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05/26/2010 - 11:28pm
Officially a crisis: Wheels fall off for C's

In a nightmare scene at Amway Arena, the Celtics lost Game 5 to the host Orlando Magic, 113-92, on Wednesday night, forcing a Game 6 Friday night at TD Garden in Boston. 

 

But the loss to a team that was once down 3-0 in the Eastern Conference finals was even more disheartening for Celtics fans as starting center Kendrick Perkins was ejected for his second technical foul of the game late in the second quarter, a highly controversial call by referee Eddie F. Rush. It was also Perkins' seventh technical of the playoffs, meaning unless rescinded by the NBA, he would be ineligible for Game 6 in Boston. 

 

Rasheed Wallace had a team-high 21 points off the bench but left the game in the fourth quarter with back spasms. Glen Davis and Marquis Daniels left in the third quarter with concussions and did not return. The status of all three for Game 6 is unknown. Jameer Nelson had a game-high 24 points while Dwight Howard had...

05/26/2010 - 11:11pm
Davis and Daniels lost to concussions

With Kendrick Perkins already out of the game after being ejected in the second quarter, Glen Davis and Marquis Daniels each suffered concussions on separate collisions in the second half. Neither returned.  

 

Davis was hit in the face by the left elbow of Dwight Howard as Howard was coming down with a rebound in the third quarter Wednesday night while Daniels was making a move to the basket and ran head first into the chest of a stationary Marcin Gortat. 

 

For complete coverage of Game 5 from WEEI.com's Paul Flannery from Orlando, visit the Green Street blog. 


05/26/2010 - 10:33pm
Beltre, Red Sox sweep Garza, Rays
By: DJ Bean

Matt Garza, who entered Wednesday night's game with a lifetime regular-season record of 6-2 with a 2.92 ERA vs. Boston, didn't see the sixth inning as the Red Sox hammered the young ace and the Rays, 11-3, and swept the three-game series. 

 

The offense for the Sox came mostly from Adrian Beltre, who hit two homers and a triple while driving in six runs, four of which came against Garza. John Lackey got off to a rough start but improved over his outing, which lasted 6 1/3 innings. David Ortiz also homered for the Red Sox. For more on the victory, check the Full Count blog


05/26/2010 - 9:53pm
Perkins gets seventh T, could face suspension

ORLANDO -- Kendrick Perkins received two technical fouls in the first half of Game 5 against the Magic and was ejected. Perkins now has been called for seven technical fouls during the playoffs, which by rule is an automatic one-game suspension. The NBA does review technical fouls and could rescind one of the two that he was assigned in Game 5. League officials are expected to make a decision by Thursday morning. Read the full post on Green Street.


05/26/2010 - 7:55pm
Celtics call a pregame team meeting

ORLANDO -- The door to the Celtics locker room was closed for about 10 minutes of the media access time while the players held an impromptu meeting. Players were mum on the substance of the meeting, but a source indicated it was about maintaing focus.


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