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BSJ Daily Briefing 03.29.18: Welcome to Opening Day

(Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Quite a day. The Red Sox have their season opener, the Celtics win another crazy one on the road (without Kyrie!) and the Bruins are playing for the best record in the East Thursday night. Good times.

--You never want to see a team lose a star (or in the case of the Celtics, two of them in Irving and Gordon Hayward), but without them, it's been a blast seeing Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown start to evolve into the sorts of players capable of taking over a game. They would have eventually gotten there, but the fact that Boston is down Irving and Hayward has clearly accelerated the process a bit -- 4-0 on the road, and now, they come home for a big one against the Raptors. Giddyup.

--Tampa two-fer today with the Red Sox-Rays and Bruins-Lightning. Wonder if either Tampa team is going to bring in Jameis Winston for a fiery pregame pep talk.

--161 days until 2018 NFL regular-season kicks off. And the NFL draft is four weeks from Thursday.

And away we go....

PATRIOTS

First and 10: Bill Belichick stays in the Sunshine State for more Pro Day fun
Analysis: With Amendola gone, could Riley McCarron help in the slot?
Salary cap recap 03.28.18: Patriots end day with $7,441,358 in cap space
NFL denies new catch standard was used in Super Bowl LII

RED SOX

Analysis: Have Red Sox improved enough to beat AL’s best teams?
Red Sox ’18 preview: Rotation and bullpen breakdown with evaluator takes
Red Sox ’18 preview: Positional player breakdown with evaluator takes
Podcast: McAdam on 98.5’s Hardcore Baseball 03.28.18
McAdam: 5 questions, predictions for Red Sox heading into 2018 season
Red Sox Notes: Opening Day lineup (sort of) revealed; team unity at dinner and more

BRUINS

Updated: Bruins sign Zdeno Chara to one-year contract extension
Bruins’ Zdeno Chara understands the bigger picture
Live Q&A: Joe McDonald on Bruins Thursday at 3 p.m.

CELTICS

Breaking down the superb execution that led to Jaylen Brown's game-winner
BSJ Game Report: Celtics 97, Jazz 94 -- Brown game-winner caps 4-0 trip
Final: Celtics 97, Jazz 94 -- Brown hits game-winner
Analysis: Celtics sign Xavier Silas with hardship exception

ON TAP

3 p.m.: Live Q&A on the Bruins (McDonald)
4 p.m.: Red Sox at Rays, NESN, WEEI (McAdam, Bedard)
7 p.m.: Lightning at Bruins, NESN, WBZ-FM (McDonald)

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