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ESPN NHL Analyst Arrested For Domestic Violence

ESPN NHL analyst Matthew Barnaby was arrested Friday night and charged with domestic violence in Amherst, New York.

WIVB has the details of the arrest:

“Amherst Police responded to a location at 6:15 p.m. and found serious damage to property. The location is being kept private to protect two female victims, who police say were not injured.

The former right winger was arrested and charged with second degree criminal contempt, harassment, second degree criminal trespass, and second degree criminal mischief. Police say after leaving the location, he made angry phone calls, and Barnaby has also been charged with aggravated harassment via a cell phone. Read more

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TNT Wins With Boston Celtics-Los Angeles Lakers Broadcast

It was a big night for the NBA. Reggie Miller Ray Allen broke the league’s three-point record, the Los Angeles Lakers showed toughness, and TNT scored with the Boston Celtics-Lakers telecast.

Overnights for the game were up 65 percent from last year’s Orlando Magic-Cleveland Cavilers tilt. In fact, the match was the fourth-most-watched telecast of the season on TNT, “behind only Heat/Celtics on Opening Night (5.6), Heat/Cavaliers on December 2 (5.0), and Rockets/Lakers on Opening Night (3.5).” (By comparison, the first Lakers/Celtics match earned a 5.0 on ABC on a Sunday afternoon.)

In a way, the ratings shouldn’t be a big surprise since this was a bit of a perfect storm. Sports fans are in the Super Bowl hangover period, starved for good action. It doesn’t get much better than the two best teams in the NBA who happen to be the league’s biggest rivals as well. Add the Reggie Miller intrigue and you have yourself a ratings bonanza.