Green Street

Mike Petraglia
March 27, 2009 - 12:54 pm
So, you thought all stories about gross, sweaty basketball arenas were reserved for a certain former basketball venue on Causeway Street in the mid-80s when the Los Angeles Lakers came to town for the NBA Finals ? Think again. The old Philadelphia Spectrum, now the Wachovia Spectrum, will be raised...
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Mike Petraglia
March 27, 2009 - 12:37 pm
Props to Mike Vega, our distinguished colleague at the Boston Globe for the following question on the off-day before Saturday's East Regional final between Villanova and Pittsburgh. With Villanova coach Jay Wright on the dais, joined by five players, Vega asked the following: This is for each one...
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March 27, 2009 - 12:14 pm
Paul Pierce has been fighting to help save Jasmina Anema, a six-year-old girl who is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant to battle a rare form of leukemia. In response, he is encouraging any compatible donors to take part in an upcoming blood drive. For more information visit www...
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March 27, 2009 - 11:07 am
Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge expects Kevin Garnett to play Friday night at Atlanta, but the forward's status for the rest of the regular season will likely be determined early next week. "He wants to play, and he's been playing well," Ainge said. "But the question is what gives him the best chance...
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Mike Petraglia
March 27, 2009 - 8:52 am
The Pittsburgh Panthers have been a fascinating case study in flirting with tournament disaster in all three games they've won so far. In round one, they were trailing East Tennessee State in the second half and in danger of becoming the first No. 1 to lose to a No. 16 in tourney history. They woke...
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Mike Petraglia
March 27, 2009 - 8:34 am
Before looking ahead to a Big East coronation in the East Regional final between No. 1 Pittsburgh and No. 3 Villanova, let's take one more look back on Thursday night. Some quick notes about Villanova-Duke: Villanova is back to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2006 and for the fourth time...
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Mike Petraglia
March 26, 2009 - 8:12 pm
Villanova is closing in on its second Elite Eight appearance in fourth years. They lost to eventual national champion Florida in 2006. Villanova would play fellow Big East rival Pittsburgh on Saturday for a chance to go to Detroit and the Final Four. Villanova hasn't been to the Final Four since...
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Mike Petraglia
March 26, 2009 - 7:38 pm
It's no secret that Duke is a significantly better team when they hit their threes. Duke started out 2-for-13 from beyond the arc before Greg Paulus came off the bench to drill his first three point attempt. It was Paulus' first action of the game and the three came with over 15 minutes remaining...
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Mike Petraglia
March 26, 2009 - 7:18 pm
Having returned from the press conference following Pittsburgh's win over Xavier, some notes to pass along about Villanova and Duke. First, Villanova made just 10 of 29 shots and lead, 26-23 at the break. Duke shot 7-for-25 in the first half for 28 percent. Mike Krzyzewski surpassed Dean Smith by...
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Mike Petraglia
March 26, 2009 - 5:46 pm
Levance Fields stole the show in the final minute for the No. 1 seed Pittsburgh Panthers as he drained a desperation three from straightaway as the shot clock expired and then followed that up with a steal and a length-of-the-court drive and layup as the Panthers prevailed over No. 4 Xavier, 60-55...
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