With Ray Allen out with an illness and Jermaine O'Neal out with a wrist injury, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo more than picked up the slack as the Celtics cruised past the Nets, 107-94, for their third straight win coming out of the All-Star break. After a five-game losing streak dropped them two games under .500, the Celtics are again above .500 on the season at 18-17.
Pierce led the way with 27 and helped the Celtics go on a 14-0 run in the second quarter that blew the game open. The Celtics also got a monster defensive effort from Mickael Pietrus, filling in for Allen at the shooting guard position. With the Nets making it a game, the Celtics went into a zone press, with Pietrus applying pressure on the ball, resulting in five turnovers in the three-minute surge.
Garnett was big, starting at center for O'Neal while Brandon Bass started at power forward. Garnett had 20 points and 10 rebounds, his fifth double-double in his last...
Kyle Casey scored 19 points and hit a key 3-pointer with 1:12 left in overtime, and Harvard escaped New York City with a 77-70 victory over Columbia Friday night.
With Penn beating Brown, Harvard (24-4, 11-2 Ivy) maintains its half-game lead in the Ancient Eight. Harvard is at Cornell Saturday night while Penn (18-11, 10-2) hosts Yale. Penn also has a game remaining at Princeton Tuesday.
Keith Wright had 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting for the Crimson, who shot 56 percent from the field. Wright also had eight rebounds.
Brian Barbour scored a game-high 23 points for Columbia (14-15, 3-10).
Former Harvard star and current Knicks phenom Jeremy Lin stopped by to watch the game, and he saw a good one. The Crimson led by two points with two minutes left in OT when Laurent Rivard hit a 3-pointer to extend the lead to five. After Mark Cisco hit a jumper for the Lions, Casey hit a 3-pointer with 1:12 left to make it 70-64. Oliver McNally hit 7-...
Boston University guard Darryl Partin was named America East Player of the Year on Friday, giving the Terriers back-to-back winners of the award. John Holland won last year.
Partin, a 6-foot-6 senior, averaged 19.7 points per game, leading the Terriers in scoring in 27 of the team's 31 contests. He ranks second in the league and 20th in the nation in scoring.
BU (16-15, 12-4) opens play in the America East tournament at Hartford Saturday night against Hartford. The Terriers, defending conference tournament champions, are the third seed.
The Celtics have been without Jermaine O'Neal since Feb. 20 and he missed his fourth straight game against the Nets on Friday night. O'Neal is considering having surgery on his injured left wrist.
"He’s thinking through his options," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "He’s going to have to have surgery it looks like at some point. He’s got to figure out if he can get through it or not. We’re just going to wait and see what he decides."
O'Neal saw a specialist on Monday and is continuing to gather medical information. There's a chance that if he has surgery he would be out for the rest of the season.
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- David Ortiz, who played in two games at first base in 2011, will man the position during the Red Sox' spring training game against Boston College Saturday night at JetBlue Park.
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said he was encouraged by the way Ortiz had looked at the position in camp, and had no hesitancy putting the slugger in the field
“He’s one of the first basemen, and in talking to Adrian and David, too, David doesn’t mind playing a lot and Adrian wants to work his way into playing a lot," said Valentine, who will start Gonzalez at first during the Sox' game earlier in the day against Northeastern. "I suspect he’ll get innings. And he looks good. He’s moving around well in all the drills. He’s a better-looking first baseman than I had suspected right now."
When asked about his depth chart when it comes to first base, Valentine said it will depend on the make-up...
Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
We preview the 2016-2017 Celtics with Danny Ainge on opening night.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
Ken Laird chats with WEEI Bruins writer Ty Anderson about the B's loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night and what issues the team is fighting after a 3-4 start to the season
Ken Laird and new WEEI.com Bruins writer Ty Anderson discuss the state of the 2016 Bruins after a 3-3 start to the season.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
Gerry and Kirk call out Chris Mortensen for claiming his family got death threats over his deflategate reporting.
Gerry and Kirk argue over Tom Brady's need to play this preseason.
Trenni, Gerry and Kirk talked about Joe Maddon's odd comments defending Aroldis Chapman and Headlines with Minihane.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian marvel at "Ramblin' Roger's" ability to not answer any questions during interviews. This time it was with Gary Myers on "Chalk Talk," where Gary's pointed and important questions are largely ignored by Goodell's rambling, ridiculous "Answers."
Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss Rex Ryan's career, and why he is considered to be a "Good Coach." They also react to Mike Lombardi, Shannon Sharpe, and Skip Bayless' thoughts on the matter.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk about the Bills DB's Stephon Gilmore and Nickell Robey-Coleman saying that they'll retaliate if the Patriots run through their pre-game warm-ups. They also delve into the actual game.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Giants/Josh Brown situation in depth with Peter King from the MMQB and Sports Illustrated.
Inspired by the clip of Tom Brady and Big Ben showing each other love, we look at four other instances where Patriots and opponents are effusive in their praise of each other.
We close out the show with the best sound bites of the day
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Ken Laird chats with WEEI Bruins writer Ty Anderson about the B's loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night and what issues the team is fighting after a 3-4 start to the season.
Ken & Curtis break down a Kirk & Callahan Thursday show with Trenni in for the second straight day. A memorable Kirk vs. Callahan bitch fest is featured.
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