Ray Allen's 3-pointer with 46 seconds remaining electrified the crowd and the Celtics overcame blowing a 22-point third-quarter lead in a 117-113 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday afternoon at TD Garden. Allen finished with a team-high 33 points, offsetting 42 points from LeBron James as the Celtics snapped a three-game home court losing streak. James helped the Celtics by missing all nine 3-point attempts on the day, including a pull-up trey with 3.2 seconds that would have given Cleveland the lead. James also missed eight of 22 free throw attempts. The Easter Sunday game featured five technical fouls, including the third-quarter ejection of Cleveland coach Mike Brown. For more, visit the Green Street blog.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers, like many fans, was extremely happy on Saturday to hear word that the late Dennis Johnson was finally being inducted into the basketball hall of fame in Springfield this fall, according to a report in the Boston Globe. The official announcement is expected to come out of Indianapolis on Monday during the Final Four.
"In some ways, it's a little late," Rivers said. "It would have been better for this to happen when DJ was alive. It would have been great for him to give the speech. That's the only bad part of this."
For more, including audio from Doc Rivers, visit the Green Street blog.
The Red Sox and Yankees are set to open the season on Sunday night, with Josh Beckett taking on CC Sabathia, and WEEI.com will be there. Join Lou Merloni, Rob Bradford, Alex Speier, Mike Petraglia, Gary from Chapel Hill and others in the Virtual Pressbox. Weigh in on the game and your expectations for the 2010 season by clicking here.
The Celtics recalled rookie Marcus Landry from the Maine Red Claws (NBA Development League), the team announced on Sunday. Landry has played in 13 games for the Red Claws. He averaged 11.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists. Landry has appeared in one game for the Celtics since being traded from the Knicks.
Red Sox corner infielder Mike Lowell is bracing for uncertainty as he enters his first major league season as a role player off the bench. In spring training, he was satisfied both with how he handled first base and with the swing that he was able to find in the last few days of spring training. But now, he acknowledges that there will be a period of adjustment to part-time duty.
"It's not like when I'm called upon I'm not going to be ready," Lowell said. "I'll be ready and I'll try to do well, but I don't know how it's going to play out. We'll see."
Lowell suggested that there was nothing he could have done this spring to alter his role. While his delayed start to the spring while recovering from thumb surgery and the knee contusion he suffered didn't help, he believes that even with tremendous (and healthy) performance this spring, he could not have done anything to alter his role in 2010.
We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday as the Pats prepare to travel to Miami to take on the Dolphins in week one.
We check in with Full Tilt TB for a new weekly segment with Tedy, featuring a look at all things Patriots and NFL football.
We check with with the HC of the NEP on a Patriots Monday on a Tuesday as the Pats prep for the Dolphins this coming Sunday. Bill touches on Gronk's desire to play, the departure of Logan Mankins and more.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
With the minor league season wrapping up, Minor Details recognizes and checks in with its Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Year, left-hander Brian Johnson, and Player of the Year, second baseman/outfielder Mookie Betts.
Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after he goes 4-5 in the Red Sox 9-4 win over the New York Yankees.
Joe talked to the Sox right-hander, who allowed three hits and zero walks in the 3-0 win over the Rays.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Tom Brady discussed his feelings on the Logan Mankins trade and the return of Gronk.
Tim joined the show to discuss the start of the NFL season and the future of Tom Brady.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Rodney Harrison joins the show, as he will do every week during the NFL season. This week he talked about what to expect from the Patriots this year. He thinks Brady can play can for another 10 or 15 years due to the rules changes. He also said that due to his size, NFL defensive players will continue to target Rob Gronkowski's knees.
The iCloud was hacked over Labor Day weekend and over 300 scandalous photos were hacked from the phones and iPads of celebrities. And the guy who replaced Michael Sam, Ethan Westbrooks, got a tattoo on his face to motivate himself from ever having a "normal" job.
On this Patriots Monday (on a Tuesday) Chandler Jones talks about getting ready for the Miami Dolphins and his upcoming battle with Brandon Albert. The guys also asked about J.J. Watt's 100 million dollar contract.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Fantasy Football Drafts are now happening every day, so Pete Davidson and Jim Hackett have you covered. The NFL season kicks off on Thursday night, so Pete and Jim get their final thoughts of some drafting strategies. They discuss their Auction draft from earlier in the week. Also, some big name players that smart drafters should avoid.
We know your Fantasy Football drafts are happening right now, so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are here to help. We know you’d never blow off work to draft right? Turn up the speakers! Our fantasy guys chat up Pete’s most recent article on WEEI.com that offers background on several players you can target late in drafts across multiple league sizes; covering upside players to grab in 8-team leagues, 10-team leagues, 12-team leagues and 14-team leagues. Jim and Pete will be back at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning on your radio dial, 93.7 FM, with more ammo for all this weekend’s drafters. Good luck!
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