Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Michael Finley each scored 15 points and the Celtics built their lead up to 30 points in the fourth quarter and blew out the shorthanded Detroit Pistons, 119-93, Monday night at TD Garden. Trailing 6-2 early, the Celtics scored the next 11 points to start a 29-9 run to end the quarter and never looked back. Finley had his best game off the Boston bench, making 6-of-7 shots from the floor. The Pistons, already without starters Rodney Stuckey and Ben Wallace, lost sharpshooter Tayshaun Prince when he was kneed in the back by teammate Jason Maxiell midway through the first quarter. The Celtics are off Tuesday before hosting the Knicks at TD Garden on St. Patrick's Day Wednesday. For more visit the Green Street blog.
Patrice Bergeron's goal, a redirect from a Dennis Seidenberg shot at 18:57 in the third period, wasn't enough to bring the Bruins back from a 3-1 deficit Monday in a game the B's lost 3-2 to the Devils in New Jersey. Tim Thomas started in net for the Bruins but was replaced by Tuukka Rask to start the second after allowing all three of the Devils' goals in the first period. For more, check the Big Bad Blog.
Peppered with questions about his team's effort in the final five minutes of Sunday's double-digit loss in Cleveland, Doc Rivers said he is going to find a way to get better results from his team. "I don't care how frustrating it gets for me," Rivers said before Monday's game with Detroit. "I see it, and if you see it or not, I see it and I'm going to get it out of you. And that's what I told them after the game [Sunday]. I don't know how but I will get it out of you." Rivers also said the team needs better production from Rasheed Wallace and Marquis Daniels. For more, including video from Rivers, visit the Green Street blog.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After going 2-for-2, with a two-run homer, a single and a walk in the Red Sox' 8-4 loss to the Orioles Monday at City of Palms Park, David Ortiz said, “That’s why you play in spring training, so I can figure things out. That’s the way it’s supposed to be, right?” The offensive showing was produced after Ortiz entered the game having gone 1-for-21 in spring training.
The home run came in the third inning off of Baltimore starter Brad Bergesen, who threw a 3-1 slider that Ortiz deposited into the right field seats. While the homer might have been somewhat wind-aided, the slugger’s ability to make the most of the circumstance left him with the kind of optimism that he has had a hard time finding throughout the Sox’ Grapefruit League schedule.
After the game, Red Sox manager Terry Francona surmised that Ortiz’ best swing of the spring came...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Playing in his first spring training game of the season, Mike Lowell went 1-for-2 with a first-inning single to right. Lowell started at first base -- a position he hadn't played since his time with Triple A Columbus Clippers in 1998 -- not having to field any grounders. He did, however, take two throws from Billy Hall and Tim Wakefield, respectively, his his three-inning stint.
Also of note was David Ortiz' second hit of the spring, a third-inning, two-run homer over the right field fence. Ortiz, who walked in his first at-bat of the game, had come into the game 1-for-21.
Starter Tim Wakefield went 3 2/3 innings, giving up five runs on nine hits while hitting two batters. He threw 57 pitches, 32 for strikes.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk and Peter King of SI.com join the show to talk about the latest news surrounding deflate gate.
Mike Westhoff joins the show to talk about deflate gate and the Pats innocence. Also what would have happened if he worked with Bill Belichick.
PHOENIX — After landing in Phoenix Monday afternoon, Patriots owner Robert Kraft took to the podium to make a passionate defense of Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the organization in response to Deflategate.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Ben Volin sits in with the guys and breaks down deflategate and the future of Darrelle Revis.
Kirk wasn't taking any crap from Woody in North Reading.
Tony Kornheiser joins Dennis and Callahan in Arizona to discuss his comment comparing Bill Belichick to Whitey Bulger.
Four-time Super Bowl Champion Bill Romanowski joined the show to share his thoughts on the greatest QB he ever played with, and his Super Bowl experiences.
Chris Mortensen, ESPN, joined the show to talk about all the reports regarding "Deflategate." He thinks that people are making too big a deal out of it. He also hints that he's skeptic of Bill Belichick's attempt to blame science on the balls dropping in pressure.
The Rogue Ball Boy Theory picks up steam...then dies. Is the Rogue Ball Boy the fastest ball deflater ever or is he simply someone with a healthy prostate who probably doesn't even wash his hands. Also, Ted Wells says the investigation will take a while. And Robert Kraft demands an apology if the investigation finds no wrong-doing by the Pats.
We dive deep into some of the shadier things the Patriots have done over the years from a personnel standpoint.
Mike Florio and Peter King talk about some of the latest news surrounding deflate gate and whether the Pats knowingly did something wrong.
Mike Westhoff joins the show and explains other cheating scandals and if he thinks the Patriots are guilty of deflate gate.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
Ben Volin sits in with the guys and breaks down deflategate and the future of Darrelle Revis.More from this show
Former Panthers GM and current ESPN 730 radio host in Charlotte, Marty Hurney spoke, ambiguously, about a lot of "rumors" he's heard about the New England Patriots, dating back to 2001. He did admit he believes Bill Belichick's assertions during Saturday's press conference.More from this show
We get the national perspective on Deflategate and the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.More from this show