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ICYMI: What a Night for Boston Sports

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 tatum boston heralddefeated 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 recentlybruins boston globe 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 Dismantlecbs sports cooks

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Even if we trade for OBJ, he isn’t going to get paid what he wants. We don’t spend nbc objmoney 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!

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The Celtics Latest Performance(s) and Our Expectations of Them

I have neglected my beloved Celtics for some time now, I know. Maybe because the very idea of not seeing Kyrie break ankles for the rest of the season devastates me. Or because I don’t get to see Marcus Smart’s energy and routine sacrifices on defense. It could be because one of our most dynamic bigs (who also happens to be a 25-year old rookie) has been and will be out for the rest of the season. Quite possibly—it could be all three. mass live KI, MS JB

Stepping Up Big

My depression of key pieces lost should not take away from what this team has been able to do in their absence. Since March 11th, which we can argue is when everyone started dropping like flies, the guys are 5-3. One of those losses was a thrilling double-OT against the Wizards, which was hard fought. The wins included another thriller against OKC and a come-from-behind-rally in the fourth against Portland. So who do we have to thank?

  • Al Horford: I’m not going to give you his stat line for this period because it doesn’t matter, not really. All that matters is what he brings to this team, especially when Kyrie isn’t there. This athletic PF can play C AND run an offense, which is the most important in this case. He doesn’t always have to give you 15 points to make a difference.
  • Jayson Tatum: the rookie had been climbing his way out of his slump and it looks like he’s back to early season form. His stat line for the last eight games: 17.5 pts, 2.4 ast, 6.6 rbs, and shooting 50% from the floor.
  • Terry Rozier: Its not surprise this guy continues to have an impact. He stepped up the first time Kyrie had to sit out, recording a triple-double in his first career start. Not to mention the very next game he recorded a career-high 31 points. Well, he topped that in the game against the Kings by recording 33 points. His last eight games: 18.3 pts, 4.4 ast, 6 rbs, and shooting 40% from the floor.
  • Marcus Morris: this guy has always been our dark horse. People are still surprised boston cbslocal celticsto see when he is a top scorer for the team or when he hits the game winning three. I’m not sure why because his style of play is the reason why we wanted him in the first place. His last 7 games (missed one due to an ankle): 19.7 pts, 5.6 rbs, and shooting 51% from the floor.
  • Greg Monroe: special shout out to Moose Monroe and his last eight games: 11.5 pts, 6.6 rbs, and shooting 52% from the floor. I knew he would be a great addition to the team and he’s been getting it done in the paint/post for us. Let’s hope it continues.
  • Brad Stevens: just four words–> COACH OF THE YEAR. That’s all.

I pointed out specific members of the team, but of course there are others who contribute in important ways as well. Together they succeed, not individually.

But What Expectations Should We Have?

I mentioned this a bit before in another (very) short article but I will say it again. This team has already exceeded the expectations of everyone. When Gordon Hayward went down, no one thought the Celtics would subsequently go on a 16-game win streak and hold the top spot in the East for the majority of the season. But they did, and I couldn’t be more proud. So with that being said, I’m going to be realistic. This team could more than likely make it past a first round match up and depending on the opponent, maybe a second. Though, I’m not really looking for them  to have some sort of Cinderella not really) run like they did last year. It should be seen as an opportunity to gain experience in a play off atmosphere for those who haven’t experienced it yet. So, for those who are saddened by the multiple injuries, don’t be. What has happened this season wasn’t even supposed to. But yes, we will continue to support our Celtics for as long as they stay alive. And we will also get excited for what’s to come next season: healthy roster full of talented young players.

Watch the Celtics go for 5 straight tonight against the Jazz on ESPN/ NBC Sports Boston.

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