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- What did you do for your 21st birthday? For most of us, it was a night we don't remember that well for obvious reasons. If you're Jaylen Brown, you just go out and score 23 points in a blowout of the Knicks.
- The thing I love about Brown is that he's just smooth. He's never really out of control with his body one way or the other. In my experience, that's one of the boxes I check when evaluating whether or not an athlete has a chance at stardom. And that's across all sports. Some athletes just always look smooth and totally in control of their bodies: rarely off-balance, their feet don't get in front of the body, always in control ... Other people like that who immediately come to mind: Le'Veon Bell, Kyrie Irving, Andrew Benintendi, Xander Bogaerts... Brown's has that trait. Now, it doesn't mean he's definitely going to be a star, because so much goes into that, but he certainly has a chance.
- I can't be the only one who thinks that Malcolm Butler looks like his old self since Stephon Gilmore has been out with a concussion. I don't think that's a coincidence. Hopefully, Butler keeps it up when the inevitable happens: Gilmore being inserted back into the starting lineup. You don't pull the plug after five games on a guy you're paying $23 million this season. Now if it's still a problem in the middle of November, then we can talk.
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Some good tidbits on the new Sox manager from McAdam: utility players often make the best managers, and Alex Cora was basically a Manny Ramirez go-between for Terry Francona.
Jayson Tatum > Markelle Fultz so far, in a big way.
BSJ Game Report: Celtics 110, Knicks 91
Video: Tatum and Al Horford.
What's up with the disabled player exception for Gordon Hayward, and what does it mean for the Celtics?
Celtics are off.
10:30 a.m.: Bruins practice, Warrior Ice Arena (McDonald)
11 a.m.: Patriots conference call
4:15 p.m.: Tom Brady/Patriots locker room availability.
5 p.m.: Live Q&A: B-Robb on Celtics.
8:09 p.m.: World Series, Game 2 (LA leads 1-0) - Astros at Dodgers (FOX)
Little payback for #videogate