As if a cross-country flight isn't bad enough, we've learned the Celtics flight out of L.A. was delayed some 6 hours today due to mechanical issues with the plane. So instead of them landing around 5pm EST, they won't get back until 11pm EST. On the bright side, the Globe's Marc Spears reports that Ray Allen will play Tuesday night and his child, who was rushed to the hospital Sunday, will be OK. According to the Associated Press, Kendrick Perkins will be a game-time decision.
Our favorite source for online betting, BetUS.com, has the Celtics at 4.5 point favorites (-200 money line) for Game 6. Frankly, I'm puzzled by this line.
Updating the Jemele Hill situation, here's the email I received from ESPN.com several hours after issuing my complaint:
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Thanks David. For future emails, you might want to correct your spelling of Jemele's name. I'll be sure to give you a call just to make sure you haven't forgotten about us.