Playing without injured starters Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo, the undermanned Celtics still found a way to beat the Toronto Raptors, 103-96, on Saturday night at TD Garden. Ray Allen scored a team-high 23 while Rasheed Wallace added 16 for the Celtics, who had six players in double figures. Kendrick Perkins added 14 points and 10 rebounds and Tony Allen replaced Rondo at point guard and scored 14 points and dished out seven assists. The win snapped Boston's three-game losing skid and ended Toronto's five-game winning streak. J.R. Giddens made his first career start for the Celtics and scored two points. For more, visit the Green Street blog.
The Patriots were relatively healthy as they landed in Houston on Saturday for Sunday’s regular season finale against the Texans at 1 p.m. ET. No downgrades were reported by the team on Saturday night. Ty Warren [ankle] and Vince Wilfork [foot] were the only questionable players for the contest. Tom Brady leads a list of 10 players listed as probable. Others include CB Leigh Bodden [knee], WR Julian Edelman [forearm], DE Jarvis Green [knee], T Nick Kaczur [shoulder], RB Laurence Maroney [knee], WR Randy Moss [not injury related], CB Shawn Springs [knee], TE Benjamin Watson [knee] and WR Wes Welker [not injury related]. For more, visit the football blog It Is What It Is.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers hinted Saturday night that Kevin Garnett could be out at least another 10 days with soreness in his right knee, adding that Garnett probably would miss the next five games. "At least you know it's going to be a lot longer than that, but you don't know how quickly he can come back from that," Rivers said. Entering Saturday's game, the Celtics were 2-3 in the five games without Garnett in the lineup. For more, visit the Green Street blog.
Paul Pierce spoke on Saturday night for the first time since having two surgeries to clean out a nasty infection in his right knee around Christmas and said he plans to be with the team on its upcoming road trip. Pierce, who was wearing a white circulatory wrap on his right knee, said the infection and subsequent pain came upon him quickly following the team's home win over Indiana on Dec. 22. "It was a situation I got home and I was sort of sitting back and relaxing and then sort of felt a slight pain in my knee and then over a 10-to-15-minute period, it just got worse and worse," Pierce said. "It went from just kind of hurting to sore to bad to extreme in like a 15-minute period, which was crazy. "I called [team trainer] Eddie Lacerte about 1:30 in the morning and he knows I never call him unless it's really bad. So, he came over to the house and checked it out. We went to the hospital that morning, doctor checked it out and...
Bruins coach Claude Julien told reporters at his team's practice Saturday that Boston has signed free-agent forward Mirolsav Satan, who is expected to be at the team's Sunday workout. The 35-year-old is expected to help a Bruins team that is 27th in the league in scoring, having scored 354 goals in his career. According to TSN, the deal is for one year and worth $700,000.
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Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
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Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
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