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05/11/2012 - 2:06pm
Allen: 'Back where I was two weeks ago'

WALTHAM -- Ray Allen was relieved that the Celtics were holding a film session on Friday instead of getting on a plane to to go back to Atlanta for Game 7. At this point, anything to help with the bone spurs in his ankle is welcome.

"It’s no better," Allen said. "I got treatment on it so I’ll stay off it for the rest of the day and get rest."

Asked if he was a gametime decision for Saturday's Game 1 against Philadelphia, Allen said, "Yep, just see how I feel. I won’t say worse but it’s basically the same from where I felt [Thursday]."

Allen described his ankle as "sore and achy" and acknowledged that he was frustrated with the injury. He shot 1-for-7 in Game 6 against the Hawks.

"It just was unstable. I didn’t have that maneuverability out there on the floor," Allen said. "Once I’m out there I do what I can to help the team."

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05/11/2012 - 1:46pm
Report: Pats have 4-year deal with DB Wilson

The Patriots agreed to a four-year deal worth $4.2 million with second-round draft pick Tavon Wilson, according to a report from scouts.com's Aaron Wilson. The former University of Illinois defensive back reportedly will receive a $1.5 million bonus.

Wilson, a surprise pick by the Patriots at No. 48 overall last month, was an honorable mention all-Big Ten player in 2011 and 2010. The Fighting Iliini's captain last season, he was third on the team with 81 tackles in 13 games in 2011.

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05/11/2012 - 12:52pm
Millar on M&M: 'Who is the leader' of Sox?

MLB Network analyst Kevin Millar joined Mut & Merloni to talk about the floundering Red Sox, especially controversial pitcher Josh Beckett. While Beckett has come under fire for his postgame comments Thursday night, Millar said the veteran hurler does have a point about his off-days being private.

"The off-day comment, he's 100 percent right. He's not just kind of right, he's 100 percent right," Millar said. "It's no one's business how we spend our off-days as a major league player. … He went golfing. The judgment's not great and it wasn't a good idea because of the lat issue that he had to skip a start. So, you're correct right there, Josh Beckett probably could have chosen to do something a little bit in better taste at that time, maybe. If he was with the trainer getting rehab, it would have made more sense."

Added Millar: "If Beckett probably had to do this over again, I'm going to say that he wouldn't have...

05/11/2012 - 11:37am
Smith: Hawks 'just weren't getting the calls'

The Celtics attempted 14 more free throws and made nine more freebies than Atlanta in their 83-80 victory in Game 6, and count Josh Smith among the Hawks who found that discrepancy somewhat curious.

"Maybe we could've shot a little bit more free throws," Smith said. "It was 24-10. We were being aggressive; we just didn't get the calls. I don't know what we have to do. We played our hearts out tonight. We fell short. A couple controversial calls. Things like that happen when you're on the road, so you have to try your hardest to try not to make it a close game."

CBSSports.com noted one controversial call, in particular, when Marquis Daniels appeared to foul Al Horford prior to the whistle with 3.1 seconds remaining and the Celtics leading 81-79, which if called would have resulted in one free...

05/11/2012 - 8:04am
Mashup: Moss impresses 49ers at practice

Randy Moss began his NFL comeback with his first formal practice for the 49ers Thursday in Santa Clara, Calif., and Niners quarterback Alex Smith said the former Patriot looked smooth.

"It's tough to tell that he missed a year of football. I certainly don't see any rust," Smith said. "He's running well, catching well. No surprise, he's a pro and already has a good understanding of the playbook."

Added safety Donte Whitner: "He still looks the same. He never, ever since he's been playing football has looked like he's been running fast. But he's a long strider, and when you actually run against him, he's really running really fast. He's running the same as he's always run. His body looks like a younger Randy Moss, so I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do on the football field."

Moss also showed he was in midseason form in terms of his dealings with the media, as he has little to say following the...

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