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12/09/2010 - 10:48pm
Garnett alley-oop sinks 76ers

Rajon Rondo fed Kevin Garnett for an alley-oop layup with 1.4 second remaining, and Garnett stole the ensuing pass to give the Celtics their ninth straight win -- a 102-101 victory over the 76ers in Philadelphia.

 

Andre Iguadola made a running layup over Paul Pierce with 6.6 seconds remaing to give the Sixers a 101-100 lead, but Doc Rivers drew up the game-winning shot in a timeout to help the Celtics improve to 18-4. Rondo finished with 19 points and 14 assists, while Ray Allen netted 23 points, including a 3-pointer with 1:04 remaining that gave the C's a one-point lead at the time.

 

For more on the team, visit weei.com/celtics.


12/09/2010 - 9:33pm
Lucic, Bruins defeat Islanders
By: DJ Bean

The Bruins got three special teams goals (including Milan Lucic's team-leading 14th and 15th goals of the season) and Tuukka Rask picked up his second win as the Bruins defeated the Islanders, 5-2, on Thursday night at TD Garden. The Bruins had two empty-netters, with Lucic and Patrice Bergeron providing them. 

 

Brad Marchand scored his third shorthanded goal of the season in the second period when Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro took a gamble by coming far out of his net to play a puck. 

 

The Islanders got goals from Frans Nielsen and Rob Schremp, the first of which came on a shorthanded penalty shot in the second period. 

 

Michael Ryder added a goal of his own in the third period, which like Lucic's first, came on the power play. The Bruins finished the night 2-for-5 on the the power play. Lucic's first-period goal was assisted by Marc Savard, as the center picked up his first point...

12/09/2010 - 5:16pm
Bruins make two trades
By: DJ Bean

The Bruins made a pair of minor-league trades on Thursday, sending Jeff LoVecchio and Jordan Knackstedt to the Panthers in exchange for defenseman Sean Zimmerman and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2011 NHL Draft. They also landed forward Juraj Simek from the Lightning for Levi Nelson. 

 

Both players will report to Providence. For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at weei.com/bruins


12/09/2010 - 4:54pm
Report: Red Sox make offer to Martin
By: DJ Bean

According to an ESPN.com report, the Red Sox have made an offer to free agent catcher Russell Martin. The 27-year-old hit .248/.347/.332 for the Dodgers last season, a campaign in which he was limited to 97 games by a torn labrum. He was non-tendered by the Dodgers earlier in the month.

 

Martin is also believed to be receiving interest from the Yankees and Blue Jays. He has hit .272/.365/.396 in his five-season career. 

 

The Red Sox re-signed Jason Varitek to a one-year deal this offseason. They also have Jarrod Saltalamacchia in tow. For more on the Sox, visit their team page at weei.com/redsox


12/09/2010 - 4:52pm
Two missing from Bears practice

The Bears reported two players missing from Thursday practice, linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa and defensive tackle Marcus Harrison. Here's the complete report from Chicago:

Did Not Participate
LB Pisa Tinoisamoa (knee)
DT Marcus Harrison (illness)

Limited Participation
LB Nick Roach (back)
RB Chester Taylor (knee)

For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


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