Talking after the Celtics' 97-81 win over the Heat in Game 3 of the teams' Eastern Conference semifinal matchup, Celts' center Jermaine O'Neal said that he fully expects Rajon Rondo to play in Game 4 Monday despite the point guard's dislocated left elbow.
"It was tough. He's going to do whatever he needs to do," O'Neal said of Rondo. "I'm sure you guys can see he's going to play next game already. If there is any doubt out there by anybody you should just look at this game because if he came back for this game you know he's going to play the next game. He's one of the tougher point guards in this league. He wants it. That's the first thing I asked him when he came out here, I said, 'You sure you want to be out here?' He said, 'Look, we don't have any games to give.' That's Rondo."
Celtics coach Doc Rivers said regarding Rondo's availability going forward, "Honestly, moving forward, it's, we'll have to see. It's going to be...
Dwyane Wade met with the media following Miami's 97-82 Game 3 loss to the Celtics on Saturday night. Rajon Rondo injured his left elbow after falling to the ground with Wade in the third quarter, and it is unclear if Wade pulled Rondo down intentionally. Wade was asked about the incident and if he did indeed take Rondo down on purpose.
"All I have to say is that it's a physical game, the game of basketball is a physical game," said Wade. "I'm not a dirty player, it's physical. Everyone falls to the ground, everyone gets hurt, gets up, so I have no answer for you for that."
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Doc Rivers met with the media following the Celtics' 97-81 win over the Heat in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Rivers was asked about Rajon Rondo, who appeared to be dragged down by Dwyane Wade in the third quarter and reportedly dislocated his left elbow. Rondo returned in the fourth quarter and played a key role down the stretch for the Celtics, who now trail the best-of-seven series 2-1.
"I still haven't seen it, I heard that I don't want to see it and don't plan on seeing it," said Rivers of the Rondo injury. "Probably it helped me, honestly, that I didn't see it, because if I had from what I hear from our guys it would have been tough to put him back in the game."
Rivers was asked about the possibility that Rondo may not be able to play in Monday's Game 4.
"It's a major concern," said Rivers. "You can play a lot on adrenaline, we've seen people do it all the time, but...
With their middle infield depth depleted by injuries to both big league middle infielder Marco Scutaro and versatile Pawtucket infielder/outfielder Yamaico Navarro, the Red Sox are bringing prospect Jose Iglesias to Boston from Scranton, where he played for Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, going 3-for-4. According to an industry source, the Sox will make a decision about whether to add Iglesias to their big league roster on Sunday, following an evaluation of Scutaro.
Scutaro is dealing with an injury to his left side, and told WEEI.com after Saturday's game that he was to be examined on Sunday. Navarro, meanwhile, was placed on the disabled list by Pawtucket on Saturday due to an oblique strain incurred on Tuesday.
And so, it is apparently Iglesias -- the consensus top prospect in the Red Sox system -- who...
Inspired by the return of injured Rajon Rondo from a dislocated left elbow, the Celtics overpowered the Heat in the second half and ran away with a 97-81 win in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series at TD Garden. Kevin Garnett scored 28 and a fired-up Paul Pierce nailed 5-of-7 3-point attemps and finished with 27 as the Celtics cut Miami's lead to 2-1 in the best-of-7 series.
In the first quarter, it was Pierce providing the inspiration as he scored 12 of his team's 27 points as the Celtics raced out to a 27-21 lead after one. But the Heat took advantage of a 9-4 personal foul disparity in the first half to get back in the game. Miami outscored Boston, 25-17, to take a 46-44 halftime lead.
Pierce and Garnett led the Celtics during a 16-4 run in the first five minutes as they took a 60-50 lead. Then, with 7:02 left in the third, Rondo appeared to be pushed to the floor by Dwyane Wade, who then fell on him during a...
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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 Castiglione & Lou Merloni talked to the Sox outfielder, who had three hits and threw out a runner at home in the win over the Yankees.
Butch and John are talking Red Sox on the Sunday Sports Roundtable. They get into the current state of the rotation and how things have improved as of late. Joe Kelly has been on fire, but is he a trade asset? The guys discuss the starting pitchers that will be free agents this year and if any are good fits in Boston. Then they move on to the decision to let Orsillo go in favor of Dave O'Brien - Tomase has an interesting perspective on this topic.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox starter, who pitched into the eighth inning and allowed just one run in the win over the Mets.
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!
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Kirk and Dino gave their thoughts on the next move in Brady vs Goodell.
Tom gave his thoughts on what he saw yesterday in Judge Berman's courtroom.
Jay Feely explains why he was in court with Tom Brady on Monday, and what was said in the robing room with Judge Berman.
Tyler Seguin was partying all summer in Toronto. Former Toronto Maple Leafs CEO Richard Peddie tattled on him. Also, Marshawn Lynch continues to be awkward, as he sells Skittles on cable TV.
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We discuss the latest from Judge Berman in the deflategate case, and what it might mean.
We close out the Dale and Holley program with some of the best sound of the day that you may have missed.
We discuss the NFL's insistence and inconsistency when they continue to rely on the term 'integrity' throughout this deflategate process.
Chris Mortensen went on a sports radio station in Arizona today and talked about his deflate gate reporting, and said that the Krafts called him to apologize over the whole situation. Only thing is there's a report tonight from D&C saying their sources at the Patriots are saying that did not happen, could Mort be, dare I say, wrong?
Chris Villani and Lenny Megs talk with Bob McGovern about the proceedings in the Tom Brady and NFL's deflate gate court case.
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Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable are joined this week by special guests Jim Callis of MLB.com and Rob Bradford of WEEI.com to discuss what new GM Dave Dombrowski will do with his new prospect system. Also, do the Sox really have the best Farm system in baseball? Finally, Ken travels to Lowell to chat with Spinners' catcher Austin Rei and manager Joe Oliver.
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