PRINT SCHEDULES FOOTBALL | BASKETBALL | HOCKEY
Refresh
Page last updated on Sat Oct 25 17:14:18 EDT 2014
RECAP
01/27/2013 8:46 PM EST
Celts top Heat 100-98 in 2 OT; Rondo out for year
BOSTON 100, MIAMI 98 (2 OT)

By HOWARD ULMAN
AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP) -- A double-overtime victory against LeBron James and
the defending NBA champions was difficult to celebrate for Paul
Pierce and the Celtics.



News of Rajon Rondo's season-ending knee injury spoiled the
party.



"Everyone was really happy for the win," Pierce said after
Boston beat the Miami Heat 100-98 Sunday. "It brought a dark
cloud in this room when you heard the news."



When coach Doc Rivers told his players after the game, the joy
of ending their six-game losing streak stopped, even if they had
just outlasted the team with the best record in the Eastern
Conference, which came in with a four-game winning streak.



Now the Celtics must try to keep winning without their leader,
who suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee
late in Friday night's 123-112 loss, also in double overtime, in
Atlanta.



They won Sunday after Pierce's 22-foot jumper with 31 seconds
left gave them a 99-98 lead.



But making the playoffs got harder as the Celtics try to hang on
to the eighth and final postseason spot in the conference with a
2 1-2-game lead over the Philadelphia 76ers.



"Obviously, the Rondo news is pretty tough. I knew it before the
game," Rivers said. "I just didn't think it was any time to tell
any of our guys."



This game was the first in Boston for Ray Allen since he left
the Celtics after five seasons and signed as a free agent with
Miami. He scored 21 points.



Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and Pierce added 17
points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for the Celtics.



Rondo's injury "puts this team and the rest of the guys in a
position to be ready to step up," Pierce said. Sunday's win "was
a perfect example. We showed we are capable."



James had 34 points for the Heat, whose winning streak stopped
at four.



"As much as I've been a rival with Boston over the years, I
never want to see anyone go down," James said. "It's terrible,
not only for their team but for the league."



After Pierce's basket, James had a chance to put the Heat ahead
but missed a 12-foot jumper with 6.8 seconds to go from the left
with defender Jeff Green jumping out at him. Pierce got the
rebound and was fouled by Shane Battier.



He sank the first shot. Then, as a fan shouted "This one's for
Rondo," he missed the second.



Miami had one last chance, but Battier missed a long jumper at
the buzzer.



"They defended that very well," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.
"There are about three different options to it, four different
options to it. They defended each one of them."



The Heat also could have won in the first overtime, but Dwyane
Wade, who had 17 points, also missed a long jumper as the buzzer
sounded. They had led 93-89 after consecutive baskets by James,
but Garnett hit a layup with 1:45 remaining and a shot from the
right baseline with 1:14 to go.



Boston could have avoided the first overtime when Pierce
inbounded from behind his backboard with two seconds left to
Jason Terry. But Terry's shot from the top of the key was short.
The Heat had tied it on a 3-pointer by James with seven seconds
remaining in regulation after Allen missed a 3-pointer from the
left corner with 15 seconds to go.



Rivers did not mention Rondo's injury in his meeting with
reporters about an hour before the game, but Courtney Lee
started in his place. Doctors decided to keep Rondo out of the
game after he went through his normal pregame routine but
complained of pain that he thought was in his hamstring. An MRI
was done and team physician Dr. Brian McKeon learned the results
during the game.



Allen was part of the Big Three with Pierce and Garnett starting
in 2007-08. In their first season together, Boston won its 17th
NBA championship. He played against the Celtics once before this
season, a 120-107 Heat win in Miami in the opener.



The crowd gave Allen a standing ovation when highlights of his
career with the Celtics were shown on the video board above
center court during a timeout with 5:33 left in the first
quarter. At the Miami bench, he raised his left hand in
recognition.



"When I saw it, just all those emotions came streaming back from
all the great things we did here," Allen said. "I'll always be a
Celtic in my mind."



Allen entered the game about a minute after the tribute and was
booed when he touched the ball. The boos came down again when he
took two free throws - missing the first, making the second -
three minutes into the second quarter.



Allen went back into the game with 30 seconds left in the first
half with the score tied at 43 and made a layup with 16 seconds
to go. But Pierce sank a driving layup with 4.3 seconds
remaining to tie it 45-45 at halftime.



"What happened to Ray is never good for this franchise," Pierce
said, "but it wasn't about Ray. It was about us playing the
defending champs."



