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MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Jazz at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE)
NBA: Pacers at Cavaliers, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Thunder at Kings, 10 p.m. (NBA TV)
College basketball: Syracuse at North Carolina, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Oklahoma State at Iowa State, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Kansas at Texas, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Alabama State at Texas Southern, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)

AROUND THE WEB:

The Rhode Island high school Division 3 basketball state championship game had an ending that won’t soon be forgotten.

Burrillville took a one-point lead on a jump shot, then with four seconds left came up with a steal of Chariho’s inbounds pass. A Burrillville player threw the ball in the air, hoping to run out the clock, but a Chariho player came down with it just before time expired and called a timeout. The Burrillville players, hearing the buzzer, poured onto the court and started celebrating, but the referees put one second back on the clock.

Inbounding from the sideline, Chariho’s Jack Beauregard threw an alley-oop pass to Tom Longolucco, who sneaked past the defense, jumped and put the ball in just before the buzzer for the stunning 60-59 win.

“That was pretty crazy,” Longolucco told reporters afterward. “Coach drew up the play. I just finished. … I still can’t believe it. That was crazy.”

Said Chariho coach Corey Downey: “Think about the change of emotions and their attitudes from watching Burrillville and thinking the game’s over, and coming in and saying, ‘Guys, just run a play.’ They’re like, ‘What are you doing, Coach? We have one second left.’

“Again, I keep saying it, but it’s just what they do and who they are. That’s why we’re here, and that’s why we had a chance to win a championship.”

— Duke guard Grayson Allen escaped punishment for his trip of Florida State’s Xavier Rathan-Mayes last week — the ACC decided only to issue a reprimand — and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is dismissing calls for him to issue his star player a suspension for his second trip of the season.

“I would not suspend any player for what would be a flagrant 1,” said Krzyzewski, who met with Allen about the incident and apologized to Florida State. “What he got was the stiffest reprimand a player in our conference has gotten this year. I thought the [ACC] took action, and you’ve got to move on. The world doesn’t move on, because it’s Duke.”

Allen, who tried to deny intentionally tripping Rathan-Mayes after the game despite clear video evidence to the contrary, now acknowledges he had a lapse in judgment. During Sunday’s loss at Pitt, Allen was tormented by Pitt’s student section, who reminded him of his misdeeds.

Said Allen: “I’ve had to be smart all season. Obviously I made a mistake, and I messed up.”

— Johnny Manziel apparently still has not learned his lesson. The quarterback — due to be released by the Browns next week — reportedly was drinking champagne out of the bottle during a visit to a Miami nightclub Thursday night.

TMZ posted video of what it says is the player, wearing a big hat at sunglasses, living it up just hours after the Dallas police announced his domestic violence case would go to a grand jury.

Manziel vowed to change his partying, irresponsible ways after repeatedly angering the Browns with his behavior, but he has yet to back up his words.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Feb. 29, 1976, which Bruins goalie recorded his 17th consecutive victory — an NHL record that still stands — with a 5-3 decision over the visiting Canucks?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “If we’re going to play with a lack of energy … and come out and play the way we did today, we shouldn’t be who we are and be in these uniforms.” — Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith, after Sunday’s 113-99 loss to the Wizards

STAT OF THE DAY: 14 — Consecutive wins for the Lightning when they score three or more goals, following Sunday’s 4-1 victory over the Bruins

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Hawks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. swishes a halfcourt shot to end the first quarter against the Hornets.

Mavericks forward Dwight Powell finishes with authority against the Timberwolves.

Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi gets a puck stuck under his visor and right over his eye.

Piedmont College center fielder Brady Ballstadt makes a sensational diving catch.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Gilles Gilbert

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Big band legend Jimmy Dorsey, who died in 1957, was born on this day in 1904.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar

It's Oscar night! And since no one reads the internet on the weekend, please indulge my selections in the major categories ahead of Sunday night's broadcast, unless you loved "The Revenant," in which case you should probably head somewhere else, because I feel very strongly about its mediocrity.



DJ calls Butch and Rob to offer up his thoughts on the trade deadline, the future of the Bruins and why he believes that Loui Eriksson will indeed be moved before the final bell tomorrow.

