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05/24/2012 - 4:21pm
Ainge on Big Show: Bradley likely done
By: DJ Bean

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge joined The Big Show Thursday to discuss Saturday's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the 76ers and the health of his team. 

On the subject of Avery Bradley, who is dealing with injuries to both of his shoulders, Ainge confirmed reports that Bradley is most likely done for the season. 

"We'll probably find out more here in the next few hours, but it's looking that way," Ainge said. "… Someone said it's a 90 percent chance that he's done for the season, and it's looking that way." 

Added Ainge: "Avery needs surgery, so he should have a summer full of rehab. He should be ready to go next year." 

Regarding the series with Philadelphia, Aigne said that the C's "didn't meet the challenge that we should have" in falling to the 76ers in Wednesday's Game 6, but also noted that the fourth win of a series is...

05/24/2012 - 3:34pm
Rehab: Matsuzaka Saturday, McDonald Friday
By: DJ Bean

The Red Sox announced Thursday that pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka's next rehab start will take place on Saturday for Triple-A Pawtucket, while outfielder Darnell McDonald will get into game action for the PawSox on Friday. 

Matsuzaka has yet to pitch in the majors this season, as he is recovering from Tommy John surgery from last June. In three rehab starts for the PawSox thus far, Matsuzaka has tossed 16 2/3 innings, allowing 16 hits, nine earned runs and four homers. He has walked four batters and compiled 12 strikeouts. 

McDonald has been out with a strained oblique since May 11. He began swinging the bat earlier this week. 

For more on the Red Sox, visit weei.com/redsox.  


05/24/2012 - 1:33pm
Rondo named third-team All-NBA

After a season in which he averaged 11.9 points and a career-high 11.7 assists per game, Rajon Rondo was named to the All-NBA third team. It's the first time in his career that Rondo has been named to an All-NBA team. 

Rondo received four first-team votes. Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce also received votes. Here's how the voting broke down. 

ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM

Position, Player, Team (first-team votes), Points 

Forward, LeBron James, Heat (118), 596 

Forward, Kevin Durant, Thunder (117), 591 

Center, Dwight Howard, Magic (75), 476 

Guard, Kobe Bryant, Lakers (104), 568 

Guard, Chris Paul, Clippers (74), 484 

ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM

Forward, Kevin Love, Timberwolves (16), 365 

Forward, Blake Griffin, Clippers, 170 

Center, Andrew Bynum, Lakers (33), 400 

Guard, Tony Parker, Spurs (41), 367...

05/24/2012 - 1:30pm
Olney on M&M: Scouts concerned about Bard

Making his weekly appearance on Mut & Merloni Thursday afternoon, ESPN baseball analyst Buster Olney talked all things Red Sox, including pitcher Daniel Bard, whose spotty effectiveness has been a concern all season.

Bard pitched 5 1/3 innings and earned a win on Wednesday against the Orioles to improve his record to 4-5, but his ERA stands at 4.69 and he has more walks than strikeouts. Olney said that league scouts are concerned not only with Bard's fastball but his control as well.

"They're saying to me what really concerns them is how much he's missing his target by," Olney said. "They're watching that the target is down and in and the ball is high and away. He's missing his target by a couple of feet, and for them that's a concern. And the feeling is: How good can he be if he's missing by that much, and what is the reason behind that?"

Adrian Gonzalez made an appearance in right field in the series with the...

05/24/2012 - 1:18pm
Bard: Cut on pitching hand not an issue

Speaking to WEEI.com at the Hard Rock Cafe during an event to celebrate the release of Fenway Park's 100th anniversary commemorative album, Daniel Bard said the cut on his pitching referenced by Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine after his team's 6-5 win in Baltimore Wednesday was a non-issue.

"It's not a big deal at all," said the Red Sox pitcher. "I've had it since high school."

The cut resides the area between Bard's right thumb and forefinger and is opened up by his nail, usually when executing various fastballs. Between starts he often uses Super Glue to toughen up the area.

"I've filed the nail down," Bard explained. "I've had it bleed where blood was dripping down, but it wasn't that bad [Wednesday]. We try and heal it between every start, but it tends to reopen. As long as I can limit it from ripping."

Valentine cited the the cut when conducting his postgame interview with NESN Wednesday...

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