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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
05/13/2009 - 1:13am
There were five minutes left and the Celtics were down by 10 points when Doc Rivers put his starters back on the floor.
Paul Flannery
05/11/2009 - 3:27am
ORLANDO -- The ball had barely ripped through the net and the horn had just finished going off when Glen Big Baby Davis took off down the court like a one-man running of the bulls at Pamplona.
Paul Flannery
05/08/2009 - 11:40pm
ORLANDO -- Angry isn’t the right word to describe the Celtics mood after getting run out of Amway Arena in Game 3 against the Magic. Disappointed. Frustrated. Those work.   
Paul Flannery
05/07/2009 - 12:12am
The question before Rajon Rondo about an hour before Game 2 tipped was: Who’s the quickest player in the league? “Beside myself?” Rondo asked, although it was more of a clarifying statement than query.
Paul Flannery
05/05/2009 - 12:18am
It’s a little hard to pinpoint when it was exactly that the Celtics got their groove back.  
Paul Flannery
05/03/2009 - 4:13pm
Having survived an epic first-round series with the Bulls, the Celtics now face an Orlando team that’s much different in terms of style, temperament and expectations than Chicago.
Paul Flannery
05/03/2009 - 1:15am
Eddie House took the ball and flung it to the Garden rafters and by the time it reached the floor everyone went about trying to put the whole thing into perspective.
Paul Flannery
04/30/2009 - 11:38pm
Words fail. After six games and seven overtimes what more could possibly be said about this series? That it’s the greatest first round series in the history of the NBA? Well, yeah.   That it’s the most competitive series in the history of basketball? Probably so.
Paul Flannery
04/28/2009 - 11:44pm
For most of the 2008-09 season, people have been struggling to define just how fast Rajon Rondo actually is.
Paul Flannery
04/26/2009 - 5:48pm
There were more than enough 'what if’s' in the aftermath of the Celtics double-overtime loss to the Bulls Sunday afternoon in Game 4 of their first-round series.
Paul Flannery
04/23/2009 - 11:07pm
Everyone has a theory about Paul Pierce. He’s tired. He’s getting older. He’s hurt. If you played Revolution No. 9 backward, Ray Allen would tell you the truth about The Truth.
Paul Flannery
04/20/2009 - 11:10pm
 
Paul Flannery
04/18/2009 - 6:00pm
 
Paul Flannery
04/17/2009 - 11:14am
What is the definition of a .500 team? The same number of wins and losses is a good place to start, and in the case of the Chicago Bulls, 41-41 is exactly the right mark, for the Bulls take mediocrity to an extreme.
Paul Flannery
04/14/2009 - 10:07am
This is what I remember most about Harry Kalas: A friend of mine asked me if I could get Harry to wish her grandfather a happy birthday over the air. Her grandfather watched every Phillies game even though his eyes had started betraying him a few years earlier, and while he could only make out a sliver of the action he always knew when Pat Burrell chased a slider away.
Paul Flannery
04/13/2009 - 3:30pm
As the NBA season winds down, WEEI.com’s basketball roundtable discussed the Celtics, the NBA and if anyone can prevent us from enduring a LeBron-Kobe hypefest in the NBA Finals.
Paul Flannery
04/07/2009 - 10:44am
As a general rule of thumb, it’s not a good thing when an NBA championship contender has a number of unanswered questions with a week to go in the regular season. A baseball or football team can get hot just in time for the playoffs (see: Cardinals, St.
Paul Flannery
03/19/2009 - 11:49pm
Stephon Marbury is frustrated. He’s frustrated because his shot isn’t falling the way it used to and because he hasn’t been the answer to every one of the Celtics' problems.
Paul Flannery
03/09/2009 - 7:07am
Tony Allen made progress the other day and that was news in and of itself, because it seems that every time he does take a step forward, something else happens to set him back.
Paul Flannery
03/05/2009 - 9:34am
The last time we saw the Cleveland Cavaliers on the Garden parquet, David Stern was handing out rings and
Paul Flannery
02/27/2009 - 8:51pm
The All-Star game is over and the Jabberwockeez have gone back to wherever it is Jaberwockeez hang out.
Paul Flannery
02/27/2009 - 5:47pm
The lights were going down and the excitement in the Garden was building when PA announcer Ernie Palladino began to introduce, “The World Champion Boston Celtics.” Mikki Moore snuck up behind
Paul Flannery
02/10/2009 - 10:21am
In the universe of professional basketball, the little things are numerous and vast. Proper spacing on an inbound play, say, or ducking under a screen instead of fighting over the top of it and watching one of the best 3-point shooters in the business get a clean look with a half minute left. Little things.
Paul Flannery
02/09/2009 - 12:46pm
In the universe of professional basketball, the little things are numerous and vast. Proper spacing on an inbound play, say, or ducking under a screen instead of fighting over the top of it and watching one of the best 3-point shooters in the business get a clean look with a half minute left.
Paul Flannery
02/03/2009 - 5:00pm
We are already well into what may prove the most significant leg in the race to claim the top spot in the Eastern Conference. While these things usually come into focus sometime between St.


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