Manroid- Manny Ramirez tested positive for enhancing drugs and will be suspended for 50 games!
The Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic may have been playing on the Garden parque Wednesday night but Eddie House and Rajon Rondo truly held center stage as the two guards led Boston to a 112-94 victory over the Magic to even the Eastern Conference semifinal at one game apiece.
Rajon Rondo had his third triple-double of this posteason tying Larry Bird’s franchise record. Rondo had 15 points, 18 assists, and 11 rebounds for Doc Rivers and the Celtics as Eddie House scored 31 points, a career high, off of the Celtics bench while also adding four rebounds and two assists.
Ray Allen added 22 points for the C’s as Kendrick Perkins went 7-for-10 from the field scoring 16 points.
In a pivotal Game 2 in Boston, Paul Pierce was a non-factor by getting in early foul trouble, registering his third foul early in the second quarter and fourth foul just four minutes into the third. House went 11-for-14 from the floor and went 4-for-4 from behind the arc.
House sparked the Celtics faithful and delievered exactly what the Doctor (Rivers) ordered from the Boston bench.
The two teams now head to Orlando to square off in Game 3 on Friday night.
Just Masteron (2-2) gave up six runs through 6 1/3 innings of work to hand Boston its first loss at home in ten games. Carl Pavano led the Tribe with a six innings of two-run ball as Aaron Laffey pitched the last three innings for the Indians allowing only two hits to the Bo-Sox hitters.
Tim Wakefield will take the hill for Terry Francona and the Red Sox tomorrow, squaring off against Cleveland’s Jeremy Sowers. Here’s a full recap of tonight’s game.
McKenzie, seen as the possible future replacement of Tedy Bruschi at inside linebacker, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during coverage drills in Patriots mini-camp.
The Patriots recently released Bo Ruud due to the promise of their second round draft pick. The Patriots now have starters Jerod Mayo and Tedy Bruschi along with Gary Guyton, Eric Alexander, Vinny Ciurciu, and Antonoio Appelby as their only inside linebackers on the roster.
Trying to figure out if the Celtics blowout eases the pain of the Bruins & Red Sox losing?
Bruins lose in OT…. Ugh!
Never Tuck Your Shirt In! Bruins Hockey…
Boston Celtics forward Leon Powe had surgery on his torn ACL and meniscus on Tuesday at the New England Baptist Hospital.
Powe injured his left knee in the second quarter of Game 2 in Boston’s first round series with the Chicago Bulls.
Danny Ainge and Powe are hopeful that the former University of California star can be ready to play by the midway point of the 2009-2010 season.
Red Sox Enjoy First Visit To New Yankee Stadium
Jason Bay and the Boston Red Sox completed a sweep of the New York Yankees on Tuesday night beating New York 7-3 in their first trip to the new Yankee Stadium.
Bay’s three-run blast in the first inning helped set the tone for Josh Beckett (3-2) and the Sox (17-10) to improve their season record against their rivals to 5-0.
Beckett allowed three runs and 10 hits over six-plus innings of work. Beckett’s only costly mistake in the outing was a Johnny Damon three-run homerun in the third. Boston held a 4-3 lead going into the eighth inning when a Jason Varitek sacrifice fly and a Nate Green single helped Boston stake a 6-3 lead.
Jeff Bailey added one more run for the Sox in the ninth with a bases loaded walk.
Hideki Okajimia pitched two innings of hitless and scoreless relief and Takashi Saito shut the door on the Yankees with a scoreless ninth.
Terry Francona and the Red Sox go-ahead with their treacherous streak of games without a day off as they host the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on Wednesday night.