It appears that the era of good feeling in New York that arrived with Jeremy Lin has given way to frustration. Knicks fans called for coach Mike D'Antoni's head Sunday, chanting "Fire D'Antoni" during a 106-94 loss to the 76ers, New York's fifth straight setback.
Forward Carmelo Anthony heard boos during pregame introductions, and he and Amar'e Stoudemire were left on the bench during the fourth quarter.
"It’s not fun. Right now we’re finding ways to lose games, rather than finding ways to win them," Anthony said. "Guys were putting their heads down when we heard a couple of boos out there and that just sucked the whole energy out of everybody. We can’t have that.
"Regardless of what they’re saying in the stands, boos or whatever, we’ve got to block that out and play basketball."
Lin had 14 points, seven assists and six turnovers.
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UMass will make its first postseason appearance since 2008 when it travels to Mississippi State Tuesday night to open play in the NIT.
The Minutemen are 22-11 after losing to eventual tournament champion St. Bonaventure on Saturday in the semifinals of the Atlantic-10 tournament. There are five A-10 teams in the NIT.
The Bulldogs are 21-11 after going 8-8 in the Southeastern Conference.
This is the first meeting between the schools. The winner advances to play Seton Hall or Stony Brook.
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Harvard was given a 12 seed and will play fifth-seeded Vanderbilt in the opening round of the NCAA tournament Thursday in Albuquerque, N.M., in an East Regional game. Should the Crimson pull off the upset, they would meet the winner of 13th-seeded Montana and fourth-seeded Wisconsin on Saturday.
Harvard (26-4), which has not been to the NCAA tournament since 1946, won its first outright Ivy League championship this season.
Vanderbilt (24-10) is coming off a victory over top-ranked (and top-seeded) Kentucky in Sunday's SEC championship game.
UConn is a 9 seed and will play eighth-seeded Iowa State on Thursday in Louisville in the South Regional, with the winner likely meeting top overall seed Kentucky.
America East tournament champion Vermont will meet Lamar Wednesday in one of the four play-in games. The winner gets Midwest top seed North Carolina on Friday in Greensboro, N.C.
The other top seeds are Syracuse (East) and and...
LOS ANGELES -- The Celtics started this eight-game road trip with an absolute thriller against their most famous rival, but the Lakers walked out with a 97-94 victory on Sunday at Staples Center.
Ray Allen hit a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and it was the second that gave the Celtics a 94-89 lead with 2:41 left. The Lakers rallied with back-to-back baskets from Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum to trim the lead to 94-93 with 1:16 left. That five-point Boston lead was the biggest held by either team over the final 12 minutes.
Following an Allen miss, it was Bryant drilling a 14-foot fadeaway jumper to give the Lakers the 95-94 lead with 41 seconds left. Brandon Bass then missed a jumper and Bynum answered with a jump hook with 15 seconds left that gave the Lakers the three-point lead that proved to be the final.
All five Celtics starters reached double figures, with Rajon Rondo leading the way with 24 points and 10 assists...
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Jon Lester increased his workload to four innings of work in which he allowed one run on one hit while walking four and striking out two, and Aaron Cook looked good in two innings of work during his Red Sox debut as the Sox beat the Orioles, 5-1.
Lester struggled with his command early, walking three batters in the first two innings, but then settled down to retire seven of the last eight batters he faced. In that stretch, he had two strikeouts and recorded six outs via groundball (one a double play ball after a walk).
While Lester was making his third start of the spring, Cook -- signed by the Red Sox to a minor league deal in January -- tossed two scoreless innings in which he walked a pair of batters, struck out one and got four groundballs, the latter number suggesting that his trademark sinker was working effectively at 88-90 mph. Cook said that he also mixed in four curveballs.
The Sox also got scorelss relief...
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.
Who is to blame for the Red Sox 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays? Danny points the finger.
Tim talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before the Red Sox game against the Blue Jays. John talks about Clay Buchholz move to the bullpen and adjustments he expects him to have to make going from the starter to the bullpen.
Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.
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.
Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.
Bernie Sanders wants to debate Trump.
Yaz was on hand at Fenway last night to honor the '86 team and Wade Boggs' number retirement.
Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!
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The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.
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.