Kevin Walsh has the headlines and highlights for Thursday evening, including:
The Celtics building their first three-game winning streak of the season . . .
. . . and putting that streak on the line tonight in Brooklyn,
Dan Connolly, Logan Mankins and Wes Welker missing Patriots practice for the second straight day,
Shonn Greene weighing in on Tim Tebow's behalf in the Jets' quarterback controversy,
GM Ben Cherington saying he expects the Red Sox will have one of the highest payrolls in baseball in 2013, and
Anticipation of the A.L. MVP Award announcement tonight.