Mike Petraglia

Mike Petraglia (Trags) is a columnist and reporter and has covered the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and Boston College since the inception of WEEI.com in 2008. Trags has been working for Sports Radio WEEI since 1999. Trags is a member of the Pro Football Writers Association, Baseball Writers Association of America and Pro Basketball Writers Association. Trags began his own sports reporting service, SportSound, in 1993, and has been covering the Boston beat on a full-time basis ever since. Mike can be heard on local and national outlets including WEEI and ESPN Radio as well as Sirius NFL Radio.

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    LeBron James and Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas meet after game five of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at the TD Garden. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)
    May 26, 2017 - 2:24 am
    In the moments after becoming the NBA’s all-time leading playoff scorer in a Game 5 rout of the Celtics and heading to the NBA Finals for a seventh straight year, LeBron James began his press conference Thursday night talking about his friend, Isaiah Thomas. The superstar came up to Thomas after...
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    Avery Bradley and the Celtics were overwhelmed by LeBron James and the Cavaliers in Game 5 of the Eastern finals Thursday at TD Garden. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)
    May 25, 2017 - 10:54 pm
    There would be no magical comeback on this night. There would be no slow start from LeBron James or Kyrie Irving. There would be only complete domination from start to finish by the defending NBA champions and an end to the Celtics upstart playoff run. Kyrie Irving opened the third quarter with...
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    May 23, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) drives to the basket in the first quarter against the Boston Celtics in game four of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
    May 23, 2017 - 10:54 pm
    Kyrie Irving saved LeBron James, Ty Lue and the city of Cleveland from a total state of panic Tuesday night. With James saddled with four first-half fouls for the first time in his career and the Cavaliers staring a second straight shocking home loss to the Celtics in the face, Irving took over...
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    Marcus Smart shoots over the defense of Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson during the first half in Game 3 of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA Today Sports)
    May 21, 2017 - 11:07 pm
    The Celtics pulled off a miracle Sunday night. Avery Bradley’s 3-point shot spun on the back on the rim and fell through with 0.1 seconds left to lift the Celtics to a shocking 111-108 win over the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals. The win narrows Cleveland’s lead to 2-1 in the best-of-7...
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    Avery Bradley returns after an 18-game absence with a sore Achilles. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports)
    February 27, 2017 - 1:27 pm
    For the first time since Jan. 16, Avery Bradley will take the court for the Celtics in a game. And coach Brad Stevens is going to see quickly if the shooting guard is really ready. Stevens announced before Monday's game that Bradley will start against the Hawks after missing the previous 18 games...
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    Stanley Johnson (7) dribbles the ball during the second quarter as Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) defends at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
    February 26, 2017 - 3:51 pm
    Ugly is as ugly does. In one of the choppiest and most disconcerting games of the season, the Celtics blew a 15-point third-quarter lead and allowed the ice-cold Pistons to take a late lead. Jaylen Brown drilled a baseline three with 37.6 seconds left to give the Celtics the lead for good and...
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    Isaiah Thomas (4) drives past Chicago Bulls guard Michael Carter-Williams (7) during the second quarter at the United Center. (Dennis Wierzbicki/USA Today Sports)
    February 16, 2017 - 5:32 pm
    Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart keep coming up huge when it matters most. But unfortunately for the Celtics the officials decided Thursday's game. Jimmy Butler hit two free throws with 0.9 seconds left when Marcus Butler was called for grazing the right elbow of the shooter by referee Zach Zarba...
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    Marcus Smart competes for the ball against Philadelphia 76ers guard Nik Stauskas (11) late in the game at TD Garden. (David Butler II/USA Today Sports)
    February 16, 2017 - 5:36 am
    Danny Ainge watched this week as the Raptors made a big push to re-claim their position atop the Eastern Conference with Cleveland when they acquired forward Serge Ibaka from the Magic. But what the Celtics' President of Basketball Operations has also watch is the emergence of one of his own...
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    February 15, 2017 - 4:35 pm
    On a night when Isaiah Thomas tied John Havlicek for the most consecutive games of at least 20 points in Celtics history, Sixers coach Brett Brown gave the Celtics point guard praise worthy of his history-making night. "They really can score," Brown began when asked about the Celtics offense. "...
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