Although the Heat are one of the weaker teams in the Eastern Conference, the Celtics had to be a little concerned when center Al Horford stayed in Boston for the birth of his second child. After all, one of the Heat’s strengths is Hassan Whiteside, who came in leading the league in rebounds (14.9) and second in blocks (2.5) per game.
It turns out the C’s had nothing to worry about.
Despite an off shooting night from Isaiah Thomas, Boston used a big second quarter to pull away early and kept a safe distance from Miami the rest of the way in a 112-104 victory, its fourth in five games and its fifth straight road win.
The C’s led by two points after one period, then outscored the hosts 27-12 in the second quarter. Miami stayed within striking distance the rest of the night but never was able to make a serious challenge for the lead.
Thomas rallied to finish with 25 points on 7-of-23 shooting (just 2-of-10 treys) and 9-of-9...
In an interview to promote his new book “Shaken” with Fox & Friends on Monday, former Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow recounted his brief stint with New England in 2013, a stretch where he said he envisioned himself becoming Tom Brady’s heir apparent and eventually going on to win a bunch of titles alongside Bill Belichick.
He also told another story about Belichick where the quarterback apparently turned down a $1 million endorsement offer, but only after a conversation with the coach. Tebow said he ran the offer past Belichick, who paused for a second before replying, “Timmy, I would really appreciate it if you didn’t.”
Tebow played for the Patriots in the summer of 2013, but was cut before the start of the regular season. The former Heisman Trophy winner is currently trying to make it as a baseball player.
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The Patriots made a roster move on Monday.
The team claimed defensive tackle Darius Kilgo off waivers and to make room on the roster released running back DJ Foster. The team has an open roster spot on its practice squad, so it’s possible if Foster clears waivers he will remain in the organization.
With the team adding a defensive tackle, it could be a sign the verdict of Alan Branch’s appeal of his four-game suspension is coming soon and the team is getting ahead of things.
Kilgo was a sixth-round pick of the Broncos in last year’s draft and has appeared in has appeared in 18 games over the past two seasons, including Super Bowl 50. He was released by Denver on Nov. 25.
The Maryland product isn’t known to get after the passer, but to be a run stopper in the middle, which is exactly what Branch’s job was, so the move makes sense.
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Patriots coach Bill Belichick joined Dale & Holley on Monday to discuss the Patriots’ 22-17 win over the Jets on Sunday, which was win No. 200 of Tom Brady’s career, tying him with Peyton Manning for most all-time. To hear the interview, go to the Dale & Holley audio on demand page.
Immediately after the game, Belichick didn’t expand much on Brady’s accomplishment, but a day after, he opened up on the feat and what it means to coach a player like Brady.
“Tom has been a big part of it,” he said. “He’s given us not only a high level of play, but a very consistent high level of play week after week, year after year. Obviously, I feel very fortunate that I’ve been able to coach him for my career, the majority of my career here with the Patriots....
Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman checked in with Ordway, Merloni & Fauria on Monday to discuss Sunday’s 22-17 win over the Jets and looked at the team moving forward. To hear the interview, go to the Ordway, Merloni & Fauria audio on demand page.
Although kicker Stephen Gostkowski made three field goals in the win, he did miss his fourth field goal of the season. The four kicks missed in a season are the most since 2012, but Edelman has Gostkowski’s back and believes he will get through it.
“I do the baseball treatment where you kind of let a guy get through his journey through himself,” he said. “You let him know you’re behind him and you show him that you’re behind him. Kicking, I have no clue on how that goes because I never was really like a kicker. If I could think of something, it’s like a golf swing...
Butch Stearns joins Glenn and Fred to react to the Patriots victory over the Rams. They discuss Tom Brady's record setting 201st quarterback victory and debate if he is truly the greatest player of all time.
Glenn and Fred open the show reacting to the Patriots beat down of the Los Angeles Rams. They discuss the defense and debate whether todays game is a sign of things to come.
Pete and Price get to more analysis and breakdowns as they discuss how both of these teams will approach one another. They talk about things to keep an eye on and interesting stats before getting Price's prediction.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen preview the Celtics season. Will Jaylen Brown be an impact rookie and prove he was the right pick at #3? Will the Celtics win the Atlantic Division? Is the season a failure if the Celtics don't advance past the first round of the playoffs?
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase talk with Curt Schilling to get his reaction to Dan Shaughnessy and Jon Heyman's comments about not voting for Curt for the Hall of Fame again based on some of Schilling's comments on social media.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are taking some calls and reaction to their interview with Curt Schilling in regards to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame voting. We also hear about Rob's upcoming working vacation to the Dominican Republic for the David Ortiz Charity Golf Classic.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking about Dan Shaughnessy's column about how he would no longer vote for Curt Schilling for the Hall of Fame. They then talk with Curt Schilling getting his thoughts on the whole situation and whether he would rather make the HoF or the Senate.
Hour two of Saturday Skate after a Bruins 2-1 over Buffalo, with Ken Laird and Rear Admiral debating the status of Krejci, Chara, Krug and Bergeron.
The first hour of Saturday Skate starts up against the third period of Bruins - Sabres, so Ken Laird and Rear Admiral give some Red Sox hot stove and Rob Gronkowski thoughts before moving into Bruins - Sabres game reaction
Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Damien Woody joined K&C and shared a story regarding a conversation he had with Bill Belichick in the training room in Foxboro.
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.
In the 8 am hour Gerry and Kirk talked about a brutal answer by Dan Shaughnessy regarding Bill Conlin'sn spot in the Hall of Fame.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are less than surprised that Bill Belichick won't comment further about Gronk than the released statement. Speaking of statements, how weird is it that the Gronkowski family is releasing joint statements with the Patriots?
Orthopedic surgeon to the pros, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian in the wake of Gronk's back injury. He talks about different types of disc injuries, and one type of fusion which could potentially prevent Gronk from playing football. He also commented on the unique situation of a joint statement between the Patriots and the Gronkowskis, and clarified his role in Gronk's arm surgeries.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian wonder how the man who shot former NFL RB Joe McKnight can be free of charges and walking around the streets of New Orleans.
Dale and Michael check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin on a Friday.
We open it up in the final portions of hours 3 and 4 on a Friday.
Hour two in it's entirety.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
Kirk Minihane is a non-believer, Larry Johnson is a preacher, when Larry found Kirk doesn't believe in God he challenged Kirk to allow him on to the podcast to talk about religion and faith. Kirk and Larry have a tremendous conversation about God and Larry tries to convert Kirk into a believer.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Barstool Sports contributor and podcast host John Feitelberg. Kirk and Feitelberg talk about the rise of barstool, the sale of the website, what it is like to work for Dave Portnoy, and their live podcast shows at the Wilbur Theater.
Ben, Alex, and Russ talk about how Toronto winning the MLS cup will be best for the league, the FIFA Player of the Year award, and the tragedy in Brazil.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis finish out the week recapping the Friday edition of Kirk and Callahan, with critiques of Dale & Holley's Keefe announcement and more.
Kirk & Callahan producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are back together after a few days apart to dish about all things K&C show, this after a Thursday Reim-Job.
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