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BSJ Holiday Briefing 12.24.20: Celtics win opener on Tatum’s bankshot; Patriots future OC plans; Sox sign a free agent

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Your daily rundown of what's going on with the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and Revolution, and what's about to happen...

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PATRIOTS

Bedard: With Jedd Fisch’s departure for college, a succession plan for Josh McDaniels becomes complicated
BSJ Live Q&A: Bedard on Patriots, NFL – 3 p.m. Saturday

CELTICS

Jayson Tatum and the Celtics show a promising crunch-time shift in opener
Live Q&A: B-Robb on Celtics/NBA at 5 p.m.
BSJ Game Report: Celtics 122, Bucks 121 – Tatum game-winner rescues C’s
Robb: The Celtics could be in for bumpy ride to begin season
Five pressing questions for the Celtics in 2020-21

RED SOX

Red Sox Notebook: Red Sox sign free agent RHP Matt Andriese; Zack Scott to Mets

BRUINS

3 takeaways from the Bruins’ 2021 schedule
Completed Q&A: Conor Ryan on Bruins/NHL — 12.23.20

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ON TAP

Today

3:30 p.m.: CFB — New Mexico Bowl: Hawaii vs. Houston ESPN
5 p.m.: BSJ Live Q&A — B-Robb on Celtics/NBA

Friday

Noon: NBA — New Orleans at Miami ESPN
2:30 p.m.: NBA —  Golden State at Milwaukee ABC
2:30 p.m.: CFB —  Camellia Bowl: Marshall vs. Buffalo ESPN
4:30 p.m.: NBA — Minnesota at New Orleans Amazon, Fox, NFL Network
5 p.m.: NBA —  Brooklyn at Celtics ABC
8 p.m.: NBA —  Dallas at LA Lakers ABC
10:30 p.m.: NBA —  LA Clippers at Denver ESPN

Saturday

1 p.m.: MCBK — Kentucky at Louisville ESPN
1 p.m. NFL — Tampa Bay at Detroit NFL Network
3:30 p.m.: CFB — First Responder Bowl: Louisiana vs. UTSA ABC
3:30 p.m.: CFB — LendingTree Bowl: Western Ky. vs. Georgia St. ESPN
4 p.m.: MCBK — Gonzaga vs. Virginia CBS
4:30 p.m. NFL — San Francisco at Arizona AMAZON ONLY
5 p.m.: MCBK — Texas Southern at LSU SEC Network
5 p.m.: NBA — Atlanta at Memphis NBATV
7:30 p.m.: NBA — Philadelphia at New York NBATV
7:30 p.m.: CFB — Cure Bowl: Liberty vs. Coastal Carolina ESPN
8:15 p.m. NFL — Miami at Las Vegas NFL Network
10 p.m.: NBA — Houston at Portland NBATV

Sunday

1 p.m.: NFL — Atlanta at Kansas City Fox
1 p.m.: NFL — Indianapolis at Pittsburgh CBS
3 p.m.: BSJ Live Q&A — Bedard on Patriots/NFL
3:30 p.m.: NBA — Dallas at LA Clippers NBATV
3:30 p.m.: MCHK — New Hampshire at Providence NESN
4 p.m.: MCBK — Alcorn St. at Vanderbilt SEC Network
4:25 p.m.: NFL — LA Rams at Seattle Fox
6 p.m.: MCHK — UMass Lowell at UMass NESN
7 p.m.: NBA — Brooklyn at Charlotte NBATV
8 p.m.: NBA — Celtics at Indiana NBCSB
8:20 p.m.: NFL — Tennessee at Green Bay NBC
10 p.m.: NBA — Minnesota at LA Lakers NBATV

NOTE on National college basketball schedule. There are so many channels (what the heck is FloHoops?) and Covid cancelations, we simply can't list every game that's on. Haven't really found a good list, but the NCAA daily schedule is here.

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