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BSJ Daily Briefing 11.26.17: A big road win for the C’s and a crazy college football Saturday

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(Adam Richins for BSJ)

All I can think of these days when I watch the Celtics is the sense of inevitability that creeps into every game. No matter the deficit, no matter the situation, there's always that same feeling: Well, how are they going to come back this time? Will it be Kyrie doing something we've never seen around these parts for a long time? Al Horford? Will it be one or both parts of the Ambiguously Jay Duo? (Copyright Tom Giles.) On Saturday, it was a wild road rally in Indiana that saw the Celtics turn a double-digit deficit in the second quarter to a double-digit second-half lead of their own and another win. Just another night for the C's.

Oh, and I know we don't talk a lot about college football in this space, but after what happened this weekend, I'm not sure we have much of a choice. The weekend's big winners? Auburn (who shocked Alabama and kept its slim title hopes alive at the expense of noted jeans-hater Nick Saban), Oklahoma (I'm fascinated to see if the Patriots would take Baker Mayfield if he was there at the start of the second round with the Niners pick), Wisconsin and Ohio State.

Three more things: One, shout-out to Boston College for finishing the year on an impressive note with five wins in its last six games. Two, Clemson's Hunter Renfrow will make a great Patriot. And three, we're irrationally excited for the start of the Chip Kelly Era at UCLA and what he might do with the Bruins. Chip Kelly! Talk about a guy who has beaten the system.

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And away we go...


Weekend Notebooks


BSJ Game Report: Second-half domination leads to big win for C’s
Live Coverage: Celtics vs. Pacers
Marcus Smart was due and four other thoughts from Saturday’s win over Pacers


On The Beat: 5 questions with Dolphins writer Armando Salguero
Greg had a mega-sized Q&A
NFL Notebook: Time for MVP candidates to make their move
Dolphins Scouting Report: Not much right in Miami

Red Sox

MLB Notebook: A scouting report on Ohtani


12:40 p.m.: Tweetup with Bedard at Gillette, Behind Sec. 123 by ATM
1 p.m.: Dolphins at Patriots, CBS (Bedard, Price, Richins)
5 p.m.: Oilers at Bruins, NESN (McDonald)

Boston NFL TV

4:05 p.m.: Seattle at San Francisco (FOX)
4:25 p.m.: 
New Orleans at LA Rams (CBS)
6 p.m.: 
CFL Grey Cup — Calgary vs. Toronto (ESPN2)
8:30 p.m.: 
Green Bay at Pittsburgh (NBC)


Live Q&As

Weekly schedule (subject to change, due to travel, of course):

Mondays: Sean McAdam - Red Sox/MLB.
Tuesdays: Christopher Price - Patriots/NFL.
Wednesdays: Brian Robb - Celtics/NBA.
Thursdays: Joe McDonald - Bruins/NHL.
Fridays: Greg Bedard, Noon - Patriots/NFL/BSJ.

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