Although it wasn’t their best performance, the Celtics were able to get past the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-91 at the TD Garden. Despite the win, there shouldn’t be much stock put into it as the Cavs came into the game with just five wins on the year. Paul Pierced led the charge with a season-high 40 points. Pierce also added eight rebounds and five assists. Rajon Rondo added 20 points and eight assists in the win. With the win the Celtics improve to 13-12 on the year.
The big news of the day came off the court when Doc Rivers announced a change in the starting lineup. Kevin Garnett would move from his usual center spot to his natural position of power forward, meaning Jason Collins would now start with Brandon Bass coming off the bench. Also, Jason Terry will now replace Courtney Lee. It was a move Rivers needed to make in an effort to change things up after losing their third straight game Tuesday night.
Paul Pierce scores 40 vs. Cavaliers- Amalie Benjamin looks at just how good Pierce’s performance was.
No fooling Paul Pierce, C’s– Mark Murphy gives his take on Pierce’s night.
Paul Pierce shaper than ever– Chris Forsberg says this was one of Pierce’s all-tie best.
Captain Pierce leads the way– A. Sherrod Blakely has Pierces stepping up as a captain when his team needed him most.
Wilcox sits vs. Cavaliers, stays positive– Jessica Camerato has Wilcox’ reaction to not playing at all due to the lineup shift.
The Red Sox formally announced the signing of Ryan Dempster at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. Although it may seem like a minor signing, Dempster could be a very nice addition to the back end of the starting rotation next season.
Ryan Dempster adds leadership and character to Red Sox rotation– Nick Cafardo looks at what Dempster brings to the table.
Ryan Dempster delivers– Michael Silverman says innings pitched will be very important for the Red Sox’ newest pitcher.
Ryan Dempster, Sox seek rising tide– Gordon Edes looks back at the 36-year-olds career and what he brings to the Red Sox.
Searching (hard) for how the Jaguars could beat the Patriots– DJ Bean tries to find a way for the Jaguars to beat the Patriots this coming Sunday.