Despite a 102-97 loss to the Brooklyn Nets last night, there were a number of positives to come out of the game last night for the Celtics. They played without Rajon Rondo, and nearly won anyway. Courtney Lee played his best game of the season, and Boston played tough against a motivated Nets squad, erasing a 13 point deficit, and taking a lead of their own before fading late.
Catch up with all the coverage at CelticsLinks.com.
The Patriots will face the Indianapolis Colts for the first time in the Andrew Luck era. To paraphrase Peter King it is odd and sad that we’ll probably only see 4-5 matchups between Luck and Tom Brady ever.
Luck pushes Pats-Colts stakes higher – Jackie MacMullan has a look at the rookie QB as he prepares to square off with Brady for the first time.
Time to put this matchup in context – Matt Chatham notes that this is a very different (and perhaps more favorable) matchup for the Patriots than the Bills were last week.
Aqib Talib set to fit into any Pats plan – Jeff Howe has the newest Patriot confident he can help.
Jim Nantz’s arrival signals big game for Patriots – Chad Finn has the CBS lead announcer talking Patriots and Colts, and also has some other notes.
Five questions with Jim Nantz – Finn also has a side column with Patriot-specific questions.
Jack Edwards pessimistic about NHL solution – Bill Doyle has the NESN Bruins announcer not feeling too confident that a deal can be reached anytime soon.
The Holy War of the BBWAA – Eric Wilbur has an interesting post on the internal debates between members of the Baseball Writers Association of America and the internal battles and debates over the usage of new-age statistics.
My SBNation Media Column is about the sports flash opening on WEEI’s Dennis and Callahan Morning Show. The column has not been published yet. When it is, it will be here.