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01/03/2013 - 11:45am
Rivers: 'We're not going to panic'

Doc Rivers made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan Show on Thursday, the morning after the Celtics fell to 14-17 on the season following a 93-83 loss to the Grizzlies. The Celtics have now dropped four straight, are currently in fourth place in the Atlantic Division (seven games behind the Knicks) and ninth in the Eastern Conference.

"We've been inconsistent," Rivers said. "Defense one night, offense last night. The first half last night we scored points and couldn't get stops, the second half we got stops and couldn't score points."

Rivers was asked to identify the biggest reason for the struggles of his team.

"Our inconsistent bench play, when Kevin [Garnett] comes out of games," Rivers said. "Over the year, the season so far, when Kevin has come out of games we've really struggled to get the bench to play well. ... Our depth hasn't shown, and that's one of the things...

01/03/2013 - 8:56am
Mashup: Saints' Vilma gets in dig at Jets

An anonymous Saints player blasted first-year defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo in a New Orleans Times-Picayune story than ran Wednesday, and that did not sit well with Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma.

"I'm bothered you reported it," Vilma told the paper. "We're not the Jets, who run to the media for everything."

Under Spagnuolo, the Saints defense was ranked last in the NFL in total defense and allowed the most yards ever in one season (7,042). The unnamed player criticized Spagnuolo for his performance and his personality.

"He does have that good-guy persona, but he is a control freak and treats people like crap," the player said. "[Spagnuolo has] no patience and zero personality. [He] has a way of pissing players and our defensive coaches off with how he says and does things. [I] think it's even harder after having [former defensive coordinator] Gregg [Williams], who guys enjoyed."

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01/03/2013 - 12:28am
Pierce: 'It's hard to be confident'

Celtics captain Paul Pierce connected on his first four 3-pointers but missed his next four as the Celtics went cold in the second and third quarters and lost to Memphis, 93-83, Wednesday night at TD Garden. It was Boston's fourth straight loss and dropped them a season-low three games under .500 at 14-17.

“It’s hard to be confident when you are struggling, lose four in a row and you find the type of mettle you have," Pierce said. "The good thing about it is where staying positive about this stretch. It’s a tough stretch for us obviously, and we know we are going to get through it.

“We sit in here and we talk about being positive, don’t get our heads down. We understand we feel you can always get the next one. It’s just like any confident person, when things don’t go your way you feel the next thing is going to go your way, and that’s how this team feels.”

Pierce finished with...

01/02/2013 - 10:55pm
Lowball: C's fall 3 games under .500

Mike Conley scored 23 points while former Celtic Tony Allen hit his first six shots and finished with 15 points as the Grizzlies handed the Celtics their fourth straight loss, 93-83, Wednesday night at TD Garden. The Celtics fell to a season-worst three games under .500 at 14-17. While Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 17, Kevin Garnett struggled badly for the first three quarters, making just three of his first 12 shots, and finishing with 12 points. Jeff Green had 10 points off the bench for the Celtics, who were outrebounded, 39-27. Former UConn star Rudy Gay finished with 19 for the Grizzlies, who improve to 20-9. 

Avery Bradley started in his first game of the season after surgery on both shoulders. Bradley, considered the best on-ball defender on the Celtics, played 20 minutes, scoring just four points in a return that was thought to provide a defensive spark. 

The Celtics showed some toughness in the first quarter, falling behind 11...

01/02/2013 - 10:29pm
Sox scouting Javier Vazquez on Friday

According to an industry source, the Red Sox are slated to scout right-hander Javier Vazquez when he pitches for Caguas of the Puerto Rican Winter League on Friday. Vazquez is pitching against Santurce in the third game of the playoffs for Caguas as part of the 12-game round-robin postseason tournament on the island. News of the Sox' scouting undertaking was first reported by Victor Ramos in Puerto Rico (via twitter). The veteran has been showing fastball velocity of 92-93 mph in recent workouts. 

Vazquez, 36, last pitched in the big leagues in 2011, when he went 13-11 with a 3.69 ERA in 192 2/3 innings for the Marlins. He struck out 7.6 batters per nine innings while issuing just 2.3 walks per nine. The 14-year veteran has a career 165-160 record and 4.22 ERA, enjoying considerable success with six teams. However, in his only two years in the AL East (pitching for...

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