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The Celtics, now 23-23, will play their toughest game this week tomorrow afternoon against the Clippers. The Clippers are a terrific 34-14 and third place in the western conference. Personally, I think they are the favorite to win the title. Remember, there's no Jared Sullinger, so it'll be tough. Here are tomorrow's five things:
5. KEEP BARBOSA HOT:
Leandro Barbosa has really stepped up since Rondo went down. Against the Magic, Barbosa had a solid 12 points and 4 assists. He just needs to keep this up and he'll be a fan favorite.
4. GET BRADLEY HOT:
Unlike most players on the team, Avery Bradley has struggled recently. Last night, he had just six points on three of nine shooting. He needs to turn it around quickly.
3. GIVE TERRY A FEW MORE SHOTS:
Jason Terry had 12 points on 4/8 shooting against Orlando. He has slowly gotten better in recent weeks and I expect him to stay on track. I think he deserves a few more shots now that he's turning it around.
2. HAVE A GOOD START:
Pat Summit once said that you can't win a game in the first half, but that you can lose one. The Clippers are a very good team, and the Celtics must make sure to stay in the game. I say make sure you aren't outscored by more than five in the opening quarter.
1. PLAY HARD:
The Celtics are in the middle of a very up and down season. Right now, they are on a hot steak. They have a tough opponent and they will have to really want a victory if they are to get one.
Tip-off for tomorrow's game is at 1:00 pm ET. Live Game Updates will be available here.
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Boston's Jared Sullinger had some medical red flags regarding his back coming out of Ohio State, and now that injury will prematurely end his rookie NBA campaign.
Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger will miss the rest of the season with a back injury, league sources tell Y! Sports. He will need surgery.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 1, 2013
After months of mocking the red flags that caused Jared Sullinger to drop to the Celtics in the NBA draft, it appears fears over Jared Sullinger’s back were legitimate.
Sullinger, who pulled...
Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger will require surgery on his back that will end the rookie’s season, according to A. Sherrod Blakelyof CSN New England."It's a tough blow, especially coming on the heels of Rajon's injury," said Danny Ainge, Boston's president of basketball operations. "Jared does something that ... he's been our best rebounder...
Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger will miss the rest of the season with a back injury, league sources tell Y! Sports. He will need surgery.8 minutes ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@WojYahooNBAAdrian WojnarowskiThis news comes from Adrian Wojnarowski and could not be more devastating for the Celtics. I was trying to maintain optimism after the Rondo injury, this one takes a lot of wind out my sails.
Not even a week after losing their All-Star point guard, Rajon Rondo to an ACL injury, the Celtics have now lost their promising rookie forward to a season-ending back injury. Sullinger underwent successful lumbar disc surgery Friday and is expected back at the start of next year’s training camp.
According to ESPN Boston:
Boston Celtics rookie forward Jared Sullinger underwent...
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports has some more bad news for Celtics fans. Wojnarowski is reporting that Celtics promising rookie big man Jared Sullinger will miss the rest of the season with a back injury.
We will have more information for our readers as the news comes out, but the news just got worst in Boston.
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