give the Celtics his all.
Tired of trade rumors, Rajon Rondo can control his own future in free agency.
The C's stood pat at the trade deadline, but that's not a bad thing at all.
Amid all the rumors, the C's aren't too concerned about trade deadline day.
Brandon Bass says he's prepared for whatever the trade deadline brings.
Despite their lowly record, the Celtics still are worth keeping an eye on.
A look at the state of the C's at the break and where they're headed.
As the trade deadline nears, are the Celtics in for another shake-up?
Chris Johnson brings energy and talent to a team in need of both.
Kelly Olynyk isn't Dirk Nowitzki, but it's fun to consider with the Mavs in town.
Jared Sullinger's double-double dominance is helping the C's win.
With Rajon Rondo clicking, the Celtics' offense is rounding into shape.
The Celtics' Jeff Green continues to struggle to find his comfort zone.
Despite long odds, the Celtics aren't giving up on a playoff bid.
Rajon Rondo looked like his old, dynamic self against the Magic.
Kris Humphries is working hard to help C's rookies to develop a strong ethic.
As the Celtics keep losing, mailbaggers remain conflicted on what they want.
Brad Stevens has challenged Jared Sullinger to play beyond his years.
Paul Pierce and KG passed the torch to Rondo, but how long will he carry it?
Kevin Garnett managed to hold it together, but it wasn't easy.
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett expect an emotional return to Boston.
Rajon Rondo just needs a little more time to regain full strength.
A Rajon Rondo contract extension makes sense, but not until this summer.
Midseason grades for the struggling Celtics: Is anyone flunking out?
Will Phil Pressey's impressive push continue as Rondo rounds into form?
Rajon Rondo is looking to build on his encouraging return from an ACL tear.
The Celtics expect that Rondo won't be playoff-caliber Rondo for a while.
The Celtics' future begins now with Rajon Rondo poised to come back.
The scuffling Celtics won't have trouble fitting Rajon Rondo into the mix.
Brad Stevens won't listen to any excuses for the Celtics' slump.
Jerryd Bayless has shown he can help the Celtics in a variety of ways.
As Celtics losses pile up, mailbaggers want movement one way or another.
The Celtics' progress this season can't be measured in wins and losses.
Despite short-term failure, Brad Stevens' loyalty will pay dividends.
Kelly Olynyk is trying to ride out the ups and downs of his rookie season.
Although flying under the radar, Kris Humphries has become a big help.
The C's nearly blew another huge lead but produced big stops at the finish.
The C's want to get back to basics after suffering through a recent decline on D.
The Celtics are ready to get back to work after a Christmas break refresh.
Although out of the spotlight, the Celtics don't mind having Christmas off.
The C's are stuck in a rut of 36-minute letdowns after strong first quarters.
The C's are working overtime as Rajon Rondo ramps up his comeback quest.
The undersized Celtics are getting rebounding help from all corners.
Back from a knee injury, Kris Humphries made the most of his opportunity.
Presumed defensive ace Avery Bradley is flashing great offensive skills.
Jeff Green stifled Carmelo Anthony as the C's rallied to nip the Knicks.
Mailbag: Let's consult the crystal ball on Jordan Crawford's future.
Doc Rivers got emotional after being showered with love by Celtics fans.
Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce dug deep for their reunion with the Celtics.
The first Celtics-Nets matchup finds the teams in surprising places.
After the C's biggest rout of the season, Brad Stevens skips the cartwheels.
Jordan Crawford came to Boston as a wild card but has turned into an ace.
Kris Humphries made the most of more minutes to help the C's top Denver.
The C's are seeing that success requires togetherness just as much as talent.
Tanksters who settled on a lost Celtics season need to reevaluate.
The Celtics otherwise-solid defense needs to reduce opponents' easy hoops.
The C's crushed the Cavs and treated Brad Stevens to Gino Time.
As his fourth-quarter outburst showed, Jared Sullinger won't back down.
Not known for his defense, Jared Sullinger fared well through a big test.
Although inconsistent, Celtics big man Victor Faverani has shown some upside.
Too many turnovers are dooming the C's, who can ill afford any mistakes.
His bad back behind him, Jared Sullinger looks ready to raise his game.
The Celtics found out they aren't good enough to win with a halfhearted effort.
With a revamped shot, Courtney Lee is aiming to cement a rotation spot.
Gerald Wallace is providing a spark, not complaining, after moving to the bench.
Avery Bradley's offense has flourished since he's been switched to off guard.
It's still early, but Brandon Bass is shaping up as an elite defender.
Believe it or not, there are silver linings in the Celtics' 0-4 start.
As the Celtics' season begins, keep Brad Stevens' mantra in mind: It's a process.
With the season near, the Celtics' starting five is still anyone's guess.
The Celtics might struggle, but that doesn't mean they won't be interesting.
Keith Bogans brings experience, maturity and talent to a young C's team.
Brad Stevens is counting on Jeff Green to do it all in the C's new system.
The Celtics' D needs Brandon Bass to fill the void left by Kevin Garnett.
Brad Stevens wasn't intimidated in the least for his first day at Celtics camp.
A confident Courtney Lee looks forward to playing better in the C's backcourt.
Jeff Green is ready and willing to be one of the Celtics' "go-to guys."
The Celtics' Jared Sullinger needs to show he can learn from his mistake.
Kelly Olynyk fit a charity visit to Canobie Lake Park into his dream summer.
Rajon Rondo should be the Celtics' next captain. But for how long?
Why Celtics fans shouldn't be dreading the upcoming season.
The Celtics are facing a decision on whether to keep Shavlik Randolph.
Brazilian big man Vitor Faverani brings size and intrigue to the Celtics.
Courtney Lee and Jordan Crawford could be on the bubble with the C's logjam.
After a tumultuous offseason, the Celtics need Avery Bradley to fill a larger role.
Pierce, KG lament leaving Rondo behind with tough years ahead for C's.
In his Nets intro, Paul Pierce still hadn't fully moved on from Boston.
Still trying to make sense of the Celtics' Kris Humphries signing.
Brad Stevens has had a head-spinning start to his job as Celtics coach.
Keith Bogans welcomes the chance to be the veteran leader of the Celtics.
MarShon Brooks is the most intriguing player coming to the C's from the Nets.
Does the Celtics' long-haired rookie with the sweet touch remind you of anyone?
For the rebuilding Celtics, is Fab Melo worth waiting for?
Brandon Bass likes what he's sees of the Celtics, but is he part of the plan?
Jeff Green and the rest of the Celtics' core scoff at talk of a rebuilding phase.
Not lacking confidence, Phil Pressey likes his chances of sticking with the Celtics.
Brad Stevens relishes the opportunity to be fully immersed in the Celtics.
Kelly Olynyk was burned by Butler but won't hold it against Brad Stevens.
The Brad Stevens-Rajon Rondo dynamic is the key for the Celtics.
Danny Ainge and the Celtics are giving Brad Stevens a chance to step up.
The Celtics had an eye on second-round pick Colton Iverson for some time.
Danny Ainge says the rebuilding of the Celtics doesn't have to take long.
The C's big deal stole his spotlight, but Kelly Olynyk will get a chance to shine.
As the dust settles after the C's breakup, let's outline the rebuilding blueprint.
With KG and Pierce following Doc out the door, the Celtics' future looks murky.
Doc and Danny offered slightly different versions of how the coach left Boston.
Doc Rivers' goodbye will hopefully shed some light on what's next for Boston.
A sour finish shouldn't obscure Doc Rivers' sweet success with the Celtics.