It was Miami's first game in Boston since it won Game 6 of the
Eastern Conference finals behind James' 45 points.



Early in the second half, James hit a pair of 3-pointers from
the same spot on the left, putting the Heat in front 51-48. The
Celtics rallied and led 64-61 with 1:49 remaining in the third
quarter. But the Heat scored the last seven points of the period
on a jumper by Norris Cole, a free throw by Allen and two
15-footers by James and led 68-64 going into the fourth.



Notes: James and Chris Bosh each had 16 rebounds for the Heat.
The last time the Celtics played consecutive double-overtime
games was on March 11 and 13, 1951.

TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Mississippi State
2
Michigan State
3
Kansas State
4
Mississippi
5
Minnesota
10/25/2014
College FootballTexas vs Kansas St.09:00 AM PST
ATP - Valencia, Spain, DoublesMAYER L / SOUSA J vs. ROJER J-J / TECAU H12:20 PM PST
College FootballMichigan vs Michigan St.12:30 PM PST
College FootballWest Virginia vs Oklahoma St.12:30 PM PST
College FootballMississippi St. vs Kentucky12:30 PM PST
College FootballTexas Tech vs TCU12:30 PM PST
College FootballOregon St. vs Stanford12:30 PM PST
Peru - PrimeraSP CRISTAL vs. CESAR VALLEJO1:00 PM PST
Spain - La LigaCORDOBA vs. REAL SOCIEDAD1:00 PM PST
Spain - La LigaEIBAR vs. GRANADA1:00 PM PST
NHLBuffalo Sabres vs San Jose Sharks1:05 PM PST
Colombia - Liga Postobon IIDEP LA EQUIDAD vs. B PATRIOTAS1:15 PM PST
Colombia - Torneo PostobonDEP RIONEGRO vs. R SANTANDER1:15 PM PST
Colombia - Torneo PostobonCORTULUA vs. VALLEDUPAR1:15 PM PST
Colombia - Torneo PostobonAMER DE CALI vs. DEP QUINDIO1:15 PM PST
Colombia - Torneo PostobonBOGOTA vs. CUCUTA DEP1:15 PM PST
Brazil - Serie ACORITIBA vs. GREMIO1:30 PM PST
Brazil - Serie AATL B HORIZONTE vs. SP RECIFE1:30 PM PST
Brazil - Serie AVITORIA vs. CRICIUMA1:30 PM PST
Brazil - Serie ACHAPECOENSE vs. SANTOS1:30 PM PST
Paraguay - Primera DivisionSOL DE AMERICA vs. GUARANI ASUNCION1:30 PM PST
Argentina - PrimeraNEWELL'S vs. GODOY CRUZ2:10 PM PST
Argentina - Primera BATL FENIX vs. ESTUDIANTES DE BA3:05 PM PST
Colombia - Liga Postobon IIATL NAC MEDELLIN vs. A DORADAS3:30 PM PST
Peru - PrimeraSP HUANCAYO vs. A LIMA3:30 PM PST
Paraguay - Primera DivisionNACIONAL ASUNCION vs. OLIMPIA ASUNCION3:40 PM PST
UFCT Martin vs F Camoes4:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie ABOTAFOGO vs. FLAMENGO4:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie AINTERNACIONAL vs. BAHIA SALV4:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BLUVERDENSE vs. OESTE4:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BVILA NOVA vs. SAMPAIO4:00 PM PST
Mexico - Liga de AscensoMERIDA vs. D DE SINALOA4:00 PM PST
Argentina - Primera B NacionalARGENTINOS JRS vs. N CHICAGO4:10 PM PST
College FootballMississippi vs LSU4:15 PM PST
UFCC Giagos vs G Burns4:25 PM PST
College FootballAlabama vs Tennessee4:30 PM PST
Argentina - PrimeraOLI BAHIA B vs. RACING4:30 PM PST
College FootballOhio St. vs Penn St.5:00 PM PST
MLBRoyals vs Giants5:05 PM PST
UFCF Arantes vs A Fili5:05 PM PST
UFCS Jorgensen vs W Reis5:25 PM PST
UFCN Kotani vs Y Cabral5:50 PM PST
