Moments after registering his 32nd consecutive game of double-digit assists, Rajon Rondo went to the locker room with a sprained right ankle after landing awkwardly with five minutes left in the third quarter. He fell down on the far sideline opposite the Celtics bench before hobbling back to the bench. He was tended to for several minutes by trainer Ed Lacerte.
After sitting on the bench, Lacerte directed Rondo to the Celtics locker room with three minutes left in the third quarter. Rondo was spotted after the game in the locker room walking without a limp and with no tape on the injured right ankle.
Asked about his availability for Thursday night in Brooklyn against the Nets, Rivers was uncertain.
"I have no idea," Rivers said. "With sprained ankles, [Thursday] you'll know more."
After being held without an assist in the first quarter, he led the Celtics on a run in the second and...
Jeff Green and Leandro Barbosa scored 16 points apiece off the bench while Paul Pierce led all Celtics with 23 as the Celtics beat the Jazz, 98-93, Wednesday night at TD Garden. The biggest news of the night however came with just under five minutes left in the third when Rajon Rondo landed awkwardly under the basket on a drive and rolled his right ankle. He came out of the game and did not return. He finished with six points and 10 assists, extending his double-digit assist streak to 32 games.
The Celtics won their third straight and improved to 5-3 on the season despite being outrebounded, 48-33. Rondo scored six points but did not register an assist during 11 minutes of action in the opening quarter. The Jazz, who won in triple-overtime on Monday in Toronto, showed no signs of fatigue as they dominated the Celtics on the glass, taking a 25-20 lead after one.
The Celtics opened the second quarter 14-6 run as Rondo got the Celtics on...
On the same day that the Celtics sent sent Fab Melo to the Maine Red Claws of the Development League along with Kris Joseph, C's coach Doc Rivers said he expects the 7-foot-0 Melo to do big things with his D-League reps.
"He hasn't played basketball for a long time, so it's just going to take him some time," Rivers said of Melo, who didn't start playing competitive basketball until he was in ninth grade. "I think he'll be really good in the D-League because there's not a lot of bigs, so I'm expecting him to almost be dominant. I don't think he'll see anybody his size, very few guys."
The C's chose Melo 22nd overall in the 2012 draft. Through five games this season, Melo has yet to play for the Celtics.
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Rays ace David Price edged Tigers counterpart Justin Verlander as the winner of the American League Cy Young Award in one of the closest votes in the award's history, while Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey beat out Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez and Dodgers southpaw Clayton Kershaw to win the National Cy Young ballot.
Price (20-5, 2.56 ERA) received 14 first-place votes and 13 second-place votes on the 28 ballots, while Verlander (17-8, 2.64) took 13 first-place votes and 13 second-place votes. Verlander led the AL in both innings (238 1/3) and strikeouts (238).
Dickey, meanwhile, earned 27 of 32 first-place votes to become the first knuckleballer ever to win the award. He went 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA while leading the National League in strikeouts (230) and innings (233 2/3) in his age 38 season. In his acceptance speech, he thanked the many knuckleballers who helped him make the transition to becoming a practitioner of the pitch,...
FOXBORO -- Offensive linemen Logan Mankins and Dan Connolly and wide receiver Wes Welker were among those not practicing Wednesday with the Patriots, while 13 players were limited. Meanwhile, linebacker Tracy White and defensive end Trevor Scott both of whom had missed several previous practices because of injury, were back on the practice field. Here's the complete injury report for Wednesday:
Did Not Practice
G Dan Connolly (back)
G Logan Mankins (ankle/calf)
WR Wes Welker (ankle)
DT Ron Brace (elbow)
S Patrick Chung (shoulder/hamstring)
S Steve Gregory (hip)
TE Rob Gronkowski (hip)
TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle)
LB Dont'a Hightower (hamstring)
WR Brandon Lloyd (knee)
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.
Gerry, Kirk and Pete discussed the Rams idiotic decision to give Jeff Fisher an extension.
Gerry, Kirk and Pete opened the 8 am hour discussing a brutal day for Jeff Fisher. The guys also reacted to Gus Johnson's over the top final call of the Big Ten championship.
Gerry Kirk and Pete opened the 7 am hour talking about Roger Goodell not being in attendance yesterday.
Glenn, Lou and Christian react to a rant from the Louisville women's basketball coach about why he hates participation trophies and soft kids.
Tom Brady told K&C that he has not heard from the NFL in regards to a congratulations for breaking the NFL wins record. Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss Brady's record and the ever-growing feud between Brady and Goodell.
Oakland and New England are tied atop the AFC, but the Raiders have the edge in tiebreakers. The guys look into the race and talk about the upcoming Patriots schedule, which is harder than the last few games.
Dale and Michael sit down with head coach Bill Belichick to discuss the win over the Rams, but spend a lot of time remembering the 2001 championship team, which was honored this past weekend for it's 15th anniversary.
We check in with former Patriots fullback Heath Evans, now an analyst on the NFL Network for his thoughts on the Patriots latest win, losing Gronk, the best teams in the league and much more.
Mut and Michael Holley discuss this Sox news late on a Patriots Monday.
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.
Gerry Callahan pulled an audible at the line of scrimmage and bumped the scheduled Mike Mutnansky from Monday's show, in favor of sporty Pete Sheppard. Ken Laird and Chris Curtis explain how it went down and how the show went w/ the Meat Man in.
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.
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