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Paul Flannery began his journalism career answering phones at the Boston Herald before embarking on a cross-country odyssey that included stops in Oregon, Virginia and Philadelphia. He then returned home to Boston, where he was the online editor at Boston magazine and began covering the Celtics in 2008. Flannery also contributes to the Phoenix and teaches sports journalism at Boston University.

 
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Paul Flannery
06/14/2010 - 1:56am
After yet another game in this increasingly incomprehensible NBA finals, we are left to ask: How? 
Paul Flannery
06/11/2010 - 2:33am
Paul Flannery
06/09/2010 - 4:18pm
Welcome to the NBA’s bizarro finals, where whatever was true the day before is uncertain the next.
Paul Flannery
06/09/2010 - 5:33am
Paul Flannery
06/07/2010 - 1:21am
LOS ANGELES – For two days, all the Celtics heard about was how old they were and how badly they played, both of which are true. 
Paul Flannery
06/05/2010 - 10:59pm
LOS ANGELES – They have watched it and re-watched it and two days later the Celtics still don’t have an explanation for why they didn’t play up to their capabilities in Game 1 of the
Paul Flannery
06/04/2010 - 7:00pm
LOS ANGELES – The media began to congregate around the hastily-constructed podium on the Staples Center floor 10 minutes before his arrival and they couldn’t wait to tell him.
Paul Flannery
06/01/2010 - 7:59pm
Two months ago, after the Celtics had put on yet another dispiriting performance in front of the home folks — against the Washington Wizards, no less — Doc Rivers told it like it w
Paul Flannery
05/31/2010 - 8:16pm
The important thing to understand about Paul Pierce is that he is at heart, a dreamer. When he was young, what he used to dream about was the NBA finals.
Paul Flannery
05/30/2010 - 9:46pm
When the Celtics were eliminated in the Eastern Conference semifinals last year, Paul Pierce made a bold prediction.
Paul Flannery
05/28/2010 - 12:31pm
In the aftermath of Boston's brutal Game 5 loss in the Eastern Conference finals, the various Celtics presented an interesting tableau of emotions.
Paul Flannery
05/27/2010 - 5:44am
ORLANDO — There are two ways to look at what happened to the Celtics Wednesday night.
Paul Flannery
05/25/2010 - 2:36am
Paul Flannery
05/22/2010 - 12:05am
On the one hand, the Celtics have won the first two games of a playoff series on someone else’s home court for the first time in franchise history. On the other, they won the contests by a combined seven points and both were hotly contested until the final seconds. 
Paul Flannery
05/19/2010 - 5:39am
ORLANDO — There is a formula for winning playoff games on the road. Generally, it takes a strong defensive effort, a collective mental resolve and the good fortune to have some breaks go your way.
Paul Flannery
05/17/2010 - 4:58pm
ORLANDO — Taking nothing away from their performance, especially defensively, the Celtics know that they could have played a lot better in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference finals series with
Paul Flannery
05/16/2010 - 8:09pm
ORLANDO — Over the last month or so, the Boston Celtics have slowly morphed from a team of old broken-down has-beens into a team of rugged junkyard dogs.
Paul Flannery
05/14/2010 - 3:46pm
First it was Dwyane Wade. Then it was LeBron James.
Paul Flannery
05/13/2010 - 11:04am
By this point there are very few mysteries left for the Celtics in their series with the Cavaliers. 
Paul Flannery
05/12/2010 - 1:59am
CLEVELAND – They bailed early on their team Tuesday night in the city of angst. By twos, three and fours the fans in the Quicken Loans Arena headed toward the exits with far more urgency than their Cavaliers attacked the basket.
Paul Flannery
05/10/2010 - 6:36pm
We’re through four games of this series and what do we actually know? Two things, really.


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