Intellectual Theft: Brad Stevens

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13 NBA teams will be entering the 2013-2014 season with a new head coach. Each of those coaches will face unique challenges, but should be able to draw on a pool of experience from their previous jobs. Intellectual Theft is a series looking at some specific elements that each coach can bring from … [Read more...]

Start The Pick And Roll Farther From The Basket, New York

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So, 85-78. A win! That's good, for Knicks fans. But Boston's defense was strong and frustrated Carmelo Anthony, all while keeping the rest of the team relatively in check. And even though Boston's offense is, at times, inept, it's safe to assume they'll score more than eight points in the fourth … [Read more...]

Playoff Capsule: New York Knicks

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The New York Knicks went 3-1 against the Boston Celtics this season, handling them with ease in the final two matchups and splitting two other close games. But in their first round playoff series, we can safely expect the Celtics to tighten up their defense and raise their level of play by a few … [Read more...]

Playoff Capsule: Boston Celtics

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Of all the difficult teams to project in the 2013 NBA Playoffs, arguably the most difficult is the Boston Celtics. Boston's season has been an incredible roller-coaster of winning streaks, losing streaks, key injuries, small injuries to key players and individual hot and cold streaks that it's … [Read more...]

Playoff Preview Capsules

The regular season is coming to a close this week, which means its just about playoff time. To help ring in the postseason, HoopChalk will be bringing you team-specific capsules for each and every team in the playoffs this season. The goal is to provide a breakdown of the ins and outs of each team's … [Read more...]

Jeff Green – From Operating Table to Dropping Buckets

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Jeff Green's story is truly a fantastic one. He was a rising talent with the young Oklahoma City Thunder, but an inauspicious twist of fate would put him on the operating table, jeopardizing not only his NBA career but his life. After signing a deal with the Boston Celtics, who originally drafted … [Read more...]

Heat BLOB and Bradley Misstep Dooms Celtics

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The Miami Heat's 23rd consecutive win – a 105-103 road victory over the rival Boston Celtics – will be remembered for many reasons.  LeBron James' massive slam on Jason Terry, his game-winning pull-up jumper with 10 seconds left, Jeff Green's from-nowhere 43 points, a short-handed Celtics team … [Read more...]

Boston’s Veteran Defense Stops Atlanta’s Trickery

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The Celtics may have lost to the Hawks in double overtime on Friday night, but Boston was able to send the game to overtime because of their stifling defense on the final possession of regulation Let’s take a look at how they did it. For the the final play of regulation the Hawks had the ball out … [Read more...]

Celtics Horns Pick-and-Roll Gives Rondo Options

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Watch just about any five-minute span of a Boston Celtics game and you're bound to see evidence of the incredible brilliance of Rajon Rondo as a passer in action. You're also bound to see Rondo running plenty of pick-and-rolls and/or pick-and-pops. Last season, he used 678 pick-and-roll plays … [Read more...]

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