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Sports With Springer: Patriots, Celtics, A Local Coach's Big Win05:58
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady shouts at the line in the second half of Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns. (Ron Schwane/AP)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady shouts at the line in the second half of Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns. (Ron Schwane/AP)
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With their defeat of the Miami Dolphins this past weekend, the New England Patriots finished the regular season with 14 wins and just two losses and are now the No. 1 seed in the AFC.

It's not a bad record for a team that lost its powerhouse tight end Rob Gronkowski to a season-ending injury, and that began the season without its star quarterback, Tom Brady, because of a four-game "Deflategate" suspension.

At the TD Garden, the Celtics beat the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night. The team is 21-14 so far this season and second in the Atlantic Division. However, a strange incident during introductions for both teams had Celtics' forward Jae Crowder upset after the game. Crowder said he felt disrespected by Boston fans.

Locally, a Shrewsbury basketball coach set a record for the most victories in New England high school basketball history. Coach Bob Foley picked up his 879th career win on Tuesday when St. Johns beat St. Peter-Marian 68-37.

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Shira Springer, sports and society reporter for WBUR. She tweets @ShiraSpringer.

This segment aired on January 4, 2017.

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