The moment the NBA world has waited for has finally arrived, as the new-look, self-appointed next superteam Miami Heat come to the TD Garden tonight to open the NBA season against the Boston Celtics. (Tickets still available.)
The Power of 3 – Julian Benbow notes that the Celtics top trio has their quirks, but they’ve managed to mesh well together.
Celtics chances look Shamrock solid – Steve Bulpett boldly states that “Given reasonable health, if the Celtics don’t win the championship, they’ve got some splainin’ to do.”
Some titles have been triple crowns – Bob Ryan provides your history lesson for the day with a look at various incarnations of “The Big Three” in NBA history.
18 Questions on the Drive to 18: Part Two – Rich Levine with the second part of his season preview.
Celtics say they can go deep with Heat – Chris Forsberg has the Celtics believing that their 15 can beat the Heat’s 3.
Who’s afraid of Miami? Not these Celtics – Paul Flannery has the Celtics OK with playing second fiddle tonight.
The Celtics at a glance – David Willis runs down the Celtics roster.
Miami hopes one plus two adds up correctly – Gary Washburn in the Globe has a good look at the Heat.
20 questions for the 2010-11 NBA season – The WEEI.com hoops team looks at issues around the league as the season begins.
It’s only October, but Celts-Heat opener kindles playoff atmosphere – Daniel Barbarisi says that it will feel like the playoffs right away tonight.
Report Cards for the Patriots performance against the San Diego Chargers are out, with grades all over the place. Here are the grades from Jeremy Gottlieb | Ron Borges | Kirk Minihane | Michael Felger.
Shades of 2001 for Patriots – Jonathan Comey says that this edition of the Patriots has recaptured the magic that was their original hallmark under Bill Belichick — the ability to somehow be more than the sum of their parts. I’m enjoying The Return Of The “Lucky” Patriots.
Pats to get Halloween visit from Moss – Glen Farley has the receiving coming to Gillette on Sunday dressed as a Viking.
Childress resurrects Spygate when talking about Patriots – Tom E Curran has the Vikings coach getting the attention of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.
Belichick scoffs at NFL ‘praise’ for Meriweather – From Paul Kenyon’s notebook, I enjoyed Belichick’s reaction to the league’s praise for the clean hits from Brandon Meriweather on Sunday.
Sergio Brown comes up big on defense – Ian Rapoport’s notebook has the practice squader making an impact after his call-up on Saturday. Rapoport reports this morning that Brown has been given a four year contract.