Posted on: May 13, 2009 10:33 am

Marbury lifts Celtics and the B's and Ducks win

Grand theft

Never count the Celtics out. Trailing most of the game, Boston stages a furious rally in the fourth after trailing by 14 and stuns Orlando 92-88. Stephon Marbury supplies a much-needed spark, Marc J. Spears says.

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Seventh heavens

Hockey fans are loving this. Two more Game 7s are set when top seed Boston prevails at Carolina 4-2 and Anaheim defeats visiting Detroit 2-1. They'll all go at it again Thursday, one night after the Caps-Pens finale.

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Best, then the rest

The Jays, Red Sox and Cards remain the cream of the crop. The rest of the league, meanwhile, can take solace knowing they're not Padre-bad. Well, except for the Padres, Larry Dobrow says. Power Rankings

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Posted on: May 7, 2009 12:19 pm
Edited on: May 7, 2009 12:22 pm

Pierce steps up and Dodd's Post-Spring Top 25

Champs respond

Three points from Paul Pierce, but Boston beats Orlando 112-94 in Game 2 behind Rajon Rondo's triple-double. With the champs so vulnerable, you have to question the heart of Dwight Howard, Mike Freeman says.

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Repeat offenders

Tim Tebow and defending champion Florida are loaded -- again -- and sitting No. 1, but usual party crashers Boise State, TCU, BYU and Utah find homes in Dennis Dodd's Post-Spring Top 25. Column | Talk 2009!

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Out of nowhere

Maybe now someone will notice Scott Richmond. Scott Miller tells the fascinating tale of Toronto's emerging No. 2 starter, whose journey to the majors included three years as a dockworker and four colleges. Story

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