Spencer Hawes might have been the best player on the court. That's all you need to know about the Celtics' 107-75 preseason loss to the 76ers.
Hawes finished with 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists in 18 minutes, and Thaddeus Young (15 points), Nick Young (14 points), Lavoy Allen (11 points) and Evan Turner (10 points) all reached double figures to hand the C's their third loss in four preseason games.
Neither Kevin Garnett (rest) nor Andrew Bynum (knee) participated, and C's starting center Darko Milicic left with a sore wrist. Paul Pierce (16 points) and Brandon Bass (11 points) were the only Celtics to eclipse 10 points. Meanwhile, six different C's committed at least two of the team's 20 turnovers.
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On Monday, Tom Brady responded to Seattle defensive back Richard Sherman's assessment the Patriots “aren't built for a heavyweight fight” by saying “that’s to be determined in January, and it’s only October."
In an interview with Jim Gray on Dial Global Sports, the Patriots quarterback was asked about Sherman's postgame tweaking of Brady in the media and on Twitter about Brady and the New England offense. The Seattle defensive back, who picked off one Brady pass in Sunday's 24-23 win over the Patriots, said the Patriots run a “gimmick offense” and that he and Brady were jawing at each other for most of the game.
“He’s a very good player...
Patriots coach Bill Belichick joined The Big Show on Monday, saying that the Patriots' struggling secondary isn't the only reason the Pats lost in Sunday's 24-23 defeat against the Seahawks.
"I think it's a total team thing," Belichick said. "We didn't do a good job yesterday in any area. … I don't think any area of the team is not a part of [the struggles]."
Asked about the big passing plays, Belichick replied, "The deep balls are obviously a problem. I think anyone who watched the game could see that."
Belichick said that he isn't considering moving defensive back Devin McCourty from cornerback to safety. McCourty was an All-Pro corner in his rookie season two years ago but saw time at safety in an underwhelming sophomore campaign.
"Devin I think has really overall had a good year and has improved in a lot of areas," he said. "He hasn't really worked back...
Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork joined The Big Show Monday to discuss New England's 24-23 loss to the Seahawks Sunday. With the loss, the Patriots are 3-3 on the season.
The Patriots' secondary had a particularly bad day against Seattle, allowing a number of big passing plays that included Sidney Rice's game-winning 46-yard touchdown reception. Though the secondary's struggles have gotten plenty of attention this season, Wilfork said the loss isn't on the defensive backs.
"You know what? I'm not going to point no fingers at anyone because this isn't track and field where you run 100 meters and get a medal or you throw a shot-put and you just get a medal," Wilfork said. "This is a team effort and I would never throw my teammates under the bus. We can do a lot better job of containing the quarterback, being able to get a little more pressure on these guys, so I'm not going to sit here and say it's all our secondary'...
The Red Sox announced that ticket prices for all categories of seats that are sold to the public will remain steady in 2013, with Red Sox CEO/president Larry Lucchino suggesting that it was "abundantly clear" that the team should not increase prices. Here is the team press release:
The Boston Red Sox today announced that prices for all ticket categories available for public sale for the 2013 regular season at Fenway Park will be held at 2012 levels. This “freeze” applies to both season ticket and individual game sales. This marks the third time in five years the team has held ticket prices. The Red Sox also froze prices for the 2009 and 2012 seasons.
“It was abundantly clear this year that we should hold the line on ticket prices,” said President/CEO Larry Lucchino. “Over the past few years, we have fallen short of our goals to play postseason baseball....
Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian, and he discussed the team needing to come together after losing Gronk, and the turnovers in the Jets game can propel them to create more turnovers.
We check in with former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, for his complete analysis on the win over the Jets in NY.
Dale and Michael talk with Patrick Chung after a win over the Jets on Sunday.
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.
Damien Woody joined K&C and shared a story regarding a conversation he had with Bill Belichick in the training room in Foxboro.
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.
In the 8 am hour Gerry and Kirk talked about a brutal answer by Dan Shaughnessy regarding Bill Conlin'sn spot in the Hall of Fame.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are less than surprised that Bill Belichick won't comment further about Gronk than the released statement. Speaking of statements, how weird is it that the Gronkowski family is releasing joint statements with the Patriots?
Orthopedic surgeon to the pros, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian in the wake of Gronk's back injury. He talks about different types of disc injuries, and one type of fusion which could potentially prevent Gronk from playing football. He also commented on the unique situation of a joint statement between the Patriots and the Gronkowskis, and clarified his role in Gronk's arm surgeries.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian wonder how the man who shot former NFL RB Joe McKnight can be free of charges and walking around the streets of New Orleans.
Dale and Michael check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin on a Friday.
We open it up in the final portions of hours 3 and 4 on a Friday.
Hour two in it's entirety.
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.
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.
Kirk & Callahan producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are back together after a few days apart to dish about all things K&C show, this after a Thursday Reim-Job.
In the 7 am hour Gerry and Kirk discussed the hiring of Rich Keefe and the announcement yesterday on Dale and Holley.More from this show
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.More from this show
The worst kept secret in the city is now official - welcome aboard Rich Keefe.More from this show
In the 6 am hour Gerry and Kirk discussed the latest season ending injury for Gronk and the joint statement released by the team last night.More from this show