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05/25/2010 - 7:31am
LEEInks list: Boston icons' movie cameos

With Rajon Rondo making an appearance in the recently released basketball movie "Just Wright," we decided to compile a top 10 list of memorable movie cameos by Boston sports icons through the years. From Derek Sanderson to Tom Brady, we've unearthed some interesting celluloid memories. Check it out at the LEEInks blog.


05/25/2010 - 1:05am
Ray Allen: 'No need to panic'

In the aftermath of a wasted opportunity to close out the Orlando Magic at home, the Celtics expressed regret at their poor execution and their inability to match the Magic's energy at the start of the game. But panic? No. "There's no need to panic," Ray Allen said. "We like the position we're in. It's just always a lesson, in humility." 

 

Check out the Green Street blog for more Celtics news.


05/25/2010 - 1:04am
Pierce on last shot: 'I just screwed it up'

Paul Pierce took responsibility for the final play of regulation that resulted in no shot for the Celtics and allowed the Magic to survive to overtime, where they outlasted the Celtics for a 96-92 win in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.

 

With the game tied, 86-86, Pierce had the ball in his hands and was supposed to run a play that called for a pick and roll with Ray Allen but Pierce never got the ball to Allen and Jameer Nelson knocked it away and as time expired.

 

"We didn't want to call a time out," Pierce said the Celtics' decision to forego a timeout. "It was a pick and roll, me and Ray Allen and I pretty much screwed it up, turned the ball over. That's all it is, couldn't get the final shot. Sometimes it happens that way. That's no excuse and we still had opportunities in overtime and we didn't take advantage."

 

Pierce still finished with a team-high 32 points. For more...

05/24/2010 - 11:49pm
No roster move expected for injured Martinez

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona said after his team's 6-1 win over the Rays on Monday night at Tropicana Field that he didn't expect the the Sox would have to make a roster move for Victor Martinez, who suffered a contusion on his left big toe on a second-inning foul ball off the bat of Tampa Bay's Reid Brignac. X-rays were negative.

 

"The news is really good. When we’re watching him and you guys saw the same thing I did. He was hurting. He’s day to day, like we all are," Francona said. "I think it’s to the point where I don’t think we have to make a roster move. [Jason Varitek] catches tomorrow, obviously. But I think in a pinch, Victor will be available. We'll certainly check with him in the morning, but I think we dodged a bullet there."

 

Martinez, who said he suffered an injury to the same toe a few years ago when fouling a ball off his foot, was...

05/24/2010 - 11:43pm
Magic survival act: Orlando wins in OT

Dwight Howard had 32 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks and Jameer Nelson added 23 points as the Orlando Magic beat the Celtics, 96-92, in overtime Monday night at TD Garden to force Game 5 Wednesday night in Orlando. 

 

The Celtics tied the game on a Paul Pierce three-point play with one minute, 16 seconds left in regulation. Pierce led the Celtics with 32 points and 11 rebounds in nearly 47 minutes of play while Ray Allen kept the Celtics alive late by hitting five of his seven 3-point attempts to finish with 22.  

 

The Magic led by as many as 10 in the first half and by seven in the fourth quarter only to have the Celtics come back each time. 

 

The Celtics had a chance to win the game at the end of regulation but Pierce lost control of the ball as he was dribbling for a final shot and the clock expired. 

 

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