FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Boston at Orlando, 7 p.m. (NBCSB)
AROUND THE WEB:
-- Antonio Brown has reportedly surrendered to Florida police after a warrant was issued for his arrest for allegations that he threw rocks at a moving truck and assaulted the driver.
The former Patriot reportedly arrived at Broward County jail wearing a turquoise suit around 10 p.m. with his lawyers.
"He's innocent of these charges," his lawyer, Eric Schwartzreich said. "Hopefully, we'll get bond tomorrow and he'll be acquitted of all charges."
Hollywood, Fla. police said Brown's arrest warrant included charges of burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief.
Brown is expected to appear before a judge in a bond court hearing on Friday.
-- The NFL is reporting a slight uptick in the number of concussions sustained by players this season.
Concussions are said to have increased from 214 in 2018 to 224 in 2019.
“From here on, we are going to be driving our concussion reduction efforts against that new benchmark,” NFL executive vice president of health and safety initiatives Jeff Miller said. “Last year’s number was a substantial drop. This year’s number is statistically similar to it. We feel as if we’ve found a new place from where we need to continue to push down the number of concussions.”
The number of concussions has gone down from the 281 players suffered in 2017. The NFL averaged 266.3 concussions per year between the 2015 and 2017 seasons.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “If you’re Boston and you’re Oklahoma City, who says no to this trade: Gordon Hayward for Steven Adams? Who says no?” -- Kendrick Perkins, in a tweet, with a trade proposal for Danny Ainge