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Go inside Rondo’s home 05.13.09 at 2:05 pm ET
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Rajon Rondo opens the doors to his home for his own version of Cribs. (Via RedsArmy)

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Lewis expects big game from Allen 05.12.09 at 7:46 pm ET
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If there is one thing Rashard Lewis has learned about Ray Allen, it’s that he doesn’t stay cold for long.

‘€œMan, that’s the thing. Ray may struggle but he’s always going to get back on his game the very next night,’€ Lewis told WEEI.com prior to Game 5. ‘€œHopefully that’s not the situation tonight, but Ray’s a true professional. You can’t count him out. You never can count him out.’€

Lewis would know. The two played nearly five years together on the Seattle SuperSonics. During that period Allen led the league twice in three-point shots made. He also ranked as one of the league’s top ten scorers in four consecutive seasons.

‘€œI don’t care if he has a bad first half,’€ said Lewis. ‘€œHe can go and get 20, 30 points in the second half alone, or he can have one big quarter and score 15, 20 points. That’s just the type of player he is, so you’ve just always got to pay attention to him regardless of if he’s missed his shots.’€

Allen has missed his shots against the Magic. He is shooting 34% from the field in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, down from 45% in the previous round. More staggering, Allen has made only three of 24 attempts from long range.

Lewis doesn’t pay attention to the box scores. He knows Allen’s 0-for-5 three-point performance in Game 4 has no bearing on Tuesday night.

‘€œI know he had a bad game last game. The thing that scares me about that is that we lost the last game by a buzzer beater and Ray didn’t play well,’€ Lewis said. ‘€œTonight is going to be a night where both teams need to win and I’m sure he’s mentally ready to play and he’s going to come out shooting the ball, I think, well tonight because of the fact that this team needs him to win the ball club and he’s the key to their winning, so I’m sure he’s going to be ready to play.’€

Whether or not Lewis is right will be determined in Game 5. Maybe once the series is over, Lewis can share his prediction with his friend.

‘€œWe speak to each other before and after the game, but it’s kind of hard to talk to each other when you keep competing against each other,’€ Lewis said. ‘€œI’m sure after this series is over that we’ll get back to being the good friends that we are.’€

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Father doesn’t need apology from Davis at 9:57 am ET
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The Orlando Sentinel has reported Ernest Provetti, the father at the center of the Big Baby shove drama, will not pursue his demand for an apology. Provetti told the Sentinel he “reacted emotionally and will back off.” The Celtics and the NBA have yet to respond to his email.

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LeBron: Celtics still tough 05.11.09 at 10:11 pm ET
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Following the Cleveland Cavaliers series-clinching victory over the Atlanta Hawks, LeBron James looked ahead to potential Eastern Conference Finals match ups. Even though the Boston Celtics are shorthanded, he told TNT there is no discounting their experience in the postseason.

“It’s a championship team and they have a lot of things going, even with KG out,” James said to Cheryl Miller. “Big Baby has done an unbelievable job for that team. So we look forward to meeting whoever and it’s going to be really good in the next series.”

The Cavaliers will wait for the winner of the Celtics and Magic series, which is tied at two apiece. Game 5 will be played Tuesday night in Boston.

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The Other Side of Big Baby at 8:43 pm ET
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In just two seasons, Glen Davis has established himself as one of the NBA’s quirkiest personalities. But behind the singing and dancing, the jokes and the pinstripe suits, there is another aspect of Big Baby, one that harbors 23 years of heartache and struggles. As Davis explained to ESPN’s Wendi Nix, there is a softer side to the man who once wrestled Shaquille O’Neal to the ground.

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Father demands apology from Big Baby at 2:42 pm ET
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There are those who will remember Game 4 between the Celtics and Magic as ‘€œthe game won by Big Baby.’€ Then there are those who will remember it as ‘€œthe game where Big Baby shoved the kid.’€ And that fan’€™s father is making no mistake of how he is remembering it.

The Orlando Sentinel has reported Ernest Provetti, the father of 12-year-old Nicholas, has sent an e-mail to the NBA demanding an apology from Davis. According to Provetti, Davis shoved his son after hitting the game-winner so hard that his baseball cap fell of his head and he dove into his seat.

In addition to referencing Davis as “raging animal with no regard for fans’ personal safety,’€ Provetti told the Sentinel in a telephone interview, “The NBA makes it clear to not cross the sideline. If I cross that line, the NBA will take away my tickets. It’s a double standard.”

Provetti, a former Celtics fan from New Jersey, now lives in Orlando and sits courtside at every Magic game.

(via RedsArmy.com)

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Big shots, big pay off? at 12:16 pm ET
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James Posey did it last season. Ben Gordon did it in the first round. In Game 4, Glen Davis did it too. All three made their marks on the eve of free agency. Gordon and Davis aren’€™ t the only ones vying for a contract this summer either. Here is a look at those still in the playoffs who could benefit from a strong postseason performance before they hit the free agent market next month:

Atlanta Hawks
Unrestricted: Mike Bibby, Flip Murray, Zaza Pachulia
Restricted: Thomas Gardner, Othello Hunter, Mario West, Solomon Jones, Marvin Williams

Boston Celtics
Unrestricted: Eddie House (PO), Stephon Marbury, Mikki Moore
Restricted: Glen Davis, Leon Powe

Cleveland Cavaliers
Unrestricted: Zydrunas Ilgauskas (ETO), Joe Smith, Wally Szczerbiak, Anderson Varejao (PO), Lorenzen Wright
Restricted: None

Dallas Mavericks
Unrestricted: Brandon Bass, Devean George (PO), Gerald Green, Jason Kidd, James Singleton
Restricted: Ryan Hollins

Denver Nuggets
Unrestricted: Chris Andersen, Anthony Carter, Jason Hart, Steven Hunter (ETO), Dahntay Jones
Restricted: Linas Kleiza, Johan Petro

Houston Rockets
Unrestricted: Ron Artest, Brian Cook (PO), Von Wafer
Restricted: None

Los Angeles Lakers
Unrestricted: Trevor Ariza, Kobe Bryant (ETO), Lamar Odom
Restricted: Shannon Brown

Orlando Magic
Unrestricted: Adonal Foyle, Anthony Johnson (PO), Tyronn Lue, Hedo Turkoglu (ETO)
Restricted: Marcin Gortat, Jeremy Richardson

ETO: Early Termination Option
PO: Player Option

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