A Team Grows In Brooklyn

The Celtics put on one of their best performances of the season yesterday, waxing the Brooklyn Nets 93-76 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn yesterday afternoon.

The win could be a sign that the Celtics are growing as a team. They now head West for a three game trip against the Clippers, Warriors and Kings before returning home and hopefully welcoming back Avery Bradley a week from today.

The Celtics got a big boost from their bench yesterday, with rookie Jared Sullinger scoring 16 and Jeff Green 15.

Celtics finally show their stuff – Peter May says that Boston displayed the defense that they’re going to need if they’re going to be the team they want to be.

Shorts story misread by the officials – Mark Murphy runs down some of the rest of the items from yesterday’s game, including a curious incident between Kevin Garnett and Gerald Wallace.

Get the rest of the Celtics stories at CelticsLinks.com.

Patriots tailback Stevan Ridley has a firm grip on his role – Michael Whitmer has the team and Ridley both aware that much of their playoff success will hinge on the running back and his ability to hang onto the ball.

Ranking Patriots’ possible playoff foes – Karen Guregian ranks the AFC playoff teams, and while the top team won’t be a surprise, the order of the rest of them might be.

Get the rest of the Patriots articles at PatriotsLinks.com.

The week between Christmas and New Years means plenty of fill-in hosts on the sports radio stations. Some pairings are great (Greg Bedard and Bob Neumeier on the WEEI midday show today) and others, not so great.

If you tuned into the WEEI morning show today and wondered who the Andy Gresh-sound-alike on with Dale Arnold was, it was Dan Sileo, a former Miami Hurricanes defensive lineman, who has become a controversial radio host. You may have heard of him first locally here after Brandon Meriweather was at the scene of a shooting in March of 2011.

Earlier this year, Sileo was fired from his gig at WDAE in Tampa Bay after making a racially-charged comment on morning radio in which he referred to three African American NFL free agents as “monkeys.”

In other words, he’s a perfect fill-in for Dennis and Callahan.

They had to find someone, I guess. Bob Gamere wasn’t available. (Yes, they had him as a fill-in once, too.)

  • GStill45

    I listened to 20 seconds of WEEI this morning, and I heard some lunatic screaming about steroids in baseball and immediately turned the station. Didn’t realize it was that loser Sileo. My God, I’d let an intern from Curry College come on the air with Dale before that jackass.