The Celtics rolled to a 119-100 win over the Sacramento Kings last night, due in large part to a 28 point performance off the bench by the red-hot Eddie House.

Lenny Megliola has House leading the way with his 8-9 shooting from three point land. Paul Flannery notes that KG and Rondo played a huge role in this one as well. Bill Doyle has a look at the Celtics dominating the Kings again. Frank Dell’Apa has the Celtics focused on two things – gaining home court advantage and getting House in the 3pt shooting content. Mark Murphy reports on the Celtics extending their winning streak to nine games with the victory. Robert Lee has the Celtics making it look easy.

Mike Fine has his teammates pushing House for the 3pt contest at All Star weekend. Another article in The Enterprise looks at House’s hot streak. Alan Siegel says that House is certainly making his case for the contest. Buckley has more on the very very very fine House.

Steve Buckley has Ray Allen hoping to be named to the All Star team, and viewing it as an honor when he has made the squad in the past. Michael Vega examines the improved play from the reserves as of late. Jim Fenton has Tony Allen making a contribution in his first game back from injury. Jeff Howe has the Celtics actually feeling the loss of Brian Scalabrine.

Doyle’s notebook has Scalabrine feeling OK after his second concussion in three days. The Globe notebook has more on the return of Tony Allen. Murphy’s notebook has Scalabrine taking the slow road back.

Super Bowl/Patriots

If you have any doubts about who would should be rooting for in the Super Bowl on Sunday, I’ve got a few reminders for you: Why we hate the Steelers – a primer.

The Globe looks at the family ownership of the two Super Bowl franchises, with Christopher L. Gasper looking at Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill and Mike Reiss at the Rooney family.

I wonder if Ron Borges is offended that his column on Dick LeBeau contains the word “genius” in the title. Borges has always bristled that “genius” shouldn’t be used with football coaches, or maybe that just applied to Bill Belichick…

Karen Guregian has a piece on Edgerrin James. Bill Burt talks about the work ethic of Sean Morey. Borges has Willie Parker bragging about his ability to play on the big stage.

Reiss has Matt Cassel learning the ropes of off-field football business. Guregian’s notebook has Cassel just waiting for things to happen right now.

Red Sox/Bruins

I’m short on time this morning, so I’ll have to leave to the infamous link dashboards for this morning.

On, the subject of Jason Varitek and his future is still the hot topic. Brian MacPherson says that maybe Varitek actually knows what he is doing here.

On, the return of Phil Kessel is front and center.


4 thoughts on “Playing With House Money

  1. Excellent point about Borges.

    I wonder if anywhere in the LeBeau article he writes: “but it’s not the X’s and O’s that make a successful coach, it’s the Jim’s and Joe’s.”

    That’s been another one of Little Ronnie’s standard lines that he’s used several times over the last 8 years in an effort to downplay Belichick’s influence on the Patriots’ success.


  2. I had forgotten about those Steelers “sometimes the best team doesnt win” comments… with that, Anthony Smith, and the spygate comments, I am going to be seeting with venom this sunday..


  3. I can’t believe they were doing that much yapping before the AFC title game in 2004.

    I mean, if the Jets’ kicker doesn’t miss TWO potential game winning FGs in the divisional round the week before, Pittsburgh’s not even in that game against the Pats.

    That’s the one thing I always say to Steelers’ fans when they talk about Spygate and how the Pats “stole rings” from the Steelers: Special teams plays (2001) had nothing to do with filming defensive signals; Roethlisberger throwing interceptions (3 INTs in the ’04 title game, including a pick six) had nothing to do with filming defensive signals; and a 10-6 Jets team thoroughly outplayed that “great” 15-1 Steelers team in the divisional round and Pittsburgh had no business being in that game in the first place.


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