The backcourt of Evan Turner and Jrue Holiday combined for 46 points, 15 rebounds and 18 assists to lead the Sixers over the Celtics, 106-100, Friday night at TD Garden. Turner finished with 25 points and 11 rebounds while Holiday added 21 and 14 assists. Paul Pierce had 24 points while Kevin Garnett added 19 points and 10 rebounds.
The loss opened a stretch of seven games in 10 days for the Celtics, who fell to 2-3 on the season. Even without the injured Andrew Bynum (knee), the Sixers cut and slashed all night, outscoring the Celtics, 56-38, in the paint.
After scoring the first six points of the game, the Celtics went ice cold. Kevin Garnett and Courtney Lee were a combined 6-for-8 but the rest of the team was 1-for-15 as the Sixers continued a trend of opposing teams taking advantage of the Celtics when Garnett goes to the bench.
With the Celtics up, 8-3, four minutes in, Garnett came out of the game. The Sixers went on...
If there's one coach in the NBA who can relate with what former Lakers head coach Mike Brown went through on Friday it's Celtics coach Doc Rivers. After a 1-10 start to the season in Nov. 2003, Rivers was fired by the Magic. Brown beat that inauspcious record Friday when the Lakers gave him his walking papers after a 1-4 start.
"He beat my record, five games into a season," Rivers said before Friday's game with the Sixers. "That's hard to believe. I feel for Mike. Obviously, I think it's awful. I thought mine was awful, too, by the way."
Rivers recovered quickly and was hired by the Celtics before the next season and has been in Boston ever since.
For more, visit the Celtics team page at weei.com/celtics.
The Patriots announced Friday afternoon that running back Brandon Bolden, defensive end Trevor Scott and linebacker Tracy White have all been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bills at Gillette Stadium. Here's the complete report for New England:
RB Brandon Bolden (knee)
DE Trevor Scott (hamstring)
LB Tracy White (foot)
CB Kyle Arrington (concussion)
DL Ron Brace (back)
S Patrick Chung (shoulder)
S Steve Gregory (hip)
TE Ron Gronkowski (hip)
TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle)
LB Dont’a Hightower (hamstring)
WR Brandon Lloyd (knee)
OL Logan Mankins (calf/hip)
FOXBORO -- Patriots rookie running back Brandon Bolden has been suspended four games for violation of the NFL performance enhancing drug policy. The ruling came down late Friday afternoon. The Patriots released a statement from an NFL spokesperson.
"Brandon Bolden of the New England Patriots has been suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
Bolden’s suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Patriots’ active roster on Monday, December 3 following the team’s December 2 game against the Miami Dolphins."
Bolden has missed the last two games with a knee injury suffered against the Seahawks on Oct. 14, and did not practice this week. The rookie out of Ole Miss has 234 yards on 43 carries this season, with two touchdowns. He had a breakout game against the Bills on Sept. 30 when he ran for 137 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries....
Sports Illustrated's Peter King made his weekly appearance on Mut & Merloni Friday, discussing the surprising Colts and the rest of the NFL.
The Colts, who finished 2-14 last season, improved to 6-3 on Thursday with their 27-10 victory over the Jaguars in Jacksonville. Rookie Andrew Luck has impressed since being taken first overall in the 2012 draft and last week set the rookie record for passing yards with 433 against the Dolphins. While King is impressed with the Colts, he noted that their recent schedule hasn't exactly been overly difficult.
"I think if you look at their schedule and you look at the results of their games -- and I am not in any way throwing cold water on them because they're the story of the year right now, the fun story of the year in the NFL, inspirational story of the year -- in essence, what they've done is had a stunning, emotional upset victory over the Green Bay Packers, a coming of age win for...
We had an impromptu visit from Peter King from SI / MMQB to our Fenway Studios and decided to talk some NFL and Patriots with him.
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Dale, Holley and Rich Keefe discuss NBA lottery pick Lonzo Ball with his very outspoken father Lavar Ball. The guys touch on the Celtics, his feud with his sons' high school coach, Lonzo being better than Steph Curry and much more.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
We sit down with the manager of the Sox, John Farrell, for our weekly interview.
Rob Bradford is joined by Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Craig Breslow, who is one of the foremost authorities among professional athletes when it comes to understanding how charities work. Not only does Breslow head up his own charity, the Strike 3 Foundation, but also proactively has taken the Boston Globe to task via a letter to the editor after a 2013 article criticizing the allocation of funds for high-profile athlete's charities. Breslow digs into the recent controversy surrounding Tom Brady's affiliation with Best Buddies, explaining why the recent Globe article was misguided.
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox left fielder, who had five hits in the Sox win in Baltimore.
Gerry and Kirk read some inspiring quotes from Tony Robbins and Curtis is all set to see the man himself in June.
Tony Robbins fans were sent to the hospital after getting injured walking over coals and Pat is a massive fan of Tony Robbins.
Gerry, Kirk and Arcand react to Brady getting into a business relationship with Tony Robbins.
Night 1 of the draft has passed and Jimmy Garoppolo is still here. The general consensus on the Bears was that they screwed up their draft. And Larry Bird is out in Indiana. Is there hope for Ordway's Paul George dream?
The offensive issues for this Red Sox team are becoming more and more obvious. We also react to our interview with Pedro Martinez.
Chris Sale basically took on Tanaka and the Yankees by himself last night. And the Sox hot corner of days past seem to be gone as far as third base goes.
Dale, Holley and Keefe discuss the Celtics win and how the C's should go for the kill shot on Friday and not let this series linger any longer than it has to.
Keefe and Holley are all up in each other's faces on this argument. We compare eras, playing style, positions and much more and take your calls.
Dale, Holley and Keefe discuss the Sox and how a typically raucous Yankees series seems much more subdued this year.
Kirk Minihane, Springsteen super fan, is joined by Garry W. Tallent, founding member of the E Street Band. Kirk and Garry talk about what it's like on tour with Bruce, how the band goes about selecting songs for the tour, Garry's projects away from the band, and Garry's upcoming solo tour that will bring him to the New England area.
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
Ken and Chris have the Good Weekend recap of a Friday Christian Arcand edition of K&C.
It’s Day 1 of the NFL Draft tonight so Jim Hackett & Pete Davidson offer a little pre-draft fodder for you featuring the Top Tight Ends and Top Wide Receivers. It’s Day 1 of the draft so there’s a lot of focus on the Top Tier talent who you could see drafted tonight including analysis on OJ Howard, Evan Engram & David Njoku; all Tight Ends that could be drafted in tonight’s 1st Round – a rarity. The analysis deepens with more focus on the Top 10 Tight Ends including Jake Butt, Bucky Hodges and Jordan Leggett. Then the boys turn to the Top Wide Receivers, including John Ross, Corey Davis, Mike Williams and JuJu Smith-Shuster. We’ll see where these guys land tonight, but you can learn more and have a few laughs right now.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are in after a Reimer Wednesday edition of K&C to recap a virtuoso Kirk Minihane off-the-rails performance
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