Get all the Celtics stories this morning over at CelticsLinks.com.
Road warriors – Paul Flannery has a look at the unfazed Celtics pulling out a fourth straight playoff win on the road and fifth straight overall.
Pierce’s old school newly appreciated – A very good column from Bob Ryan on Paul Pierce, and how his game, which sometimes seems like it came from the 1950’s, is really as complete a scoring repertoire as there is in the league.
Garnett took his best shots on defense – Julian Benbow’s notebook in the Globe is the best of the bunch.
Celtics’ hockey style a hit – Steve Bulpett says that if the Bruins played hockey as well as the Celtics did last night, they’d still be playing.
After up-and-down season, Davis finds his niche – Robert Lee has Glen Davis once again playing a huge role for the Celtics in the postseason.
Ten Thoughts from Game 2: A cure for Vinsanity – Kirk Minihane offers up ten items from last night.
It was downright nauseating hearing and seeing Glenn Ordway and Dan Shaughnessy on WEEI and NESN respectively be downright giddy yesterday over the supposed clubhouse issues with the Red Sox and Mike Lowell’s unhappiness with his role. Shaughnessy could barely contain a full grin as he talked during the Red Sox rain delay last night about all the unhappy veterans in the Red Sox clubhouse. It must’ve brought back memories of the gravy days for Dan…
The Red Sox once again appeared dead in the water last night in New York, trailing 5-0 in the sixth and 5-1 in the eight, Boston made spirited comeback for the second straight night, handing Jonathan Papelbon a two run lead at 7-5 in the bottom of the ninth. Papelbon gave up a run, but managed to hang on and get the save for the Red Sox in the 7-6 win at Yankee stadium. Get all the coverage at RedSoxLinks.com and NYYankeesLinks.com.
Sox Rally After Trying Day – Jeff Jacobs has the Red Sox getting a big win during very fragile times for the club.
From the lowest of lows to the highest of highs – Sean McAdam has the Red Sox picking up an “empowering” win.
How Should Managers Deal With Media Regarding Controversy? – Evan Brunell touches on a topic appropriate of this page.
Lowell voices displeasure about his role – Amalie Benjamin’s notebook gives you the details comments without turning them into the apocolypse.
Red Sox bats take offense – Michael Silverman has the offense coming through when the pitching and defense didn’t.
Changes are coming for a needy Bruins team – Joe Haggerty says that the Bruins will be a different team next season, and goes through who might be leaving this offseason.
Locking up Dennis Seidenberg an offseason priority – Steve Conroy says that the Bruins really would like the bring the defenseman back this fall.
Bruins missing right mix – Rich Garven also examines possible changes this offseason.
Tyrone McKenzie’s Battle Scars to Serve Him Well in Foxboro – Jeff Howe has the second-year linebacker looking forward to fighting Brandon Spikes for a starting role. Mike Reiss sees a little Ted Johnson in McKenzie.
Springs released by Patriots – Tom E Curran examines the release of the veteran CB, recalling an incident during the season when Springs joked with Adalius Thomas, seemingly about being late for practice and getting sent home.
I disagree with Kevin Paul Dupont’s assertion this morning that Peter Chiarelli and Claude Julien needed to apologize to the fan base yesterday. What good would it do? The only way to make amendsis to make the team better and advance further next season. It’s fair to say it’s a huge offseason coming up for Chiarelli.