As the Doc Rivers/Clippers drama unfolds, the absurdity level rises.
The back-and-forth between Ainge and the Clippers isn't helping the C's.
Doc Rivers seemed willing to go, but that doesn't mean he won't stay.
While the C's would surely miss Doc, it's KG's departure we're worried about.
Even if the Clippers deal falls through, Doc may not be welcome in Boston.
Could the C's facilitate a faster rebulld by shipping Doc and KG to the Clips?
In an era of coaching musical chairs, Doc and the C's share a rare loyalty.
Doc Rivers' departure from the Celtics would change everything.
Worried C's mailbaggers want to know: What's up with Doc?
Jeff Green needs to show the Celtics he can fully deliver on his promise.
Many questions surround the Celtics' offseason, with few definitive answers.
Add Ryan McDonough to the Celtics' ever-expanding front-office tree.
Courtney Lee had an up-and-down first season in Boston. Will he be back?
Tell us which Celtics you'd bring back, and which ones you'd send packing.
Avery Bradley reversed his falling fortunes by sparking a Game 6 rally.
Welcome to another murky offseason. Boston's brass has a hard road ahead.
KG's historic rebounding has given the C's a chance to steal this series.
The C's are voicing support for their ex-teammate's decision to come out.
Added duties have overwhelmed Avery Bradley at the worst of times.
After a disappointing season, Jason Terry entered the wayback machine.
Truth is, there's no fight left in this beaten-down Celtics team.
Home after a long, emotional absence, the C's are the ones who need a lift.
With KG limited by fouls, the Celtics fell into a 2-0 hole versus the Knicks.
Despite Doc Rivers' praise, Brandon Bass says he can't be perfect in a loss.
C's went from being the savvy veteran team to playing against one.
The Celtics led the Knicks for much of Game 1 but were done in by turnovers.
Doc & Co. hope to turn the page on Boston's tragic week with a win in NYC.
Kevin Garnett's presence gives the Celtics a fighting chance.
Despite being the No. 7 seed, the Celtics insist they're not underdogs.
Courtney Lee seems to have solidified a spot in the Celtics' playoff rotation.
The Celtics hope Jason Terry finally achieves liftoff in the playoffs.
With four games left, Doc's troops are struggling with poor play and health.
After bouncing in and out of the NBA, Shavlik Randolph has seized a C's role.
KG's mere presence turns the Celtics into a better, more confident team.
Proud new Celtic Jordan Crawford has selective amnesia for Washington.
Doc Rivers confirmed the obvious: The C's want to finish 7th and avoid Miami.
Terrence Williams comes up big by embracing a small but key role.
Without KG, Brandon Bass is growing into his role as a more vocal leader.
With the playoffs just around the corner we answer your Celtics questions.
Let's hope a Celtics-Heat playoff battle isn't wishful thinking.
It's time to let Shavlik Randolph loose and see what he can do for the Celtics.
By resting Kevin Garnett, the Celtics have decided to ease into the playoffs.
The Celtics' Jordan Crawford is unpredictable, which is half the fun.
Some 'baggers are worried, but don't get down on JET and the Celtics.
The Celtics' best bet on offense is to run, run and run some more.
Jeff Green's performance was a crowd-pleaser even if the result wasn't.
The Celtics host the smoking-hot Heat riding a winning streak of their own.
Dialed in on offense and defense, Courtney Lee keeps helping the C's win.
Jason Terry's season finally took off when the Heat visited Boston in January.
Avery Bradley's relentless D is closely tied to the C's resurgence.
Jeff Green and Jason Terry sparked the bench as Boston ripped the Raptors.
Celtics fans wonder how Doc Rivers will approach the season's stretch run.
Jason Terry had all the angles covered in helping beat the Hawks.
Jeff Green has settled in as a major contributor for the Celtics.
The Celtics won't go away when things get tough, as the Pacers found out.
Knowing he'll be needed for the playoffs, Kevin Garnett is conserving his energy.
After blocking a trade, Chris Wilcox hopes to prove his worth to the Celtics.
Terrence Williams parlayed a 10-day deal into a future in Boston.
The Celtics shut down the Warriors by employing a rare zone defense.
C's 'pitbulls' Avery Bradley, Courtney Lee are primed to stop Steph Curry.
With the deadline passed, mailbaggers wonder where the C's go from here.
Terrence Williams' playmaking skills could help him stick with the Celtics.
The C's added Jordan Crawford but will rely on the same core down the stretch.
Unfazed by the trade deadline, the C's are focused on improving their play.
It's not worth breaking up this Celtics' core just for the sake of change.
As trade deadline nears, Danny Ainge has huge decisions to make.
KG says he's staying put, upping the odds the rest of the Celtics do, too
Somehow, bad injury luck has saved the Celtics' season.
How will the Celtics survive yet another season-ending injury?
For Jason Terry and the Celtics, experience has been paying off.
Mailbag: The C's are clicking, but can they keep it up with a depleted roster?
Can the Celtics' stronger D prop up their weaker O without Rondo?
Dealt dual injury blows, the Celtics are soldiering on sans Sullinger and Rondo.
The C's need Brandon Bass to recapture his '11-12 form now more than ever.
The Bradley-Lee backcourt's D is helping the Celtics click without Rondo.
With no Rondo, Doc Rivers' ability to draw up plays has greater importance.
Doc Rivers and his team say their goals won't change without Rajon Rondo.
Ray Allen's homecoming is the least of the skidding Celtics' worries vs. Miami.
Paul Pierce's ongoing struggles sank the Celtics' hopes against the Knicks.
Time for the Celtics to take out the trash (no, we're not talking KG-Melo).
Celtics midseason grades: There's plenty of room for improvement.
Celtics mailbag: Doc's frustration could mean a shake-up's in store.
The Celtics and Bulls meet again in measuring-stick game.
Austin Rivers' debut against his dad's team spurs a mix of emotions -- and a Celtics clunker.
Rajon Rondo reminds one and all of his skills with another triple-double.
Layup line: News, views and notes from the Celtics' sweet 5-0 week.
The Celtics are soaring on a five-game win streak after eclipsing the Rockets.
For Jared Sullinger, that extra nudge from KG sparks his inner beast.
One year after heart surgery, Jeff Green celebrated by slam-dunking the Suns.
Good news -- the Celtics are drawing ire from opponents again.
Paul Pierce stuck it to the Knicks again, kissing New York goodbye.
Questions abound as the Celtics travel to Madison Square Garden.
The Celtics' offense disappeared again, spoiling Avery Bradley's return.
Avery Bradley will help the Celtics' defense, but he can't do it all himself.
It's not going to be easy for the Celtics to turn things around. Can they do it?
A roller-coaster start has the Celtics hovering at .500. Is it time to panic?
The Celtics finally will get a chance to push back against the Nets.
It's a make/miss league, but the Celtics' primary problem is still team defense.
Rajon Rondo's take on the 13-13 Celtics? "We are what our record is."
It's probably not long-term, but the C's need Jason Terry starting.
Paul Pierce was sharper than ever in powering the Celtics past the Cavs.
It's looking like time for Doc Rivers to shake up the slumping Celtics.
Will Avery Bradley's return be just what the Celtics need?
The Celtics are pretty pleased after an ugly win versus the Mavs. Burn the film!
Doc Rivers likes the Celtics' cranked-up defense, but consistency is the key.
Sixers coach Doug Collins' pregame ploy backfired as Boston's old dogs bit back.
Rajon Rondo seeks W's for the Celtics, not triple-doubles for himself.
