Mike Scott scored 18 points and 19th-ranked Virginia posted a 66-49 victory over Boston College Thursday night in Charlottesville, Va.
Jontel Evans and Akil Mitchell added 10 points apiece for the Cavaliers (16-3, 3-2 ACC), who came into the game ranked second nationally in points allowed at 50.2 per game.
Ryan Anderson had 12 points and nine rebounds for BC (7-13, 2-4).
Virginia took a 31-23 lead into the half. The margin was 11 points 30 seconds into Period 2 after a Joe Harris 3-pointer. But the Eagles clawed back and tied the score at 44 midway through the period on a 3-pointer from the corner by Danny Rubin.
The Eagles then went into one of their all-too-familiar second-half scoring droughts, scoring just two points over the next seven minutes and five points the remainder of the game. When Virginia's Sammy Zieglinski hit a 3-pointer with 3:20 remaining, it was a 57-46 game, and Virginia coasted home from there, finishing the...
There was no reason to think that the Celtics had any chance of coming back in a game when they were down by 27 points and playing without three starters. But the Celtics slowly began to chip away at Orlando's lead in the second half and late in the third quarter, E'Twaun Moore caught fire knocking down three 3-pointers as the Celtics rallied all the way back for a 91-83 win in Orlando, sweeping the two-game set with the Magic.
Paul Pierce led the way with 24 points, 10 assists and six rebounds and Kevin Garnett added 12 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. The Celtics also got a huge lift from Moore and Mickael Pietrus, who combined for 28 points and seven 3-pointers, making up for the absence of Ray Allen. They were also missing Rajon Rondo and Jermaine O'Neal, which meant that Garnett had to play Dwight Howard and the veteran held the All-NBA center in check.
Orlando scored only eight points in the fourth quarter and did not score a field goal...
Bruins captain Zdeno Chara held the first overall pick in the fantasy draft to determine teams for the 2012 NHL All-Star game Thursday night and selected Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk with the top pick. Chara then drafted teammate Tim Thomas in the second round.
The other Bruin in the player pool, Tyler Seguin, had to wait quite a while for his name to be called. After picking the likes of Carey Price, Phil Kessel and Dennis Wideman, Chara selected Seguin in the 19th round.
Upon being selected, Thomas was asked about his controversial decision to not attend the White House Monday for political reasons.
"I followed my conscience," Thomas said of his decision. "I'm extremely grateful for all the support I've gotten from my teammates, my friends and my fans."
Chara did not select any players from the Canucks.
For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins...
Rajon Rondo will miss his third straight game with a sprained right wrist and the Celtics will also be without Ray Allen and Jermaine O'Neal when they play the Magic on Thursday night. This is the second-straight game missed for Allen who rolled his ankle in Sunday's game against the Wizards trying to avoid a screen set by Jan Vesely. O'Neal bruised his left knee in Monday's game against Orlando.
Avery Bradley, Mickael Pietrus and Brandon Bass will make the start alongside Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. The Celtics are also expected to have Keyon Dooling and Chris Wilcox back in the lineup. Dooling (seven games, knee) and Wilcox (six, calf strain) have been out for the last few weeks.
For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told The Big Show in his weekly appearance that he's not sure he's ever seen a point guard dominate a game defensively the way Avery Bradley did against Orlando on Monday when the Celtics won 87-56.
"I'm not so sure I've ever seen a point guard dominate an NBA game to that extent, ever, defensively," Ainge said. "That was impressive."
The Celtics have always known that Bradley was capable of being an elite defender, but he really opened eyes in training camp when he was matched against Ray Allen and Ainge left open the possibility of Bradley teaming with Rajon Rondo on occasion.
"Ray's experience and size was able to get him some shots but Avery was all Ray could handle day-in and day-out in training camp, Ainge said. "Those guys could easily play together and provide a lot of spark. Avery's one of this guys that his intensity throughout possession by...
Christian and Chris talk about overrated Pats players this season and in the past and then get into the QB issue on the team. They talk about all three guys, what they bring to the table and if they can keep their head above water without the best QB in the league for 4 weeks. Then...Karlos Williams was released by the Bills - should the Pats consider adding the overweight second year running back? Christian also brings up Dante Scarnecchia and gets Price's opinion on if this one man can truly improve a shaky offensive line.
