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12/20/2010 - 2:21pm
Pierce named conference Player of Week

Paul Pierce was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week by the NBA after averaging 21.7 points, 8.7 assists and 8.3 rebounds in three games for the week of Dec. 13-through-Dec. 19. Pierce recorded a triple-double against the Pacers Sunday, his first since 2006, and made the game-winning shot against the Knicks over Amar'e Stoudemire in a 32-point, 10-rebound performance. Pierce also had 15 points and 10 assists in a win over the Hawks and the Celtics have won 13 straight games. The Spurs' Tony Parker won for the Western Conference.

 

For more on Pierce, click here. For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.


12/20/2010 - 2:18pm
Banta-Cain on D&H: 'Did what we had to do'

Patriots linebacker Tully Banta-Cain stopped by for a visit with the Dale & Holley show Monday afternoon at Gillette Stadium as part of WEEI's Patriots Monday.

 

Banta-Cain was called for having his hands on the facemask of Packers offensive lineman Bryan Bulaga while rushing the passer with 3:30 remaining in Sunday night's game. While the 15-yard penalty nullified a Patriots interception, Banta-Cain said he didn't let it bother him. "I kept a positive attitude and I really wasn't thinking of what the outcome would be had we lost and that had been the reason why," he said.

 

Banta-Cain ended up clinching the win by sacking quarterback Matt Flynn and forcing a fumble on the game's final play. "We did what we had to do," he said.

 

Another huge play was Dan Connolly's 71-yard interception return in the second quarter. Said Banta-Cain: "What a play, man. That's the play of the...

12/20/2010 - 12:51pm
Arrington on D&H: Pick-six 'a blessing'

Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington checked in with the Dale & Holley show Monday from Gillette Stadium to talk about his interception in Sunday night's 31-27 victory over the Packers.

 

Arrington grabbed a pass from Matt Flynn that was intended for receiver James Jones early in the second half. The cornerback broke four tackles during an impressive 33-yard return for a touchdown that put the Pats ahead 21-17. "It's one of those things where I don't get a lot of time to showcase my terrific running back skills," he said with a laugh. "I just said, you know what, as soon as I get the ball in my hands, I get an opportunity, I just try to maximize on it. I just tried to keep the legs moving, and it worked out in my favor."

 

It was the first career interception for Arrington, who is in his second season as a Patriot after spending time on the Eagles and Buccaneers practice squads, and his first career...

12/20/2010 - 12:30pm
Wilfork on D&H: Critics need to back off

Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork stopped by for a visit with Dale & Holley at Gillette Stadium as part of his weekly Patriots Monday appearance.

 

Wilfork said he takes positives and negatives from Sunday night's 31-27 victory over the Packers in which the defense had a number of struggles, especially on third down. It wasn't our greatest game," Wilfork acknowledged. "We didn't go our and dominate like we wanted to at times. ... If we play like that going forward, we will get beat."

 

That said, Wilfork noted that people need to have reasonable expections. Said the lineman: "You look at this game and say, 'Oh, the Patriots didn't play like they played the last couple of weeks.' The last couple of weeks we only gave up 10 points. We can't blow everybody out every week. I think sometimes as players, coaches or fans, you look at teams we played the last couple of weeks, we handled them pretty...

12/20/2010 - 12:26pm
Hockey writer Graig Woodburn passes away

WEEI.com hockey writer Graig Woodburn passed away Sunday night. Woodburn, 50, had been battling pancreatic cancer.

 

A native of Ipswich, Woodburn covered both the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings for the Riverside (Calif.) Press Enterprise, The Associated Press, and Sporting News for the past decade. He served as a Bruins beat writer for WEEI.com throughout the 2009-10 season, last reporting on June's NHL draft in Los Angeles. (To read Woodburn's WEEI.com columns, click here.)

 

Woodburn, a practicing lawyer, also played hockey competitively until recently.

 

The following is a video taken of Woodburn skating at Fenway Park during the media availability prior to last season's Winter Classic.

 

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