Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion had 26 points apiece to help lead Dallas to a 100-96 win over Oklahoma City on Wednesday night, giving the Mavericks a 4-1 win in the best-of-seven Western Conference Finals. After Dallas trailed by 15 with 5:04 left before coming back to win Game 4, the Mavs did the same thing in Game 5, outscoring the Thunder 14-4 down the stretch to erase a six-point deficit and pick up the win. Russell Westbrook finished with a game-high 31 to lead Oklahoma City.
TAMPA -- Martin St. Louis and Teddy Purcell each scored twice to offset a playoff hat trick by David Krejci as the Lightning held on to beat the Bruins, 5-4, in Game 6 Wednesday night at St. Pete Times Forum. After complaining about his team not getting an equal amount of power play chances, Lightning coach Guy Boucher watched as his team scored on its first three opportunities en route to forcing a Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night at TD Garden.
Just as was the case in Game 5 in Boston, the Lightning started out fast when Purcell beat Thomas just 36 seconds into the first. Vincent Lecavalier beat Chris Kelly on the faceoff and drew it back to Purcell, who fired a shot past Thomas, who was screened by David Krejci.
But the Bruins took control and momentum in the game when Milan Lucic beat Dwayne Roloson on a wrist shot in the high slot at 7:09 of the first period. David Krecji gave the Bruins their only...
TAMPA -- Lightning forward Sean Bergenheim, who leads all postseason players with nine goals, is out for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals due to an undisclosed lower body injury.After six shifts and 4:19 of ice time in the first period, Bergenheim left Monday's Game 5 with the injury. He skated Wednesday morning and was considered questionable for Game 6. Bergenheim had two goals through the series' first five games.
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NESN analyst Peter Gammons joined the Planet Mikey show on Wednesday to talk about the Sox hot stretch, the state of the bullpen and his thoughts on Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista. Gammons also noted that second baseman Dustin Pedroia is "not going to be right all year with that screw in his foot." Pedroia missed a game after spraining his ankle in Monday's loss to the Indians but returned in Wednesday's 14-2 romp with a home run and three RBI.
"It's amazing what he's done considering how often he plays in pain," Gammons said. "His OPS is down about 190 points. His slugging is down from like 490 to 313 going into [Wednesday], but he plays through it. He never complains about it. The great thing about Dustin is he shows up at the park and says, 'If I can't do this, I'll do this [instead] and try to win.' There aren't athletes in too many places like him who show up every day and try to find a way to win. That's what he does....
The Red Sox jumped all over Cleveland starter Mitch Talbot -- scoring seven runs in the first inning -- and Jon Lester pitched six scoreless innings in a 14-2 win over the Indians on Wednesday at Progressive Field.
The Sox pounded out 20 hits in the victory, with Carl Crawford collecting a season-high four hits, including a fourth-inning home run off of Frank Herrman. Crawford now has a batting average of .229, his highest mark of the season.
Dustin Pedroia returned to the lineup and contributed three hits -- including a two-run homer in the first inning -- and David Ortiz also homered, his 10th of the season. Drew Sutton started in place of Kevin Youkilis (soreness in left hand) and matched a career best with three hits.
The Sox would plate five more runs in the first inning after the Pedroia blast, including a Crawford RBI single that scored Adrian Gonzalez, an RBI single from Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Pedroia's second hit...
Head Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley
Dale, Michael and Jerry sit down with DE Chandler Jones on a Patriots Monday for a candid interview about this season, his new teammates, and the Dallas game this weekend.
We talk all things Patriots and the NFL with Tedy Bruschi.
Sam Packard is joined by his brother Nick, as he breaks down his favorite moments from Celtics Media Day. Sam then tries to compare each member of the Celtics roster to a character on The Wire, with varied results.
Sam Packard is joined by Jared Weiss of CLNSRadio.Com to talk about trading Bradley and the upcoming Celtics Media Day.
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.
Dave O'Brien has called Red Sox baseball games with Joe Castiglione since 2007. Dave is going to the NESN booth next season to take over for Don Orsillo as the Red Sox TV play-by-play man. Dave talks about his time with Joe and the Red Sox Radio broadcast and closes out a very meaningful chapter of a tremendous career. Joe Castiglione offers his thoughts and well-wishes to Dave and closes out, as is tradition, with the Bart Giamatti poem.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.
Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.
DJ Bean joins Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford in studio with the pre-season ending to discuss the upcoming season's line combinations and the changes made in the offseason.
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.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Stephen A. confronted Kevin Durant on ESPN yesterday.
Another blown call in Seattle on Monday Night Football.
Ray Lewis was on the MNF pregame show attacking Jimmy Graham's blocking abilities.
The Lions lost in a controversial ending last night on MNF. Lions Head Coach, Jim Caldwell, barely registers a pulse in his post game presser, and clearly doesn't know the rules.
Glenn, Lou and Christian dive into the DraftKings/FanDuel scandal, and talk about how competitive advantages can be gained, and what the two businesses can do to prevent it.
We look at the call in the Detroit game that may have cost them the game, and how Bill Belichick was again ahead of the curve about making ALL plays reviewable. We also focus on how Bill Belichick coached teams prepare for plays like that.
We wrap up the program with some of the best in soundbites that you may have missed throughout the day.
Dale, Michael and Jerry talk Bruins, specifically Claude Julien as we are less than 24 hours from the puck-drop for the 2015-2016 Bruins season.
Mikey, Lenny and Danny Picard are talking about how rules seemingly fall through the cracks during live games
Mikey and Lenny are talking aboutt he batted ball controversy from the Seahawks vs Lions game on Monday Night Football.
Chris Villani and John Tomase discuss Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned by Judge Richard Berman and discuss in hindsight how obvious this should have been.
Chris Price and Mike Petraglia discuss who they think are the most media friendly players in the Patriots locker room and if the Dallas Cowboys will present a challenge this Sunday.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss Sausage's pudding story, Don Orsillo and Curtis just shows up for some reason.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable take a look back at the 2015 season for the Boston Red Sox and their affiliates, including who the guys think should be classified as the team's Top 10 prospects. Also, a check in with play-by-play voices this year in Pawtucket, Portland, Salem, and Greenville as well as Ken's one-on-one interview with Offensive Player of the Year Sam Travis.
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