Paul Pierce started off the night by missing his first seven shots from the field, including a pair of 3-point attempts. But that's not what caused him to admittedly lose his cool in the third quarter, when he was hit with a technical foul by referee Tony Brothers. Pierce was called for his fourth personal foul, causing him to wave his hand in disgust at Brothers.
"We got frustrated," Pierce admitted. "I got a technical. I know I was frustrated tonight. Just in a game where you're trying to get rhythm and the game is off-balance and calls are being called each and every way. It's hard to get into a rhythm, so I was definitely frustrated."
Just 90 seconds earlier, Kevin Garnett was hit with a technical after he picked up his third foul. Two minutes later, Garnett was whistled for his fourth. Nate Robinson also had four fouls heading into the fourth. All three players managed to avoid fouling out...
Ray Allen had 22 points and Shaquille O'Neal added 13 to lift the Celtics to their 14th straight win, an 84-80 victory over the 76ers Wednesday night at TD Garden. The 14-game winning streak is the fifth best in Celtics history, trailing only the 19-game record streak of two seasons ago, an 18-game streak in 1982, a 17-gamer in 1959-60 season and a 16-game run in the 1964-65 season.
The Celtics battled foul trouble all night. Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Nate Robinson all had four personal fouls midway through the third quarter. Entering the fourth quarter, the Celtics had 20 fouls while the Sixers had just eight. Ironically, no foul was called on Andre Iguodala as he drove to the basket and was blocked by Garnett on a potential game-tying lay-up with 14 seconds left. Allen hit two free throws to ice the game.
The frustration was apparent on the court as Garnett and Pierce were both whistled in the third...
Reggie Jackson scored 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting and sparked a key 10-2 run in the second half as Boston College rallied past Bucknell, 84-80, Wednesday night at Conte Forum for its 10th win of the young season.
Joe Trapani and Josh Southern each scored 16 points while Biko Paris had 14 points and seven assists for the Eagles (10-2). Bryson Johnson scored 25 points to lead Bucknell (6-7).
BC continued to launch long-range shots at a record clip, hitting 12-of-30 from 3-point range. Jackson was 3-for-4. The Eagles are on pace to break records for 3-pointers attempted and made in a season. Bucknell hit an impressive 15-of-29 treys.
BC fell behind by 16 points midway through the first half before going on a 14-0 run that was fueled by eight points by Trapani. The Eagles trailed by three at the break, 42-39. BC went down by seven in the second half before Jackson sparked a 10-2 run with a three-point...
The Celtics don't expect Rajon Rondo to be active when they play Orlando on Christmas, and there is still no definitive timetable for his return from an ankle injury that had him in a boot and on crutches for a few days, but they are encouraged by his recovery. Rondo was at the team's practice on Tuesday, without the boot, and was dribbling a basketball on the side of the court. "I know he’s walking and running pretty well and moving a lot better," Doc Rivers said. "So I know he’s getting pretty close."
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Dustin Pedroia joined The Big Show for the "Laser Show" segment on Wednesday, discussing all things Red Sox.
First up: The state of the bullpen. Pedroia was asked if the addition of Bobby Jenks might lead to a possible chemistry problem with incumbent closer Jonathan Papelbon.
"Everything is going to work fine," Pedroia said. "Pap wants to win. And when he gets the ball in the ninth inning, it's his job to make that happen. Pap, I know, is kind of a colorful guy, says a lot of things, but the biggest thing on his mind is winning. I know some people don't think so, but that's the main thing he thinks about. The toughest job in baseball is being a closer, because you go out there and give up and we lose, everyone points the finger at one guy."
As for what Jenks will bring to the Sox bullpen, Pedroia pointed to his own history vs. the former White Sox closer.
Jerod joins Glenn & Tanguay to talk about his impact plays vs Buffalo and looks ahead to the Patriots game in Denver.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday for a look at all aspects of the win over the Bills, and a look ahead to the Broncos.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford has the latest on the Red Sox and their hot stove offseason as he joins Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola on the Planet Mikey Show
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird are live at TD Garden after the Bruins 2-0 win over Toronto on Saturday night. The guys discuss the first two-game home winning streak of the season and what it means.
The guys discuss the reports that the Sox are one of the teams most interested in free agent David Price and Chris compares shopping for an ace to shopping for ice cream.
Mike Florio previews Pats-Broncos & gives his thoughts on Terrell Owens possibly working out for the Pats.
Butch and Chris talk about the Pats possibly bringing in Terrell Owens for a workout & argue over if Danny Amendola should still be returning punts.
Glenn and Tanguay argue over how well Tom Brady throws the deep ball.
Tanguay is worried that Newton will win the MVP but he & Glenn backup Brady's case for the award.
Greg Dickerson, Andy Hart, and Tom E. Curran are joined by Michael Irvin to talk Patriots vs. Broncos and all things NFL
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Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.
Buck and Soog talk about Ronda Rousey's loss, the state of the UFC and favorite things about Thanksgiving.