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04/10/2013 - 10:36pm
Net loss: C's defenseless in loss to Brooklyn

Deron Williams scored 29 points Brook Lopez added 21 as the Brooklyn Nets beat the Celtics, 101-93, Wednesday night at TD Garden. Paul Pierce had 23 to lead the Celtics, who fell to 40-38 on the season. In his second game back from an inflamed left ankle, Kevin Garnett rebounded from a 1-for-6 first half to finish with 11 points and eight rebounds in 28 minutes.

With the loss, the Celtics appear locked in for the seventh-seed and a first-round match up with the Knicks as the sixth-seed Hawks beat the Sixers in Philadelphia to move two games ahead of the Celtics in the loss column. With the Bucks’ loss in Orlando, Boston is still three games up in the loss column on eighth place Milwaukee. The Celtics and Bucks each have four games left.

The Nets improved to 46-32 and are all but locked in at the No. 4 seed heading into the playoffs.

In a game the...

04/10/2013 - 10:17pm
Marchand leaves after elbow, B's beat Devils
By: DJ Bean

Gregory Campbell had his first two-goal game of the season as the Bruins took over first place in the Northeast Division with a 5-4 win over the Devils Wednesday in New Jersey.

The Bruins had a 4-0 lead that was nearly blown when the Devils came within a goal with less than a minute to play, but Anton Khudobin and the B’s were able to fend off the comeback attempt.

Prior to Brad Marchand leaving the game following a dirty hit (see below), the story of the game was Boston’s penalty kill. The Devils were unable to get a shot on goal during a 1:27 5-on-3, and Johnny Boychuk jumped out of the box to get a breakaway on which he was hooked to set up a penalty shot. Boychuk was stopped by Martin Brodeur, but Daniel Paille scored a shorthanded goal with Zdeno Chara still in the box.

Later in the period, Campbell picked up his second of the game with a shorthanded tally, giving Boston a 3-0 lead after one. Zdeno Chara...

04/10/2013 - 8:50pm
Red Sox, Orioles in rain delay

The game between the Red Sox and Orioles was put into a rain delay starting at 8:41 p.m. The teams were heading into the sixth inning before crew chief Jeff Joyce called for the grounds crew.

At the time of the delay the teams were tied, 3-3, with the Orioles having scored a pair of runs in the fourth inning to wipe out the Red Sox’ two-run lead.

Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster had gone five innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on three hits, striking out seven and walking two. The righty threw 93 pitches, 60 for strikes.

After falling into a 1-0 hole in the first inning, the Sox back with a run in the second and two more the following frame. Plating the runs for the Sox were Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s RBI double, Jacoby Ellsbury’s run-scoring triple, and a sacrifice fly from Shane Victorino, scoring Ellsbury.


04/10/2013 - 7:43pm
Remy says 'fine' after suffering cancer relapse

In a pre-taped segment on NESN’s pregame show prior to the Red Sox’ game against the Orioles Wednesday night, analyst Jerry Remy revealed he suffered a relapse of lung cancer during the offseason. The relapse was diagnosed in January, leading to radiation treatment in March. “Right now,” he said, “I’m fine.”

Remy said he currently felt no ill-effects from the diagnosis, added, “I am not concerned about it. I am upbeat and positive.”

Remy had taken a leave of absence during the 2009 season after undergoing surgery for lung cancer. He said that this cancer was located in a different spot than where the original diagnosis had targeted.

Remy’s Twitter account (which is populated by John O’Rourke) stated: “Hi, it’s John. To clarify what Jerry said tonight. A spot that was seen on Jerry’s lung in ’08 was recently removed. He’s fine thank God!”...

04/10/2013 - 6:05pm
Cherington: Sellout streak was 'a great run'

Speaking before the Red Sox’ game against the Orioles, general manager Ben Cherington commented on the news that his team’s sell-out streak would be coming to an end Wednesday night.

“We know that part of the reason it’s over is because we failed last year. So we take that on us and take responsibility for that,” said Cherington of the run, which dated back to May 15, 2003 and lasted 794 regular season games (820 including the postseason).

“Hopefully the focus of this is a remarkable run for our team and our fan. I remember a lot of pretty miserable, cold April rainy nights everyone sat through. For it to last as long as it did is amazing. So it’s on us to make sure the place is filled and start a new one at some point.”

When asked if the run might have been helped with an offseason of acquiring more high-...

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