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05/28/2010 - 11:35pm
Pedroia: 'Nothing wrong with my knee'

Following the Red Sox’ 12-5 loss to the Royals, Dustin Pedroia insisted that the knee he injured on a slide in Detroit on May 15 wasn’t the cause for his recent hitting slump.

 

 

“There’s nothing. There’s nothing wrong with my knee,” he said after going 0-for-5 Friday night. “I don’t make excuses for my play. I play hard every day. I don’t make excuses if I get injured or something. I go out there every day and try to hit a thousand. I’m tring to get a hit every time up. It’s really not working out right now. I can guarantee you that I won’t end the year hitting .260 or whatever the [expletive] I’m hitting now. I can guarantee you that. I don’t guarantee a lot, but that’s for damn sure.

 

“I’m just...

05/28/2010 - 11:17pm
C's headed to NBA Finals for 21st time

Paul Pierce scored 31 points, hauled in 13 rebounds and had five assists led the Celtics to a 96-84 win over the Orlando Magic in Game 6 at TD Garden to claim the Eastern Conference title. 

 

The Celtics are returning to the Finals for the second time in three years and will play Game 1 on the road next Thursday against either the Los Angeles Lakers or the Phoenix Suns. 

 

Ray Allen added 20 points and Rajon Rondo contributed 14 for the Celtics, who are headed to the NBA Finals for a 21st time. They are 17-3 in previous championship series. With Rondo on the sidelines nursing a bruised lower back, Nate Robinson came off the bench and scorched the Magic for 13 points while Orlando was led by Dwight Howard's 28 points. 

 

For complete coverage, visit the Green Street blog. 


05/28/2010 - 10:17pm
Wakefield, Red Sox roughed up by Royals

The Red Sox succumbed to a seven-run fourth inning, paving the way to their 12-5 loss to the Royals, Friday night at Fenway Park. Taking the loss for the Sox was starter Tim Wakefield, who allowed nine runs on 12 hits over 3 2/3 innings. Kansas City pounded out 20 hits against Red Sox pitchers, with David DeJesus (4), Mitch Maier (3, HR), and Yuniesky Betancourt (3) leading the way for the visitors. The Red Sox' offensive highlight came in the form of Victor Martinez' two-run homer in the third inning. Marco Scutaro (3 hits), Adrian Beltre (2), Mike Cameron (2), and Martinez (2) all had solid nights at the bat for the Red Sox. Utilityman Bill Hall made his first major league pitching performance, hurling a perfect ninth inning. For a complete see Closing Time at The Full Count Blog. 


05/28/2010 - 8:21pm
Doc on Daniels: 'Probably out for a while'

While the Celtics got good news on the availability of Glen Davis and Rasheed Wallace for Game 6 against Orlando, the news was much more pessimistic on Marquis Daniels, who is out indefinitely after suffering a concussion minutes after Davis sustained his own in Game 5 against the Magic. 

 

"Marquis is out and probably out for a while," Rivers said. "If they're putting a uniform on, they're good [to play].

 

"[Daniels] had tingling in his feet, his hands and couldn't feel either one for a while so that gets dangerous.  We don't know how long. He feels good now. Everything's back. That's something you have to be careful with. Eddie [Lacerte] said he's the one, you just can't take a chance."

 

Brian Scalabrine is dressing for Game 6 and is taking Daniels' spot on the active roster. 

 

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05/28/2010 - 7:12pm
Big Baby will play: 'I'm feeling good'

Glen Davis said prior to Game 6 that he will play tonight after suffering a concussion in Game 5. "I'm feeling good," he said. "[The headaches] are all gone." Davis was hit by Magic center Dwight Howard with an elbow and staggered to half court before collasping. "He caught me off guard," Davis said. "That was the big thing. I didn't see it coming." Davis also said that he didn't lose a tooth, but he have a brace in his moutch knocked out. Asked if he thought the play was dirty, Davis said, "I don't know what to think."


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