Neely: No Turco if Khudobin was healthy

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Neely: No Turco if Khudobin was healthy

It's not certain that Marty Turco will ever join the Boston Bruins, but Cam Neely says he certainly never would have if Anton Khudobin -- the Bruins' top minor-league goalie, who's currently suffering from an ankle injury - were healthy.
"No, we would have had Khudobin come up" to replace the injured Tuukka Rask, the Bruins' president said Tuesday during his weekly appearance on 'Felger & Mazz'. "That's why we went to the lengths we did to get him in our organization and sign him and have that protection."
But Khudobin isn't available, which is why the Bruins turned to Turco . . . which Neely admits was something of a desperation move.
"We did some research on how Turco played in Europe," he said, "but there weren't too many options for us to get ourselves a goalie that could play at the NHL level, at least for a few games and give Tim Thomas, the B's No. 1 goalie a break if need be."

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.