LOS ANGELES -- As he has maintained throughout the playoffs, Doc Rivers will take some time to make a decision about his future. "It's just a tough decision," he said outside the Celtics locker room. "I'm just going to get away." He won't be far away from the Celtics, however. Their summer league team will play in Orlando July 5-9 where Rivers has a home.
Speaking after the Celtics' 83-79, Game 7 loss to the Lakers Thursday night, Celts coach Doc Rivers suggested that forward Rasheed Wallace may be contemplating retirement. "You know, I don't know if Rasheed will ever play again," Rivers said of the 35-year-old. "You know, he's one of them. I think he took that out on the floor with him. I think he is thinking about retiring, and I thought you could see that in his play. He was dying out there. When he got the cramps and the strains, he was just trying to figure out a way of staying on the floor.
"We had to keep subbing him for one minute and two minutes, and I thought the reason we got up early was because of Rasheed Wallace. We got it low in the post, he started scoring, and I thought what happened was late in the game he got tired and had the injuries and we couldn't go down anymore, and I think that had a huge impact on how we were playing. We had to go away from the...
Kobe Bryant scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to help the Lakers claim an 83-79 win over Celtics in Game 7, earning Bryant the Bill Russell Award for the NBA finals MVP. Bryant shot just 6-for-24 from the floor in Game 7 but did enough to take away his fifth NBA title in the last 11 seasons, averaging 28.6 points per game in the series. For more, see the Celtics team page by clicking here.
LOS ANGELES -- The Lakers outscored the Celtics 30-22 in the fourth quarter to rally for a 83-79 win in Game 7 of the NBA finals at Staples Center Thursday night to capture their 16th NBA title.
The Celtics were denied their record-setting 18th championship after having two chances to win in Los Angeles. It marks the first time in five tries the Lakers have beaten the Celtics in a seventh and deciding game. Paul Pierce scored 18 points and Kevin Garnett added 17 to lead the Celtics, who led by as many as 13 in the third quarter before running out of steam in the fourth.
After making just five of his first 20 shots, series MVP Kobe Bryant finished as the the Lakers' leading scorer with 23 points. Bryant made two free throws to give the Lakers the lead for good, 66-64, with 5:56 left in the fourth. Ron Artest, with 20 points, drilled a 3-pointer with just over a minute to go to help seal the win. Rajon...
Daniel Nava had his first three-hit game of his career and drove in two runs in an 8-5 Red Sox victory Thursday over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The win capped a three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks and improved starting pitcher John Lackey to 8-3 on the season. Lackey wasn't particularly impressive, throwing six innings and allowing four runs, three of which were earned, though the error that led to the unearned run was a throwing error on the part of the pitcher himself. David Ortiz belted his 14th homer of the year in the bottom of the third off of Diamondbacks starter Dan Haren. For the complete game story, see Closing Time.
Price calls Butch to discuss the March 2nd deadline for franchise tags, free agency and the Pats' plans going forward.
Shortly after the NFLRA released its statement demanding an apology from ESPN, Jim Quirk, the NFLRA's Executive Director, joined Mut to talk about the statement
WEEI's Chris Price joins Mut to talk about his experience of being in yesterday's Patriots championship parade, and which New England free agents could return to play for the Pats next season.
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Jessica Camerato of basketballinsiders.com joins the show to talk about Marcus Smart, the starting lineup, and trade deadline.
The one and only Rob Bradford calls Butch to discuss his early thoughts on this Red Sox team, the potential in the rotation, how the outfield will shake out and more.
David Ortiz takes a few minutes to talk with Mut, Bradford, and Tomase about some of his new teammates, who Pablo Sandoval reminds him of, and the rules aimed at speeding up the game of baseball.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking Red Sox spring training. and talk with Red Sox DH David Ortiz about the rules aimed at speeding up the pace of the game
In the second of Sunday Skate, DJ and Joe discuss the approaching NHL trade deadline and what the B's will do. They get into the Boychuk move at the beginning of the season and Boychuk's brother venting on Twitter this morning about complaining B's fans. There is more discussion on the 3rd and 4th lines, their playoff chances and then they are joined by ESPN's Scott Burnside.
Another edition of Sunday Skate is upon us and DJ and Joe get into the B's big win over Arizona last night and the improvement of Ryan Spooner. They get into the Blackhawks giving up a 1st round pick for C Antoine Vermette - someone the B's could certainly use but weren't willing to give up the steep price of a 1st rounder. DJ and Joe also get into Claude's willingness to switch up lines as well as the performance of the 3rd and 4th lines. Finally, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with the boys.
Scott Burnside joins the boys to discuss the Bruins and the NHL trade deadline.
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Curt Schilling didn't back down when twitter trolls took shots at his daughter. Dino, Gerry and Kirk applaud Schill's stand.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk look back at their weekend in Fort Myers. Who visited Mommy and Daddy over the weekend?
Dunkin Donuts liked Christian's "bacon covered doughnut" idea. SNL does an ISIS skit. The Pittsburg Pirates issued a statement condemning "Jihadi John's" Pirates hat.
With free agency looming, Adam Schefter, on Sportscenter, said that he thinks Darrelle Revis will NOT be re-signed by the Patriots and that they will cut him instead, making him the most coveted free agent on the market.
Barry Melrose joined the show to talk about the NHL trade deadline. Although Melrose likes the trade of Brett Connolly from Tampa to Boston, he thinks the team needs to make more moves to keep ahead of Florida, who just traded for Jaromir Jagr. He also weighs in on the job security of Claude Julien and Peter Chiarelli.
Michael, Mike Mutnansky and Jerry Thornton talk Bruins AFTER the trade-deadline and check in with the fans.
We examine four trade deadline day deals that helped or affected Boston teams in recent history.
Michael, Mike Mutnansky and Jerry Thornton talk Bruins before the trade-deadline and check in with the fans.
Mikey, Mut, and Lenny are joined by the Rev girls, who are revealing the New Revolution uniform Tuesday at the House of Blues in Boston and talking about the Revs.
Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie talk Red Sox baseball with Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill Lee, who is in Florida and out of the snow that's perpetually burying the area.
Mikey gets a call from Kirk Minihane, who wants to clear the air with Mikey and get everything settled. It goes better than you think.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk about their time in Fort Myers and are joined by a special guest, Doug Lane.
Boston University coach David Quinn joins WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin to discuss the Terriers’ Beanpot title and how he feels about his team as the postseason approaches. Quinn also discusses reports about NHL interest in goalie Matt O’Connor and briefly touches on a recent misstep by Jack Eichel.
After a wild trade deadline, Ben Kichen and Sam Packard breakdown the Celtics and the rest of the NBA. Then Sam yells at Ben about the use of analytics in basketball. Ben yells back.
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Butch talks with callers about the polarizing pace of play debate and gets some pretty strange ideas on how to speed things up. He also gets into the how the rotation is shaping up for the Sox and other Red Sox related issues heading into the season.More from this show