The game looked lost for the Celtics after Ray Allen was stripped by Dwyane Wade, who then went in for an uncontested dunk with .06 on the clock, giving the Heat a two point lead. After a time out, Paul Pierce lobbed a perfect pass to Rajon Rondo who laid it in to tie the game. The Celtics then pulled away in OT for a 112-106 win in Miami.
The Patriots are getting ready for their playoff game with the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Tom Brady was named Comeback Player of the Year yesterday, and the team officially placed Wes Welker on IR.
There are a few Red Sox articles today, one from Gordon Edes has a chat with Jonathan Papelbon, while Michael Silverman looks at why Adrian Beltre will stand out in the Red Sox lineup.
Rondo leads rally as Celts beat the Heat – A. Sherrod Blakely has the wrapup for CSNNE.com.
Painful cut for Lester Hudson – Steve Bulpett explains why the Celtics waived rookie point guard Lester Hudson yesterday.
Doing all in their power to reach full strength – Gary Washburn has the Celtics trying to get healthy while remaining on top.
It’s like they never left – Jessica Camerato looks at the seamless returns of Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo.
Tom Brady out front for playoff push – There are plenty of “This is Tom Brady’s Time” articles out there this morning. Rob Borges’ is the best.
Passing the torch – Monique Walker gives us an in-depth look at Wes Welker substitute Julian Edelman.
Pats defense sets sights on Ray Rice – If the Patriots hope to advance on Sunday, they’re going to need to get the Ravens dynamic running back under control.
Ravens and their brood to roost in R.I. – Nice of Paul Grimaldi and the Providence Journal to let all of New England know that the Ravens will be staying in The Westin Providence Saturday night.
Papelbon’s recurring nightmare – Gordon Edes talks to Jonathan Papelbon, who is haunted by his blown save which ended the Red Sox season at the hands of the Los Angeles Angels. (He also puts some Papelbon tidbits into a Five things we learned blog post.)
Adrian Beltre to be Red Sox’ biggest swinger – Michael Silverman explains why Adrian Beltre will not be your prototypical Red Sox hitter.
Also check out Around The League – Week 17 by Jeremy Gottlieb over on Patriots Daily.