The Celtics made just 9-of-34 shots from the field and scored just 25 points in the first half Friday night against Indiana, matching a franchise worst mark for points in a half. Ray Allen return from the flu and scored eight points in the first quarter but none in the second. He was the game's high scorer through 24 minutes.
The second quarter was particularly brutal for the Celtics, as they made just 3-of-18 shots, scoring just 11 points. The first quarter wasn't much better, as Boston made just 5-of-16 shots but managed to finish the opening quarter tied, 14-14.
The Celtics also scored 25 points in the first half on Feb. 8, 1995 and trailed Cleveland, 40-25. But they scored 50 points that night in the second half to come back and win the game, 75-67.
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Ray Allen said that his comments regarding David West's decision to sign with the Pacers were taken out of context.
"Unfortunately, those comments were taken out of context," Allen said before the Celtcs played Indiana Friday at TD Garden. "I was speaking in generalities. I don’t know what his situation is or was or why he made his decision. I wasn’t referring to him going for the money, or whatever his ultimate decision was.
"It disappointed me because it almost seemed as though I was bashing him for a decision he made that was best for his family," Allen continued. "When I read it I was really, really pissed because I don’t have anything against David. By no means was there any malice toward him or his family."
West said that he was actually set on signing with Indiana and that the interest from the Celtics caught him off guard. They would have had to pull off a sign and trade deal with...
CHESTNUT HILL -- Two-time All-American Luke Kuechly will forego his senior year at Boston College and declare for April's NFL Draft, Kuechly announced in a Friday night conference call.
"It's something I've wanted to do since I started playing for me," the linebacker said in his announcement. "It's right there for me."
Kuechly, a 20-year-old native of Cincinnati, took over for Mark Herzlich as a true freshman, when Herzlich was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma in 2009. Herzlich had to sit out the season for chemotherapy. Kuechly moved to outside linebacker, taking Herzlich's place, and his career took off from there.
Kuechly finished the season with a team-leading 158 tackles (87 solo). He also had a sack and returned an interception for a touchdown. He was named the 2009 ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year. In the Emerald Bowl, Kuechly was named the defensive MVP, registering 16 tackles in a losing effort. Now, he...
Bill O'Brien is expected to officially be named head coach at Penn State this weekend, but will also serve as Patriots offensive coordinator throughout the playoffs. Charlie Weis, now the head coach at Kansas, pulled off the same double duty in 2004 after being named head coach at Notre Dame.
“It was a hectic period, but all things considered I thought it went as smoothly as could be expected," Weis said in a statement released on Friday. "I had a plan of prioritizing everything that went into getting the new staff and program up and running, but I also made it clear that compromising the job at the Patriots was never going to be an option. In the end, the results turned out pretty well.”
Weis was named head coach at Notre Dame on December 12, 2004. The Patriots, with Weis as offensive coordinator, won Super Bowl XXXIX over the Philadelphia Eagles on February 6, 2005.
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Canucks goaltender and Marblehead native Cory Schneider told reporters Friday that he, not Roberto Luongo, will be the team's starting goalie when Vancouver faces the Bruins Saturday in a rematch of the teams in last season Stanley Cup finals.
Luongo is coming off a shutout Wednesday against the Wild, but he had a very difficult time playing in Boston in the postseason. In three starts in Boston in the finals, he allowed 15 goals and was chased from both Games 4 and 6. He allowed five goals in the other four games at Rogers Arena.
This season, Luongo is 17-8-3 with a 2.38 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage. Schneider, who played his college hockey at Boston College, is 8-5-0 with a 2.16 GAA and a .931 save percentage.
Things went downhill for Luongo following the Canucks' 1-0 win in Game 5 of the finals. Following the win, Luongo criticized Tim Thomas' style of play, saying the game-winning goal he allowed to...
Chris Price joins Chris Villani to talk about the Patriots and Ravens upcoming Monday Night Football game and the rivalry between the two teams.
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Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe speak with ESPN's Trent Dilfer and look ahead to the match-up with his old team, the Baltimore Ravens.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
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Mut ranks all 23 Dino Casting Couch members and Gary Tanguay posts another velfie on the Celtics and Kirk.
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Dale and Rich disagree again on this one... is LG a product of the system here or is he one of the NFL's best runningbacks?
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