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February 16th, 2013

Preview: The NBA’s 2013 Playoff Drive

Midway through the NBA season, three teams boast winning percentages above .700, Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard joined Bill Littlefield to break down this season’s title contenders.

June 26th, 2012

Imagining Larry Bird’s Resignation Speech

Larry Bird is reportedly stepping down as the president of the Indiana Pacers. After reaching the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals, one improvement Indiana could use is a superstar, someone like, well … Larry Bird. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou imagines a possible Bird resignation announcement.

June 6th, 2012

Celtics vs. Heat: Only Certainty Is Compelling Stories

When they were down 0-2, the Celtics were left for dead. After winning three straight in the Eastern Conference Finals, Boston can pull off the improbable Thursday night at home at the TD Garden. Bill Littlefield examines the possibilities.

June 2nd, 2012

Boston Celtics’ Big Three Era Could Be Ending

The NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals feature the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics. While Miami’s Big Three are trying to secure their place in NBA history with a title, Boston’s Big Three are attempting to add to their legacy in what could be their final season together. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.

January 19th, 2012

Boston: A Hockey Baseball Football Sports Town

Nobody would deny that Boston is a sports town. But which sport? Bill Littlefield tackles the age-old question in his latest commentary.

July 14th, 2011

Finally: Bill Russell Statue Finds A Home In Boston

The City of Boston announced this week that a statue honoring Celtics great Bill Russell will be located at City Hall Plaza starting in the spring of 2012. One of three local artists will be named this fall to create the latest in a series of sculptures depicting local heroes. Only A Game Senior Producer Gary Waleik welcomes Russell’s official recognition, but wonders why it didn’t happen sooner.

May 7th, 2011

The NBA Playoffs: Where Aging Happens

Sports are often a celebration and showcase of youth and vigor. But this year’s NBA Playoffs, in particular the series between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics, have Bill Littlefield thinking about the passage of time.

October 30th, 2010

Celtics / Heat: Big 3 Battle

Before the Miami Heat bring a title to South Beach, they’ll have to get past the defending Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics. The Heat’s loss to Boston on opening night showed that the new “Big Three” may be further from that goal than some originally thought. Bill Littlefield has the story.

October 30th, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Baseball players are notoriously superstitious, but do they have good reason for staying away from Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel? This week on Only A Game, we’ll hear some stories from the supposedly haunted hostel. Plus, we break down the World Series with Tim Kurkjian and Bill reports from the world-beating, future NBA Champion Miami Heat’s opening loss the Boston Celtics.

October 2nd, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

This week on Only A Game, Bill talks hoops and fine art with Tommy Heinsohn, NBA Hall of Famer and the Boston Celtics’ colorful color man. Plus, a Ryder Cup update from Wales, and Scott Graf explains why the NFL is shutting out some fans by sticking to its blackout policy.

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