Last night was filled with potentially exciting scenarios for the Celtics and Bruins. It was also the last game for the Sox before they headed home to get ready for the home opener on Thursday. Oh and guess what? Even the Patriots made a splash yesterday. Let’s recap:
Celtics Fall to Desperate Bucks
The Celtics lost last night to the Bucks 106-102. It was unfortunate, seeing as the Cavs defeated Toronto earlier that night, putting the Cs only 1.5 games back. If they had won, they would only have been 1 game back, setting up an exciting showdown tonight in Toronto. But… it didn’t happen. Stevens and his crew are back to being 2 games out of 1st. Though, they fought as hard as they could last night, considering they didn’t have Rozier (ankle) and Larkin (sick). Tatum and Brown tried to carry the team, but they definitely missed a potential 20+ point night from Rozier. Not to mention Morris didn’t have an as explosive game as we’re used to seeing. We still sit in 2nd, while the Bucks cling to 8th. But the more exciting new: the Wizards are in 7th! Now that’s a doable series.
Shout out to Tatum who now holds the record for most threes by a Celtic’s Rookie with 102.
Bruins Get Struck by Lightning
Now, I don’t know much about hockey and I’m not going to pretend to. But I do know that this was supposed to be an important match up considering the Bruins had recently taken over the #1 spot in the Atlantic. I figure the were looking to keep the Lightning at bay but failed. They lost 4-0 and as a result both teams are now tied with 110 points. I don’t get it: Tampa has a better record but still has the same amount of points as the Bruins? See, I told you I don’t get it, but I understand the scenario enough to regurgitate. The Bruins go to play the Panthers next, who they just defeated 5-1 on March 31st. With the season coming to a close, it looks like it’s going to be close!
Sox Win… In 13!
The Sox played their last game against the Marlins before heading home to Fenway. Chris Sale was on the mound and seemed to look a bit different than we’re used to. I think one of the commentators said it best: he didn’t look as sharp (paraphrasing here). He gave up a run in the second but after that, nothing. Sale went for 5 innings and struck out six, throwing 93 pitches. From there it was up to the bullpen: 6 different pitchers came out to help get the win. Late game heroics by Benintendi in the 11th was almost enough, but then the Marlins tied it back up in the bottom of the inning. But it was Hanley, the former Marlin, that saved the day with a 2 RBI double in the top of the 13th. Hembree closed it out on the mound for the Sox and the win. Now we have to wait until Thursday to see our guys, but it’s all good. They need the rest anyways!
Belichick Continues to Let Go and Dismantle
As if we already hadn’t let go of enough key pieces, Brandin Cooks was traded yesterday to the Rams, along with a 4th round pick. In return, the Pats received a 1st round pick and a 6th round pick. The idea is that Brady will have a healthy Edelman back and guys like Hogan and Gronk will be more than enough. Then there’s this ridiculous idea that Bill is making room for OBJ. Here’s what I have to say:
- Edelman is the man. I love him and I love the other guys we have. But to let go of Cooks AND Amendola? And I don’t care what anyone says about Gronk. I’ll be 100% convinced when he shows up to camp. Look, it’s not even the fact it was Cooks. I’m just feeling uneasy about them letting all these key pieces go. But I know better; the Pats don’t really like to spend money, which brings me to my next topic.
- Even if we trade for OBJ, he isn’t going to get paid what he wants. We don’t spend money like that. You know what your compensation is for coming to New England? A Super Bowl Ring; and not to mention the opportunity to play with the greatest quarterback of all time. So OBJ, what do you want more: a ring or that paper?
Now realize this 1st round pick at 23rd overall is more than likely for Brady’s replacement, so I guess I can understand the sacrifice of Cooks.
Eventful night for Boston. It’ll continue to be will the playoffs coming up for the Celtics and Bruins. Plus…baseball is back!