In and out this morning, here’s the Celtics links to get you started…the rest will follow at some point…
(1:00 PM note: …or not.)
The Celtics managed to secure an ugly win against the lowly Atlanta Hawks last night. After trailing all the way in the game, the Celtics took their first lead with just under four minutes left in the contest. They held on down the stretch, with Paul Pierce converting his free throws to secure the win. Game stories are provided by Shira Springer, Steve Bulpett and Carolyn Thornton. Pierce might’ve won the game down the stretch for the C’s, but he had another mini-squabble with coach Doc Rivers earlier in the night. Mark Murphy looks at the night for the Celtics captain, who was unhappy with being taken out of the game with 6.8 second left in the first quarter. Christopher L. Gasper looks at Ricky Davis providing a spark once again off the bench, where he returned to his sixth man role with Tony Allen back in the starting lineup. Murphy also looks at Antoine Walker, who is missed by Al Harrington and others on the Hawks. John O’Neil says that getting Walker back has made the Celtics relevant again. Gasper also looks at the players traded for Walker, Tom Gugliotta and Michael Stewart, who are getting a bit more playing time with the Hawks. Thornton’s notebook also look at those two players, while Bulpett’s notebook looks at Davis coming off the bench. Springer’s notebook has Walker speaking highly of his time with the Hawks.
Top 5 links from Yesterday:
1) Mike Reiss’s Blog 418 clicks
2) Michael Felger’s Patriots notebook 390 clicks
3) Jon Couture’s piece from Tuesday 379 clicks
4) Tony Massarotti’s article on Hanley Ramirez 292 clicks
5) New Media Matters entry from Tuesday 280 clicks
Tidbits from Ron
Ron Borges was on WWZN today, and according to a couple readers, among his rants, he said the following:
– Bill Belichick fired Charlie Weis last offseason during the time when his agent said he wouldn’t be coming back, but the Krafts made Belichick take Weis back…
– Romeo Crennel “hates” Belichick, but is too classy to say anything.
– Evidence of this hate is in the Browns’ signing Andruzzi to hurt the Patriots.
– Derrick Mason didn’t sign here because “so many” Patriots players told him he would never get his money because the Patriots cheat their players on money.
– Borges was offended that Belichick canceled a dinner appointment with new Globe writer Jerome Solomon at the Indy combine. Belichick apparently called Solomon and said he was too tired to meet him. Borges: