The Celtics officially locked up a spot in the NBA playoffs on Saturday night. By virtue of the Bucks' loss to the Pacers, the Celtics clinched a playoff berth for the fifth straight season.
Currently the Celtics hold a 3.5 game lead over both the Knicks and Sixers in the Atlantic Division and are slotted at the number four seed in the Eastern Conference standings as of Saturday night. Division winners in the NBA are guaranteed to be seeded no lower than fourth, however winning the division does not guarantee home court advantage in the first round. If the fifth seed has a better record, it would get home court in the series.
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Speaking before the Red Sox' 13-5 win over the Rays Saturday, Carl Crawford talked about having to fight any temptation to hurry back now that the Sox will be without Jacoby Ellsbury for an extended period.
"It's a little nerve-wracking, but at the same time I don't think it's going to effect if I come back earlier or later," Crawford said. "I still have to stick to the plan. As much as I would like to rush things, I don't thing the training staff is going to let me. I think we're going to stay on track with the plan that they have.
When asked if he was anxious to help add the kind of production usually exhibited Ellsbury 2011, and Crawford prior to last season, the outfielder said, "I felt that way before he got hurt, and now since he got hurt it definitely is now intensified a little bit more. But I have to stay the course of what I've been doing and go from there."
Crawford, who is still rehabbing his surgically-...
One night after an uninspired loss in Toronto, the Celtics were able to shake off a sluggish first half and get a 94-82 win over New Jersey. Early on, it looked like a repeat performance for the C's who are in the middle of a three games in three nights stretch against the dregs of the Eastern Conference.
They trailed 28-22 after one quarter and were tied at the half, but a 26-13 third quarter sent them on their way. Rajon Rondo had seven of his 15 assists in the quarter and Avery Bradley scored 11 of his 18 points. Bradley made a career-high three 3-pointers and Rondo's streak of at least 10 assists has now reached 21 straight games.
Kevin Garnett (21 points, 12 rebounds) and Brandon Bass (18 points, 11 rebounds) each had double-doubles and Paul Pierce added 17 points and Greg Stiemsma had six points and nine rebounds off the bench.
Ray Allen missed his third straight game with a sore right ankle -- his ninth overall -- and won't play...
Bruins coach Claude Julien called out his team after a 2-1 loss in double-overtime that left the series with the Capitals knotted at a game apiece heading to Washington for Game 3 Monday night.
Julien was not happy when his team won the draw early in the second overtime but lost the fight for the loose puck as Marcus Johansson outworked Johnny Boychuk and fed Nicklas Backstrom for the game-winner. He watched as the Capitals won battle after battle all game for the loose puck.
"The proof is the overtime goal: We win the drop, they outmuscle us to the puck, and they get a second effort to make a pass in the right area, and they score a goal. So we lost that battle and we lost the game."
Julien also said Washington is doing a better job getting traffic in front of Thomas.
"They’re putting pucks at the net, and they’re going to the net," Julien said. "Some of the other guys or lines...
After allowing the game-winning goal in a gut-wrenching 2-1 loss in double-overtime, Bruins netminder Tim Thomas tried to put a positive spin on heading to Washington for Game 3 Monday night with the series tied, 1-1.
"We're playing a pretty good defensive game," Thomas said. "We need to find ways to generate more offense without giving up anything defensively. It's better than down 2-0 like last year. You have to take whatever positives you can in cases like this."
Thomas is referring to the fact that the Bruins lost their first two games on home ice to the Canadiens before rebounding to win four of the next five, including overtime wins in Games 4, 5 and 7.
Thomas has faced 46 shots in the first two games, making 44 saves. His counterpart - rookie Braden Holtby - has been even more spectacular, stopping 72 of 74 shots in the two overtime battles.
"We're going to have to get some ugly goals...
Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Gerry and Kirk pepper Ken Laird with questions about his Indian in laws.
The guys talked about the fallout from Roger Goodell's handling of Josh Brown's domestic violence problems.
The guys talked about the Cubs run to the World Series and what it means for Theo Epstein and Headlines with Kirk.
Glenn, Lou and Christian open the show talking about the Patriots win in Pittsburgh, touching on everything from Gronk's post game '69' joke, Gostkowski missing an extra point and the rest of that win against the Steelers.
Glenn, Lou and Christian try to figure out what the hell is going on with Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski, and why he is missing all these kicks.
Randy Moss was very vocal about Roger Goodell and how he handles the league, Tim Hasselbeck tried not to offend the Mara family, and Tom Brady took a subtle jab at the NFL. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about these three guys who all made comments about the NFL's handling of domestic violence.
We discuss the NFL and the Patriots with Hall of Famer Michael Irvin as the Pats prepare to head to Pittsburgh to take on the Stillers.
We discuss Josh Brown, domestic violence and the league that never learns from it's past mistakes, the NFL
We close out the show with the best clips of the day and LAROY!
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Monday's show was a scattered affair w/ Mut joining Kirk & Gerry; producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Tom Brady interview among other show tidbits.
Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.
With Pete Davidson unavailable today, Jim Hackett brought in a special guest for today’s show. You know him as “Andy from Sales,” famous from his appearances as spokesman for New England Fat Loss. The loser of 75lbs has been a winner to date in the Entercom Boston Fantasy Football League, sporting a 6-0 record sitting in 1st Place. But Jim is concerned about the makeup of his team. At 6-0, there’s still plenty of work to do for Andy (picture here)… After Andy’s team diagnosis that includes some needed Waiver Wire adds and some trade options to seek, the show turns to Pete’s Starts & Sits article where Jim highlights some plays and values he likes for Week 7. The show closes with a little insight from Jim on the continued missteps of the NFL… Enjoy!