Rajon Rondo had 18 of his team-high 30 points in the first half while Paul Pierce scored 12 of his 20 in a third-quarter spurt that helped offset one of the great individual performances in Knicks history and lead the Celtics to a 96-93 win in Game 2 of their Eastern quarterfinal series Tuesday night at TD Garden. Carmelo Anthony scored 42 points and hauled in 17 rebounds to give the shorthanded Knicks a chance.
Kevin Garnett was huge in the closing moments. His dunk on a feed from Pierce with 1:14 left gave the Celtics a 92-91 lead. Jared Jeffries drove in for a lay-up with 19.3 seconds remaining to put the Knicks up, 93-92. Garnett came back with a floater over Jeffries to put the C's back on top with 13.3 left. Garnett then stole the ball from Jeffries in the paint with 4.4 seconds remaining to seal the game. Delonte West hit two free throws with 0.6 seconds left to close it out. Ray Allen connected on all four 3-pointers and finished with...
Here's the Patriots regular-season schedule for 2011:
Mon. Sept. 12 at Miami, 7 p.m.
Sun. Sept. 18 vs. San Diego, 4:15 p.m.
Sun. Sept. 25. at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 2 at Oakland, 4:15 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 9 vs. N.Y. Jets, 4:15 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 16 vs. Dallas, 4:15 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 30 at Pittsburgh, 4:15 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 6 vs. N.Y. Giants, 4:15 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 13 at N.Y. Jets, 8:20 p.m.
Mon. Nov. 21 vs. Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 27 at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 4 vs. Indianapolis, 8:20 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 11 at Washington, 1 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 18 at Denver, 4:15 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 24 vs. Miami, 1 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 1 vs. Buffalo, 1 p.m.
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The red-hot Jed Lowrie will get the nod in the leadoff spot for the Red Sox in Oakland Tuesday night with left-hander Brett Anderson taking the hill for the A's. Also of note is Jacoby Ellsbury and J.D. Drew getting the night off, with Darnell McDonald getting the start in center field, with Mike Cameron playing right field.
Among players in the Red Sox' starting lineup, Jarrod Saltalamacchia (0-for-10) and Kevin Youkilis (2-for-10) have the most at-bats against Anderson. Ellsbury is 0-for-9 against the lefty.
The following is the Red Sox' lineup:
Jed Lowrie SS
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Kevin Youkilis 1B
David Ortiz DH
Mike Cameron RF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Darnell McDonald CF
John Lackey P
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Knicks point guard Chauncey Billups was officially ruled out of Game 2 against the Celtics and will be evaluated when the team returns to New York. "I don't know about [Game 3 on Friday]," Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni said. "He's day to day." Billups strained his left knee late in Game 1 when he collided with Jermaine O'Neal. He missed practice on Monday.
Toney Douglas will start in his place. "It's not something you like, but I've got a lot of confidence in Toney," D'Antoni said. "The game plan won't change a lot."
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Even though the Patriots' schedule won't be officially released until tonight at 7, there are some early leaks. The first one comes from the New York Daily News, which reports that the Patriots and Jets will play at Gillette Stadium in Week 5. The second comes from the Newark Star-Ledger, which is reporting that the Patriots will host the Giants in Week 9 — specifically, Nov. 6 at 4:15 p.m. That would eliminate two of the eight home games, with the other six (Miami, Buffalo, Dallas, Indianapolis, Kansas City and San Diego) set to come later tonight.
(UPDATE, 5:12 p.m.: The Patriots have announced via their Twitter feed that they will open the 2011 season on the road.)
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Law Professor Michael McCann calls in to talk about how Tom Brady can fight the NFL in court.
Peter King calls in to talk about Roger Goodell not reducing Tom Brady's suspension.
Butch and Tom discuss Tom's Top 50 Pats of the Bill Belichick era feature as he nears his top 10. They also get into more Deflategate talk on the heels of Mike Florio's report this morning that Goodell's decision will be announced this coming week.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox designated hitter, who hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in the win over the Tigers.
Joe and Dave talk with Xander after he hits the walk-off single that snapped the Red Sox losing streak as they beat the Tigers in 11 innings.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
The Mayor joined us to discuss the cities failed bid.
Unfortunately no member of D&C was nominated for a Globie.
Conan steals jokes.
Stephen A. Smith was on the show BEFORE the news came down about Tom Brady's suspension being upheld. He was also the first to report the news that Tom Brady destroyed his personal cell phone.
Junior Seau's daughter denied chance to speak at her father's HOF induction. Dan LeBetard addressed the Colin Cowherd suspension. Jack Trudeau pulled over with absurdly high BAC.
The “B” in MFB has decided to accept a job back in Pittsburgh where he can be closer with his family. Tim Benz announces that he made the very difficult decision to leave his post at WEEI so he can return home full-time with his wife Kate.
Law Professor Michael McCann joins the show to talk about Roger Goodell not reducing Tom Brady's suspension and how this will play out in court.
Peter King joins the show to talk about Roger Goodell not reducing Tom Brady's suspension.
Collin McGregor gets weird and wild with Tigers
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola talk to #RedSox great Bill Lee, The Spaceman, about the current version of the Sox as only The Spaceman can describe things.
With the transfer window open and active in the world of soccer, David Amoyal joins Ben & Alex to talk transfers, transfers and more transfers
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable talk all things Red Sox prospects, joined this week by WEEI.com's Rob Bradford as well as affiliate eyes Mike Antonellis (Pawtucket), Mark Perlman-Price (Portland), Kevin Burke (Salem), Cameron White (Greenville), and Jon Boswell (Lowell)
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