Bostonian

22 Feb 19
slkellydotorg

On an artic March afternoon in 1964, I switched on the cream-colored plastic clock-radio set at 850 on the AM dial. Despite the snow showers that had begun trickling intermittently, when I heard the baseball-themed jingle on WHDH Radio Boston that afternoon, it might as well have been a parching summer’s day. “You’re just in […]

22 Feb 19
Join the Adventure!

It’s time to learn about another fabulous Rave Review Book Club author, Guy Worthey. Please enjoy his blog post. Also, be sure to remember the following: Please be sure to leave a comment below for your chance to win one of the following prizes: -(3) Kindle ebooks – Winner’s choice (US residents only)-(1) $10 Amazon […]

22 Feb 19
Tnewst

Marcus Smart doesn’t take his eyes off the court. Not once.            Seated under the basket, he’s polite—warm, even—in answering questions on this February morning. But a faint scowl lines his face. Not in a rude way. In a how can you stare at a court and not want to tear […]

22 Feb 19
Boston Herald
MILWAUKEE — Looking for most of the evening as if they hadn’t played in eight days — which, of course, they hadn’t — the Celtics and Bucks spent much of Thursday chipping the paint off the rims at the new arena here. But when clang came to shove, the Bucks had just a little more, surviving a Kyrie Irving drive at the buzzer and leaving the Bostonians with a 98-97 loss in a battle worthy of two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. No one who witnessed this would mind a best-of-seven rematch in the spring. Giannis Antetokounmpo was very MVP-like with 30 points, and Irving rebounded from a 2-for-15 shooting start to make seven of his last 12 and finish with 22. Al Horford (21 points) notched his season-high in rebounds for the second times in as many games, beating the 14 against Detroit last Wednesday with 17 here. “Happens,” Irving said of the affair’s general choppiness. “Just part of just being on break and coming off and playing the first game, kind of carving those out, missing four or five days on the basketball court, playing some great basketball. Of course everyone out there is going to try to get their rhythm, so, you know, stuff happens. But we still had a chance to win it at the end of the game. A few calls could have gone our way either way. It happens.” A lot happened late. Horford tied the game with a 3-pointer with just inside of a minute left, but after rotating their defense well against Milwaukee’s ball movement, the Celts still surrendered a trey and the lead to All-Star Khris Middleton with 32.5 left. “Yeah, just miscommunication,” Marcus Smart said. “You know, a guy fell down and we were all trying to help each other out, and, you know, they made a great read and they found him. He just made a good shot. We still got a contest with Al, and he made a good shot.” Irving, who played a season-high 41:06 for a regulation game, got free for a layup to cut the Boston deficit to one point game with 27.5 seconds left. Celtics coach Brad Stevens then chose not to have his club foul, and Smart tied up Antetokounmpo for a jump ball with two-tenths of a second left on the 24-second clock and 3.7 on the game clock. The C’s let the Bucks win the tip, knowing Milwaukee needed a tip-in to score. According to the officials, Brook Lopez possessed the ball, and NBA rules state that, with just .2 left, only a tip play can be executed to avoid a violation. That gave the ball to the Celts on the shot clock expiration, and they called a timeout, which advanced the ball to the frontcourt. Smart inbounded the ball, and after looking elsewhere, he got it to Irving, who drove down the left side of the lane and appeared to take a body hit from Eric Bledsoe as his shot missed its target. Irving shook his head. “I ain’t … ” he said, stopping himself to avoid a fine from the league for criticizing officials. “I love my money.” Immediately after the play, Marcus Morris gave the refs a loud piece of his mind for what happened to him on the play. Said Smart, “The plan was actually to go to Morris first. We knew Kyrie was going to set a great screen. They haven’t left Kyrie all night. And, you know, I’m looking at Morris. I see Morris go down. Gets held. I see him go down. Nothing. So we went to the second option, which was Kyrie, and he still made a hell of a play to get the ball up to give us a shot. Fell short.” Before the proceedings, Stevens shined a little perspective on the Celts’ recent past and future. “In a lot of ways, we were really disappointed with how we played the two LA games,” the coach said of the bad home losses to the Lakers and Clippers. “That was well documented. And in a lot of ways, that started in Philly for us, that mindset that we’re going to see what we are made of over this long stretch. “This is a great opportunity over the next however many weeks to see if we can get better, and that’s ultimately the goal. Our goal is to be playing the best that we can be playing in the middle of April when the playoffs start. And tests like this and moments like these, you can learn a lot about yourself.” What the Celtics learned is that they may just have regained the grit that seemed lost a short while ago. They came within a point, despite shooting 38.2 percent from the floor. The Bucks were a bit better at 42 percent. “I thought we stayed with it,” said Stevens, whose club lost the season series and any tiebreaker with the Bucks, 2-1. “I thought we stayed together. It’s certainly not worth celebrating when you get beat. So, there were good things, but there are things we can do better, and we’ll hopefully do that. “The defense was pretty good all night, although I thought we let our guard down a little bit and they got a little comfortable shooting at one point,” he added. “But we just couldn’t buy a bucket there for stretches, and that hurt us. And they did a great job. They’re great at the rim and we struggled in the first [half] at the rim, as you do against them because they’re all coming. And then we were a little bit better at kicking it out and finding the right guys in the second.” Even against the Bucks, owners of the best record in the NBA, the Celtics weren’t nearly satisfied with a coin flip type of game. But, said Horford, “They played good defense. We got Kyrie with the ball. That’s what we wanted. We want him to make plays at the end of the game. It just didn’t go our way.”  
22 Feb 19

