Heat coach Erik Spoelstra made a late change to his starting lineup, moving Joel Anthony into the center spot ahead of Ronny Turiaf. That lineup has played 80 minutes together in the playoffs, outscoring its opponents by 35 points.
Anthony also has played Kevin Garnett well during the series. In Anthony's 32 minutes, Garnett is shooting 40 percent. In the 78 with Anthony on the bench, Garnett is averaging 24.5 points per 36 minutes and shooting 53 percent.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers mentioned that the Heat made a number of defensive adjustments in the fourth quarter, including trapping Rajon Rondo.
"They did so many things in the fourth quarter and more of it was because they were down," Rivers said. "From our standpoint, you have to think: Is that what they’re going to do now? You just try to prepare for change, but you never should make a change first before they make a change."
Rivers also said that he and...
Daniel Bard didn't make it out of the second inning Sunday in Toronto, surrendering five earned runs over 1 2/3 innings as the Blue Jays beat the Red Sox, 5-1, at Rogers Centre.
Bard allowed just one hit, but he walked six batters and gave up a three-run homer to Jose Bautista in the bottom of the first inning. He walked in a run in the second and allowed another when he hit Edwin Encarnacion with the bases loaded.
The Red Sox got their lone run of the day from Kelly Shoppach, whose solo shot in the fifth inning off Drew Hutchison was his third dinger of the season. Hutchison went seven innings for Toronto, allowing five hits and a walk with five strikeouts.
After an off day Monday, the Red Sox will return to action Tuesday with the first of three games against the Orioles Tuesday at Fenway Park.
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In a post on his Facebook page Sunday, Tim Thomas wrote about his plans for the upcoming year. On Friday, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli told media that Thomas had suggested to him that the goalie would be sitting out the 2012-13 season. On Saturday, Thomas posted a pair of links on his Facebook page, both links predicting world economic disaster. Thomas led into the first link by writing, "See why hockey's just not that important right now?"
On Sunday Thomas wrote the following on his Facebook page:
The singleminded focus that is necessary to accomplish a dream of this magnitude entails (by necessity) sacrifice in other areas and relationships in life.
At the age of 38, I believe it is time to put my time and energies into those areas and relationships that I have neglected. That is why at this time I feel the most important thing I...
The NBA has announced that Joey Crawford, Bill Kennedy and Greg Willard will be the officials for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Kennedy's history with Celtics' coach Doc Rivers is well known. They were both fined after an incident in 2009 in which Kennedy ejected Rivers. Kennedy's last Celtics' assignment was Game 4 of the conference semifinals that featured an 18-point second half comeback by Philadelphia and complaints about the free throw disparity from Rivers.
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Adrian Gonzalez starts at first base and Will Middlebrooks goes to the bench as the Red Sox (28-25) look to move a season-best four games over .500 and sweep the Blue Jays in the final game of a three-game set at Rogers Centre on Sunday.
Gonzalez started in right field (though he later moved to first base) in Saturday's 7-4 win. Middlebrooks started at third base in the victory, scoring a run and collecting his 22nd RBI of the season. He is currently batting .314 and owns a seven-game hitting streak.
Daniel Bard (5-5, 4.56) starts for the Sox. He allowed five runs in five innings in his only career start vs. the Blue Jays, a 7-3 Toronto win on April 10. He will be opposed by rookie Drew Hutchison (4-2, 4.84).
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Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Tim Neverett talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before game 3 of their series with the Tigers. John talks about the struggles Steven Wright has had in inclement weather or days with high heat and humidity and how that might factor in to giving Wright the start on a particular day.
Drew Pomeranz looked stronger in his second Red Sox start but the offense wasn't there to back him up tonight. Mut recaps the 4-2 loss to the Tigers. Thoughts on the manager, the bullpen, and your Sox calls as well.
Joe Castiglione & Tim Neverett talked to the new Sox reliever, who got his first save for the team today against the Twins.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Dino, Gerry and Mike Mutnansky discuss the Red Sox getting swept at home by Detroit and the state of the team heading out on an 11-game road trip.
Mut dishes on a few strained -- or perceived strained -- relationships he has at WEEI these days.
A compilation of the morning's Patriots talk with John, Gerry and Mut as the first Patriots practice is set to open in Foxboro.
The guys listen to Belichick's press conference and break down what he has to say. They also discuss what they think the Pats should do with their qb reps during camp
The OMFers are joined by Red Sox President Sam Kennedy to discuss the current state of the Red Sox.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian open the show discussing the latest Red Sox pitching implosion. They get into Steven Wright's struggles pitching in humidity, and David Price not living up to expectations.
Dale and Holley w/Thornton talk about some of the lingering issues about the Pats heading into training camp.
With the news that Tom Jackson is leaving ESPN we take a look back at some of Jackson's greatest hits.
Dale and Holley close out the show with the best sound of the day!
Mut fills in for Kirk Minihane on this episode of Enough About Me and sits down with Bob Neumeier. Mut and Bob talk about his time at WBZ feuding with 5 & 7. Bob talks about his job at WEEI, why he didn't talk to the other hosts and his exit from the station. Bob talks in depth about his stroke and recovery.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Boston comedy legend Lenny Clarke. If you are a fan of stand up comedy this is the podcast for you. Kirk and Lenny talk about Carlin, Pryor, Williams, Murphy and many more.
Kirk Minihane is joined by former ESPN ombudsman and New York Times writer Robert Lipsyte. Kirk and Robert discuss the current state of ESPN and how Robert feels he did in his role as ombudsman. They both criticize ESPN for the lack of journalism at ESPN and look at some of the curious decisions the world wide leader has made in the past few years.
This week we preview the last major of the year, The PGA Championship.
John Dennis and Gerry Callahan bring Gary Tanguay in the podcenter to discuss Tango's bargaining position for Dino's job when it opens next year. The guys also discuss Kirk Minihane's latest podcast with Lenny Clarke.
John, Gerry and Bradfo discuss a rare political stance by Michael Jordan, and the ensuing criticism he received from ESPN talking head Kevin Blackistone. A Black Lives Matter discussion ensues.More from this show
Dino, Gerry and Tanguay discuss night two of the Democratic Convention, "highlighted" by Bill Clinton's attempt to humanize Hillary Clinton with tales of their courtship.More from this show
Dino, Gerry and Rob Bradford give their thoughts on the opening night of the Democratic Convention in Philly. Paul Simon, Al Franken, Sarah Silverman, Michelle Obama and Bernie are among those discussed.More from this show
The 8am hour with Dino, Gerry and Tanguay is a bit of a hodge-podge of discussion, starting with the Democratic Convention and moving on to marathon swimming and archery at the Olympics and ending with Tanguay's defense of Hillary during the Benghazi attacks.More from this show