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06/17/2010 - 9:25am
Game 7 refs: Crawford, Crawford, Foster

The referees for Game 7 of the NBA finals were announced by the league Thursday morning. Joey Crawford, Dan Crawford and Scott Foster have been tabbed to call the fouls as the Celtics and Lakers battle for NBA supremacy.

 

For Joey Crawford, it's his third appearance in this year's finals. He reffed Game 1 in Los Angeles and Game 5 in Boston. Dan Crawford was on the floor for the Celtics' Game 3 loss at TD Garden. Foster officiated Boston's Game 4 win.


06/17/2010 - 8:55am
Red Sox' Thursday night game time changed

Due to the Celtics' Thursday night, Game 7 showdown with the Lakers in the NBA finals, the Red Sox have announced they are moving the start of their game with the Diamondbacks from 7:10 p.m. to 6:10 p.m. The deciding game between the Celtics and Lakers is scheduled to tip off at 9 p.m. The Fenway Park gates will open at 4:10 p.m Thursday afternoon. The radio broadcast of the Sox series finale against Arizona will be carried on WRKO 680 AM, with the pregame show starting at 5 p.m.


06/17/2010 - 8:35am
Vote: Who wins Game 7?

We want your opinion on Thursday night's Game 7 of the NBA finals. Do you think the Celtics can overcome the loss of Kendrick Perkins and rebound from Tuesday's night's embarrassment? Or will Kobe Bryant carry the Lakers to a second straight NBA title? Cast your vote at the Green Street blog.


06/17/2010 - 8:21am
LEEInks list: Memorable Boston Game 7s

With Game 7 of the NBA finals on tap Thursday night, we decided to take a look back at memorable Game 7s in Boston sports history, both good and bad. Check out our list of the top 10 Game 7s at the LEEInks blog.


06/17/2010 - 7:54am
Stephen A. on D&C: Kobe 'focused'

Philadelphia Inquirer columnist and radio host Stephen A. Smith joined the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning to talk about the NBA finals. Smith said at least two of the Celtics' top players must step up in Game 7, because he has no doubt Kobe Bryant will be at his best. "I have never seen him this focused," Smith said of the Lakers star. "If he was this focused before Game 7, imagine how he's going to be tonight."

 

Talking about Rasheed Wallace, whose play becomes that much more important with the absence of injured starter Kendrick Perkins, Smith said: "As big as this game is, he is completely unfazed. ... He's not going to be nervous. At the same time, it's a bad thing, because the urgency of the moment is not going to affect him. ... Game 7 is not going to make him give you more."

 

As for a prediction, Smith said that despite Bryant wanting it more than anyone else, "I...

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