The Celtics and Bruins were both victorious out on the road last night, with the Celtics posting a 115-93 win in Northern California over the Golden State Warriors and the Bruins scoring a 3-1 win over the Flames in Calgary.
Rondo leads Celtics over Warriors, 115-93 – A. Sherrod Blakely has the birthday boy leading the way for the Celtics with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Paul Flannery says we got a look at what it would be like if Rondo played in the Western conference every night.
Ainge ‘looking for help’ – Steve Bulpett has the Celtics director of basketball operations looking to add to his team before tomorrow afternoon’s trade deadline. Nick Underhill looks at some possibilities for the Celtics. Rich Levine says that the Celtics need to add something to get them through this stretch of injuries.
Shaq unlikely to play on trip – The Globe notebook from Julian Benbow has the big man back home in Florida, rehabbing his injury. The Herald notebook from Mark Murphy has Marquis Daniels’ future still uncertain.
Refreshed Thomas, Bruins douse the Flames – Fluto Shinzawa has a rested Tim Thomas leading the Bruins to victory.
Lucic, Krejci regaining their form – Joe Haggerty has a pair of key Bruins stepping up their games.
Milan Lucic’s pair perfect bookends to victory – Steve Conroy’s notebook has the big forward with a pair of goals last night. The Globe notebook from Fluto Shinzawa has Rich Peverley fitting in nicely with his new team.
Carl Crawford says he’s a base-stealer, and always will be – Rob Bradford has the Sox outfielder planning on remaining aggressive on the basepaths with his new team.
Red Sox, umpires come together – Joe McDonald has the Red Sox putting their issues with certain umpires aside for the new season.
Pitchers eat up K rations – John Tomase with an interesting look at the K Rate on the Red Sox staff.
Evolution of a pitcher: Jon Lester finds his groove – Brian MacPherson kicks off a three-part feature on the Red Sox lefty ace.
A year later, prospect Ryan Westmoreland’s comeback moves forward – Alex Speier has a feature on the Red Sox prospect a year into his recovery from brain surgery.
Sign of respect on manager? – Peter Abraham’s notebook has the Sox picking up the two-year option on Terry Francona’s contract. The Red Sox Journal from Brian MacPherson has Matt Albers looking for a spot on the roster. The Herald notebook from John Tomase has more on the Sox and the Umps.
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