Curran: Patriots trying to limit Fitzgerald

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Curran: Patriots trying to limit Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald is going to get his. All the Patriots can do is just try to make sure that it isn't enough to beat them.

Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran explains just how difficult a proposition it is to stop a receiver of Fitzgerald's caliber.

"Tough to face a guy who can accelerate the way Larry Fitzgerald does," Curran said. "Against a guy like Larry, you're just trying to hold on and limit the amount of damage he does."

Isaiah Thomas diligently studying film at midnight on Friday

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Isaiah Thomas diligently studying film at midnight on Friday

Isaiah Thomas appears to be channeling the New England Patriots' "No days off" slogan.

The Boston Celtics guard spent Friday night, in the middle of the NBA offseason, studying film. He was up past midnight to take a look at Boston Celtics' game tape, according to ESPN.com's Chris Foresberg, who posted a picture on Twitter of Thomas hard at work.

Thomas finished the 2016-17 season with 28.9 points per game, 5.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 33.8 minutes. He helped the Celtics earn the NBA Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed, and contributed a handful of clutch performances as Boston charged to the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who won the series, 4-1.

Jaylen Brown tweets his Drive-By Dunk Challenge

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Jaylen Brown tweets his Drive-By Dunk Challenge

Celtics forward Jaylen Brown joined in the Drive-By Dunk Challenge and tweeted a video that captured his thunderous slam.

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We're thinking that's not a regulation height rim.

And the All-Star dunk contest next year might have to be sanctioned by NASCAR.