The Celtics made it a not-so-sweet 16 straight losses last night as they fell to the Miami Heat at the Garden, 91-79.

Peter May looks at the Celtics taking 31 more shots than the Heat and still not really being in this game. Mark Murphy says that the Celtics now have to deal with each opponent not being the one who ends the losing streak. Bill Doyle says that the number sixteen now has a whole new meaning for the Celtics.

Murphy has a look at Ohio State center Greg Oden, who Celtics fans believe might be worth all of this losing. Jeff Goodman has a look at Kevin Durant and the other top players that might be available in this draft.

Dan Shaughnessy notes that the Celtics are the equivalent of a massive car wreck right now – you can’t help but stop and gawk at them. Lenny Megliola says that this wasn’t the season that Wyc Grousbeck and the Celtics had in mind. Desmond Conner says that injuries and inexperience are responsible for the Celtics current state. Doyle talks to Celtics radio voice Sean Grande about the current condition of the team and whether he is afraid people won’t be listening any more.

I’ve thrown a few thoughts together on the FSN Nothing But Net blog, but there really isn’t much to say right now about this team. Murphy has Grousbeck trying to be supportive of his team during the worst stretch in the 60 year history of the franchise. Steve Bulpett has Doc Rivers giving his thoughts on his former player, John Amaechi who is the first former NBA player to admit to being gay.

Murphy’s notebook has Wally Szczerbiak getting hurt again, this time twisting ankle by landing on a teammate’s foot – who wasn’t even in the game. May’s notebook has more from Rivers on Amaechi. Doyle’s notebook has more on Grousbeck’s support of his club.


Not a whole lot else in the papers this morning…

Matt Kalman has Jeremy Reich working hard for the Bruins in the limited time he’s seen the ice. Fluto Shinzawa has Marco Sturm returning to the ice after his latest concussion.

Christopher L Gasper and Steve Conroy have new Boston College football coach Jeff Jagodzinski working to get a lot done in a short period of time.

Michael Vega reports on Jared Dudley leading the BC hoops team to a 75-68 win over Miami last night.

Jeff Horrigan has Kevin Youkilis planning on using the experience he gained from playing a full season last year to make him a better player this year.

Jim Donaldson says colleges should stop the practice of retiring jersey numbers of players who only play for a season or two and don’t graduate.

If you thought Buddy Thomas was going to be insufferable after the Colts won the Super Bowl, well, you won’t be disappointed.