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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.

Paul Flannery
01/26/2010 - 8:18am
Even before the Celtics went into a prolonged funk, Doc Rivers had his doubts about the way his team was playing.
Paul Flannery
01/23/2010 - 9:14am
Kevin Garnett was introduced to a rousing ovation from the TD Garden crowd. He threw down a dunk in the first quarter and scored nine points in the first nine minutes.
Paul Flannery
01/19/2010 - 2:02am
It’s not time to panic, but it is time for the Celtics to take stock of their situation.
Paul Flannery
01/14/2010 - 12:17am
At times this season, the Celtics have struggled against mediocre teams. Fortunately for them, the Nets aren’t mediocre. They’re awful.
Paul Flannery
01/12/2010 - 1:24am
The Celtics have played the Hawks three times now, and each game has served a painful lesson. The first defeat taught the Celtics that if they didn’t play with energy, they would get crushed. The second showed that the Celtics had to work to match the Hawks physically.
Paul Flannery
01/09/2010 - 8:53am
In the Eastern Conference hierarchy, the Magic have what the Celtics want and the Cavaliers have their attention.
Paul Flannery
01/08/2010 - 8:00am
Gilbert Arenas got to be where he was and who he was not only because he was a tremendous basketball player, but also because he was a brilliant self-promoter who figured out long before social media overtook our lives that there was cultural currency in being bizarrely candid in a way that made him seem oddly normal.
Paul Flannery
01/05/2010 - 2:36am
After the Celtics got run off the court by the Phoenix Suns, Kendrick Perkins went to Rasheed
Paul Flannery
12/31/2009 - 1:36am
The losing streak is now three games, and while there were extenuating circumstances, this was the worst loss of the three. Yes the injuries are piling up and yes, the trip was long and tiring, but the Celtics had less pop than day-old champagne and provided decidedly less buzz.
Paul Flannery
12/29/2009 - 11:42pm
In time, 2009 will be viewed as a bridge year for the Celtics.
Paul Flannery
12/29/2009 - 3:30am
Playing the Warriors can sometimes be as much an exercise in restraint as anything else. There are so many open shots and available fast break opportunities that it can be incredibly enticing to settle for the first good thing that presents itself. Enticing as it may be, it can also be a sucker’s bet if you’re not careful.
Paul Flannery
12/25/2009 - 11:37pm
Privately, and sometimes publicly, the Celtics will admit that if there is any one team in the Eastern Conference that makes them nervous it’s the Orlando Magic.
Paul Flannery
12/23/2009 - 1:03am
There’s a hackish lead in here somewhere. Something about a tale of two halves. But cliché as it may be, there’s something to that.
Paul Flannery
12/19/2009 - 12:38am
The Celtics winning streak may have unraveled in the last five minutes of their 98-97 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers Friday night, but its seed was sown much earlier.
Paul Flannery
12/13/2009 - 1:09am
Another night, another city, another Celtics victory.  
Paul Flannery
12/09/2009 - 1:24am
“I would say, unfortunately, I know he’s on your team right now, but Rasheed Wallace was someone I don’t believe anyone cared for. Looking back, it’s probably because he’s one of the smartest players in the league.
Paul Flannery
12/08/2009 - 4:56am
The NBA’s newest sensation is set to make his Boston debut Tuesday when Brandon Jennings and the Bucks play the Celtics.
Paul Flannery
12/05/2009 - 12:43am
Before the Celtics went on their four-game road trip the mood around the team was one of unease. What had happened to this once-dominant team that we had seen in early November?
Paul Flannery
12/02/2009 - 12:12am
So maybe the problem for the Celtics the last few weeks was that they just needed to get out of town.
Paul Flannery
11/22/2009 - 7:25pm
It’s all about perspective these days for the Celtics.
Paul Flannery
11/21/2009 - 8:13am
There are times for analysis, times for insight and then there are times when one should simply get out of the way and just let the coach call it.
Paul Flannery
11/17/2009 - 12:01am
Kevin Garnett was talking about defending the pick and roll Monday, which is the most essential play in basketball and one that has been giving the Celtics all kinds of trouble ever since
Paul Flannery
11/12/2009 - 1:21am
There are nights like this in the NBA sometimes.
Paul Flannery
11/10/2009 - 2:01am
The two-hour practice was over and there was Rasheed Wallace, still on the court, working on his shot.
Paul Flannery
11/08/2009 - 12:34am
There are two things you never apologize for in the NBA: Big-money contracts and wins of any kind.

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