The Celtics had a quick turnaround after their loss in Cleveland, playing the Pistons at the Garden last night. They came out strong and sustained it for a 119-93 win over Detroit.
Celts needed a laugher and got it – Mike Fine has the Celtics making some progress with the blowout win.
Pierce, Celtics come together – Chris Forsberg has the Celtics captain getting on track early last night.
A boost from the bench helps the C’s pass the Pistons – Rich Levine analyzes the bench play for the Celtics, both last night and recently.
If the shooter fits . . . – Steve Bulpett has Michael Finley earning playing time by knocking down his shots.
Shaken after a rough ride – Julian Benbow’s notebook has a tough plane ride shaking up the Celtics on Sunday night.
Musings on Bill Walker, Dice-K n’ more – Lenny Megliola clears out the Rolodex of the mind.
Watson never caught on with Patriots – Michael Felger says that the Patriots made the right move cutting ties with Benjamin Watson.
Pats’ Adalius Thomas not yet set on Jets – Karen Guregian has the Patriots linebacker denying he ever said he wanted to go play for the Jets.
Words don’t match Patriots’ actions – Tom E. Curran hits on a number of Patriots topics, including Asante Samuel’s charge that the team doesn’t care about its players.
Bruins floored early – Kevin Paul Dupont has the Bruins unable to overcome a three-goal first period by the New Jersey Devils.
GM backs proposed rule – Dupont’s notebook wraps up the rest of the news from last night.
For Lowell, the test begins – Alex Speier marks yesterday as the first day of the rest of Mike Lowell’s life.
David Ortiz takes stance – John Tomase has the Red Sox DH saying that he doesn’t have to prove anything in Spring Training.
Quick hits: Orioles 8, Red Sox 4 – Gordon Edes wraps up the action from yesterday.
Nelson always ready to throw an inning in relief –– and sign autographs – Daniel Barbarisi with a look at the 35-year-old Joe Nelson, who is trying to win a spot in the Red Sox bullpen.
I checked out some of the ESPN broadcast of last night’s Celtics game. For the second straight game, it was Mike Breen calling the action. I have to say I couldn’t believe it was the same guy. Totally different when paired with Hubie Brown and Jon Barry than he is when he’s with Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy, more subdued, not over-the-top. Of course, neither LeBron or Kobe were playing in the game, but still, it was an amazing transformation.
The New England Revolution are coming to Comcast SportsNet. CSN has announced that they will be the new TV home for the MLS club, airing 27 games (out of 30) this season, all in High Definition. Veteran soccer broadcaster Brad Feldman returns for his 10th season with the Revolution and will handle play-by-play duties for all matches airing on Comcast SportsNet. He will be joined in the booth by Revolution legend and Longmeadow, Mass., product Jay Heaps, who begins his first season as color analyst after retiring from the Revolution in December following an 11-year MLS career.
The telecasts are produced by Kraft Sports Productions. The first game of the season for CSN is the team’s April 3 match at D.C. United.
I’ve actually missed Pete Sheppard the last few days, as WEEI has moved Mike Adams into the Big Show slot while Glenn Ordway takes time off. Nice move, Jason Wolfe, just hand the time slot for those times to 98.5 and Mike Felger – who has been dead-on about how Colin Campbell will be responsible for anything that happens when the Bruins and Penguins play on Thursday. Felger and Massarotti has been all over Campbell and how by saying that he’s going to be at the game on Thursday and addressing the teams prior to the game, Campbell is admitting that he screwed up by not issuing a suspension to Matt Cooke when he ended Marc Savard’s season with an elbow.