Rajon Rondo continues his historic start to the NBA season, racking up 17 assists last night at the Celtics rolled over the winless Detroit Pistons, 109-86. Rondo now has 67 assists in his first four games, an NBA record.
The Patriots had their highest local TV rating since 2007 in their win over the Vikings on Sunday. In the Boston market on FOX 25, the Patriots racked up an impressive 36.13 HH and 64 share rating.
Lean and mean – Julian Benbow has Kevin Garnett and the Celtics dominating the Pistons. Sports talk radio is also up in arms this morning over the claim from Charlie Villanueva that KG called him a “cancer patient” last night.
Jermaine O’Neal, Semih Erden tame Pistons – Mark Murphy has the Celtics new big guys making an impact last night. Gary Washburn has O’Neal adjusting to starting over in a new role with a new team. A. Sherrod Blakely says that it was the J.O. of old last night.
Viking quagmire has familiar ring – Mark Farinella says that the current Vikings fiasco reminds him of a situation that unfolded in Foxborough some 26 years ago.
For Patriots, it’s all falling right into line – Greg A Bedard has personnel from teams across the NFL weighing in on Logan Mankins’ return to the Patriots. Karen Guregian says there was a big welcome for Mankins at Gillette yesterday.
Watson was Gentle Ben as a Patriot – Glen Farley says that Ben Watson, whom the Patriots will face this Sunday as a member of the Cleveland Browns, never really answered the call during his time with in New England.
Mankins, Moss and more – I always end up shaking my head at some of the questions that get asked in Mike Reiss’ mailbag. This week is no exception. Reiss had an interesting link yesterday to a collection of the Patriots spot in the ESPN Power Rankings every week since 2002. Some of the comments from the ESPN experts are amusing in retrospect, especially in 2003.
Bruins blueliners merit praise – Rich Thompson says that the defense also deserves credit for Tim Thomas’ hot start. The Globe notebook from Nancy Marrapese-Burrell has the Bruins crediting guys who will sacrifice their body to stop a puck.
Bruins rely on offensive talent to kill penalties – Mike Loftus looks at how the Bruins have managed the league’s best penalty-kill ratio.
From healthy scratch to key contributor, Jordan Caron making most of time – DJ Bean has the Bruins rookie making an impact.
David Ortiz clock ticks away – John Tomase has the Red Sox with a decision to make on their DH before tomorrow night.
Twellman will call it a career – Frank Dell’Apa has the Revolution’s all-time leading scoring being forced to hang it up because of concussion issues.