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Morning Sports Update: Clay Buchholz explains what went wrong — and right — in his first start

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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz (11) delivers against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 6, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) Ron Schwane/AP

The Celtics beat the Pelicans, Clay Buchholz and the Red Sox fall to the Indians, and defensive tackle Terrence Knighton talks about joining the Patriots in free agency.

Clay Buchholz explains what went wrong — and right — in his first start: “I tried to get them to mishit some balls on changeups and curves early in the count. There were pitches that I wanted to throw that were balls where I usually get weak contact and some swings and misses, but they didn’t offer at them. It left me behind on the count for the most part and I had to throw strikes with the fastball that I wasn’t commanding all that well. That’s how it goes.” (The Boston Globe)

Terrence Knighton talks about his conversation with Vince Wilfork before signing with the Patriots: “I had a long talk with Vince Wilfork, obviously before signing,” Knighton said. “He was telling me it’s a grind, but at the end of the day, it’s football. It’s a good environment to be around. It’s a good building to be in. He had nothing but good things to say about the organization. I’m just excited.” (the Boston Herald)

Kendrick Perkins plays it coy when asked if Kevin Durant would join the Celtics: “You’re trying to get me to really answer the question,” he said. “I can’t answer that. I want to, but I can’t. I mean, I don’t know. I do know, but I don’t know.” (NESN.com)

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Mike Napoli’s homer lifts Indians past Red Sox, 7-6: Mike Napoli cherishes his time playing in Boston, ripping line drives off the Green Monster, spraying champagne in Fenway Park and being part of so many unforgettable moments. (Boston.com)

Celtics stand strong against Pelicans in 104-97 win: Isaiah Thomas scored 32 points to help the Celtics fend off short-handed New Orleans 104-97 on Wednesday night. (Boston.com)

In resignation letter, former 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie references a controversial call by Bill Belichick: “Think Bill Belichick’s famous 4th down decision against Indianapolis in 2009 which summarizes to: good decision, didn’t work.” (ESPN.com)

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