Gary Washburn | On basketball

Isaiah Thomas didn’t get much help

Boston MA 2/27/17 Boston Celtics Isaiah Thomas sitting on the bench after Atlanta Hawks stopped his streak of 20 or more points per game with Thomas scoring 19 points during fourth quarter action at TD Garden. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: Celtics pics reporter: Adam Himmelsbach

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Thomas was held to 19 points, but his fellow starters combined for just 23.

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Boston MA 2/27/17 Boston Celtics Isaiah Thomas questioning a referee's call against the Atlanta Hawks during second quarter action at TD Garden. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: Celtics pics reporter: Adam Himmelsbach

HAWKS 114, CELTICS 98

What happened? Celtics routed at home by Hawks

Isaiah Thomas shot just 4 of 21 in a testy game, ending his streak of 20-point games at 43.

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The 7-footer just released by the 76ers has narrowed his list of potential landing spots to a a handful of teams.

Chad Finn

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If the NBA held a general manager draft, the Celtics’ boss would go in the top 3.

Fort Myers, FL - 2/17/2017 - Boston Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez (13) during today's workout. Red Sox Spring Training. Day Five. First full-squad workout at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, FL. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 18Red Sox, LOID: 8.3.1649045823.

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CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

WBC presents a classic conundrum

The timing is wrong for players, MLB teams fear injuries, and the US sports audience has yet to embrace the event.

Alex Speier

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The lineup is unlikely to be as set this season as in 2016, when seven players appeared in at least 145 games.

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

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Bringing players into the discussion is a critical first step toward achieving MLB’s goal.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin022217SpringTrainingDay10_Spt15-12931.jpg There actually is competition for jobs in Red Sox camp

Three pitchers will battle for the Nos. 4 and 5 spots in the rotation.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney has a lot of young talent stockpiled, but there is no reason to start trading it.

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FLUTO SHINZAWA | ON HOCKEY

Bruins’ best move before trade deadline: Do nothing

Their needs are long-term, not of the rental variety. A trade might hurt more than help.

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Washington, the top team in the East, now has one of the strongest defensive corps in the NHL.

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Caley replaces Brian Daboll, who left after four seasons to become offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin022017SpringTrainingDay8_Spt28.jpg Hanley Ramirez nagged by sore right shoulder

Red Sox manager John Farrell says the injury isn’t serious, and won’t affect Ramirez at the plate.

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The forward remains one of the more attractive options in the buyout market.

Boston, MA- 12-06-16: Northeastern's Alex Murphy (0) is pictured during the game. Northeastern visited Harvard for a mens basketball game. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) reporter: unknown topic: NU-Harvard hoops

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JOE SULLIVAN | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Handicapping this week’s conference tournaments

Tha NCAAs are the main event, but the conference tournaments will make for an exciting undercard.

NFL NOTEBOOK

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The move allows the Cardinals to negotiate with the former Patriot through July 15.

High schools

Super 8 | Marshfield 4, Austin Prep 3

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lorenz_28super8_06(1).jpg Marshfield rides third-period comeback to victory

Rams dispatched Austin Prep with four unanswered goals.

Super 8 | Walpole 2, Catholic Memorial 1

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lorenz_28super8_8(1).jpg Walpole stuns Catholic Memorial

Cam Martin scored in overtime to lift the Rebels.

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