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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WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Bruins coach Claude Julien pointed to Patrice Bergeron as one of the new wave of young leaders within the B's dressing room that have taken the mantle of leadership from the group of veterans that departed Boston this summer. The 24-year-old Bergeron has been one of Boston's best players through the first 10 games and is tied with Derek Morris and Marc Savard for the team lead with seven points (3 goals, 4 assists). But he's also grown into a role as a young leader on the Black and Gold while serving nightly as one of the team's assistant captains.
"Bergie is a quiet leader and not necessarily the rah-rah type, but every once in a while he'll speak," said Julien. "When he does, [his teammates] listen because he doesn't speak that often and he doesn't speak for nothing. You expect some kind of leadership from those guys."
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Red Sox manager Terry Francona appeared on the Dale & Holley show yesterday and talked about losing bench coach and longtime friend Brad Mills to the Astros. Francona expressed his pleasure with Mills getting his first managerial position.
"Millsy embodies a lot of what's right in baseball," Francona said. "So, for him to get this opportunity, it's pretty neat."
Francona was asked about the World Series, which starts tonight in New York. He said the key would be the Phillies finding relievers who can keep the Yankees' talented hitters under control.
"You can't match up against New York's lineup," Francona said. "You better have a good bullpen. And we had as good a bullpen as anybody, but you can't match up. They have switch-hitters, they have lefties that are productive against lefties. You've got to get somebody out there that's productive and keep them out...
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
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.
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 get the national perspective on Deflategate and the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.
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.
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
We discuss deflategate and move beyond it for some game talk with Tom E Curran of CSNNEMore from this show
Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to give his expertise on deflate gate.More from this show
Television show writer of Showtime's "Shameless" and Boston native, Mike O’Malley unexpectedly calls Danny from California to react to Belichick’s press conference.More from this show