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04/09/2010 - 10:09pm
Too little, too late: Wiz handle C's at Garden

Andray Blatche had 31 points and 11 rebounds, Shaun Livingston added 25 and the Washington Wizards raced out to a 28-point second-quarter lead as the Celtics were manhandled in a 106-96 loss Friday night at TD Garden. The Wizards scored 18 straight points bridging the first and second quarters as part of a 27-2 run as Washington built a 47-19 advantage. Rajon Rondo led Boston with 17 while Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were a combined 7-of-24. Nate Robinson hit consecutive 3-pointers in the final minute to help draw Boston to with six twice. The Celtics play in Milwaukee on Saturday before finishing the season on Tuesday in Chicago and at home on Wednesday against Milwaukee. For more, visit the Green Street blog. 


04/09/2010 - 5:20pm
The Big Show: Whiney Award Nominees

The Big Show announced the 8th Annual Whiney Award nominees on Friday's show. CLICK HERE to view a complete list of the categories and to listen to the nominees. The Whiney’s are SOLD OUT, but the Big Show will be giving away tickets the week leading up to the event. The 8th Annual Whiney Awards will take place on Thursday, April 29th at Showcase Live in Foxboro, MA.


04/09/2010 - 4:56pm
Sox lineup unchanged again

The Red Sox will feature the same lineup for the fourth straight game of the young season. The lineup that will face Royals starter Kyle Davies will be:

 

Ellsbury, 7

Pedroia, 4

Martinez, 2

Youkilis, 3

Ortiz, DH

Beltre, 5

Drew, 9

Cameron, 8

Scutaro, 6

 

SP -- Wakefield

 

The Royals will feature the following lineup against Wakefield:

 

DeJesus, 9

Podsednik, 7

Callaspo, 5

Butler, 3

Ankiel, 8

Guillen, DH

Kendall, 2

Betancourt, 6

Getz, 4

 

SP -- Davies

 

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04/09/2010 - 4:47pm
Gammons on Big Show: Ortiz issue 'tricky'

Hall of Fame reporter and NESN analyst Peter Gammons checked in with the Big Show on Friday to discuss the early-season lessons offered by the Red Sox-Yankees series. Gammons suggested that the issue of David Ortiz' playing time could be "very tricky for Terry Francona to work though," particularly given the presence of Mike Lowell on the bench.

 

Gammons noted that Ortiz appeared to be trying to pull everything in the first three games of the season, and that he appeared to be having difficulty catching up to fastballs.

 

"The whole Ortiz thing is something we watch. I don’t know if he’s going to hit the fastball again. ... When is he going to show signs that he’s going to hit a fastball? That’s what I think they’re all looking at," said Gammons. "I think part of it is an insecurity. He wants so much to be Big Papi."

 

Gammons also said that...

04/09/2010 - 4:24pm
Woods fires 2-under 70 in Masters 2nd round

For a second straight day, Tiger Woods was able to score under par at the Masters in his return to golf. Woods posted a 2-under 70 in the second round of the Masters. The embattled superstar sits only three shots off the clubhouse lead heading into Saturday. Ian Poulter shot 68 once again for a total of 8-under 136. Woods is at 138. According to reporters, the players were dealing with tougher conditions at Augusta National on Friday. Check out the complete Masters leaderboard.


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