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Monday, June 4, 2012
Trending: Celtics-Heat, NASCAR, Holmes

By Bill Speros
Special to ESPN.com

Game 4 between the Celtics and Heat kept Twitter buzzing all night Sunday during and after Boston's overtime victory:

Wow Sick Game had to b an instant Classic! Great win

— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) June 4, 2012


The Heat’s comeback brought out one fan from north of the border:

Tied game baby!! #LETSGOHEAT #LETSGOHEAT #LETSGOHEAT

— Jose Bautista(@JoeyBats19) June 4, 2012



And things got a little heated between Michael Strahan and Maria Menounos:


“@michaelstrahan: Are u serious? “@mariamenounos: Omg Lebron was holding Garnett!!!!!!he couldn't get away”” yes I am!!!!

— maria menounos (@mariamenounos) June 4, 2012



Menounos got the last laugh:

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! twitter.com/mariamenounos/…

— maria menounos (@mariamenounos) June 4, 2012
NASCAR’s Monster Mile at Dover took a toll on Juan Pablo Montoya, who escaped unhurt after being involved in a multi-car wreck early in the race. He finished 28th and has big plans for Monday:

finally a day off!!! going flying!!! taking a lot of toys!!!!

— Juan Pablo Montoya (@jpmontoya) June 4, 2012


Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes went deep all the way to Germany to personally thank some of those serving to protect our nation in person:

Thanks again to the #USO for a great trip to Germany! twitter.com/santonio10/sta…

— Santonio Holmes (@santonio10) June 4, 2012


Elsewhere:

• The two U.S. senators from Ohio have introduced legislation to award Ohio’s two U.S. senators have introduced legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Ohio native Jack Nicklaus in recognition of his service to the nation for promoting golf. (Dayton Daily News)

• The Charlotte Bobcats are considering a change in uniform colors, but that doesn’t mean a name change is also in the works, the team says. (Charlotte Observer)

• No joke. Comedian Bill Maher bought a piece of the Mets in a move that was announced just two days after Johan Santana threw the team’s first no-hitter. "My role is to bring luck to the team like I did this weekend," he said. "Let's be honest, they did not have a no-hitter for 50 years, I buy in and come to town and there's a no-hitter. Draw your own conclusions." (Mets Merized)

If you see any offbeat newsy links or interesting items from your favorite sports site or Twitter that might be of interest to others, pass them along to me at bsperos1@gmail.com or tweet them to me at @BillSperos.



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