Celtics open Vegas schedule with win


Celtics open Vegas schedule with win

Celtics top pick Jared Sullinger and second-round pick Kris Joseph each scored 14 points to lead the Celtics to a 87-69 victory over the Atlanta Hawks in the opener of the Las Vegas portion of their NBA Summer League schedule.

Sullinger, the forward out of Ohio State and 21st pick overall, continued his strong summer league play. He's averaging 11 points in six summer league games. The first five were in Orlando. Joseph matched Sullinger with 14 and his former Syracuse teammate, center Fab

Melo, the No. 22 pick, had seven points and five rebounds in 18 minutes.
The Celtics' Summer League team continues its Vegas schedule on Tuesday against the Chicago Bulls.

Bennett on Goodell: 'Where is he? He's like Waldo right now'

Bennett on Goodell: 'Where is he? He's like Waldo right now'

FOXBORO -- Leave it to Martellus Bennett, the children's book author, to make a cartoon reference when asked about the lingering effects of Deflategate. 

Could hear the "Where's Roger?" chants that rang throughout Gillette Stadium on Sunday night, a reporter wondered? Bennett deflected at first. 

"Who's Roger," he asked? 

Then it was pointed out to him that the chants were directed to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who opted to attend the NFC title game in Atlanta -- his second trip to the Georgia Dome in as many weeks -- instead of the AFC title game between the Patriots and Steelers. 

"Oh yeah," Bennett said, his memory apparently jogged. "Where is he? He's like Waldo right now. He didn't want to come here."

Tom Brady was asked about the chants as well. He had to have heard them, a reporter noted. 

"I didn't hear that chant," Brady insisted. "I did hear them singing to Bon Jovi, though, that was pretty cool."

Awaiting the Patriots in Houston will be the Atlanta Falcons, obviously, but one side plot will be the potential for a face-to-face for Goodell and the Patriots.

In the past, Goodell has handed the Lombardi Trophy to the Super Bowl winner following the game -- a tradition one would expect would continue this year regardless of who wins. The commissioner has also awarded the game's MVP award to the honoree on the morning after the game. Following the Super Bowl two seasons ago, Brady and Goodell shared a stage as Brady accepted the MVP hardware.