Ray Allen hit a pair of three point shots in the final minute, including the game winner with 0.5 remaining on the clock to give the Celtics a 100-99 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. The win is the Celtics 12th in a row heading into another showdown with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.

Frank Dell’Apa has the Celtics right in the position they want to be – with one shot to win the game. Jeff Howe notes three things he saw in last night’s game. Rich Thompson has Doc Rivers trusting his players on the final play and shot.

Lenny Megliola hopes that tomorrow night’s Celtics/Lakers game is a Finals Preview. Bill Burt has Jo Jo White announcing his celebrity golf tournament to benefit the William L. Lane Cancer Center. Jessica Camerato has Big Baby expanding his game. Robert Lee says that an injury to Jameer Nelson could open up a slot for Ray Allen on the All Star team.  Paul Flannery has the Celtics entering a crucial stretch in the Eastern Conference race.

Check the out of town coverage over at Philly.com. Also see CelticsLinks.com (updated with expanded sources)for more coverage and blog entries on the team and game.

Dell’Apa’s notebook has Doc Rivers star-struck over Allen’s shot. Thompson’s notebook has Big Baby turning in his first career double-double.


Mike Loftus has the Bruins renewing their rivalry with the Flyers tonight. Steve Buckley looks at how the Bruins have yet to lose a game by more than two goals this season. Steve Conroy has Patrice Bergeron set to face the Flyers for the first time since Randy Jones ended his season in 2007. Fluto Shinzawa has the Bruins drawing on the experience of Stephane Yelle. Joe Haggerty says that Matt Hunwick has already been ruled out for tonight.

Red Sox

Sean McAdam says that the Red Sox starting rotation appears to be in good shape. Joe McDonald takes a position-by-position look at the Red Sox as they head into spring training. Mike Fine previews the outfield. The outfield has a new member, as Brad Wilkerson signed a minor-league deal yesterday. Rob Bradford says that negotiations with Jason Bay could get tricky for the Red Sox.

Stan Grossfeld has a look at Mike Yastrzemski getting a boost in his baseball career from his grandfather Carl.


Shalise Manza Young looks at two Patriots coaches with Rhode Island ties getting promotions yesterday. The Patriots also named Scott O’Brien as special teams coach, and Christopher Price has Todd Sauerbrun saying that O’Brien is the best in the NFL. Mike Reiss and Karen Guregian also look at the three coaching moves.

Price looks at the franchise tag and how it has been used in Foxboro, noting that it is usually a ticket out of town.

Dan Shaughnessy has a few thoughts that he’s not afraid to share.


4 thoughts on “Allen Shoots Down Sixers In Final Seconds

  1. CHB wrote, “They locked up Dustin Pedroia for (‘scuse the expression) relatively short dough.”

    Am I reaching or is that a bad joke towards Pedroia’s brother’s situation? CHB is such a classy guy.


  2. I wonder who gets the bigger chubby from being regarded as the biggest douche in the Boston sports media – Shank, Felcher or Borges?


  3. Didn’t there used to be a really good sportswriter from Boston named Shaughnessy? Quite a coincidence that this hack shares the same name.


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