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BSJ Daily Briefing 12.19.17: ‘Now there’s a steal by Rozier…’

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Good morning!

A few random thoughts while I wonder if Sean Grande did a great Johnny Most impersonation last night with Terry Rozier's steal and dunk to the Pacers.

  • I don't know about you, but all I could think about watching that play was the Patriots could use Rozier (former football safety) in the secondary. Rozier is 6-2 and 200 pounds. Good size. Great quickness.
  • Kyrie Irving was absolutely filthy down the stretch in that game.
  • A touchdown and an extra point for the B's against Columbus.
  • How about Charlie McAvoy with the Gordie Howe hattrick? Pretty good fighter too.

  • Well, she's not wrong.

  • We'll see how the boys do tonight with a back-to-back in Buffalo.
  • I still can't get over how much Steelers fans complain. Yes, we all realize the rule sucks, but it's the rule and generally applied pretty consistently.
  • I do think, however, that Al Riveron does take a lot of leaps of faith that a ball is without-question on the ground when no camera angle really shows that definitively. It has to be clear and definitive.
  • Garoppoloco? Well, go nuts. Apparently they are loving Jimmy G. out in the Bay Area.

And away we go...

CATCHING UP

Celtics

Breaking down the ingredients to an improbable comeback in Indy
BSJ Game Report: Celtics 112, Pacers 111 – Rozier stole the ball, and a win
Live Coverage: Celtics 112, Pacers 111
Brad Stevens reveals a hidden benefit to the Celtics’ brutal schedule

Bruins

McDonald: A simple but respected play should boost Anders Bjork
BSJ Game Report: Bruins 7, Blue Jackets 2 — The kids lead offensive explosion
Live Coverage: Bruins 7, Blue Jackets 2

Patriots

View from Pittsburgh: Violent swings over final minutes leave Steelers stunned, angry
Week 14 Patriots’ offensive and defensive statistics from PFF
AFC Playoff Picture: Patriots seize command of postseason chase
Where does Sunday rank in the pantheon of Rob Gronkowski’s greatest games?

Red Sox

Red Sox re-sign first baseman Mitch Moreland
Hot Stove Lunch: Sox, Boras in battle of wills over length of Martinez contract; Dodgers-Braves blockbuster and more
Live Q&A: Red Sox and MLB with Sean McAdam

ON TAP

11 a.m.: Patriots conference calls (Price)
2-4 p.m.: Bedard in studio on Felger and Mazz (listen live)
5:15 p.m.: Bruins player availability, Buffalo (McDonald)
7:30 p.m.: Bruins at Buffalo Sabres, NESN & NBCSN (McDonald)

PARTING THOUGHT

Could watch this over and over again.

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