Celtics coach Doc Rivers said his head trainer told him hours before Friday's tip-off that Rajon Rondo wouldn't be available to the team in their game against Chicago because of lingering soreness in his left foot.
"[Friday] morning, Eddie [Lacerte] told me that Rondo wasn’t playing because of his foot," Rivers said after Friday's overtime game in which Rondo played 41 minutes, scored 10 points and dished out 11 assists. "And ten minutes later I go down so we can watch film and Rondo said, ‘I’m playing; I’m fine.’"
Asked if Rondo was dealing with plantar fascitis, Rivers said, "I think that's what it is, and it's a mild case but when those get fired up, those are extremely painful."
Rondo took treatment for 30 minutes after the game and then said he has been dealing with pain in both feet, with more pain in his left foot. He also said...
In a game that was a throwback to the first round of the 2009 playoffs, the Celtics had a fierce battle with the Bulls, coming out on top, 110-105, in overtime. Ray Allen led the way with 25 points on 9-of-12 shooting while Kevin Garnett added 16. Glen Davis chipped in with 15 off the bench for the Celtics, who won their fourth straight and spoiled the return of former Celtics assistant Tom Thibodeau as Bulls head coach.
The Celtics used a 22-3 run to erase a 23-19 deficit and build 15-point second quarter lead. Boston also led by as many as 16 early in the third quarter before the Bulls turned it on. Trailing 72-64 after three quarters, the Bulls went on a 20-9 run to take an 84-81 lead with 5:12 left on a Joakim Noah jumper. The Celtics jumped back out ahead by six but consecutive threes by Luol Deng knotted the game at 96.
In his first appearance against the Celtics since coming off their bench as a cult...
The Bruins woke up big time in the third period in Washington and rallied to nearly steal a point or two in a game in which they were left for dead on Friday night. Ultimately, it was locally born John Carlson who did the Bruins in as the Capitals escaped the game with a 5-3 victory.
The Bruins were offensively nonexistent through the first two periods, putting just nine shots on Washington netminder Michal Neuvirth, all of which the 22-year-old stooped. The Capitals, on the other hand, were able to to put three past Tim Thomas, who for the first time this season was pulled from a game.
With the Bruins down, 3-0, entering the third, the team rallied with Tuukka Rask in net and had goals from Michael Ryder, Nathan Horton, and Shawn Thornton to tie the game and chase Neuvirth, who ended the night with just 11 saves on 14 shots. Carlson negated the sting of the Bruins' rally when he beat Tuukka Rask from the...
Brian Scalabrine backed his former teammate Kevin Garnett and said that Charlie Villanueva should not have said anything publicly about what happens on the court. "I believe that Villanuvea broke a code that should have never been broke," Scalabrine said. "What was said out there stays out there. I would never go to you guys and say the stuff that KG’s going to say to me tonight. Good or bad."
This was Scalabrine's first game back in Boston since signing with Chicago. He said that his time in Boston was the best of his career. "The last few years have been the [most fun] time I’ve ever had in basketball," he said. "I learned the most and grew the most as a person in those three years. It changed my life so much. My kids will take advantage of it as well as their children. There’s way you should live life and way you should not make excuses and go out and work hard and be respectful...
Shaquille O'Neal will miss Friday night's game with the Bulls. It's the third straight game that Shaq has missed since colliding with Amar'e Stoudemire last week. Doc Rivers also said that Shaq may not make the team's road trip, which will take them from Oklahoma City to Dallas and then Miami and Memphis.
Also of concern for Rivers is the status of Rajon Rondo. The coach said that Rondo's feet have been bothering him, although he didn't specify an injury. Rivers said he wouldn't hesitate to take him out of the game if he looked like he was struggling.
The Celtics did receive a bit of roster relief from the league in regards to Delonte West who had counted as one of their 12 active players during his suspension. For the last five games of his suspension, West will now be listed among the inactives, although with injuries to Kendrick Perkins, Avery Bradley and now Shaq, the Celtics don't have 12 healthy players.
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 5-2 victory over Cleveland.
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox DH, who almost hit for the cycle in the win over the Indians at Fenway.
Torey joins Mike and Rob to discuss the last week for the Red Sox, Joe Kelly's awesome performance last night, if Clay Buchholz can figure things out, David Ortiz and more.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Jim Polito of WTAG in Worcester joins us for a few minutes to talk about the district attorney and how the show should stick to sports.
Turtleboy from Turtleboy Sports joins the guys to talk about the cop killer.
The list of top 20 celebrities people masterbate to, Cosby is in trouble again, and Dupont wrote another column.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN calls in to discuss who she thinks the Celtics are going to draft with the #3 pick, and also gives her opinion on what trades the Celtics could pull off this off-season.
There are so many good, young players on the Red Sox that it's hard to pick out the top 3. Glenn, Lou and Christian debate which of the young guys on the Sox are the most valuable and which ones could possibly be traded for a starting pitcher.
Kevin Love sat out for the entire 4th quarter for the second straight game against the Raptors, and Glenn, Lou and Christian can't believe the excuse Tyronn Lue gave to the media.
We discuss the latest developments in the story that won't die (Deflategate) with the great Michael McCann of SI and UNH law school.
We discuss Joe Kelly's triumphant return from the DL, and why Michael isn't ready to back off of his stance on the pitcher just yet.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Celtics options with the third pick in the upcoming NBA draft, plus talk a little NBA semi-finals as we await word on whether Draymond Green will be suspended.
In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with Comcast’s Phil Perry about the latest Deflategate news, what’s next for Tom Brady and what chance he might have when it comes to playing in the opener. The two also take a look at some guys on the roster bubble and which rookies have the best chance of having an impact in 2016 and beyond.
Former New England Football Pro Christian Fauria and one of Boston's premier sports medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons to the pro's, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care, discuss some of the recent injuries that have plagued the Boston Red Sox and how you can avoid similar injuries in your everyday life.
Rob Bradford sits down with both former Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell and current Sox three-bagger, Travis Shaw, for an in-depth discussion on what it's like to be a 6-foot-3, starting third baseman in Boston.
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