CELTICS 104, PISTONS 98

Jaylen Brown gave it his best shot in Celtics’ win

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) drives against the Detroit Pistons in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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The rookie’s go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute allowed Boston to get past the Pistons.

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Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller (86) punches Dallas Stars left wing Curtis McKenzie (11) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

BRUINS 6, STARS 3

Bruins throttle Stars in Dallas

Boston moved into third in the Atlantic, going 3-1-0 on its road trip.

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

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It was the first time Miller was scratched in 12 games.

CELTICS NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/9e67ba63d408488dabf0e987d3a18f6f-9e67ba63d408488dabf0e987d3a18f6f-0.jpg Jonas Jerebko looking to lose mask

The Celtics forward hopes he can ditch the face shield for Monday’s game against the Hawks.

Newton, Ma-Jan.16, 2017-Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff--Robert Gaynor, a retired attorney turned sculptor with his sculpture of Sandy Koufax, his boyhood idol in front of his Newton home.

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STAN GROSSFELD

In a Newton front yard, Sandy Koufax stands tall

An amateur sculptor has immortalized his boyhood hero in bronze.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin021917SpringTrainingDay7_Spt21.jpg Allen Craig is focusing on the positive

He knows there aren’t many scenarios this spring that will lead to him getting a spot on the Red Sox’ Opening Day roster.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski shared the spotlight — and the spoils of victory — with Daytona 500 winner Kurt Busch.

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Daytona 500 notebook

Rob Gronkowski shares spotlight with Kurt Busch

The Patriots tight end took part in Busch’s Victory Lane celebration after the veteran won the 500.

DAYTONA 500

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/645633474-12885.jpg Kurt Busch takes center stage with Daytona 500 triumph

The Stewart-Haas Racing driver won NASCAR’s crown jewel event and the series’ first race under a new three-stage format.

Blake Swihart is back to being a full-time catcher after playing some left field in 2016.

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RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Blake Swihart feeling more comfortable behind the plate

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Swihart’s defense has improved noticeably after a minor mechanical adjustment.

MIAA ALL-STATE TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lee_miaatrack1_spts.jpg Milton gets a double victory from Smith Charles

The sophomore won the 55-meter dash and long jump, and he placed fourth in the high jump.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/05816210.jpg Mikaela Shiffrin storms to combined World Cup race victory

Shiffrin extended her advantage in the overall standings to 300 points over Ilka Stuhec.

NBA roundup

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New Orleans fell to 0-3 since acquiring DeMarcus Cousins from Sacramento last week.

nhl roundup

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Gaudreau had his third two-goal game of the season in visiting Calgary’s 3-1 victory.

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