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Boston’s Big 4 Weekly Report: February 1 through February 7

After hitting the game winning 3, Avery Bradley celebrates with his teammates (Photo courtesy if Marc D'Amico and celtics.com)

After hitting the game winning 3, Avery Bradley (center, facing) celebrates with teammates Isaiah Thomas (4) and Marcus Smart (36). (Photo courtesy of Marc D’Amico and Celtics.com)

Celtics: 30-22, 2nd in Atlantic Division

  • 97-89 win over the New York Knicks on Tuesday, February 2
  • 102-95 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, February 3
  • 104-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, February 5
  • 128-119 win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, February 7

After hitting a game winning 3-point shot at the buzzer against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night, Avery Bradley said, “You should believe you’re going to win until the horn goes off,” a theme that is at the core for this Celtics team. This big win against the best team in the Eastern Conference was won through defense for the Celtics. As they started the game off down 14-2 within the first five minutes, the Celtics stepped up their defense and started to pull even with the Cavs.

A key moment that led to this win was in the last five minutes of the second quarter, when the Celtics did not allow Cleveland to score a basket, leading to a 10-0 run within the first two minutes of the third quarter. This game was close the whole way through, even if it didn’t seem like it, the Celtics knew they could pull out an underdog win. Even down by five with seven seconds to play, this team has a winning attitude. Through their rigid defense and never-give-up attitude the Celtics shocked the basketball world.

After their underdog win in Cleveland, the Celtics put on an offensive showcase against Rajon Rondo and the Sacramento Kings. They will hope to do the same this Wednesday against an injury-depleted Los Angeles Clippers team on Wednesday night.

Bruins: 27-18-6, 3rd in Atlantic Division

  • 4-3 overtime loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday, February 2
  • 3-2 shootout win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday, February 4
  • 2-1 overtime win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, February 6

Yes, this Bruins team is on a two-game win streak, but these are not impressive wins. Both were over the third-worst team in the NHL, the Buffalo Sabres. They were only one-goal wins, where these games should have been at least two or three-goal wins. They are the fifth in the East and in my opinion are not playing like that. Although, on the bright side Brad Marchand is play out if his mind. He now was 24 goals on the season and four in his last three games. He is playing every second with 110%, never quitting on the puck and being a smart defender. For the Bruins to be successful for a potential playoff run, they all need to play like Marchand: aggressive, but smart.

Red Sox: The Trucks are Coming!

This Wednesday, the Red Sox will be holding their annual Truck Day at Fenway Park. As they pack up the trucks full of equipment, every Red Sox fans understands we are one step closer to Opening Day of America’s favorite pastime. As we inch closer to the cheering at Fenway, Truck Day helps weave baseball back into our lives. It doesn’t matter if it is 18 degrees outside, us Red Sox fans will be there when they start at 7:00 a.m., electrifying Yawkey Way. Most years, they throw free Red Sox souvenirs into the crowd, like in 2014 when they threw plush baseballs into the crowd of people.  As we are so close to Fenway I would imagine that many of us will be going to this event.

Patriots: The Summer of Gronk has Begun Early!

Gronk's Personized Valentines day shirt( Photo :Rob Gronkowski's personal Twitter page)

Gronk’s personalized Valentine’s Day shirt (Photo: Rob Gronkowski’s personal Twitter page)

Rob Gronkowski is helping all those lovely ladies this Valentine’s Day by producing his own line of Valentine’s Day T-shirts. He is signing every shirt that is purchased, which would even make me want to buy one.

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