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@PaulPierce34 It’s been a pleasure to bring my talents to south beach now on to Memphis

Yes, it was a pleasure to watch Pierce, Ray Allen and the rest of the Celtics play with a chip on their shoulder in beating the Miami Heat 112-107. The final score makes it seem like this was a much closer game than it really was. The Celtics led wire-to-wire and were never in danger in this one.

Nice tweak at LeBron by Pierce above, though not all appreciate it.

Celtics have ball in Miami – Mark Murphy has the Celtics picking up their second straight win against the NBA’s anointed.

Heat had no answer for Rajon Rondo – Jackie MacMullan has Rondo again leading the way for the Celtics.

Allen turns it up at both ends against Miami – A Sherrod Blakely says that the longer the game went on, the more open Allen seemed to get. Steve Bulpett  and Chris Forsberg have more on Allen’s night.

The Celtics make a statement – Paul Flannery says that this one was better than opening night.

Banged-up crew works on interior – Murphy’s notebook has the Celtics big men still not all healthy. The Globe notebook from Julian Benbow has more on Rondo.

The Bruins were not as successful last night, falling 3-1to the Canadiens at TD Garden.

Canadiens trip up Bruins – Fluto Shinzawa has the Canadiens scoring two third period goals to beat the Bruins. Douglas Flynn also reports on the loss.

Bruins continue struggles at home – DJ Bean looks at the curious problems the Bruins have had at TD Garden.

Rask can’t buy a win or a confidence booster – Joe Haggerty has the the Bruins goaltender with a severe case of buzzards luck. James Murphy and  Nancy Marrapese-Burrell have more on the young goalie.

Bruins may have hard time kicking Hab-it – Stephen Harris says that Montreal seems to again be a tough matchup for the Bruins.

Wheeler isn’t out of place at center – Shinzawa’s notebook has Blake Wheeler with a successful first night at center. The Herald notebook by Rich Thompson has more on Rask. The Patriot Ledger notebook from Mike Loftus has Montreal stifling the Bruins energy line.

The Patriots are getting ready for a tough matchup in Pittsburgh Sunday night.

Patriots will face sound and fury in Pittsburgh – Tom E Curran looks at a hostile environment on tap for New England.

Big games abound for Patriots, Steelers Ian R  Rapoport looks a decade of big games between these two teams. Glen Farley also looks at the history between the teams.

Defense steals the show – Amalie Benjamin says that the Steelers are all about aggression.

Patriots’ young players coming through – Mike Reiss has a look at the Patriots young players and the contributions they’re making.

Brady back at practice in limited role – Shalise Manza Young’s notebook has the QB back at practice yesterday. The Herald notebook from Ian R. Rapoport has Patrick Chung feeling better. The Patriots Journal from Robert Lee also has Chung talking about getting closer to a return.

Experts split on Carl Crawford vs. Jayson Werth – Scott Lauber looks at the two players rumored to be targets of the Red Sox this offseason.

Dennis & Callahan primping up for TV – Bill Doyle has the WEEI morning team getting ready for their NESN simulcasts which begin next week.

Berenguer is out of the mix – Chad Finn has NESN pulling Uri Berenguer off of NESN Daily.

Inconsistent NFL Power Rankings, And Why The Red Sox Are Almost An Afterthought – My SB Nation Boston media column has a rant about media “power rankings.”

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2 thoughts on “Allen, Pierce Lead Celtics Past Heat

  1. That column about Dennis and Callahan almost made me barf……..especially this line >>>

    "“It’s an unhealthy lifestyle,” Dennis admitted. “Think about getting up at 3:45 in the morning. When the alarm rings, there are some mornings you absolutely want to cry, you’re so tired.”

    Oh how my heart bleeds for them. Real tough job getting up that early and then having to put in a long work day 4 WHOLE HOURS of sitting on their ass's and flapping their gums. They deserve more money for sure. Hey Dennis you know what else is unheathly? Being 40 pounds overweight, try workin' on that.

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  2. I threw a dig at Bucher last night on Twitter (@StantonSweet) and he direct messaged me, very defensive about his claim that the Celtics are the league's "most obnoxious team". I don't get why this year is the year the media has decided to crusade against trash talk. I also still haven't heard a valid explanation as to why the media isn't ripping apart all the egotistical quotes from the Heat, yet a very PG, clever quip by Pierce is a flaming arrow.

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