Paul Pierce finished with 32 points, leading six Celtics in double figures in a 109-96 win over the Lakers Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. It was the eighth win in the last 10 games for Boston, which got 21 points from Ray Allen and 18 points and 13 rebounds from Kevin Garnett. Kobe Bryant had a game-high 41 points to lead Los Angeles, which held a 54-50 lead at halftime. But the Celtics rebounded, taking the lead for good midway through the third quarter and holding off a charge from Bryant and the Lakers in the fourth, pulling away down the stretch.
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The Pacers announced on Sunday that they have fired Jim O'Brien as their coach. O'Brien, who coached the Celtics from 2001-04, has a 121-169 record under O'Brien, and missed the playoffs in each of his first three years in Indiana.
“We’ve been looking at everything with our team, from the beginning of the season and now at the halfway mark and I think at this time a change is necessary,” Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird said in a statement announcing the decision. “This isn’t all on Jim. All of us share in the responsibility for where we’re at and where we need to go.
“These decisions are never reached easily and this is no different,” Bird added. “Jim did a good job under the circumstances the last three-and-a-half years in a rebuilding effort, he helped change the culture and worked every day to try to get this franchise turned in the...
Celtics coach Doc Rivers has been fined $15,000 for not leaving the court in a timely manner after being ejected during a timeout in the second quarter of the Celts' loss to the Suns Friday night. According to the Boston Herald, Rivers, who received his two technical fouls from Steve Javie, was heard yelling toward the ref as the coach left the floor, "It's not about you. It's about the game."
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Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara broke his own record in the Hardest Shot competition on Saturday night, winning the event for the fourth straight year.
Chara blasted a 105.9 mph slap shot in the final round of the competition, beating Predators defenseman Shea Weber's 103.4 mph shot and breaking his previous record of 105.4 MPH. Rookie Tyler Seguin also competed in the competition, topping out at 97.1 mph.
According to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports (via twitter), "No suspension [is] expected" for Celtics forward Kevin Garnett following his low blow to Channing Frye of the Suns following a 3-point attempt on Friday night. Garnett, who exchanged words with Frye and other members of the Suns, was assessed a double technical that resulted in an ejection from Friday's Celtics loss, but Spears suggested that he is not expected to miss any further time. (To see the play in question, visit the Green Street blog.)
Garnett's availability for the Celtics on Sunday against the Lakers is expected to be a significant factor in the outcome of the game. For more analysis of the upcoming Celtics-Lakers game,...
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Tom E Curran joins the show on Radio Row to preview the Super Bowl and talk about the fraud Roger Goodell.
The playmaker Michael Irvin joins the show on Radio Row to talk about how special it is for a team to stay on top of the mountain.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
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The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
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Kravitz calls in to put a wrap on the deflategate this week's coverage. He details some of the twitter attacks he has received from Patriots fans.
Christian ran around Radio Row getting predictions form anyone he could find, which included being Green-Flied by Warren Sapp
Local Wiseguy Louie Merloni gives us the lines for Super Bowl XLIX
Adam Schefter, ESPN, joins Lou, Christian and Tim to talk about all the news surrounding Super Bowl XLIX
We help you gamblers out there by breaking down some Super Bowl Prop Bets.
Kevin Harlan talks about some of his famous calls from Patriots games and previews the Super Bowl live from Radio Row.
Tom E Curran joins the show on Radio Row to preview the Super Bowl and give his prediction for the big game.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about Roger Goodell's state of the game address and question and answer period from earl
Mikey and Mut are gearing up for the Super Bowl on the final show before the Patriots take on the Seahawks.
DeOssie joins Mut from Arizona to talk about how big the hype has been for this year's Super Bowl in comparison to other Super Bowl games in the past and how Seattle's defense matches up against New England's offense.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
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