Blakely chooses NBA All-Star reserves


Blakely chooses NBA All-Star reserves

BOSTON In what may go down as the one of the more anti-climatic, All-Star announcements of the starting five ever, what we've known for weeks will become official tonight.

For the Eastern Conference, Chicago's Derrick Rose and Miami's Dwyane Wade will be the starting guards. In the frontcourt, Miami's LeBron James and New York's Carmelo Anthony will be the forwards. And at center, you've got Dwight Howard.

For the Western Conference, we'll see an all-LA backcourt of Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul from the Lakers and Clippers, respectively. The forwards will be Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin. In the middle will be Andrew Bynum of the Lakers.

The coaches of the respective conferences will fill out the rest of the rosters. But with this season being so condensed, I thought I might help them out.

Here are the players that I would add to the respective conferences.

And if you agree, let me hear it!

If I omitted your guy, make a case for him and I just might change my mind.

At any rate, here are (who should be) the All-Star reserves:


GUARDS: Rajon Rondo, Boston; Deron Williams, New Jersey

FORWARDS: Josh Smith, Atlanta; Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia

CENTER: Roy Hibbert, Indiana

BEST OF THE REST: Chris Bosh, Miami; Luol Deng, Chicago

GUARDS: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City; Kyle Lowry, Houston

FORWARDS: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas; LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland

CENTER: Marcin Gortat, Phoenix

BEST OF THE REST: Kevin Love, Minnesota; Danilo Gallinari, Denver

Highlights: Revs earn 2-1 win over Sounders


Highlights: Revs earn 2-1 win over Sounders

Highlights from Gillette Stadium as the New England Revolution went down early but came back to get the 2-1 victory over Seattle.

Warriors force Game 7 with 108-101 win over Thunder


Warriors force Game 7 with 108-101 win over Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Klay Thompson made a playoff-record 11 3-pointers and scored 41 points, and the defending champion Golden State Warriors forced a seventh game in the Western Conference finals with a 108-101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night.

Stephen Curry bounced back from a slow start to finish with 29 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.

The Warriors, who set the league's regular-season record with 73 wins, will host Game 7 on Monday. The winner will play Cleveland in the NBA Finals.

Oklahoma City dominated Games 3 and 4 at home, but the Warriors made 21 of 44 3-pointers on Saturday, while Oklahoma City was 3 of 23.

Kevin Durant scored 29 points and Russell Westbrook added 28 for the Thunder. But Durant made just 10 of 31 shots and Westbrook was 10 of 27.

Trying to become the 10th team to overcome a 3-1 deficit, the Warriors trailed much of the game and trailed by eight going to the fourth quarter.

Thompson kept them in it with four 3-pointers in just over seven minutes to start the period. Curry then hit two 3s, the second of which tied the game at 99 with 2:47 to play.

Thompson's 3 with 1:35 to play put the Warriors up 104-101.

The Thunder, who blew a number of fourth-quarter leads during the regular season, fell apart in the final minutes after Golden State had finally gone ahead for good.

Westbrook lost control of the ball, and after Thompson missed a 3, Westbrook turned the ball over again. Curry's layup with 14.3 seconds to play put the Warriors up by five, the Thunder turned it over again, and the Warriors were in the clear.

The Thunder led 23-20 after one quarter, then seized momentum early in the second. Steven Adams' powerful one-handed dunk on Draymond Green drew a roar from the crowd and gave Oklahoma City a 37-28 lead. Green, who had hit Adams in the groin area twice during the series, was a constant target for the vocal Thunder fans.

Thompson opened the second half with back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Warriors a 54-53 edge, but the Thunder closed the quarter strong and led 83-75 heading into the fourth.

McAdam: Red Sox relievers didn’t do the job vs. Toronto


McAdam: Red Sox relievers didn’t do the job vs. Toronto

Sean McAdam joins SNC to discuss the Red Sox bullpen giving up a 4-run lead in the late innings of their loss to the Blue Jays.

Watch the video above.