By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com
Here’s the key stories in sports to start the day from 98.5 The Sports Hub…
Celtics hold off Hawks, 123-115: Without Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart, the Celtics were able to grab a hard-fought in Atlanta Monday night. Daniel Theis suffered a sprained ankle during the game, and although he returned to the bench there has been no update on his status.
Trade deadline rumors: Monday afternoon, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Celtics have been in talks with the Houston Rockets about center Clint Capela. The NBA trade deadline is 3 p.m. on Thursday.
Mookie Day?: Monday morning began with a report that Mookie Betts would be traded ‘today or tomorrow’. Well, today is now yesterday and tomorrow is now today. It may be wise to turn on tweet alerts from your favorite baseball insiders.
Beanpot: Monday night was the first round of the Beanpot Tournament at TD Garden. In game one, defending champion Northeastern handled Harvard 3-1. Game two proved to be a thriller, with BU coming back from a 3-1 deficit to force overtime. Because of new NCAA rules, the game officially went into the record books as a tie after a scoreless five-minute overtime period. The teams then played the traditional overtime format to determine who would advance, with BU completing the comeback and the upset in the second OT period on a goal by Wilmer Skoog.
Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks, 7 p.m.: The Bruins bring their three-game win streak home to TD Garden as they take on the 30-18-5 Vancouver Canucks. It’s the first meeting this year between the two division leaders. Boston hasn’t beaten Vancouver since October 2017, losing the last three matchups. Judd Sirott and Bob Beers will have the call on 98.5 The Sports Hub, with pregame coverage starting at 6:30 p.m.