Christian Arcand is in for Tanguay for NFL Sunday with Chris Price. The guys talk about the victory over the Bears, Jimmy G's progress and their expectations for the Pats defense this season. Arcand thinks that there are more holes on the D than some fans realize.
We check in with Bill Belichick after the first Preseason game for our weekly "Patriots Monday" discussion.
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.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1
David Price pitched a gem and Andrew Benintendi makes one of the top highlight catches of the year as the Sox take the first game of four against the Rays, 6-2. Christian Arcand recaps the game and takes all of your Sox calls.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, who made a highlight reel catch nearly going over the wall in left field robbing Steven Souza Jr of a home run
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, Mut, and Kirk discuss the Benintendi catch from Monday and what's looking like an incredible outfield for years to come; also the guys discuss the probation sentence given to an East Longmeadow youth charged with sexual assault.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Mickey Rourke in a small, yet growing, group of public figures to rip Lenny Dykstra for his nefarious deeds.
Kirk & Callahan with Mut react to the latest Roger Goodell NFL wheel of justice ruling
The 2016 edition of the annual survey into what sports fans think about their teams (and more importantly, about the media) is out, and Glenn, Lou and Christian dive into some of the opinions of the local fans.
Tom Brady returned to practice after his unexplained days off to shed some light into his mysterious scissors injury that prevented him from playing last Thursday's preseason game.
Andrew Benintendi made possibly the catch of the year for the Sox, and the guys talk about the hype surrounding that play. Also, they get into Pats talk, and focus in on what a loss of Tom Brady for 4 games means to an already shaky offensive line.
We discuss the one game suspension for domestic violence for Giants kicker Josh Brown, and the can of worms it has opened up for the league with it's inconsistent suspensions, many for the same acts.
Sox talk with Dale, Thornton and Tom E Curran as game 2 in Tampa comes up tonight.
We discuss Brady's return to camp from his four day absence and what exactly people want Brady to do as far as mentoring Jimmy Garoppolo. Is he expected to always be by his side?
Kirk Minihane sits down with former producer Chris Curtis? Or is it current producer Chris Curtis? Either way, Kirk and Chris talk about what happened in their previous tenure together, where it went wrong, and why Curtis is now back with the show.
Kirk Minihane and Gary Tanguay sit down together on Enough About Me for the first time. These two divisive figures talk about Gary's career and his late evolution into a controversial broadcaster. Nobody is spared from Kirk and Gary's wrath on this episode and it will surely make some people at the two sports radio stations very uncomfortable.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Mut to answer questions from the fans. Kirk and Mut get into the issues with Dino, the other hosts at the station, Kirk's issues with drugs in the past, and the love fest between Kirk and Mut.
Jerry is joined by Red Sox legend Bill Lee to talk about his new biopic "Spaceman," Lee's unique philosophy, political beliefs, drug use and what makes him a cultural icon decades after he retired from baseball.
Christian Fauria and Dr. Gill talk about the process and steps football players have to take when rehabbing injuries during the off season. Focusing on Dion Lewis, Nate Solder, and Sebastian Vollmer
Week two of the Preseason is underway so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of the “Fantasy Football Hour” to offer some mid-August updates and opinion. In today’s show Jim and Pete offer analysis from the Thursday Night Patriots game and discuss LeGarrette Blount and the Patriots Running Attack in depth. Jim and Pete key on some recent news surrounding lots of players including Seattle’s and Chicago’s backfield, then get into the incredibly deep Wide Receiver position. Make sure to tune in for more on Sunday morning at 8:00am for “The Fantasy Football Hour.” Enjoy!
Tom Brady returned to practice after his unexplained days off to shed some light into his mysterious scissors injury that prevented him from playing last Thursday's preseason game.More from this show
Patriots QB Jimmy G makes his weekly appearance with D&C on 'Patriots Monday' live from Gillette Stadium with Kirk Minihane and Mike Mutnansky on site.More from this show
CSN Pats reporter Tom E. Curran makes it over to the WEEI Gillette Stadium studios to discuss injuries to Dion Lewis, Sebastian Vollmer and Shaq Mason.More from this show
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