With a critical free throw last night, Paul Pierce went over the 20,000 points scored mark in his career, joining Larry Bird and John Havlicek as the only players to score over 20,000 points all with the Boston Celtics.
The Celtics needed overtime, but outlasted the Milwaukee Bucks last night at TD Garden, 105-102. Pierce led all scorers with 28 points on the night, while Rajon Rondo handed out 15 more assists.
Of course, what most dim-witted, unoriginal, talking-head sports radio and TV types want to talk about is Kevin Garnett’s alleged “cancer patient” trash talk to Charlie Villanueva. The current records of the local sports teams sit at 4-1, 6-1 and 7-2, yet all these people want to talk about is KG’s trash talk or Randy Moss.
Wait, am I in agreement with opinion held by Deadspin?
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Shaquille O’Neal’s status on hold – Mark Murphy’s notebook has Shaq needing some time to rest a sore knee.
The Bruins picked up another road win last night, beating the Sabres in Buffalo, 5-2.
Michael Ryder is still very valuable to Bruins – DJ Bean says that for a guy many think is headed out of town, Ryder has done a lot to make his case to stay here.
Mankins’ power play was an epic failure – Tom E Curran outlines why Logan Mankins’ move to sit out the start of the season did not pay off.
Finally back in fold, All-Pro Logan Mankins ‘ready to go’ – Ian Rapoport has more on the guard’s return.
Bill Belichick works his magic – Steve Buckley has the Patriots coach returning to genius status.
Mangini’s hand has been a bit shaky at helm – Greg A Bedard has Browns coach Eric Mangini uncertain of his future.
Red Sox need to play moneyball – John Tomase figures out how much the Red Sox can spend this offseason.
Decision is due on Ortiz option – Peter Abraham has the Sox needing to decide by tonight if they want to pick up Ortiz’s option.