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02/13/2010 - 11:04pm
Pierce wins Three-Point Shootout

DALLAS — Paul Pierce won the Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout at All-Star Weekend Saturday night. He defeated Chauncey Billups and Stephen Curry in the final round. Pierce scored 17 points in the first round and 20 in the second, knocking down all five "money balls" in the final round. Pierce becomes the first Celtic since Larry Bird to win the contest. His teammate, Rajon Rondo, finished second to Kevin Durant in the HORSE competition. To read more, click here.


02/13/2010 - 10:52pm
Four in a row: Bruins tame Panthers

The Bruins and Panthers went to overtime and a shootout on Saturday at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., before Boston won it 3-2. Mark Recchi had the game-deciding goal in the eighth round of the shootout. Recchi played in his 1,550th game to move into ninth on the all-time list and scored a third-period, game-tying goal. David Krejci tallied his 11th for the Bruins. Tuukka Rask took the win with 26 saves.

 

For more on the game, visit the Big Bad Blog.


02/13/2010 - 10:02pm
Wizards send Butler to Mavs

Wizards guard Caron Butler, who had been rumored to be a possibility to be heading to Boston, was instead part of a seven-player trade Saturday night that had him dealt to Dallas as part of a trade that had veteran swingman Josh Howard going to Washington. Howard, center/forward Drew Gooden, forward James Singleton and swingman Quinton Ross all join Washington, while Butler, center Brendan Haywood and guard DeShawn Stevenson will head to Dallas. For more basketball news, check out the Green Street blog.



02/13/2010 - 5:12pm
Report: Celtics wanted Butler
By: DJ Bean

After rumors surfaced Friday of the Celtics making a play for Caron Butler and the recent development that the Wizards' forward was headed to Dallas, sources have told the Boston Globe that the Celtics were indeed interested in Butler.

 

Butler, who has averaged 16.9 points and 6.7 rebounds this season, is believed to be on his way to Dallas along with Brandon Haywood and DeShawn Stevenson in exchange for Josh Howard, Drew Gooden, Quinton Ross, and James Singleton. The report did not indicate whether any talks with Boston involved Ray Allen. For more on the Celtics, go to the Green Street blog.


02/13/2010 - 4:51pm
Report: Sox' complex downsized
By: DJ Bean

According to Glenn Miller of the Fort Myers News-Press, the Red Sox' new spring training complex, projected to cost $75 million, will be smaller than anticipated.

 

In addition to smaller clubhouses and six fewer luxury suites, the complex will have 1,000 fewer seats than initially planned. The report indicates that the Red Sox still plan on spending their estimated budget on the project, but that higher prices of  its construction have led to the downsizing. 

 

Myer notes that $20 million is going towards purchasing 106 acres east of Interstate 75 with the remaining $50 million taking care of the construction. For more on the Red Sox, check out the Full Count blog.

 


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