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01/23/2010 - 12:50am
Scal out with separated shoulder

BOSTON – Brian Scalabrine expects to miss nearly a week with a separated right shoulder, he told WEEI.com following the Celtics – Trail Blazers game. He did not play on Friday night and aims to return next Thursday against the Magic. Scalabrine initially suffered the injury on January 6 against the Heat while trailing Michael Beasley on a pick.

However, he wanted to maximize his opportunity in Kevin Garnett's absence and played the next seven games with the injury. It wasn't until the pain became unbearable during Wednesday's game against the Pistons that he decided to undergo an MRI. On Thursday, Scalabrine learned he had a Grade 2 AC joint injury, which he says, “is not a major separation.” Visit the Green Street Blog for more.

 


01/22/2010 - 11:21pm
OT thriller: C's beat Blazers

Having missed 11-of-13 previous shots, Ray Allen drilled a go-ahead three-pointer with 41.3 seconds left in OT and then fed Tony Allen for a dunk with 12.5 seconds remaining to help the Celtics overcome the Portland Trail Blazers, 98-95, snapping Boston's three-game losing streak. Kevin Garnett returned from a 10-game absence to score 13 points in 30 minutes. Paul Pierce led the Celtics (28-13) with 24 points while Andre Miller led all scorers with 28. The Celtics built another double-digit lead in the first half but again were unable to protect it in the second half. Portland took a 77-76 lead on an Andre Miller layup with 8:20 remaining in the fourth and tied it at 91 on a Martell Webster jumper with 34.2 seconds left in regulation. Looking to win the game on a drive to the basket, Pierce fouled out when he commited an offensive foul with 1.1 seconds remaining. For more, visit the...

01/22/2010 - 10:28pm
Doc on Baby $25K fine: 'Extreme'

Before Friday's game with Portland, Celtics coach Doc Rivers offered his insight to the $25,000 fine doled out to Glen Davis for his obscenity-laced response to a fan in Detroit on Wednesday night. "I have no reaction," Rivers answered initially before adding, "It was high," he added. "I thought it was extreme but I do understand, I get it," Rivers said. For more, including audio from Rivers on Davis and Kevin Garnett, visit the Green Street blog.


01/22/2010 - 10:03pm
Galloway: Not 'a good fit' with Pats

Former Patriots receiver Joey Galloway — who had a brief but unceremonious run with New England during the 2009 season — spoke with ESPN Radio's Scott Van Pelt on Friday, and said "it just wasn't a good fit" for him with the Patriots. The veteran receiver played in three games with the Patriots in 2009 and finished with seven catches for 67 yards, but never seemed comfortable in the New England offense. He was released in mid-October, and signed on Dec. 22 with the Steelers. "It just wasn't a good fit," Galloway told Van Pelt. "I had a different idea of what I was going there to do. I thought that I was going there to be the third receiver. I thought I was going there to help them stretch the field to go vertical, and once I got there, that just wasn't the case. The third receiver in New England doesn't a large role in much of the offense, and that's in practice, that's on game day." For more Patriots news, check...

01/22/2010 - 8:09pm
KG cleared to return

Doc Rivers announced before the game that Kevin Garnett will make his return tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers after missing 10 games with a hyperextended right knee. The Celtics were 4-6 in his absence. For more throughout the game, visit the Green Street blog. 


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