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03/14/2012 - 11:57pm
Advance story: C's survive Warriors

Kevin Garnett's 20-foot wide open jumper with 5.1 seconds remaining lifted the Celtics to a 105-103 win over the Warriors, Wednesday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland. Nate Robinson missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer with one second remaining as the Celtics survived. 

With rumors continuing to swirl about what the Celtics might do leading up to Thursday's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline, the team took the court and barely took care of the Warriors to improve to 2-1 on their season-long eight-game road trip. In addition to his game-winner, Garnett connected on 11-of-15 from the field and was an offensive force, scoring 24 points and grabbing seven rebounds. Brandon Bass added 22 for the Celtics, who improved to 23-19 on the season. 

Mickael Pietrus was the star early for the Celtics, as he drilled his first four attempts from 3-point range and finished 5-of-6 from long distance, accounting for all 15 of his points on the night. 

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03/14/2012 - 9:28pm
Doc: 'Going to be tough' replacing Wilcox

OAKLAND -- Celtics coach Doc Rivers greeted the media before his team played the Warriors by asking sarcastically if we had any gossip for him. When informed about Dwight Howard's ever-changing situation in Orlando, Rivers was genuinely surprised. "It’s good being unaware, let me just say," he said.

As for his own team, Rivers said he would be surprised if there was trade involving his core players, but he added, "You never know."

"Last year I may have made that statement and we traded nine guys," Rivers said. "It felt like nine [it was actually five]. This thing goes pretty quickly. I guess you’re telling me Dwight’s thing is back in play, so you never know."

The Celtics are in the market for a big man, especially now that Chris Wilcox will undergo aortic surgery later this month and is out for the season.

"It’s obviously tough. It's tough for Chris," Rivers...

03/14/2012 - 5:48pm
Wilcox will have heart surgery, miss season

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Celtics received bad news regarding forward Chris Wilcox, who will have aortic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic on March 29 and will miss the rest of the season. The surgery is expected to repair Wilcox's condition and he should be able to resume playing next season, the team said in a release.

From the release:

"Wilcox has long had an aortic abnormality that remained stable throughout his 10-year NBA career. However, as a precautionary measure, the Celtics medical staff scheduled frequent aortic scans for Wilcox, and a recent scan showed a significant enlargement of his aorta. After several follow-up tests, doctors recommended surgery."

“While we are saddened that Chris will not be able to play again this season, the most important thing is his health, and we were fortunate to have access to an amazing team of specialists to evaluate Chris’s case,” said Celtics President of Basketball...

03/14/2012 - 1:59pm
Source: Patriots agree with DL Fanene

The Patriots have agreed to a three-year deal with free agent defensive lineman Jonathan Fanene, according to a league source. Fanene is a 6-foot-4, 292-pounder out of Utah who has played seven seasons in the NFL, all with Cincinnati. The 29-year-old had his best season in 2009 when he started 10 games and finished with 36 tackles (18 solo) with six sacks and an interception.(The agreement was first reported by Aaron Wilson of FoxSports.com.)

For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


03/14/2012 - 1:33pm
Source: White agrees to deal with Pats

Free agent linebacker Tracy White has agreed to a new contract with the Patriots, according to a league source. The 30-year-old White, who just completed his ninth season in the NFL, finished the 2011 season with 37 tackles (27 solo) and one pass defensed. A key part of New England's special teams, he saw an increased role in the regular defensive rotation at points throughout the 2011 campaign. That included extensive time in the Super Bowl, playing 21 snaps (according to Pro Football Focus) over the first two quarters of the loss to the Giants. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


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