Ray Allen's 3-pointer with 11.6 seconds remaining capped a stunning rally in the final minute as the Celtics rallied for an 87-85 win over the Knicks in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Anthony Carter drilled a 3-pointer with 37.8 seconds reamining to put the Knicks up 85-82 before the Celtics got an alley-oop from Rajon Rondo to Kevin Garnett on the in-bounds play to begin the rally.
Allen finished with a team-high 24 as all five Celtics starters finished in double figures. Carmelo Anthony, whose offensive foul with 21.0 seconds remaining gave the Celtics a chance, missed a 3 at the buzzer.
Jermaine O'Neal started at center and had a monster game for the Celtics, making all five of his shots from the field to finish with 10 points in 21 minutes. He also blocked three shots and led a defensive effort in the third quarter that saw the Celtics hold the Knicks to 5-of-25 shooting, helping Boston overcome a 51-39...
Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in three runs and Jon Lester allowed just one run on six hits over six-plus innings for his first win of the season as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays, 8-1, Sunday at Fenway Park. Jacoby Ellsbury added a three-run homer for the 4-10 Red Sox, who finally recorded consecutive wins 14 games into 2011.
After Toronto scored in the second, the Red Sox responded in the bottom of the inning, with Saltalamacchia tying the game on a ground ball single to right. Ellsbury followed with a long three-run homer to right field - his third of the season - to put the Red Sox ahead to stay, 4-1.
Saltalalmacchia added a bases-loaded double to right in the sixth as the Sox built their lead. Lester was cruising through six innings before a pair of misplays by Jed Lowrie, including an error on a grounder, forced the starter's exit with two on and none out in the seventh. Daniel Bard came on to get Juan Rivera on a line-drive double...
The Bruins did not hold practice on Sunday following their Game 2 loss to the Canadiens. The B's will travel to Montreal down two games to none, and speaking at TD Garden Sunday, forward Milan Lucic did not sugar-coat the team's situation.
"It's no secret now… We're in trouble right now and we need to find a way to rally and get our heads around it," Lucic said. "Everyone needs to step up and play the way we know we can."
The Bruins have not been able to score the first or second goal in either game, playing from behind for 116:23 of the 120 minutes the teams have played in thus far in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
"It all starts with a good start. That's what our focus is going to be on, is getting out there and trying to establish that first goal, trying to establish a good first shift," the 22-year-old said. "That's what's lacked in the first two games, especially the...
Red Sox manager Terry Francona was aware that neither Jed Lowrie (0-for-5) nor Marco Scutaro (1-for-5) has a track record of significant success against Blue Jays starter Jesse Litsch. His decision about who to start, however, was straightforward.
"Jed is so hot right now, I don’t know how you keep him out of the lineup," said Francona.
He opted to hit Lowrie sixth in the batting order in an effort to separate left-handers David Ortiz and J.D. Drew in the lineup. With Lowrie between Ortiz and Drew, Francona was hopeful that it would give the Blue Jays some pause before bringing in a left-handed reliever.
Francona will be featuring his 12th lineup in 14 games this year. He acknowledged that he is still searching for the right alchemy to get his offense going, but he is hopeful that greater stability to the batting order will come.
If we had one or two lineups, everything was going right. I don't know if that...
After a day off on Saturday, left fielder Carl Crawford is back in the lineup and hitting leadoff against the Blue Jays on Sunday. He has enjoyed success against his opponent, Blue Jays starter Jesse Litsch, having gone 5-for-10 in his career with a homer against the right-hander.
Jed Lowrie remains in the lineup, moving down to the sixth spot in the batting order. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who had Saturday off, is also back in the lineup and batting eighth.
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Jerod joins Glenn & Tanguay to talk about his impact plays vs Buffalo and looks ahead to the Patriots game in Denver.
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday for a look at all aspects of the win over the Bills, and a look ahead to the Broncos.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford has the latest on the Red Sox and their hot stove offseason as he joins Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola on the Planet Mikey Show
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the sniping back and forth from Claude Julien, Brad Marchand, and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault after Boston's 4-3 comeback win on Friday. The game featured two somewhat controversial hits, Matt Beleskey's check of Derek Stepan (breaking a rib) and Brad Marchand's collision with goalie Henrik Lundqvist and ensuing flop.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
The guys discuss the reports that the Sox are one of the teams most interested in free agent David Price and Chris compares shopping for an ace to shopping for ice cream.
Mike Florio previews Pats-Broncos & gives his thoughts on Terrell Owens possibly working out for the Pats.
Butch and Chris talk about the Pats possibly bringing in Terrell Owens for a workout & argue over if Danny Amendola should still be returning punts.
Glenn and Tanguay argue over how well Tom Brady throws the deep ball.
Tanguay is worried that Newton will win the MVP but he & Glenn backup Brady's case for the award.
Greg Dickerson, Andy Hart, and Tom E. Curran are joined by Michael Irvin to talk Patriots vs. Broncos and all things NFL
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Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.