Paul Pierce had a game-high 27 points and Rajon Rondo had 10 assists as the Celtics held off the New Orleans Hornets, 97-87, on Sunday at TD Garden to improve to 4-0 on the season. Unlike their first three games, the Celtics did not control the third quarter. Instead they were outscored, 31-25, as the Hornets cut a 47-38 halftime lead down to three. The Hornets tied the game at 69 before Rasheed Wallace hit a three just before the third-quarter buzzer. Their next test will be on Tuesday night in Philadelphia against the Atlantic Division rival 76ers. Peja Stojakovic led New Orleans with 26. For more, visit the Green Street blog.
Shalrie Joseph's goal in the 75th minute at Gillette Stadium allowed the New England Revolution to claim a 2-1 victory in the opener of the Eastern Conference semifinal against the Chicago Fire. The Fire took an early lead on Chris Rolfe's goal in the 17th minute, but the Revs countered with Emmanuel Osei's score in stoppage time at the end of the first half.
The two teams now shift to Chicago for the second game of the home-and-home series on Saturday, which will be decided based on total goals in the series. For a complete recap, click here.
Before Sunday’s game against the Hornets, Rajon Rondo addressed his ongoing contract negotiations. After saying that he wants to stay a Celtic, he told WEEI.com, “Hopefully for my career, but it’s very unlikely because it’s like five guys that’ve played in the NBA for their entire career. Paul [Pierce] is one of them. You’ve got guys like Ray [Allen] and Kevin [Garnett] that are future Hall of Famers that haven’t been on the same team their entire careers.
“It’s unlikely [I finish in Boston] but I want to. “
The Bruins outshot the New York Rangers 14-6 in the third period and enjoyed five power plays during the game, but couldn't coax anything past Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist in a 1-0 loss at Madison Square Garden Sunday afternoon. The B's still have yet to put two wins in a row together 13 games into this season. Mark Recchi had a couple of Grade A scoring chances late in the period, but simply couldn't get anything past the All-Star netminder. Blueshirts sniper Marian Gaborik scored the game's only marker in the second period on a rifle shot from the high slot with less than five minutes to go in the second frame. For more info check in with the Big Bad Blog.
Join WEEI.com Fantasy Editor D.J. Bean Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Fantasy Football Live Chat, where information is passed along and accepted to help all fantasy football players set their lineups for the upcoming week’s slate of NFL games. To join in click here.
Matt joined the program to discuss his first ever cornhole contest and to break down the Patriots offseason. He told the guys that he was upset that the Pats were unable to bring Wes Welker back to the team.
Tom Brady joined the program to discuss his upcoming charitable event supporting Best Buddies and his off-season. Tom said that he has learned not to worry about free agency decisions since he cant control any of them. Lastly he defended his over the top celebration at the Kentucky Derby.
In the latest edition of the "It Is What It Is" podcast, Chris Price and CSNNE's Mike Giardi take a look at the Patriots offseason on both sides of the ball, try and get a handle on which new guys will make an impact first, and whether or not the Patriots have altered their style when it comes to drafting and developing wide receivers.
Jackie MacMullan joins Mut and Merloni to discuss the latest rumors surrounding Celtics head coach Doc Rivers and whether he'll be back next season with the team.
We check in with Danny Ainge for our first talk to him since the Celtics season ended last weekend. We talk about the future of the team, KG, Pierce, Doc Rivers and more, as Danny directly answers the rumors being floated by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.
Jackie Mac joins the show to discuss the trade rumors swirling around Paul Pierce, KG, Doc Rivers and the Celtics. She also discusses the future of the Celtics head coach.
Kevin Millar joins the show to discuss the slumps of Jacoby Ellsbury and Will Middlebrooks, Tito's return to Fenway, and his reaction Dan Shaunghnessy's controversial column.
Ben joined the program to discuss the return of Terry Francona and said that he always had a good relationship with the former manager. Ben added that he thinks Ellsbury is in a slump due in part to the amount of left handed pitchers the team has faced.
Salty spoke with Joe Castiglione & Dave O'Brien after he helped his team to a 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox tonight. The Red Sox return to Fenway after going 6-3 on the road trip.
Shawn Thornton talks about what went wrong in Game 4 for the Bruins.
Andy Brickley joins the show to discuss his reaction to game 4 of the Bruins-Rangers series, and how he sees the rest of the series playing out
Barry joined the program to discuss the Bruins disappointing loss last night at MSG. He said that he was impressed with how Rask responded to questions after the game.
Dave Maloney returned to the show to discuss his Rangers unlikely win in game 4. He said that in all his years playing and calling hockey games he had not seen a softer goal than the one Rask allowed.
Andy from Dartmouth called in to talk Bruins but the discussion quickly got off track when he mentioned his nine bee hives.
McGuire joins the show to discuss the sub-par performance from Tuukka Rask, the Bruins young defensemen, and the potential for the Rangers to get back in the series.
Shawn Thornton calls in to talk about the Bruins losing in Game 4.
Tom Brady appeared with D and C this morning and talked about the team's OTA's, the comings and goings, and most importantly what went down when Wes Welker left town, and how does he feel about it?
Four guys, four topics we haven't mentioned today. Mark Sanchez, the Pacers blow it and more.
The Bruins look to take a 3-0 series lead, Jon Lester gets his first loss, Dwight Howard has options in free agency.
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The Bruins have almost finished raking the Leafs, the Red Sox struggle from the mound, Miami Heat fans show their level of class.
Callers bitch about the Bruins loss, and we answer how long it takes to get over a relationship.
Kirk's still a jerk, but we want a SWEEP!
The Jerks are joined by another, Jerk Minihane.
Linda explains how the shootout transpired in Watertown during the early morning hours. She saw the first suspect mortally wounded and police beginning the manhunt for the second suspect.More from this show
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