It was a slugfest, but the Celtics fought through and held off the Los Angeles Lakers last night at the Staples Center, 87-86.
Many will point out that the Lakers were playing without Kobe Bryant, but I don’t hear those same people cutting the Celtics any slack when they play without KG or Pierce. Everyone says how deep this Lakers team is (and they are) so this win doesn’t need an asterisk attached to it, especially with the struggles that the Celtics have had as of late.
Don’t write off Celtics yet – Chris Forsberg has the Celtics coming up with a signature win out in L.A.
One more chance for Three – Dan Shaughnessy has Danny Ainge deciding to keep the big three together for one last title run.
Celtics hope Robinson is the answer – Scott Souza with a look at what the Celtics hope that Nate Robinson will bring them.
Back to business for C’s – Paul Flannery has the big three being granted a reprieve many don’t believe they’ve earned.
Lackey gets his first taste of life inside the Red Sox fishbowl – Daniel Barbarisi has the Red Sox big free agent signing checking in for spring training.
The Lackey Effect: Newcomer’s impact on the rotation – Alex Speier with his usual, thoughtful analysis.
Handful of aces good deal – Steve Buckley has a look at the vaunted Red Sox rotation for 2010.
Patriots Must Hope to be Proven Right After Trading Down in 2009 Draft – Jeff Howe revisits the 2009 draft for the Patriots.
Despite complaints, coverage makes sense – Chad Finn defends NBC’s coverage of the Olympic games.
NBC wins its own gold, beating ‘American Idol’ – Bill Doyle has more on NBC’s coverage, which became the first program to beat American Idol in the ratings since 2004.
As this is posted, we’re just a few minutes away from the Tiger Woods press conference, an event Gary Tanguay pronounced yesterday, in all seriousness, as “bigger than the moon landing.” He also said that Tiger is bigger than John Kennedy and Martin Luther King.