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Jessica comes to WEEI.com after covering the Celtics and the NBA as a senior reporter for Hoopsworld. She is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association and is fluent in Spanish. Jessica entered the Boston sports scene in 2005 with the Red Sox Spanish Beisbol Network radio broadcast and currently talks Sox for Diehard magazine.

 
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Jessica Camerato
12/11/2009 - 2:01am
Doc Rivers knew it could happen if Rajon Rondo let it.  
Jessica Camerato
12/09/2009 - 1:30am
The Celtics made a pit stop in Boston on Tuesday night in between road trips, and stayed just long enough to recover from a struggling performance on the boards and pull away in the fourth with a 98-89 win over the Bucks (check out the full game recap here). Led by Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo, the Celtics forced six turnovers in the final 12 minutes and shot nearly 56 percent to leave the young Bucks watching the close game slip from their grasp. 
Jessica Camerato
12/04/2009 - 2:46am
For years, San Antonio was a dreaded location for the Celtics. They simply could not win there.  
Jessica Camerato
11/30/2009 - 12:56am
For any opponent of the Miami Heat, the biggest task is stopping Dwyane Wade. He is capable of going off for 25, 30, even 40 points on any given night and can single-handedly win games.
Jessica Camerato
11/28/2009 - 8:33am
The box score is deceiving. The final score may look like an easy victory for the Celtics,, But Friday night's 116-103 win against the Raptors was an emotion-filled 48 minutes of basketball.
Jessica Camerato
11/26/2009 - 9:39am
Their 31-point victory over the 76ers earlier in the season clued the Celtics into what was in store on Wednesday night. They weren't expecting another blowout. Rather, they knew this young team would come out swinging and try to prove a point on the Celtics homecourt. The 76ers did just that. They made the Celtics fight until the very last second until they finally secured a 113-110 victory over the determined visiting team, Wednesday night.
Jessica Camerato
11/19/2009 - 3:19am
The start of the game looked familiar. The Celtics were outhustled on the boards. They struggled to find their groove behind the arc. Heading into halftime, it looked as if the undermanned Warriors had a legitimate shot at upsetting the Celtics.   But the Celtics found their step again in the third quarter and pulled ahead, exposing the Warriors' lack of depth and inexperience. Led by Rajon Rondo, the Celtics played aggressive basketball to run away with a 109-95 victory. (Recap.)
Jessica Camerato
11/14/2009 - 1:56am
Joe Johnson knew what the Hawks were up against.   “For us, they've been a thorn in our butt,” he said before the game against the Celtics. “We know how tough it is to win in this building, but if we want to be one of those elite teams, we have to win in this building.”  
Jessica Camerato
11/13/2009 - 1:16am
Marquis Daniels and Shelden Williams want to move forward this season with the Celtics.
Jessica Camerato
11/07/2009 - 8:56am
Kendrick Perkins never had an issue getting attention on the court. The only problem was, it wasn't always for the right reasons. In the first half of last season, Perkins was a technical foul magnet. He became better known for his emotions rather than his game. Perkins entered this season, however, with a new attitude. After dropping 15 pounds this summer, he gained something else – a new-found focus on the court.
Jessica Camerato
11/05/2009 - 7:53am
On Tuesday night, the Thunder forced the Lakers into overtime in an attempt to make a statement against the defending champions.
Jessica Camerato
11/02/2009 - 4:20am
Once again, the spotlight shined on Rajon Rondo and his contract situation prior to Sunday’s game against the Hornets. Rondo's contract has been a focal point of the 2009-10 season. The Celtics have until Monday to reach a contract extension or Rondo will become a restricted free agent next summer.   Rondo made clear his hope to remain in Boston for his career, but acknowledged that it is “unlikely” that he will be able to do so given the reality of player movement in the NBA.  
Jessica Camerato
11/02/2009 - 12:36am
Whenever the Celtics and Hornets meet, the most headlined match up is that of point guards Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul. On Sunday the battle was Paul vs. Paul, as in Paul Pierce vs. Chris Paul.  
Jessica Camerato
10/26/2009 - 10:38pm
Last season there were banner dedications, ring ceremonies, and a hero’s welcome in front of a grateful home crowd. It was the most memorable opening night for the Celtics in years, capped off with the shot of a teary-eyed Paul Pierce overcome by emotion as he relished in what it meant to be a champion.
Jessica Camerato
10/21/2009 - 7:11am
There are nights during the offseason when Marquis Daniels will disappear. Unable to sleep, he will escape to a small area of his home and stay there for seven, eight hours at a time. There he slips into a zone and works on his craft. This refuge is not a basketball court. It is a music studio.
Jessica Camerato
10/04/2009 - 12:27am
A group of reporters converged on Alex Gonzalez prior to Saturday's game. He had been hit on the wrist by a pitch the night before and the media was eager for an update. The shortstop was nonchalant as he explained there was no fracture and hoped to miss just one game. Because of a situation unknown to many, such pain was inconsequential. For Gonzalez, a bruised wrist is nothing compared to the agony he has been suffering since his first stint since with the Red Sox. It was then, three years ago, doctors delivered the devastating news.
Jessica Camerato
09/25/2009 - 8:03am
Candace Parker had to show him up on his turf. A crowd gathered to watch the basketball power couple tough it out. It was a one-on-one battle between the Duke record-holder and the future face of women's basketball. They had faced off before in friendly matchups, but this time it was different.
Jessica Camerato
09/02/2009 - 7:25am
Stephen Graham had already heard about Marquis Daniels before they faced off on the basketball court. People talked in the Florida basketball circuit, and Daniels was known as one of the best players on the Orlando-area Edgewater High School team. Graham, then a junior at Brandon High School near Tampa, was impressed by the senior guard who garnered attention with this athleticism and dunking abilities. “I just knew he was going to be a really good player,” Graham said in a telephone interview.
Jessica Camerato
08/27/2009 - 1:45am
Ramon Ramirez hurried over to Junichi Tazawa in the middle of the Red Sox cluhouse with a childlike grin on his face. He leaned in closely to Tazawa's red headphones and nodded in approval. “He likes to listen to [Spanish] reggae,” Ramirez said. “He can sing it too a little bit.”
Jessica Camerato
08/09/2009 - 5:21am
NEW YORK -- Daniel Bard and Josh Reddick are part of a new generation of baseball players. The Red Sox rookies are beginning their Major League careers in an era were steroid use is discussed, addressed and punished, rather than swept under the rug. And they are doing so with an organization whose star player has been at the center of allegations. “It's eye opening and jaw dropping,” said Reddick.
Jessica Camerato
08/07/2009 - 9:51pm
NEW YORK -- David Ortiz will address the allegations of steroid use at 12:30 Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. That time can't come and go soon enough for the Red Sox. “We have so many things all the time anyways that our focus has to be our team and supporting David and still playing games,” Sox' catcher Jason Varitek said. “I mean, we go out there and the focus is still on the games.”
Jessica Camerato
07/28/2009 - 10:45pm
Two years ago, Rajon Rondo pulled up for one jumper after another at the 2007 Las Vegas Summer League. His goal was apparent -- after being left wide open on the court during his rookie season, opponents were practically scoffing at his midrange game by daring him to shoot. "He's not going to be Ray Allen," one NBA coach said at the time. He doesn't have to be. Two years later, being Rajon Rondo is good enough.
Jessica Camerato
07/20/2009 - 2:38am
Las Vegas is known for glitz and glamor, but for two weeks in July it is more than a hedonistic escape. It is where 22 teams of hungry players come to make a name for themselves in the pros, execs come for business and the occasional All-Star drops in to check out the talent. This year, faces in the crowd included Paul Pierce, Chris Paul, James Posey, Kevin Durant, Ryan Gomes, Antawn Jamison, Sebastian Telfair, Rudy Gay and Kevin Love.
Jessica Camerato
06/28/2009 - 5:25pm
Nearly 10 years ago, Jason James crossed paths with a talented yet troubled teenager at Central High School in Memphis. Poor academics and attendance had kept the sophomore off of the basketball team, but he had raw potential that needed polishing. James decided to keep an eye on him. This week he watched the same teen become the newest member of the Boston Celtics. --- Jason James wouldn’t give up on Lester Hudson.
Jessica Camerato
06/24/2009 - 12:26pm
In the last 10 years over 115 international-born players have been selected in the NBA Draft. The Boston Celtics have drafted three in the second round. Of those, none have ever suited up for the C’s. This summer one of the most hyped prospects in the draft is Spanish guard Ricky Rubio. Even though there have been rumors of trade talks between the Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies, who hold the second pick and could potentially draft Rubio, making a move for an international player in the first round would be a change in course for the Celtics.


