Although the Celtics and Hawks were not in action Monday, that doesn’t mean the Celtics were not the most talked about team in the area. After bumping into referee Marc Davis late in Game 1 Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was suspended for tonight’s Game 2. After falling in Game 1 on Sunday, the Celtics hope to get out of Atlanta with a win, and a split in the first two games.
Selfish Rajon Rondo deserves suspension– Kirk Minihane goes into why Rondo’s actions Sunday night were selfish, and potentially series-altering.
How the Celtics played without Rajon Rondo– Paul Flannery looks at the games Rondo missed earlier in the year and how Avery Bradley stepped in nicely for the Celtics star point guard.
Rondo makes bad situation worse– Jackie MacMullen has how Rondo’s suspension made the Game 1 loss even worse, and takes a look at a few other Celtic issues, including the health of Ray Allen.
Give peace a chance– Gerry Callahan compares Rondo’s actions late in Game 1 to those of Metta World Peace.
Sometimes Rajon Rondo’s the man, sometimes just a kid– Steve Bulpett looks at Rondo and says how his “scale moves up and down wildly, like a seesaw in a storm.”
Is Rondo as Celtics future leader a good thing?– A. Sherrod Blakely questions whether or not it is a good thing that Rondo will seemingly be the Celtics’ leader for the years to come.
Composure, not suspension, the issue for Rajon Rondo– Gary Dzen takes a look at the entire situation and says Rondo needs to be smarter to not even get a technical foul in that situation with the game on the line, yet alone get suspended.
Playoff suspensions can be a knockout– Bob Ryan has this is not the first time that a Celtics star has been suspended during the playoffs.
Hawks rookie takes a shot at KG– Dan Duggan has how Rondo’s suspension wasn’t the only big news on Monday. Hawks rookie forward Ivan Johnson called Kevin Garnett, “a dirty player.”
The Red Sox returned back to Fenway Park after their 6-1 road trip, and defeated the Athletics 11-6. Clay Buchholz started the game, and pitched well before running into trouble in the seventh inning. David Ortiz smashed two home runs, while Darnell McDonald and Mike Aviles each hit one. Aviles finished with four RBI’s. Kevin Youkilis was scratched for the second straight day right before the game with back stiffness.
Buchholz inconsistent as Red Sox bats erupt– John Tomase has how even with a win, Buchholz was inconsistent, looking good early on before losing it in the seventh inning.
What history says about Clay Buchholz’s April struggles– Alex Speier looks at Buchholz’s first month of the season, in which he was statistically one of the worst starting pitchers in baseball.
It takes five relievers, but Red Sox bullpen comes through– Maureen Mullen takes a look at the Red Sox bullpen in relief of Buchholz Monday night.
Hardball, but it could’ve been so much easier– Nick Cafardo says with an 11-1 lead, games should not get as close as things did last night.
Plenty left in Big Papi– Mark Daniels looks at Ortiz’ night and his hot start to the season.
Red Sox month in review: April full of extremes, but ends at .500– Tim Britton takes a look at the ups and downs of the first month of the season.
Assessing the 2012 NFL Draft: A Patriots Perspective– Our own George Cain takes an in-depth look at the 2012 NFL draft.