Jeff Van Gundy, who provides analysis for NBA games on ESPN and ABC, joined the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to talk about the Celtics' victory over the Magic on Sunday in the opening game of the Eastern Conference finals. Van Gundy was asked how the Celtics are able to limit Dwight Howard and the Magic offense while other teams struggle against Orlando. "Different personnel, different intensity and different plan -- I just think it's that simple," said Van Gundy, whose brother Stan coaches the Magic. "From a personnel standpoint, they're big and they're strong. They stay one-on-one, from a plan standpoint. And the Celtics' intensity is just at a different level defensively than most teams in this league."
Howard is the marquee player in this series, but his inability to score on post moves showed he still has a way to go. "He's improved some offensively, but I just don't think he's ever going to be the...
Former Red Sox outfielder Jason Bay finally has put together some hits for the Mets after a slow start, although he says he still does not feel comfortable at the plate. Meanwhile, one New York writer is calling for the last-place Mets to fire their manager. Get the details on those stories, plus read about why Kobe Bryant is defending himself against four-year-old allegations of tanking a playoff game. All that, along with videos, trivia and more, can be found at Monday's Morning Mashup.
Logan Mankins and the Patriots have been working on a new contract for the Pro Bowl offensive lineman, and while Patriots owner Robert Kraft told ESPN on Sunday he “really hopes” the two sides can work out a new deal, Mankins’ agent told the Boston Herald that the two sides are still “pretty far apart” on a contract that could keep the All-Pro left guard in New England for the long term. “There has been discussions," agent Frank Bauer told the Herald. “We’re pretty far apart. Let’s leave it at that.” Mankins reportedly has stayed away from team offseason workouts in an attempt to show his displeasure with his situation. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
ORLANDO -- Before Sunday's loss to the Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, the Orlando Magic had not lost a game since April 2, a span of 44 days. "I think it was a wake-up call that we really needed in my opinion," Magic swingman Vince Carter said. "I don't think we were prepared for the level that they were ready to play. They were ready to go from jump, and we weren't on their level at the beginning." For more reaction and analysis from the game, visit the Green Street blog.
Ray Allen scored a game-high 25 points and Paul Pierce added 22 as the Celtics built a 20-point second-half lead before holding on for a 92-88 win over the Orlando Magic Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals at Amway Arena.
The Celtics went on a 24-7 run early in the third quarter to take a 67-47 advantage before the Magic took over down the stretch. Allen's 3-pointer put Boston up 88-75 with 5:34 left, but Orlando went on a 10-0 run before Pierce hit two free throws with 12.9 seconds remaining to help seal the win. Allen also hit two free throws with 6.1 seconds remaining to put the Celtics up four.
Vince Carter scored 23 points and Jameer Nelson chipped in with 20 for the Magic, who lost for the first time in nine game games this postseason. Game 2 is Tuesday night in Orlando before the series shifts to Boston for Game 3 Saturday night.
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OXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the Week 16 battle between the 11-3 Patriots and 3-11 New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.
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We get a complete breakdown of the win from Bill Belichick as the Patriots secure yet another AFC East title. Bill talks about the historical significance, the key moments of the game, and even Tom Brady's nutritional regiment.
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Kyle Draper joins Danny Picard to talk about the Celtics chances this season in the Eastern Conference, last Wednesday's home opener blowout against the Nets, and Rajon Rondo's future in Boston
Manager of the Boston Red Sox, John Farrell, speaks with Craig and Larry during the "Christmas at Fenway" festivities. John spoke about the pitching rotation as it stands right now, and inability to sign John Lester. He also talked about some of the younger pitching prospects, as well as the Free Agents that have signed with the team in the last month, like Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez.
Craig and Larry press Larry Lucchino about the inability to sign Jon Lester, the projected starting rotation, and the signings of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Boston Red Sox, Sam Kennedy, joined Craig and Larry to talk about Christmas at Fenway, and some of the Red Sox off-season acquisitions.
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ESPN's John Buccigross joined the show to discuss how to fix the Bruins.
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The guys discussed the latest with the Sony hackers.
With multiple outlets reporting that the Celtics are in trade talks with the Dallas Mavericks to trade Rondo, the guys react to the possible deal
Dale and Michael discuss the Bruins shoot-out loss in Nashville as a representative example of larger issues in 2014 for the Boston club.
We discuss the impact Darrelle Revis has had on the Patriots defense and whether or not he deserves to be a candidate for team and/or league MVP in 2014.
Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.
Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .
What should Danny Ainge do with these Celtics? Is Anthony Davis the second best player in the NBA? Are the Warriors truly contenders?
Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy joins DJ to discuss the "uncoachable(?)" Taylor Hall and revisit the Tyler Seguin trade. Ryan also shares his issues with how the Bruins are run.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk react to today's Tom Brady interview by discussing what they would tell their younger selves. They look closer at Brady's diet and fitness regime and whether they could be as disciplined as the superstar quarterback.
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