The Celtics seem to be on the rise, but 'baggers know that consistency is key.
Despite their so-so start, the Celtics are seeing signs for optimism.
The Celtics squashed Doc Rivers' "soft" talk in a rout of the Blazers.
Rajon Rondo's costly outburst aside, the Celtics are searching for real toughness.
Getting ejected wasn't smart, but Rajon Rondo showed some fight in backing KG.
Mailbag: Are the Celtics missing something or do they just need time?
Speedy Leandro Barbosa is making fast friends with the Celtics.
Jeff Green lit up the Thunder in his first tilt versus his former team.
Some growing pains were expected, but the Celtics are still a mess on D.
As Rajon Rondo stretches his assist streak, even Doc Rivers is onboard.
Jared Sullinger has bounced back from benching in New Jersey.
Jason Terry is already stumping for Rajon Rondo's MVP campaign.
Despite the drawbacks of sitting his starters, Doc stands by his plan.
Jeff Green wiped away his frustration with a monster dunk over Al Jefferson.
Brandon Bass quietly resumes his pivotal role with the Celtics.
We preach patience while the 'baggers beef about Celtics' slow start.
Doc Rivers is probing for better play out of Jeff Green, who has struggled so far.
Chris Wilcox rescued the Celtics, making a big impact despite little court time.
While acknowledging a slow start, Jason Terry says the C's bench will deliver.
Jared Sullinger showed he should remain in the starting-lineup mix for the Celtics.
The Celtics don't play the Heat for three months, but the rivalry won't cool off.
After a lackluster season debut, Jeff Green vows to crank it up a notch.
The Celtics' defense can't get much worse than it was against the Heat.
This year's Celtics may have more talent than the '07-08 champs did.
The Quiet Truth? Don't let the lack of hype fool you. Paul Pierce is pumped up.
Celtics fans wonder if it's smart to bank on SG depth to back up PG Rondo.
Courtney Lee is still finding himself and the best way he can help the Celtics.
Doc Rivers is eager to get the Celtics' exhibition games out of the way.
Jeff Green's one-handed jam Saturday served as a milestone in his recovery.
Darko Milicic won't live up to draft hype, but faces no pressure in Boston.
Doc Rivers is toying with employing a variety of starting lineups.
Celtics hope to create an all-for-one bond during their European trip.
Why Courtney Lee took less money to chase a banner in Boston.
Less than a year after heart surgery, Jeff Green is thrilled to be playing.
New Celtic Jason Terry gives Boston one more reason to embrace him.
Doc Rivers left no doubt: The Celtics are Rajon Rondo's team.
Mailbag: Celtics' reloaded roster raises new questions -- and new possibilities.
It's hard to believe, but the Celtics' offseason wish list has come true.
After heart surgery, Chris Wilcox is eager to make up for lost time with the Celtics.
Celtics C Fab Melo is still pretty raw, but flashed some potential in Orlando.
Fighting for a job, Joseph knows he has to go against his passive nature.
You don't have to be happy for Ray Allen, but don't waste energy being angry.
E'Twaun Moore is gunning for a C's roster spot via strong summer league play.
Sullinger shows NBA potential in summer league debut with Celtics.
It's time to accept that Ray Allen isn't coming back. What's next for the C's?
Will Celtics fans ever forgive Ray Allen for jumping ship to join the Heat?
Uncertainty about his role and playing time could push Ray Allen to Miami.
As last season showed, the Celtics really can't have too many bodies.
Jared Sullinger has no complaints about slipping in the draft and landing in Boston.
Rejoice! Kevin Garnett, the Celtics' Big Domino in free agency, fell into place.
The C's will be thrilled if Jared Sullinger or Fab Melo pans out like Avery Bradley.
It wasn't the plan, but bringing back the band could be the Celtics' best option .
Talent defeated will in Game 7, leaving the Celtics to look back instead of ahead.
Doc says the C's will try to stop LeBron in Game 7 with the D "we always play."
Paul Pierce disappeared in Game 6, but don't count him out for Game 7.
Throughout the playoffs, the Celtics' success has started with stops.
Can togetherness carry the Celtics in Game 5 against the Heat?
The Celtics' bench has come up big in this postseason battle of superstars.
KG and the Celtics pushed back (and up) to beat the Heat in Game 3.
The Celtics are confident entering Game 3 despite a 2-0 deficit to the Heat.
Rajon Rondo's performance deserved a gold star, not an asterisk.
The Celtics look to make life more difficult in the paint for the Heat.
After torching the Heat in the regular season, Rondo disappeared in Game 1.
Doc Rivers and the Big Three are unfazed by the quick turnaround in Miami.
Ray Allen shoots down questions by finally finding the range.
How much will the Celtics' big-game experience matter against the Sixers?
The C's abysmal O cost them in Philly, so it's back to Boston for Game 7.
Greg Stiemsma rose to the occasion, helping the Celtics stay with the Sixers.
The more difficult path has become the road most traveled for the Celtics.
The Celtics' trademark half-court defense faltered, and it cost them Game 4.
Once again, the Celtics make life difficult for themselves as the 76ers gain new life.
Can't spell chameleon without C's: Which team will show up for Game 4 in Philly?
After struggling in Boston, the Celtics exploded for a Game 3 rout in Philly.
The Celtics' playoff experience didn't count for much in Game 2.
With yet another triple-double, Rajon Rondo backs up his swagger.
Taking care of the ball and staying healthy are key for the C's vs. Philly.
Paul Pierce closed out the Hawks, but the C's need his ailing knee to hold up.
The odds heavily favor the Celtics to advance... unless they blow Game 6.
The Celtics could have made their lives easier. But what's the fun in that?
Paul Pierce shook off a knee injury to rope-a-dope the Hawks.
Ray Allen doesn't take it easy, giving the Celtics a big lift in his return.
Rajon Rondo has come a long way, but he still may have some growing up to do.
Paul Pierce's old-pro effort helped the Celtics steal home-court advantage.
Doc Rivers likes how the Celtics deal with adversity. They'll get another chance.
As bad as Game 1 went for the Celtics, they still hung with the Hawks.
With KG behind him, young Avery Bradley is emerging as a key Celtic.
Paul Pierce dished out The Truth as the C's clinched the Atlantic.
Greg Stiemsma is on the rise, providing the Celtics with a shot-blocking presence.
Road back-to-back-to-backs kick off a grueling stretch run for the Celtics.
The return of good-natured Mickael Pietrus was a pleasant surprise.
The defense-first Celtics showed the Heat they can score with the best of them.
Readers wonder how having Ray Allen come off the bench will play out.
Ray Allen sacrificed his starting role for a chance at greater team success.
Doc Rivers ripped the Celtics, who again made things difficult for themselves.
Doc Rivers may have a dilemma on his hands when Ray Allen returns.
Rajon Rondo's performances under the spotlight bode well for the playoffs.
Keyon Dooling is coming on strong, finally earning Doc Rivers' trust.
The Celtics' postseason path is uncertain. Which route would be easiest?
Mickael Pietrus' head injury hit home, but the injury-depleted Celtics soldier on.
The Celtics aren't the only ones looking for a big. Our readers are, too.
Jermaine O'Neal's relationship with the Celtics ended with broken dreams.
The Celtics aren't expecting much in their search for a body to help the frontcourt.
The C's stay the same for the stretch run -- until they get bigger via buyout.
Doc wants to keep the C's intact, but another C would help KG.
The C's pushed back against the Clips, showing they can still get physical.
Something was missing in the end, but don't count the Celtics or Lakers out.
