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The Miami Heat crushed the Oklahoma City Thunder, 121-106, to win the NBA Finals Thursday. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all played great, but it was Mike Miller who sparked the Heat’s fire in Game 5.

Miller came off the Heat bench for 23 points on 7-for-11 shooting in 23 minutes of playing time. LeBron won the NBA Finals MVP and had a triple-double with 26 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds.

The Thunder were led by a 32 point and 11 rebound effort from Kevin Durant but their energy and execution were just not there in Game 5.

The Heat tied the NBA record for most three point field goals in NBA Finals history and shot 56 percent from deep. Meanwhile, the Thunder shot just 40 percent from the field as a team.

What it Means for the Celtics?

The dynasty Miami’s Big Three promised when they united is now underway. The Celtics now have their work cut out for them as they look to rebuild around Rajon Rondo. The Celtics will have to hope for the best with their late first-round draft picks and NBA free agency over the coming offseasons. If Derrick Rose comes back healthy from knee surgery, the Chicago Bulls will present a challenge to the Heat, as will the Indiana Pacers. If the Celtics can convince Kevin Garnett to resign for one more go around, they might be in the mix as well, but look for the Heat to continue to be the perennial favorites as long as their core is in tact.

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The Red Sox received bad news Monday with regards to the injury to Cody Ross, learning that the outfielder has a broken bone in his foot.

He will likely miss at least 6-8 weeks. Continue reading Cody Ross Injury Update: Broken Bone in Foot »

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I know this is a predominantly a sports website, but we’re all humans and most of us aren’t millionaires.

So, given that the Mega Millions jackpot was a whopping $640 million (a world record), chances are you probably bought a ticket.

Here’s the winning numbers for Friday night’s drawing: 2-4-23-38-46…with a Mega Ball of 23.

Did you win?

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No player on the Celtics bench has shown more heart this season than maybe Chris Wilcox, but ironically, the big man will have to miss the rest of the season due to his need for heart surgery.

“While we are saddened that Chris will not be able to play again this season, the most important thing is his health, and we were fortunate to have access to an amazing team of specialists to evaluate Chris’s case,” said Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge said in the statement. “The entire Celtics family supports Chris during this difficult time in his career.”

Wilcox will undergo surgery for an enlarged aorta on March 29. He has had an “aortic abnormality” that remained stable throughout his NBA career. Continue reading Chris Wilcox to Have Heart Surgery, Out For Season »

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Do you believe in the SI cover curse? Does it apply to team owners?

Despite whatever you may believe, Patriots owner Robert Kraft made the cover of Sports Illustrated this week for the first time. What took so long?

Photo after the jump… Continue reading Robert Kraft Lands on Sports Illustrated Cover »

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Tim Thomas released a statement on his Facebook page why he skipped Monday’s event at the White House as President Obama honored the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins.

“I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People.

This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government. Continue reading Tim Thomas Explains Why He Skipped Obama Event at White House »

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Drew Bledsoe (Image from: thehallatpatriotplace.com)

Sunday’s AFC Championship Game marks the 15th season since the Patriots hosted their first AFC Championship Game on Jan. 12, 1997.

That day, the Patriots earned their second trip to the Super Bowl, beating the Jaguars 20-6. Of course, the team lost the Super Bowl to Brett Favre’s Green Bay Packers 35-21.

In honor of that very talented 1996 team, the Patriots will have four honorary captains (from that team) for Sunday’s game against the Ravens: QB Drew Bledsoe, LB Tedy Bruschi, CB Ty Law, and WR Troy Brown.

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