Back when I pressed publish on on my first blog post on here, I knew I wanted to write this post but never ever got to it and told myself I was still researching (which means eating and caffeinating my way through Boston). I am a coffee shop fiend and am always trying out new […]

21 Feb 19
South Shore Senior News

Advice from the Wicked Smart Investor By Chris Hanson It was a simple headband but it caused such a stir. Long ago, at the opening of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Isabella Stewart Gardner notoriously wore a headband that read “Oh you Red Sox.” The fuddy-duddies had a fit, such a bunch of hoity-toity wet blankets! If […]

21 Feb 19
The Bunion

BOSTON—Talk about a win win! This group of environmental studies students has just set the world record for most condoms salvaged from the Charles River. Condom dumping was incredibly popular in the 1920s, when the toxicity of the Charles River was so powerful that it would dissolve everything, including pig intestine condoms, making it the […]

21 Feb 19
Peculiar Pastries

What: Bostonians are jumping out of window into giant snow banks and posting videos on social media. The mayor is concerned. He wants it to stop. Where: Boston, Mass. When: At press conference yesterday Who: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Why: There are 8 foot snow drifts. People are going a little stir-crazy. They may seriously injury […]

21 Feb 19
Rowan Religion 101

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh expressed his concerns regarding an Internet trend where Bostonians are recording themselves jumping out of windows into giant snow banks. The mayor came forward at yesterday’s press conference and urged people to stop jumping into the snow drifts, some of which have reached eight feet tall, because of the safety issues.

21 Feb 19
They Shoot They Score

On Sunday in Lower Merion, a mother of three got ahold of a citrus zester and attacked her neighbor who refused to pay for his lemonade.   Boston, Massachusetts Mayor, Marty Walsh addressed videos of Bostonians jumping out of windows into snow banks yesterday during a press conference.  “This isn’t Loon Mountain, this is the […]

21 Feb 19
Spend ya Boro Bucks Right!

Here in Boston, Mass. Local Bostonians are going a little crazy with these 8 foot snow drifts. Mayor Marty Walsh mentioned at a press conference how appalled he is to see people jumping out of windows into giant piles of snow.

21 Feb 19
Update News Portal

Marcus Smart doesn’t take his eyes off the court. Not once.            Seated under the basket, he’s polite—warm, even—in answering questions on this February morning. But a faint scowl lines his face. Not in a rude way. In a how can you stare at a court and not want to tear […]

21 Feb 19
Never a Dulles Moment

  Okay…maybe not silently. If you know me, then you know my disdain for poor grammar.  I realize that makes me sound snobby.  I will even concede that there are times when I am not always perfect.  But I try, readers. I try very hard. ( I also realize that just writing a blog about […]