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05/02/2011 - 2:19pm
Pierce will not be suspended for Game 2

MIAMI -- The NBA has decided to not take further disciplinary action against Paul Pierce, following his ejection in Game 1 of the Celtics series with the Heat. Pierce acknowledged at the team's practice today that he was concerned. "I'm definitely worried because if it's a situation where it hurts my team, then it was very selfish," Pierce said. "It was selfish of me last night but it'll hurt even more if the league came with the decision to suspend me, if that's what they thought they saw."

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05/02/2011 - 2:14pm
LeBron: 'I didn't see us start anything'

MIAMI -- The general reaction from the Heat players at coaches at practice on Monday was that the talk of Game 1 being overly phsyical or "chippy" as Celtics coach Doc Rivers labeled it was overblown. "I didn’t see us start anything," LeBron James said. "I don’t understand what all the other conversation is about. We just want to play basketball. Go out there we’re going to be physical, the best team will win the game that night. That’s all it's about." 

Dwyane Wade echoed those sentiments. "I haven’t been in the second round in a long time but I’m assuming this is how it is. Maybe I’ve been out of the loop for a while. If they win a ballgame it will be a total different spin on things." 

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05/02/2011 - 2:04pm
Youkilis returns as Sox face Weaver

Kevin Youkilis, who missed Sunday's game with a sore hip, is back in the lineup on Monday as the Red Sox prepare to face Angels starter Jered Weaver, who concluded a historic April with a 6-0 record. Jason Varitek will be behind the plate with Clay Buchholz on the mound.

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RED SOX LINEUP

Ellsbury, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Gonzalez, 1B
Youkilis, 3B
Ortiz, DH
Drew, RF
Lowrie, SS
Crawford, LF
Varitek, C

Buchholz, SP


05/02/2011 - 1:19pm
Doc: 'There's a chance' Shaq plays Game 2

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Doc Rivers met with the media before Celtics practice on Monday, and was asked about the possibility of Shaquille O'Neal returning for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Heat.

"I think right now there's a chance," Rivers said. "We'll see how it goes. He's feeling a lot better so we'll see."

Rivers said before the game on Sunday that O'Neal -- who is battling right calf and Achilles tendon injuries -- was "getting very close" to a return.

“Honestly, we had to actually make the decision today so that’s better than what we had to do in the past," Rivers said Sunday. "He’s getting close. Maybe next game. If not, I would say, for sure, Game 3.”

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05/02/2011 - 12:59pm
Pierce: 'Definitely worried' about suspension

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Paul Pierce — who declined to speak to reporters following Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Heat — met with the media before the Celtics' practice Tuesday on the campus of the University of Miami. Pierce was ejected on Sunday after picking up his second technical foul, which was assessed after he exchanged words with Dwyane Wade following an attempt by Wade to run through a screen set by Pierce.

But it was the first technical called on Pierce that has raised the idea that action from the NBA might be administered. Pierce appeared to attempt a head butt on James Jones after the Miami swingman aggressively fouled Pierce. Pierce told the media that he expected to hear from the NBA sometime on Monday, but didn't feel his actions warranted further action. He did, however, admit that there is always worry whenever the league is investigating the possibility of discipline.

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