• Sale not ready to pitch for Red Sox in Game 5 of ALCS

    HOUSTON  — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale was still feeling weak Wednesday and won’t start Game 5 of the AL Championship Series.
    Sale threw in the outfield for 10-15 minutes before Game 4 in Houston, but manager Alex Cora said he didn’t throw a bullpen session as planned.
    Cora said the lanky lefty ace was still feeling weak and had lost some weight because of a stomach illness that forced him to spend a night in a hospital after he started the ALCS opener against the Astros
  • Texas mom chases down teen son who took her new BMW, spanks him with belt

    EL PASO, Texas – A Texas 14-year-old stole his mom’s brand new BMW and his sister filmed the whole thing, according to KTRK.
    Liza Campero filmed her brother’s antics in a series of now viral tweets as her furious mother intercepted the boy and spanked him with a belt near oncoming traffic.
    Campero told KTRK that her brother disconnected the WiFi from the house last Friday and then shut off the security cameras so his mom couldn’t see what he was doing.
    Once it was done, C
  • Vet to cover surgery after child caught on video beating, torturing dachshund

    LAWTON, Okla. – An Oklahoma City animal hospital has offered to pay for surgery to help a dachshund named “Sprocket” after a child was caught on video beating and torturing the puppy.
    The dog’s owner, David Winbush, told KWTV he and his family were at dinner when the boy entered the Lawton family’s backyard Monday. They came home to find Sprocket with two broken legs, pinned underneath a rock below a portable shed, Winbush said.
    He said he didn’t know the exte
  • Family makes last-minute plea to keep 9-year-old on ventilator

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    The parents of Payton Summons, who was declared brain-dead, have been granted more time to keep their 9-year-old on a ventilator at a Fort Worth, Texas, hospital.
    Lawyers for Payton’s family filed a new request on Monday to extend a temporary restraining order that would keep her on the machine at Cook Children’s Medical Center. The order has been extended until 6 p.m. October 22, according to Justin Moore, a lawyer for Payton’s family.
    Yet on Tuesday
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  • Michael Cohen meets with prosecutors investigating Trump’s family business, charity

    WASHINGTON —  Michael Cohen and his attorney met Wednesday with a group of state and federal law enforcement officials investigating various aspects of President Donald Trump’s family business and charitable organization, according to people familiar with the meeting.
    The group, which included the federal prosecutors from the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York who charged Cohen in August and officials from the New York Attorney General’s offic
  • Priest accused of child sexual abuse in grand jury report pleads guilty to felony charges

    One of the priests accused in a Pennsylvania grand jury report of sexually abusing children pleaded guilty Wednesday to two felonies, the state attorney general’s office said.
    David Poulson, who was a priest in Pennsylvania’s Diocese of Erie for four decades until this year, pleaded guilty in a court in Brookville to corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of children, both third-degree felonies, Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office said.
    Poulson assaulted
  • Missing dog found alive near a campground without leg

    PORTLAND, Ore. — A woman’s dog disappeared more than two weeks ago at a campground near Mt. Hood.
    But on Monday someone made a miraculous discovery that likely saved the dog’s life, as it was found without a leg.
    This survival story all centers around Hatcher, an 8-year-old Siberian husky who is now recovering from surgery at the VCA Animal Hospital in southeast Portland.
    It started out as a trip to Frog Lake Campground with her 15 pups, most of them are sled dogs.
  • Police surprise family after burglar steals children’s chore jar money

    DES PERES, Mo. - A Missouri mother was devastated when she discovered her home had been burglarized. But what was most upsetting was what was taken from her two children.
    "The worst part about it is they chose to take the kids' chore jar. Money that they had earned themselves," Des Peres Department of Public Safety Det. Trent Koppel said.
    The tip jars belonged to Liam, 8, and his sister Isabella, 12. The children's jars contained loose change collected from completing various chores around the
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  • Woman ‘catapulted’ from bed during sex and paralyzed, lawsuit claims

