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05/27/2010 - 7:59am
Mashup: ChiSox' Guillen goes off on ump

The Celtics weren't the only one unhappy about the officiating Wednesday night. In Chicago, umpire Joe West, never known to be afraid of the spotlight, called two balks on White Sox ace Mark Buehrle. The pitcher was eventually ejected along with manager Ozzie Guillen, who had some parting shots after the game, including: "He's a [bleeping bleep], that's what he is." And: "Joe has been like that for a lot of years, and he's always going to be like this. I'm not going to change it, nobody is going to change it, but sometimes he thinks [bleeping] people pay to watch him [bleeping] umpire." Rad more about that, plus find out why South Florida Super Bowl committee officials think, "The fix was in for New York," for the 2014 game. It's all at Thursday's Morning Mashup, along with videos, trivia and more.


05/27/2010 - 1:07am
KG: 'Today was a tough day'

ORLANDO -- Kendrick Perkins got thrown out, and may possibly be suspened for Game 6. Glen Davis and Marquis Daniels both suffered concussions. Rasheed Wallace has back spasms. And the Celtics lost 113-92 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. Kevin Garnett summed up the mood in the locker room the best. "Today was a tough day," he said. "Lot of things going on. It's not like it's something we haven't seen before. We've had lots of different situations during our run in the past. None of this is going to be easy. I've always said that the toughest games are the first one the close-out." Garnett went on to say, "We are upset and we do not take losing lightly around here. We have to look at ourselves in the mirror and as a team get together and figure this thing out." 


05/27/2010 - 12:07am
Big Baby: 'I'll be back'

Knocked out by an elbow from Dwight Howard in the second half of Wednesday's playoff loss to the Magic in Orlando, Celtics forward Glen "Big Baby" Davis had a brief message for reporters after the game: "I'll be back for the next game. That's all you need to print." For more Celtics news, check out our basketball blog Green Street.


05/26/2010 - 11:28pm
Officially a crisis: Wheels fall off for C's

In a nightmare scene at Amway Arena, the Celtics lost Game 5 to the host Orlando Magic, 113-92, on Wednesday night, forcing a Game 6 Friday night at TD Garden in Boston. 

 

But the loss to a team that was once down 3-0 in the Eastern Conference finals was even more disheartening for Celtics fans as starting center Kendrick Perkins was ejected for his second technical foul of the game late in the second quarter, a highly controversial call by referee Eddie F. Rush. It was also Perkins' seventh technical of the playoffs, meaning unless rescinded by the NBA, he would be ineligible for Game 6 in Boston. 

 

Rasheed Wallace had a team-high 21 points off the bench but left the game in the fourth quarter with back spasms. Glen Davis and Marquis Daniels left in the third quarter with concussions and did not return. The status of all three for Game 6 is unknown. Jameer Nelson had a game-high 24 points while Dwight Howard had...

05/26/2010 - 11:11pm
Davis and Daniels lost to concussions

With Kendrick Perkins already out of the game after being ejected in the second quarter, Glen Davis and Marquis Daniels each suffered concussions on separate collisions in the second half. Neither returned.  

 

Davis was hit in the face by the left elbow of Dwight Howard as Howard was coming down with a rebound in the third quarter Wednesday night while Daniels was making a move to the basket and ran head first into the chest of a stationary Marcin Gortat. 

 

For complete coverage of Game 5 from WEEI.com's Paul Flannery from Orlando, visit the Green Street blog. 


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