Mexico - Liga de AscensoATL SAN LUIS vs. NECAXA6:00 PM PST
Mexico - Liga de AscensoIRAPUATO vs. EST DE ALTAMIRA6:00 PM PST
UFCW Macario vs N Magny6:20 PM PST
Colombia - Liga Postobon IIMILLONARIOS vs. A PETROLERA6:45 PM PST
College FootballUSC vs Utah7:00 PM PST
USA - MLSVANCOUVER vs. COLORADO7:00 PM PST
UFCB Dariush vs D Ferreira7:05 PM PST
UFCL MARTINS vs D Elkins7:25 PM PST
College FootballArizona St. vs Washington7:45 PM PST
UFCH Stringer vs F Maldonado7:50 PM PST
UFCP Davis vs G Teixeira8:20 PM PST
UFCC Mendes vs J Aldo8:50 PM PST
10/26/2014
Germany - BundesligaB MÃœNCHEN vs. B DORTMUND01:00 AM PST
Spain - La LigaMALAGA vs. R VALLECANO04:00 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionALBACETE vs. VALLADOLID04:00 AM PST
Holland - EredivisieC LEEUWARDEN vs. FEYENOORD04:30 AM PST
France - Ligue 1S RENNES vs. LILLE06:00 AM PST
Greece - Super LeagueOFI KRETA vs. A TRIPOLIS06:00 AM PST
Scotland - PremierCELTIC vs. KILMARNOCK06:00 AM PST
NFLLions vs Falcons06:30 AM PST
England - Premier LeagueBURNLEY vs. EVERTON06:30 AM PST
England - Premier LeagueTOTTENHAM vs. NEWCASTLE06:30 AM PST
Holland - EredivisieUTRECHT vs. PSV06:30 AM PST
Holland - EredivisiePEC ZWOLLE vs. HEERENVEEN06:30 AM PST
Italy - Serie ACHIEVO vs. GENOA07:00 AM PST
Italy - Serie AJUVENTUS vs. PALERMO07:00 AM PST
Italy - Serie AUDINESE vs. ATALANTA07:00 AM PST
Germany - BundesligaWOLFSBURG vs. MAINZ 0507:30 AM PST
Poland - EkstraklasaL POZNAN vs. GORNIK L07:30 AM PST
Czech - 1. LigaSP PRAHA vs. M BOLESLAV07:45 AM PST
Greece - Super LeagueAOK KERKYRA vs. P CHANION08:15 AM PST
Greece - Super LeagueP THESSALONIKI vs. VEROIA08:15 AM PST
Greece - Super LeaguePANAITOLIKOS vs. PANTHRAKIKOS08:15 AM PST
Argentina - Primera BATL ATLANTA vs. V DALMINE08:35 AM PST
Holland - EredivisieEXCELSIOR vs. TWENTE08:45 AM PST
England - Premier LeagueMAN UTD vs. CHELSEA09:00 AM PST
France - Ligue 1GUINGAMP vs. NICE09:00 AM PST
France - Ligue 1ST ETIENNE vs. METZ09:00 AM PST
Peru - PrimeraMELGAR vs. GARCILASO09:00 AM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaNAC MADEIRA vs. A DE COIMBRA09:00 AM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaESTORIL P vs. BELENENSES09:00 AM PST
Spain - La LigaESPANYOL vs. DEP LA CORUNA09:00 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionLUGO vs. LLAGOSTERA09:00 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionSP GIJON vs. OSASUNA09:00 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionGIRONA vs. MIRANDES09:00 AM PST
Germany - BundesligaB MÖNCHENGLADBACH vs. B MÜNCHEN09:30 AM PST
NFLVikings vs Buccaneers10:00 AM PST
NFLBills vs Jets10:00 AM PST
NFLBears vs Patriots10:00 AM PST
NFLSeahawks vs Panthers10:00 AM PST
NFLDolphins vs Jaguars10:00 AM PST
NFLRavens vs Bengals10:00 AM PST
NFLTexans vs Titans10:00 AM PST
NFLRams vs Chiefs10:00 AM PST
Italy - Serie ACESENA vs. INTER10:00 AM PST
Italy - Serie ALAZIO vs. TORINO10:00 AM PST
Italy - Serie ANAPOLI vs. HELLAS10:00 AM PST
Poland - EkstraklasaZ BYDGOSZCZ vs. L WARSZAWA10:00 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionALCORCON vs. ZARAGOZA10:15 AM PST
Ecuador - Serie ALIGA DEP U QUITO vs. MUSHUC RUNA10:30 AM PST