    A UK woman is suing after, she says, a faulty bed caused an accident that paralyzed her while she was having sex.
    Claire Busby, 46, says the bed had been delivered a week prior, the BBC reports.
    She says she was “positioned kneeling over” her partner in the middle of the bed when she “swung her legs” from underneath her to shift her position, then attempted to lie back down, but the bed somehow collapsed and she was thrown from it, falling off the end and landin
  • Video shows scary result when drone collides with plane in researcher’s test

    In 2016, a drone came within 200 feet of a plane that was approaching LAX. Disaster was avoided, but what if a collision had occurred?
    Kevin Poormon with the University of Dayton Research Institute’s impact physics division set out to find out.
    The answer he arrived at isn’t a very reassuring one. His group is able to launch things at high rates of speed, so he set out to simulate a crash using the right wing of a Mooney M20 plane, a drone (the 2.1-pound DJI Phantom 2 quad
  • Researchers Study Vaccine To Target Aggressive Form Of Breast Cancer

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (CBS Local) — A definitive cure for cancer has remained elusive despite years of steady advancements in treatment.
    But a team of researchers on the Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus are studying a new anti-cancer vaccine that would help the body resist the return of an aggressive form of breast cancer.
    The vaccine would be used in combination with Trastuzumab, an immune-stimulating drug given to women following surgery to remove a HER2 tumor.
    HER2-positive breast c
  • Stephen Barone, ‘Trigger Happy’ Hartford Policeman, Fired

    HARTFORD — The employment of a Hartford police officer has been terminated in connection with a video of him saying he was “trigger happy” to a group in August.
    Chief David Rosado said they “terminated the employment of Officer Stephen Barone after the completion of internal investigations and a formal hearing process regarding charges related to his interaction with a group of young people in August 2018 and his supervision of a traffic inci
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  • Drug-resistant salmonella from chicken sickens nearly 100, including here in CT

    At least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with a strain of multidrug-resistant salmonella after coming into contact with a variety of raw chicken products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Twenty-one of the sick patients have been hospitalized, though no deaths have been reported.
    The source of the raw chicken is unclear from lab tests, and no single common supplier has been identified. The strain has shown up in samples from a variety of raw chicken pro
  • ‘Vampire Burial’ Site Discovered In Italy

    LUGNANO, Italy (CBS Local) — They’re calling it the “Vampire of Lugnano.”
    Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a 10-year-old child in a northern Italian cemetery, whom they believe was given a “vampire burial” to prevent the deceased from rising from the dead.
    “I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s extremely eerie and weird,” said University of Arizona archaeologist David Soren, who has overseen archaeological excavations at th
  • UConn agrees to 15-year media rights extension with IMG

    STORRS  — UConn and IMG have announced a 15-year contract extension for licensing and multimedia rights to broadcast and promote Huskies athletics.
    Under the agreement, IMG will pay UConn a minimum of $96 million in royalties, including $6 million this academic year.
    In exchange, IMG get the rights to broadcast UConn games on its radio network, expand digital content on social media, continue to produce coach’s shows for football, basketball and men’s ice hockey as well as
  • Nora Krug Confronts Her German Roots In ‘Belonging’

    Photo Courtesy of Simon & Schuster
    Nora Krug’s drawings and visual narratives have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The Guardian, and Le Monde diplomatique. Her short-form graphic biography, Kamikaze, about a surviving Japanese WWII pilot, was included in the 2012 editions of Best American Comics and Best American Nonrequired Reading.
    Her animations were shown at Sundance, and she is the recipient of fellowships from the Maurice Se
  • Trump asks Cabinet secretaries for 5% budget cut

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday instructed every agency secretary in his Cabinet to cut 5% from their budget for next year.
    “I think you’ll all be able to do it. There may be a special exemption, perhaps. I don’t know who that exemption would be,” Trump told Cabinet members during a meeting at the White House.
    Trump added “some people at the table” could cut “substantially more” than 5% of their budgets.
    “There are some people here at the
  • Duck boat survivor stunned by legal maneuver invoking 1851 law

