WALTHAM -- Before heading out to practice on Thursday for Game 3 of their series against the Magic, Paul Pierce denied disrespecting the Orlando Magic with a tweet following Boston's Game 2 win on Tuesday.
"I think you guys [media] know more than me on that. I guess somebody said I said, 'Break out the brooms.' I'm not going to say that on the tweet," Pierce said. "I think that's pretty unprofessional. That's not something I would say like that. I'll probably talk some trash and say some things on the court I wouldn't say here [to media] but I definitely didn't say that."
After a twitter post of 'Anyone got a BROOM?' from Pierce's account, the Celtics captain denied it and said his account was hacked. Game 3 is set for Saturday night at TD Garden in Boston, with the Celtics leading the Eastern Conference finals, 2-0.
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A Connecticut motorcycle racer died after a crash during Sunday's Loudon Road Race Series event at New Hampshire International Speedway. Morgan Rose of New Haven, Conn., was a novice racer who had been riding in the series for about a year, according to Loudon Road Race Series director Don Hutchinson. Hutchinson, who did not witness the event, told the Concord Monitor that Rose's motorcycle, a SuperSport-class Suzuki, collided with another rider's bike while they were racing side by side. Rose and his bike "slid straight up the track" toward the wall, Hutchinson said. However, speedway general manager Jerry Gappens said he was told Rose crashed on his own before being run over. Rose had completed one lap of the Novice GTO SuperSport contest when he crashed.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning and warned that the Eastern Conference finals are not over just because the C's lead the Magic by two games as the series shifts to Boston. "They've been up here twice [this season] and won," Rivers cautioned. "You can say they've won the last three times they've been in our building, so they're probably feeling pretty comfortable."
Rivers said there are areas of the game the Celtics need to improve heading into Saturday night's Game 3. "The [Magic's] dribble penetration is starting to hurt us," he said. As for the other side of the court, "Offensively, we've had two bad fourth quarters. ... We have to be more efficient."
Rivers was asked about a situation in Game 2 when Orlando's Matt Barnes helped up Rajon Rondo off the floor, and the ESPN announcers were critical of the...
On the heels of Tuesday's incident in Orlando, where referee Joe DeRosa and an Orlando Magic fan got into a dispute, we scanned the web for other confrontations between fans and officials. We found video of many memorable incidents — some with Boston connections, including a fan-referee wresling match during the Celtics' legendary 1976 NBA finals triple-overtime win over the Suns. Check out the top 10 at the LEEInks blog.
Canadian doctor Anthony Galea is facing federal charges for allegedly traveling to U.S. cities (including Boston) and injecting athletes with performance enhancing drugs. However, Galea has at least one supporter: former NFL player and admitted steroid user Bill Romanowski, who calls Galea a "pioneer in sports medicine." Galea probably won't be thanking Romanowski for that endorsement. In other news, Lakers coach Phil Jackson reportedly has been told he'll need to take a 60 percent pay cut if he wants to return to the team next season. And a Red Sox fan won a bet with his friends by watching the first pitch of Monday night's game at his home in Natick and then driving to Yankee Stadium and arriving in his seat before the game was over. Read about those stories, plus check out our videos, trivia and more at Thursday's Morning Mashup.
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.
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The guys opened the show by discussing the latest news on Boston 2024.
Ryan Spooner joined the show to talk about the B's turning it around as of late, how he lost the fear to make a mistake, the chemistry he's experiencing with the other young players, and more.
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The picked up an important win last night over the Panthers, keeping ahead of Ottawa for the 8th seed. Andy Brickley called the game last night for NESN and talks about Tuukka's performance and some other items he picked up.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Sox and perhaps their biggest hole in this line-up.
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Kirk Minihane joins the show to talk about the Celtics and their chances in the playoffs and how to continue the rebuild. Michael Holley also challenges Minihane to a game of one on one.
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