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Brian Scalabrine dominates one-on-one challenge

Posted by Gary Dzen, Boston.com Staff  January 23, 2013 09:20 AM

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Former NBA player and current Celtics broadcaster Brian Scalabrine had some fun last week with the notion that an average player off the street could beat him one-on-one. In a contest organized by 98.5 The Sports Hub's Toucher and Rich show, Scalabrine easily beat four challengers who applied to take on the 11-year NBA veteran.

Comcast Sports Net aired the first portion of the contest Tuesday night. The clip features Scalabrine beating former Syracuse player Matt Tomaszewski by a score of 11-2. Tomaszewski scored early on a hook shot and then struggled on both ends as Scalabrine went down to the block often.

"They're all good basketball players," Scal told Toucher and Rich Wednesday. "People just don't understand the size and speed and strength of anybody in the NBA."

You can watch the first game below.

The bit sprung up organically from conversations Scalabrine had with hosts Rich Shertenlieb and Fred Toucher. On Wednesday, Scalabrine said he took on the challenge for fun.

"I'm not trying to prove anything with all this," said Scalabrine. "I like to have fun, I like to play basketball. I never thought that [proving myself] was what this was about."

You can watch the complete challenge below. Thanks to CBS Boston and CSNNE.com for the highlights.


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