Celtics come from 27 down to beat the Magic
After getting beat 87-56 by the Celtics on Monday, you would expect the Orlando Magic to be in a foul mood in the rematch last night. They were … for a half. The Magic led 32-16 after a quarter and 58-37 at the half only to get spanked 54-25 in the second half of a 91-83 loss. Orlando scored just 20 points in the second half on Monday enroute to a franchise low 56 points netting just 16 baskets. Paul Pierce had 24 points and 10 assists for the winners who played without Rondo and Ray Allen. The Clippers beat the Grizzlies 98-91 in the back end of the TNT double-header.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers pulled a rabbit out of the hat by signing Rutgers Greg Schiano to be their new HC. It’s a five-year deal. Schiano guided Rutgers out of dark period in that program’s history leading the Scarlet Knights to six winning seasons and a 5-1 bowl mark. Before Schiano, Rutgers had been to just one bowl in their 135-year history. Schiano was an assistant with the Bears for three years but has been out of the league since 1998.
The NHL All-Star Game rosters are set as Team Alfredsson takes on Team Chara. The big Boston defenseman won the coin toss and took Red Wing sniper Pavel Datsyuk with the first pick. San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture won a car for being the last man picked. Alfredsson grabbed all his Senator (game being played in Ottawa) team-mates while Chara loaded up with offense grabbing Hossa, Malkin, and Kessel early.
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(NBA) Cleveland -3 over the Nets
This is the Nets 5th game in seven nights, the Cavs 3rd game in four nights. Neither team played last night but there will probably be some tired bodies here. The Nets are 3-2 in their L5, 6-6 as a road dog, 3-0 TY as a RD of 3-6 but … they were just 2-15 in this spot their prior 17 and face desperate Cav squad just 1-4 in it’s L5 games. Cleveland doesn’t have a lot of talent but they are fiesty and step up playing fellow bottom feeders as their 7-2 ATS mark vs losing records would indicate. Irving gives this team a lote of energy. Small number in a game the Cavs should win. Cleveland 101-93.
(NBA) Orlando -4 at New Orleans
This is Orlando’s fourth game in five nights, New Orlean’s third game in five nights. The Magic played at home last night vs Boston (blowing 27-point lead in 91-83 loss) and traveled but … exact same spot as Tuesday where Magic came off 87-56 loss to Boston and went to Indianapolis where they handed the Pacers their first home loss of the year. The Hornets are not the Pacers and have nine straight albeit covering four straight. The Magic are 6-3 vs the points with suitcase and a perfect 4-0 AFTER scoring less than 85 points in prior. Can’t help but think that this one has blowout written all over it.
(CBB) Brown -2.5 over Dartmouth
Was somewhat shocked at this line. Dartmouth has lost seven of eight games (win was over #324 Longwood) and is just 1-8 in their L9 games in the series. Seven of the eight losses are by 9+ points the the Green has lost its L6 visits to the Pizzatola Center by a combined 98 points. The Bears are nothing special at 6-13 but this is a team they’ve manhandled in the past winning last four by 75-60, 76-57, 75-66 and 100-76 in the last game here. If Brown is going to get healthy, it would be here against their whipping boy. Take Brown.
(CBB) Loyola Md -1.5 over Niagara
The Loyola Maryland Greyhounds are just 3-4 ATS on the road this year but if you but them on the highway over the last decade, you’d be living in Ibiza with Kate Upton. How about 93-47 on the road since ’97, 7-3 as RF of less than three the last three years. The Purple Eagles are 6-1 in the new year and have won 27 of 32 in the series, 12 of 13 on this court but … the Greyhounds are 5-1 since a home loss to Niagara on January 2nd and in a great spot to get a series monkey off their back. Loyola Md 73-64.