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01/29/2011 - 12:35am
Rivers tossed in first half

Celtics coach Doc Rivers didn't make it to halftime Friday night as he was thrown out with four minutes and 33 seconds left in the second quarter by referee Steve Javie. Rivers picked up one technical and then got hit with his second after clapping at the official. Javie, who is known for his quick trigger, immediately threw him out. Rivers could be seen saying, "It's not about you."

 

The Celtics were playing poorly and trailing 40-25 when Rivers got his first technical. This is Rivers' first ejection of the season. He was thrown out of one game last season.

 

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01/28/2011 - 11:37pm
Shaq, Pierce in lineup for Celtics

Shaquille O'Neal returned to the Celtics starting lineup Friday night after missing three games with a hip injury. Paul Pierce is also in the starting lineup after leaving Thursday's game against Portland with a bruised knee. Pierce has battled a couple of minor injuries this week. He also tweaked his ankle against the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

 

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01/28/2011 - 10:21pm
Kessel chosen last in All-Star fantasy draft
By: DJ Bean

Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel was the last pick of the NHL All-Star fantasy draft on Friday night. The former Bruin, traded by the B's to Toronto for a collection of draft picks prior to the 2009-10 season, went with the 36th and final pick of the draft to Team Lidstrom.

 

For being the last player picked, Kessel was given $20,000 to donate to the charity of his choice, as well as a Honda CRZ Sport Hybrid car. Kessel has 19 goals and 15 assists for 35 points this season.

 

For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins.


01/28/2011 - 9:25pm
B's All-Stars drafted to different teams
By: DJ Bean

Bruins All-Star representatives Zdeno Chara and Tim Thomas will play as opponents in Sunday's All-Star game. Chara was made the seventh overall pick by Team Staal in the Friday night's fantasy draft to determine the rosters, while Nicklas Lidstrom selected Thomas with the 10th overall pick.

 

Eric Staal made Hurricanes teammate Cam Ward the first overall pick in the draft, causing Thomas to be available later for Team Lidstrom, who chose Lightning center Steven Stamkos second overall. 

 

Asked earlier this month what would happen if Thomas and Chara were to play on different teams in the All-Star game, Thomas replied, "I win, he loses."

 

For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins.


01/28/2011 - 8:37pm
Mankins doesn't think Pats want to keep him
By: DJ Bean

Patriots guard Logan Mankins told the Boston Herald on Friday that he doesn't believe the Patriots want to re-sign him. Mankins, the team's first round pick (32nd overall) in the 2005 draft, is a free agent and feels his next deal could be with a different team.

  

“I would never say the door is totally shut,’’ Mankins told the Herald. “But the way it’s looking right now, I don’t see it happening. I don’t see them trying to keep me, unless it’s with the franchise tag.’’

 

Mankins, who sat out the first seven games of the season over his displeasure with his contractual situation, said he would be unhappy with the team if they were to franchise him. 

 

“No, I wouldn’t be happy about that, if that’s what...

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