It seems the good old Celtics may not be ready to turn the page just yet.
The Celtics can't control all the trade rumors, but winning sure helps.
With his name resurfacing in trade talks, Rajon Rondo showed his true value.
The Celtics' next 12 games could tell us all we need to know about their future.
Avery Bradley is flashing real skills, and could stick in the Celtics' rotation.
Celtics Mailbag: Yes, trade season's here again and everyone has an opinion
Mickael Pietrus brings smiles with his energy, but wants to tighten his D.
The up-and-down Celtics' search for consistency could take a while.
The Celtics hit the road having squandered opportunities in Boston.
Mailbag: KG's toughness, Jermaine's potential and the revolving lineup.
Unfazed by Doc Rivers' tongue-lashing, JaJuan Johnson helps in frontcourt.
After passing Bird en route to his 10th All-Star team, Pierce couldn't bury L.A.
About to become the Celtics' No. 2 scorer, Paul Pierce nears legend status.
A player-by-player assessment shows room for improvement for the Celtics.
The Celtics -- and Avery Bradley -- won over some fans by stifling the Magic.
Tom Brady didn't think much of his play, but he's going back to the Super Bowl.
The Patriots hurry up their offense to slow down the opposition.
Forget revenge; Tom Brady is focused on beating these Ravens, this Sunday.
The Celtics rolled the Raptors as Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce reversed roles.
With losses mounting, the Celtics aren't delivering on promises to improve.
Rob Gronkowski's amazing season continued right into the playoffs.
The Patriots' offensive line has battled through injuries all season.
Concerned about his team's conditioning, Doc Rivers runs the Celtics hard.
Chris Wilcox is off to a slow start, and says "I'm just trying to find myself."
Avery Bradley seems to have found his role by playing game-changing defense.
With Stiemsma, Bass and Bradley emerging, can Doc trust his bench?
Greg Stiemsma, the Celtics' 26-year-old rookie, may have found a home.
The Celtics can't afford to get into the big holes they have in their first two games.
The Celtics and Heat will get an early look at where their rivalry is headed.
Doc and KG are psyched to tip off the season in the Christmas spotlight.
Aaron Hernandez, the 'other' tight end, deserved the Broncos' attention.
Brandon Bass is sorry he missed Glen Davis, but happy to be with the Celtics.
After nine seasons on losing teams, Chris Wilcox embraces C's winning tradition.
Even with Jermaine O'Neal in limbo, Doc isn't sweating the Celtics' lack of 5s.
It's almost time for camp to open, and it should be hectic and entertaining.
Our first Celtics mailbag focuses on the Rajon Rondo rumors.
Advice for Ainge: We know you want Chris Paul on the Celtics, so go get him!
Tight end Rob Gronkowski has found another way to reach the end zone.
Bill Belichick won't let his team (or the media) look past the Colts.
Bill Belichick faces a tall order in trying to talk up the winless Colts.
With surgical precision, Tom Brady puts any injury worries to rest.
The Pats prepped for Vick and Young, but bigger key is protecting Brady.
The Pats know that Eagles CB Asante Samuel is still dangerous.
Kyle Arrington faces the Eagles, who cut him, as the league leader in interceptions.
Fans and media may run hot and cold with the Patriots, but not Bill Belichick.
Patriots TEs Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez are red zone monsters.
The familiarity between the Chiefs and Pats is more than Belichick is letting on.
The only team that can keep the Patriots from a division title is themselves.
If the Pats can sweep the Jets on Sunday, the path to the playoffs is wide open.
Against the Jets, N.E.'s bruised defense faces its biggest challenge yet.
The jersey still says "Brady," but something's not quite right for QB Tom.
Albert Haynesworth said being a Patriot would change him. Guess not.
Uncharacteristic turnovers are making life difficult for Tom Brady and his offense.
The strides taken by the Patriots defense ultimately got them nowhere.
The Pats have won four straight vs. the Giants ... not counting SB XLII.
The Patriots' defense is struggling to stop the passing game, giving up 323.1 ypg.
The Pats are focused on beating the Giants this week, not rehashing SB XLII.
Despite an often-ugly loss at Pittsburgh, the Patriots found some silver linings.
The Patriots' offense upset over own ineffectiveness Sunday.
The Pats will focus on bringing down the Steelers' slippery 240-pound quarterback.
Against the Patriots, the vaunted Steelers defense never rests.
The Patriots are glad to have Kevin Faulk back. But does he fit in their plans?
Coming off their bye week, the Patriots should be ready for the Steelers.
Defense and impact of PUP players are among the key questions for the Patriots.
Five things we've learned about the Patriots in the first six weeks.
Evaluating the Patriots rookies through the first six weeks of the season.
A trio from the PUP list could give the Patriots a midseason boost.
Chad Ochocinco's struggles aren't a big concern for the Patriots on or off the field.
Entering the final drive, the Pats expected -- and delivered -- a happy ending.
Unfamiliarity presents an added challenge for two of the NFL's top franchises.
The Pats made it clear they'll be targeting tight end Jason Witten on Sunday.
As RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis learned, special-teams success can open doors.
Dez Bryant and Devin McCourty, linked in the 2010 draft, will meet on the field.
Smiling? Talkative? Bill Belichick and the Pats must have beaten the Jets.
Wes Welker got all he could handle Sunday from Darrelle Revis.
The Jets may be struggling, but the Pats expect a typical Rex Ryan fight.
Preparing for Sunday's showdown, Pats and Jets avoid usual war of words.
Gary Guyton will step into a key role filling in for his good friend Jerod Mayo.
The Patriots defense gave up a lot of yards, but it did enough to win.
Sunday's Pats-Raiders game should be a revealing test for both teams.
New England prepares for good old smashmouth football against the Raiders.
As the Pats prepare for the Raiders and Richard Seymour, the 'what-ifs' begin.
After a shaky start, Patriots safety Josh Barrett is facing questions.
It's "back to the drawing board" for the Patriots' defense.
The Patriots know their 15-game winning streak against the Bills means nothing.
The Patriots already are bringing in reinforcements due to the injury bug.
The Pats aren't concerned that opponents are targeting Devin McCourty.
Bill Belichick has built his offense to produce even without one of its key cogs.
TEs Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez continue to shine for the Pats.
Like divisional foes, the Patriots and Chargers face the challenge of familiarity.
The loss of Dan Koppen could take Tom Brady out of his comfort zone.
New-look Pats D still a work in progress, but some silver linings found in Miami.
The Patriots are eager to start another quest for a Super Bowl championship.
A 9/11 return to Gillette stirred sadness and pride for Joe Andruzzi and his family.
Shaun Ellis sees the old Haynesworth ... and that could be good news for Pats.
With the preseason behind them, the Patriots look forward to the Dolphins.
Five-time Pro Bowl guard Brian Waters should give the Pats needed depth.
Outage sends Pats away from Gillette, but replay of Detroit horror show follows.
Even a night at the movies is a chance for Bill Belichick to send a message.
Tom Brady says getting knocked to the ground is a big part of the preseason process.
Big changes bring flexibility as Bill Belichick reworks the Pats' defensive line.
Amid Ochocinco madness, Tom Brady focuses on the team.
How will the pending NBA lockout impact the Celtics?
E'Twaun Moore has plenty of talent, but a Celtics roster spot is no guarantee.
Rookies Johnson, Moore should ace the Celtics' chemistry test.
Doc Rivers was no fan of JaJuan Johnson a couple of months ago, but he is now.
In defense of Tim Thomas, the Bruins let their play do the talking.
