Grousbeck on Allen: 'We'll cheer him when he comes'


Grousbeck on Allen: 'We'll cheer him when he comes'

Celtics owners Wyc Grousbeck and Steve Pagliuca shared their thoughts on Ray Allen and their desire to bury the recent feud between the two sides.

The C's owners joined "The Felger and Mazz" show Friday to talk about Kevin Garnett's supposed snub of his former teammate before the season opener in Miami and about Allen's comments that he was mistreated by the Celtics.

"It was fine," Grousbeck said of Garnett's lack of reaction to Allen's pregame well wishes the other night. "It was KG. You're not going to change him."

And what about coach Doc Rivers' hugging Allen before the game?

"Doc's Doc," Grousbeck said. "Just like KG is KG. It's part of why it works when it works around here."

And the owners' reaction to Allen saying he wasn't treated well in his final years in Boston?

"Ray saw an opportunity to get some things off his chest," Grousbeck said. "Look, we had him traded last year in a deal that fell apart at the last minute. He lost his starting job."

When Allen returns to the TD Garden as a member of the Heat in January, Grousbeck said the team will play a highlight video of Allen's Celtics days and, "We'll cheer him when he comes."

There's no denying Allen was an intregal part of the Celtics' championship in 2008 and their recent playoff runs.

"I'll be wearing my right when Allen returns with the Heat," Grousbeck said. "I wouldn't have it if not for Ray."

Red Sox score 7 in 7th to beat Rangers 9-4

Red Sox score 7 in 7th to beat Rangers 9-4

BOSTON (AP)  Dustin Pedroia waved home the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch, then singled in two more during Boston's seven-run seventh inning on Wednesday night and the Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 9-4 for their third straight victory.

Chris Sale (5-2) struck out six, falling short in his attempt to become the first pitcher in baseball's modern era to strike out at least 10 batters in nine straight games in one season. He allowed three earned runs, six hits and a walk in 7 1/3 innings and received more runs of support in the seventh inning alone than in any previous game this season.

Sam Dyson (1-5) faced seven batters in relief of Martin Perez and gave up four hits, three walks - two intentional - and a wild pitch without retiring a batter. Mike Napoli homered for Texas, which has lost three of four to follow a 10-game winning streak.