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The Boston Celtics continue to roll as they squeeze out a late win against the Miami Heat Friday night at the Garden to up their record to a stellar 8-0. Steve Bulpett has the game story and has Kevin Garnett sounding like any voice inside a Patriot locker room.
Former Celtic Ricky Davis found his way back to Boston with yet another team. Mark Murphy has the piece on how the 28 year old Davis is on his 6th NBA franchise. (Yes 6, Good Luck Pat…)
Marc J. Spears has the Celtics staying perfect despite blowing a 15 point 4th quarter lead.
Peter May talks about Garnett finally being surrounded by a supporting cast he can count on. As opposed to the debacle that was his team in Minnesota most of his career.
Now onto the OTHER unbeaten team in this town. The Patriots look to take on the Buffalo Bills tomorrow night after their much deserved week off. For the Bills,. all signs are pointing to franchise Running Back Marshawn Lynch sitting this one out. If that’s the case, look for the Patriots ‘D’ to have even more of a field day against this fraudulent 5-4 Bills team.
Karen Guregian has an article on Adalius Thomas’ reduced role in the Indy game. There is belief that Thomas has been banged up since the Cleveland game with an ankle injury.
Guregian also takes a look at New England’s #1 draft pick Brandon Meriweather who is slowly but surely making a name for himself.
Should Theo give Mike Lowell the 4th year he apparently wants? That seems to be the hang-up in the negotiations. Tough call here if you ask me for 2 reasons. Theo and Co. have taken a hard line stance on giving a guaranteed 4th year to aging veterans, a la, Johnny Damon and Pedro Martinez. How did those work out for Boston? Exactly. On the other hand, you have a gold glove caliber 3rd baseman who was your unofficial regular season MVP and tabbed as the World Series MVP. Lowell also has the respect and admiration of all in that Boston clubhouse, which can be divisive. Reports are saying Lowell could make a decision by the weekend one way or the other. Heres’ to hoping Lowell gets a 3 year deal with a club option for a 4th with incentives. Stay tuned……
Michael Silverman had the Sox and Lowell continuing to talk and Lucky Lucchino proclaiming “We want him back”. Please….
Amalie Benjamin looks at the price increase to see your World Champs in 2008(shocker)
AROUND THE WEB
Elizabeth Merrill of ESPN has a fantastic piece on the greatest coach in the history of the NFL (Yes folks, that’s your own Bill Belichick)