Ever since the Game 3 hit on Nathan Horton, the B's have been on a mission.
What does the retirement of Shaquille O'Neal mean for the Boston Celtics?
Final Celtics mailbag touches on team MVP, offseason plans and more.
If it's the end, Shaq's stay in Boston was fun while it lasted.
If the Celtics had re-signed Tony Allen, everything might have been different.
Doc Rivers has found success in Boston, but he didn't take the easy route.
Danny Ainge says the Celtics' Big Three have plenty of basketball left in them.
Injuries and age again leave the Celtics wanting more at season's end.
Limited by arm injury, Rajon Rondo still finds a way to contribute for C's.
Rajon Rondo's effectiveness for Game 4 remains very much in doubt.
Rajon Rondo's return from a dislocated elbow charged the Celtics in Game 3.
Paul Pierce says adversity has always brought out the best in the Celtics.
John Havlicek and the 1969 Celtics offer inspiration heading into Game 3.
Despite having a respite in their series, the Celtics aren't likely to relax.
The Celtics were their own worst enemy in dropping Game 1 to the Heat.
Four key areas could decide the series between the Celtics and the Heat.
Paul Pierce has been able to slow LeBron James in the past. Can he do it again?
As the Celtics await Round 2, the question is: How much rest is too much?
Kevin Garnett's offense could be the key to a long playoff run for the Celtics.
Rajon Rondo gave Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni some more to think about.
Doc Rivers' bitter memories of MSG can be erased by only one thing.
The Celtics lead their series against the Knicks but must make changes to win it.
It was a finish to remember for Kevin Garnett even if he doesn't.
The Celtics' commitment to defense and the game plan eventually paid off.
The Celtics made the plays, but Doc Rivers gets credit for drawing them up.
The Celtics know keeping a fast pace is a key to success against the Knicks.
A questionable Shaq has the Celtics doing extra planning for the playoffs.
The renewed Celtics look forward to a fresh start in the playoffs.
What makes the Knicks a dangerous first-round matchup for the Celtics?
Doc Rivers is running out of time to come up with a winning formula.
Failure is not an option for the Celtics as they go for home-court advantage.
Can the Celtics make necessary changes before the playoffs begin?
C's Mailbag: On playoff seedings, Shaq's status, and starters' recent slumps.
The Celtics reserves are finally operating as a successful unit.
Nenad Krstic's knee injury had healing power for the Celtics center's game.
The Celtics figure to turn up the intensity for a week of potential playoff foes.
Rajon Rondo and ball movement spark the Celtics out of an offensive funk.
The fate of the Celtics rests on whether their bench rises to the challenge.
Doc Rivers didn't need to deliver a message the day after disappointing loss.
Doc Rivers says he's shocked by the selfish attitude he's seeing in his Celtics.
Another Celtics loss? It's time for a game of what-if.
With the race for the East so tight, Doc Rivers has some tough decisions ahead.
The Celtics didn't like hearing they were soft, and took it out on the Knicks.
Delonte West says he's ready for the long haul after his return from an ankle injury.
After missing 57 games, Delonte West vows he'll be back for the duration.
Lots of good things came from the Celtics' record-setting defense Sunday.
Think Kobe's the only one who shoots after games? Think again.
The Celtics focus on keeping their injured big men ready for the playoffs.
Nenad Krstic is quickly proving he's not a 'throw-in' for the Celtics.
Arroyo puts Miami behind him and says he just wants to win a championship.
Mailbag: As the new guys settle in, things are falling into place for the Celtics.
A sore knee can't stop Ray Allen. Then again, nothing really can.
Wherever Jeff Green fits in with the Celtics, they want it to be just right.
Never one who needs help getting motivated, KG turned his fire on Suns.
Delonte West could end up being the Celtics' biggest midseason addition.
New addition Jeff Green battles through opening-night jitters in debut.
The Celtics are ready to welcome their newest additions with open arms.
C's dealt with an emotional day after their brother Perk was traded.
The Celtics may have to sacrifice the future for this championship run.
Even with Melo, Knicks can't touch C's this season; but future got interesting.
With the party over, the Celtics' All-Stars are eager to get back to business.
It wasn't a repeat for Paul Pierce in the 3-point contest, but he's still smiling.
All-Stars put grudges aside, but is there some tension?
Paul Pierce put aside a bad game to lead his team, like any great player would.
With the All-Star break looming, the Celtics try to stay focused on the Nets.
Rajon Rondo's can-do attitude gave LeBron James and the Heat fits.
As the banged-up C's hit a bumpy patch, many aren't so confident anymore.
The Celtics lost to the Lakers at home, but they're not panicking just yet.
The banged-up Celtics are limping into their rematch with the Lakers.
Injuries are beginning to wear thin on Doc Rivers and the Celtics.
Back-to-back games have been a struggle for the usually reliable Celtics.
The Celtics took a tough loss on Friday, but won't wallow in it.
Celtics return home for daunting slate against some of NBA's top teams.
Mailbag: Optimism reigns as the Celtics cruise into the season's second half.
The Celtics are clearly the best team in the NBA and are only getting better.
Sunday's win doesn't erase the pain of the C's Final loss, but it does set a tone.
Kendrick Perkins' early return from surgery is a testament to his hard work.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers can relate to the Cavaliers' long losing streak.
The Celtics scored quite well on their midterm report card.
The Celtics strike gold with strong ball movement against the Jazz.
With the Celtics about to hit the midpoint, we answer some questions.
Shaq is 38 years old but he's not playing like it. He proved so again Wednesday.
Kevin Garnett's contributions to the Celtics were on full display in his return.
Monday's rematch with the Magic is a measuring-stick game for the Celtics.
The Celtics' pace has slowed with KG on the sideline, leading to losses.
When the Celtics are injured and depleted, it's Shaq to the rescue.
After logging few minutes, Semih Erden burst back onto the Celtics scene.
Doc Rivers says the Celtics' defense hit a new low against the Rockets.
Setting screens, a key element to the Celtics' offense, has been lacking of late.
The Celtics' loss to the Bulls was just a bad day, and nothing more.
Luke Harangody had a big game but the rookie isn't letting it go to his head.
Mailbag: As key Celtics players slowly get healthy, expectations rise.
As if his 22 assists weren't enough, Rajon Rondo sunk the Spurs with his jumper.
Von Wafer's persistence and the Celtics' patience are being rewarded.
Luke Harangody hasn't played much as a Celtic, but made his case on Friday.
With Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo out, the Boston Celtics lost their way against the Hornets.
Losing Kevin Garnett for even two weeks will further test the Celtics' depth.
Kevin Garnett's injury could make the Celtics change their game plan.
Slowing their opponents' fast-break chances is a key for the Celtics.
The C's faltered on all ends -- offense, defense, start and finish -- vs. the Magic.
The Celtics are injured, but they keep working toward June.
Kendrick Perkins surprised himself in his return to practice with the Celtics.
Without Rajon Rondo, the Celtics have come to rely on Nate Robinson's energy.
Score one for Paul Pierce's all-around game with his triple-double vs. Indiana.
Mailbag: C's mounting injuries cast a shadow on win streak.
A vintage shot by Paul Pierce brings a familiar ending for the Knicks.
At 19-4, the Celtics get high marks on their first-quarter report card.
Over the last 10 games, the Celtics have struck on a winning formula.
With Thursday's game-winning lob, both KG and Doc Rivers made a statement.
Despite battling illness, Glen Davis came up with a big performance for the Celtics.
The Red Sox-Adrian Gonzalez marriage is clearly based on respect, trust.
