Last night’s game in Orlando was billed as a “coming out party” for the Magic, who were winners of seven straight, and who found themselves sitting atop the Eastern conference following some struggles by the Celtics and Cavs. The Celtics controlled this one pretty much throughout and defeated the Magic, 90-80.
Frank Dell’Apa has Glen Davis coming up huge in the fourth quarter as the Celtics won their seventh straight game. Mark Murphy has Tiger Woods among those at courtside to witness the Celtics victory. Jessica Camerato examines whether the Magic are a legit threat in the East.
On the BSMW Full Court Press, Jeremy Gottlieb has a Back To Reality edition of the Five Pack.
Lenny Megliola says that we’ve reached decision time for Jason Varitek and the Red Sox. Count Dan Shaughnessy among those in favor of re-signing Varitek. Michael Silverman says that the Red Sox still have a few options if they do not decide to sign up Varitek.
John Tomase has a look at newly promoted Patriots quarterback coach Bill O’Brien.
Eric McHugh has Matt Cassel saying that he’d be willing to stick around as Tom Brady’s backup, since this is “Tom’s team.” Mike Reiss has more on Cassel’s willingness to play second fiddle to Brady, as does Tomase’s notebook.
Bill Burt ranks the top ten figures in Boston sports history.
Bill Doyle talks to Tom Caron about this weekend’s busy college hockey broadcasting schedule.
Nancy Marrapese-Burrell has Versus making a name for itself.
Tony Lee looks at the Bruins cruising into the break in first place. Steve Conroy looks at the impressive first half of the season from Blake Wheeler. Conroy looks at a move by Peter Chiarelli that didn’t work out so well, trading away Kris Versteeg.
Joe Haggerty has the Hagg Bag II.
Over in the right hand column of the site, I’ve added a new section entitled “Hot Links.” I’m going to try this out for a little while, but what it will be is links that I come across during the course of the day. Many times I get a link or two that are interesting, but I can’t put together an entire post on on them. This way, I can get the links up on the site, and they will be have a short description with them, and so there will be fresh content to click on throughout the day. I think there will also be a “daily digest” of these links posted on the main blog here.