Cliff Lee struck out 10 while allowing just six hits and not a single earned run in tossing a complete game and leading Philadelphia to a Game 1, 6-1 win over the Yanks, at Yankee Stadium. Lee, who struck out Alex Rodriguez three times, has now pitched 33 1/3 innings this postseason, giving up just two earned runs. Leading the Phillies' offense was Chase Utley, who launched two home runs. NY starter C.C. Sabathia went seven innings, allowing two runs on four hits. Philadelphia's Pedro Martinez will face New York starter A.J. Burnett in Game 2, Thursday night in New York.
The Celtics outscored the Charlotte Bobcats, 25-10, in the third quarter to blow open a 11-point halftime lead and run away with a 92-59 win in their home opener at TD Garden on Wednesday night. The Celtics held Charlotte to just 3-of-17 shooting in the third quarter as the Bobcats set a franchise low in points. Ray Allen had 18 points, including four three-pointers, to lead the Celtics while Paul Pierce added 15 and Rajon Rondo had 10 points and 11 assists. The Celtics have Thursday off before hosting the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. For complete coverage, visit the Green Street blog.
Doc Rivers said before Wednesday's game that Glen Davis had yet to address his teammates and offer up an apology for Sunday's fight that led to a fractured right thumb, putting him out of action for at least six weeks. "No, not yet. He's got plenty of time," Rivers laughed. "We're not worried about that really. We had Cleveland last night, Charlotte tonight. That stuff will take care of itself." Rivers added that Davis, suspended by the team on Tuesday, was not in the building for Wednesday's home opener. Danny Ainge indicated on Tuesday that he expected Davis to apologize to the team sometime on Wednesday when the team returned for the home opener. For more, visit the Green Street blog.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers said back-up forward Brian Scalabrine is getting close to returning to action. Scalabrine turned his right ankle when he inadvertently stepped on a camera at Madison Square Garden in the last week of the preseason. "I don't know the answer," said Rivers, who has been talking to team trainer Ed Lacerte about his condition. "I know he's going to dress tonight but he's not playing. I didn't ask Eddie. I knew he wasn't playing in the first two. I think he's close from the last talk I had with him." For full coverage, visit the Green Street blog.
Boston Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge, who will be a weekly guest on WEEI, joined The Big Show to talk about a number of different topics, including the recent injury to Glen Davis. When Glenn Ordway asked about the team's new practice philosophies and sleep schedule, Ainge interjected with the witty response, "I wish Big Baby was sleeping the other night." Ainge went on to say that "you gotta give him credit. He came clean from the beginning...it's devastating to him. It's devastating to us." When asked about a possible suspension and/or fine, Ainge responded with "we want him around our team."
The Celtics GM liked what he saw in Tuesday's opening night win over the Cleveland Cavaliers and had hight praise for the bench. "It's the best bench we have had in the past few years. For certain," said Ainge.
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The guys have even more reaction to Deflategate and if this is actually a showdown between Bill and Roger.
Tom E. Curran calls the boys during his layover in Denver and gets right into the Deflategate craziness. Tom talks about his knowledge of the situation including his thoughts on if the NFL was indeed trying to set up and catch the Pats in the act. He gets into the relationship between Belichick and the league office, Belichick and Kraft and the actual game on Super Bowl Sunday.
Greg and Steve discuss the Deflategate debacle with callers and give their theories as to what went down in Foxboro last week against the Colts. Both guys think that Pats may be guilty of doing something to the balls, but that so do most other teams. Will Belichick and Brady be punished? Not if the NFL doesn't have proof, which it's looking more and more like they don't.
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
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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.
Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to give his expertise on deflate gate.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show discussing who was lying yesterday.
The guys react to comments made by Former Carolina Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney
After Tom Brady answered questions for a half hour about Deflate-Gate, the guys discuss whether or not they believe him.
Adam Schefter, ESPN, talks everything Deflate Gate with Lou, Christian and Tim on Patriots Friday
We discuss deflategate and move beyond it for some game talk with Tom E Curran of CSNNE
Michael, Jerry and Andy Hart of PFW continue the dialogue and try and find some sanity in this sea of madness.
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.
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