Paul Pierce scored a game-high 25 points and Kevin Garnett added 21 and drilled a key jumper with 38.4 seconds remaining as the Celtics held on for a 94-85 win over the Clippers Monday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Rajon Rondo had 12 points and 10 assists for the Celtics, who improved to 1-1 on their season-long eight-game road trip and improved to 22-19 on the season.
The Clippers were led by superstar Blake Griffin, who had 24 points, and Mo Williams off the bench, with 21. Chris Paul was held to just 12 points on 3-of-12 shooting.
After scoring just 14 points in the second quarter and falling behind 48-39 at halftime, the Celtics came out strong in the third, using a 19-4 run to open the quarter and take a 57-52 lead.
Like they did in Boston last year when he was with the Hornets, the Celtics found a way to shut down Paul, holding him without a field goal until final 35 seconds of the third quarter. The Celtics...
According to multiple reports, the 49ers and free agent wide receiver Randy Moss agreed to a one-year deal Monday evening. The pact ends Moss' retirement after he spent the 2011 season out of football.
The 35-year-old Moss reportedly spent Monday working out with the 49ers and catching passes from coach Jim Harbaugh. Moss had recently worked out with the Saints.
Moss spent parts of four seasons with the Patriots, including a record-setting 2007 campaign in which he reeled in 23 touchdown receptions. He was traded to the Vikings after four games in the 2010 season, but only lasted four games before he was waived. He finished the season with the Titans after being claimed, but had only six receptions in eight games, the last ones he played before retiring.
The Patriots will host the 49ers this season, meaning Moss will make his first trip back to New England since Oct. 31, 2010, his last game with the Vikings.
Josh Beckett struggled with his command early in his third start of the spring but settled down, allowing just a run on a single hit in four innings for the Sox against the Marlins at JetBlue Park on Monday afternoon.
Beckett hit two batters and walked in a run in the first inning but was sharp in his final three frames, retiring the final nine batters in order. Beckett threw 57 pitches and finished with three strikeouts against two walks.
Andrew Bailey made his spring training debut, allowing a run on three hits in his inning on the hill.
Mike Aviles doubled and tripled in his three plate appearances and Nick Punto, Kelly Shoppach and Cody Ross all drove in runs for the Sox.
Pedro Ciriaco blasted a two-run, walk-off homer off of Alejandro Ramos in the 10th inning to give the Sox a 5-3 victory. The Sox improved to 5-2 in spring training play with the win.
Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen was ejected in the top of the...
The Bruins recalled forward Trent Whitfield from Providence on an emergency basis Monday. Whitfield joined the team for Monday's practice in Tampa, and will be available for the Bruins Tuesday against the Lightning.
The 34-year-old Whitfield serves as captain of the Providence Bruins. He has five goals and six assists for 11 points in 41 AHL games this season.
The Bruins sent forward Max Sauve, who was injured in Sunday's loss to the Penguins, back to Boston. Patrice Bergeron was also injured Sunday and left the game in the second period, and the team considers him questionable for Tuesday's game.
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox outfielder Ryan Sweeney left the exhibition game against the Marlins in the top of the third inning due to a left quad strain. He was replaced in the outfield by Che-Hsuan Lin.
An injury to Sweeney would be notable given that the Red Sox are already all but certain to open the year with Carl Crawford on the disabled list. If Sweeney's injury is anything but minor, then the Sox could face something of an outfield depth issue, though the team has Darnell McDonald as a likely member of the major league roster.
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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.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Mut recaps the Sox 10-3 win over the Rockies.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox left fielder Blake Swihart after he had two triples as part of a Red Sox 10-3 win over the Colorado Rockies
Roger Clemens joined the broadcast on a night where the 1986 Red Sox were honored before the game at Fenway Park
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.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
The guys go to battle with a caller who claims to be a Worcester attorney that would like to defend the role judge Andrew Mandell had in letting Jorge Zambrano back on the streets shortly before he killed a police officer.
Gary Tanguay, Gerry Callahan, and Kirk Minihane discuss the intel from TurtleBoySports.com which describes awkward judicial relationships between an Uxbridge judge, his daughter Ashley Losapio, and Losapio's boyfriend Giancarlo Zambrano, twin brother of cop killer Jorge Zambrano
A report says that late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle exaggerated his accomplishments during the Iraq War. Does it affect hero status for one of Gerry's all-time favorite people?
The guys discuss the absolute thrashing the Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Toronto Raptors last night.
Ted Olson, joins the guys to talk about how he and Tom Brady plan to attack the latest court ruling.
Glenn, Lou and Christian start the show by talking about the Red Sox retiring Wade Boggs' number. They also touch on the brief filed by the Patriots yesterday.
We discuss Wade Boggs, his attitude, legacy and decision to wear his NY Yankees ring on the night the Red Sox honored the 1986 team.
We discuss OMF"s interview with Ted Olson, the Amicus brief filed by the Patriots, and whether or not fans are sick of this fight and just want it to end, or if fighting to the bitter end is the right choice.
Inspired by Wade Boggs, we look at him and four other guys who's value wasn't realized until they were long gone.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
Ken Laird and Paul Chartier are officially the new producers of the Dennis and Callahan Show as Lucy Burdge bails out of the race, perhaps due to money concerns.More from this show