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06/18/2010 - 12:45am
Doc: Rasheed thinking about retiring

Speaking after the Celtics' 83-79, Game 7 loss to the Lakers Thursday night, Celts coach Doc Rivers suggested that forward Rasheed Wallace may be contemplating retirement. "You know, I don't know if Rasheed will ever play again," Rivers said of the 35-year-old. "You know, he's one of them. I think he took that out on the floor with him. I think he is thinking about retiring, and I thought you could see that in his play. He was dying out there. When he got the cramps and the strains, he was just trying to figure out a way of staying on the floor.

 

"We had to keep subbing him for one minute and two minutes, and I thought the reason we got up early was because of Rasheed Wallace. We got it low in the post, he started scoring, and I thought what happened was late in the game he got tired and had the injuries and we couldn't go down anymore, and I think that had a huge impact on how we were playing. We had to go away from the...

06/18/2010 - 12:28am
Bryant wins NBA finals MVP

Kobe Bryant scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to help the Lakers claim an 83-79 win over Celtics in Game 7, earning Bryant the Bill Russell Award for the NBA finals MVP. Bryant shot just 6-for-24 from the floor in Game 7 but did enough to take away his fifth NBA title in the last 11 seasons, averaging 28.6 points per game in the series. For more, see the Celtics team page by clicking here.


06/17/2010 - 11:54pm
Lakers rally in Game 7 for 16th NBA title

LOS ANGELES -- The Lakers outscored the Celtics 30-22 in the fourth quarter to rally for a 83-79 win in Game 7 of the NBA finals at Staples Center Thursday night to capture their 16th NBA title. 

 

The Celtics were denied their record-setting 18th championship after having two chances to win in Los Angeles. It marks the first time in five tries the Lakers have beaten the Celtics in a seventh and deciding game. Paul Pierce scored 18 points and Kevin Garnett added 17 to lead the Celtics, who led by as many as 13 in the third quarter before running out of steam in the fourth. 

 

After making just five of his first 20 shots, series MVP Kobe Bryant finished as the the Lakers' leading scorer with 23 points. Bryant made two free throws to give the Lakers the lead for good, 66-64, with 5:56 left in the fourth. Ron Artest, with 20 points, drilled a 3-pointer with just over a minute to go to help seal the win. Rajon...

06/17/2010 - 9:35pm
Beat AZ! Nava, Sox sweep D-backs
By: DJ Bean

Daniel Nava had his first three-hit game of his career and drove in two runs in an 8-5 Red Sox victory Thursday over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The win capped a three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks and improved starting pitcher John Lackey to 8-3 on the season. Lackey wasn't particularly impressive, throwing six innings and allowing four runs, three of which were earned, though the error that led to the unearned run was a throwing error on the part of the pitcher himself. David Ortiz belted his 14th homer of the year in the bottom of the third off of Diamondbacks starter Dan Haren. For the complete game story, see Closing Time


06/17/2010 - 8:31pm
Ten minutes per half for Bynum

LOS ANGELES -- While Kendrick Perkins is out for the Celtics, the Lakers have their own health problem at center. Andrew Bynum has been bothered by a torn meniscus and has seen his playing time cut since Game 2. Phil Jackson indicated that he might be able to play 10 minutes per half. "That's kind of what our training staff has said," Jackson said prior to Game 7. "Unless he has a landing or a turn or something that ends up irritating that particular part of his knee that has some loose tissue, and then he gets, of course, lack of function in the muscles. So that could be it. I think it'll all depend on his transition, his ability to get up and down the court."


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