[0:00:22] ... Ericsson. The latest and greatest from rumors are still out there the trade deadline is 3 o'clock tomorrow let's get right to it let's go to and JP. Who I believe is over pat. I am ...
[0:04:43] ... valuing Louie Ericsson because all the Louis Ericsson is as important as Jon Lester was to the Red Sox but but art so he's a nice player he's a good player to have. And you know ...
[0:12:59] ... the wild and they arguably hurt then you're kind of in no man's land yourself. He. We'll give you Eric and it'll give you one or two of these first optics that we've got or you'd ...





The guys get back on to the Red Sox and talk about their expectations for newly acquired ace David Price as well as their thoughts on Hanley's personality and Pablo's weight issues.
Butch and Rob get on the topic of Steph Curry after another nasty performance last night in the Warriors' victory over OKC. Is he the best long range shooter of all time? They think he just may be. They also switch over to the NHL trade deadline where the B's find themselves with a major decision to make on Loui Eriksson. Both Butch and Rob think when it's all said and done, there's a good chance he could remain with Boston.

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[0:07:32] ... and basketball would be the same in other words if you took Ray Allen out of those championship runs REIS served. A role that opened up a lot of space for a lot of guys took with the Celtics still have gone to the NBA finals twice and won a championship without any Ray Allen. Probably but there would have been a huge adjustment. I think that's a pretty good analogy for Louis Eric and I don't know. If we Alex and is better or worse than what Ray Allen one Ray Allen has dealt with more important result also got some good argue Bruins that's a good luck he's their second leading goal scorer. ...
[0:12:05] ... threes. I mean this this guy you got this Powell isn't like Ray Allen. Ray Allen was in ninety whatever percent free throw shooter because he shot hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of free throw. That you brought ...
[0:15:37] ... its products like I'm in five years and several game. Wondering what Lou Brock what the area under. Expansion. Relocation and where that sent currently having a Marty as huge and that there the next expo. ...






Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford (from Fort Myers) are in on a Sunday morning and kick things off discussing spring training and how the Ortiz farewell tour has just begun. What does it mean for the "most clutch hitter of all time" and the rest of the team? The guys get a variety of calls in support of Ortiz as well as some that are not too happy with him basking in all of the attention.

[0:02:58] ... McCadam credit leased to meet pointing it out the farewell tour for David Ortiz begins on opening day. Because. Because of the unbalanced schedule they only go to certain cities. Certain times in the opening series in Cleveland is though for last time they go to quit before and. So David Ortiz farewell tour is going to begin. On the opening it he. Yeah so what you get Cleveland what's it like yeah LP ...
[0:04:40] ... you just nailed it rob everything all these story lines Pablo. Hanley David Ortiz being a distraction in all colds away if they win yeah. Right yeah okay so with David Ortiz. I make couple statements and Tommy few brief first the ball is there anybody better or more well equipped to be able ...
[0:05:31] ... okay that's fine. And now he's leaving early why we have the John Farrell pressed congress so. In other words before club of opens you juju leaving. I don't know if that's just day you know do I need a break from this stuff right but it is about managing all of this and David Ortiz is able to do that because. He's done so on. Yet I think the David Price thing is interesting because the guy. ...
[0:14:34] ... this because he made his decision but don't. In my opinion confuse. David Ortiz. Wanting to win more than almost anybody. I've ever met. I mean I think Ortiz falls under all those things you hear ...






The boys continue talking about the future of Loui Eriksson and the Bruins with the trade deadline right around the corner.
It's a huge morning for Sunday Skate with the NHL Trade Deadline a little over 24 hours away. What are the black and gold going to do with Loui? Trade hm, extend him or bite the bullet and keep him without having an extension in place? DJ, Pete and Ken kick around their opinions and get some opinions from callers and texters. It's the first major decision of the Don Sweeney era and could go a long way to determining the future path of the franchise.

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[0:25:10] ... think that he is yacht and I've said all along that. Once Chris Kelly's a opens up I would give it'd to accrue over martian because eight he hasn't. Been there for all the glory days ...




Danny is joined by Bill Speros, The Obnoxious Boston Fan
Butch Stearns and John Tomase welcome WEEI Bruins Reporter DJ Bean in studio to discuss the latest NHL trade rumors and all things B’s