C's comeback halted by New England native

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C's comeback halted by New England native

BOSTON -- As the Boston Celtics fought to make a comeback and overtake the San Antonio Spurs in the final seconds of Wednesday's game, it was a New England native who halted their plans.

Matt Bonner, who grew up in Concord, New Hampshire, hit a critical jumper with 46.5 seconds left that put the Spurs up, 87-83, and fended off the Celtics 13-8 run.

It was being in the right place at the right time, Bonner said following the Spurs 87-86 win. The laws of probability, I missed my previous 93 shots. At least in my head thats what it felt like, so I knew that one was going in.

Bonner finished the game with 10 points (4-9 FG, 2-7 3PG) in 21 minutes off the bench.

Its just Bonner being Bonner, said Tim Duncan.

A little bit different than Manny being Manny, a reference the New Englander would surely understand.

Fridays' Patriots-Ravens practice report: Richards returns to the field

Fridays' Patriots-Ravens practice report: Richards returns to the field

Friday's practice participation/injury report for Monday night's Patriots-Ravens game:

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
WR Danny Amendola (ankle)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
TE Martellus Bennett (ankle/shoulder)
DB Jordan Richards (knee)
LB Elandon Roberts (hamstring)
DB Eric Rowe (hamstring)
WR/SpT Matthew Slater (foot)

BALTIMORE RAVENS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
TE Crockett Gilmore (thigh)
LB Terrell Suggs (not injury related)
RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (thigh)
C Jeremy Zuttah (not injury related)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
G Alex Lewis (ankle)

FULL PARTICIPATION
G Marshal Yanda (shoulder)

Youkilis weighs in on Valentine possibly being Japan ambassador

Youkilis weighs in on Valentine possibly being Japan ambassador

Among the reactions to the news that Bobby Valentine was possibly being considered to be the US amassador to Japan in President Donald Trump’s administration was this beauty from Kevin Youkilis. 

Valentine famously called out Youkilis early in his stormy tenure as Red Sox manager in 2012. Remember? "I don't think he's as physically or emotionally into the game as he has been in the past for some reason," Bobby V said of Youk at the time. 

The Red Sox traded Youkilis to the White Sox for two not-future Hall of Famers, outfielder Brent Lillibridge and right-hander Zach Stewart, later that season.

Youkilis, now Tom Brady’s brother-in-law by the way, had a 21-game stint playing in Japan in 2014 before retiring from baseball.