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06/07/2010 - 6:44am
Pierce to LA: 'We ain't coming back'

During the closing seconds of the C’s Game 2 win Sunday night, as Pierce helped up teammate Kendrick Perkins, he appeared to say, “We ain’t coming back [to LA].” If the Celtics were to win (or, for that matter, lose) the next three games in Boston, the series would be over without the Lakers hosting another game. The comment was a hot topic overnight on message boards across the country. Read more and check out the video of the comment at the Green Street blog.


06/06/2010 - 11:49pm
Lakers' Jackson unhappy with officiating

LOS ANGELES -- Despite his team taking 15 more free throws than the Celtics, Phil Jackson was not happy with the officiating after Game 2 of the NBA finals, primarly because Kobe Bryant spent most of the night in foul trouble. "I wasn't happy with those foul calls," Jackson said. "Those were unusual calls." Jackson also pointed to fouls called against Derek Fisher when he was guarding Ray Allen. "Are they going to allow us to take direct line cuts away from [Allen] so he has to divert his route?" Jackson said. "That makes for a totally different type of ballgame." 


06/06/2010 - 11:37pm
Rivers on Rondo: 'He was special tonight'

LOS ANGELES -- Rajon Rondo scored 19 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had 10 assists in the Celtics' Game 2 victory over the Lakers in the NBA finals, and that still doesn't do his performance justice. "He did a lot of things," Doc Rivers said. "The blocked shots, the steals, he's our quarterback and he does a lot of things for us. He was special tonight."


06/06/2010 - 11:03pm
Blackhawks one win away from Cup

The Chicago Blackhawks raced out to a 3-0 first-period lead and didn't look back in a 7-4 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals at the United Center in Chicago. Brent Seabrook, Dave Bolland and Kris Versteeg scored in the opening 20 minutes, forcing the Flyers to pull Michael Leighton in favor of Brian Boucher.

 

The Flyers cut the lead to 5-3 in the third period, but the Hawks responded with a goal with just over five minutes remaining to seal the victory and a 3-2 series lead. The Hawks are one win away from their first Stanley Cup championship since 1961 and their fourth overall.

 

Game 6 is Wednesday night in Philadelphia. If the Flyers win, they will force a seventh and deciding game Friday night back in Chicago.


06/06/2010 - 10:59pm
Celtics even series with win over Lakers

Rajon Rondo had a triple double and Ray Allen had a record-setting night from 3-point range as the Celtics came away with a 103-94 win over the Lakers in Game 2 of the NBA finals at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

 

Rondo finished with 19 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists while Allen finished with a game-high 32 points, 27 in the first half as he drilled his first seven 3-point attempts.

 

Pau Gasol led the Lakers with 25 points while Andrew Bynum and Kobe Bryant each added 21. The Lakers suffered their first home loss of the playoffs in 10 games.

 

The series now shifts to Boston and TD Garden for Game 3 Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Game 4 will follow on Thursday night and then Game 5 is Sunday night at TD Garden at 8 p.m.

 

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