MIAMI — Glen Davis met with the media in the Celtics locker room following his club's 102-91 loss to the Heat on Tuesday night. The Celtics are down 2-0 in the series, the first time that has happened during Davis' career in Boston.
"It's tough, but at the same, I'm from the bottom," said Davis, who is 4-of-12 from the floor through two games in the series. "I'm always crashing my way up. That's what we've got to do. Down 2-0, we've got the best fans in the league. They are going to bring the same energy Miami is bringing, we are going to lay it on the line. That's what we have to do. There is no tomorrow. We've got to get Game 3. It is do or die."
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Jon Lester struck out 11 over seven dominant innings Tuesday night, and Adrian Gonzalez hit his first Fenway Park home run as the Red Sox pounded the Angels, 7-3.
The victory marked the third straight for the Sox against one of the American League's elite right-handers. The Sox emerged victorious against Dan Haren (4-2) after having won games featuring Felix Hernandez of the Mariners on Sunday and Jered Weaver of the Angels on Monday.
Haren and the Angels carried a 1-0 lead into the sixth on the strength of a Mike Trumbo solo homer in the second inning, but the Sox rallied against Haren. Jacoby Ellsbury extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a double, then scored on a two-out single to left by Gonzalez. Gonzalez then came around to score on a double by David Ortiz and an RBI single to right by Jed Lowrie that gave Boston a lead it wouldn't relinquish.
The Sox added on a single run in the seventh on Jarrod Saltalamacchia's RBI...
MIAMI — LeBron James scored 35 points and Dwyane Wade added 28 to lead the Heat to a 102-91 victory over the Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series and a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
The Heat took a 72-67 lead into the fourth quarter, but the Celtics — led by Paul Pierce and bench players Jeff Green, Glen Davis, Delonte West and Nenad Krstic — rallied to tie the game at 80 on a pair of Pierce free throws with 7:09 left. That's when James took over the game, scoring seven points (highlighted by a follow-up dunk and foul on West) in a 14-0 Heat run that put the game away.
The Celtics were paced by Rajon Rondo, who scored 20 points with 12 assists. Kevin Garnett added 16 points (12 in the second half). This is the first time the Celtics are down 2-0 in a playoff series during Garnett's tenure with the club.
Game 3 is Saturday at TD Garden.
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Kevin Youkilis was scratched from the Red Sox' lineup prior to the first pitch on Tuesday due to illness. In his absence, the Sox will have David Ortiz batting cleanup, with Jed Lowrie shifting from shortstop to third and Marco Scutaro added to the lineup as the shortstop, batting seventh.
While Youkilis is out, Jacoby Ellsbury, who suffered a contusion on the inside of his left knee while sliding into home on Monday, is back in the lineup on Tuesday against Angels starter Dan Haren. Ellsbury carries an 11-game hitting streak into the contest, with his last 10 games coming in the leadoff role.
Also of note: Dustin Pedroia, who is 0-for-12 in his career against Haren, is in the lineup, as he and Adrian Gonzalez remain the two members of the Sox to start every game this year. For matchup information, click here....
MIAMI -- Erik Spoelstra met with the media before Game 2 of the Heat-Celtics series and was asked about Rajon Rondo. The Celtics' point guard struggled in Game 1, shooting 3-of-10 with five turnovers (including four in the fourth quarter) in the 99-90 Heat victory.
"We'll see a different Rondo tonight," Spoelstra said. "He'll be much more aggressive. It was highly unusual for him to have three fouls in the first half and have to sit out. I think the Rondo you saw in the second half is the Rondo that we are prepared for."
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Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
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Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after the Red Sox beat the White Sox behind a solid outing from Clay buchholz
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox catcher, whose two-run homer off of Dellin Betances gave the Sox the lead for good over the Yankees.
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Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Despite talking about hating the crossover on Kirk's podcast, Lou came in to discuss his potty mouth. Kirk reveals that Tim Benz sent a Direct Message (on Twitter) about Lou's comments on the podcast.
Reports have come out that say Joe Paterno knew about Jerry Sandusky molesting boys as far back as 1976.
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Tim Benz and Jerry Thornton hop on to talk to Lou about what he said about them in the "Enough About Me Podcast."
Mike Mutnansky calls to talk to Lou about what was said on the "Enough About Me" Podcast. He also talks Kentucky Derby
Glenn, Lou, and Christiantalk about the latest indictment of Joe Paterno's knowledge of what was going on at Penn State
We discuss Derek Jeter's sentiment that winning has softened the fan base around here and have hosts and fans weighing in on all sides of the question.
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with our old friend O.B. live from the Bronx to preview Sox-Yankees and find out how he's settling into his new gig on TV.
We look at four Red Sox players that have surprised us by being better than advertised coming in to the season.
Mikey and Lenny talk Clay Buchholz' struggles, and visit the Ghosts of Baseball past (Well, some of them are still alive...)
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