Simply the Best
On Thursday in Dallas, the Celtics completed a sweep of the Texas Triangle, something that hadn't been done in more than six years. And with that, there is no longer any doubt that they are the favorites to win the NBA title.
Statement Made

Celtics fans in Dallas
The sign says it all.
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The Finale
The Celtics will look to complete a sweep of the Texas Triangle Thursday in Dallas (8 p.m. ET, TNT). The Mavs are 9-6 since trading for Jason Kidd, but they have yet to get a big win with their new point guard. The Celtics would like to keep it that way.
Read the Celtics-Mavs Preview

The Green Blanket
Defense wins championships, and it also wins you some big regular season games along the way. The Celtics' defense was stifling Tuesday night in Houston, and it helped end the Rockets' historical 22-game winning streak, Bostons's second huge win in as many nights.
D is for Dominant

The Team vs. The Streak
What more could you ask for? The team with the best record in the league will try to end the second longest winning streak in NBA history Tuesday night in Houston. What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? Tune in to TNT at 9:30 p.m. ET and find out.
Read the Celtics-Rockets Preview

Big Shot Sam
Sam Cassell has been with the Celtics for less than two weeks, but on Monday, he hit the biggest shot in what was probably their biggest win of the season. With his game-winner over the Spurs, Cassell showed us exactly why the Celtics brought him to Boston.
Sam Cassell Makes Shots

Showdown in San Antonio
The Celtics begin their Texas Triangle trip with a matchup against the reigning NBA champions. With the Spurs coming in off three straight defeats, they're sure to come out with playoff intensity.

It's a matchup of the two best big men in the league, but the Celtics' defense could take away Tim Duncan's effectiveness. They may have issues of their own, however, as Ray Allen is a game-time decision with a jammed annkle.
Read the Celtics-Spurs Preview

Into the Triangle They Go
Only two or three teams make the dreaded Texas Triangle trip each season. Playing consecutive games on the road in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio (not necessarily in that order) is about as tough as it gets.

The 2007-08 season is winding down, and while the Spurs, Rockets and Mavs could be battling for playoff position until April 16, the Celtics are looking to sew up the top seed in the Eastern Conference. But even if the Pistons are too far behind to catch up, Boston still needs to prepare for the playoffs. And there's no better way to prepare than doing the Triangle.

Each game will be a test, and each game could be a preview of the 2008 NBA Finals. NBA.com's John Schuhmann is in Texas with the Celtics to see how they measure up.
Read the Texas Triangle Primer

Monday, March 17
Celtics 93, Spurs 91
Boxscore | Recap | Highlights (video)

Tuesday, March 18
Boxscore | Recap | Highlights (video)

Thursday, March 20
Boxscore | Recap | Highlights (video)


The Court Reporters: The Conclusion
Photo Gallery: Celtics Sweep the Triangle
The Court Reporters: Celtics-Mavericks Live Blog
Rockets: Streak Ends At 22
The Court Reporters: Celtics-Rockets Live Blog
The Court Reporters: Delay One
The Court Reporters: Celtics-Spurs Live Blog
The Court Reporters: Day Two
adidas Power Rankings: Rockets and Celtics at the Top
The Court Reporters: Touchdown in San Antonio
Celtics Galleries: 2007-08 | Garnett | History

Boston Completes Texas Triangle
San Antonio, Houston and Dallas. Take a look back at each game of the Celtics' sweep of the Texas Triangle.

Celtics 94, Mavericks 90 (F)
Ray Allen scored 21 points on Thursday to help the Celtics complete a sweep of the Texas Triangle.

Running the Point with Michael Bivins: Big Baby
TNT Overtime's Michael Bivins speaks with Celtics rookie forward Glen "Big Baby" Davis.

Celtics Give Houston a Problem
Watch all the highlights as Boston stops Houston's historic 22-game winning streak.

Celtics 94, Rockets 74 (F)
Kevin Garnett scored 22 points and Paul Pierce added 20 as the Celtics beat the Rockets 94-74 on Tuesday night, snapping Houston's remarkable 22-game win streak.

Celtics 93, Spurs 91 (F)
Paul Pierce scored 22 points and Kevin Garnett added 21 as the Celtics topped the Spurs on Monday for their sixth straight road win.

'87 Celts win in: Dallas | Houston | San Antonio

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Over the last ten seasons (since 1998-99), teams are 29-82 (.261) on the Texas Triangle (three consecutive road games vs. the three Texas teams) trip.

The last team to go 3-0 is the 2001-02 Kings (Nov. 27-30, 2001).

Since the Mavericks joined the league before the 1980-81 season, teams are 245-439 (.358) in the Triangle.

The Celtics are 19-17 (.528) all-time in the Triangle. The last time they did the Triangle was during the 2002-03 season and they went 0-3 (Jan. 10-13, 2003). The last time they went 3-0 was during the 1986-87 season (Feb. 18-21, 1987).

The only other team doing the Triangle this season is the Sonics. They will do it April 8-11.

Courtesy of STATS LLC.