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Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 7-30-14

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Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.

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WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.

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Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, "I think Rondo is going to go, I just don't see where and how yet" 7-17-14

Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston: I believe Rondo will be traded 7-10-14

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.

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Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.

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Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.

Buster Olney, ESPN, on the impending Jon Lester trade, 7-30-14

Multiple sources have indicated that Jon Lester will be dealt before the July 31st trade deadline. Buster talks to MFB regarding possible destinations, and he seems to think Lester will land in the NL Central. He also suggests that the Sox might as well get rid of John Lackey if they're going to deal Lester.

Tim Kurkjian, ESPN: Red Sox are in a tough place with Lester 7-28-14

Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.

The Bradfo Show: Talking …

The Bradfo Show: Talking Bruins roster moves with DJ Bean, Turtleboy

Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.

DJ Bean breaks down the first hours of NHL Free Agency 7-1-14

DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla

DJ Bean, WEEI.com. The Bruins are not traded Marchand 6-13-14

DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau

Gordon Edes: "95% chance …

Gordon Edes: "95% chance Lester gets traded" 7-30-14

ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Hillary Clinton wants to change the Redskins mascot 7-30-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.

Jon Lester scratched 7-30-14

Joh, Gerry and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest rumors surrounding Jon Lester.

Buster Olney, ESPN, on th…

Buster Olney, ESPN, on the impending Jon Lester trade, 7-30-14

Multiple sources have indicated that Jon Lester will be dealt before the July 31st trade deadline. Buster talks to MFB regarding possible destinations, and he seems to think Lester will land in the NL Central. He also suggests that the Sox might as well get rid of John Lackey if they're going to deal Lester.

Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 7-30-14

Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.

Danny Amendola joins MFB, 7-30-14

Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.

John Farrell with Dale an…

John Farrell with Dale and Holley

As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.

Making sense of all the trade talk with WEEI.com's Alex Speier

We check in with Alex on the eve of the trade deadline.

Waving goodbye to the ol' Lefty? Jon Lester appears headed out of Boston

We respond and react to the news that Jon Lester may no longer be a member of the Boston Red Sox once the trade deadline passes.

Jon Lester's Contract Sit…

Jon Lester's Contract Situation and the Future

Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.

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Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.

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Minor Details Ep. 94.1: Are prospects overvalued? Andrew Miller on being traded for Miguel Cabrera

With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.

Gordon Edes: "95% chance …

Gordon Edes: "95% chance Lester gets traded" 7-30-14

ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.

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