Found January 29, 2013 on NESN.com:
The Lakers and Celtics will always be linked to each other, whether it’s fitting or not. This season, there have been just as many comparisons, as both teams drew attention for putting up horrid starts despite big-name casts. The landscape has changed over recent days, though. While the Celtics at first seemed to be banding together and making a run in the Eastern Conference with six straight wins, a six-game losing streak brought them back to where they started. On Sunday, they rebounded with a win over the Heat, but they also lost point guard Rajon Rondo for the rest of the season to a knee injury. The Lakers, meanwhile, may finally be poking their heads out of the dysfunction that comes with having too many star players. While Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol spent much of the early season finding every way not to play together and win, back-to-back victories have brought new hope. After bad beginnings, the Lakers (19-25) and Celtics (21-23) could do some dama...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Why we can still enjoy the Rondo-less Celtics

These guys still have something to prove. I'm not for one second going to argue that the Celtics are a better team without Rajon Rondo.  But there are some numbers that suggest Doc Rivers may have known what he was talking about when he said "You can write our obituary. I'm not." Boston was 18-20 in games Rondo played this season, and they are 3-3 so far without...

King of the Court, episode 19, listen live at 9: Rajon Rondo is done for the season… ugh

Listen to internet radio with CLNSRadio on Blog Talk Radio(Listen at 9 p.m. ET with the widget above, call in at 347-215-7771 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.)Rajon Rondo’s out for the season with a torn ACL, and Celtics nation is left to ponder what in the world the team will do moving forward.Blow it up? Sign a point guard off the garbage heap? Trade for Kyle Lowry? Blackmail...

Who Has a Better Shot at the Postseason: Lakers or Celtics

Thirty-three NBA titles. Six future hall-of-famers. The greatest rivalry in NBA history. The two most storied franchises in NBA history have only missed the playoffs in the same year once (1993-1994), and yet, here we are a little half way through the 2012-2013 season, with the Celtics barely holding onto 8th place and the Lakers struggling to stay in 10th. The Negatives: Paul Pierce...

Kobe Bryant responds to a line popularized by Canadian rapper Drake

As we all know, Kobe Bryant is very active on Twitter.  He has been replying to fans and posting a bunch of pictures of him icing his knees.  Getting a [...]

Celtics stun LeBron, Heat in 2OT

Paul Pierce hit a go-ahead jumper with 31 seconds left and the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 100-98 in double overtime Sunday after learning that All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo was out for the season with a knee injury. Rondo will have surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He was hurt late in Boston's 123-112 loss, also in two overtimes, to...

Doc Rivers laughs off talk Celtics are better w/o Rondo

Via WEEI: The Celtics are now 2-0 since losing Rajon Rondo for the season with an ACL tear in his right knee. A vocal minority have speculated that perhaps this team might be better off without the services of the All-Star point guard, a notion the coach dismissed quickly on Thursday. “That’s silly,” Rivers said. “The bottom line is that you’d rather have him. But we...

New Kobe. New Lakers.

We all know Kobe Bryant is arguably the most competitive and passionate player the game of basketball has ever seen. To him, success is only measured in championships, and there's no such thing as 2nd best. In the past 2 games, Bryant reminded everyone just how much he puts winning above everything. The Lakers had lost 3 straight games on the road catapulted by a disappointing...

Celtics guard Rajon Rondo will miss the rest of the season

On Sunday afternoon, the Boston Celtics were to play against the Miami Heat.  This game meant a lot because Ray Allen left the Celtics to sign with the Heat.  They [...]

How we see it goin’ down: Celtics vs Kings

Tip: 7:30PM     Court: TD Garden     Watch it: CSN    Hear it: WEEI Referees: Bennett Salvatore, Violet Palmer and Derek Richardson Spread: BOS -7.0 Boston Celtics Tickets The Matchup Record: 21-23 Record: 17-29 At home: 14-9 On road: 5-17 Streak: Won 1 Streak: Won 1 Leaders Leaders Buckets: Pierce (18.7 ppg) Buckets: DeMarcus Cousins (17.4 ppg) Boards...

Podcast: Don’t Call It A Comeback

Today we talked about Rajon Rondo's knee injury and how it impacts the Celtics, Toronto making another push for Rudy Gay, Wayne Ellington finding out he got traded after waking up from a nap, what players got snubbed from the All-Star game and Kobe Bryant being a facilitator.

Wake Me Up When the Snow Melts

As that monkey struck every key on his typewriter trying to re-create a classic novel for C. Montgomery Burns, he put into words what a mere human could not, “It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times.” Well said, highly intelligent super-ape. For a little more than decade, January in Boston has been somewhat of a miserable bliss. The weather has been miserable while...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.