Celtics Whipped At Home By Spurs

Just when we thought that the Celtics home woes might be behind them, Boston gets spanked by the veteran San Antonio Spurs at the Garden last night, 94-73.

Celtics alternate between tantalizing and terrible - Steve Bulpett notes that the Celtics looked great in the first quarter, but then were awful the rest of the way.

Schedule, Spurs worked against C’s - Peter May says that this one game doesn’t undo the positives that the Celtics had going for them in recent games.

Spurs’ second effort sinks C’s - Jessica Camerato looks at a few other items of note from last night.

To the end, a man felled by hatred rose above it - Dan Shaughnessy remembers Darryl Williams, the former  Jamaica Plain football player who was shot on the field and paralyzed in 1979. Williams died yesterday at the age of 46. A very nice piece from Shaughnessy.

A real wingding -  Nancy Marrapese-Burrell has the Boston College Eagles outscoring Yale 9-7 to earn themselves a trip to the Frozen Four.

Red Sox won’t rule out 6-man rotation - Gordon Edes has the Red Sox considering all options when it comes to their starting pitching.

Patience not lost by Red Sox - Scott Lauber has the Red Sox still maintaining their philosophy of patience at the plate.

Hulett, Frandsen battle for roster spot - Brian MacPherson has infielders Tug Hulett and Kevin Frandsen battling for a roster spot that may not even be available.

Buchholz finds a positive solution - Sean McAdam’s notebook ties up a lot of loose items from yesterday.

Looking like the Lucic of old - Danny Picard has Milan Lucic coming into form as of late as he recovers from the high ankle sprain suffered earlier in the season. His resurgence has especially been felt on the power play.

Going outside the region, there has been a lot of buzz locally about a Denver Post articleyesterday on the first year of Bronco’s head coach Josh McDaniels. There is a lot of Patriots-related material in there, including the tidbit that in McDaniel’s first year as offensive coordinator, he and Tom Brady once went three weeks without speaking to each other.

  • Eddie

    The Celtics just don’t have it. That window closed on the New Big 3 a lot faster than I thought it would. The first year Garnett was like Superman, now he’s just another seven footer who seems to be prone to injury. The Rasheed experiment was a big flop, unfortunately it has two more years to run. Too bad, it was nice having them back after the Pitino/Antoine decade.

    • http://www.jonvssports.blogspot.com Jon

      Our comments about the C’s and B’s return to competence look more optimistic than they should have been after the Tampa Bay and San Antonio games. Sigh.

    • Classless

      The Sheed signing crippled this team more than anything. Now that Ainge elected to keep Ray Allen (he won’t be back) at the deadline, the C’s roster will look like this next year:

      Garnett
      Pierce
      Wallace
      Rondo
      Perkins
      Davis
      Daniels

      …with only 5 million to spend because KG and Pierce make ABSURD money and the cap goes down.

      • Tony

        Wallace was a bad signing, no question about it.

        One thing that gives me hope is Ainge’s creativity and his brass cojones. He’s definitely not afraid to make a big or controversial deal. Remember that Pierce has the all-important “expiring contract” heading into the 2010-11 season. So Ainge may very well decide to shake things up and entertain trade offers for him this summer. I wouldn’t put it past him.

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