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01/19/2011 - 11:31pm
Allen: 'The next one is going to go in'

Ray Allen is a future hall-of-famer so when shots aren't falling he doesn't panic. After drilling the game-winning jumper with 24.5 seconds remaining in an 86-82 win over the Pistons, he said that approach helped him again Wednesday night when he missed two fourth-quarter free throws and was just 1-for-7 before hitting the decisive jumper. 

 

"I wasn't surprised," Allen said of being given another chance on a pass from Rajon Rondo. "Anytime the situation comes down to the end of the game, we've been in these situations enough to know that it's going to be either me, Paul [Pierce], Kevin [Garnett] or Rondo if he gets in the gaps. 

 

"If he didn't throw it to me, it would've went somewhere else and somebody would've been able to make the shot. I've said this before, I wasn't shooting the ball particularly well and I didn't really think I had a great rhythm but I always think the next one is going...

01/19/2011 - 10:22pm
Brady reportedly facing foot surgery

Tom Brady will undergo surgery on his right foot as early as Thursday, according to a report from Boston.com, as the Patriots quarterback will take care of a lingering stress fracture in his foot with a procedure at Massachusetts General Hospital. The injury first came to light in November, when the quarterback was listed on the injury report with a foot problem, and Brady was listed on the injury report for much of the rest of the season with a foot injury. However, the injury didn't seem to hinder Brady's performance, as the quarterback had one of the finest seasons of his career — he threw 36 touchdowns and just four interceptions over the course of the regular season, and is the odds-on favorite to take home his second NFL MVP award. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


01/19/2011 - 10:04pm
Ray-Ray to the rescue: Allen saves C's

Ray Allen hit a fall-away jumper with 24.5 seconds remaining to lift the Celtics to a 86-82 win over the Pistons Wednesday night at TD Garden. Shaquille O'Neal led a furious comeback in the fourth quarter, grabbing a season-high 12 rebounds while scoring 12 in 25 minutes as the Celtics erased an eight-point fourth-quarter deficit and improved to a Eastern Conference-best 32-9. Allen finished was just 1-for-7 with five points before his go-ahead jumper while Paul Pierce finished with a game-high 22. 

 

The Pistons made 11-of-19 shots in the second quarter to take a 45-42 lead to the locker room. The Celtics' struggles continued in the third quarter as they made just 5-of-19 shots and fell behind by as many as eight. Kevin Garnett's 12-foot jumper with 3:24 left capped a 13-5 run and tied the game, 78-78. Pierce hit a jumper with 1:20 left to tie it, 82-82. 

 

With the Pistons up, 75-67, O'Neal led the...

01/19/2011 - 9:40pm
J. O'Neal will delay surgery

The Celtics announced during their game with the Pistons that Jermaine O'Neal will put off having knee surgery and will instead undergo four weeks of rehab to strengthen the area around the knee. Surgery could have kept him out for two months or more and likely would have ended his season. By delaying surgery, which he needs, O'Neal is hoping to be back in time to contribute during the playoffs.

 

"We haven’t really known what we are going to do," Ainge said after the game. "We had a discussion at halftime, Jermaine, and myself, and our medical staff, and have decided that we are not doing surgery. The surgery that we were considering by the way, was just a cleaning out."

 

Surgery could have kept him out for two months but Ainge said surgery or not, O'Neal would've been back this season or in time for the playoffs.

 

“That’s always a guess, but probably closer to...

01/19/2011 - 9:36pm
Report: Brady is a no-go for Pro Bowl

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will not be going to the Pro Bowl because of his injured foot, according to a report from WCVB-TV. Instead, Brady will be replaced on the AFC roster by Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel. Brady's foot was a problem for much of the 2010 season — the quarterback was frequently listed on the injury report with a foot issue. In addition, WEEI's Dennis & Callahan reported Wednesday morning that the New England quarterback suffered an injury to his foot either before or during the divisional playoff loss to the Jets. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


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