The Bruins and Celtics played their rivals from New York at the same time yesterday, with the Bruins dropping a 4-3 decision to the Rangers down at Madison Square Garden and the Celtics defeating the Knicks 115-111 in OT at the TD Garden.
CSNNE had pre and post game coverage of both games. Not soon after the Celtics game ended, they put Mike Felger on screen to say “It’s the Knicks, they SUCK, why is anyone excited about this win” Needless to say, the channel was quickly changed after that.
Rajon Rondo – yeah, the guy I (stupidly) said I was “done” with last week, put up an otherworldly stat line with 18 points, 17 rebounds and 20 assists in the win.
Major points were earned for this one – Bob Ryan has those in attendance yesterday getting to see a real basketball game.
Can Rajon Rondo make Celtics dangerous again? – Paul Flannery looks at Rondo’s performance and whether he can make the Celtics a dangerous postseason team. Chris Forsberg looks at the team’s play and wonders if they have some of that old magic left in them.
Rajon Rondo turns it on for Celtics – Jackie MacMullan has Rondo coming up biggest when the lights are the brightest.
Behind Jeremy Lin phenomenon lies youngster with room to improve – Steve Bulpett has Jeremy Lin getting a lesson from Rondo.
Jeff Green gives lift as he sits – The Herald notebook has the forward, two month removed from heart surgery, sitting with the Celtics and cheering them on. The Globe notebook from Gary Washburn has Doc Rivers tightening up the rotation.
Bruins vexed again by Rangers – Steve Conroy has the Bruins with a strong game, but not enough to beat the Rangers.
Thomas needs to be better for Bruins to thrive – Joe Haggerty says that the Bruins goaltender needs to be almost perfect.
Could Bobby Valentine’s batting order strategy actually work? – Rob Bradford says the Red Sox manager’s lineups might have some surprises this season. Tim Britton has more on the lineups.
The Patriots are expected to use their franchise tag on Wes Welker sometime before the deadline this afternoon.
Greg Bedard had an excellent report on the Saints’ bounty scandal in yesterday’s Globe, a column that garnered national attention. Bedard (along with Jim Donaldson of the Providence Journal) also talked to former Patriots OC Bill O’Brien about the pass Wes Welker couldn’t handle late in the Super Bowl. ESPN picked up the story, but originally just said that O’Brien “told reporters,” a move which drew Bedard’s ire. ESPN updated the article to read that O’Brien “told reporters for The Boston Globe and Providence Journal on Saturday.”