♦ The Flyers’ Claude Giroux went shotless in their win over Tampa Bay Tuesday night. Frank Seravalli points out that it was the third time this season (in 10 games) that he failed to get something on net.
Entering this season, Giroux had registered at least one shot on goal in 105 of his previous 106 regular season and playoff games.
♦ The Phillies’ equipment truck is packed and heading to Florida for Spring Training. It will go through eight of the 15 states in which I-95 runs (Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida). For the record, our favorite Interstate goes through New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine if you head north (and have enough money for gas).
♦ Sixers’ opponents have committed just 13 personal fouls over the last 98 minutes and 25 seconds of playing time. That is one foul just about every 7.5 minutes.
♦ Sixers starters shot just 6-for-32 in the first half of their Wednesday loss to the Pacers. The got better after intermission (9-for-27). The bench was 10-for-19 before the break, 6-for-12 after the break.
♦ Kansas has lost back-to-back games for the first time since January, 2006, a span of 264 games. They trailed TCU, 12-2, with just over six minutes to go in the first half of their Wednesday game.
♦ The Celtics are now 5-0 since Rajon Rondo went down to a season-ending knee injury. They had lost the last six in which he played.