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04/18/2010 - 12:37am
Richardson on Pierce, KG: 'I don't like them'

Speaking after his team dropped an 85-76 decision to the Celtics, Miami guard Quentin Richardson spoke of his dislike for both Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. It was the skirmish that Richardson got into with Garnett, with Pierce on the floor with an apparent injury, that led to Garnett being ejected from the game with 40 seconds remaining.

 

"I don't like them," Richardson said, "and they know it."

 

As for the incident, Richardson wasn't sold on the severity of Pierce's injury, which was identified as a shoulder issue by the Celtics forward after the first-round Eastern Conference playoff game. 

 

"He's on the ground crying and I don't know what's going on," the Heat guard said. "Two actresses over there, that's what they are." When asked he was surprised the confrontation escalated, Richardson responded, "I'm not surprised at people's actions when I know...

04/18/2010 - 12:21am
Rays take second game from Sox
By: DJ Bean

Three homers from Red Sox infielders wasn't enough for the Red Sox, who nearly overcame an ugly first inning from the defense and Clay Buchholz but fell to the Rays 6-5 on Saturday night. Dustin Pedroia became the first Boston second baseman to hit five home runs in the month of April and Marco Scutaro went deep for the first time as a member of the Red Sox. The Sox went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position, however, and failed to take the lead at any point in the game. Rafael Soriano, who picked up the save in the continuation of Friday night's game, closed out the Sox in the ninth. The Red Sox out-hit the Rays 11-5.

 

For more on the Red Sox, check the Full Count blog


04/18/2010 - 12:20am
Beasley: '[Celtics] are going to try to punk us'

Speaking after the Celtics' 85-76 win over Miami in Game 1 of the teams' first round Eastern Conference playoff series, Heat forward Michael Beasley suggested that the Celts were going to try and use intimidation throughout the playoffs. "They're physical, we got physical. We're not going to back down," Beasley said. "They're a real physical team and I think they tried, and are going to try, to punk us throughout the series, and it's not going to happen."

 

Asked why the Celtics take such a tact, Beasley commented, "That's their M.O. They're loud, they talk through the whole game. We're not going to get out of our game. We're going to stay focused and let them do what they do." The second-year forward also suggested that Miami's athleticism would be an advantage as the series progressed. "It's going to show come Game 7," he said.

 

The impetus for many of Beasley's comments was a...

04/17/2010 - 11:02pm
C's beat Heat in hostile Game 1

The Celtics beat the Heat, 85-76, in a hostile Game 1 in Boston on Saturday. The Celtics comeback victory -- they trailed by as many as 14 -- was overshadowed by a scuffle that took place in the fourth quarter. Paul Pierce was on the ground in front of the Heat bench when Quentin Richardson approached as Kevin Garnett stood over Pierce. Words were exchanged and a scuffle ensued. In the end, Garnett was assessed double technicals and ejected; Richardson, Glen Davis, and Udonis Haslem were also issued technicals.

Tony Allen provded a spark for the Celtics bench and scored 14 points. Pierce led the C's with 16 points (11 in the second half). Dwyane Wade scored a game-high 26 points. Game 2 will be played on Tuesday at TD Garden.


04/17/2010 - 8:58pm
Red Sox/Rays lineups: Beltre out
By: DJ Bean

Red Sox:

1. Marco Scutaro, SS

2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

3. Victor Martinez, C

4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B

5. David Ortiz, DH

6. Mike Lowell, 3B

7. J.D. Drew, RF

8. Mike Cameron, CF

9. Jeremy Hermida, LF

SP Clay Buchholz

 

Rays:

1. Jason Bartlett, SS

2. Carl Crawford, LF

3. Ben Zobrist, RF

4. Evan Longoria, 3B

5. Carlos Pena, 1B

6. B.J. Upton, CF

7. Pat Burrell, DH

8. John Jaso, C

9. Sean Rodriguez, 2B

SP James Shields


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