Morning Sports Update: Robert Kraft regrets that AFC Championship wasn’t played at home

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Robert Kraft speaks to Peyton Manning on the field during warm ups in Denver before the AFC Championship. Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Robert Kraft says he wishes the AFC Championship was a home game, the Celtics defeat Doc Rivers’s Clippers, 139-134, in overtime, and Paul Pierce says it could have been his last game at TD Garden.

Robert Kraft says he regrets AFC Championship wasn’t played at home: “I think if I have any regret, it’s that the conference championship game wasn’t played here in our hometown,’’ Kraft said. (

The Celtics win over the Clippers ‘could be’ Paul Pierce’s last game in Boston: “It could be,’’ Pierce said. “I’m not 100 percent sure. But like I’ve been saying the last two years, I’m taking it year by year. But this could possibly be [it].’’ (The Boston Globe)

Kelly Olynyk gets x-rays on right shoulder at hospital: “It wasn’t all good news for Boston, as big man Kelly Olynyk left the game in the second quarter with a bruised right shoulder. After the game, Stevens said Olynyk suffered a subluxation of his right shoulder and that he was taken to New England Baptist Hospital for X-rays.’’ (

Big air: Skiing to home plate at Fenway Park is ‘gonna be sick’:“Sliding into home plate, coming in safe, hearing the crowd cheer like I just hit a grand slam,’’ [Olympic silver medalist Devin Logan] said Wednesday before practicing for this week’s freestyle skiing and snowboarding jumpfest at the home of the Boston Red Sox. “It’s gonna be sick.’’ (the Providence Journal)


Isaiah Thomas impresses Clippers’ Jamal Crawford with ‘fearless’ drives to rim: “He’s pretty fearless getting to the rim,’’ Crawford said. “You don’t see a lot guards in general look to get to the rim as much as Isaiah does. He’s not afraid to go at you, no matter how much taller or bigger you might be. Like I said, the guy’s fearless out there.’’ (

DeAndre Jordan posterizes Marcus Smart:

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