    Citing a maritime law from the 1850s, the companies that operated a duck boat that sank during a fierce storm in July, killing 17 people, have filed paperwork asking a federal court to rule they have little or no liability for the incident.
    The companies said the legal maneuver, filed in Missouri, will consolidate the civil actions against them and they plan to mediate settlements with survivors and families of the victims.
    But one woman who survived the sinking as nine of her family members per
  • Couple Plans To Visit 6 Disney Parks On 2 Coasts In 1 Day

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Tennessee couple plans to visit six Disney parks on two U.S. coasts in one day.
    Heather and Clark Ensminger on Wednesday plan to visit Disney World’s four theme parks in Florida, hop a cross-country plane and end the night at Disney’s two California parks.
    The couple from Kingsport, Tennessee, will be armed with a spreadsheet showing what time they need to be at each park.
    In Florida, they plan to have breakfast at Disney’s Hollywood Studios before
  • Good Dog! Study Reveals Canines Can Understand Some Words

    (CBS Local) — Researchers at Emory University say they’ve confirmed what dog people have suspected for quite some time — that canines may know exactly what we mean when we use certain words or phrases.
    “Many dog owners think that their dogs know what some words mean, but there really isn’t much scientific evidence to support that,” said Ashley Prichard, first author of a new study on how dogs process language. “We wanted to get data from the dogs themsel
  • ‘The World’s Best’ To Premiere Immediately After Super Bowl LIII On CBS

    CBS has announced The World’s Best, a new global talent competition, will premiere immediately following Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/7:00-8:00 PM, PT (time is approximate after post-game coverage).
    James Corden, Emmy Award-winning host of The Late Late Show with James Corden, will pull double duty as host and executive producer for this one-of-a-kind talent competition series featuring elite acts from around the world. Golden Globe Award winner Drew
  • Garth Brooks To Perform The First Ever Live Concert At Notre Dame Stadium

    Garth Brooks will premiere his new primetime television special, Garth: Live At Notre Dame!, on Sunday, December 2 at 8:00PM on CBS. This special television event will show Brooks as he performs the first live concert ever held at the legendary Notre Dame Stadium, at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana, on Saturday, Oct. 20.
    “After the sellout, I thought it could not get any more exciting than this,” said Garth Brooks. “Then, CBS calls and, in an instant, the sh
  • Stephen Hawking concludes ‘There is no God’ in final book

    There is no God — that’s the conclusion of the celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking, whose final book is published Tuesday.
    The book, which was completed by his family after his death, presents answers to the questions that Hawking said he received most during his time on Earth.
    Other bombshells the British scientist left his readers with include the belief that alien life is out there, artificial intelligence could outsmart humans and time travel can’t be ruled out.
  • Citak: Championship Series’ Have Been Fun To Watch

    By Matt Citak
    We’re halfway through the NL and AL Championship Series, and boy do we have some excitement on our hands!
    After Cody Bellinger’s heroics late Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers find themselves tied at two games apiece in what has been an exciting, back-and-forth affair between the two remaining National League teams.
    Over in the American League, the Boston Red Sox have continued to play like MLB’s best team, jumping out to an early 2-1 le
  • Hughes sentenced to a minimum of 45 years in prison in shooting death of Good Samaritan

    NEW LONDON — Dante Hughes, who was convicted of manslaughter in the Dec. 2016 shooting death of Joey Gingerella, in Groton, has been sentenced to a minimum of 45 years in prison.
    Joseph Gingerella, 24, of Groton, was shot and killed at Ryan’s Pub, when he noticed a man beating a woman, later determined to be the suspect’s girlfriend, in the parking lot. Gingerella tried to intervene, but Gingerella was shot several times and later died.
    Dante HughesPolice have arreste
  • Puppeteer Who Played Big Bird On ‘Sesame Street’ Retiring After Nearly 50 Years

