The Celtics took down the Cavs at the TD Garden last night in a much needed win. Stephen A Smith thinks the Celtics match up well with the defending champs, and thinks the Eastern Conference Finals will go to 7 games if these two teams square off.

[0:01:34] ... from people. During the series last year between the Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks and people were calling opposite I don't want Al Horford whose team gonna pay a maximum contract he's an okay is a ...
[0:08:48] ... Point guy game his team that scores a lot more in the Atlanta Hawks that I know what it's fortunate that he was forced to score that many points with the Atlanta Hawks they needed him. Every single night to score on this team if he's insisting that they I think that he Rivera fifty ...
[0:10:28] ... the court out on the perimeter he is opening stuff Favre for Isiah Thomas. And unfortunately that doesn't show I'm sorry outsourced. Machine all year long there's not a opens things are very well actually wrong ...
[0:19:30] ... know they were they were getting exploited without starting unit isn't that Amir Johnson scams cheating off funds and the other question I think you have you starting to see. Since the all star break. Is that teams beginning for more physical. With Isiah Thomas they're done with you know let watching him standing by and seeing him score thirty and I even we didn't get last ...






Max Kellerman thinks the Patriots are smart to hang on to Jimmy Garoppolo because, you guessed it, Brady's decline is coming soon.

[0:00:02] ... Wayne Loney and four. What's the incentive to move him now because Bill Belichick knows about the clip just like I do you know why he's Smart. I know people are asking look at these kind ...
[0:00:36] ... don't still on the national action element. These suddenly down you've seen Tom Brady to Bruce tried to approach is Siri got. I'll that he is ready sooner. Fall off to click here built this same ...
[0:01:42] ... and everybody who brings this up keep some bringing up the the Matt Cassel thing what would get a top of the second for counsel they can get more for grapple. But they got that. Hassle ...
[0:04:29] ... and not hear events Joseph who's now the head coach of the Denver Broncos used defensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins. He was the on the tried to solve the riddle back in game two. Against ...






Colin Kaepernick will stand for the National Anthem this year (if anyone signs him), Fauria is tired of the Tebow updates, and Chris Long longs to do what he does best. The guys wonder what that might be as he heads into his 10th season.
Rob Parker is one of the media's preeminent hot-take artists, and on Thursday, he did not disappoint.
David Price led the league in innings pitched last season, so losing him for any extended period of time hurts even more than any other pitcher.

[0:03:49] ... be concerned all fall short look at the numbers you got from David Ortiz last year weren't expecting to get them from handling it should not getting a model Moreland at first base. And you know ...
[0:10:14] ... I don't like it or getting back to your point. That the Jon Lester thing really has altered everything when you look at this thing. All they had to do is look at Jon Lester and two time John Henry was fearful. Well paying a player a six year contract when you reached north. A thirty years of age not that they were worried about the first three years. They were worried about the back end of the last three years so they passed on that would Jon Lester that they could have got Ed what was blu. Well one he won thirty he lives just in five and 110 can't get what they want 2130 even and a appliance about it and he wants somebody ugly with that which Chicago. So and then they realize I want. Okay it's a burden it's not a good idea. It it doesn't work out but you've got to do it if you wanna compete Major League Baseball so you've got to give these guys over thirty got a can secure a deal. Now we do it in the duel ...
[0:11:45] ... go to get out of the first three years. At least when Jon Lester you would have gotten so out of the first. You know I don't. Always connect Lester and price that that's the connection and I know because it's it's Leicester or solemn. You use Lester get pushed so. Yes let's city gets just recessed this cup more so if you had less to you don't have force sell you still might go and give the money to David Price she did Lester and price. So it it's it's not last oil price and Staley saying that you know that down year made them think at the break the bank but the browns team. We ...





The report from Adam Schefter has a lot of pundits, including our own hosts, wondering if the team is using Schefter to improve the offers for Jimmy G.

[0:02:04] ... round pick a second round second pick in the draft. Or the Cleveland Browns though the twelfth and a couple twos and three their movie Jimmy grapple. But it probably tells you that the reason that ...
[0:08:04] ... these guys and you just did just not sold and if you're John Fox is still have to cut leisure quarterback and you realize they you that two years of crappy football. And big portion of ...
[0:11:33] ... point you've franchise. And in trademark which is what they did would Matt Cassel so they are a year so Belichick's looking at the Clarkson got another year. Play the game and what what I'm hearing ...
[0:18:30] ... Jimmie grapple is the greatest quarterback we have ever seen other than Tom Brady what I could get this your your hip. This is our guy but you look at the math of it. And you look at where they are at the end of next season because Belichick's twelve months to play this game he does not have to deal. Rob Polonia offseason yes coming up now occupied just. I guarantee they've got this thing figured out to a absolute as far as how social value of Jimmy eagle rock below at a million dollars backing up Tom Brady. To where are all this hard work we have putting a football team together bring in this tiebreak in that guy from ...






Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about other teams, like the Dolphins, who might want Malcolm Butler.
Greg Wyshynski, editor of the Puck Daddy blog for Yahoo! Sports, joined the show to talk about the surging Bruins (7-1 under Cassidy) as they head into the trade deadline.
Lou posited the theory that Schefter report might also help the Patriots keep Tom Brady motivated, and Christian backed that theory up. Fauria says that the Patriots don't want any of their players "comfortable" when it comes to their roster spot.
After about 2 years with the show, our associate producer, Anthony Vitale, is leaving us for a full-time gig at the Boston Herald. He has assured us with 100% confidence, that he will fix the website.