The Celtics defeated the Pelicans on Monday night, 113-100, despite resting several key players. Boston faces Washington on Wednesday night.
The Bruins welcome the Coyotes tonight at TD Garden (7 p.m.)
Joe Montana thinks it’s difficult to compare quarterbacks from different eras: San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana was Tom Brady’s idol. The California native dressed up as Montana for Halloween, and was at the NFC Championship Game when Montana passed to Dwight Clark for “The Catch.”
Yet in a recent podcast appearance on Bleacher Report’s “Stick to Football,” Montana was skeptical of the idea that Brady is definitively the “GOAT” (greatest of all time). Here’s his explanation:
Eh, everybody wants that title I think. I think it’s really hard to give anyone that title. Tom obviously has had a tremendous career and I have a lot of respect for what he’s done and all he’s accomplished. You know, everybody tried to compare us and there’s just no comparison. The way I look at it, I mean if you go back and try to compare when I played to guys who played long before me if you look at Otto Graham and Sammy Baugh, those guys were way ahead of their time in what they were able to accomplish. You can hardly find film on them, but you know, the game is forever changing and I just say enjoy everyone for what it’s worth. Yeah, I’m just happy to be in the conversation, but obviously, Tom is just putting up stupid numbers so it’s going to be hard for anybody to catch him I think.
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Patrick Mahomes and the no-look pass: Popular as it might already be in the NBA and soccer, the no-look pass is relatively unknown in the NFL. But one of the many exciting developments of the Patrick Mahomes era in Kansas City has been his usage of the occasional (and subtle) no-look throw. Perhaps someday he can combine it with a vintage football gem: the behind-the-back pass. [Sports Illustrated]
The buzz is building around UMass hockey: Only a few years after a season in which the team won just five games, UMass men’s hockey is the No. 1 ranked team in the country. For the players who have been there since the start of the rise, it’s been nothing short of “astonishing.” [The Athletic]
Noted Red Sox fan is skeptical of the moon landing: Steph Curry is the latest NBA star to doubt an apparently established scientific fact. On an episode of “Winging It,” a podcast with fellow basketball players Kent Bazemore and Vince Carter, Curry voiced skepticism over the moon landing. [Deadspin]
Daily highlight: Jayson Tatum slalomed past defenders, finishing with an emphatic dunk.
Jayson Tatum with AUTHORITY ? pic.twitter.com/TguA3kJ189
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