Celtics lost to Cleveland, 112 to 99.
Red Sox beat the Rangers, 11 to 6.
The morning quote:
We’re right where we want to be, we’re locked in.”
—Celtics forward Jae Crowder, on coming home to the Garden on Thursday after losing last night’s game. They want to be down 3-1 in the series against the world champions? That’s news to us.
The morning quote, II:
“I think we’re in a position where he’s managed well.”
—Red Sox president of baseball operations, Dave Dombrowski, giving the dreaded vote of confidence to John Farrell before last night’s game.
The morning quote, III:
“We do not have any records that indicate that Tom suffered any kind of concussion or head injury.”
—Evil NFL arch-villain Roger Goodell, yesterday. We’re still half-expecting him to hire Ted Wells to conduct a phony investigation about it.
What you need to know about last night’s Celtics game:
The Men in Green led by 10 at the half, until Cleveland’s all-world guard Kyrie Irving put on the basketball display of his life, scoring 21 points in the third quarter on 9-of-10 shooting—to go with 42 points for the game—leading the Cavs to victory.
Most ridiculous headline of the day:
Comes from Fox Sports: “The Boston Celtics are proving they’re better off without Isaiah Thomas.” Maybe they watched a different game last night than we did. When the Celtics needed scoring in the third quarter, they had no one.
Speaking of Celtics scoring:
Avery Bradley led the team last night with 19 points, while Jae Crowder had 18 (along with 8 rebounds, 4 assists), Al Horford added 16 and Kelly Olynyk 15. Boston shot 44.3 percent from the field, as opposed to an eye-popping 59.5 percent for Cleveland.
What you need to know about Gronk’s new restructured contract.
The Patriots and the Greatest Tight End of All Time agreed to a new incentivized deal that won’t reduce his base salary but will give him a huge extra payout if he stays healthy throughout the upcoming season. The WESR interns have asked for something similar, but were denied.
Today’s news you can use…
Comes from Hello Magazine: “How to get Gisele’s chic ponytail.” Kelly Olynyk might have some interest in that one.
What you need to know about last night’s Red Sox game:
Xander Bogaerts notched three hits and drove in three runs as the Boston offense exploded for the second straight game in the team’s victory over Texas. Red Sox starter Rick Porcello went 6 2/3 innings, giving up 5 runs (4 earned) and 11 hits while striking out 4. Video highlights here.
Worst Red Sox stat of the day:
The team has hit only four home runs against left-handed pitching all year.