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12/08/2010 - 10:35pm
Jackson, BC hold off Providence

Reggie Jackson amassed 26 points, seven rebounds and four assists, and Boston College held off a late charge for an 88-86 victory over Providence on Wednesday night at Conte Forum.

 

Josh Southern contributed 16 points and nine rebounds, while Joe Trapani had 14 points and nine boards for the Eagles, who won their fourth straight game to improve to 7-2. BC shot an impressive 51 percent from the field and 48 percent from 3-point range (12-for-25).

 

Marshon Brooks had 28 points and 10 rebounds for Providence, which lost for the first time in six games and fell to 9-2. Vincent Council added 13 points and nine assists for PC.

 

The Eagles opened the contest with a 9-0 run and never trailed in the game. They led by 11 points at the half, 42-31, and pushed the lead to 16 points early in the second period after a 3-pointer by Jackson. The Friars fought back and drew within two points with 1:30 left on two free...

12/08/2010 - 10:33pm
Eight-ball: C's pocket 8th straight win

Ray Allen scored 18 of his game-high 28 points in the first half and Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett each added 17 as the Celtics won their eighth straight with a 105-89 win over the Denver Nuggets Wednesday night at TD Garden. Nuggets superstar Carmelo Anthony did not play due to inflammation in his right knee. 

 

The Celtics shot a scorching 68 percent in the first quarter, making 13-of-19 from the field, on their way to building a 19-point lead. It was 30-11 with 2:47 left in the first quarter before the Nuggets closed to within 14, 35-21, heading into the second quarter. The Nuggets continued their hot shooting in the second, hitting 11-of-19 to close to within one, 51-50, on Ty Lawson's lay-up. The basket capped a 39-20 run that got Denver back into the game. The Celtics put the game away in the third quarter with a 10-2 run. Glen Davis had 16 points to lead the Boston bench effort. 

 

In winning their...

12/08/2010 - 10:26pm
Epstein: Red Sox not close to anything

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- With the Red Sox addressing secondary needs on their 2011 club, GM Theo Epstein suggested that the team is in a comfortable position as it tries to address its remaining holes and areas of upgrade. That being the case, he said that the Sox do not appear to be close to any deals at the Winter Meetings, and he does not expect a deal to occur on Wednesday night.

 

“I think we got our big bat through trade, for the most part,” he said. “Still looking for good players but the Gonzalez acquisition put us in a little bit of a different spot in terms of our need to do something. we’re still looking for the right player and the right fit.

 

With Gonzalez in tow, the Sox have been able to operate with relative freedom in terms of time constraints. They have already made the central acquisition of the offseason that will dictate the team’s other moves.

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12/08/2010 - 7:51pm
Carmelo Anthony out for Nuggets

Carmelo Anthony was originally listed in the Nuggets' starting lineup for their game against the Celtics Wednesday, but he will be a late scratch because of a sore right knee. Anthony leads the Nuggets in scoring and rebounding. He had played in every game until this one. Gary Forbes, the 25-year-old rookie from UMass should see significantly more playing time.

 

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12/08/2010 - 7:32pm
Shaq, Davis, Rondo all will play for C's

The Celtics got some good news from their walking wounded as Rajon Rondo (hamstring), Shaquille O'Neal (shin) and Glen Davis (fever) will all play tonight against the Nuggets. Doc Rivers kept Davis at home the last few days rather than be around the team after he ran a fever that went into the triple digits. "I don't know how many minutes he can play," Rivers said. "He hasn't done anything since the game on Sunday." 

 

As for Shaq, Rivers said he was pleasantly surprised that he was going to be able to play. "Shaq's been great, but 38 and he's going to have injuries," Rivers said. "There are games he's going to be great, there are going to be games when he's 38 and there's going to be days when he's 38 and you just can't practice him. We're good with that."

 

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