The Celtics played like an awakened giant last night (Thanks, Quentin Richardson!) and after a pretty tight first quarter blew the Miami Heat out of the building last night, rolling to a 106-77 win at the Garden to take a 2-0 series lead. Check the full coverage from all over the web at CelticsLinks.com.
The Red Sox looked dead in the water last night, as the Texas Rangers ran at will on the base paths. The Red Sox clawed to within two runs by the eighth inning, when last second callup Darnell McDonald hit a pinch-hit, game-tying two-run homer, and then in the bottom of the ninth hit a ball off the wall with the bases loaded and two out to give the Red Sox a 7-6win at Fenway. Check the full Red Sox coverage at RedSoxLinks.com. You can also get this one Reloaded.
Welcome back, Celtics - Paul Flannery greets the real Celtics, who finally showed up last night.
C’s do just fine without Garnett - Lenny Megliola has the Celtics getting a step-up effort from Glen Davis.
Their study is producing answers in test - Gary Washburn says that the Celtics have hit the reset button.
The rebirth of Ray Allen - David Willis looks at the Celtics guard playing at a Hall of Fame level last night. The Eagle-Tribune also unveils a new-look website. It’s an overall improvement from the old version, but the actual content is in a very narrow strip. It’s the second smaller paper in the region to redesign this week, as the NH Union Leader also has a new look.
Ray Allen puts the Heat on Dwyane Wade - Steve Bulpett says that the Celtics may have lost Kevin Garnett for this game, but they found Ray Allen.
The Mystery of Glen Davis - Rich Levine notes that whatever you may think of Glen Davis, you have to admit that the guy is a gamer.
Stingy defense rediscovered - Julian Benbow’s notebook wraps up a few other items.
A star is born in stunning Red Sox win - Amalie Benjamin reports on the newest Red Sox hero.
Wild win is exactly what the Red Sox needed - Sean McAdam says that this win was big for Boston.
Red Sox outfielder Darnell McDonald is an overnight sensation after 13 years - Ron Chimelis has more on McDonald.
A few things that Red Sox fans might not want to hear - Rob Bradford doesn’t want you fanboys to get too excited over last night’s win. (Actually the column is much better than the headline would indicate.)
Kevin Youkilis done with flip-flopping - Steve Buckley has Youkilis saying that he’s done moving back and forth between first and third on a game-by-game basis.
Ellsbury, Cameron both down and out - The Projo Red Sox Journal has a number of news items and notes from yesterday.
LB Brandon Graham fits the Bill - Karen Guregian thinks that the Michigan linebacker would be a good fit for the Patriots.
Patriots add veteran Holt to receiving corps - Robert Lee reports on the Patriots signing of WR Torry Holt.
Rich Garven’s Mock Patriots draft - The T&G Patriots writer looks at who he thinks the Patriots will end up with.
Mark Recchi still has much to offer as wise veteran - Stephen Harris looks at the influence the veteran is having with the young Bruins.
Rask plays it cool in first playoffs - Nancy Marrapese-Burrell has the Bruins goaltender looking quite good in his first series.
Pats Pre-Draft Visits and Workouts - Scott A Benson has a complete look at the reported visits and workouts between the Patriots and possible draft targets.
On the downside today, you knew someone would suggest it, and who better than Ron Borges to say that since Glen Davis played so well last night, that the Celtics should sit Kevin Garnett in Friday’s game three as well.
Also, with the NFL and Patriots schedule coming out last night, you got some people already trying to project game-by-game how the season is going to go. Given how much rosters will change between now and September, it’s a bit silly to try and do this. OK, Mike Reiss, we’ll let you get away with it, Hector Longo on the other hand? Not with that garbage you submitted today.
Gary Tanguay will be back on the 98.5FM airwaves for this week’s Patriots coverage. The former mid-day host will be on the air from Gillette stadium for tomorrow night’s first round of the NFL draft, and will also be will Patriots Pre and Post game colleagues Andy Gresh and Scott Zolak on Saturday from 10-2 for another draft show.
The Bruins and Red Sox are both scheduled to play 7:00 PM games tonight and NESN will deliver both games in standard and high definition.
NESN’s broadcast of the Boston Bruins – Buffalo Sabres Game #4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at TD Garden will be available on your regular NESN and NESN HD channels. The Boston Red Sox –Texas Rangers game at Fenway Park will be available on NESNplus and NESNplus HD channels.
NESNplus and NESNplus HD are a compilation of channels that distributors provide NESN to carry simultaneous coverage of Red Sox and Bruins games.
In most Comcast communities, the Red Sox – Rangers game NESNplus feed will be on channel 81 and the NESNplus HD feed on channel 894. For DIRECTV subscribers, the NESNplus channel will be 629 and the NESNplusHD will be on 629-1. For Dish Network subscribers, NESNplus will be on 450 and NESNplusHD will be 442.
A complete list of NESNplus and NESNplus HD channels can be found at NESN.com.
NESN will provide updates on a game-by-game basis regarding which game will be available on NESNplus and NESNplus HD channels and on which channels fans can find the game through their local provider.