Doc Rivers needed first-rate play from his second unit Sunday, and he got it.
While the Celtics swatted away the Bulls, fans were treated to vintage Garnett.
This week's mailbag looks at the Bulls, Glen Davis and more.
Ray Allen hit only one 3-pointer against the Blazers -- the one the Celtics needed.
Injuries already have forced Doc Rivers to come up with Plan B.
The Celtics' subs have struggled mightily on offense. Can they turn it around?
A positive attitude has helped Avery Bradley throughout his injury.
The Thanksgiving edition of the mailbag covers Delonte West's injury and more.
Another day, another injury. But even Delonte West's broken wrist won't stop the Celtics.
Glen Davis makes the ultimate sacrifice for the Celtics: taking charges.
The Celtics shrugged off the Thunder, and the basketball gods made them pay.
Kevin Garnett showed his old game in putting the Wizards in their place.
Delonte West is eager to get back on the floor and help the Celtics' cause.
The return of Delonte West could take the Celtics' bench in a new direction.
Shaq's impact on the Celtics is clear in his production and his intimidation.
Celtics mailbag: What-ifs and thoughts on players' fashion choices.
Ray Allen stifled the Heat with 35 points and big defense in the Celtics' win.
The Celtics can't seem to get their hurting O'Neals playing at the same time.
Missed opportunities against the Mavericks add up to a loss for Celtics.
The Celtics' 'bench mob' is showing signs of coming together.
Brian Scalabrine was on the opposing team Friday, but it was hard to tell.
Celtics mailbag: Can Rajon Rondo and Glen Davis keep up this pace all season?
Kevin Garnett's intensity, for better or worse, has been on display this week.
Semih Erden, poised to make his Celtics debut, needs to stay aggressive.
Doc's raw 'here's your role' speech gets results from the Celtics on Friday.
What started as a sloppy night for Rajon Rondo turned into one for the books.
Locker room fight? No big deal -- at least not for the Celtics.
Mailbaggers get déjà vu watching C's letdown, but don't jump to conclusions.
The Celtics' Big Three gave LeBron, D-Wade and Bosh a chemistry lesson.
The Celtics are confident they will show the Heat that 15 is greater than 3.
Jermaine O'Neal has changed as a player, but he's confident in where he's at.
A player-by-player scouting report for the 2010-11 Boston Celtics.
If the Celtics' success depends on their health, they'd better get well soon.
Avery Bradley must stay off the court to further rehab his ankle.
KG and the C's have run into trouble with the new guidelines on technicals.
Jermaine O'Neal is getting the Celtics charged up about taking charges.
Choosing family over hoops, Stephane Lasme could find his dream in Boston.
With two preseason games played, here's what we know about the 2010-11 Celtics.
Wondering where Marquis Daniels went? He's back -- in full force.
Semih Erden showed Wednesday he's sure to be a piece to the Celtics' puzzle.
Even in the preseason opener there are things to watch for in the new-look C's.
After a slow start at C's camp, Von Wafer takes Doc's advice to just keep shooting.
Shaquille O'Neal keeps Celtics rookie Luke Harangody on his toes.
Nate Robinson keeps Boston Celtics camp both fun and focused.
While the Celtics' bench looks great on paper, it will still have to prove itself.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers has his team working hard from Day 1.
The Celtics seem happy to have each other to reach goal of another title.
Danny Woodhead proved to be a quick learner in sparking the Patriots.
What to watch with the Celtics heading into the start of training camp.
Signed in April, two Celtics reserves will be fighting for their NBA lives.
What are the Celtics' biggest strengths and weaknesses heading into the season?
Summer Forecast: Do the Celtics make a trade-deadline move this season?
Celtics Summer Forecast: What can Boston expect from Delonte West?
Big Baby was the popular pick to make the biggest impact off the Celtics' bench.
There was little doubt among our panel that Rajon Rondo will be the C's MVP.
Should Kendrick Perkins have to fight for for his starting job?
The Summer Forecast looks at which player will be cut or traded first.
Celtics Summer Forecast: Which rookie will make the biggest impact?
What can the Celtics expect this season from reserve swingman Marquis Daniels?
What are reasonable expectations for the Celtics' Shaquille O'Neal?
Celtics Summer Forecast: Who will fill Boston's final roster spot?
Should Jermaine O'Neal or Shaq be the Celtics' starting center while Perk is out?
Celts Summer Forecast: How will the season end? Our panelists weigh in.
We kick off our Celtics Summer Forecast series by asking: How many wins?
In their search for a backup swingman, perhaps the Celtics should be patient.
Rookie point guard Avery Bradley can't wait to show Celtics what he can do.
Doc Rivers and new role player Shaq are clearly committed to a 2010-11 title.
As the offseason nears its close, the Celtics roster in good shape.
Shaquille O'Neal might work better as a starter than off the bench.
All-Shaq Mailbag: Will he fit in with the Celtics -- and where?
With Shaq on board, the Celtics shouldn't be pushed aside by anyone.
Memo to NBA: Battle of Big Threes should open the 2010-11 NBA season
The Patriots are hoping Gerard Warren can make an impact on the D-line.
With photo reminders of past teams gone, the Patriots want a fresh start.
How will the Celtics cap off their roster for the 2010-11 season?
Celtics' forecast? It depends... are you an optimist or a pessimist?
Mailbag: The Celtics' recent offseason inaction is making fans antsy.
Re-signing Marquis Daniels would give the Celtics secondary support.
Maybe Shaquille O'Neal makes sense for the Celtics after all.
With Tony Allen leaving, bringing back Nate Robinson became more of a priority.
After taking a pay cut to stay, Paul Pierce hopes the C's spend on a supporting cast.
The NBA veteran has the mindset of the Celtics' Big Three: Let's win now.
Why hasn't Rasheed Wallace retired? What's next for the C's? It's mail time.
Price might be high, but can Celtics afford to let Nate Robinson leave?
Why we care if the Celtics lose forward Tony Allen to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Danny Ainge is off to good start; here's some advice for the rest of his offseason.
Danny Ainge says he's happy with the moves the C's have made this offseason.
Ray Allen's new deal proves he never wanted to leave the Celtics.
As the free-agency whirlwind swirls, Doc Rivers remains calm and content.
Oliver Lafayette is looking to secure a roster spot with the Celtics.
Two years after being drafted, 7-footer Semih Erden finally joins the Celtics.
With Celtics' roster thin, opportunity knocks for summer leaguers.
Paul Pierce took less money to make another title run with the Celtics.
The Celtics' selling point in free agency isn't about money, it's about winning.
With only five players under contract, the Celtics will do some market watching.
Four key areas to watch in what figures to be a busy week for the Celtics.
The C's late-season fall to fourth place could turn out to be a smart draft move.
Whether Doc Rivers will be back is one of several questions facing the Celtics.
Doc Rivers' unwavering belief in his team nearly netted the ultimate prize.
From their road success to Paul Pierce's desire, here's why the C's will win.
With Kendrick Perkins out, Rasheed Wallace takes center stage for the C's.
After losing Perkins in blowout, Celtics try to find inspiration.
What to watch for in Game 6 between Boston Celtics and the Lakers.
The Celtics took Kobe Bryant's best shot and lived to tell about it in Game 5.
Game 5 keys: Rondo on the run, tight D from TA, Sheed on Gasol and more.
A free agent to be, Game 5 could be Ray Allen's last game in Boston.
Glen Davis' huge fourth-quarter leaves Celtics fans salivating for more.
