SACRAMENTO -- After giving up an astonishing 41 points in the third quarter during a 120-95 loss to the Kings, Paul Pierce called it a "good old fashioned butt whupping."
"We didn’t come out with the defensive attitude like we needed to," Pierce said. "It was in the first half and it really carried over to the second half. They pretty much got whatever they wanted. We gave up a 3, we gave up inside, we gave up outside, we gave up rebounding. Hopefully this is a wakeup call. We’re in the middle of a trip and we can bounce back tomorrow."
There's no rest for the Celtics who fly to Denver to play the Nuggets on Saturday night. They're now 2-2 on this eight-game road trip and Saturday's game has loomed large for a team that has struggled on the second night of back-to-backs on the road.
"We just got to understand who we are," Pierce said. "We’re a defensive group. I think we...
The lowly Kings scored 41 points in the third quarter while Marcus Thornton poured in a game-high 36 points helping Sacramento embarrass the Celtics, 120-95, Friday night at Arco Arena. The news got worse as Paul Pierce suffered an injured right ankle late in the fourth quarter, leaving with what the team termed a "mild right ankle sprain" with 6:24 left.
Ray Allen led the Celtics with 26 points and Pierce added 19 but Rajon Rondo was off his game, scoring just four points while dishing out 12 assists. He and the Celtics were unable to handle the Kings backcourt, which got out in transition early and often.
The Celtics went on a 9-2 run to end the second quarter to close within one, 52-51, highlighted by Allen's 3-pointer. But Sacramento came out on an 18-1 run to start the third and outscored the Celtics, 41-23 in the third quarter. The 41 points is the most points allowed by Boston in any quarter this season. Thanks to 21 points...
According to a major league source, the Red Sox have agreed to terms with 20-year-old right-handed Dominican pitcher Simon Mercedes. Mercedes would receive a signing bonus of $800,000. Ben Badler of Baseball America was first to report the agreement.
The deal is contingent on MLB's investigation into Mercedes' age, identity and visa status. Mercedes originally agreed to a deal worth $400,000 with the San Francisco Giants last offseason, but the agreement was voided when the pitcher portrayed himself as being two years younger than his February 17, 1992 birthdate. The ban preventing Mercedes from signing with a major league team expired Wednesday.
The 6-foot-4 hurler's fastball ranges from 92-96 mph.
For more on Mercedes and why his signing represents a shift in Red Sox organizational philosophy,...
The slumping Bruins fell to seventh place in the Eastern Conference as the Senators defeated the Canadiens in overtime Friday in Ottawa.
The Senators now lead the Northeast Division with 84 points, though they have played 72 games to the Bruins' 70. The B's, who currently have 83 points on the season, will have a chance to move back into first in the division Saturday with a win over the Flyers.
The Bruins had a nine-point lead in the division in late December, but their struggles since January have allowed the Senators to catch them despite Ottawa's lack of success (10-10-3 in the last 23 games). The Bruins have lost four games in a row, their longest losing streak since January of 2010.
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Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, asked about the return of left-hander Andy Pettitte to the Yankees, suggested that the 39-year-old represented a nice addition for New York, but that he will be a different pitcher than the one who walked away from the game after the 2010 season.
"I don’t think he’s coming back to where he was. Call it a hunch," Valentine told reporters. "But he’s a good pitcher. I always respected Andy. I always thought he was a borderline Hall of Famer. You add someone to your staff, you’re doing good. ... They had too much pitching before. Now, what do they have? Too, too, too much pitching? He’s pretty good. Is he going to be a starter or just come in to pick people off?"
Pettitte, who signed a minor league deal, owns a career 240-138 record with a 3.88 ERA. He last pitched in 2010 for the Yankees, going 11-3 with a 3.28 ERA while being limited to 21 starts and 129 innings by...
Butch Stearns joins Glenn and Fred to react to the Patriots victory over the Rams. They discuss Tom Brady's record setting 201st quarterback victory and debate if he is truly the greatest player of all time.
Glenn and Fred open the show reacting to the Patriots beat down of the Los Angeles Rams. They discuss the defense and debate whether todays game is a sign of things to come.
Pete and Price get to more analysis and breakdowns as they discuss how both of these teams will approach one another. They talk about things to keep an eye on and interesting stats before getting Price's prediction.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen preview the Celtics season. Will Jaylen Brown be an impact rookie and prove he was the right pick at #3? Will the Celtics win the Atlantic Division? Is the season a failure if the Celtics don't advance past the first round of the playoffs?
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase talk with Curt Schilling to get his reaction to Dan Shaughnessy and Jon Heyman's comments about not voting for Curt for the Hall of Fame again based on some of Schilling's comments on social media.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are taking some calls and reaction to their interview with Curt Schilling in regards to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame voting. We also hear about Rob's upcoming working vacation to the Dominican Republic for the David Ortiz Charity Golf Classic.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking about Dan Shaughnessy's column about how he would no longer vote for Curt Schilling for the Hall of Fame. They then talk with Curt Schilling getting his thoughts on the whole situation and whether he would rather make the HoF or the Senate.
Hour two of Saturday Skate after a Bruins 2-1 over Buffalo, with Ken Laird and Rear Admiral debating the status of Krejci, Chara, Krug and Bergeron.
The first hour of Saturday Skate starts up against the third period of Bruins - Sabres, so Ken Laird and Rear Admiral give some Red Sox hot stove and Rob Gronkowski thoughts before moving into Bruins - Sabres game reaction
Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Gerry, Kirk and Pete discussed the Rams idiotic decision to give Jeff Fisher an extension.
Gerry, Kirk and Pete opened the 8 am hour discussing a brutal day for Jeff Fisher. The guys also reacted to Gus Johnson's over the top final call of the Big Ten championship.
Gerry Kirk and Pete opened the 7 am hour talking about Roger Goodell not being in attendance yesterday.
Glenn, Lou and Christian react to a rant from the Louisville women's basketball coach about why he hates participation trophies and soft kids.
Tom Brady told K&C that he has not heard from the NFL in regards to a congratulations for breaking the NFL wins record. Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss Brady's record and the ever-growing feud between Brady and Goodell.
Oakland and New England are tied atop the AFC, but the Raiders have the edge in tiebreakers. The guys look into the race and talk about the upcoming Patriots schedule, which is harder than the last few games.
Dale and Michael check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin on a Friday.
We open it up in the final portions of hours 3 and 4 on a Friday.
Hour two in it's entirety.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
Kirk Minihane is a non-believer, Larry Johnson is a preacher, when Larry found Kirk doesn't believe in God he challenged Kirk to allow him on to the podcast to talk about religion and faith. Kirk and Larry have a tremendous conversation about God and Larry tries to convert Kirk into a believer.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Barstool Sports contributor and podcast host John Feitelberg. Kirk and Feitelberg talk about the rise of barstool, the sale of the website, what it is like to work for Dave Portnoy, and their live podcast shows at the Wilbur Theater.
Gerry Callahan pulled an audible at the line of scrimmage and bumped the scheduled Mike Mutnansky from Monday's show, in favor of sporty Pete Sheppard. Ken Laird and Chris Curtis explain how it went down and how the show went w/ the Meat Man in.
Ben, Alex, and Russ talk about how Toronto winning the MLS cup will be best for the league, the FIFA Player of the Year award, and the tragedy in Brazil.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis finish out the week recapping the Friday edition of Kirk and Callahan, with critiques of Dale & Holley's Keefe announcement and more.
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