    WOODSTOCK, Conn. (AP/CBS Local) – The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on “Sesame Street” is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show.
    Caroll Spinney tells the New York Times that Thursday will be his last day on the program, which he joined from the start in 1969. In addition to Big Bird, the 84-year-old was also Oscar the Grouch.
    (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)
    Spinney says “I always thought, how fortunate for me that I got to play the two best Muppets?”
  • Why robocalls are about to get more dangerous

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    The problem of unsolicited robocalls has gotten so bad that many people now refuse to pick up calls from numbers they don’t know. It’s become a defense of last resort in an increasingly frustrating situation that’s led to nearly 25 million Americans becoming victims of fraud. If only it were that simple to solve.
    By next year, it’s estimated that half of the calls we receive will be scams, but even more worrisome, 90% of those calls will be
  • Blind Boy’s Vision Improving After New Gene Therapy Treatment

    PORTLAND, OR (CBS Local) — An Oregon boy is seeing for the first time thanks to a new gene therapy treatment.
    Caspian Soto was just like any other four-year-old, except that he had been born with a rare genetic mutation that causes Leber’s congenital amaurosis.
    The mutation affected the gene that produces the proteins needed for a fully functioning retina and left his vision dark and blurry.
    “He was just staring at overhead lights all of the time,” said Krista Soto,
  • 127 cases of polio-like illness under investigation, CDC says

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    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has received reports of 127 patients under investigation for acute flaccid myelitis this year. Of these, 62 have been confirmed by the CDC, and the remainder continue to be investigated, said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the agency’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. noting that the confirmed cases are in 22 states.
    Acute flaccid myelitis, also called AFM, is a rare but serious condition t
  • Woodstock’s Big Bird puppeteer retiring from ‘Sesame Street’ after nearly 50 years

    WOODSTOCK — Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who has portrayed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street” since the program’s 1969 premiere, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down from the roles.
    The news was made public via Sesame Street’s official Twitter account.
    “Big Bird brought me so many places, opened my mind and nurtured my soul,” Spinney said in a statement. “And I plan to be an ambassador for Sesame Workshop for many years to c
  • USPS offers $40,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of armed robbery suspect

    CROMWELL — The U.S. Postal Service is offering a hefty reward for the arrest and conviction of a suspect, or suspects, who robbed a USPS Highway Contract Route driver at the Cromwell Post Office.
    The armed robbery happened about 6:15 p.m. on September 7th. The driver was leaving the back of the car when a male suspect showed a firearm and demanded postal property.
    The suspect is being described as a light-complexioned man who stands around 5’9″ tall. He’s also described a
  • North Haven woman climbs Mount Kilimanjaro

    A woman from North Haven, took a trip to Tanzania , with the goal of climbing atop Mount Kilimanjaro.
    That’s 19,340 y feet, and by golly she did it.
    Kathleen Bonvicini  spent 8 days on the mountain – no wifi, tents, carrying backpacks, bonding together,
    Our Kiliclimb Go Fund Me account is still active and would appreciate any and all donations
  • Instead of firing at an 11-year-old with a BB gun, officer teaches him a lesson

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    Officer Peter Casuccio drew his weapon as he approached two young boys suspected of having a gun. He ordered them to stop, turn around and show him their hands.
    A scared 11-year-old pulled out what appeared to be a firearm from his waist and tossed it. The gun broke into pieces on a sidewalk on the north side of Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday. It was then Casuccio said he realized the weapon was a BB gun.
    In that split second, the officer showed restraint in the encounter, which was cap
  • Most burger chains fail annual antibiotics report card

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    Twenty-five of the top US burger chains were graded on their antibiotic policies in a collaborative report released Wednesday. Only two chains received As, Shake Shack and BurgerFi; the other 23 got a D minus or F.
    “It’s really exciting to hone in on beef because we know that Americans love burgers. It’s one of the most favorite foods in our country, and taking a closer look at what is and isn’t happening when it comes to responsi
  • Roasted Pig Head Sniffed Out By Customs Beagle At Airport

