Ray Allen nailed a three-pointer with 17 seconds left to give the Celtics a victory over the Washington Wizards at the Garden last night. The Celtics trailed by 13 points midway through the quarter, but managed to turn it on and steal a home victory.

Celtics scuffle, but tough it out – Julian Benbow’s game story has a little story of an exchange between Wizards assistant Sam Cassell and Ray Allen before Allen hit the game winner.

C’s Davis almost had chance to show his ‘Blind Side’ – Jessica Camerato talks to Glen Davis about how close he came to getting the lead role in “The Blind Side.”

Allen has been on the money – Gary Washburn says that Ray Allen is setting up the Celtics for a tough decision this summer.

Finley now playing for his childhood hero – A. Sherrod Blakely with a look at the ties between Doc Rivers and Michael Finley,

Making it on her own – Stan Grossfeld with a feature on Amanda Belichick, daughter of the Patriots head coach, who is working as an assistant lacrosse coach at UMass.

Pats scrambling to get back to the line – Michael Felger praises the Patriots for getting deals done with Vince Wilfork and Tully Banta-Cain, but says they still have a lot of work to do just to get back to even. He expresses his concerns without the hysterics so ear-piercingly on display on his radio show every afternoon.

2001 Draft Picks Richard Seymour, Matt Light Played Major Roles in Patriots’ Dynasty – Jeff Howe with a look at Bill Belichick’s second draft with the Patriots.

Bruins take a hit in Pittsburgh – Joe Haggerty with the game story and talking points from yesterday’s Bruins 2-1 loss to the Penguins.

Concussion KO’s Marc Savard – Stephen Harris reports on a hit to Marc Savard that knocked the Bruins top playmaker out of the game.

Slow start for Buchholz, but not Kelly – Sean McAdam with a good Red Sox notebook, rounding up many items from yesterday.

Bonus links!

Here’s three from yesterday:

Former Patriots star David Givens turns to art after career ending injury – Jody Feinberg of The Patriot Ledger checked with former New England receiver David Givens, who is making a name for himself in the art world with his football career cut short.

Patriots’ best chance to improve is via draft – Jim Donaldson says that since this free agent class is lackluster, the Patriots biggest hope for improvement is in the draft.

Bowden’s progress comes without a hitch – Alex Speier has Michael Bowden making some adjustments with the hope of getting better results.

And also see Chris Warner’s Q&A With Virginia Tech P Brent Bowden – a guy who has met with the Patriots, and given their uncertainty at punter, might be someone to keep an eye on.

Ken Fang has a Review of “Magic & Bird: A Courtship of a Rivals” over on Fang’s Bites on BSMW.

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6 thoughts on “Allen Lifts Celtics Over Wizards

  1. Sorry but Felger is the type of person who thinks they know football but doesn’t. I don’t trust or like his opinions in any format. At least he’s got high self-esteem I guess.

  2. No love for Hockey East? It was an insane final weekend of the regular season and there’s going to be some great tourney action starting next weekend.

  3. I’m surprised that Felger’s act has lasted this long. He’s been doing the same schtick for years……up is down, black is white, fast is slow, anything to be contrary. He is totally predictable and boring. His lack of basevall and basketball knowledge is unthinkable for someone who hosts a sports talk show.

  4. Felger has been going downhill for years but, for me, he really jumped the shark when he wrote that column for the Herald two years ago stating that Tomase’s Super Bowl “walkthrough” story was only wrong on a “semantic” level, because the Patriots’ videostaff had actually “monitored” the Rams’ walkthrough as a result of their presence in the building that day, even though they didn’t videotape it (which, as we all know, is what the story clearly said they did–videotape it).

    Talk about pathetic, CYA “journalism.”

    I’m still surprised that Felger didn’t catch more heat for that ridiculous column/argument.

  5. True point Tony – Buckley, Karen G and all the heraldites of the time got into lock step a la the Thin Blue Line when a cop messes up.

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