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The Celtics, currently on a four game win streak, will play the second game of a five game home stand tonight when they face the Houston Rockets. The Rockets are 21-15 and seem to know what they're doing. James Harden has been hot lately, and Lin has evolved into a solid point guard. I think the Celtics can win tonight, but they'll have to play much better than they did on Wednesday. Here are tonight's five things:
5. KEEP REBOUNDING:
The Celtics don't have a lot wrong with them right now, but they will still need to keep rebounding. Consistency is important for them going into tonight. Their rebounding needs to stay consistent.
4. KEEP GETTING NICE PERFORMANCES FROM GREEN:
Jeff Green seems to finally be putting it back together. Against Phoenix, Green had 14 points. His 14 points led the team. I don't know if he's completely fixed, but he's on the right track.
3. KEEP UP THE DEFENSE:
Like rebounding, the Celtics have had great defense. But, that doesn't guarantee that they won't completely fall apart tonight. They need to keep playing hard and winning games.
2. CONSISTENT PLAY:
The Celtics weren't at all consistent Wednesday night. They fell behind often and weren't always sprinting down court. They need to not have just one good quarter and instead control the entire game.
1. KEEP GETTING REBOUNDS FROM SULLY:
Jared Sullinger had a career high 16 rebounds against the Suns. This was obviously a bright spot and I expect more of this from him to tonight. He's a beast.
Tip-off is at 7:30 pm ET. Live updates will be available here.
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I have said a lot of mean things about Jeff Green over the three years that he has been a member of the Boston Celtics. I have compared him to former Boston Red Sox outfielder J.D Drew in the sense that he was a high-profile acquisition that didn’t pan out in the way that the team thought it would. At times, it has looked as if Jeff Green didn’t really care all that much on the...
On the first-year anniversary of his heart surgery, Jeff Green celebrated it by submitting 14 points (on 5-of-9 shooting), 3 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block in helping lead the C's to an 87-79 win over Phoenix. CelticsLife celebrates your courageous return as well, Uncle Jeff, with this special wallpaper commemorating one of several dunks you laid on the Suns. Welcome Back...
James Harden took it back to the playground against the Sixers on Saturday. The Rockets guard went behind his back and then between his legs on a crossover dribble to shake Jrue Holiday on a fastbreak in the fourth quarter.
That’s the kind of move you expect to see in some And 1 game, not during an NBA contest. Who even thinks of doing that on the fly?
Harden finished with 29...
On January 9, 2012, Jeff Green was laying on a surgical table preparing for surgery to repair a damage aortic root aneurysm.
After undergoing urgent heart surgery, Green laid on a hospital bed faced with his biggest adversity ahead of him. While recovering, Green missed the entire 2012 NBA season with his future of returning to the league unknown.
Fast forward ahead 365 days however...
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Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger both contributed heavily to the 87-79 win over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. Jeff Green had a team-high 14 points off of the bench. Jared Sullinger had 12 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. Here are video highlights of their play, courtesy of OfficialCeltics.
The funny thing about this game is all the praise that the Celtics bench got. They actually outscored the starters for maybe the first time all year. Yet looking at the Suns fans comments, it seems like this has been happening all season. I guess their bench is just horrible. We'll have to see if the Celtics bench can consistently have games like this.
We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love crossover moves and during Saturday's Rockets/76ers game, Houston guard James Harden pulled off an incredible one.Watch as James not only goes behind-his-back but goes between-the-legs to get the cup for the tough lay-up:
James Harden is averaging 26.5 points per game this season, after being acquired by the Houston Rockets from the Oklahoma City Thunder.
With this play 'The Beard' had on Saturday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, you get a pretty good idea of why he's putting up nearly 30 points a game:
Incredible between-the-legs move and then finishes with an and-one...
The Celtics are an incredibly frustrating team to watch at times, and they did nothing to wash themselves of that image despite a eight point victory over the Phoenix Suns tonight. The Celtics held large double digit leads on the Suns on multiple occasions, only to blow both back down to single digits, or giving up the lead entirely. The Celtics held a 12 point lead at halftime...
The Houston Rockets dropped the Los Angeles Lakers, 125-112, at the Toyota Center on Tuesday. James Harden led the way for the home squad with 31 points. And just about every fan in the building likely enjoyed the game with the possible exception of this poor guy in the video clip above.Between the third and fourth quarter, "Clutch", the official mascot of the Rockets,...
Houston fans were pretty confident coming into this game. They were even calling this match a trap game, although the Celtics had won four straight coming in. As the confidence started to die, the true colors started to come out as fans seemed to cannibalize the team, saying James Harden is there only good player and
Jeremy Lin can't score.
Greg Smith tells KG his...
BOSTON (AP) -- Jeff Green scored 14 points, rookie Jared Sullinger added 12 points and a career-best 16 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics recovered from a dreadful third quarter with a big rally to start the fourth and held off the slumping Phoenix Suns 87-79 on Wednesday night.
The Celtics survived a scoring drought that spanned almost half of the third quarter, scoring just 14...
The Celtics are over .500 once again. I don’t think any of us expected this to be such an accomplishment before the season began, but here we are. And honestly, after holding the Suns to just 79 points on 39.3% shooting from the field, I think we can agree that it’s really really good to be back.Let’s get to tonight’s bullet points:If we pretend getting the first bullet point...
The ''Big Three'' leading Boston to its latest win was an unlikely bunch.
Jeff Green, Jason Terry and rookie Jared Sullinger carried the Celtics through a game of streaks, each outscoring their starting teammates as Boston recovered from a dreadful third quarter and held off the slumping Phoenix Suns 87-79 on Wednesday night.
Green had 14 points, Terry scored 13...
Not sure why Russell and Olajuwon got paired up...
Paul Pierce led the way with 23 points, and had two key hoops that held off a Houston 4th quarter rally and propelled the Celtics to a 103-91 victory.
In Wednesday night's win over Phoenix the Celtics top 3 scorers all came off of the bench (Green 14, Terry 13, and Sullinger 12). The subs continued that trend through the...