Greece - Super LeagueO PIRAEUS vs. PANATHINAIKOS10:30 AM PST
Argentina - Primera B NacionalCRUCERO vs. U DE SANTA FE11:00 AM PST
Mexico - PrimeraTOLUCA vs. LEON11:00 AM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaSPORTING vs. MARITIMO11:00 AM PST
Spain - La LigaSEVILLA vs. VILLARREAL11:00 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionTENERIFE vs. BARCELONA B11:00 AM PST
Israel - Premier LeagueH AKKO vs. M TEL AVIV11:15 AM PST
Argentina - PrimeraBOCA JRS vs. DEF Y JUST12:00 PM PST
Argentina - PrimeraATL RAFAELA vs. RIVER PLATE12:00 PM PST
Argentina - PrimeraEST DE LA PLATA vs. QUILMES12:00 PM PST
Argentina - PrimeraATL LANUS vs. SAN LORENZO12:00 PM PST
Chile - PrimeraDEP U LA CALERA vs. COLO COLO12:30 PM PST
Italy - Serie AMILAN vs. FIORENTINA12:45 PM PST
France - Ligue 1O LYONNAIS vs. O MARSEILLE1:00 PM PST
Spain - La LigaGETAFE vs. ATL MADRID1:00 PM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionNUMANCIA vs. LEGANES1:00 PM PST
Venezuela - Primera DivisionCARABOBO vs. ZAMORA1:00 PM PST
NFLEagles vs Cardinals1:05 PM PST
Colombia - Liga Postobon IIDEP TOLIMA vs. DEP CALI1:15 PM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaSP BRAGA vs. BENFICA1:15 PM PST
NFLColts vs Steelers1:25 PM PST
NFLRaiders vs Browns1:25 PM PST
USA - MLSCHIVAS USA vs. SJ EARTHQUAKES1:30 PM PST
Venezuela - Primera DivisionATL VENEZUELA vs. DEP LARA1:30 PM PST
Venezuela - Primera DivisionDEP PETARE vs. DEP LA GUAIRA1:30 PM PST
Chile - PrimeraDEP U CATOLICA vs. AUDAX2:00 PM PST
Costa Rica - Primera DivisionHEREDIANO vs. ALAJUELENSE2:00 PM PST
Ecuador - Serie ADEP QUITO vs. EMELEC2:00 PM PST
Ecuador - Serie AOLMEDO vs. MANTA2:00 PM PST
Peru - PrimeraU DE DEPORTES vs. INTI GAS DEP2:00 PM PST
Chile - PrimeraU DE CHILE vs. PALESTINO3:00 PM PST
Colombia - Liga Postobon IIONCE CALDAS vs. ATL HUILA3:30 PM PST
Colombia - Liga Postobon IIENVIGADO vs. IND MEDELLIN3:30 PM PST
Costa Rica - Primera DivisionUCR vs. CARTAGINES4:00 PM PST
Mexico - PrimeraGUAD CHIVAS vs. TIJUANA4:00 PM PST
Peru - PrimeraCAIMANES vs. SAN SIMON4:15 PM PST
NFLPackers vs Saints5:30 PM PST
USA - MLSSP KANSAS CITY vs. NY RED BULLS5:30 PM PST
Costa Rica - Primera DivisionBELEN vs. SAPRISSA6:00 PM PST
10/27/2014
United Arab Emirates - Arabian Gulf LeagueAL AHLI vs. AL AIN09:00 AM PST
Poland - EkstraklasaR CHORZOW vs. K KIELCE10:00 AM PST
United Arab Emirates - Arabian Gulf LeagueRAS AL KHAIMAH vs. AL SHABAB AL A10:00 AM PST
Greece - Super LeagueSK XANTHI vs. NIKI VOLOU10:30 AM PST
Israel - Premier LeagueH TEL AVIV vs. B JERUSALEM11:50 AM PST
Argentina - Primera BATL LOS ANDES vs. ATL PLATENSE12:30 PM PST
Argentina - Primera BALMAGRO vs. URQUIZA12:30 PM PST
France - Ligue 2N LORRAINE vs. LE HAVRE12:30 PM PST
England - Premier LeagueQPR vs. A VILLA1:00 PM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaRIO AVE vs. PENAFIEL1:00 PM PST
Peru - PrimeraCAJAMARCA vs. DEP SAN MARTIN1:45 PM PST
Argentina - PrimeraARSENAL vs. GIM Y ESG LA PLATA4:30 PM PST
Brazil - Serie ASAO PAULO vs. GOIAS GO4:30 PM PST
NFLRedskins vs Cowboys5:30 PM PST
10/28/2014
United Arab Emirates - Arabian Gulf LeagueSHARJAH vs. AL WASL09:00 AM PST
