The Celtics did something rather unusual last night. Most of the season they have struggled at home, especially against quality teams. Last night however, they took care of business, wiping out the Denver Nuggets 113-99 for their fourth straight home victory – astonishingly, their first such streak of the season.
Celtics take care of Nuggets, 113-99 – Bill Doyle says that there is no doubt that this was the most impressive home victory of the season for the Celtics.
Tony Allen provides winning spark – Steve Bulpett has Tony Allen providing an unlikely spark off the bench for the Celtics, putting in 13 points and tough defense in 20 minutes of play.
Dantley gets more knocks than opportunity – Gary Washburn checks in with Adrian Dantley, who has been coaching the Nuggets in George Karl’s absence. Dantley in his playing days was one of the more unique players in NBA history, a 6-5 230-pound low-post machine.
Celts improving their board scores – A. Sherrod Blakely feeds us an assortment of notes from the game last night.
Paul Flannery is in the midst of a four-part series on the NBA D-League, which is definitely worth a read. Here are the first three parts:
Lowell’s mobility limited . . . in more ways than one – Sean McAdam has Mike Lowell finding his options limited, both with the Red Sox and with other teams as well.
With Red Sox thin at shortstop, Bill Hall could be a key player – Brian MacPherson looks at a backup who could end up playing a big role for the Sox this season.
Relief for an anxious pitcher – The Globe notebook has Alan Embree looking sharp in a minor league game yesterday.
Re-signing Ference is a defensible move – Fluto Shinzawa tries to explain why in the world the Bruins gave Andrew Ference a three-year extension.
In the Metro, I’ve got What I’m looking forward to this Red Sox season.
Check Patriots Daily this afternoon for another draft prospect interview.
The bad? Two words. Buddy Thomas.