One night after playing the most hyped opener in NBA history, the Celtics got caught on the back end of a back-to-back on the road in a 95-87 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs trailed by five entering the fourth quarter but rallied to take an 89-84 lead with 1:33 remaining. The Celtics had a chance to tie the game, but Ray Allen missed a 3-pointer. Allen went 0-for-5 from 3-point range.
The Celtics turned it over 19 times and the bench outside of Glen Davis and Marquis Daniels shot 2-for-8. The Cavs big run came with the starters off the floor, but that's the tradeoff for playing Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett major minutes the night before. It was also a rough night for Jermaine O'Neal who fouled out after playing just 12 minutes and registering three turnovers.
There were a handful of bright spots for the Celtics, however. Garnett had 15 rebounds in just 30 minutes of action and Rajon Rondo had 18 points...
The possible impact of Randy Moss on the Vikings has been discussed plenty in recent days, but no matter what he does on the field Sunday, he’s already had a chance to help the Vikings offense and defense prepare for their game with the Patriots. According to coach Brad Childress, Moss spent his off-day huddling with both offensive and defensive in hopes of getting them up to speed on New England.
“He’s very articulate,” Childress said of Moss. “He spent time with our coaches [Tuesday] and did a great job with both our offense and defensive coaches.”
Childress said he did “a good job” when it comes to providing background on the Patriots.
“You never know what you’re going to get and how they have to play him,” Childress said. “He at least had some insightfulness on both sides.”
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady understands that the...
Paul Pierce will be in the starting lineup in Cleveland when the Celtics play the Cavs tonight. Pierce fell hard on his back in the third quarter of Tuesday night's game against the Heat and had to go back to the locker room for treatment. Pierce said after the game that his back was sore and that it would probably hurt for a few days.
Mo Williams is out for the Cavaliers. Williams is dealing with an injured groin and he has also been away from the team for a week after the death of his father-in-law. Ramon Sessions will start in his place. Here are the rest of the lineups:
Celtics: Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Shaquille O'Neal
Cavs: Sessions, Anthony Parker, Jamario Moon, J.J. Hickson, Anderson Varejao
For more Celtics news visit the team page at weei.com/celtics
The proposed plan to move in the right field fence at Fenway Park still has to clear some hurdles before being enacted. While the plan -- which would expand the bullpens from their current width of 21 feet to at least 27 feet -- was approved by the Boston Landmarks Commission, it still has to be given the green light by the Massachusetts Historical Commission, the National Parks Service, and Major League Baseball before being put in motion. The increased width of the bullpens was recommended by Major League Baseball, which offers the guideline of 27 feet for all MLB stadiums. For more Red Sox coverage, see the team page at weei.com/redsox.
Vikings Injury Report for Wednesday
Did Not Participate
QB Brett Favre (foot/ankle)
G Steve Hutchinson (quadriceps)
T Chris DeGeare (ankle)
DT Letroy Guion (hamstring)
CB Lito Sheppard (hamstring)
C John Sullivan (calf)
DT Pat Williams (quadriceps)
S Husain Abdullah (concussion)
CB Chris Cook (knee)
We find out what Chris Price was right and wrong about when he made a few predictions before the Lions game. Also, we hear some new ones regarding Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview Sunday's Patriots-Packers game, one that many are calling a possible Super Bowl preview.
We get our weekly NFL update with SI/MMQB's Peter King. Peter talks AFC East, first round byes, Jonas Gray/LeGarrette Blount and much more.
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Kyle Draper joins Danny Picard to talk about the Celtics chances this season in the Eastern Conference, last Wednesday's home opener blowout against the Nets, and Rajon Rondo's future in Boston
The Red Sox trotted out their newest FA acquisition Tuesday afternoon, third baseman, Pablo Sandoval. The Kung Fu Panda then joined MFB to talk about his conversations with (former) Giant teammate, Jake Peavy, about playing Boston. He also stressed that this move was the next big challenge in his life, and addressed some concerns about his defense, stating that he is focused on being at the hot corner for the duration of his contract.
Buster Olney of ESPN joined MFB to talk about all the free agent news surrounding the Red Sox over the past 24 hours
Red Sox beat writer Brian MacPherson joins Danny Picard to talk about the Red Sox going after Jon Lester and other free agents.
Andy Brickley joined the show to talk about David Pastrnak's first game, the offensive struggles, and Milan Lucic playing with the Swedes.
Dale and Michael get Jack Edwards' 'state of the B' report and talk about the win over the Blues at the Garden on Tuesday.
Andy Brickley joined the show and touched on last night's convincing win over a good team, Matt Bartkowski needing a wake up call, and the NHL review process.
BC football sideline reporter Scott Mutryn with the worst impersonation of all time.
Ben Cherington joined us to discuss the Sox off-season moves.
Dino picked the Pack.
Rick Pitino had some curious comments after a blowout victory. Richard Sherman takes on the NFL Media policies. Christian talks about a pill for farts.
Dale and Michael give their four selections for the MLB Hall of Fame... this year's finalists were announced today.
Dale and Michael talk Bruins and discuss the supposed practice scuffle between Tuukka Rask and Soderberg, and DJ Bean dials us up to give his thoughts.
Mikey remixes Billy Joel "Movin Out" in honor of the Patriots playing the Green Bay Packers
Brandon covers the NFL, particularly the Detroit Lions for Bleacher Report. He gives us his thoughts on this Sunday's game and how the Lions stack up against the Patriots.
Mikey, Villani, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are talking Patriots-Lions and how the team this year stacks up to Patriots teams of the past.
The guys previewed the upcoming Packers Patriots game and discussed the media's latest tweet beef.
Jerry Thornton's first podcast explores sports stories that would make for interesting 30 for 30 documentaries.
Andy Merritt of the New England Hockey Journal joined WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin to talk about the play of Vermont and Providence, as well as other happenings around Hockey East. Merrimack coach Mark Dennehy also joined the show to talk about his team’s good start, his freshman class and how he uses possession stats.
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