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06/10/2010 - 8:26pm
Jackson: Bynum will play with discomfort

Lakers head coach Phil Jackson said that his starting center will try to play through right knee pain in Game 4 of the NBA finals against the Celtics. 

 

"I think he'll give it a shot and see how he goes from there." Jackson said. "The big factor is he knows he's going to be in some kind of discomfort during course of a game. It comes. It goes. He feels sharp pain when he makes a certain move. He understands what it is so it's not something he gets concerned about doing again."

 

Bynum had the knee drained just before the finals began and was told by Lakers doctors and trainers to expect discomfort and limited mobility if he chose to play in the series. Bynum has started all three games and played at least 28 minutes in each of the first contests. 

 

For more, visit the Green Street blog. 


06/10/2010 - 8:26pm
Doc: Sheed is 'feeling a lot better'

Doc Rivers told the media in his pregame press conference for Game 4 that Rasheed Wallace, who has struggled with back problems for the last couple of weeks, is "going to be fine" for Thursday night.

 

"Rasheed is going to be fine," Rivers said. "He's feeling a lot better today. We can't worry about it anyway. He'll be fine. We anticipate playing him a little bit more tonight for sure."

 

For more Celtics news, check the Green Street blog.

 

 


06/10/2010 - 5:45pm
Doctors: Ellsbury has a rib fracture from dive

CLEVELAND -- A joint statement from Red Sox Medical Director Dr. Tom Gill and Dr. Lewis Yocum said that Jacoby Ellsbury had suffered a new injury from his originally diagnosed cracked ribs. The medical team believes that the "non-displaced rib fracture and edema in the left posterior-axillary line" was a result of a dive made by Ellsbury in Philadelphia, May 23, one day after coming off the 15-day disabled list. Ellsbury played in just one game after the start in Philly. 

 

The statement reads: “An MRI of Jacoby’s thoracic spine and posterior rib area, recommended by us jointly, revealed a non-displaced rib fracture and edema in the left posterior-axillary line.  This fracture, which is in a different area than the initial fractures and which was not present on previous scans, is likely the result of a new injury which occurred when Jacoby dove and impacted the ground during his brief return to play.  ...

06/10/2010 - 4:46pm
Oilers GM: No offer from Bruins
By: DJ Bean

Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini told the Edmonton Journal Thursday that he has not received an offer for the first overall pick in this month's NHL draft from Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli.

 

“Last time I talked to Peter was the general managers’ meetings in Philly [between Games 3 and 4 of the Stanley Cup finals]. Peter hasn’t thrown any names at me. No proposals. But I’m all ears,” Tambellini told the paper.

 

The Bruins would have an interest in moving up from the second overall pick in order to secure whomever they covet between Windsor Spitfires left wing Taylor Hall and Plymouth Whalers center Tyler Seguin. For the rest of the story, check the Big Bad Blog


06/10/2010 - 3:41pm
Lineups: Hall back in left vs. Talbot
By: DJ Bean

After being given the night off in favor of Jeremy Hermida in a lefty heavy order vs. Justin Masterson Wednesday night, Bill Hall is back in the lineup, playing left field and batting ninth against Mitch Talbot. The Indians right-hander has pitched into the seventh inning in four of his last five starts and is 7-4 with a 3.54 ERA on the season. 

 

RED SOX

 

1. Marco Scutaro, SS

2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

3. David Ortiz, DH

4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B

5. Victor Martinez, C

6. J.D. Drew, RF

7. Adrian Beltre, 3B

8. Mike Cameron, CF

9. Bill Hall, LF

SP -- Jon Lester

 

For more on the game, including batter/pitcher matchups, check the Full Count blog.


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