Kevin Durant tried to play, but after going through a pregame workout, the Thunder decided to keep him out of tonight's game with the Celtics at TD Garden. Durant sprained his ankle against the Rockets Wednesday night and was not expected to play tonight. Forward Jeff Green is also out of the lineup for Oklahoma City. He has now missed six of seven games.
James Harden is expected to start in Durant's place, while Serge Ibaka has been starting for Green. Durant burned the Celtics last season at the Garden, but it was Green who made the winning shot.
Durant's absence takes a little luster off this game. This is the Thunder's only trip to Boston this season. "He’s probably as unique as any player, maybe not in history, but he’s up there," Doc Rivers said. "He’s [Dirk] Nowitzki at guard, basically."
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CBS football analyst and former Steelers coach Bill Cowher joined The Big Show on Friday afternoon, indicating that a return to coaching isn't out of the question.
"If it was the right situation. I certainly haven't put any time table [on it] and I'm not in any hurry," Cowher said, noting that he enjoys how involved in football he can still be in his role with CBS.
"I'd never say never, he added. "I still feel young enough that I could come back, and probably will at some point, but I'm not going to come back just for the sake of doing it. It would have to be the right situation. I couldn't even tell you what the right situation it, it would be something at the end of the year where you sit down, and a lot of things that I do, I will go with my guy feeling, and I'll know if it's time at that point."
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The Colts - already short Dallas Clark - list three of their offensive weapons as questionable for Sunday's game in Foxboro against the Patriots. Defensive ends Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney - who received rest days earlier in the week - were removed from the official report. There was no players listed as getting rest on Friday's injury report.
Colts injury report Friday:
Did Not Practice
DB Bob Sanders (biceps)OUT
LB Gary Bracket (toe) Questionable
RB Mike Hart (ankle) Questionable
LB Clint Session (elbow) Questionable
DB Justin Tryon (foot) Questionable
RB Joseph Addai (neck) Questionable
CB Aaron Francisco (rib) Questionable
DB Kelvin Hayden (neck) Questionable
WR Austin Collie (concussion)...
FOXBORO — Quarterback Tom Brady was again limited at practice on Friday while wide receiver Brandon Tate and offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger were out with the flu. Safety Jarrad Page returned to practice for the first time since Oct. 22, the Friday before injuring his calf against San Diego.
Patriots Injury report Friday:
Did Not Practice
WR Brandon Tate (flu) Questionable
G Rich Ohrnberger (flu) Questionable
CB Jonathan Wilhite (hip) Questionable
DT Myron Pryor (back) Questionable
Limited Participation in Practice
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder/foot) Probable
S Jarrad Page (calf) Questionable
G Stephen Neal (shoulder) Questionable
RB Fred Taylor (toe) Questionable
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Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is listed as "questionable" for tonight's game against the Celtics at TD Garden, but Oklahoman beat writer Darnell Mayberry wrote that "Durant doesn't seem likely to play." Durant suffered a spraned ankle Wednesday against the Rockets. Durant played through it, but said that it got worse as the game went on.
Forward Jeff Green is also out for Oklahoma City. He has missed five of the last six games with an ankle injury of his own. The Thunder had only four games missed by starters all of last season. Heading into tonight's game that number is already at 13 and rising.
If Durant can't play, this would be the second straight game the Celtics will have missed a marquee opponent. Rookie John Wall sat out Wednesday's game for the Wizards.
Greg and Chris talk more offseason happenings with the Pats and their plans. They talk about some of the free agents toward the bottom of the list with Stevan Ridley and Dan Connolly. Price thinks that Connolly could end up back with the Pats and Ridley elsewhere (Cowboys?), but Greg thinks they both could be back. They also chat about the departure of VInce Wilfork and what he meant to the organization, the re-signing of McCourty and more.
The very first airing of the offseason edition of NFL Sunday gets underway with Greg and Chris delving into the free agency period and how the Pats made out. Of course they lost Revis to the Jets, but what else went on? Greg isn't over the loss of Revis yet and the guys discuss what went into that whole ordeal. Price is looking forward to the additions of Chandler and Cadet. They also get a call from Mike Petraglia and get his thoughts on the Pats offseason moves.
We talk to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News about his column today which basically accuses the Patriots of sour grapes for asking the league to enforce their own rules against tampering.
Brow Buff's Sam Packard and Ben Kichen break down Marcus Smart's unfortunate ball tap, debate leadership in the Celtics locker room, and rehash the great Kevin Love to Boston rumors.
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Mut, Tomase, and Bradford kick things off talking about Shane Victorino taking offense to people reading into some comments he made about trading for Cole Hamels. They also discuss Blake Swihart and how soon he could be up if Christian Vazquez starts the season on the DL.
Joe Kelly joined the Hot Stove show where he talked about being ready for his next spring training start after a biceps ailment forced him out of his last outing, he talks about his NCAA brackets and how teammate Wade Miley has a perfect bracket still.
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Jack Edwards of NESN joins Dale, Michael and Jerry. With 9 games left the Bruins don't have much if any margin of error, and Jack knows it.
DJ, Joe and Pete talk more playoff scenarios in hour 2 and if the Bruins can get in, they'll be a very dangerous team... to the point where DJ thinks teams would much rather face the Senators and are doing their best to oust the Bruins from the equation. It's become apparent now more than ever that Chiarelli probably needed to pull the trigger on a deal for a defenseman at the trade deadline. Also. Bruce Garrioch from the Ottawa Sun joins the boys to discuss the Hamburglar and the Senators and Bruins being neck-and-neck for a playoff spot.
With the Senators hot on the tail of the Bruins for a spot in the playoffs, Bruce Garrioch from the Ottawa Sun calls into Sunday Skate. He talks about "the Hamburglar" craze sweeping through the league as goalie Andrew Hammond has really stepped up for Ottawa. They discuss playoff chances, the fans' reaction in Ottawa and more.
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D&C's favorite author joined the show to discuss his new book.
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Don Cherry from Hockey Night in Canada joins the show to talk about the woeful Bruins season
The guys discuss the latest Bruins shootout loss to the Anaheim Ducks
Dale and Michael discuss the collective egg laid by the Celtics against the Heat, and how the Bruins turnaround better begin tonight if they want it to begin at all.
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