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Tonight’s Celtics/Rockets game could easily be the biggest game in the NBA this season. The Rockets of course, have won 22 straight games – the second longest streak in NBA history, and the Celtics come in with the best record in the NBA.
TNT has tonight’s game, with the action tapping off around 9:40pm. They’ll have a 10 minute pregame show starting at 9:30. Calling the action will be Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Doug Collins (analyst) and David Aldridge (reporter). The night will conclude with the Emmy® award-winning studio show Inside the NBA with Ernie Johnson (host), Charles Barkley (analyst) and Kenny Smith (analyst).
ESPN’s Daily Dime has a Celtics focus today.
Dennis Dillon says that the 2008 draft is boom-or-bust time for the Patriots.
Peter King has MMQB, Tuesday edition, with a look at what Bill Parcells might be thinking of doing with the #1 pick.
ESPN Ombudsman Le Anne Schreiber is pleased with some changes she’s seen on Sportscenter.
From Comcast this afternoon:
COMCAST SHOOTS AND SCORES!
March Madness Mania Delivers College Basketball Fans Thousands of On Demand Options
MANCHESTER, NH – (March 18, 2008) – As college basketball fans from around the country prepare to tune into the first round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, Comcast today announced special NCAA® March Madness® programming features, ranging from game highlights in high definition to historical tournament moments to sports-themed specials and movies.
“With game highlights available in HD On Demand, fans of March Madness don’t need to worry about missing the action while at work. It’s one more example of the power of On Demand, this time for sports enthusiasts,” said Steve Hackley, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Northern New England Region. “Whether you love great movies, TV shows or sports, Comcast always offers more to watch, on your schedule.”
Comcast’s NCAA March Madness Memories and Highlights, as well as additional offerings, are outlined below:
NCAA March Madness Memories and Highlights Available Now – ALL IN HD and At No Additional Cost to Digital Cable Subscribers
Comcast On Demand will have NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship memories and highlights available to its digital cable subscribers at no additional cost. This programming, which can be found through the On Demand menu under the Sports & Fitness category and then the NCAA March Madness folder, includes:
*Highlights from the 63 2008 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship games beginning with the first round starting on Thursday, March 20 through the Championship game on April 7
*Historical moments from past tournaments, including exciting buzzer beaters and shooting stars, such as:
- Laettner (Duke) vs. Kentucky (1992)
- Bill Walton (UCLA) vs. Memphis State (1973)
- George Mason’s run to the Men’s Final Four (2006)
- Villanova over Georgetown (1985)
- NC State and Jimmy Valvano (1983)
*Post-tournament recap show
Sport-Themed Movie Highlights Available Now – ALL In HD
Comcast presents a variety of sports-themed movie viewing options available On Demand, including Hoosiers, Rocky, Raging Bull, Bull Durham, Blue Crush, Slap Shot, Field of Dreams, Days of Thunder, Major league, Glory Road, Remember the Titans and more.