Max on C's up-and-down weekend


Max on C's up-and-down weekend

Celtics radio analyst Cedric Maxwell joins Lou Merlon on "Uno Sports Tonight" to break down the C's up-and-down weekend, when Boston beat Portland on Friday but fell in Milwaukee on Saturday.

"A lot of good things happened," Maxwell said of the C's victory and of their 17-0 start against the Bucks. "Then, they started turning the basketball over. Monta Ellis got going... I think Kevin Garnett said it best: 'No ball movement at the end of the second half.'"

C's forward Jeff Green has shown flashes, but fans and Maxwell are waiting for more consistency.

Maxwell reminded fans that Green is coming off heart surgery.

"It's going to take him time," Maxwell said. "There are times he's going to be really good and times that he's going to be lethargic.

The return of guard AVery Bradley in the new year should boost the defense. Bradley is recovering from surgery on both shoulders.

"He controls the initial point of attack and is a great defender," Maxwell said of Bradley. "He will stop penetration."

Sheary, Crosby lead Penguins past Bruins, 5-1


Sheary, Crosby lead Penguins past Bruins, 5-1

PITTSBURGH - Conor Sheary scored two goals, Sidney Crosby added his league-leading 28th and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their fourth straight game, 5-1 over the Boston Bruins.

Pittsburgh led 2-1 through two periods before breaking out in the third with three goals in a span of 2 minutes, 57 seconds.

Sheary scored his 17th and has nine goals in nine games. Bryan Rust added his 12th and Patric Hornqvist his 11th for the Penguins, who won a season-high seventh straight at home. Pittsburgh the NHL's best home team, is 13-0-1 in its last 14 home games.

Evgeni Malkin had two assists for a season-best seven-game point streak. Crosby added two assists for a three-point game. Matt Murray made 44 saves to win his fourth straight game.

David Krejci scored his 11th for the Bruins, who have lost four straight and five of their last six.