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11/03/2010 - 10:09pm
Paul Pierce reaches 20,000 points

Paul Pierce became the third player in Celtics history to reach 20,000 points, eclipsing the milestone with a free throw with 13.3 second left in overtime against the Milwaukee Bucks. The 23rd point of the night for Pierce gave him 20,000 in his career, allowing him to join John Havlicek (26,395) and Larry Bird (21,791) as the only players in franchise history to reach the milestone.

 

After making the free throw, Pierce thrust his arms up in response to a standing ovation from the crowd at TD Garden. Following the game, when asked on Comcast New England what the accomplishment, Pierce initially could not respond while overcome by emotion.

 

"I've just been through so many ups and downs. To reach a certain plateau, being on one team, it's just a special place. It's meant so much. I'm thankful to the fans who have stuck behind me the last 13 years, to see me accomplish such a feat, and I'm glad to do it in a Celtics...

11/03/2010 - 8:30pm
Thomas gets seventh win, Bruins cruise
By: DJ Bean

Brad Marchand scored his first career goal and Tim Thomas improved to 7-0-0, the best start ever for a Bruins goaltender, as the B's defeated the Sabres, 5-2, in Buffalo on Wednesday night. 

 

The Bruins also got goals from Patrice Bergeron, Blake Wheeler, and Michael Ryder, chasing Sabres starting goaltender Jhonas Enroth from the game after a period. Patrick Lalime played the second and third periods, allowing just Ryder's goal, as reigning Vezina winner Ryan Miller missed the game was a lower-body injury. Milan Lucic added an empty-net goal with 2:07 remaining in the third period and is now tied with Nathan Horton for the team lead with five goals.

 

Thomas allowed a pair of goals on 35 shots. It was the first time this season that he has allowed multiple goals in a game. 


11/03/2010 - 7:31pm
Ray Allen: 'We have to be more responsible'

Ray Allen said the first he heard of the 'Twitter war' between Detroit big man Charlie Villanueva and Celtics star Kevin Garnett was while he was on his way to Wednesday's game against the Bucks. Allen said athletes have to be careful what they say on and off the court, and now online.

 

"It's a very fragile world that we live in now," Allen said. "You almost have to have people around you to protect everything that you say and do and somebody has to watch you. As athletes, I think we have to be more responsible." 

 

Villanueva, via his Twitter page after Tuesday's game in Detroit, accused Garnett of calling him a 'cancer patient' while Garnett said in a statement Wednesday that it was a misunderstanding and and that he called Villanueva a 'cancer' to...

11/03/2010 - 6:46pm
Rivers backs Garnett's account

Doc Rivers said he was standing next to Kevin Garnett when he said whatever it was that he said to Charlie Villanueva Tuesday night and the coach stands by his player's account. "I’m not going to go off on a tangent on this whole thing," Rivers said. "I actually heard what Kevin said. I was standing right there. What he released is what he said. I’m going to leave it at that."

 

Villanueva wrote on his Twitter account: "KG called me a cancer patient."

 

Garnett responded in a statement: "My comment to Charlie Villanueva was in fact ‘You are cancerous to your team and our league.’"

 

Rivers didn't care for the way Villanueva handled the situation. "I used to play and I can’t imagine us running and talking about what was said,' Rivers said. He then joked, "Larry [Bird] has said some terrible stuff to me and I’m...

11/03/2010 - 6:22pm
Pats add two to p-squad, put Jenkins on IR

FOXBORO — The Patriots made some tweaks to their roster on Wednesday afternoon, signing rookie quarterback Jonathan Crompton and defensive lineman Lorenzo Washington to the practice squad and placing wide receiver Darnell Jenkins on the practice squad injured list with a knee injury. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


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