NEW YORK -- The Celtics went through a film session and a walkthrough at Madison Square Garden on Saturday and there is no change with Shaquille O'Neal. The center will not play in Game 4 on Sunday, although Celtics coach Doc Rivers maintains that Shaq will play when he's able. "He’s not playing tomorrow," Rivers said "He didn’t feel great, so I’m not taking a chance. I’d still like to use him. If he could play I’d play him because I think it would be good for him. The minute he can play he’ll be on the floor."
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Jon Lester continued an impressive stretch by Red Sox starting pitchers, not allowing a run over six innings while leading the Sox to a 4-3 win over the Angels Friday night in Anaheim. The victory moved Terry Francona's team to 8-5 after its six-game losing streak to begin the season.
Lester, who struck out eight and walked two, departed after 111 pitches, holding a 4-0 lead. It marked the seventh straight game the Red Sox starter has allowed two or fewer earned runs, a stretch that has resulted in a combined ERA of 1.19.
"I remember back about the middle of that homestand, somebody asked me: 'What's the best way to get it going?'" Francona told reporters after his team's win on his 52nd birthday. "And I said, 'A time or two through the rotation and have them give us a chance every night.' And that's exactly what's happened."
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Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire scored just seven points on 2-for-8 shooting and played 32 minutes in the Celtics 113-96 win in Game 3 on Friday. After sitting out the second half of Game 2 with back spasms, Stoudemire was a game-time decision and clearly was not himself. He's not likely to be for Sunday's Game 4 either. "There's no way I'll be 100 percent by Sunday," he said. "I knew I wasn't 100 percent [in Game 3], but I also knew my teammates needed me to be out there. I felt good enough to play but I wasn't 100 percent. I feel bad for the fans. They deserve it. My teammates also."
Stoudemire said that he didn't feel like he could draw contact, which is a big part of his game. He also said his quickness wasn't there. "Nobody expected him to go out and be a superhero," Carmelo Anthony said. "He gave us what he could and I respect that."
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The Celtics have been preaching defensive rebounding and ball movement the last three days and both were clearly evident in their 113-96 win over the Knicks in Game 3 of their first round playoff series. "We got stops and then offensively we kept the game simple," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "I thought it was one of our best jobs setting picks, maybe this year."
That pick setting allowed Paul Pierce (38 points) and Ray Allen (32) to light up the New York night. The two combined to make 25 of 34 shots and go 14-for-19 from beyond the 3-point line. Game 4 is Sunday afternoon and the Celtics have a chance to record their first playoff sweep since 1992 when they swept the Pacers in three games in the first round.
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NEW YORK -- The Celtics jumped out to a 22-5 lead out of the gate and never looked back, beating the Knicks in Game 3 of the teams' Eastern Conference first-round series, 113-96, Friday night at Madison Square Garden.
Leading the way for the Celtics, who now have a 3-0 series lead, were Paul Pierce (38 points) and Ray Allen (32). Pierce went 14-of-19 from the field, while Allen made eight of his 11 3-point attempts.
Also turning in a stellar game for the Celtics was Rajon Rondo, who set the tone with 15 points, 20 assists and 11 rebounds.
The closest the Knicks would get was five points in the first half, but a third quarter which saw the Celtics out-score New York 34-19 sealed the hosts fate. The Celts also out-rebounded the Knicks, 43-33.
Amar'e Stoudemire, who was battling a bad back, wasn't a factor for the Knicks, collecting just seven points and three rebounds. Carmelo Anthony couldn't come close to his 42-point...
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia talks to former federal prosecutor John Down about the NFL's discipline process and what should be changed.
We check in with Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater on a Patriots Monday as the Patriots prepare for their fourth pre-season game, and are 10 days away from opening the 2015 season.
We check in with the head coach of the Patriots on a Pats Monday to get his take on the win over Carolina, pre-season game number four, and the numerous cuts to the team's roster he must make in the upcoming weeks.
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 & Dave talked to the Sox outfielder, who had two doubles and a walk and scored two runs in the win over the Phillies.
We check in for our weekly visit with the interim Sox manager.
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.
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!
Recapping the evolution of the Deflategate witch hunt.
A compilation of all the trolls featured on D&C&M during Deflategate.
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As the guys say goodbye to Aloha Friday and their last day of freedom from Glen Ordway, the Big O himself calls in to tell the guys that he's back in charge.
Lou and Christian grill Gary for his stance that Tom Brady is still guilty, and callers chime in to rip Gary.
Lou, Christian and Gary listen to comments made by Tom Brady's attorney, Jeffrey Kessler, and discuss what he said about why he thinks the NFL shouldn't appeal.
Dale, Michael and Jerry revisit the news that Brady will be on the field for Week One and discuss what the Krafts could and should do about their penalty.
On today's Final Drive the guys hear from Bill Burr and his thoughts on Deflategate, and LaRoy has another rap -- aptly themed around Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned.
There's been a lot of fools during the Deflategate saga, and we take a look at some of the biggest, most obnoxious ones.
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.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the Thursday federal court decision to overturn Tom Brady's DeflateGate punishment.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.
Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with another a edition of the Fantasy Football Podcast. The opening of the 2015 NFL Season is just days away and the Fantasy Football draft season is at its peak. This week’s installment of the Fantasy Football Podcast features conversation about 36 Running Backs, how they are ranked and why. Plenty of insight to help you win at the position in your drafts. Good luck with your drafts and enjoy the show!
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Sam, Alex and Paul discuss a recent article in Rolling Stone about Russell WIlson and pretty much rip him to shreds.
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