One key for the C's in Game 4 will be whether they can handle Derek Fisher.
Paul Pierce has been down this slide before; last time, things turned out fine.
After record-setting Game 2, Ray Allen falls back down to earth.
The Celtics must get Garnett going after he was dominated in L.A.
Celtics have a chance to avoid another trip, but first things first.
The Celtics evened the NBA Finals thanks to a late run defined by heady play.
Rebounding, second-chance points, extra effort will help Celtics turn it around.
The Celtics have shown forgetfulness isn't always a bad thing.
Poor rebounding tells the story for the Celtics in Game 1.
Breaking down the Celtics and Lakers position by position
Will the story of the Celtics' seesaw season have a happy ending?
It didn't have a big impact on the court, but trading Eddie House shook up the Celtics.
Names have changed from '08, but Celts bench could again be big.
Lakers not out for revenge against the Celtics? Sorry, not buying it.
The Celtics earned a chance to get healthy as they get ready for the Finals.
Nate Robinson emerges from the shadows as the Celtics' surprising hero.
Perkins' aggressiveness, bigs' effectiveness areas to watch in Game 6.
Despite a slew of trouble in Game 5, the Celtics maintain their confidence.
The Celtics must solve the Magic's double-pick offense to win Game 5.
Breakdown on final play of regulation emblematic of Celtics' night.
Doc Rivers doesn't care what the stats say about being up 3-0 in a series.
For Glen Davis and the C's, dominance against Orlando has come from the heart.
Can the C's maintain their momentum? That's one thing to watch in Game 3.
The Celtics avoided the temptation to change their game plan versus the Magic.
Paul Pierce has found his offensive rhythm, and the Magic have no answers.
With three days off, the Celtics can't let the 2-0 hype hinder their focus.
Leading the Orlando Magic series 2-0, the Boston Celtics have their swagger back.
Doc's deft touch, firm belief kept the Celts focused through a trying season.
The Celtics are determined to win the physical battle against the Magic.
With numerous options on offense, Orlando presents new challenge for C's.
If the C's carry over what they did to the Cavs, they could beat Orlando too.
A healthy Kevin Garnett makes all the difference for the Celtics vs. Cavs.
The Celtics need a balanced attack in Game 6 against the Cavaliers.
With a convincing victory, the Celtics come full circle in Cleveland.
Tony Allen, Glen Davis, Rasheed Wallace were Big Three for C's on Sunday.
The C's must make stops while freeing Pierce and Rondo to do their thing.
Listless Celtics simply can't stop LeBron & Co. in embarrassing home loss.
The health of key players will be in the spotlight when the Celtics host the Cavs.
Though the Celtics haven't been great at home, they're ready to hold court.
After a season of frustration, Rasheed Wallace can smile after Game 2.
Unfortunately for the Celtics, playoff history isn't on their side right now.
After letting an opportunity slip away, the Celtics are remaining positive.
"Energy guys" Glen Davis and Anderson Varejao bring juice to Celtics-Cavs.
Limiting LeBron important, but more critical will be stopping supporting cast.
LeBron's elbow is just one of the Celtics-Cavaliers storylines to follow.
Off the Celtics' bench, Glen Davis rises to the challenge once again.
Celtics out to prove Sunday was hiccup and not return of inconsistency.
Dwyane Wade was great, but the Celtics' mistakes let Miami win Game 4.
Paul Pierce and the Celtics say their focus is sharp despite 3-0 series lead.
Paul Pierce's buzzer-beater puts Celtics up 3-0 and on the cusp of Round 2.
Thoughts on Celtics-Heat: KG well-rested, Pierce is due, Perkins' D a key.
Despite a 2-0 lead, the Celtics know from experience they're not done yet.
The C's game plan to stop Dwyane Wade's supporting cast is working.
With KG out, Doc Rivers had a decision to make: Start Sheed or Baby?
The Celtics' Glen Davis is ready to fill in for suspended Kevin Garnett.
KG could miss Game 2 after dust-up, but he might have lit a fire under the Celtics.
Sheed admits to a 'so-so' season, but says criticism won't affect his playoffs.
Celtics-Heat breakdown suggests Dwayne Wade not enough to sink Celtics.
The Celtics are more interested in themselves than their playoff opponent.
The C's punishment for a subpar regular season? A likely meeting with the Cavs.
Based on Saturday's exchanges, Celtics-Bucks could provide fireworks.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers says playoffs will define who this team really is.
Mailbag: It's Doc Rivers' turn to catch the blame for the C's inconsistent play.
Big Baby hopes to stay in Celtics' rotation as an 'energy guy' off the bench.
After Friday's loss, the Celtics' Big Three decided to take charge.
Adversity is making the Celtics stronger, says captain Paul Pierce. We'll see.
The Celtics' poor execution against Houston is disturbing to Doc Rivers.
Rajon Rondo is poised to add an impressive record to his resume.
C's Mailbag: Fans are getting dizzy jumping on and off the bandwagon.
The Thunder's Kevin Durant -- and the referees -- left the Celtics frustrated.
The Celtics are bracing for Kevin Durant, who leads the Thunder into Boston.
The Celtics' playoff position won't matter if the team isn't playing better.
Second-winded: The Celtics' problems after halftime still are an issue.
Michael Finley's knowledge of the Spurs should help the Celtics.
Rajon Rondo's gambles pay off -- even if his teammates tease him about it.
Mailbag: As the Celtics find their groove, is that optimism we hear?
Forgotten man Tony Allen was ready when he got a chance against Denver.
Doc Rivers isn't making much of the Celtics' lopsided loss to Utah.
Can the Celtics get back to playing the way they were at the start of the season?
The Celtics' road-game dominance this season could boost their playoff run.
This week's mailbag was full of complaints about the C's inconsistency.
Paul Pierce's recent take-charge play is just what the Celtics need.
Celtics' subs could use an energy boost from Marquis Daniels.
Paul Pierce's aggressive start set the tone in the Celtics' rout of Detroit.
The Celtics were outhustled by the Cavs, particularly Anderson Varejao.
The Celtics are relying on Kendrick Perkins to stop Cleveland's offense.
After embarrassing loss to Grizzlies, Celtics regroup and make Pacers pay.
The Celtics' inconsistency is a big problem, so something has to give.
After grisly loss, Celtics' words, like their play, seem old and tired.
As doubts creep in, some Celtics fans are turning to next season.
Based on Tuesday, the Celtics would be wise to avoid the Bucks in the playoffs.
Kevin Garnett's defense offers some hope for the Celtics' future.
Celtics overcome sluggish outing with stirring late-game comeback.
Paul Pierce says the Celtics are built to win even when he has an off night.
Rajon Rondo bailed out the stagnant Celtics with a third-quarter burst.
For the Celtics to be at their best, they need the vintage Kevin Garnett.
Paul Pierce takes the lead, showing his teammates it's time to get going.
Ainge, Rivers are targets as fans become fed up with the Celtics.
Nate Robinson uses a page from the Knicks' playbook to boost Celtics.
Could the Celtics' dismal loss to the Nets finally be a wake-up call that sticks?
Kendrick Perkins' all-around game is developing as he matures.
With 24 regular-season games left, urgency is there -- but Celtics' focus isn't.
Through injury and illness, C's Daniels has become reliable spark off the bench.
With loss to Cavs, Celtics still winless at home vs. the iron of the East.
With LeBron James looming, Celtics hope to get well quick.
While some doubt the newest Celtic, others worry about the older ones.
Don't make too much of first impression of Nate Robinson as a Celtic.