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    ATLANTA (CBSMiami/AP) — Hardy the beagle’s nose is making news for detecting quite a unique item in a piece of luggage. It was a roasted pig’s head discovered in a piece of luggage at the world’s busiest airport.
    In this Oct. 11, 2018 photo provided by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, CBP Agriculture Detector K-9 named Hardy looks at a roasted pig’s head at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International
  • First lady’s plane lands safely after ‘mechanical issue’

    First lady Melania Trump’s plane was forced to return to Joint Base Andrews Wednesday after a “mechanical issue” that led to smoke in the cabin.
    According to the press pool traveling with Trump, about 10 minutes after the plane took off, reporters could see a thin haze of smoke and the smell of something burning. The plane landed safely.
    Reporters were brought wet towels and told to hold them over their faces if the smell became too strong.
    The White House did not immediately p
  • Video shows contraband smuggled through child’s diaper at Rikers Island, jail sources say

    NEW YORK — Video surveillance captured an alleged contraband exchange involving a child at Rikers Island, jail sources say.
    Surveillance footage obtained by WPIX shows a woman with a child on her lap visiting an inmate at the West Facility visiting area in April.
    The woman is seen shuffling around, putting something into the child's diaper before giving her over to the inmate. The inmate is then seen reaching into the child’s diaper before placing something into his jumpsuit.
  • Trump defends Saudi Arabia as accusations mount over journalist disappearance

    President Donald Trump has defended Saudi Arabia as accusations mount over its de facto ruler’s close links to the men who apparently killed a journalist in the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul.
    Saudi Arabia has come under intense international pressure to explain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance after he visited the consulate on October 2 to obtain papers that would have allowed him to marry his Turkish fiancée.
    The disappearance of Khashoggi, an
  • Yale doctor put on probation for excessive alcohol use

    NEW HAVEN  — The Connecticut Medical Examining Board has placed a Yale Cancer Center doctor’s license on probation for five years, saying his excessive use of alcohol affects his ability to practice.
    The board accepted a consent order Tuesday that says Harris Foster Jr. used alcohol to excess at various times between 2012 and May of this year. The New Haven Register reports Foster was previously listed as a professor of urology at the Yale School of Medicine and as the director
  • Top DFS Picks Week 7: With Ridley, Sanu Hobbled, Start Jones Against Giants

    By Steve Silverman
    Here’s our look at the top Daily Fantasy Football players for Week 7, and as we look at the top five players at the quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end positions, notice that the Kansas City Chiefs are represented at each of them.
    The Chiefs are the most dangerous offensive team in football, and even though they dropped a 43-40 decision to the Patriots in Week 6, it was one of their best games of the season.
    In addition to Patrick Mahomes, look for Kar
  • Lady Gaga thanks her ‘fiancé’ during speech

    A bride is born?
    Lady Gaga has apparently confirmed her engagement to boyfriend, Christian Carino, by referencing her “fiancé, Christian” during a speech Monday at Elle’s 25th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration.
    The “A Star Is Born” actress wiped away a tear as she spoke and thanked “all the loved ones” in her life who take care of her every day.
    Gaga and Carino, a talent agent, have been low-key about their relationship since they were first s
  • Hungry And In A Hurry? These Are The Fastest Drive-Thrus In America

    (CBS Local) — You’re in a big hurry and you’ve got a “whopper” of an appetite.
    Where do you go to “have it your way” in America?
    You may want to consider Burger King. The restaurant was just named the fastest drive-thru in America for 2018.
    Burger King can fulfill the average order in just 193.31 seconds (three minutes and 13.31 seconds), according to results of a new study in Quick Service Restaurant magazine.
    Coming in second was was Dunkin’ Donu
  • Bruce Arians: Gus Bradley Has Chargers Defense Rolling