Israel - Premier LeagueH HAIFA vs. M PETACH TIKVA10:00 AM PST
Israel - Premier LeagueH BNEI SAKHNIN vs. H IRONI K SHMONA10:00 AM PST
Germany - DFB PokalCHEMNITZER vs. W BREMEN11:00 AM PST
Germany - DFB PokalA BIELEFELD vs. HERTHA BERLIN11:00 AM PST
Israel - Premier LeagueH BEER SHEVA vs. M HAIFA11:50 AM PST
France - Coupe de la LigueMONTPELLIER vs. AJACCIO12:00 PM PST
France - Coupe de la LigueS REIMS vs. A AVIGNON12:00 PM PST
France - Coupe de la LigueLENS vs. CRETEIL12:00 PM PST
Czech - 1. LigaD PRAGUE vs. PRIBRAM12:15 PM PST
Germany - DFB PokalST PAULI vs. B DORTMUND12:30 PM PST
England - League CupBOURNEMOUTH vs. WEST BROM12:45 PM PST
England - League CupSHREWSBURY vs. CHELSEA12:45 PM PST
England - League CupMILTON K DONS vs. SHEFFIELD UTD12:45 PM PST
Italy - Serie ASASSUOLO vs. EMPOLI12:45 PM PST
England - League CupLIVERPOOL vs. SWANSEA1:00 PM PST
England - League CupFULHAM vs. DERBY1:00 PM PST
France - Coupe de la LigueTOULOUSE vs. G BORDEAUX1:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BOESTE vs. PORTUGUESA2:30 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BSANTA CRUZ vs. VILA NOVA4:30 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BLUVERDENSE vs. AVAI4:50 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BJOINVILLE vs. BRAGANTINO4:50 PM PST
Chile - Copa ChileU ESPANOLA vs. SL QUILLOTA5:00 PM PST
Argentina - Primera BCHACARITA JRS vs. ALMIRANTE B6:05 PM PST
10/29/2014
Israel - Premier LeagueH RAANANA vs. H AKKO10:00 AM PST
France - Coupe de la LigueNICE vs. METZ10:30 AM PST
Israel - Premier LeagueM TEL AVIV vs. ASHDOD10:45 AM PST
Germany - DFB PokalMAGDEBURG vs. B LEVERKUSEN11:00 AM PST
Spain - Copa del ReyCORNELLA vs. REAL MADRID12:00 PM PST
Germany - DFB PokalE FRANKFURT vs. B MÖNCHENGLADBACH12:30 PM PST
Germany - DFB PokalHAMBURGER vs. B MÃœNCHEN12:30 PM PST
England - League CupTOTTENHAM vs. B & H ALBION12:45 PM PST
England - League CupSTOKE vs. SOUTHAMPTON12:45 PM PST
England - League CupMAN CITY vs. NEWCASTLE12:45 PM PST
Italy - Serie AATALANTA vs. NAPOLI12:45 PM PST
Italy - Serie ACAGLIARI vs. MILAN12:45 PM PST
Italy - Serie AFIORENTINA vs. UDINESE12:45 PM PST
Italy - Serie AGENOA vs. JUVENTUS12:45 PM PST
Italy - Serie AINTER MILANO vs. SAMPDORIA12:45 PM PST
Italy - Serie APALERMO vs. CHIEVO12:45 PM PST
Italy - Serie AROMA vs. CESENA12:45 PM PST
Italy - Serie ATORINO vs. PARMA12:45 PM PST
France - Coupe de la LigueS RENNES vs. O MARSEILLE12:55 PM PST
Colombia - Copa PostobonIND SANTA FE vs. ATLETICO JR1:00 PM PST
Argentina - Primera B NacionalBOCA UNIDOS vs. ARGENTINOS JRS2:00 PM PST
Costa Rica - Primera DivisionSANTOS vs. UCR2:00 PM PST
Costa Rica - Primera DivisionAS PUMA vs. BELEN2:00 PM PST
Spain - Copa del ReySABADELL vs. SEVILLA2:00 PM PST
Chile - Copa ChileNUBLENSE vs. DEP TEMUCO3:30 PM PST
Venezuela - Primera DivisionZAMORA vs. TRUJILLANOS4:30 PM PST
Brazil - Copa do BrasilCRUZEIRO vs. SANTOS5:00 PM PST
Brazil - Copa do BrasilFLAMENGO vs. ATLETICO5:00 PM PST
Chile - Copa ChileAUDAX vs. CURICO UNIDO5:00 PM PST
Costa Rica - Primera DivisionSAPRISSA vs. P ZELEDON7:00 PM PST
Costa Rica - Primera DivisionALAJUELENSE vs. CARTAGINES7:00 PM PST