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04/24/2012 - 10:37pm
Reserve clause: C's beat Heat again

With both teams resting their stars, the Celtics found a way to overcome a brutal start and beat the Heat, 78-66, Tuesday night at TD Garden. Paul Pierce played just 18 minutes, scoring eight points. 

Playing without starters Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett, and without Ray Allen, Mickael Pietrus and Greg Stiemsma, the Celtics found a way to overcome a horrid start and keep alive their hopes of home court in the first round against the Hawks. The Heat played the game without superstars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. 

The Celtics were led by Sasha Pavlovic with 16 points. Marquis Daniels added 13 off the bench and sparked the go-ahead rally with a slam dunk with 9:28 left. 

In one of the most brutal shooting performances in recent team history, the Celtics missed their first seven shots and fell behind 11-0. The Celtics didn't score until Pierce hit a turnaround jumper in the paint with 5:45 left in the opening quarter...

04/24/2012 - 8:52pm
Red Sox moving Alex Wilson to bullpen

The Red Sox are moving right-hander Alex Wilson to the bullpen for Triple-A Pawtucket in hopes of preparing him for a transition meant to reinforce the major league club's beleaguered relief staff. Wilson, 25, was 1-0 with a 5.27 ERA in three starts for the PawSox this year with 16 strikeouts and four walks in 13 1/3 innings. In 2011, he won the organization's Pitcher of the Year honors after going 10-4 with a 3.11 ERA in Double-A and Triple-A.

However, his power arsenal has long profiled as that of a potential late-innings reliever, as Wilson showed a 93-96 mph fastball and a wipeout slider as a starter, along with a changeup that had shown some improvement but that remained a work in progress. The Sox are hopeful that the 2009 second-round selection, who was both a starter and reliever in college, can help to shore up a relief staff with the worst ERA in the majors.

“The way I look at it is an opportunity right now,”...

04/24/2012 - 7:11pm
Rondo, Allen, KG, Steimsma out vs. Heat

Despite being in a race for the fourth and final home court spot in the upcoming Eastern Conference playoffs, the Celtics will rest five key players when they take on the Heat. Rajon Rondo (rest), Ray Allen (rest), Kevin Garnett (rest, hip flexor), Mickael Pietrus (rest) and Greg Steimsma (foot) will all be out for the Celtics, who are a game behind the Hawks for home court advantage in the East. 

Coach Doc Rivers said prior to the game that Steimsma is the only player that "needs" the night off due to injury. Rivers added that he expects Garnett to play in the season finale Thursday at home against the Bucks. Rivers said he preferred that Garnett play tonight and rest Thursday but Garnett told him that he needed the extra two days of rest. 

The Celtics started Avery Bradley and Sasha Pavlovic in the backcourt, Ryan Hollins at center and Paul Pierce and Brandon Bass at forward. The game, which was spotlighted on national...

04/24/2012 - 5:59pm
Lineup: Shoppach in lineup, catching Beckett

Kelly Shoppach is in the lineup for the Red Sox Tuesday night against the Twins, catching Red Sox starter Josh Beckett. For his career, Shoppach is hitting .500 (8-for-16) with three home runs and five RBI against Minnesota right-handed pitcher Nick Blackburn. Blackburn is currently 0-1 with a 5.56 ERA in two starts this season.

Here is the Red Sox lineup:

Mike Aviles SS

Ryan Sweeney RF

Dustin Pedroia 2B

Adrian Gonzalez 1B

David Ortiz DH

Kevin Youkilis 3B

Cody Ross LF

Marlon Byrd CF

Kelly Shoppach C

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04/24/2012 - 5:35pm
Report: Pats put Light on reserve/retired list

The Patriots have placed offensive lineman Matt Light on the reserve/retired list, Howard Balzer of the Sports Xchange and 101 ESPN in St. Louis reported on Tuesday afternoon. A second-round pick out of Purdue in 2001, the veteran protected Tom Brady's blind side for the better part of 11 seasons, starting 153 of 155 games and earning three trips to the Pro Bowl and three Super Bowl rings in the process. The 33-year-old is a member of the Patriots' 50th Anniversary and All-2000s teams. For more Patriots news, check out

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