Spencer Hawes might have been the best player on the court. That's all you need to know about the Celtics' 107-75 preseason loss to the 76ers.
Hawes finished with 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists in 18 minutes, and Thaddeus Young (15 points), Nick Young (14 points), Lavoy Allen (11 points) and Evan Turner (10 points) all reached double figures to hand the C's their third loss in four preseason games.
Neither Kevin Garnett (rest) nor Andrew Bynum (knee) participated, and C's starting center Darko Milicic left with a sore wrist. Paul Pierce (16 points) and Brandon Bass (11 points) were the only Celtics to eclipse 10 points. Meanwhile, six different C's committed at least two of the team's 20 turnovers.
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On Monday, Tom Brady responded to Seattle defensive back Richard Sherman's assessment the Patriots “aren't built for a heavyweight fight” by saying “that’s to be determined in January, and it’s only October."
In an interview with Jim Gray on Dial Global Sports, the Patriots quarterback was asked about Sherman's postgame tweaking of Brady in the media and on Twitter about Brady and the New England offense. The Seattle defensive back, who picked off one Brady pass in Sunday's 24-23 win over the Patriots, said the Patriots run a “gimmick offense” and that he and Brady were jawing at each other for most of the game.
“He’s a very good player...
Patriots coach Bill Belichick joined The Big Show on Monday, saying that the Patriots' struggling secondary isn't the only reason the Pats lost in Sunday's 24-23 defeat against the Seahawks.
"I think it's a total team thing," Belichick said. "We didn't do a good job yesterday in any area. … I don't think any area of the team is not a part of [the struggles]."
Asked about the big passing plays, Belichick replied, "The deep balls are obviously a problem. I think anyone who watched the game could see that."
Belichick said that he isn't considering moving defensive back Devin McCourty from cornerback to safety. McCourty was an All-Pro corner in his rookie season two years ago but saw time at safety in an underwhelming sophomore campaign.
"Devin I think has really overall had a good year and has improved in a lot of areas," he said. "He hasn't really worked back...
Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork joined The Big Show Monday to discuss New England's 24-23 loss to the Seahawks Sunday. With the loss, the Patriots are 3-3 on the season.
The Patriots' secondary had a particularly bad day against Seattle, allowing a number of big passing plays that included Sidney Rice's game-winning 46-yard touchdown reception. Though the secondary's struggles have gotten plenty of attention this season, Wilfork said the loss isn't on the defensive backs.
"You know what? I'm not going to point no fingers at anyone because this isn't track and field where you run 100 meters and get a medal or you throw a shot-put and you just get a medal," Wilfork said. "This is a team effort and I would never throw my teammates under the bus. We can do a lot better job of containing the quarterback, being able to get a little more pressure on these guys, so I'm not going to sit here and say it's all our secondary'...
The Red Sox announced that ticket prices for all categories of seats that are sold to the public will remain steady in 2013, with Red Sox CEO/president Larry Lucchino suggesting that it was "abundantly clear" that the team should not increase prices. Here is the team press release:
The Boston Red Sox today announced that prices for all ticket categories available for public sale for the 2013 regular season at Fenway Park will be held at 2012 levels. This “freeze” applies to both season ticket and individual game sales. This marks the third time in five years the team has held ticket prices. The Red Sox also froze prices for the 2009 and 2012 seasons.
“It was abundantly clear this year that we should hold the line on ticket prices,” said President/CEO Larry Lucchino. “Over the past few years, we have fallen short of our goals to play postseason baseball....
Holley and Keefe check in with NFL Network's Heath Evans for some final thoughts on the Houston win and to look ahead at the Steelers in the AFC Championship.
Michael Holley and Rich Keefe speak to special teams captain Matthew Slater as the Patriots head to the AFC Championship and host the Steelers.
Michael Holley and Rich Keefe sit down with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick as the Patriots prepare to face the Steelers in the AFC Championship on Sunday. Bill hasn't seen the Antonio Brown video, and wasn't interested in discussing social media or the team's policies on it.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
Rob Bradford is joined by Jackie Bradley Jr. to discuss race in baseball and in Boston, along with the importance of Martin Luther King Day. The Red Sox outfielder also dives into how he never really felt comfortable in a major league clubhouse until last year, the approach he's taking heading into 2017, and why he's not playing in the World Baseball Classic.
Mut, Rob, and John are talking about their interview with Red Sox Manager John Farrell, the Red Sox approach to breaking up the lefties in the rotation, and the platoon at third base.
Bradford and Tomase talk with Red Sox Manager John Farrell. They talk about Eduardo Rodriguez recovery from his knee injury, the Red Sox third base competition in spring training, and guys playing in the WBC.
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Ken, Rear and Ty talk all things Bruins as they come off a 4-0 shutout win in Florida and head to Carolina later today. Did that victory save Claude's job? The boys get into Don Sweeney's recent comments on Claude's job and what the future holds for the black and gold.
Hour two of Saturday Skate as Ken Laird and Rear Admiral kick around the perception of backup goalie Anton Khudobin, B's coach Claude Julien, and possible trade target Gabriel Landeskog.
Alex's personal life comes up on the show.
Hour 4. Gerry enjoyed Charlotte Wilder's latest article about Tom Brady's new sleepwear. Gerry talks about the range of topics he posts on Twitter. Alex #2 calls in to talk about the breakup.
Hour 2. Kirk, Gerry and Alex discuss the reports that Roger Goodell is once again skipping out on visiting Gillette Stadium this weekend.
Fauria couldn't help himself and called into Pittsburgh sports radio to show off his (terrible) Boston accent and to troll Steelers fans. Later on, Josh Miller (co-host and former Patriots punter) calls us to trash talk to Christian.
We hear from Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, who are gearing up to face Pittsburgh in the AFCCG.
Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about one of the Steelers' top weapons, LeVeon Bell, and how important it is to contain him, especially with how bad Pittsburgh has been in the redzone.
The newest nugget of information in the 'Roger Goodell won't come to New England Saga' is that Goodell himself really wanted to come to Gilette Stadium for the AFC Championship, but league officials advised against it. And we aren't buying it for one second.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe discuss the conference finals, and how the four remaining teams may have the four best qb's in the league playing for them.
Michael Holley gets in to how the Patriots can win on Sunday night, and tries his hardest to come up with an Eddie Andelman-esque catchphrase for his theory.
Kirk Minihane has a loud and very confrontational argument with media personality John Ziegler about the guilt or innocence of Jerry Sandusky. Kirk believes him to be guilty, John believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sandusky is innocent. Yes, it may be an old case, but you all remember it and this episode may change your mind about some of the things you previously thought with regards to Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno.
Kirk Minihane wants to sit down with both sports editors at the major newspapers in Boston. Only Boston Herald sports editor Sean Leahy took Kirk up on the invitation to join the show. What you will hear is a great conversation between two people who are very interested in the newspaper business and how that business has changed over the years and what the future holds for newspapers. Kirk and Sean talk about the ongoing and longstanding rivalry between the Herald and Globe.
Kirk talks with basketball legend Kevin McHale about his Celtics career, as well today's NBA and the current Boston team. Kevin analyzes the theoretical clash of the '86 Celtics and today's Golden State Warriors in addition to how C's heroes of the past would perform in today's game. Also featured: a podcast intro from Kirk's children Cate and Harry.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis have all the K&C Show gossip from a wild Reimer Wednesday.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis get back to post-show work with a Trenni Tuesday recap.
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