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 Wilfork on a Patriots Monday and get his take on the defense's progression, his interception, his teammate Darrelle Revis and playing Monday Night Football in KC.
We check in with the head coach for his reaction to the Patriots win against Oakland, the offense's struggles, Julien Edelman, and playing in KC on Monday Night.
We check in with Tedy Bruschi on a Patriots Monday for his reaction to the Patriots struggles, Julien Edelman and his strong comments about his desire to see Roger Goodell lose his job.
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.
Joe and Dave talk with David Ortiz after he hits two home runs to propel the Red Sox to an extra-innings win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.
As the season winds down, We check in Sox skipper John Farrell as we await the Boston debut of Rusney Castillo.
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 joined the show after the close win over Oakland.
Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to discuss week 3 in the NFL.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Christian and Fauria re-visit their karaoke battle from over the weekend, with audio!
Oakland drove down deep into the Patriots red zone with a minute to play on Sunday in a bid to tie the game and send it to overtime. Jones was asked if he and his teammates were nervous at all towards the end; He refuted the assertion saying the team clamped down and became more composed. Veterans Jerod Mayo and Vince Wilfork are vocal leaders and can calm the defense down. And then, all four of the guys had a laugh over rookie Brian Stork's post-game interview with reporters.
Edelman talked about his scary play in the red zone to start off the 4th quarter, in which he flipped in the air and landed on his head. He was fine, but admits that players need to be aware of the down and importance of putting your health in jeopardy over the course of a 16 game season. The guys asked him about the offense's struggles, and Gronk's inability to pull in a tipped ball in the end zone.
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.
Jerry Thornton joins Dino and Kirk for the second edition of Breaking Balls. They dive into a variety of topics including their feelings about polarizing Boston sports media members.
Your beloved hosts are joined by WEEI.com Bruins reporter DJ Bean as well as producer of the Dennis & Callahan Show, Craig "Sausage" Sawisch. Support America: Support Your Local Post Office
Dennis, Callahan and Minihane make their podcast debut. This week's topics include Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy, Jenny Dell and some discussion on people we've encountered with the worst breath.
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The defense was forced to make a stop in the last minute of the game to preserve the 16-9 victory on Sunday. The offense had no rhythm again and struggled in the red zone. The offensive line looked poor again. Lou, Christian and Tim talk about the win that looked like a loss, and what this team needs to do to improve.More from this show