It was certainly a very good weekend for fans of the local teams, with the Bruins finishing off a four-game sweep of the Philadelphia Flyers to advance to the Eastern conference finals, the Celtics got in the win column against the Miami Heat with a performance from Rajon Rondo that will be talked about long into the future, and the Los Angeles Lakers were swept out of the playoffs in the West.
The question on the Celtics now, is whether they can continue the momentum that game three on Saturday night brought them. A loss tonight still puts the season in peril for the Celtics. Did they expend all their energy on Saturday night? In some ways, it had the feel of a “last stand” – but here’s hoping there is still plenty of basketball to be played for the Celtics this season.
Rondo set to give it a try for Celtics – Gary Washburn has the point guard determined to get on the court for the Celtics tonight, despite the dislocated elbow suffered Saturday night. Chris Forsberg is skeptical about how effective Rondo can be tonight.
Rajon Rondo a different-maker – Steve Bulpett says that Rondo’s mindset as a contrarian works to his benefit.
Celtics showed the fight that made them champions – Tim Weisberg has the Celtics not looking like Shane Mosley on Saturday night.
Rivers praises Green for key effort – The CSNNE notes from A. Sherrod Blakely have the Celtics coach praising the work done by his reserve forward. The Herald notebook from Mark Murphy has River’s expecting Shaquille O’Neal to play again tonight. The Globe notebook from Monique Walker has Rivers sticking by a struggling Glen Davis.
Why Jose Iglesias figures to make the most of his promotion to the big leagues – Rob Bradford with a look at the rookie shortstop who made his debut this weekend.
Iglesias gives Sox fans a glimpse of what’s to come – Tim Britton has more on the Cuban phenom.
Ellsbury on top of things as hit streak at 17 – Michael Vega has the centerfielder cementing his spot atop the batting order.
Resting B’s can’t lose their edge – Stephen Harris has the Bruins looking to remain sharp.
Many reasons why Lightning aren’t lightly regarded – Fluto Shinzawa looks at why Tampa will be a tough opponent.
Media Roundup: On The Patriots’ Draft, And Michael Felger’s Constant Criticism Of It – If you missed my SBNation Boston Media column from last week, here it is.
Patriots Daily Q&A With Malcolm Williams – Chris Warner has an interview with the Patriots seventh-round pick, who was watching Netflix when Bill Belichick called him during the draft.