Garnett, Pietrus doubtful vs. Pistons


Garnett, Pietrus doubtful vs. Pistons

WALTHAM Kevin Garnett has proven to be a sturdy, durable force for the Boston Celtics -- until now.

Celtics coach Doc Rivers said a right hip flexor injury will likely keep Garnett out of Wednesday's game against Detroit.

Rivers said in addition to Garnett and Brandon Bass (left knee swelling), Mickael Pietrus (knee) is also doubtful.

Garnett's injury apparently flared up in Boston's 95-91 win over Chicago on Sunday.

"Kevin has the best chance (of playing) of the three," Rivers said. "But I would say all are doubtful."

Garnett is currently the only Celtic starter not to miss any games this season.

"It has to be the same mentality. You realize there are going to be injuries throughout the year," said Paul Pierce. "Just like when we missed (Rajon) Rondo; just like when we missed Ray (Allen) for a few games, you gotta have guys ready to step in and step up."

If Garnett is unable to play, the C's are likely to turn to rookie JuJuan Johnson who had a career-high 12 points in Boston's win over the Bulls on Sunday.

The idea that he might be starting, is one that Johnson has never given a moment of thought, not with this team, this season.

"Not looking at whose in front of me this year," Johnson said. "Brandon (Bass), KG, JO, Chris (Wilcox) I honestly never even thought about it."

But that opportunity may be his for the taking on Wednesday if Garnett can't play.

Whether it's starting or coming off the bench, Johnson said his approach will stay the same.

"My approach is just to be ready, listen to these older guys, listen to these coaches, just try to stay locked in," he said. "That's all I can do."

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.