Inspired by a scary neck injury to Marquis Daniels and a season-high 26 points from Rajon Rondo, the Celtics overcame an early 10-point deficit to beat the Magic, 91-80, on Super Bowl Sunday at TD Garden. The Celtics won the game with swarming defense that held the Magic to 34 percent shooting, including just 3-for-24 from 3-point range.
The Celtics were trailing, 24-17, when Daniels drove to his right on Gilbert Arenas, lost his balance and fell awkwardly to the floor. He stayed on the ground for over four minutes. Eventually, a stretcher and gurney were brought out and Daniels showed a brief "thumbs up" before being transported to New England Baptist Hospital for treatment of a neck injury.
Following the Daniels injury, the Celtics played like an inspired team, outscoring the Magic, 29-19, to take a 46-43 halftime lead. The Celtics continued the momentum in the third quarter, scoring the first...
Celtics guard Marquis Daniels was sent to New England Baptist Hospital with a neck injury after he fell to the ground on a drive to the basket in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Magic at TD Garden.
Just 59 seconds into the second quarter, Daniels drove to his right on Gilbert Arenas, lost his balance and fell awkwardly to the floor. Daniels remained on the court for several minutes as Celtics medical staff tended to him and the Garden crowd fell silent. Teammates Rajon Rondo, Glen Davis and Kevin Garnett dropped to one knee at Daniels' side. Eventually, A stretcher was brought onto the court and Daniels gave a brief thumbs up before being wheeled off the parquet.
The injury to Daniels was the second serious injury of the day as Davis was also on the court for several minutes after taking a charge earlier in the first half. He was taken to the locker room and treated for a bruised to his head...
As expected, Shaquille O'Neal won't play against the Magic Sunday and Doc Rovers acknowleged that it's not looking for Monday's game against the Bobcats, either. It may be even longer than that for O'Neal who has missed the last two games with an Achilles injury. "He’s not going to be out a long time, but I don’t think he’ll be back today, tomorrow or maybe until we go on break," Rivers said. "We’re going to need him in the playoffs and we want him to be right and healthy. This gives him a chance to get all the other things that were ailing him right too."
Rivers wants to give O'Neal enough time to heal to break the cycle of playing five games and then missing five more once something begins to bother him. Rivers remains confident that O'Neal will get heathy eventually and ready for the playoffs.
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named the unanimous winner of the Associated Press MVP for the 2010 season on Sunday afternoon. It’s the first unanimous selection, and second MVP honor of Brady’s career.
Brady finished the season with 3,900 passing yards and led the NFL with 36 touchdown passes and only four interceptions. Brady finished the regular season with a streak of 335 straight pass attempts without an interception to set an NFL record, and went 11 straight starts without an interception.
Overall, Brady led the NFL in 2010 with a 111.0 passer rating, the second time in his career that he finished the season with a passer rating over 100. The 111.0 passer rating is the fifth best all-time. Brady also set an NFL record by throwing at least two touchdowns without an interception in each of the final nine games of the year, and had at least one touchdown in all 16 regular-season games.
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Cornerback Deion Sanders and running back Marshall Faulk led a class of seven new inductees into the NFL Hall of Fame. They are joined in this year's class by tight end Shannon Sharpe, defensive end Richard Dent, linebackers Les Richter and Chris Hanburger and NFL Films founder Ed Sabol. Former Patriots and Jets running back Curtis Martin, a finalist for this year's Hall of Fame class, was not selected for entry into Canton.
Jerod joins Glenn & Tanguay to talk about his impact plays vs Buffalo and looks ahead to the Patriots game in Denver.
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday for a look at all aspects of the win over the Bills, and a look ahead to the Broncos.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford has the latest on the Red Sox and their hot stove offseason as he joins Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola on the Planet Mikey Show
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the sniping back and forth from Claude Julien, Brad Marchand, and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault after Boston's 4-3 comeback win on Friday. The game featured two somewhat controversial hits, Matt Beleskey's check of Derek Stepan (breaking a rib) and Brad Marchand's collision with goalie Henrik Lundqvist and ensuing flop.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
The guys discuss the reports that the Sox are one of the teams most interested in free agent David Price and Chris compares shopping for an ace to shopping for ice cream.
Mike Florio previews Pats-Broncos & gives his thoughts on Terrell Owens possibly working out for the Pats.
Butch and Chris talk about the Pats possibly bringing in Terrell Owens for a workout & argue over if Danny Amendola should still be returning punts.
Glenn and Tanguay argue over how well Tom Brady throws the deep ball.
Tanguay is worried that Newton will win the MVP but he & Glenn backup Brady's case for the award.
Greg Dickerson, Andy Hart, and Tom E. Curran are joined by Michael Irvin to talk Patriots vs. Broncos and all things NFL
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Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.