The Celtics' bench has been solid, but can Nate Robinson take it to another level?
Re-emerging Ray Allen is clearly relieved to stay with the Celtics.
Much-awaited signature win could mean it's too early to write off the Celtics.
If Nate Robinson doesn't make it to Portland, expect big minutes from Rajon Rondo.
After all the trade speculation, Ray Allen stays with Boston.
Dealing Eddie House for Nate Robinson seems more shake-up than upgrade.
Mailbag: Fans weigh in on Nate Robinson deal, Ray Allen's future, and more.
Deadline looming and questions mounting, this stretch key to C's season.
When the All-Star Game was on the line Rajon Rondo was on the floor.
Boston's All-Star trio has been soaking it all in and enjoying every minute.
In Larry Bird style, Celtics captain Paul Pierce backs up 3-point trash talk.
The All-Star Game is Rajon Rondo's turn in the spotlight.
The Celtics' continued poor play may force Danny Ainge to make a move.
Celtics mailbag: Fans chime in on Ray Allen, Rasheed Wallace and more.
After early-season troubles, Glen Davis says he's refocused and ready to help.
Doc Rivers: The Celtics' defensive lapses are unacceptable.
With deadline nearing, C's must decide if shakeup is necessary.
Meltdown against Magic more evidence Boston not on top of its game
With a win over Magic on Sunday, Celtics can make a point on a Super stage.
Celtics mailbag offers trade and coaching advice for Ainge and Rivers.
Rajon Rondo's play spoke volumes after his comments caused a stir.
With the Big Three aging, the Celtics enter the decade with many questions.
The Celtics' poor fourth-quarter defense gave the Lakers a leg up.
Lakers present big challenge for reeling Celtics, but also big opportunity.
Celtics players are desperate for answers amid slide, but Rivers sees positive steps.
The Celtics' veterans crumbled in crunch time against Orlando.
This week's mailbag is focused on questions on the All-Star game.
Celtics ease into rough stretch with routine win over Clippers.
Kevin Garnett helped the C's past the Blazers in his return to the lineup.
There is room for improvement in the Celtics' midterm grades.
Celtics mailbag: Readers concerned about injuries, defense and more.
Defense lets the Celtics down against Dallas.
With an injury-depleted lineup, the Celtics continue to struggle at home.
Rasheed Wallace's return comes in the nick of time for the Celtics.
The Celtics are banking on the power of healing.
Celtics mailbag: Fretting over technicals, trades, injuries and more.
The Celtics have to shake the injury bug soon, don't they?
After Doc Rivers' outburst, the Celtics lost control of the Hawks.
Tom Brady wouldn't use injuries as an excuse after Sunday's loss to the Ravens.
The Patriots' defense has no answers for the Ravens' running attack.
How important is playoff experience? The Patriots will find out fast.
While the Hawks have stumbled, they will be a good test for the banged-up Celtics.
Out of Welker's shadow, rookie Edelman will get to show his stuff.
With knee injury behind him, Tom Brady enters comfort zone -- the postseason.
Five reasons Patriots fans should fear the Ravens.
Celtics role players have a huge part in win over Raptors.
Injuries should give J.R. Giddens the chance he's been waiting for.
Limping Celtics search for silver lining in recent losses.
Seeing Fenway Park decked out for hockey would warm any fan's heart.
Randy Moss gets fans back on his side with three touchdowns against Jaguars.
Tom Brady's run of success against the Jaguars continued Sunday.
Injuries, revenge factor, playoff picture pump up Christmas Day matchup.
Despite logistical challenges, Christmas Day game a privilege for players.
Paul Pierce shoots his way out of slow start against the Pacers
After series of injuries, Tony Allen seems to be rounding into form for the Celtics.
Kendrick Perkins able to stand toe to toe with old friend Al Jefferson.
Celtics lack energy, sense of urgency to put games away.
The Celtics, despite their league-best record, have some flaws.
Rajon Rondo's play is just one of 10 reasons for the Celtics' winning streak.
A less complicated game plan proved to be a simple solution for the Pats' defense.
The Celtics and Bulls have gone in different directions this season.
Rajon Rondo sinks the Bucks by passing first, scoring later.
Laurence Maroney and the Patriots try to put the past -- good and bad -- behind them.
With 16 catches, special-teams ace Sam Aiken is becoming a key target.
Tom Brady was out of sorts, and out of place on sideline vs. the Saints.
Celtics know that sharp shooting isn't enough
The Patriots' defense knows that it has something to prove against the Saints.
Paul Pierce fouls up Sixers with his basketball smarts.
Struggling Celtics confident improvement will come with better execution.
Wes Welker is racking up some eye-catching numbers for the Patriots.
Celtics coach, players reach for answers after third loss at home.
Kevin Garnett and the Celtics want to show the Magic what they were missing.
Defense tries to take its share of the blame for loss to the Colts.
Pierce takes blame in loss to Pacers; cites poor defense.
The Celtics might have to battle fatigue Saturday against the Pacers.
Hawks dominate on boards; Celts can't adjust.
Shelden Williams has developed into a key role player for the Celtics.
Celtics' Wallace embraces reserve role while Iverson fights it.
Point guard matchup is key again as Celtics face Jazz.
Moss keeps Dolphins at arm's length with game-changing TD.
For Celtics' Glen Davis, injury doesn't dampen wit.
For Celtics, loss to Suns can be learning tool amid tough 8-game stretch.
Rondo's latest challenge comes vs. Suns, Nash
Dolphins' Joey Porter recycles some old trash talk.
As role player in Boston, Celtics' Shelden Williams is finding his niche.
Rajon Rondo has made Celtics coach Doc Rivers a believer.
With new contract, Celtics' Rondo will gain elite NBA guard status.
Celtics use 38-point third quarter to quash Bulls.
In playoff rematch, Bulls will have their hands full with reloaded Celtics.
The Celtics defense didn't rest in stifling the Bobcats Wednesday.
Wallace and the Celtics' bench played a big role in the opening-night win.
Garnett not fazed by bumps, bruises in return
Garnett puts injury in rearview mirror with season set to get underway.
The Celtics' Big Three another year older, but don't see age as an obstacle.
With some key additions, the Celtics have one of the NBA's deepest benches.
Chips planted on shoulders, Eagles amped for rivalry game against Irish.
Despite accolades, Celtics point guard Rondo still proving himself
The secret to BC's success this season? Its potent offensive line.
With Sammy Morris out, Laurence Maroney breaks through for Patriots.
The Illinois Fighting Illini offensive line coach is a fan of Patriots linemen Vollmer and Kaczur, two of his former players.
Patriots rookie left tackle Sebastian Vollmer could shift to injured tackle Matt Light's spot.
Junior Seau doesn't know what role he'll fill with the Patriots -- he's just eager to get back on the field.
Recapping one of the worst days in Boston sports in recent memory.
Red Sox players were left bewildered after the season came to a crushing end.
Daniel Bard and Clay Buchholz proved themselves for the Red Sox.
Facing elimination, the Red Sox need Clay Buchholz's best
Fred Taylor's injury is an opportunity for BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
Champ Bailey and his Broncos defense turn things around from a year ago.
Manny Delcarmen hopes he's healthy enough to pitch in the postseason.
After struggling for three games, the Patriots were better in the red zone on Sunday.
Randy Moss talked after the game about the win and wearing pink for the NFL's breast cancer awareness day.
Patriots' DT Terdell Sands may have big shoes to fill.
Matt Light jokied Thursday that he wasn't losing any sleep over facing Terrell Suggs.