Celtics 104, Timberwolves 102Box score: Celtics 104, Timberwolves 102 NBA scoreboard
With Jayson Tatum scuffling, Jaylen Brown takes over — and Grant Williams pitches in — to grind out a Celtics win
Brown put up 35 points in a chippy affair on the road, while Williams made some late hustle plays to seal the victory.
ALEX SPEIER | ON BASEBALL
As traditional leadoff role evolves, Triston Casas is showing himself as a possible solution there for the Red Sox
“He swings at the right ones and takes the right ones,” said manager Alex Cora of Casas, who had never hit leadoff in a game before this spring, but sports many of the qualities now favored for the top spot in the order.
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MIAA boys' D1 semifinal: Needham 60, North Andover 43High school sports scoreboard
Henry Bickford leads fifth-seeded Needham in romp over No. 9 North Andover to reach Division 1 state final against No. 6 Worcester North
Bickford (23 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals) led the Rockets (22-2) in a dominant 60-43 victory to advance to the program’s first ever state final appearance.
MIAA Division 4 boys' semifinalsHigh school sports scoreboard
Second-seeded Burke comes up short against No. 3 Springfield International in a Division 4 state semifinal setback
Springfield International (22-2) used a 13-2 run at the end of the third quarter and early fourth to take control in its 59-53 victory in the D4 semifinals.
MIAA DIVISION 3 GIRLS' BASKETBALL SEMIFINALS
Central casting: Bishop Fenwick and St. Mary’s will square off for Division 3 girls’ basketball title
Tess Keenan's bucket with 26 seconds left lifted Fenwick past Norwell, 40-38. Defending champion St. Mary's set the tone early in a 2022 title rematch against Rockland.
MIAA boys' D3 semifinals
Lorenzo Jackson’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer propels top-seeded Archbishop Williams boys to Division 3 title game
Jackson made his only basket of the game count, sending the top-seeded Bishops (23-1) to the D3 state title game opposite Catholic Central foe St. Mary's (19-7), a 58-47 winner over Old Rochester.
MIAA GIRLS' BASKETBALL SEMIFINALS
Pushing the tempo in second half, Cathedral girls’ basketball cruises into Division 4 state final
Sophomore Hijjah Allen-Paisley (21 points) hit four 3-pointers and freshman Keyona Raines had 13 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 7 steals for top-seeded Panthers in semifinal win over NDA-Worcester.
MIAA boys' D5 semifinal: David Prouty 85, Holbrook 58
Braeden White leads David Prouty to a decisive Division 5 semifinal win over Holbrook and the program’s first ever state title appearance
White led the second-seeded Panthers (24-0) with 9 fourth-quarter points en route to a career-high tying 40 points in an 85-58 rout of No. 14 Holbrook to earn a title shot against No. 1 Taconic (22-2) Saturday at 4 p.m.
There’s a world of interest in this year’s World Baseball Classic
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