The cliche goes that that fourth win in a playoff series is the hardest one to get, and the Celtics found that out yesterday, as a determined Dwyane Wade wasn’t about to let his Miami Heat squad go down in a first round sweep. Wade scored 46 points yesterday, as the Miami won, 101-92 to send the series back to Boston for game five. Get all stories on this one over at CelticsLinks.com.
The Bruins look to close out the Sabres at home in tonight’s game six at the Garden. Check out BruinsLinks.com for as much coverage as you can handle on the B’s.
Sloppy start, finish did in Celtics - Chris Forsberg says that the Celtics gave this one to the Heat just as much as Wade took it from them.
Celtics beware, the Heat still have Wade - Paul Flannery looks at a game that got away for the Celtics.
No plan to visit again - Steve Bulpett says that the Celtics are hoping to not make a return trip to Miami this week.
Tony Gaffney takes long road to short list as a Celtic - Nice story this weekend from Bill Reynolds on the local kid getting a chance to join the team he grew up cheering for.
Finding a way with star’s strong will - Remember back when Eddie Andelman used to talk about the difference between a “superstar” and a “super-duper-star?” Well, Bob Ryan apparently puts Wade in the latter category.
No answer for D-Wade - A. Sherrod Blakely’s notebook has a few more items from yesterday.
Belichick sticks to his standards - Randy Whitehouse notes that lately around here, instead of “in Bill we trust,” it’s been more like “what have you done for me lately?”
Not old, but old school - I’m not sure what to make of this, but Hector Longo apparently loves the Patriots draft.
Five things we learned this weekend at the NFL draft - Christopher Price is still a little concerned at the lack of a pass rush.
Belichick drafted with attitude - Mike Reiss says that the Patriots were focused on getting bigger and tougher this weekend.
Brandon Spikes, Jermaine Cunningham top crop of new leaders - Ian Rapoport has Foxborough preparing for a Gator invasion. He also notes that the Patriots brought in at least five players who were captains of their college teams, a clear sign that leadership is important to the team.
Return of Savard to Bruins would be just what doctor ordered - Kevin Paul Dupont says that the Bruins need what Marc Savard can bring them.
Savard playing in Game Six is a bad idea - Joe Haggerty doesn’t think they should take the risk.
Time for Sturm to stir up Game 6 magic - Mick Colageo says that Marco Sturm needs to be a major player tonight.
Bruins draw lines in ice - Rich Garven’s notebook has Sturm and Milan Lucic being swapped on the first two lines.
Homing in on finishing blow - Stephen Harris says that the Bruins need to close things out tonight, or Buffalo will have the momentum going into game 7.
Wakefield latest challenge for Francona - Gordon Edes has the Red Sox manager with another unhappy veteran.
Overtaxed bullpen fails Red Sox in the end - The ProJo Red Sox Journal picks up a few pieces from yesterday.
Creating roster space will force decisions for Red Sox - Michael Silverman’s notebook has some decisions coming up for the Sox.
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