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    The Los Angeles Chargers crushed the Cleveland Browns, 38-14, on Sunday to win their third straight game since beginning the season 1-2. Now, after the Chiefs loss to the Patriots on Sunday night, the Chargers sit just one game back in the AFC West and look primed to make a playoff run. Their two losses have come against the Chiefs and the crosstown-rival Rams, two of the league’s best teams.
    This week, the Chargers head to London for a matchup with a team on an opposite traject
  • No winner in lottery drawing, Mega Million jackpot hits a new record of $868 million

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - There was no winner in Tuesday's Mega Millions lottery drawing.
    That means the jackpot for Friday's drawing is now at least $868 million or a cash lump sum of $494.5 million. It will be the largest jackpot in the game's history and the second largest in the U.S. lottery jackpot history.
    The Mega Millions jackpot beat its own record once again after no ticket matched all the six numbers in the drawing Tuesday night. The winning numbers on Tuesday were 69, 45, 61, 3, 49, and
  • Video shows North Carolina police officers trying to catch injured squirrel; hilarity ensues

    HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. - Hillsborough police officers had some "serious police business" to attend to, the department said in a video posted to the HPD Facebook page Tuesday.
    Officers took to the Hampton Pointe Shopping Center in response to an unusual call: an injured squirrel.
    "They responded quickly and worked proficiently as they wrangled a squirrel who had an injured leg," HPD wrote.
    The squirrel put up a good fight, but officers were ultimately able to capture the squirrel in a box, according
  • Bear caught on camera breaking into a car

    BOULDER, Colo. – A bear in west Boulder got into a snow-covered vehicle during the weekend in an incident caught on camera by the car’s owner, according to KDVR.
    Red Van Workshop posted the video on Monday morning. The bear can be seen opening the vehicle’s front passenger door and getting inside.
    It then gets out and went to the other side, opening both doors on the driver’s side.
    After looking inside, the bear wanders off, leaving the three doors open.
    “Delicate i
  • Breezy, chance for rain later Wednesday; Some parts may feel in the 20s Thursday morning

    The coldest air of the season will arrive later this week but it's only a quick shot of cold.
    Wednesday will start off sunny with clouds mixing in during the afternoon. As a strong cold front approaches an isolated shower is possible late-day. There might even be a wet snowflake in the hills at night. While this wouldn't be a big deal it might be the first flakes of the season!
    Winds will pick up heading into Thursday morning with low temperatures in the 30s and a wind chill in the 20s by daybr
  • Controversial power plant to open in Oxford

    A new, yet controversial, power plant is cranking up in Oxford.
    This afternoon, Governor Malloy is expected to be among those at a ceremony commemorating the commissioning of the CPV Towantic Energy Center.
    CPV has been a lightening rod around town since talk of the new plant years ago.
    The plant will provide up to 805 megawatts of energy to the region. It will be the second- largest single generator of energy in Connecticut behind Dominion Energy in Waterford.
    When it was first announced, the p
  • Silver alerts issued for two elderly people out of Wolcott

    WOLCOTT — Wolcott Police are trying to locate Beverly Hollis, 81, and Norman Hollis, 85. They were both last seen Tuesday.
    No pictures were provided.
    Police describe Beverly as a white female with blonde hair and hazel eyes. She is 5’4″ and weighs about 200 pounds. There is no clothing description.
    Norman is described as a white male with gray hair and brown eyes. He stands at 6’2″ and weighs about 180 pounds. There is no clothing description.
    Police as anyone with
  • Celtics beat 76ers 105-87 as Hayward, Irving make returns

    BOSTON  — Jayson Tatum had 23 points and nine rebounds, and the Boston Celtics outlasted the Philadelphia 76ers 105-87 on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams.
    Marcus Morris added 16 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. Al Horford had nine points and five blocks.
    The Celtics survived a lethargic start and rough shooting night but rallied to lead by as many as 18 in the second half.
    Boston won despite shooting just 43 percent (42 of 97) from the field and 30 percent from

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