The Celtics closed out their first round playoff series in five games with a 96-86win at the TD Garden last night. They move on to now face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers starting on Saturday. Get complete coverage of last night’s game over at CelticsLinks.com.
There’s Still Fight In Celtics’ Big Three – Jeff Jacobs has the Celtics old-timers garnering praise from Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra.
Time flies; they still have moments – Bob Ryan says that the second season has begun for the aged Celtics.
So long Miami, hello Cleveland – Paul Flannery wonders whether the Celtics are fully back.
Celtics wear down Wade – David Willis has the Celtics slowing down Dwyane Wade just enough last night.
There’s no time like the present – Gary Washburn says that if the Celtics have to play the Cavs, they may as well do so now.
To his credit, Davis will take charge – Julian Benbow’s notebook has Glen Davis accepting a halftime challenge from Doc Rivers.
The Red Sox got a huge game from Clay Buchholz, who gave up just one run over eight innings, and the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 2-1 at the Rogers Centre. Get all the coverage at RedSoxLinks.com. Also get it Reloaded.
Buchholz just what the doctor ordered – Sean McAdam has the young righty giving the Red Sox bullpen a much-needed night off.
Clay Buchholz two good – John Tomase highlights two pitches in the eighth inning as evidence of how good Buchholz was last night and how far he has come.
Plugged back in, crackling good – Peter Abraham has Dustin Pedroia red hot in the second spot in the lineup.
David Ortiz on the right track – The headline on Scott Lauber’s notebook is misleading, as Big Papi’s struggles continue.
Castro gives way to Embree in bullpen – The Globe notebook has the Red Sox welcoming back an old friend.
Embree’s back, but for how long? – McAdam’s notebook says the lefty’s stay might be a short one.
Injuries not holding blueliners back – Joe McDonald has the Bruins young defensemen stepping up with injuries to Mark Stuart and Dennis Seidenberg.
It’s no choice when it comes to B’s next playoff opponent – Joe Haggerty says that Bruins fans should be rooting hard for the Montreal Canadiens tonight, which would bring the Philadelphia Flyers to town in round two.
Mark Recchi eyes next foe – Steve Buckley notes that either way, the Bruins winger will be playing one of his old teams in the next round.
Savard is cleared to play for Bruins – Nancy Marrapese-Burrell has the Bruins center cleared to play in the next round.
Breezing through the draft – Mark Farniella has a pretty enjoyable review of the draft.
Brandon Spikes: Family matters – Karen Guregian has 49ers linebacker Takeo Spikes speaking glowingly about his younger cousin. He also has praise for Jermaine Cunningham and his ability to rush the passer.
Campanelli Stadium is home to Faulk, too – Glen Farley with a nice piece on Kevin Faulk and his deepening ties to New England.
‘Toucher’ apologizes for Tebow ‘Nazi’ remark – Jessica Heslam has the 98.5 morning host regretting a comment he made on the air last Friday.
Sarandis out as BC hoops announcer – Mark Blaudschun reports that Jon Meterparel will replace Ted Sarandis as Boston College basketball play-by-play announcer. Bill Ebben will also be replaced. It will be anounced today.