LOS ANGELES -- Despite his team taking 15 more free throws than the Celtics, Phil Jackson was not happy with the officiating after Game 2 of the NBA finals, primarly because Kobe Bryant spent most of the night in foul trouble. "I wasn't happy with those foul calls," Jackson said. "Those were unusual calls." Jackson also pointed to fouls called against Derek Fisher when he was guarding Ray Allen. "Are they going to allow us to take direct line cuts away from [Allen] so he has to divert his route?" Jackson said. "That makes for a totally different type of ballgame."
LOS ANGELES -- Rajon Rondo scored 19 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had 10 assists in the Celtics' Game 2 victory over the Lakers in the NBA finals, and that still doesn't do his performance justice. "He did a lot of things," Doc Rivers said. "The blocked shots, the steals, he's our quarterback and he does a lot of things for us. He was special tonight."
The Chicago Blackhawks raced out to a 3-0 first-period lead and didn't look back in a 7-4 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals at the United Center in Chicago. Brent Seabrook, Dave Bolland and Kris Versteeg scored in the opening 20 minutes, forcing the Flyers to pull Michael Leighton in favor of Brian Boucher.
The Flyers cut the lead to 5-3 in the third period, but the Hawks responded with a goal with just over five minutes remaining to seal the victory and a 3-2 series lead. The Hawks are one win away from their first Stanley Cup championship since 1961 and their fourth overall.
Game 6 is Wednesday night in Philadelphia. If the Flyers win, they will force a seventh and deciding game Friday night back in Chicago.
Rajon Rondo had a triple double and Ray Allen had a record-setting night from 3-point range as the Celtics came away with a 103-94 win over the Lakers in Game 2 of the NBA finals at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Rondo finished with 19 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists while Allen finished with a game-high 32 points, 27 in the first half as he drilled his first seven 3-point attempts.
Pau Gasol led the Lakers with 25 points while Andrew Bynum and Kobe Bryant each added 21. The Lakers suffered their first home loss of the playoffs in 10 games.
The series now shifts to Boston and TD Garden for Game 3 Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Game 4 will follow on Thursday night and then Game 5 is Sunday night at TD Garden at 8 p.m.
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After losing two in a row in Philadelphia, the Blackhawks defeated the Flyers, 7-4, at home in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals. Chicago had jumped out to a 3-0 lead at the end of the first period, upon which Flyers goalie Michael Leighton was benched in favor of Brian Boucher. Dustin Byfuglien had two goals and two assists for Chicago in the victory. The home team has won every game in the series, with the Blackhawks holding the 3-2 edge.
Greg and Chris talk with Mike Reiss from ESPN Boston in hour 2 of NFL Sunday to discuss a variety of offseason happenings with the Pats and throughout the league. Greg and Chris also get into the NFL Draft and where Mariota and Winston will go.
Mike Reiss calls the guys to talk about the offseason news for the Pats. He talks about the Pats/Jets tampoering fiasco, free agency, where he sees Ridley and Connolly ending up, if the Patriots would be interested in Reggie Wayne and more.
In the first hour of the show, Greg and Chris discuss the news coming out of the owners' meetings this week and rule changes. Belichick's blow-up over the league not wanting to spend on endzone cameras was well documented and the guys react. They also talk about the Jets ridiculous tampering charges, free agents still lingering out there, where Stevan Ridley will land and the RB position in New England. Dickerson and Price briefly discuss the adventures of Tom Brady before being joined by WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia to talk all things Pats in the offseason.
Brow Buff's Sam Packard and Ben Kichen break down Marcus Smart's unfortunate ball tap, debate leadership in the Celtics locker room, and rehash the great Kevin Love to Boston rumors.
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Joe and Alex talked with the Sox AGM about the state of the team as Opening Day approaches.
Mut, Tomase, and Bradford kick things off talking about Shane Victorino taking offense to people reading into some comments he made about trading for Cole Hamels. They also discuss Blake Swihart and how soon he could be up if Christian Vazquez starts the season on the DL.
Joe Kelly joined the Hot Stove show where he talked about being ready for his next spring training start after a biceps ailment forced him out of his last outing, he talks about his NCAA brackets and how teammate Wade Miley has a perfect bracket still.
Peter Chiarelli joined the Sunday Skate crew to talk about the Bruins playoff push heading into the final handful of games of the regular season. Chiarelli talked about avoiding some of the overly negative feedback he gets while realizing that the team does have real issues. He discusses what went down at the trade deadline and if he was happy with the outcome, Lucic having a down year and underperforming, the salary cap and if he considers it as big of an issue as it's been made out to be and what the future holds for the team.
It's a big hour #2 for the Sunday Skate dudes - they talk about the B's defenseman and what the future looks like at that position, with both moves the team can make and younger guys in the AHL. They also get into the Bruins philosophy on bringing guys up and sending them back down and how players deal with that. Finally, the boys are joined by Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli to discuss EVERYTHING.
The Sunday Skate crew gets the show going discussing the Bruins big, impressive victory over the NY Rangers yesterday. What can you take from that game? According to LB - Lyndon Byers - who called the guys from the road, not a lot. LB drops a dime on what was going on with the Rangers yesterday. DJ and Joe discuss Claude's lines and groupings and the importance of Ryan Spooner. They also get into Lucic, his contributions this year and if he can turn things around.
The latest feud between Shank and Papi was discussed.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed the disgusting protests at the scene of Officer Moynihan's shooting.
John Farrell has named Clay Buchholz the starter for Tuesday's opener. Koji and Christian Vasquez are already ruled out. Vasquez on the 60 day DL.
Wrestlemania was a trial run for Super Bowl 50. More Christian dog stuff. Superintendent in Chief William Gross of the BPD deals with some idiotic protesters after the fatal shooting in Roxbury on Friday night.
Shawn Thornton is now a member of the Panthers, who come to town tomorrow night. Thornton spoke about Claude Julien's control of the Bruins locker room, and his own team playing his former team on Tuesday night.
As the testimony of Hernandez' fiancee wrapped up today, we checked in with attorney Michael McCann for all the latest developments and analysis.
We wrap up the day with the best in sound that you may have missed throughout the day.
We listen in on Adam Shefter's deflategate report on NFL Live on ESPN, and discuss when we can expect this whole mess to come to a head.
Chris Price joins Mut to talk about how Revis will heat up the Jets-Pats rivalry next season
Mut opens his show talking about the New York Jets filing tampering charges on the Patriots
Mikey, Mut, and Lucy are talking about all things New England sports, the Red Sox spring training, more Darrelle Revis and Jets talk, and some Bruins mixed in.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk about Kirk's massage and crap all over Sausage.
Ben and Adam finish the odyssey that is the history of Wrestlemania. Wrestlemanias 21-30 are discussed and analyzed.
Mike Mulloy joins Chris in the studio to talk Raw and Wrestlemania.
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