The Celtics struggled much of the night last in Philadelphia, looking like a tired, beat up team. Missing much of their front line, and with Paul Pierce battling the flu, the Celtics struggled to the finish with the upstart Sixers and a fired up Philly crowd. With the Celtics trailing by a point with 6 seconds left, Rajon Rondo executed a perfect pick and roll with Kevin Garnett, and hit KG with an alley-oop pass that Garnett gently laid in with 1.6 seconds left to give Boston a 102-101 victory.
The Bruins also were victorious, beating the NY Islanders 5-2 at the TD Garden.
Yes, that really is the cover of the Boston Herald this morning.
Apparently things are going well around here. Dan Shaughnessy is all puppies and sunshine this morning. Don’t be fooled. As soon as things show the slightest sign of going wrong, he’ll return to form.
Theo Epstein now unstoppable – John Tomase says that Epstein is no longer a child prodigy.
For Theo, the gift of faith – Gordon Edes has more on Epstein emerging as an ace closer.
Crawford likely to be worth it for the full 7 years of his Red Sox deal – Some talking heads say that its dumb to give a seven-year deal to a guy who relies on speed. Brian MacPherson believes otherwise.
Media Roundup: Adrian Gonzalez Drama Would’ve Benefited From Old News Cycle – My SB Nation Media column looks at the Sox jumping back into the media spotlight.
It’s hard to Trump Patriots-Jets on Monday Night Football – Bill Doyle’s media column recaps the Patriots appearance this week on Monday Night Football.
Bill Belichick and Scott Zolak put on quite a show – Ian Rapoport goes behind the scenes of Patriots All Access.
Red Sox big splashes make them compelling again – Sean McAdam thinks that the Sox TV and radio ratings will benefit from the moves of this week.
Celtics win tug-of-war with last move – Julian Benbow reports on the Celtics last second victory.
Celtics have kicked a bad habit – Gary Washburn has the Celtics avoiding the issue of losing to lesser teams this season.