Kevin Walsh has the headlines and highlights for Thursday evening, including:
The Celtics losing their fourth straight game despite the return of Avery Bradley,
Paul Pierce saying there's no reason to picnic,
Rob Ninkovich returning to Patriots' practice,
The slow progress in the NHL labor talks,
Andy Reid close to becoming the new Chiefs' new coach, and
The Bills reportedly preparing to interview former Bears coach Lovie Smith for their coaching vacancy.