Coming off back-to-back losses, and playing on the second night of a back-to-back against a team that swept them in the regular season last year, and has given them fits for the last three years, you might think that the Boston Celtics were in for a tough night down in Atlanta.
Instead, the Celtics were the aggressors, pounding the Hawks 99-76, in a game that wasn’t even as close as the score would indicate.
Celtics: Perfect storm - Julian Benbow has a ticked-off Celtics team taking out their frustrations on the Hawks.
This night, better focus clearly seen - Gary Washburn says that we learned last night that this season is not last season.
Point made with Rajon Rondo treatment - Mark Murphy’s notebook has the Celtics playing it safe with Rondo’s hamstring. The Globe notebook from Julian Benbow has Shaq proving to be a benefit to Kevin Garnett. A. Sherrod Blakely has Shaq feeling he made the right decision in choosing Boston over Atlanta.
It is report card Tuesday for the Patriots, with the grades coming out today for their win over Indianapolis on Sunday.
Making The Grades – Patriots vs Colts - Jeremy Gottlieb has the extensive Patriots Daily report card. Check out the other grades from: Ron Borges | Kirk Minihane | Mike Reiss | Michael Felger | Jeff Howe
Not a report card, (or a link) but Gerry Callahan sees a repeat of 2009 in the cards for this Patriots team.
Patriots have cut cord to past - Tom E Curran with a very good article on why we should let this team forge its own identity, and enjoy the ride.
Patriots tackle a tough job - Ian Rapoport looks at what the Patriots did to neutralize the Colts pass rush.
No resting on their laurels for Patriots - Mark Farinella says that the Patriots have no time to sit back and savor the win over the Colts.
The Patriots talk turkey - Glen Farley talks to Patriots players about their Thanksgiving traditions.
Count Brady as ticked off - Monique Walker’s notebook has Tom Brady upset at the Colts defensive line. The Herald notebook from Ian R. Rapoport looks at the challenges the short week poses. The Patriots Journal from Brian MacPherson examines the impact that Logan Mankins has made in his return.
Savard set for next hurdle - Fluto Shinzawa’s notebook has the Bruins’ center ready for the next step.
Martinez leaving Red Sox for Tigers - It appears that the Red Sox have lost Victor Martinez to the Tigers. Peter Abraham is tracking the story.