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BSJ Weekend Briefing 03.05.21: Celtics finish 4-0 before break; Caps-B’s rematch tonight; Patriots QBs

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Good morning!

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

  • After the darkness ... the Celtics go 4-0 before the All-Star Break after overcoming 21 — 21! — three-pointers by the less-than-Raptors on Thursday night.
  • Celtics talked about the first-half challenges ... guess we should expect better than 19-17 after the break then?
  • Should the Bruins give Zach Senyshyn a look?
  • Kind of excited for the Bruins-Caps rematch tonight. Can we get Trent Frederic to pick on somebody other than Alex Ovechkin this time? He deserved the spear. That's what you get for messing with a living legend.
  • Frederic cracks me up. Definitely has a wire loose and I want him mic'd up at all times.
  • He has to have some Hanson blood in him. He's like the fourth Hanson brother. Probably brings his cars with him on the road too. I imagine this being Butch stumbling upon Frederic, David Pastrnak and Connor Clifton on the road...


Time to hit the links...


Podcast: Bedard Patriots Pod – Greg Cosell breaks down Patriots QB candidates
BSJ Live Q&A: Bedard on Patriots/NFL, Noon Friday
Bedard: Tight ends start to hit the market, will Patriots have interest?


Karalis: Celtics finally open up about season’s challenges as they head to break
BSJ Game Report: Celtics 132, Raptors 125 – Tatum leads balanced attack to 4th straight win
Karalis: Brad Stevens needs to keep Jaylen Brown involved offensively


McAdam: Jackie Bradley Jr. is officially gone from Boston, and with him, something that can’t be measured
Red Sox Notebook: Duran shines, Houck struggles; Sox sign Santana to minor league deal
McAdam: After getting an overhaul last summer, the time may be now for Nick Pivetta


Bruins Notebook: Is it time to give Zach Senyshyn a look up in NHL ranks?
@Betonline_ag Podcast: Poke The Bear, Ep. 33 – Zdeno Chara returns; the value of keeping Studnicka at center
Ryan: The reunion of a Grzelcyk-Carlo pairing might give Bruins a unique shutdown option on blue line



NCAA Men's Schedule


10 a.m.: GLF — LPGA: Drive on Championship Golf
11 a.m.: NBA — G League: Fort Wayne vs. Greensboro NBA TV
Noon: BSJ Live Q&A — Bedard on Patriots/NFL
1 p.m.: MLB — Exhibition: Tampa Bay at Red Sox WEEI-AM 850

1 p.m.: MCBK — Atlantic 10 quarterfinal: UMass vs. Saint Louis NBCSN
2 p.m.: GLF — PGA: Arnold Palmer Invitational Golf
2:30 p.m.: MCHK — Maine at UMass NESN
3 p.m.: MLB — Exhibition: LA Dodgers vs Kansas City ESPN
3 p.m.: NBA — G League: Iowa vs. Lake Magic NBA TV
6 p.m.: MCBK — Boston College at Miami ACC Network
7 p.m.: NHL — Washington at Bruins NESN
7:30 p.m.: NBA — G League: Santa Cruz vs. Rio Grande NBA TV


Noon: MCBK — Georgetown at UConn CBS
12:30 p.m.: GLF — PGA: Arnold Palmer Invitational Golf
1 p.m.: MLB — Exhibition: Minnesota at Red Sox NESN
2 p.m.: NHL — Florida at Nashville NHL Network
2:30 p.m.: GLF — LPGA: Drive on Championship Golf
2:30 p.m.: MCBK — Villanova at Providence Fox
7 p.m.: WCHK — Hockey East final: Providence-Northeastern NESN
7 p.m.: NHL — Toronto at Vancouver NHL Network
10 p.m.: NHL — Calgary at Edmonton NHL Network


Noon: MCBK — Big South final ESPN
Noon: NHL — Buffalo at NY Islanders NBC
12:30 p.m.: GLF — PGA: Arnold Palmer Invitational Golf
1 p.m.: MLB — Exhibition: Red Sox at Atlanta NESN
1 p.m.: MLB —Exhibition: Philadelphia at NY Yankees MLB Network
2 p.m.: MCBK — Atlantic Sun final ESPN
2:10 p.m.: MCBK — Missouri Valley final CBS
2:30 p.m.: GLF — LPGA: Drive on Championship Golf
2:30 p.m.: NHL — Tampa Bay at Chicago NBCSN
5 p.m.: NHL — Florida at Carolina NHL Network
5 p.m.: NHL — New Jersey at Bruins NESN
6:30 p.m.: NBA — NBA Skills Challenge/3-Point Contest TNT
7:30 p.m.: NHL — NY Rangers at Pittsburgh NBCSN
8 p.m.: NBA — Team LeBron at Team Kevin TNT

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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