MIAMI-- Doc Rivers met with the media following the Celtics' 99-90 Game 1 loss to the Heat on Sunday. Rivers was asked about the two technical fouls called on Paul Pierce in the fourth quarter, leading to Pierce's ejection. Pierce was handed his first technical foul after being fouled by James Jones, and received his second after exchanging words with Dwyane Wade after Wade pushed Pierce as he was attempting to set a screen on the baseline.
"I thought both [Jones and Wade fouls] were flagrant fouls, and I don't think we should have reacted to either one," said Rivers. "I thought that James Jones was a clear flagrant, he went right for the head and grabbed. I thought Wade's was an absolute flagrant. He had no intentions and he was just trying to run through Paul. ... I thought both were really absolutely flagrant fouls that should have been called."
Rivers was asked if he had anticipated such a physical game between the two teams...
Red Sox leftfielder Carl Crawford had arguably the biggest hit of his short tenure in Boston Sunday when he punched a walk-off single up the middle off Seattle reliever Jamey Wright in the bottom of the ninth to lead the home team to a 3-2 win. The single scored Jed Lowrie, who had reached third base after Seattle rightfielder Ichiro Suzuki lost the ball in the afternoon Fenway sun. The walk-off was Crawford's seventh in his 10-year career but was his first for Boston since signing with the team last winter.
Crawford had been struggling in the early going with .155 batting average in April and had been moved from the top of the lineup all the way to eighth by the end of the month. After the game, he displayed his hope that the walk-off could lead to bigger and better things down the road.
"Everything I hit, it seems like it’s an out," said Crawford. "So to see it get through it’s like a big weight was...
Miami got 38 points from Dwyane Wade and Paul Pierce was tossed midway through the fourth quarter after picking up his second technical foul as the Heat collected a 99-90 win over the Celtics in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series Sunday afternoon in Miami.
Boston and Miami went back-and-forth in the early going, but the Heat stretched that lead to 15 at the break at as much as 19 in the second half. The Celtics battled back and cut the advantage to single digits in the second half, but couldn't get over the hump. Boston's comeback attempt was hindered when Piece was tossed after picking up his second technical midway through the fourth quarter, sending the Celtics' captain to the locker room with 19 points on the afternoon.
Ray Allen finished with 25 points to lead Boston, while James Jones had 25 for the Heat.
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Paul Pierce was ejected from Game 1 of the Celtics’ Eastern Conference semifinal series against Miami after picking up two technical fouls on separate plays in the fourth quarter.
Pierce was whistled for his first technical with roughly eight minutes left when he mixed it up with Miami’s James Jones, who had just committed a hard foul on Pierce. Approximately one minute later, he tangled with Dwyane Wade and was quickly called for his second, resulting in his ejection.
It was the second playoff ejection of his career, the other coming against Indiana in 2005.
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Red Sox pitching coach Curt Young said that starter Josh Beckett will throw a side session on Monday, at which point the team will determine when he will make his next start. Young said that there is now physical issue for the pitcher, who is 2-1 with a 2.65 ERA in five starts this year.
Nevertheless, with Clay Buchholz scheduled to start on Monday and Jon Lester taking the mound on Tuesday, Beckett will be getting at least six days of rest between his last start (on Wednesday in Baltimore) and his next one. However, Young said that the move was unrelated either to health concerns.
"Josh is going to throw a side tomorrow, and we'll see where we're at from there," said Young. "Just want to make sure his body is feeling good and healthy. He’s good. He’s going to be good. Once we get through the side tomorrow, we’ll go from there."
Young also suggested that Beckett's extra rest is unrelated to his 125-pitch...
Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
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Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
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Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
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Gerry and Kirk pepper Ken Laird with questions about his Indian in laws.
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Glenn, Lou and Christian try to figure out what the hell is going on with Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski, and why he is missing all these kicks.
Randy Moss was very vocal about Roger Goodell and how he handles the league, Tim Hasselbeck tried not to offend the Mara family, and Tom Brady took a subtle jab at the NFL. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about these three guys who all made comments about the NFL's handling of domestic violence.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the win over the Steelers on a Patriots Monday.
We go inside the game with Heath Evans from the NFL Network.
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
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