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Mike Petraglia
March 28, 2009 - 1:15 pm
BOSTON - As No. 1 Pittsburgh and No. 3 Villanova plan to square off beginning at 7:05 p.m. at the TD Banknorth Garden , here are some final thoughts to keep in mind. First, Pittsburgh. Pitt is advancing to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1974, when they lost to eventual national champion...
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March 27, 2009 - 6:40 pm
There have been a few thoughts floating around the Celtics that both Stephon Marbury and Mikki Moore have been reluctant to assert themselves offensively so as to not offend the standing rule of law. To wit: Thou shalt not be bigger than the team. That's fine as far as it goes but it represents a...
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March 27, 2009 - 3:45 pm
The Celtics took the floor against the Hawks Friday night without Kevin Garnett . The All-Star forward had played four games in his return in limited minutes, but he has experienced soreness in his knee and the Celtics elected to shut him down. Celtics GM Danny Ainge told weei.com's Jeff Goodman...
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Mike Petraglia
March 27, 2009 - 1:24 pm
East Regional Final No. 3 Villanova (29-7) vs. No. 1 Pittsburgh (31-4), Saturday, 7:05 p.m. TD Banknorth Garden The Big East has been praised up and down as the best college basketball conference in the land. On Saturday night in Boston, that will be in full display as two of the best teams from...
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Mike Petraglia
March 27, 2009 - 12:54 pm
So, you thought all stories about gross, sweaty basketball arenas were reserved for a certain former basketball venue on Causeway Street in the mid-80s when the Los Angeles Lakers came to town for the NBA Finals ? Think again. The old Philadelphia Spectrum, now the Wachovia Spectrum, will be raised...
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Mike Petraglia
March 27, 2009 - 12:37 pm
Props to Mike Vega, our distinguished colleague at the Boston Globe for the following question on the off-day before Saturday's East Regional final between Villanova and Pittsburgh. With Villanova coach Jay Wright on the dais, joined by five players, Vega asked the following: This is for each one...
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March 27, 2009 - 12:14 pm
Paul Pierce has been fighting to help save Jasmina Anema, a six-year-old girl who is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant to battle a rare form of leukemia. In response, he is encouraging any compatible donors to take part in an upcoming blood drive. For more information visit www...
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March 27, 2009 - 11:07 am
Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge expects Kevin Garnett to play Friday night at Atlanta, but the forward's status for the rest of the regular season will likely be determined early next week. "He wants to play, and he's been playing well," Ainge said. "But the question is what gives him the best chance...
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Mike Petraglia
March 27, 2009 - 8:52 am
The Pittsburgh Panthers have been a fascinating case study in flirting with tournament disaster in all three games they've won so far. In round one, they were trailing East Tennessee State in the second half and in danger of becoming the first No. 1 to lose to a No. 16 in tourney history. They woke...
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Mike Petraglia
March 27, 2009 - 8:34 am
Before looking ahead to a Big East coronation in the East Regional final between No. 1 Pittsburgh and No. 3 Villanova, let's take one more look back on Thursday night. Some quick notes about Villanova-Duke: Villanova is back to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2006 and for the fourth time...
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