With the NFL season over in New England for weeks now, it was nice to turn on the TV at 1:00pm on a Sunday afternoon and see the local team dominate over another pretty talented squad. This was the case yesterday when the Celtics routed the Dallas Mavericks 124-100 at the Garden.
Kevin Henkin on the BSMW Full Court Press has his Rolling Observations of the Celtics victory.
Frank Dell’Apa has the mentally focused Celtics running out to their eighth straight win. Mark Murphy has everything going right for the Celtics yesterday. Scott Souza depicts this one as just another Sunday stroll for the Green. Bill Doyle has Kevin Garnett showcasing himself in this win – at both ends of the court. Robert Lee says that there is no question that the Celtics are back.
Steve Bulpett has the Celtics setting very high standards for themselves. Marc J. Spears has the Celtics feeling that they’re playing better now than they did during their 19 game winning streak. Tim Weisberg says that the Celtics have refocused on the defensive end – and it shows. Mike Fine has the Celtics getting their swagger back, and coming together as a team.
Dan Shaughnessy writes about how Ray Allen’s shooting routines have served him well. Paul Flannery examines how a hot Eddie House can be completely devastating to the opposition. Jessica Camerato has former Celtics first round pick Gerald Green still trying to shake the image that he is just a dunker.
Dell’Apa’s notebook has Kevin Garnett defending his All Star starting selection against critics like Gary Payton. Murphy’s notebook has Celtics teammates hoping Eddie House gets a shot at the All Star three point shootout. Jim Fenton has Garnett getting the best of Dirk Nowitzki all afternoon. Souz’s notebook has Allen making the case for House in the three point shootout. Doyle’s notebook has Tony Allen still unsure when he’ll play again. Lee’s notebook has more on the quest to get House in the contest.
Rob Bradford reports on the offer made to Jason Varitek, and says that it comes with a deadline. Michael Silverman has more on the offer and the desire by the Red Sox to get this settled, one way or the other.
Chris Price has a look at the man who will likely try to fill Scott Pioli’s shoes in the front office – Nick Caserio. He also has a look at Bill O’Brien, who will be stepping into the QB coach role…and possibly more.
Robert Preer has a look at the accommodations that The Hall at Patriot Place has made for those with various disabilities.
Peter Gobis has a look at a local guy heading to Tampa as part of the Super Bowl field crew.
Fluto Shinzawa and Steve Conroy recap the East’s 12-11 shootout win over the West in the NHL All Star game. Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas picked up the win. Joe Haggerty has the Bruins All Stars making the highlight reel.
Glen Farley has the Bruins eager to find out how well their teammates have healed over the break.