These road games on the second night of a back-to-back are becoming troublesome to the Celtics, who lost to the Charlotte Bobcats 94-89 last night down in North Carolina.

On the plus side, are you jacked and pumped for Truck Day? I thought so.

Celtics lack finish in back-to-backs – Chris Forsberg has the Celtics dropping to 2-7 on the road in the second game of back-to-backs. Mark Murphy has more on the Celtics low energy in these games.

History in the making: From Chris Ford to Ray Allen – Paul Flannery talks to Allen’s first NBA coach.

Allen’s Quest For Perfection Never Ends – Jeff Jacobs talks to Allen’s college coach, Jim Calhoun and several other connections from his UConn days.

The thinking is ‘forward’ – Julian Benbow’s notebook looks at the possibility that the Celtics might consider a roster move. The Herald notebook from Mark Murphy has Doc Rivers defending Kevin Garnett. A. Sherrod Blakely reports that Kendrick Perkins has rejected a contract offer from the Celtics.

Marc Savard has Bruins’ backing – Joe McDonald has the Bruins supportive of their teammate, who will miss the remainder of the season. More on Savard from: Mick Colageo | DJ Bean | Fluto Shinzawa | Danny Picard

Now, Chiarelli should reach for a Star – Kevin Paul Dupont says that the Bruins GM should make a play for Brad Richards.

Questions facing the Red Sox: Starting 9 – Michael Silverman has nine concerns about the Red Sox as spring training approaches.

Papelbon: Others can do the thinking – Gordon Edes has the Sox closer saying the the team doesn’t pay him to think. Thank god for that.

As season approaches, J.D. Drew is bracing for the unknown – Rob Bradford checks in with the outfielder, who says his hamstrings are already sore.

Loss packed with meaning – Greg A Bedard has the Packers pointing to their loss to the Patriots as the turning point of their season. This is the second year in a row that a Super Bowl champ has pointed to a game with the Patriots as the turning point of their season.

Dan Shaughnessy champions Andrew Ferrence’s critical comments of his teammate, and turns them into an excuse to bash Pedro Martinez. At least he’s consistent.

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9 thoughts on “Celtics Fade In Fourth Down In Charlotte

  1. The Saints never said their win over the Pats in the regular season propelled them to a SB victory. The Steelers never said anything about playing the Pats propelling them in either of their recent SB victories…and, had they won Sunday, they still wouldn't have.

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        1. Where did I say anything about the Steelers in their championship years?

          All I said was "This is the second year in a row that a Super Bowl champ has pointed to a game with the Patriots…"

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          1. I appreciate that – and I did see JaimeFolk's comment.

            I'm just replying to what you challenged of what I had said in my post above.

            You said the Saints never referred to the Patriots, which is what I had stated. The Steelers were never part of my discussion. I'm not even sure how they came up. JaimeFolk didn't mention them – though he/she left out a year – 2008, the Matt Cassel year, in which the Steelers did win it all.

            I'm just trying to separate what I said, and show that my original statement was accurate.

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