WALTHAM -- Paul Pierce (left foot sprain) practiced on Saturday and expects to play on Sunday against the Magic. Doc Rivers said it will be a game day decision based on the fact that Pierce looked hesitant on live plays, but Pierce says he is ready to go. He categorized his recovery as "not quite one-hundred percent but it's good enough for me to play."
"I think it's my decision," he said after practice. "He asked me if I could play tomorrow and I told him yeah. I got out there and did some of the drills we had going on today."
Marquis Daniels (thumb) also hopes to return against the Magic. Rivers said he is "50-50" on both players, and noted that Daniels did not get as many hits in at practice as he would have liked. Daniels, however, tweeted Sunday will be his first game back.
CHESTNUT HILL — Nolan Smith and Jon Scheyer each scored 21 points and Duke made use of its size advantage to hold off Boston College, 66-63, Saturday afternoon at Conte Forum. The Eagles trailed by 10 points with less than four minutes to play but chipped away and got as close as one point at 64-63 with 15 seconds left after a long 3-pointer from the top by Reggie Jackson. After Scheyer nailed a pair of free throws for a three-point lead, BC had a final chance to tie, but Joe Trapani's rushed 3-pointer hit the outside of the rim and bounced away at the buzzer. Corey Raji led BC with 15 points and eight rebounds. BC, which fell to 12-11 overall and 3-6 in the ACC, next plays at Wake Forest Tuesday night. Duke is 19-4 overall and leads the ACC with a 7-2 mark, with a battle looming Wednesday night at North Carolina.
Pavol Demitra scored the clinching goal of the shootout as the Vancouver Canucks claimed a 3-2 OT win on Saturday afternoon at TD Garden, sending the Bruins to their 10th straight loss. The streak is now just one shy of the team's all-time mark set in the 1924-25 season. With the Bruins holding onto a 2-1 lead, Demitra scored with just over four minutes left in regulation to tie the game and force overtime. Zdeno Chara and Michael Ryder scored power play goals to stake the Bruins to a 2-0 lead.
The Bruins recorded 43 shots on goal, reaching the 40-shot plateau for the third straight game. They have 132 shots in their last three games and just five goals. The Bruins also extended their home losing streak to nine and haven't won in Boston since beating Philadelphia on New Year's Day in the Winter Classic at Fenway Park. The Bruins play Sunday in Montreal in the first of four road games before the two-week Olympic break. The Bruins don't...
Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk was bloodied and had to be helped off the ice by teammates Blake Wheeler and Zdeno Chara after taking a puck to the face midway through the first period of Saturday's game against Vancouver. Mikael Samuelsson took the shot from the left point with just over 11 minutes remaining in the first and the puck caught Boychuk in the left temple area. The Bruins announced midway through the second period that Boychuk would not return. For more, visit the Big Bad Blog.
In a game that was far closer than most expected, the Celtics outscored the Nets by 10 in the fourth quarter and held on for a 96-87 win over the hapless New Jersey Nets on Friday night at TD Garden. The game wasn't comfortable until Ray Allen, who finished with a game-high 26, drilled a 3-pointer with 2:00 remaining that put that Celtics up, 93-84. The 4-45 Nets led, 73-72, going into the fourth quarter before the Celtics pulled away. Once again, Eddie House was at the center of the team's push in the final 12 minutes. He scored all 10 of his points in the fourth as the Celtics won their third straight after a three-game skid. Rajon Rondo added 17 points and 11 assists as the Celtics improved to 32-16. Brook Lopez had 19 for the Nets, who had all five starters in double figures but matched the worst 49-game start in the NBA since the 1992-93 Dallas Mavericks. The Celtics wrap up their three-game homestand on Sunday when they host the Orlando Magic at TD...
Rick joined the show to discuss the impending release of Revis from the Buccaneers. He said that Revis is far superior to Aqib Talib both on the field and off.
The Boston Herald's Ron Borges joined the show to discuss his column in today's paper on Vince Wilfork. He thinks the Pats should keep Vince.
Boston Globe Patriots writer Ben Volin joined the show with the latest on the offseason. He said it is most likely that Julian Edelman returns next season due to his agent's relationship with the team.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN joins Mut and Lou to discuss the future of the struggling Celtics as well as the rocky relationship between Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens and Rajon Rondo
ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy joined Dennis & Callahan to talk about Rajon Rondo's birthday mishap.
Jackie MacMullan joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Rajon Rondo's unexcused absence from the Celtics game in Sacramento and how the organization feels about Brad Stevens.
Mikey and Ryder talk with Hall of Fame baseball player and current analyst/broadcaster Dennis Eckersley. Eck gives all kinds of insight into the Red Sox current pitching staff and how valuable a reliable bullpen can be. He also talks about how the game has changed since his playing days.
In 2013, Jackie Bradley Jr. used a non-roster invitation to big league spring training as a platform to an unexpected major league performance. Yet by and large, prospects in big league camp for the first time have more modest goals of creating familiarity -- both on their part with the big league setting, and in an effort to try to impress the big league coaching staff to position themselves for in-season call-ups. Red Sox prospects Garin Cecchini, Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo and Bryce Brentz discuss their outlook on their first big league camps, while Bradley joins to explain the difference he feels this year in his second big league camp.
Red Sox NESN color man Jerry Remy joined Dennis & Callahan to discuss his first broadcast since his sons arrest last October.
LB gives his thoughts on the Bruins
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on the recent trade moves the Bruin's made on deadline day.
Andy Brickley of NESN joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on what trade moves the Bruins might make, if any, as the trade deadline approaches.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed a newly released Johnny Carson sex tape.
The guys opened the show by discussing the possibility of Darrelle Revis coming to New England. Gerry is all in for it.
Hall of Famer, Ozzie Smith, shares his thoughts on Barry Bonds getting into the Hall of Fame. Also, Red Sox and making Opening Day a national holiday.
Chris Price of WEEI.com joins the show to discuss NFL free agency and potential moves for the Patriots.
Dale Arnold and MIchael Holley discuss the start of free agency, the plethora of names out there, and what the Patriots will ultimately decide to do.
Dale and Micheal discuss the Sox line-up, how it's not the same without Ellsbury to kick it off, and who will replace Ells in that lead-off spot.
We knock out the hottest topics of the day on the blitz. Today featuring Baxter Holmes of the Boston Globe and Christopher Price of WEEI.com
Mikey, Lenny and Bill Fairweather are joined by the legendary Bob Lobel, who talks about his career in Boston, his thoughts on some of the goings on, and some great sports talk.
Mikey, Ryder and Lenny talk with Mikey's buddy, former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee. Bill talks about bad neighbors, his playing days with the Sox and beyond.
In 2013, Xander Bogaerts reached the big leagues in August and had a transformative impact on the Red Sox' pursuit of a World Series. Bogaerts discusses how that development, in turn, proved transformative for his life on and off the field. Looking ahead, Garin Cecchini might be the prospect most likely to have a Bogaerts-like impact on the Red Sox' fortunes in 2014. The third base prospect joins the podcast to discuss his player development and outlook for the coming season.More from this show
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. The guys discussed Dennis Rodman's bizarre comments to ESPN over the weekend.More from this show