C's flee from Sandy
With Hurricane Sandy invading the region, the Celtics scrapped their plan to fly out after Monday's practice. Instead, they'll get to Miami a day early and practice at AmericanAirlines Arena on Monday morning.
"Our crack security -- Phil Lynch [the team's director of security] -- I think he’s our weatherman too. He called me like four days ago because he was tracking the storm -- I didn’t know that’s what he does. But he was right, I’ll give him that. And we just want to get out. When you go to Florida, it’s a long flight to begin with, especially Miami -- 3½ hours. So we didn’t want to get caught or get stuck on a plane all afternoon tomorrow. And our guys are not complaining about going to Miami. It’s amazing how they all agree on that."
The Celtics will get a playoff-like stay in Miami, electing to take advantage of two offdays that follow Tuesday's contest and fly back to Boston on Wednesday. But make no mistake, this is a business trip.
"We get a chance to get down there, get some practice time," captain Paul Pierce said. "We’re focused on basketball right now."
Play Podcast ESPN NFL analyst Tim Hasselbeck talks about Patriots-Vikings, Bears-49ers, Jets-Packers, the state of the Giants, Falcons-Bengals and more.
Play Podcast The ESPN Boston High School Football crew reflects on Week 1 and looks ahead to this weekend's slate of games.