According to former Boston Globe NBA writer Marc J. Spears, Rajon Rondo and the Celtics have agreed to a 5-year, $55 million extension.
The Celtics made it 4-for-4 on the season with their 97-87 win over Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets at the TD Garden last night.
Julian Benbow says that Paul Pierce was just too much for the Hornets last night. Mark Murphy says that the Celtics actually had to exude some fourth quarter sweat in this one. Bill Doyle has Rondo and Chris Paul battling all during – and after – last night’s game. Robert Lee has Paul Pierce with another strong game to lead the Celtics to the win. Jim Fenton has Rondo stirring things up last night. Jessica Camerato has Captain Clutch, Paul Pierce, again coming through for the Celtics.
Gary Washburn has a look at the testy night between Rondo and Paul. Steve Bulpett also examines the battle of words and game between the two under-25 point guard stars. Mike Fine has Rondo losing his cool last night. Bill Burt says that things are getting personal between the two young point guards. Jessica Camerato looks at what Rondo has learned while playing through contract negotiations.
Bill Burt says that the Celtics “Bring it” on defense every night. Lenny Megliola has the Celtics not entirely happy with their 4-0 start to the season. Bulpett has Glen Davis working on his left hand game while his right is in a cast. Tim Weisberg has Sheldon Williams making the most of his opportunity while Davis is out. Brian MacPherson has Kendrick Perkins making the most of his offensive opportunities.
Benbow’s notebook has Rondo not worried about his contract, or future. Murphy’s notebook has more on Rondo’s state of mind last night. Doyle’s notebook looks at a strong start to the season for Paul Pierce. Lee’s Celtics Journal has more on Rondo and his contract. Fenton’s notebook has Pierce off to a sizzling start this season.
On Patriots Daily, Chris Warner serves up a Jets/Dolphins, Patriots bye week Gut Check.
Albert R. Breer says that the Patriots were the real winner in yesterday’s AFC battle between the Dolphins and Jets. Ian R. Rapoport has the Dolphins letting their play do the talking, while the Jets just talked. Mike Reiss has the Patriots getting a little separation in the AFC East.
Kevin Paul Dupont has the Bruins unable to get on the scoreboard in a 1-0 loss to the Rangers yesterday. Stephen Harris has the Bruins continuing their win-one, lose-one streak. Joe Haggerty has the Bruins in desperate need of a goal scorer. Harris has Bruins tweaking their fourth line yesterday. Matt Kalman has a look at the powerless power play for the Bruins.