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A very nice Christmas gift almost turned into nightmare, yet the Celtics turned things around on Rondo's 19-5-5 performance and several key plays as they beat the Nets on the first game of the road trip. It wouldn't be fair to the rest of the team to highlight Rondo though. It was a great team performance as 4 players scored in double digits, and Pierce and Garnett were not on that list.
The game was a pleasure to watch for most of the time. Q1 was a normal Celtics performance, yet there were two very positive signs despite being behind 24-22 by the end: Celtics started really aggressive, especially on the boards, and the 2nd unit truly looked like a unit as they have shown a smooth offense in a rare sighting this season. Highlight of the quarter: Rondo's confident 3 with 3 seconds to go, followed by a defensive effort that cost Nets a couple of seconds, followed by Green's steal and almost made shot from quite a distance. Great show of wi...
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Dear Mr. Green,
I would like to start off by saying how truly sorry I am for my actions over the past two months since the start of the 2012-13 NBA Regular season. I took the time prior to the Celtics Christmas Day game against the Brooklyn Nets to watch the ESPN feature on you and your recovery from heart surgery. I must admit that for the majority of this season I have been nothing...
After he sustained three chipped teeth from an Ilyasova elbow last Friday, there's no question about what Jeff Green wants for Christmas. :-)
Happy Holidays everyone!
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Here the ESPN piece from yesterday on Jeff Green that got a lot of accolades from viewers. It's a great story to watch on Christmas Day. Check it out.
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We need to start Jared Sullinger now! I am sorry but after seeing a little glimpse of him yesterday morning, I realized the best gift the Boston Celtics can give me is to start him. Few reasons why we should start him,
1. He is active! I am not a big plus/minus or per 36 minutes guy, but he is the best on the Celtics with rebounding per 36 minutes. We need rebounding in the worst...
NEW YORK -- Jared Sullinger vividly recalled the last time he played at the Barclays Center. "I didn't do well," the Boston Celtics rookie forward said. "(Coach) Doc (Rivers) was mad at me and pulled me out of the game early and I didn't play again." On Nov. 15, Sullinger played only seven scoreless minutes in the Brooklyn Nets' 102-97 victory...
Over at MassLive.com, where Celtics Town authoritarian dictator (just kidding) Jay King gets paid to write about sports, Jay posted an interesting article on how Boston’s full-team plus/minus improves immensely when Jared Sullinger plays with the starters in place of Brandon Bass and/or Jason Collins.From Masslive.com:“Consider this: During the 197 minutes when Sullinger has...
The Celtics score an impressive 93-76 win over the Nets in Brooklyn on Christmas Day. Boston was in quite the battle for most of the 1st half, but pulled away in the end behind some great defense and a total team effort. Rajon Rondo led all-scorers with 19 points to go along with 5 assists & 6 boards. More importantly, he only had 1 turnover and 3 steals. Although the key scorers...
The biggest body that left the biggest impression? Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger.
“Jared was wonderful,” said coach Doc Rivers. “He’s such a smart player. When you watch him, you don’t see rookie. You just see a big fat guy playing basketball.”
Rivers smiled broadly as he made the remark, reflecting on Sullinger’s contributions to Boston’s 93-76 victory.
via The Boston Globe
#NBABallot Kevin Garnett Paul Pierce Rajon Rondo Jason Terry and Jeff Green
— Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) December 26, 2012
I'd say most people probably have Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett on their ballots, but I'm not sure the other three have came up in reports of being high in the voting. Honestly, Paul Pierce deserves to be up there. Either way, this is an awesome...
For Christmas, at least, the Celtics played well. Jared Sullinger solidified himself as my hero, Rajon Rondo continued to show more aggression as a scorer, Gerald Wallace may or may not have wanted to brawl, Deron Williams (and Joe Johnson) used to be a lot better, and I don’t know if I said this before, but Sullinger’s my hero.I would write more, but I’m going to see Les Miserables...
“Jared was wonderful. He’s such a smart player. When you watch him, you don’t see rookie. You just see a big fat guy playing basketball.” Big fan of Doc Rivers. Loved him even more when he was the color commentator on ESPN prior to taking the Boston Celtics job. He is candid, and insightful. And [...]
Well, it's taken a long time but we have finally reached Christmas Eve 2012. It's been a crazy holiday season, one that the Celtics shouldn't be proud of. Since the beginning of the holiday season(approximately Nov.22/Thanksgiving), Boston has gone just 7-7. Combine with a 6-6 pre-Thanksgiving record and we are stuck with a .500 basketball team. I expected more, but remember...
Hopefully the Celtics aren’t sensitive about their weight. Because Doc Rivers certainly doesn’t care.
The Celtics’ coach complimented rookie forward Jared Sullinger, and then called him fat. This backhanded compliment came after Sullinger had a career-day on Christmas, going six-for-seven shooting with 16 points and seven rebounds.
“Jared was wonderful. He’s such a smart...
Boston Celtics – 93, Brooklyn Nets – 76 Boston.com Chicago Tribune New York Daily News Telegram.com (AP) Boston Globe Celtics-Nets rivalry has become chippy – Highlights from yesterday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets, including a scuffle following the one that occurred the last time these two teams met. Rookie Jared Sullinger comes up big for Celtics [...]
NEW YORK -- Rajon Rondo keyed a balanced attack with 19 points and rookie Jared Sullinger added 16 points and seven rebounds off the bench, leading the Boston Celtics to a relatively easy 93-76 victory over the Brooklyn Nets in a Christmas Day matinee at Barclays Center. The victory was just the second in the last six games for the Celtics (14-13), who climbed above .500 again...