Parent’s Podcast: Boston Edition, Episode 2


Lucas Parent, Lion's Roar Staff

The Heat playing Celtics in Boston always ensures an exciting night of basketball. ( Jeff Egnaczyk, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Hello and welcome back to my podcast. Let’s get right into it.

The Boston Celtics kicked off the weekend with a 120-116 loss at home to the Miami Heat on Friday. The Celtics’ hopes dwindled in the final seconds as Jimmy Butler hit a deep two pointer to put the Heat up three with less than six seconds to go. It was then when Jaylen Brown delivered the shot of a lifetime: a deep three which tied the game and sent it to overtime. The Celtics and Heat would trade blows until, up two, Jimmy Butler would hit another clutch shot to give the Heat a four point lead in the waning seconds of the game. The score would hold, and the game would end in a 120-116 Celtics loss. Jayson Tatum had an off game, posting a season low in points with 14 and going 0-7 from beyond the arc. Jaylen Brown stepped up in Tatum’s absence, scoring 37 and grabbing 14 rebounds.

The Celtics played again on Sunday in the front half of a back to back. Matched up against the Brooklyn Nets, with former Celtic and detested star Kyrie Irving, Brown would continue his scoring dominance, dropping 20 points on six-for-seven shooting in the first quarter en route to his second straight game of 30-plus and 14th straight game of 20-plus. The Celtics would fall to an early deficit, but would rebound and win the game 103-92 behind Brown’s 34 and Tatum’s 29.

The Celtics face the second opponent of a back-to-back on Monday night, visiting the Toronto Raptors.

The Bruins continue to raise the bar. Out to a 20-3 start to the season, the Bruins defeated the Colorado Avalanche, 5-1 on Saturday. David Pastrnak scored two goals in the victory, his 15th and 16th of the young season. Charlie McAvoy added two assists , and Trent Frederic scored a pair of goals as the Bruins rolled to their third straight victory of the season.

Goalie play has been a large part of the Bruins early success this season. Goalie Linus Ullmark leads the league in goals allowed average, save percentage, and goalie wins.

The Red Sox made a move this offseason, hopefully their first of many. Pending a physical, the Red Sox have come to terms on a two-year deal with reliever Chris Martin. Martin, a veteran in the major leagues, spent time with the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers last season. There has not been an announcement of a signing of Xander Bogearts, JD Martinez, or Nathan Eovaldi.

In larger news, Mets superstar Jacob DeGrom signed a five year deal with the Texas Rangers. DeGrom is 82-57 as a starter and is often regarded as a top pitcher in the game, with four all-star appearances and two Cy Young awards to his name.

The magical run is over. The United States men’s national soccer team fell flat against the Netherlands, losing three to one in full time on Saturday. What a year it was for the Men’s National Team, the future is bright for American soccer.

That’s all for today. Thanks for listening and be sure to stay tuned for the next episode of my podcast.