Best Sports in Boston 2002

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2002 Best Exit, Fan

Michael Downing, a longtime Patriots fan who died of a heart attack at Foxboro Stadium amidst the celebration of his team’s improbable comeback playoff win over Oakland...

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2002 Best Game

Trailing the Raiders 13-10 with 1:43 left, on a snow-covered field, Tom Brady engineers a drive capped by Adam Vinatieri’s field goal to send the game into overtime. Overtime is...

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2002 Best Comeback, Game

The Celtics, for the biggest fourth-quarter comeback in NBA playoff history, making up a 21-point deficit to beat the New Jersey Nets in game three of the Eastern Conference finals...

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2002 Best Day

The Celtics beat the rival 76ers in game one of the NBA playoffs. The Bruins beat the rival Canadians 6-4 to even their NHL playoff series. The Red Sox sweep...

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2002 Best Exit, Player

Bledsoe, who could have whined his way through the season as his understudy led the Patriots to the Promised Land, but, instead, stepped in when he was needed—and who, after...

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