It’s Friday, and before we break out into song and dance, let’s jumpstart the day with some headlines and news!
* The Los Angles Lakers snapped the Boston Celtics five-game winning streak on Thursday, as they defeated the Green and White, 88-87 in overtime. Kobe Bryant led all scorers with 27 points, while Andrew Bynum added 17 rebounds. As for the Celtics, Paul Pierce led the team with seven assists, and Ray Allen finished the game with 22 points. Boston will return to the hardwood on Friday when they travel to Toronto for a 7:00pm tip-off.
* Tim Thomas created a few headlines on Thursday afternoon, as the Boston Bruins goaltender once again utilized his freedom of speech through social media to announce a few political thoughts for his fans. Yet, this isn’t the first time that the goaltender has used Facebook to state his beliefs on politics, especially since he announced a few weeks ago why he decided to forgo a visit to the White House. Thomas told reporters that he’s allowed to have his own beliefs and everyone should respect his personal thoughts going forward.
* The Boston Bruins will return to the ice on Saturday afternoon when they host the Nashville Predators for a 1:00pm face-off, and according to sources, the team hasn’t announced who’ll be starting in net, but it’s possible Thomas could be the backstop for the Black and Gold.