It wasn't pretty but the Celtics came alive in the fourth quarter to take a hard-fought 91-89 win over the Knicks on Friday night at TD Garden.
The Celtics built a 90-85 lead with less than two minutes remaining but the Knicks wouldn't go away. Tyson Chandler scored on a lob and a Landry Fields steal and dunk made it a one-point game.
The Knicks had a chance to take the lead but Iman Shumpert missed a wide-open 3-pointer. On the other end, Paul Pierce appeared to make a ridiculous circus shot with the clock running down, but after a lengthy review it was ruled that it came after the shot clock had expired. The Knicks had one more chance, but the Celtics swarmed Carmelo Anthony and forced Fields to miss a corner 3-pointer.
Pierce scored 30 points in 44 minutes of action and helping offset Anthony, who scored 26. Kevin Garnett added 15 points and eight rebounds and Ray Allen scored nine of his 14 points in the final quarter including two...
Laurent Rivard scored 16 points and Harvard turned away Cornell, 71-60, Friday night at Lavietes Pavilion.
Kyle Casey added 13 points for the Crimson (19-2, 5-0 Ivy), ranked 23rd in the latest coaches poll.
Jonathan Gray scored 11 points to lead Cornell (7-12, 2-3), which trailed by 14 points at the break and never got closer than nine in the second half.
The Crimson are back on the court Saturday night, hosting Columbia.
Rajon Rondo is back in the starting lineup after missing eight games with a sprained right wrist. The Celtics have been able to survive his absence, going 6-2 and winning six of their last seven games. Rondo went through shootaround on Friday prior to the Celtics game with the Knicks and the team spent a little more time on the floor to try and get him reacclimatized.
"He’s healthy," coach Doc Rivers said. "It’s just now timing and stuff like that and he’s got to get his timing back with the guys, as far as he’s your quarterback, so we’ll just see how it goes."
Avery Bradley and E'Twaun Moore have split Rondo's minutes and Rivers said both will continue to see time.
"Both of them can play either position, one or two," Rivers said. "Obviously their minutes won’t be the same, but they’ll play."
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INDIANAPOLIS -- The Patriots put the capper on their week of practices in Indianapolis with an hour-long walkthrough at Colts’ team headquarters on Friday.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski took part in the session -- wearing a “Yo Soy Fiesta” t-shirt -- on a limited basis. According to pool reporter Alex Marvez, the session never saw the players run faster than a trot while executing plays. Gronkowski, who was dressed in gray sweatpants and gray sneakers, moved without a limp as the Patriots executed their offensive plays.
“He practiced yesterday. He didn’t do anything today,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said of Gronkowski. “We’ll see where he’s at on Sunday, but hopefully (he’ll play). I saw no setbacks. He’s still making progress.”
A bulk of the session was given over to special teams work, as Belichick worked as an offensive lineman on punts, trying to...
INDIANAPOLIS -- Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was limited in practice on Friday because of his ankle, and is officially listed as "questionable" for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Giants. Here's the complete report:
OT Marcus Cannon (ankle -- limited participation)
S Patrick Chung (knee -- limited participation)
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb -- limited participation)
TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle -- limited participation)
DL Kyle Love (ankle -- limited participation)
G Logan Mankins (knee -- limited participation)
LB Rob Ninkovich (hip -- limited participation)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee -- limited participation)
OT Sebastian Vollmer (flu/back/foot -- limited participation)
WR Wes Welker (knee -- limited participation)
LB Tracy White (abdomen -- limited participation)
WR Deion Branch (knee -- full...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Mut recaps the Sox 10-3 win over the Rockies.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox left fielder Blake Swihart after he had two triples as part of a Red Sox 10-3 win over the Colorado Rockies
Roger Clemens joined the broadcast on a night where the 1986 Red Sox were honored before the game at Fenway Park
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
The guys go to battle with a caller who claims to be a Worcester attorney that would like to defend the role judge Andrew Mandell had in letting Jorge Zambrano back on the streets shortly before he killed a police officer.
Gary Tanguay, Gerry Callahan, and Kirk Minihane discuss the intel from TurtleBoySports.com which describes awkward judicial relationships between an Uxbridge judge, his daughter Ashley Losapio, and Losapio's boyfriend Giancarlo Zambrano, twin brother of cop killer Jorge Zambrano
A report says that late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle exaggerated his accomplishments during the Iraq War. Does it affect hero status for one of Gerry's all-time favorite people?
The guys discuss the absolute thrashing the Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Toronto Raptors last night.
Ted Olson, joins the guys to talk about how he and Tom Brady plan to attack the latest court ruling.
Glenn, Lou and Christian start the show by talking about the Red Sox retiring Wade Boggs' number. They also touch on the brief filed by the Patriots yesterday.
We sit down with the manager of the Sox John Farrell for our weekly discussion about all things Red Sox.
We discuss the Patriots filing of an amicus brief to federal district court in support of the ongoing battle that has ensnared their quarterback.
We look at four instances where Roger Goodell flat out lies or twists himself into a pretzel when asked a question to which there is a definitive answer to... but he never answers them.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with former Patriots backup quarterback Jim Miller about Tom Brady and his mindset as he continues to battle Deflategate. Miller offers up his own thoughts on Brady’s play and what sets him apart from other signal-callers of his generation. Miller also breaks down New England’s offseason to this point on the calendar, and offers his thoughts on which team might be poised to challenge the Patriots in the AFC East.
This week we talk about top golfers dropping out of the Olympic games.
Ken Laird and Paul Chartier are officially the new producers of the Dennis and Callahan Show as Lucy Burdge bails out of the race, perhaps due to money concerns.More from this show