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01/30/2012 - 4:21pm
Chiarelli says he's not trading Thomas

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli told TSN that he has no plans to trade Tim Thomas in the aftermath of the goaltender's decision to skip the team's White House visit.

"Not trading him," Chiarelli said in an e-mail to TSN. "I have not talked to anyone and I don't plan to."

Thomas, coming off a 2010-11 season in which he won his second Vezina Trophy, is 20-9-0 with a 2.12 goals against average and a .933 save percentage. Backup Tuukka Rask is 11-5-0 with a 1.82 goals against average and a .938 save percentage.

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01/30/2012 - 8:53am
Mashup: Amar'e chides Knicks teammates

The Knicks entered the season with high expectations. It started well, with a Christmas Day victory over the Celtics. However, New York has lost nine of its last 10 games to fall to 7-13, and now there is speculation that coach Mike D'Antoni is on the hot seat, although the front office isn't talking -- about anything.

Amar'e Stoudemire vented after Saturday's loss to the Rockets, urging his teammates to make D'Antoni's job easier.

"We have to prepare ourselves better as individuals," Stoudemire said. "Coaches give the game plan. We have to be ready to execute the game plan. If we’re not ready to execute the game plan, we’re not helping our teammates.

“We have to learn to comprehend and learn from our mistakes, and right now we’re not doing that."

Meanwhile, veteran point guard Baron Davis, acquired before the season, has been practicing with the team but has yet to appear in a game as he...

01/30/2012 - 7:59am
Brady on D&C: 'Hard to get me pissed off'

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady told Dennis & Callahan in a revealing interview that aired Monday morning that he is grateful for the opportunity to compete in a fifth Super Bowl, and that he understands and appreciates the responsibility that comes with it.

Brady talked about how far he's come since he arrived in New England as an unheralded sixth-round draft pick out of Michigan in 2000.

"I think I realize how fortunate I am," he said "I don’t take those things for granted. I think because it’s my life, I don’t go, 'Wow, look at what I’ve accomplished.'

"I was sitting in front of my locker the other day talking to Deion [Branch], who’s my lockermate, and we’re like, 'Can you believe this?' I don’t think, as an athlete, you can ever imagine that. You hope for the best, you work hard for it, and if you get the opportunity, a lot of things need to come together to make it to...

01/29/2012 - 11:17pm
Pierce: 'Maybe I should play more'

Paul Pierce came back into the game with less than four minutes remaining and the Celtics holding an 87-80 lead over the Cavaliers. The Celtics proceeded to go scoreless down the stretch in an agonizing 88-87 loss on Sunday.

"Maybe I should play a little bit more," Pierce said when asked about the fourth-quarter difficulties.

Asked if coach Doc Rivers had talked to Pierce about his decision, Pierce said, "That’s not his job to explain that. The coaches make their decisions, but at the time we had a pretty good lead. I can understand it."

He added, "I don’t think this would have been the outcome, though." 

"I’m more upset with losing, more so than not getting back in there," Pierce said. "I would have liked to have been there to finish off the game. At the time you can understand when we have an eight-point lead to rest the guys, so it’s a double-edged sword....

01/29/2012 - 9:27pm
Celtics let one get away, lose to Cavs

The Celtics fell to the Cavaliers Sunday night, 88-87, after blowing an 11-point fourth-quarter lead and going scoreless for the last 4 1/2 minutes of the game. The loss drops the Celtics' record to 9-10.

Rookie point guard Kyrie Irving led the way for Cleveland, scoring 23 points, including the game-winning lay-up with just over six seconds left to play. Anderson Varejao scored 18 points and collected nine rebounds for the Cavs.

For the Celtics, Ray Allen returned to the lineup after missing three games due to ankle injury and scored 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting (4-of-6 from 3-point territory). Paul Pierce added 18 points.

The game featured 20 lead changes. After trailing by one at halftime, the Celtics outscored Cleveland 27-18 in the third quarter to open up an 11-point lead.

The Celtics look to bounce back in the second game of the the home-and-home against the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Tuesday. 

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