“Ricky Davis Sucks” – It sure seems a long time ago that Glenn Ordway uttered those words on The Big Show early last season. Davis reminded us all how bad he really is as he scored 29 points last night, including the game winner with 0.2 seconds left in regulation to send the Celtics to their 18th straight loss, 109-107 in Minnesota.
Shira Springer looks a Davis and fellow former Celtics Mark Blount each celebrating big games in keeping the Celtics losing streak intact. Steve Bulpett says this one was more brutal than several of the other losses during the course of this streak, as the Celtics had the chance to win this game.
In his Free Throws column, Tim Weisberg examines Paul Pierce’s wishes that the club not try for the number one overall pick. He also looks at a couple of other league-related items from he week. David Scott has a video look at Gerald Green getting ready for the slam dunk contest.
Springer’s notebook has Davis and Justin Reed expressing sympathy for their former teammates, while Doc Rivers talks about the challenge he had in coaching Davis and Blount. Bulpett’s notebook has Pierce adding to his list of maladies with a strained hip suffered last night.
Boston College Remains Atop ACC
Bob Ryan and Mark Murphy report on Boston College’s thrilling 68-67 win over Florida State, the second such last second victory over the Seminoles this season. 6-11 transfer center Tyrelle Blair hit his only shot of the game last night with 3.3 seconds remaining to give BC the road win.
Barbara Matson talks to new Bruin Andrew Ference about the trade this weekend that brought him to Boston from Calgary along with Chuck Kobasew. Steve Conroy says Ference never saw the trade coming, but promises to bring a style of play that Bruins fans will appreciate. Mick Colageo has Ference putting on a happy face regarding the trade, and has analysis as to whether this was a good trade for Peter Chiarelli. Bud Barth says the new acquisitions bring an edge that should spark the Bruins. Joe McDonald says news of the trade was met with disdain in the Bruins locker room.
Conroy’s notebook has the ex-Bruins, Brad Stuart and Wayne Primeau expressing mixed reaction to the trade that sends them to Calgary.
Tony Massarotti has the annual “nine questions to start spring training column. Rob Bradford looks at the roster and observes that for this week anyway, optimism reigns supreme. Alex Speier has Terry Francona preparing for a season of new challenges at the helm of the Red Sox.
Jeff Horrigan has Fort Myers bracing for the influx of Japanese media.