The Celtics don’t believe LeBrons elbow injury will alter his play in their upcoming series. C’s coach Doc Rivers said, “He’s fine. I’ll tell you what, if he goes three or four games and shoots left-handed only, then I’ll believe he’s hurt. Other than that, we’ll be ready for the LeBron we’ve seen all playoffs.” When asked how LeBron’s injury affected his view on the series, Boston captain Paul Pierce replied, “I’m treating it like he’s 100 percent.” Celtics center Kendrick Perkins reiterated, “That whole situation is crazy. But we’re not worried about what’s going on with their end. We’re worried about us.”
LeBron James won his 2nd consecutive NBA MVP today. King James averaged 29.7 PPG, 8.7 APG, and 7.3 RPG while leading the Cleveland Cavaleirs to a 61-21 regular season record. He will be given the award before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Monday night.
Red Sox farmhand Lars Anderson has been promoted to AAA Pawtucket. Anderson batted .355, hit five homers, and drove in 16 runs in 17 games for AA Portland this season. He was once thought to be the future Sox cleanup hitter. Although that is no longer the case, it’s good to see him start the season strong.
The Bruins are in for another challenge going against Flyers goalie BrianBoucher. He may not be an Olympian like Ryan Miller, but Boston forward Mark Recchi knows what kind of calibur goaltender he is. Recchi played with Boucher from 1999-2002 on the Flyers and had this to say of him, “He was great then and he gave us every opportunity to win all the way through. He’s a great guy and a good goalie. He’s shown down the stretch and the first round that he’s capable of doing a great job for them.”