Boston Celtics (NBA)
After narrowly defeating the New York Knicks 105-104 on Friday night at TD Garden, the Celtics were not able to sustain their momentum through Saturday night’s loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. For both games, Isaiah Thomas led the team in scoring with 32 points and eight assists on Friday and 27 points on Saturday. Meanwhile, Celtics center-forward Jared Sullinger dominated the rebounds for the Celtics, getting 11 rebounds on Friday and 13 rebounds on Saturday. Saturday’s loss gives the Celtics a season record of 38-26 and a second place standing in the Atlantic Conference behind the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors have a season record of 41-19, so if the Celtics start a solid winning streak during the next few games, they could take the number one spot from the Raptors and have a good chance at making the playoffs. The Celtics will play the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, March 9 at TD Garden at 7 p.m.
Boston Bruins (NHL)
After nearly losing their lead from the first period, the Bruins came back and defeated the Florida Panthers 5-4 in the last minute of overtime at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida on Monday. The Bruins had just come off a loss to the Washington Capitols at home where they lost 2-1 in overtime. On Monday, the Bruins opened the first period with three goals in the first 13 minutes of play; one goal each from center Patrice Bergeron, right wing David Pastrnak and right wing Brett Connolly. However, the Panthers were able to rally during the second and third periods to tie the game 4-4 at the end of regular play. When it appeared that the game would end in a tie with just over a minute left in overtime, the new Bruins right wing Lee Stempniak scored the winning goal to secure the Bruins’ win. Stempniak only joined the Bruins on Feb. 29 when he was acquired from the New Jersey Devils. The Bruins’ victory over the Panthers increased their divisional ranking from third place to tied for second place with the Panthers and just behind the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bruins will play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday, March 8 at Tampa Bay at 7:30 p.m. and will play the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, March 10 at TD Garden at 7 p.m.
New England Revolution (MLS)
The Revolution opened its season with a 3-3 tie against the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston on Sunday. Revolution forward Diego Fagundez scored the first goal for the Revolution a few minutes after kickoff, giving the Revolution a burst of confidence for the first game of the season. Though Fagundez’s goal made for an optimistic start for Revolution fans, the Revolution defense ultimately ruined the Revolution’s chance for a win just before halftime when the Revolution defense allowed for Dynamo midfielder Cristian Maidana to score. The second half resulted in two goals for each team with the teams alternating goals. Revolution forward Charlie Davies and midfielder Daigo Kobayashi scored the goals to keep the game at a tie. The Revolution player of the game was without a doubt Fagundez, who scored one goal and assisted the other two. The Revolution will play D.C. United on Saturday, March 12 at Gillette Stadium at 3 p.m.
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