The Celtics had no trouble at all with the Denver Nuggets last night, cruising to a 114-76 thrashing in the mile high city. Ray Allen had 26 points and Paul Pierce 22 in the win, which moved the Celtics to 3-1 on the current road trip.
Marc J. Spears has the Celtics feeling at home in Denver, and handing the Nuggets their second largest home loss ever in franchise history. Steve Bulpett has the Celtics coming into this one looking for payback for an earlier loss to the Nuggets.
Despite his agent saying last night that he hadn’t made a decision yet, it appears Mikki Moore will be joining the Celtics. Bulpett reports that Moore will take a physical today and could play tomorrow night against the Clippers. He also says that when Moore signs, the team will no longer be leaving the “porch light” on for Joe Smith. Jessica Camerato looks at where the Celtics stand in the new East. Check CelticsLinks.com for more out-of-town stories and blog posts.
Gerry Callahan says that the Red Sox have moved on from Manny Ramirez. Now, if only nitwit sports radio hosts in the mornings, afternoons and (especially) the evenings could do the same…
John Tomase has Brad Penny getting as much advice as he can from John Smoltz. Joe Haggerty says Penny feels like he has something to prove this year. Maureen Mullen has Penny on track to start the season in the rotation for the Red Sox. Jeff Goldberg has Penny feeling 100%. Joe McDonald has Penny and Jonathan Papelbon getting their throwing in yesterday.
Dan Shaughnessy says that you’d like J.D. Drew if you’d just give him a chance. Lenny Megliola has Mike Lowell in a key role for the Red Sox. Amalie Benjamin has Lars Anderson and other Red Sox youngsters soaking up all they can from the experienced big-leaguers. Joe McDonald has Chris Carter hoping to find a home with the Red Sox. He also has Johnny Pesky forecasting a bright future for Jacoby Ellsbury.
Tomase has Jon Lester pitching for the Jimmy Fund. McDonald has more on Lester’s role as chairman in the Rally Against Cancer this season. SouthCoastToday.com has set up a bracket-style tournament of All-time Red Sox greats.
Fluto Shinzawa has Peter Chiarelli looking to make a trade to strengthen his club. Mike Loftus has more on what the Bruins GM is looking for. Mick Colageo says that the recent slump by the Bruins isn’t changing Chiarelli’s focus.
Mike Reiss has Tully Banta-Cain thrilled to be back with the Patriots. Chris Price runs down the top five storylines from the combine. Karen Guregian has more stories from the combine. Chad Garner has BC’s Ron Brace thinking 1st round. Jim Donaldson says that Tom Brady’s declaration of this health won’t hurt the trade market for Matt Cassel.
PatriotsDaily.com has three combine updates from Chris Warner: