Celtics Remain Perfect In Indy

The Celtics kept their perfect record intact as they defeated the Indiana Pacers last night,101-86 in Conseco Fieldhouse.

Marc J. Spears and Steve Bulpett have the stories from Indianapolis.

Over on the BSMW Full Court Press, we’ve got a new feature, the first installment of Give and Go – this week looking at the perfect start to the season for the Celtics. Bulpett has Larry Bird happy to see the Celtics doing well, and also taking a shot back at Cedric Maxwell. Bird’s former teammate has said in the past that he’d take Dirk Nowitzki over Bird, and recently said that Kevin Garnett was already the second greatest Celtic after Bill Russell. We’re seeing that there might be some hard feelings there between the two, which might account for Maxwell’s putdowns of Bird.

Spears notebook has rookie forward Brandon Wallace being assigned to the NBA DL Utah Flash. Bulpett’s notebook has a look at the contributions of James Posey, Brian Scalabrine and Scot Pollard last night.

Over on Patriots Daily, Dan Snapp looks at how the Indianapolis Colts have suddenly lost two games and become America’s Sweetheart.

Mike Reiss looks at how the Patriots have a “blend of experience and perspective” that will serve then well in their quest for the perfect season. John Tomase looks at the resurgence of the Bills, making them a good test for the Patriots this weekend.

Jackie MacMullan looks at C.C. Sabathia beating out Josh Beckett for the AL Cy Young award. Michael Silverman also reports on Sabathia finally beating Beckett.